Exhibitions

About

With over 2 million items in stock and 130,000+ sq ft of warehouse space, our award-winning team always goes above and beyond to deliver the best to our clients.

OUR TEAM

Thorns Group remains committed to playing an integral role in the success of each event we support, making every effort possible to elevate the experience for both organisers and guests alike.

Whilst our on-site and operations teams are setting up or packing away, our office team operates diligently behind the scenes, providing continuous support to make sure every aspect of a show runs smoothly.

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Careers

We are often actively looking for individuals to work with us and join the team at Thorns Group, throughout London and the UK.

Visit our Careers page to discover if we have an opportunity that suits you.

Location Map

OUR LOCATIONS

Multiple depots around the UK allow us to reach every major venue with ease. We currently have locations in London, Birmingham, Leeds, and Sheffield, with our Head Office located in Northamptonshire.

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SUSTAINABILITY

A key part of our operations is sustainability, and we are taking all means necessary to ensure that we contribute to making the events and exhibitions industry greener. We are currently working with external companies to develop our policies and carbon emission reports each year and find new ways we can help our planet.

Sustainability

Introducing our latest innovation: -45dB. Announced in autumn 2023, this new technology offers modular rooms and meeting pods, that offer up to 45 decibels of sound reduction directly on the show floor. Gone are the days of driving delegates to far-flung rooms to access crucial content. With -45dB, organisers can deliver content at the heart of the action, ensuring that attendees remain engaged and immersed in the event’s vibrant atmosphere.

Learn more at minus45db.com

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“I have used Thorns for the last 10 years. They are by far the best furniture suppliers I have ever worked with – always prompt to respond, friendly, accommodating and above all, always willing to work within your budget and find solutions. I once used Thorns for an event in Bonn, Germany that was held over a 2 week period in a built up dome venue and their rates, customer service and ‘yes’ attitude really made things so simple and easy (something we don’t often find in operations!). I would highly recommend Thorns.”

Maria, Pay360

“Thorns Group always goes above and beyond with their services and support. We think they are great and know that we can rely on them for any show!”

Steve, New Scientist and Health Opt Summit

“Thanks so much for all your help and support in the lead up to our show and onsite.  Your flexibility pre-show was hugely appreciated, especially as it was a launch.  The onsite team were also fantastic.  We’ll definitely be working with Thorns again on the next event!”

Julie, Clean & Tidy Show

“I have worked with Thorns Furniture / Draping for years. Their professionalism, customer service and attention to detail helps me deliver these shows delivering the seamless journey we wish to create for our exhibitors and visitors. The event furniture supplied covers all my practical and creative needs and being independently owned events, they are always happy to support our random locations, challenging last minuet creative whims and price points. On site the site managers and their crew are always on hand to solve any issues that arise, and are kind, presentable, hardworking, and courteous. I wouldn’t want to do an event without them, they really are part of our event furniture.”

Diane Lloyd, Director of Events and Operations - Meeting of Minds & UK STAA Short Stay Summit

“I have worked with Thorns for the last 15 years and they have always gone above and beyond to provide excellent service pre-show and on site, stepping in to save me from certain disaster on more than one occasion! The team are quick to respond, conscientious of our budgets and requirements (often suggesting different ranges or builds to fit what we need) and the on site crew are quick, calm and always stepping in to help. The Thorns draped theatres are an integral part of our exhibitions and create a great atmosphere for our speakers and audience.”

Louise, Senior Operations Manager – CloserStill Media

CSM have partnered with Thorns Group for over 10 years now, and have just happily entered another 3-year agreement with them! Their commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction is evident in every interaction. Their furniture selection perfectly complements our event spaces, elevating the ambiance every time. Their reliability in meeting deadlines and accommodating our requests makes them an invaluable asset to our team and on top of that, they’re always good fun to work with!  We confidently recommend Thorns Group to anyone seeking reliable and high-quality furniture solutions for exhibitions.

Cheryl, ClosterStill Media

Working with Thorns Group has been an absolute pleasure for our team at GES. Their on-site staff, particularly the site managers, have consistently showcased unmatched dedication and professionalism in ensuring our exhibitions run seamlessly. No matter the challenge, they’re quick to resolve any issues and are always going above and beyond to meet our needs. Additionally, the attentiveness and efficiency of their office and operational teams (incl warehouse and transport) have been remarkable, making communication effortless and ensuring our requirements are met promptly. 

Their recent implementation of a new custom API system into their software marks a significant step forward in their commitment to providing an unparalleled service to us. This innovation not only streamlines processes but also enhances the overall quality of their service delivery. Thorns Group has consistently demonstrated their willingness to adapt and invest in solutions which are tailored to our specific needs at GES, whether it be for ensuring we have mass quantities of furniture or investing in new bespoke products, it sets them apart as exceptional partners in our success. 

Thorns Group truly sets the standard for excellence in furniture rental within the exhibitions industry.

Nikki, GES