Company News

11 April 2017

GESS Dubai 2017

GESS Dubai 2017

The export team, David Claughton and Danielle Windass joined forces with preferred reseller Findel Education to represent British Thornton at GESS, The Global Educational Supplies and Solutions organised by the Tarsus Group Ltd.  ...

03 April 2017

Prudhoe LRC

Prudhoe LRC

Prudhoe Learning Resource Centre (LRC), near Newcastle, is a replacement school library, which has been brought into being under the Government’s Priority Schools Building Programme.  The Learning Resource Centre aims to play a c...

10 March 2017

Scarborough UTC

Scarborough UTC

Scarborough University Technical College (UTC) is one of a wave of newly built schools that were introduced as part of the Academies programme. UTCs differ from traditional secondary schools in several key areas, most prominently in their partic...

British Thornton Makes Latest Trudy Furniture Launch Child's Play

Created specifically with nursery environments in mind, the new trudy nursery range has been designed to meet requirements highlighted by nursery managers, while allowing children to enjoy learning and interaction. This includes the use of solid...

British Thornton Launches New 'Design Hub'

In November, British Thornton opened their brand new design studio. Based at their Keighley site, the 'Hub for Innovation and Design' is another of the many steps that the company has taken to become the design-led manufacturer of the furniture...

01 December 2016

#AcademiesBIR16

#AcademiesBIR16

Did you attend the Academies Show Birmingham last week? The bi-annual event, held this time at the NEC, has always been a fantastic opportunity for those that work within the education sector to get together, find out what’s going on in th...

02 August 2016

Trudy Testers

Trudy Testers

Local Nursery Children Become Official Tiny ‘Trudy Testers’ for New Furniture Range A group of local three and four year olds has been appointed as the official product testers – or ‘Trudy Testers’ – for...

Rose & Bridge Appointed to Support National Growth

British Thornton, has strengthened its board through the appointment of two manufacturing specialists as non-executive directors. Paul Rose, former Chief Executive of Yorkshire-based kitchen manufacturer Rixonway Kitchens, and Michael Bridg...

Keighley Business Awards

British Thornton were nominated in the Success through Innovation & Diversification category at the recent Keighley Business Awards. Ben Rowlands, Operations Director and Jonathan Clark, Product Design Director attended the award ceremo...

Why is classroom design so important?

Jonathan Clark, Product Design Director at British Thornton (This article first appeared in the June edition of Tomorrow’s FM Magazine http://www.tomorrowsfm.com) In the grand scheme of planning how best to deliver children&rsquo...

Findel Partnership Supplier of the Year

British Thornton were awarded Partnership Supplier of the Year at the recent Findel Annual Supplier Conference which was held at Old Trafford, Manchester. Findel Education are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of educational resources...

02 June 2016

World Record Attempt

World Record Attempt

On the 14th of July Joshua Berrey from the British Thornton Maintenance team will take on a 12 hour non-stop treadmill run at NRGym in Keighley. The event will run from 07.00 to 19.00 and Josh is raising money for Help for Heroes, providing dire...

12 May 2016

LAND ROVER BAR HQ

LAND ROVER BAR HQ

LAND ROVER BAR’S HQ DECKED OUT Claughtons fits out home of British Challenger for the 35th America’s Cup Leading nationwide office and furniture manufacturer, Claughtons, part of British Thornton, has completed a fit out...

The Academies Show, London 2016

British Thornton exhibited at The Academies Show in London on 20th April 2016. The event was held at ExCel, and as a key event in the calendar for those looking to keep up with the latest developments and issues affecting sch...

New Trudy Fixed Furniture Range Launched

British Thornton launches Trudy fixed furniture range Yorkshire-based educational furniture manufacturer British Thornton has launched a new range of fixed furniture to an audience of head teachers and school business managers at the Academies...

Westminster University Refurb

Westminster University’s Regent Street Campus reopened in September 2015, following a six-week-long refurbishment.   The project was tendered through the London University Purchasing Consortium framework, and the winnin...

23 February 2016

Top of the Class

Top of the Class

January was a month of firsts for British Thornton. It was the start of our first year as the largest manufacturer of educational furniture in the UK, the first day in work for many new faces and, most importantly, the launch of our first suppli...

15 February 2016

Hull to Paris by bike

Hull to Paris by bike

Our Regional Sales Director David Claughton will be swapping views of the Humber Bridge for the Eiffel Tower as he cycles from Hull to Paris over 6 days from 20th-25th June 2016. David is currently in training for the 550 mile cycle trip wh...

Colourful Dining at Cafe Mojo

British Thornton recently completed a refit of the dining room at Failsworth School, Manchester, creating Cafe Mojo, a fresh new dining space. The school wanted Cafe Mojo to offer a range of high and low seating options to create diffe...

24 September 2015

Companies unite

Companies unite

Yorkshire-Based CLAUGHTONS and BRITISH THORNTON together with Scottish-Based EME UNITE TO BECOME UK’s BIGGEST MANUFACTURER OF EDUCATIONAL FURNITURE Union Creates £30M Turnover Business Set On Revolutionising Sector & Growing Marke...

22 September 2015

Flow Process Analysis

Flow Process Analysis

Between March and July this year a group of thirteen from across all departments at British Thornton undertook an NVQ module in Flow Process Analysis, via Track Training Ltd.   All candidates had to identify work flow th...

Thornton EME Group furnishes Highland schools

British Thornton and sister company EME Furniture are pleased to continue a successful working relationship with the Highland council. Both companies are framework suppliers on the Scotland Excel Contract; Supply, Delivery Installation of Educat...

Successful completion of Muiredge Primary School

Muiredge Primary School, Uddingston is a listed building which recently underwent extensive internal and external alterations to modernise and extend the school. The work involved demolition of rear extensions and erection of a new 2 storey...

10 August 2015

Redwell Primary

Redwell Primary

The new Redwell Primary in Alloa, Clackmannanshire opened in August 2014 and was built to replace St John’s and Claremont Primaries. Delivered by Robertson Construction on behalf of hub East Central Scotland and in partnership with Clackma...

Don't walk by winner at Heath Park School

Jamie Snow of British Thornton won the April 'Don't Walk By' award from contractors Carillion at Heath Park School. 'Don't Walk By' is a hazard reporting programme introduced by Carillion for employees and subcontractors. It is al...