About Us

Established in 1967, British Thornton is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of furniture for the education sector.

Backed by our commitment to provide the best possible service to our customers, and invest in state-of-the-art machinery and staff development, British Thornton will deliver market leading quality, service and design at a total cost that you will be unable to source elsewhere in the marketplace. 


Company Ethos

Our core principles of design-led innovation, quality manufacturing, and superior service underpin everything we do. With British Thornton you know your project is in the hands of an established, customer focused company.

The initial design and planning of your classroom determines the success of the final scheme and the smooth running of the project. We consider all aspects of the design to ensure your project is just what you need.


Production across two sites

Equipped with cutting-edge machinery our two manufacturing plants in the UK produce stylish and contemporary fixed and loose furniture, ideally suited to the modern educational environment. Using ethically sourced raw materials our production values ensure every piece of furniture leaving our factory has been rigorously checked and will reach you in perfect condition.


Quality assured

By its nature educational furniture is going to receive plenty of bumps and knocks. It needs to be robust, durable, and fit for purpose. All our products unless stated, come with a 5-year warranty.


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