Cube Glass empowers 11 employees with share scheme that allows all of them part ownership of the business

Gary Thorn (Cube Glass)

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ELEVEN long-standing team members at fast growing Scottish glass and aluminium specialist Cube Glass have been allotted up to one fifth of the equity shares in the company by existing shareholders, principally, founder and managing director, Gary Thorn.

The arrangement, which entitles shareholders of the Cumbernauld-based precision manufacturer both to part-ownership and dividends arising from the profitability of the business, has been transacted under HMRC’s approved Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) scheme

Gary said: “After more than ten years of active trading as Cube Glass, I wanted to show my appreciation for the huge contribution our colleagues have made to the company over the years by their dedication, commitment and real skill in their diverse roles.

“There is really no more to it than that. I want them all to feel part of the business and by being part-owners, I believe I can support that aim.

“In addition, the company has just introduced private health cover for everyone who works here.”

Andy Logan, managing partner of Glasgow-based CA firm Robb Ferguson, who oversaw the transaction, said: “Gary wants the people who helped him build the business to share in its financial success.

“The EMI scheme is an excellent way to reward valued colleagues and it surprises me that so few businesses elect to go down this road. Gary has had the foresight to do so, and I believe it will serve him well in attracting both new business and, potentially, first class, high-quality new recruits.”

Cube Glass has recently partnered with high-end French design and engineering specialist Bel’M, as an addition to its prestigious existing supplier relationships with specialists such as Senior Architectural Systems, Metal Technology and Schüco.

In addition, it has just completed a £600,000 investment in a new factory – double the size of Cube Glass’s old premises – and will shortly be opening a sophisticated new showroom which will highlight the company’s expanded range.

Cube Glass focuses on curtain walling, doors, windows, glass roofing systems and shop fronts as well as bullet, bomb and blast resistant glass. It supplies sectors including education, health, industrial, social care, commercial property and residential homes.

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