Senior Staff Profiles

Jonathan Petch: Chief Executive


Jonathan joined Thurston in 1997, initially as Sales Director before becoming Managing Director and then Chief Executive.

His extensive experience includes over 30 years in the portable cabin and equipment hire business. Before joining Thurston, he was Managing Director of Sheriff Building Systems Ltd for seven years.

Peter Speight: Senior Divisional Director


Peter joined Thurston in 1994 as the Technical Department Manager having previously trained in architecture and worked with several architect practices and construction companies.

A qualified architectural technician, Peter’s speciality is building design and construction in both traditional and modular formats.

Steve Hodges

Steve has been with Thurstons for over 20 years, in that time he has gained a wealth of experience and knowledge of all our products and customer base and he now heads up the YMC Container Solutions division at Beverley and sits on the Divisional board.

Steve has extensive experience in off-site construction and was heavily involved in the off-shore industry for around ten years prior to joining Thurstons.

Mark Gibson

Mark is the latest addition to the Senior Management Team at Thurston and is responsible for all finance and Company Secretarial matters.

A Chartered Accountant by profession, Mark brings with him over 20 years experience of managing finance functions of SME manufacturing businesses, many at Board level.

Mark Wood

Mark joined Thurstons after relocating to Yorkshire in 1999. He started working as a management trainee working within various departments gaining valuable experience and understanding of the whole company before being promoted to Sales Office Manager. Mark has vast experience of factory processes and components after spending some time on the factory floor.

Mark started his career as an engineer within the Rail sector at Crewe.

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