School Furniture News

03 June 2016

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 with a portfolio of brands including Hope Education, GLS, A to Z, Philip Harris and WNW.

 Findel Partnership of the Year 2015 16 AwardChris Mahady, Managing Director of Findel gave the reasons for choosing British Thornton when presenting the award;

“Over the last 9 months, we have embarked upon a revolutionary journey with one supplier in particular. This supplier approached Findel with an innovative customer-focused programme which has given both parties several opportunities to collaborate in mutually beneficial activity, using each other’s strengths to best effect.

Using existing and now allocating dedicated resource on both sides, the result has been the development of an innovative approach to furniture projects and core product manufacturing & fulfilment. For both sides there are demand and margin growth opportunities and by working in such an open manner, we have agreed a robust 3 year business plan to deliver this.”

Findel Award Presentation

British Thornton’s Chief Executive, Gerard Toplass and Channel Director, Sharon Flanagan attended the conference, with Gerard receiving the award on behalf of the company. He responded to the win saying; 

“Everyone at British Thornton is very excited at receiving this award and we firmly believe it only galvanises the opportunity we have to work together. We will continue to invest together, and I am sure both businesses will continue to prosper”.