As 2018 gets in to full swing we look back at the facts and figures behind a momentous year for Thorpes Joinery
At Thorpes we understand the value of traditions, and were keen to ensure that these made the trip with us from our old site in Great Glen, to our new home here in Market Harborough.
One such tradition is the staff organised Christmas raffle. Arranged by Rob and Adam - factory operatives with 28 years of experience between them - this sees Thorpes staff donating gifts of various sizes to be raffled off in aid of a local charity. This is always a huge success, with all of our team giving generously to a worthy cause and 2017 was no different. We are delighted that £425 was raised for Wishes For Kids , a Leicester based charity who undertake vital work with terminally ill children.
Thanks must go to all who contributed to this event and congratulations to the winners!
Members of Thorpes staff got into the Christmas spirit today by taking part in Save The Children's "Christmas Jumper Day". Whilst looking particularly festive with a rather varied selection of jumpers, our team have been raising money to support a truly deserving cause.
To learn more about Save The Children & Christmas Jumper Day, visit the link here: christmasjumperday.org
Today is a special day in Thorpes of Great Glen's 70 year history, as we officially take ownership of our custom built manufacturing facility in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.
A nine month build period has flown by, and we are delighted to announce that today we officially begin our move from our sites in Great Glen and Market Harborough to the purpose built, 40,000 sq ft facility on the Airfield Business Park.
"This is a proud day for us here at Thorpes of Great Glen, and it is great to see the end result of several months of hard work from all involved. This new facility looks fantastic and is a representation of our confidence in the potential of the company and it's staff, and we believe this can take us to the next level" - Managing Director and owner John Thorpe.
We will be posting regular updates on the move so be sure to check back here, or on our social channels for more info.