Cumbrian Stone at the Natural Stone Show in London last year. Sam Morris, the company's Sales & Marketing Manager, is trying out the virtual reality headset the company had on its stand to give visitors a virtual tour of its premises. This year Cumbrian Stone is Principal Partner of its local Penrith Show.
Cumbrian Stone, the Penrith-based natural stone manufacturer that exhibited a giant stone chess set and had virtual reality tours of its factory at the Natural Stone Show at ExCeL last year, is this year's Principal Partner for Penrith Agricultural Society's Penrith Show 2020.
Founded in 2006, Cumbrian Stone is a specialist stone company that has continued to grow from its base on the Gilwilly Trading Estate in Penrith. The team works on a range of commissions of all sizes across the UK. Closer to home, the company was involved in the new Eden Deployment Centre, the reconstruction of Brougham Bridge and several restoration projects at Lowther Castle.
Penrith Agricultural Society Chairman Richard Utting says: "We’re delighted that a local business with such a great national reputation can support the show. When we first met Sam Morris to discuss the sponsorship, we visited their showroom and were amazed at the scale of what they achieve and the range of natural stone they can provide. They can turn stone into anything – including a very large chess set. It’s easy to see why they are widely respected across the industry as a leading natural stone supplier.
“As Principal Partner, Cumbrian Stone will receive a specially tailored range of sponsor benefits. We’re currently looking at how the show can make the most of the support they are offering. We’ve had a first meeting and we’re excited about the initial ideas. We're looking forward to developing this relationship for the future.”
Sam Morris, Cumbrian Stone's Sales & Marketing Manager, responds: “Cumbrian Stone is delighted to be working with the team behind Penrith Show and we’re pleased to be Principal Partner for the start of a new decade.
“Stone has been a part of life in Eden for centuries. It’s part of our heritage – and so is Penrith Show. It’s important that local businesses continue to support events like this that bring the community together and celebrate the best of farming and crafts in our area. We’re looking forward to getting closer to the show - and remind people to write the date in stone, Saturday 18 July."