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 At Thornley Kelham, we are a team. We believe in talent, hard work, and chemistry. We look for people who share our work ethic - 'Do it once and do it right' - people who are are driven to do whatever it takes to ensure our customers are happy that they have entrusted their cars to us.

We are only interested if you are committed to excellence. Our desire to safeguard traditional skills and blend them with contemporary restoration techniques and materials - and to harness new technology where appropriate - is hugely important to us.

We are always looking for talented, experienced craftsmen who would like to work in a modern workshop environment with like-minded colleagues.

And we want to help young people to build a career with us. We have helped Danny through his apprenticeship, and he is now building engines and gearboxes. We are training Jesse in the full range of panel beating and pattern making skills and techniques. We want him to be with us for a long time. We have also taken on another apprentice, Corey, whose development we are overseeing together with their college.

'To build a great company, hire giants'.

Simon was told this thirty years ago - and it is true. If you would like the opportunity to grow to your potential - whatever your restoration discipline - give Simon a call on 01285 869791 (he started young - see right).



We offer great working conditions in a clean, modern environment, wonderful cars to work on, and we pay fairly. Come and find out for yourself!


Posted Jan. 21, 2019


We are looking to hire an Accounts Assistant with excellent organisational/prioritising skills to join our small, friendly team.

Job Specification

  • Accurate entry of purchase invoices to the accounts system
  • Reconcile supplier statements
  • Deal effectively with queries from suppliers and internal departments
  • Maintain an accurate and tidy purchase ledger
  • Produce sales invoices accurately and in a timely manner
  • Send out all sales invoices either by email or post
  • Collate staff expense forms accurately and in a timely manner, gain relevant sign offs and maintain relevant spreadsheets
  • Maintain, administer and reconcile all petty cash accounts monthly
  • Preparation of multi-currency petty cash reconciliations
  • Set-up and maintain supplier and customer accounts
  • Preparation of Credit Control reports
  • Accurately assist in production of estimates
  • File all purchase and sales invoices and related paperwork

In addition to the core role, the successful candidate will be expected to take on other administrative duties as they arise, both as cover for other employees and also to ensure the smooth running of the business as it grows.

Skills Required

  • At least 5 GCSE’s (including maths) or equivalent, with grades of C and above
  • Ability to work in a small, fast paced and pressurised business
  • Relevant Sage 50 and Microsoft Office experience
  • Professional, self-motivated, a ‘can do’ attitude and excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own workload
  • Good verbal and written skills
  • A willingness to learn with a high level of commitment
  • A general knowledge of double entry bookkeeping would be essential
  • Minimum of 2 years accounts experience, ideally in a small to medium sized enterprise.

This position will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to grow and expand the role over time.

After the required qualifying period, benefits will include: company bonus share scheme, stakeholder pension and an increase in holiday allowance

Hours of work Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm. 28 days holiday per year including bank holidays

Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £18,000.00 to £22,000.00 / year (depending on experience)

Please email CV and letter to info@thornleykelham.com



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