Royal Warrant Holder Association visit Torrington crystal specialist.

MEMBERS of the Highgrove Royal Warrant Holder Association have visited Torrington-based Dartington Crystal.

The association, which represents businesses across the South West appointed to supply one or more of the royal households, took a tour of the factory to see the firm’s renowned hand making skills for themselves.

Guests were also able to learn more about progress and plans for the crystal and glass firm, which as owners of the Royal Brierley crystal brand, has been a member of the association for several years.

Dartington Crystal marketing director Richard Halliday said: “The Highgrove RWHA is a unique collection of influential and diverse businesses and we value the relationships it can help foster.”

Philip Coward president of Highgrove RWHA, added: “Royal Brierley and Dartington Crystal are a reflection of the innovation and excellence that our association reflects in representing some of the leading specialist businesses in the UK.”

Mr Coward is pictured presenting a specially commissioned gift to Alec McQuin, the first president of the Highgrove RWHA, watched by Dartington’s Richard Halliday.