Entries by Ben Tompkins

Jack Wins Northamptonshire Business Award!

Our 22 year old apprentice Jack was nominated for worker of the year in the Northamptonshire business awards competition for 2014. Having recently completed his Diploma and NVQ Level 2 in Carpentry and Joinery and currently undertaking his Level 3 in Advanced Joinery Jack has shown real commitment and a determination to improve himself and […]

Ben achieves BWF Award!

What an achievement! Ben James one of our apprentices has become the Apprentice of The Year at the British Wood Working Federation Awards for 2014. This was against the best young apprentices nominated from around the UK. Congratulations to Ben from all staff members at Tompkins!

The Tompkins team pay their respects to Peter Hughes

We received some sad news last month.  Peter Hughes, who had worked alongside us providing specialist design services for Tompkins since 1996, passed away on 15th March, aged 50. Peter was a highly respected professional designer and furniture-maker in Northamptonshire. A number of the Tompkins team attended Peter’s funeral, which took place on 27th March […]

On-going Joinery Projects for Dallas Burston Polo Club

We recently commenced work on an ongoing joinery project for Dallas Burston Polo Club, the prestigious polo ground based in Southam, Warwickshire. We were tasked with interpreting designs and carrying out the build and instillation of the IXL New Events Centre, which is close to completion. In addition to this, we continue to work with […]

Friends of Dantre Hospital Off-Cuts Collection

Helping others, especially those in our community has been part of our ethos for quite some time, but recently we have added to our commitment by offering to support our local NHS Hospital, Danetre Hospital, Daventry. Not every job we work on is for a large sum of money. Periodically we end up with visitors […]

Northamptonshire business of the year finalists

During the latter part of last year, Tompkins Joinery attended the Northamptonshire business of the year awards. This was the first time we had entered this competition. We were judged for the Business of the Year award for under 50 employees. All the hard work throughout the year by each and every staff member had […]

Tompkins achieve ISO 9001 Certification and CE Marking

We are proud to announce that we achieved our ISO 9001:2008 Certification in December 2013. This internationally recognised standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation of senior management, process control and commitment to continual improvement. Following achievements of the ISO 9001:208 Certification, Andy Tompkins, Managing […]

Prestigious Joinery Projects at Rugby School continue

Throughout 2013 our team undertook a joinery project at Rugby School in Warwickshire. The prestigious school was founded in 1567 and is one of the best-known schools in England. Our renovations work to date includes the extensive work on the new Sixth Form Centre, The Colingwood Centre – which included a mini debating chamber, based […]

Goldmann Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses – Business Growth Programme

Our Financial Director, Sally Tompkins attended the Goldmann Sachs ‘10,000 Small Businesses – Business Growth Programme’, between March and September 2013 at Aston Business School. The programme enabled Sally to develop a 3 three year growth plan for Tompkins – looking at disciplines including leadership, finance, operations, marketing and sales. Sally successfully graduated in September […]