Friday, April 21, 2017


Glencairn Crystal, has today announced that it has been awarded The Queen’s Award for International Enterprise, the highest accolade to be awarded to a British business.

Famous worldwide for their now iconic Glencairn whisky tasting glass, the company raises a toast to their third Queen’s Award since 2006, from the UK’s most prestigious business awards, celebrating their win as one of Scotland’s most successful family-owned and run companies of the past three decades.

The Glencairn family raising a glass

Founded back in 1980 by Raymond Davidson and now managed by Raymond’s sons, Paul and Scott Davidson, Glencairn has become of the most successful and pioneering businesses within both the whisky and packaging industries in the world.

Since it launched, Glencairn has grown its team to over 50 full time staff at their East Kilbride facility, with 3 million Glencairn whisky glasses (plus other crystal products) now reaching over 60 export markets globally.

Commenting on the news, Paul Davidson, Managing Director at Glencairn Crystal, said: “At Glencairn, we pride ourselves on the highest level of customer service, quality craftsmanship and above all else, treating our suppliers, employees and clients with extraordinary care and attention at all times. We believe in challenging ourselves to deliver a product that not only reflects our customer’s requirements and expectations - but exceeds them.

He went onto say: "The recognition that we have received from The Queen’s Award this year and in the past, helps to reinforce, not only our business and growth success, but also our management and development skills for the superb team we have within the business. We are delighted to be awarded such an incredible and highly esteemed award once again.”

Since 2012, company growth has trebled internationally, and as demand within the whisky industry continues to soar for bespoke glassware and high quality decanters, so do the opportunities arising for Glencairn’s global presence within the sector. 

Posted by Steve Rush