Thornton has record year despite Brexit uncertainty

Antrim-based specialist roofing and cladding company, Thornton Roofing, has had a record financial year so far.

The company’s order book has shown a 50% increase in 2018/19 so far compared to 2017/18.

Thornton Roofing’s General Manager, Enda McGurk, says the company has experienced an increase in demand across their entire product range within the UK and Ireland. The largest projects have fallen within the retail, commercial and leisure centre industries.

Enda commented, “2018 was characterised by a lot of uncertainty around Brexit, especially within the construction industry which is usually one of the first industries to be impacted by economic uncertainty. Despite this, Thornton has moved from strength to strength to develop a comprehensive order book across the UK and Ireland.

“While it’s hard to pinpoint exactly why there has been such a strong increase in demand for our roofing and cladding products, client feedback tells us that Thornton has established a strong reputation for delivering projects to high standards at reasonable prices. In the current climate clients seem less willing to take risks by appointing unknown suppliers/contractors and are instead looking to those with established reputations like Thornton Roofing.”

According to Enda, Thornton has doubled the number of project- specific sub-contractors it employs across the UK and Ireland, contributing to the local economies where it operates.