T&D History Blog

By on 30th December, 2013

  On 25th May 2014 Pamela Kinnell & Benjamin Kinch are running the Edinburgh Half Marathon in support of the Brainwave children's charity.   Brainwave is a charity that exists to help children with disabilities and Deve... Read More - Please Support The B...


By on 19th December, 2013

  The T&D Team will be out the offices from midday on the 24th December 2013 and will return on the 2nd January 2014. Please email us with any enquiries during this festive period. Have A Great Chr... Read More - T&D Closing Date...


By on 18th June, 2013

T&D History Blog Thorne & Derrick have sponsored the restoration of the Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C G-ARPO being held at the North East Aircraft Museum. T&D are providing the underground ducting pipe which is providing the power ... Read More - Save The Trident...


By Richard Derrick on 11th June, 2013

The 3M Electrical Connection - Part 1 of 3 cablejoints.co.uk/blog/article/3… twitter.com/ThorneanDerric… — Thorne and Derrick (@ThorneanDerrick) June 10, 2013 The 3M Electrical Connection - Part 2 of 3 cablejoints.co.uk/... Read More - 3M Electrical Produc...


By Richard Derrick on 10th June, 2013

And another picture showing Brian Derrick on the right, Victor Thorne on the left. Both Brian and Victor showing themselves as “sharp dressers” in this and the previous blog The 3M Electrical Connection Part 2.   ... Read More - The 3M Electrical Co...


By Richard Derrick on 9th June, 2013

Another picture from the same exhibition showing Victor Thorne on the right. After many years of association with the 3M brand it is only 3M’s Electrical Division that we work with now. The 3M Electrical Connection - Part 1 of 3 ... Read More - The 3M Electrical Co...


By Richard Derrick on 8th June, 2013

The 3M Electrical Connection with Thorne and Derrick goes right back to the 1960’s when Victor Thorne and Brian Derrick were directors of Brissco Equipment Ltd. The photo is from an exhibition at Earls Court. You can just make out the 3... Read More - The 3M Electrical Co...


By Richard Derrick on 7th June, 2013

From the same bygone era a photo of a youthful looking Derek Hodgkins on the left and a man known to many in the industry, Mr Don Holly on the right. Derek Hodgkins works with Jointing Technologies these days, a leading UK distributor of LV HV Cab... Read More - 3. An Industry Legen...


By Richard Derrick on 6th June, 2013

More tea breaks? From left to right Bob Hutchings, Mike Earl, Derek Hodgkins from T&D with Bryan Coles, 3M Sales Executive. 15 years after this photo was taken, Bryan Coles had left 3M Electrical and was working with T&D from the very s... Read More - 2. Tea For Four....


By Richard Derrick on 5th June, 2013

In the beginning things were so basic at Thorne and Derrick we didn’t even have walls! Mixing Business With Pleasure : Photo of John Fry (left), Bob Hutchings (holding kettle) and Mike Earl (far right) making tea out in the open. We probably... Read More - 1. Mixing Business W...


By Richard Derrick on 3rd June, 2013

T&D was established in the Summer of 1985 by Brian Derrick and Victor Thorne. They had both recently left Brissco Equipment Ltd in Bristol, along with four sales staff, Mike Earl, Derek Hodgkins, Bob Hutchings and John Fry. The business moved ... Read More - In the Beginning.......


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