Mansfield Woodhouse’s Ingrid Pears, the founder of Ingrid Pears Hot Glass Studio which is based at Thoresby Park, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.
She has been recognised for services to the export business; in 2010 she received the International Business Award for ‘Established Exporter 2010’ (BRIC category, Brazil, Russia, India & China) from UK Trade & Investment.
Ingrid said: “I am thrilled and delighted by the news, I still cannot quite believe that it is true. I feel proud to receive such an accolade and to represent Britain overseas.”
The company was established in 1999 and has been responsible for providing design led, crystal glass pieces ever since, from vases and paperweights to sculptural glass art. Its specialty is in the area of blown glass, but offers all types of glass from; kiln work to glass engraving.