The GT Group
The GT Group is a group of four businesses based in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
The GT Group
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1892 – Gilbert Thompson born
1905 – Gilbert (age 13) starts working as errand boy in the fruit and vegetable trade
1909 – Gilbert buys his own cart and starts selling fruit and veg on his own round
1914 – Gilbert has to stop whilst he serves in the First World War
1932 – Gilbert Thompson opens his own premises in George Street, Leeds, part of Kirkgate Market at the time.
1939 – Clifford has to leave to fight in the Second World War (front of tank)
1946 – On Clifford’s return from the war the company is formally registered as a limited company –
1961 – Clifford is joined in the business by his son David.
1963 – David leaves to travel the world – rejoining the company in 1965.
1967 – The company moves to the new Leeds Wholesale Market on Ponefract Lane
1975 – Clifford’s other son, Michael comes down to help for one week. He never left.
1992 – David’s son Daniel joins the company and starts the flower division of the business
1999 – An eventful year!
The company merges with Jackson Swaby Limited and buys a share of the Yorkshire Produce Centre. Davi...
2000 – The company starts trading from the new premises in April 2000
2003 – The company acquires the remaining share of the Yorkshire Produce Centre
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