Stephen Pollock-Hill- brief background in glass
Worked at Nazeing Glass Works as holiday job since 1956, joined full time after University in 1970.
Delivery driver and office assistant 1970-73,
Sales assistant NGW 1973-75,
then 1975-83 Shop Manager, (started up the Factory Shop, which grew from £4k a year to £222k a year turnover, in ten years). and Sales Manager 1978, Export Director 1990-92 Sales Director, 1992-94 Joint MD. 1994 became MD, until 1999 then appointed Chairman as well. Set up the new parent company and became Group Chairman and MD until present.
Other Glass industry responsibilities
1978-1989 Chairman of the Science Museum Glass Gallery, when a new Materials
Science Gallery replaced it.
1974-1985 Chairman of the Handmade & Domestic Committee GMF.
1976- current Freeman of the City of London. Liveryman and Court Assistant of the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers.
1980-1985 Council Member GMF Glass Council, ( resigned when it moved to Sheffield and became British Glass).
1980-1989 Member of the Comite’ Permanante de l’Industrie du Verre ( met with EU Commissioners once a year.)
1985- current Member The British Glass Education Trust- Charity no 313546.(BGET)
1999-current Chairman of the BGET.
2008 -current F&GP Member British Glass
2008-current Council Member, British Glass Manufacturer’s Federation Sheffield
2010 President of British Glass.
I joined the Glass Manufacturers Federation in 1986 as Company Secretary and also was appointed Secretary to the Trustees of the Educational Trust and also represented the glass industry on the Science Museum Glass Gallery Committee. A few months after I joined the GMF, the Director took early retirement and I was appointed Director. In 1988 GMF was merged with BGIRA and I moved to Sheffield as Commercial Manager but retained my position with the Trust. In 1997 I joined T. Berryman & Sons Ltd., the largest glass recycling Company in UK. As I was still involved with the glass industry I was invited to become a Trustee. Although now retired, I like to maintain my connections with the glass industry and enjoy my membership of the Board of Trustees of the Educational Trust.