A market-leading Bradford glass company, with clients all over the world, has gone into administration 18 months after celebrating year-on-year growth.

CT Glass, a former world leader in producing architectural glass, is now having its business, affairs and property managed by joint administrators KPMG.

Until 2004, the firm had registered an increase in turnover each year for more than 20 years and had supplied glass to some of the UK's most prominent pieces of architecture, including Canary Wharf and National Museum of Film and Photography.

However on February 13 an administration order was made on behalf of the company. Neither CT Glass nor administrators KPMG would discuss details of the reasons.

However Graham Newton, corporate recovery director at KPMG, said: "We are working hard with the directors of CT Glass to conclude a sale of the business."

A spokesman said that the corporate team is hoping to announce more on the company's future at some stage today.

In June 2004, the Telegraph & Argus reported how the firm had increased its turnover year-on-year for 20 years. At the time the firm was one of the UK's leading manufacturers of toughened glass and was turning over £8 million a year. The firm provided glass to the Chase Bank Building in Manhattan, Heathrow Airport and Canary Wharf in London.

Locally, the firm supplied glass to the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, to Meadowhall Shopping Centre, the Royal Armouries museum and Harvey Nichols in Leeds. The upturn in fortunes led to the firm making a £2 million move to 80,000 sq ft premises at the Uppercroft Mills complex on Bowling Back Lane.

Founded 22-years-ago, the firm began by producing processed glass and mirror products but received a major boost when new legislation was introduced concerning safety glass.