News Archive

Merry Christmas from British Thornton

British Thornton would like to wish all our customers and suppliers a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2015. Some of the team participated in Christmas Jumper day and here they are looking very festive.   

British Thornton bake off for MacMillan

On Friday 26th September, the team at the British Thornton office held a bake off to raise money for Macmillan cancer support. Well done to everyone who got involved, there was a fantastic selection of tasty treats and £226.60 was rai...

Higher & Further Education Show

British Thornton will be exhibiting at The Higher and Further Education Show, Olympia Central, London on Thursday 16th October 2014.  The show is the UK's only national event for higher and further education, with a programme of confer...

New 2013 Furniture Catalogue Out Now

Designed to Inspire The new British Thornton furniture catalogue includes an extensive loose furniture offering along with information on our fitted furniture ranges and many inspiring images from recently completed project. With more prod...

Emmerdale stars open new club

British Thornton were pleased to provide the new furniture for Methley working men's club in Leeds. The official opening of the new club was by Emmerdale actresses Daisy Campbell who plays Amelia Spencer and Michelle Hardwick who's charact...

16 April 2013

New Trudy Catalogue

New Trudy Catalogue

The new 2013 Trudy catalogue is now available from British Thornton.  Trudy was launched in 2008 as a range specifically designed for Primary schools. Following the positive feedback we have had for Trudy in primaries over the ye...

Education Supplier of the Year 2013

The Consortium has awarded British Thornton ESF Education Supplier of the Year for 2013.  British Thornton were runners up in 2012 and the award this year is recognition of the hard work and effort within the company to continuall...

The Nursery Show BIC, Bournemouth

British Thornton will be exhibiting at the Nursery Show on Friday, 26th and Saturday 27th April 2013. Undoubtedly the key event for the early years industry in the South and held in the Bournemouth International Centre.  We will...

SSAT National Conference: Innovating Learning

British Thornton will be exhibiting at the SSAT’s National Conference 2012 on the 4th and 5th December at the ACC, Liverpool. SSAT’s National Conference 2012 is the UK’s most dynamic and innovative education conferenc...

The Academies Show: Birmingham

British Thornton will be exhibiting at The Academies Show on Wednesday 28th November at the NEC, Birmingham. With a number of PFI, BSF and Academy contracts already benefiting from our guidance and a proven track record within the education...

Education 2012 Conference & Exhibition

British Thornton had a successful day when we exhibited at Education 2012. The event was held on the 15th November 2012 at the QEII Conference Centre in London.  Our representatives, Robert Jensen and Stuart Hume, enjoyed me...

British Thornton Launch Residential Range!

British Thornton’s residential furniture range defies the competition by offering quality, durability and design in an affordable package! The company has designed a new range of residential furniture intended for student accommo...

British Thornton Certified by FSC and PEFC!

British Thornton has been awarded both the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification. Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international, non-govern...

The Consortium Supplier of the Year Runner Up

British Thornton has been awarded runner up in The Consortium's Supplier of the Year Awards. The award was presented at The Consortium's annual Supplier Presentation held at the Education Show at the NEC, Birmingham in March...

British Thornton to exhibit at BFE UK

British Thornton are exhibiting at the BFE UK conference and exhibition on the 9-10 May. Visit us at Mezzanine 73. Taking place at the Business Design Centre, the conference promises to be an exciting and informative event w...

New Online Shop Goes Live!

The British Thornton online shop is now live! Our loose furniture is now available to browse and buy online. See our educational furniture range here and our trudy range here. For assistance in using our onlin...

British Thornton wins contract in Brunei

Chamber helps bring £500,000 contract to fruition for school supplies business Patience and persistence has paid off for a school and laboratory furniture maker which is completing its first major export order. And Keighley-based Bri...

British Thornton successfully win the [cfg] storage and benching range!

By successfully winning the storage and benching contract, British Thornton will manufacture and install the [cfg] range for the next four years, until the tender is due for renewal.  The counties f...

British Thornton Presented with Photograph for Tireless Efforts

British Thornton have been presented with a commemorative photograph at the Beckfoot and Hazelbeck Schools official opening. It was presented in recognition of British Thorntons' 'tireless efforts' made to complete the schools. The Beckfoot&nb...

British Thornton secures new Co-op facility

Yorkshire-based furniture manufacturer British Thornton ESF has refinanced with the Co-operative Bank as it targets growth.  The renewed facility allowed existing directors Gary Wilks and Stuart Little to acquire the shares of fellow direc...

Top Marks for School Furniture Manufacturer

- EAL qualifications help British Thornton ESF Ltd. get its homework right - British Thornton is reaping the rewards of encouraging its staff to go for back to the classroom. Almost half of the workforce at British Thornton ESF Ltd has complete...