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Bill Pomfret

Thornton Sports are sad to announce the recent death of Director, Bill Pomfret

Bill passed away earlier this week following a prolonged period of illness. In addition to being Managing Director of Thornton Sports’ synthetic grass manufacturing division, Nordon, Bill’s extensive experience also included management of a wide variety of sports surfacing projects.

In addition to his role at Thornton Sports, Bill also thoroughly enjoyed being a key member of the Sports and Play Construction Association (SAPCA). As a long-standing member of the SAPCA board and Chair of their Manufacturers and Suppliers Group, Bill had also recently been appointed as Chairman of the Association’s Technical Committee in 2013.

Those who knew Bill are likely to describe him as a man of integrity. Whilst being honest and forthright, he also had a fantastically dry sense of humour. Outside of work he was a loyal, family man who enjoyed good food and fine wine. His hobbies included fishing and ‘tinkering’ with his vintage motorbikes.

A service will take place at Preston Crematorium on Tuesday 10th February at 1pm. Anybody who would like to attend to pay their respects to our wonderful colleague who will be sorely missed, are more than welcome. Family flowers only please, however any donations to St Catherine’s Hospice would be gratefully received. 

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