Thimbleby & Shorland
Thimbleby & Shorland, Chartered Surveyors, Auctioneers,Valuers and Estate Agents has been in business in Reading, Berkshire since 1901. The firm has always been associated with agricultural auctions and still operates from Reading Cattle Market, which itself can be dated back to 1850 when it was established by Royal Charter.
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Thimbleby & Shorland, with its 120 year history is now one of the oldest companies operating in Reading, and continues to go from strength to strength.  The style of the business has not changed over the years, but the products and diversity has, everything from carriages to contractors plant, cars & commercials.
Same good name, Same good service, still going strong since 1901.  Personal service and still fiercely independent.
Here’s to the next 120 years!

The Business Relationship

I have been working with T&S for more than 15 years and have redesigned the website at least 3 times as technology & software moved forward.

They wanted a cleaner, more stylish design to go with the evolving business. They also requested that two of their departments have their own websites along a similar theme.

The other sites that form the group are Thimbleby & Shorland – Plant & Equipment, and, Thimbleby & Shorland – Antiques.

I am responsible for keeping the website up-to-date with auctions, maintaining the 3 sites, and suggesting changes where appropriate in keeping with the changing business.
I also maintain their marketing database, produce and send out their marketing emails, and keep their social media updated.



Brenda set up our original website and has re-modelled and up-dated it many times since then.  Proactive, and patient with non-techie people, are two of her strongest suits.  Brenda has always been extremely accessible, not only willing to take action seemingly any time of the day or night, but also responding very quickly to requests.  As we have worked together for so long Brenda has an in-depth knowledge of our business, so she has a clear understanding of what we need from a website.  Brenda also looks after other aspects of our marketing, and we have a very long-standing working relationship, which speaks volumes.

Christopher Boreham
Director – Thimbleby & Shorland