Who we are
Established in the 1950’s, we employ over 110 staff so you can rest assured that when you use Thorns you will be looked after with the expertise that over 60 years in the events industry brings. Each and every member of our team is highly trained and passionate about our business. With an experienced sales team that work closely with our clients offering the best advice possible, and a logistics team that ensure that deliveries are made with the minimum of fuss, our unparalleled understanding of the live events market makes Thorns Group ideally placed to make a success of your event ambitions.
In January 2016, following the results of an industry-wide poll, the trade publication for exhibition and events - Exhibition News, named us as the "Best Furniture Supplier" in events in its "Elite List". We are delighted that this accolade cements our reputation in events.
Operating through four successful divisions - Furniture, Catering, Draping and Technical Services including audio visual, lighting, power and sound systems we can provide a comprehensive range of event hire solutions.
We work with both private and commercial customers supplying equipment to events of all shapes and sizes. Our equipment can often be seen at many leading sporting events, corporate hospitality, exhibitions, conferences, weddings, high-profile events, countless celebrations and parties.
Amongst our vast selection of clients are many of the UK’s leading exhibition organisers, exhibitors, caterers, contract caterers, live event management companies, venues and marquee companies.
We offer a reliable service and deliver quality hire products and with over 1.5 million items in stock we have styles to suit any occasion. From traditional designs to design-led bespoke pieces of furniture and catering equipment we are certain you will find a style to suit any event. Our creative team in our draping division support exhibition organisers providing unforgettable event experiences for delegates and visitors transforming theatre spaces and creating bespoke feature areas.
Whatever your event, we are sure we can help – it’s easy to book or request a quote on line. If you would like to discuss your requirements call us on 0800 328 0813.