• 2019
    Family Business Awards

    Thomas Graham crowned Retailer & Wholesaler of the Year and Family Business of the Year in the Cumbrian Family Business Awards. Later that year, crowned North & Northern Ireland Family Business of the Year at the National Family Business Awards.

    Sellafield MRO

    Egremont branch wins back Sellafield MRO contract for three years (started in August 2019)

  • 2018
    BECBC SME Award

    Thomas Graham awarded the BECBC SME Innovation and Creativity Award for 2018

  • 2017
    125 Year Anniversary

    Thomas Graham celebrate their 125th year anniversary with a number of activities to mark the occasion. The year of celebration also includes several fundraising events for their chosen charities, with the highlight being the National Three Peak Challenge; climbing the three highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales in 24 hours.

  • 2016
    HCS Acquisition

    Thomas Graham acquires Morecambe hygiene business - 'Hygiene Cleaning Supplies' - who offer expertise in all hygiene related activity including washroom services. This also gives Thomas Graham the opportunity to become members of the much coveted hygiene buying group 'Jangro'.

  • 2015

    Thomas Graham complete refurbishments to both their Egremont and Kendal depots; including a modern look showroom and new offices.

  • 2014
    HO Relocation

    Thomas Graham complete the relocation of their head office from Shaddongate in Carlisle to a new purpose built 31,250m2 premises at Kingmoor Park. The move sees consolidation from three different warehouse locations to one site, improving efficiency and transport links.

  • 2012
    Morecambe Relocation

    Thomas Graham complete relocation of their Morecambe depot to a 3000m2 purpose built premises with modern showroom and office facilities.

  • 2009

    Additional land acquired at our Egremont depot sees significant expansion to trade counter and office space.


    Thomas Graham secures ISO9001 accreditation through LRQA.

  • 2005
    'The Great Carlisle Flood'

    January 8th witnessed the worst flooding in Carlisle for a century.

    CFM Acquisition

    2005 also saw the acquisition of local fastener supplier 'Cumbria Fasteners'. With branches at Carlisle, Egremont and Morecambe, the acquisition gave Thomas Graham a route into the North Lancs geographical area to an established customer base.

  • 2004
    Kendal Relocation

    Thomas Graham complete relocation of their Kendal depot to a new 1300m2 purpose built premises with modern showroom and office facilities.

  • 2002
    New MD Appointment

    2002 saw the appointment of Roger Smith to the role of Managing Director. Roger took over from his father, Ian, who became Chairman of the company. Roger is the great, great grandson of the original Thomas Graham, who founded the company in 1892.

  • 2001
    New Steel Warehouse

    Thomas Graham expands its steel distribution capability with the opening of a purpose built storage facility in Dalston.

    First TG Website

    2001 also sees the introduction of the first company website, which featured information about the company and available products for purchase at their three depots.

  • 1998
    New Depot Opens

    Thomas Graham expands its operation into Kendal, offering a daily delivery service to the South Lakes and Barrow in Furness.

  • 1996
    New Depot Opens

    Thomas Graham expands its operation into Egremont, offering a daily delivery service throughout West Cumbria and on the doorstep of the Sellafield Nuclear Site.

  • 1995
    TG Joins First Buying Group

    Thomas Graham joins Troy buying group, which gives access to 100s of suppliers, therefore improving the range of product available to customers.

  • 1991
    HO Relocation

    Thomas Graham complete relocation of their head office from Caldewgate in Carlisle to the old dairy site in Shaddongate.

  • 1980
    HO Expansion

    Thomas Graham purchase additional land behind current site to facilitate the expansion of their steel warehouse.

  • 1971
    New Director Appointment

    Ian Smith appointed as Director of Thomas Graham.

  • 1970
    On the Move

    Lowther Street premises compulsory purchased by the Council, so as a result, Thomas Graham moved to new site in Caldewgate.

  • 1960
    Death in the Family

    Thomas Graham (son of the founder) passes away.

    Historical Moment

    Thomas Graham & Sons become a Limited Company.

  • 1957
    A Significant Acquisition

    Thomas Graham & Whittle acquire Fox & Smith, Roper Street Whitehaven.

  • 1946
    A Growing Family Business

    Henry Smith joins the business in partnership with Thomas; son of the original Thomas Graham.

  • 1935
    Death in the Family

    Thomas Graham, the original founder passes away.

  • 1930
    Significant Milestone

    Thomas Graham hits annual turnover of £10,000

  • 1892
    A Legacy is Born

    Thomas Graham commences trading from 121 Lowther Street Carlisle with six members of staff.

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