Why Thornber?

Ask our tenants what we’re like as a landlord and they’ll probably say we’re not like any landlord they know. That’s because we think that the traditional tenant-landlord relationship should be consigned to the past. For us, partnership is the way forward: not just because it’s a nicer way of working, but because it makes perfect commercial sense for everyone. After all, when our tenants thrive, we do too.

Our spaces include offices, workshops, manufacturing plants, retail spaces, warehousing and artists’ studios. We can even modify a site, resize its rooms, or install any special facilities like bespoke plumbing and lighting.

We support tenants at every stage of their lifecycle too, from new start-ups to well-established businesses, and we can help them with advice, marketing and even a free listing right here on our own website. Last but not least, we’re conveniently based on one of our own sites, so we’re easy to reach and quick to respond if ever a tenant does need our help.

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Real World Value

When you’re thinking with a business head, you know that the cheapest price doesn’t mean the best value.

Being a Thornber tenant means you’re getting much more than just a physical base: you’re buying into a partnership that will help your business prosper – that’s the Thornber difference.

  • Transparent and straightforward pricing structure with no hidden costs.
  • Advice and support with marketing, grants and local networking, plus the chance to benefit from Thornber’s own publicity activities.
  • Flexible and negotiable terms designed to accommodate the changing needs of your business.
  • Increased productivity and creativity from your staff, thanks to pleasant surroundings, greater job satisfaction and a better work-life balance.
  • Enjoy minimal disruption to your day-to-day operations with weatherproof working 365 days of the year.

Meet the team

As a true family business, we’re owned and managed by a close-knit team. We’re not part of a parent group and we don’t have outside shareholders, so we’re free to run things in line with our own personal values and high standards of care.

The company was established in 1906 by Edgar Thornber, and originally bred poultry. Although no longer involved in farming, Edgar’s 3 granddaughters are now at the helm - Heather Rowntree, Valerie Thornber and Dina Ball along with the next generation, Heather’s sons Jason & Julian.


Tenant quote

We are now in our fourth property with Thornber properties since our company started almost 8 years ago. As we have grown, the team have always been able to provide us with the right premises for the right price.

We have an excellent relationship with the Thornber team; their compassionate approach means we always feel supported and heard. Issues are dealt with swiftly and they have gone above and beyond on many occasions to ensure we had everything we needed.

The standard of maintenance around our property and on the business park in general is excellent, and coupled with breathtaking scenery makes it a thoroughly enjoyable environment to work in.

Sarah Hawthorne, Director - Grow Tuition