November 2021 saw Leeds company Harrison Thompson & Co. Ltd. celebrate 55 years of trading. A testament to an established company that having grown and moved with the times, still holds family values, along with customer service and quality of products, at the very heart of their business.
Established in 1966 by Peter Brumwell and partners, the company is now presided over by his two sons, Graeme and Tony. The day-to-day running of the business being led by a further three Directors who, between them, have clocked up 95 years of service, offering a wealth of experience.
Starting out as installers of wall protection rails, Harrison Thompson soon began to manufacture, supply and install its own brand – Yeoman Shield Wall and Door Protection Products – which are now highly recognised as a leader in the market.
The Yeoman Shield brand has continued to expand with product development at the forefront along with the addition of Yeoman Shield Fire Door Services, launched to facilitate the growing industry requirement for accredited fire door maintenance and installation.
Yeoman Rainguard Rainwater Systems are also a part of Harrison Thompson’s product portfolio offering quality gutters and downpipes to the developer and self-build sectors. Their aluminium gutters, downpipes and fascia range are constantly being enhanced to keep pace with the ever- growing requirements of easy to fit, maintenance free and ecologically sound rainwater systems.
The growth of Harrison Thompson has certainly brought many challenges along the way but none maybe as unknown and trying as the current pandemic.
Graeme Brumwell explained,
“The commitment and understanding of our team has been key to our company coping as well as we have these last 18 months. Not only have we had to consider the needs of the business and our clients but also the welfare of our employees and their circumstances along the way.
“It has been a testing time but one that has strengthened our core values and has enabled us to adapt, take on new, smarter more efficient ways of working, enabling the company to flourish and positively celebrate our 55th anniversary.”