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Tomrods steel stockholders at Thirsk celebrate 40th anniversary
10:23am Thursday 17th October 2013 in Business news
One of the UK’s largest family-owned independent steel stockholders, Tomrods at Thirsk, is celebrating 40 years in business with plans to expand into new, specialised markets.
The company, based on a nine-acre site, has a group turnover of £75 million, £20 million of which is generated by Tomrods.
The company has grown by 20 per cent so far this year and has combined group sales of more than 100,000 tonnes.
John Thompson, who established Tomrods in 1973 with a £50 overdraft, said: “When I started Tomrods I was only 23 and I had to learn fast. I ran the business using common sense – not spending money we didn’t have, treating all our customers, suppliers and employees with the same respect and working hard.”
The company marked the anniversary with an open day at Thirsk and a VIP golf day at Rudding Park, near Harrogate.
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