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Bishop Middleham Archaeological Dig Talk

During excavations at our Bishop Middleham Quarry in 2018, a small number of bones were uncovered. Work was halted and the team from Archaeological Research Services Ltd attended to begin archaeological excavations. You can read more about their discoveries at

Following these works, Archaeological Research Services Ltd and W & M Thompson (Quarries) Ltd have organised for a talk about the findings to be held at Bishop Middleham Village Hall on 28th September 2019 at 12pm. All are welcome to attend what will be a fascinating insight into the ancient history of Bishop Middleham village.

Sandra Celebrates 30 Years at Thompsons

We would like to wish our Training Co-ordinator, Sandra Lee, huge congratulations on her 30 years of service at Thompsons of Prudhoe. Since starting her career with us, Sandra has been an absolute credit and we hugely appreciate all her hard work and dedication over the years. We’re sure you will join us in wishing her congratulations and here’s to many more years with us!

Plant Operator Vacancy

Have an exciting employment opportunity

Experienced Plant Operator 360 Excavator, Loading Shovel.
Knowledge of Crushing/Screening Operations
Weighbridge training provided on site
Would be an advantage if the Plant Operators held MPQC & CPCS Cards.
Based at Esholt Treatment Works, Esholt, Near Bradford, BD10 0TW

Applicants are requested to send CV’s by email to:
Helen Hillary, HR Director

Thompson’s of Prudhoe Ltd, Princess Way,
Low Prudhoe, Northumberland, NE42 6PL
We are an equal opportunity employer.
Full Time Basis – 3 year contract may extend Continue reading “Plant Operator Vacancy” »

Defibrillators installed at Thompsons’ Sites

This May, 11 members of staff completed a defibrillator course ran by the North East Ambulance Service. Staff learned what to do in an emergency following “DR-ABC”:

Danger- is there any danger to the person or yourself;
Response- is the person responding, if not call an ambulance;
Airway- is their airway blocked;
Breathing- are they breathing;
CPR- begin chest compressions and have the AED (Automated External Defibrillator) ready to be deployed.

The course attendees were then taught how to use the AED which is fully automated, they were able to practice on training dummies and were shown where to locate the pads for adults and children. The AED checks for a heartbeat, if one is not found it will give instructions to stand clear while it sends a shock of electricity through the patient. It will then give instructions on continuing CPR until further shocks are required and professional help arrives.

Thompsons have purchased two AEDs- one for our head office and one for our SABIC site. We aim to register these with the Ambulance service meaning they will be available for public use as well as our own.

Pro Am 2019

On 10th May, 2019 Thompsons of Prudhoe sponsored a ProAM golf tournament at Prudhoe Golf Club in aid of raising funds for the Women’s Cancer Detections Society (WCDS) based at the QE hospital in Gateshead. Over the course of the day the 40 teams comprising of 3 amateur golfers and 1 Professional competed culminating in “Team Ferrie” being crowned the winning team and Liam O’Neil crowned the winning Professional from Leeds Golf Centre with an amazing course record of 9 under par.
The whole day was fantastic, the course was in great condition, the sun was shining and fantastic hospitality and catering from the club. Many businesses donated raffle prizes and sponsored holes resulting in an incredible total of £5100 raised for the charity as a result. Thank you to all businesses who took part, made a donations or sponsored a hole in aid of a worthwhile local charity.

Kay’s Marathon Achievement!

On 28th April, Kay Thompson (Payroll) took part in the London Marathon, raising money for The Snowdon Trust and The British Diabetic Association. She completed the 26.2 mile race in an amazing 5 hours and 3 minutes and has so far raised over £2000 for the charities- The Snowdon Trust helps people with physical or sensory disabilities to access vocational and academic courses in the UK and The British Diabetic Association who support anyone in the UK affected by diabetes.

Kay said that it was a great experience and amazing running over Tower Bridge- the last 5 miles was hard work but the best feeling seeing the finish line. “I’m buzzing and soooo relived that it’s over!!” We at Thompsons are incredibly proud of Kay! If you would like to donate to the Snowdon Trust please visit or speak to Kay.