Thorntons Employee Directory

Food and Beverage ManufacturingDerbyshire, United Kingdom1001-5000 Employees

Here at Thorntons, we’ve been crafting chocolate for over 100 years. That’s a lot of know-how that goes into each and every chocolate we make.
It all started back in 1911 when travelling confectioner, Joseph William Thornton, opened up a sweet shop in Sheffield.

He didn’t know then just how successful it would become, so he carried on with his day job and entrusted his 14‐year‐old son Norman to run the shop. He handed over the keys and told him to “make this the best sweet shop in town” ‐ and that’s exactly what he did.
Word was starting to spread about the Thorntons shop, so Joseph brought on his brother, Stanley. With lots of quirky sweet treats like ‘Violet Cachous’, ‘Sweet Lips’ and ‘Phul-Nanas’, they sold the best confectionery around. But it wasn’t until the 1920’s that the brothers were making their hand‐made chocolate truffles, crystallised fondants and, of course, their famous Thorntons special toffee.
Then, there was no stopping them.

A lot has changed since our first humble store in Sheffield. By the 1970’s we had nearly 90 shops, and now we have a grand total of 228. But some things have stayed exactly the same. We still only use the finest cocoa beans to create our chocolate ‐ whether it’s dark, milk or white.
And whether we’re making our famous toffees and chocolates or hampers stuffed full of treats, our passion for chocolate and love of craft still shines through in everything we do.

Thorntons Global Highlights



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  • United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Germany

North America

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  • United States Of America


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  • Australia
  • New Zealand


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  • Thailand
  • India


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  • South Africa

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Thorntons known for?

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Thorntons was founded in 1911 operates in the Food and Beverage Manufacturing industry. The company's main headquarters is located in Alfreton Derby, Derbyshire GB; you can contact the main corporate office by phone at +44-345-121-1911. Explore Thorntons's company overview page for more information.

What is Thorntons's most common email format?

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How many employees does Thorntons have currently?

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Thorntons has approximately 606 employees as of January 2024. These team members are located across 5 continents, including EuropeNorth AmericaOceania.

Who are Thorntons's key employees and leadership?

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As of January 2024, Thorntons's key employees include:

  • Chief Executive Officer: T. T.
  • Chief Development Officer: R. L.
  • Chief Financial Officer: C. K.
  • Chief Operating Officer: L. G.
  • Vice President Of Design And Construction: D. T.

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