HL Thorne & Co

Led by managing director Malcolm Thorne, 57, this family-owned business recycles metal and supplies new metals and alloys, such as copper products. The firm processes the material – the majority of which comes from small British firms – then ships it to foundries and other customers in western Europe, China and India. Exports increased to £21.1m last year.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank113
CompanyHL Thorne & Co
ActivityMetal merchant and processor
LocationWest Midlands
2-yr av intl sales growth pa42.98%
International sales £000s21,145
Total sales £000s47,926
Staff20
Founded1955
Websitewww.thorneltd.co.uk

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