Jonathan Petch, CEO, Thurston Group with Alexandra Pryce, Barclays and David Harvey, FD Thurston Gro
Clare Burnett

Wakefield's Thurston Group partner with Barclays to help overseas growth

West Yorkshire manufacturing business Thurston Group today announced a new banking partnership with Barclays as it increases international expansion.

Thurston Group, based at Quarry Hill Estate, Horbury, Wakefield, was established in 1970 and is the leading manufacturer and provider of premium quality modular and portable buildings for use in every industry and market sector, including health, education, transport, construction, defence, and telecommunications.

Services provided include everything from consultancy, design and manufacture through to gaining planning permission and ensuring building regulation approval.

Jonathan Petch, Managing Director, Thurston Group said: “Thurston’s is bucking the trend and already growing organically in the UK.

“The new funding from Barclays will enable us to expand overseas – fulfilling our growth strategy and providing us with more flexibility going forward. It’s great working with a team that understand our business and can provide a holistic solution for both UK and overseas business.”

Thurston Group now employs 230 staff across Yorkshire and turnover this year is expected to be £30 million.

Alex Pryce, Barclays Relationship Director commented: “Thurston Group is a highly professional and progressive brand that is thriving despite the current economic challenges.

“The management’s ambitious growth plans are testament to their success and this is a fantastic opportunity to work with a leading Yorkshire manufacturer.”

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