Asbestos, Engineering and Environmental project specialists
Established for over 40 years by current Chairman Mr Richard Thomson, our team has an expertise and knowledge that is unparalleled in the UK.
We have provided some of the country’s most innovative and ground breaking engineering and asbestos abatement solutions and we are the first point of contact for most major household names. With a history as impressive as ours, you will be hard pushed to find a company with the breadth of experience or a management team as talented as ours.
Trying to encompass 40 years of ground breaking technology, flawless service and a spotless safety record in a few paragraphs is impossible. The following pages give you a flavour of what we are about and will show you why we should be your first point of contact for any engineering, asbestos or environmental projects.
From first starting the company in 1973 Richard has been the inspiration and driving force behind the brand that is Thomson’s.Read more »
From first starting the company in 1973 Richard has been the inspiration and driving force behind the brand that is Thomson’s. His talent and flair have steered the group to what it is today and he still has full day to day control of the Group and its activities.
Over the last 4 decades Richard has designed and created some of the most technically challenging engineering solutions within the UK. To this end he still works “hands on” with several clients, one of whom he has worked with for 40 years, which in these days of competition and cost driven focus is a major achievement.
Richard frequently uses the term “grow your own wood” he has cultivated and sculpted a board of directors and management team that are revered within our selected industries. His professionalism and beliefs are mirrored by everyone within the Group, which makes us the first choice for most quality organisations.
Being a true entrepreneur away from the main group of companies, Richard has a passion for property development and is a motoring enthusiast in the extreme.
The financial stalwart behind the group Trevor controls all financial aspects of the company and heads a small dedicated team ensuring our continued success.Read more »
The financial stalwart behind the group Trevor controls all financial aspects of the company and heads a small dedicated team ensuring our continued success. His eye for detail and financial acumen ensures we have the capability and resources to undertake any project.
With a financial career spanning 40 years he was once head hunted by one of the country’s leading football teams, but made the wise decision to keep Thomson’s as the Premier engineering and resources group with the best financial rating in the industry.
Trevor has a huge thirst for knowledge and is seen as the point of contact for any subject you may care to mention. Away from work he follows his passion for football as an avid Leeds United fan.
John leads a team of engineers who skills are what made this country great, quality is the cornerstone of everything the engineering team turn their hand to and every detail, regardless of how small, is scrutinised by him.Read more »
Specialising in running some of the country’s largest and most technically challenging engineering projects. John leads a team of engineers who skills are what made this country great, quality is the cornerstone of everything the engineering team turn their hand to and every detail, regardless of how small, is scrutinised by him.
Many of John’s projects are detailed within case studies and give a flavour of this technical expertise and flair. John’s ability to live a project from day one to completion has led to him building a team that are the first point of call for any high pressure project.
Away from business John is married and has a son James, who is also a fast rising star within the group.
Director of Compliance
Liz has been the driving force with a very hands on role, designing and implementing systems to ensure we remain at the forefront of asbestos management and removal from a compliance perspective.Read more »
Director of Compliance
Starting her working life as a Project Surveyor and moving rapidly to Principal Cost Consultant Liz cut her teeth on small projects up to £1m and over a 3 year period moved on to the juicer projects up to £180m in value.
Her no nonsense approach to business and lateral way of working played a major part in Thomson’s landing what was and could possibly still be the largest asbestos survey in the UK. Liz has been the driving force with a very hands on role, designing and implementing systems to ensure we remain at the forefront of asbestos management and removal from a compliance perspective.
She has been instrumental in the asbestos division’s growth over the last few years with some pretty impressive contracts under her belt including four Local Authority Frameworks.
Liz balances her working life with her other main role as a mum to two wonderful girls and when not acting as chauffeur between numerous after school activities, has undertaken a diploma at Edinburgh Cookery School and various wine tasting courses.
With over 30 years’ experience as one of the leading professionals in the asbestos and industrial cleaning industry Steve has been heavily involved with some of the largest projects in the UK.Read more »
With over 30 years’ experience as one of the leading professionals in the asbestos and industrial cleaning industry Steve has been heavily involved with some of the largest projects in the UK. Initially involved within the power generation sector Steve gained a reputation as one of the most respected Contract Managers within the industry.
Steve is a hands on Director and provides practical day to day support to his management and operations team.
Specialising in fast track large scale projects Steve has delivered some of the company’s most challenging contracts from disaster recovery to power station decommissioning and hotel redevelopment.
As well as juggling a busy professional life away from work Steve is married with 3 grown up sons and 7 grandchildren. He is a keen motorcyclist and loves nothing more than relaxing with a ride through the countryside to de-stress.
With over 30 years’ experience and nearly 20 of those with Thomson’s, Andy main role is as client liaison and Contracts Manager for our Local Authority Frameworks.Read more »
With over 30 years’ experience and nearly 20 of those with Thomson’s, Andy main role is as client liaison and Contracts Manager for our Local Authority Frameworks. His skill set mean he is able to successfully complete the largest variety of works in the company’s portfolio from single 1 man projects on domestic dwellings to multi-faceted fast track projects during school holidays with tight time scales.
Recently he has been the main point of contact for a Local Authority covering over 72,000 domestic dwellings for both planned, reactive and emergency works.
Away from work Andy lives with his partner and has 4 children and 2 grandchildren is an avid follower of Leeds Rhino’s and a keen golfer.
Asbestos Office Manager
With over 10 years’ experience in the industry, James has been with Thomson’s for over 8 years now. His main role has been to integrate and implement the bespoke contract management software we use.Read more »
Asbestos Office Manager
With over 10 years’ experience in the industry, James has been with Thomson’s for over 8 years now. His main role has been to integrate and implement the bespoke contract management software we use.
His role oversees the asbestos support office and he ensures all accreditations are maintained, all pre-qualification and tender documentation are submitted on time and to our exact standards.
James has the unenviable task of ensuring we remain fully compliant for our ISO Accreditations and keeps the management team up to date with all relevant information.
Away from work James lives with his partner and has various interests, most of which are music related. His passion for music means he always has gigs planned in and plans his holidays around the festival season.
One of the most accomplished engineering professionals within the country, Tom has been at the forefront of Mechanical Engineering for several decades with numerous industry changing projects under his belt in the USA, Europe and Great Britain.Read more »
One of the most accomplished engineering professionals within the country, Tom has been at the forefront of Mechanical Engineering for several decades with numerous industry changing projects under his belt in the USA, Europe and Great Britain
As Design Engineer for Kelloggs he was a leading figure in the Hydro Carbon market and was Construction Manager on one of the UK’s largest formaldehyde plants in the North East, Tom has been a key figure for over 30 years at Thomson’s and has been instrumental in the establishment and growth of the mechanical engineering division throughout the petrochemical and manufacturing industries.
Tom is married and has 2 sons whose careers as a Pilot and Police Sergeant he follows closely and when not playing golf badly or having the misfortune to watch Sunderland FC, enjoys spending time with his Granddaughter Imogen.
...this week we had a major spillage if excess of 50ft of coal on the upper levels of the conveyor system, which under normal conditions would have taken over a week to clear. However, after speaking to Pat and Gordon and asking for assistance, the Thomson team were on top of the situation with the area cleared and operational in a couple of days.I have been greatly impresses with their work ethic and if possible could you please pass on my thanks to Pat and his team for all the hard work and in some instances the thankless tasks undertaken with no complaints but total dedication. The station, in my view, would be worse off without the Thomson team.…
Project: Airedale Project Sirocco – Asbestos Removal – Existing Offices Following a fire in September 2013, our client Airedale International Air Conditioning Ltd following an agreement with the loss adjusters, decided to demolish and rebuild a new production facility on the existing site.The existing office building forming part of the facility contained asbestos and it was necessary to remove this prior to demolition works commencing.Thomson Ltd were appointed following a competitive tender process and throughout the tender and subsequent negotiations addressed all issues in a very positive and professional manner to the satisfaction of our client.The Thomson team for the project, managed by Steve Pickard, Thomson’s Environmental Director, could not be faulted for their knowledge, experience, application and attention to detail in respect of health and safety.Their willingness to work with the client and project team at all times during the project was exemplary and they are to be congratulated for completing the project on time and within the original contract sum without any issues outstanding at completion.I would therefore have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Thomson Ltd to any client for any future projects involving environmental or asbestos works.…
Just wanted to let you know that in the Asbestos Working Group meeting we had yesterday, LCC Central health and team and CPM said how impressed they were with how well your team carried out the job at the Civic Hall and how well Thomson Limited managed the job. They all wanted to send their appreciation to Thomson Ltd for doing such a good job in a high-profile and demanding environment.…
Thomson Ltd completed a major outage on the 16th of August. The outage ran for 24 days and during this time Thomson Ltd worked 24 hours a day to achieve delivery of the project on time. The work was completed a day ahead of schedule and the plant has run at maximum output since that date.Thomson Ltd completed all the set work, and more, on time and in full. They were audited by our Health and Safety team repeatedly during the outage period (as were all contractors on site) and not at any point was a problem found. Their compliance with our site safety rules, permit procedures , the PPE standards required, the confined space procedures in place and the quality of the work delivered was excellent at all times during the project.…
Can you please pass on my thanks to your team who performed to the highest standard during our shutdown over the past few days, they work long hours to get the work done and just got on with any tasks we set out, without any issues. Thanks and well done to all.…
You will be aware that today is the last day of the last of our five boilers consecutive major overhauls, which began on 6th January 2014. I am delighted to say that each boilers overhaul ran consistently smoothly and all being completed on or before the programmed date. It is a credit to all the contractors, but particularly Thomson Limited, the major contractor, that through the endeavours of the supervisors and management this was achieved.Thomson Limited personnel worked in the region of 45,000 hours throughout this period without having sustained any injury through accidents while at work.All the Thomson team; Boiler Tube work, Platework, Cleaning, Scaffolding and Insulation performed admirably. The Tube Work team carried out in the region of 2,000 tube butt welds which were subjected to a 5% Radiographic inspection that resulted in barely a handful of weld repairs having been found necessary, a very commendable result.Please pass on my thanks for a job well done to all of your people.…