THE HAMBLETONGROUP

individually in harmony

Part of the Family

The Hambleton Group Ltd is the parent company for a unique collection of enterprises, each occupying a distinct niche of the marketplace. For over 30 years, each venture has been driven onward with a constant enthusiasm to become the best in its field.

With an entrepreneurial ethos ever striving for improvement, The Hambleton Group is always looking for new and innovative services to meet the demands and ever changing needs of its customers. You can be sure that the quality of the service we provide will exceed all of your expectations, whatever your interest.

..every morning is a beautiful morning..

Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well

Vectis Auctions

Forward thinking and progressive, Vectis are the world leaders within the toy and collectables auction industry. With over 70 specialist sales per year, there's over 42,000 lots sold annually

ArtsBank

ArtsBank is a showcase for North East talent. Opened in April 2010, the business has two sides, a retail gallery plus a vibrant on-line presence offering both traditional and contemporary art

Life of Vinyl

Life of Vinyl's not just vintage LP’s and record players but also newly released and re-mastered albums, modern record players, recycled vinyl gifts, art, photography and accessories

Teesside Caravans

An NCC Approved, Award Winning Caravan Dealership and Service Centre with a CaSSOA Gold Award status storage site. Home to the largest indoor caravan and accessory showrooms in the UK

You Can Caravan

If you're are looking to spruce up, repair, maintain or be even more ambitious and attempt a self-build project on your caravan or motorhome, You Can Caravan are here to help

Teesside Warehousing

Teesside Warehousing has more than three decades of experience trading in the storage industry. We can provide an exceptional range of warehousing services tailored to your needs

  • Our Story

    1976, the year of the first commercial Concorde flight and the worst drought in British history. It was also the year that saw husband and wife team, Bryan and Jeannie Goodall formulate a business plan to allow customers to pay a weekly amount towards a hamper of food, drinks & sweets delivered to their home in time for Christmas.

    After leaving school at 16, Bryan joined his father’s finance business, learning all aspects of how to run a successful small business. This proved vital during the set up of Cleveland Hampers.

  • Moving In

    Initially operating from the kitchen table in the couple’s house and with two small children in tow, locating suitable premises was the key to cope with a rapidly increasing order book.

    A warehouse and office complex in Thornaby-on-Tees with over 250,000 sq ft of space, on a site of 12 acres, presented itself. Within, there would be more than ample space to pack and store the hampers before distribution to their customers - and have capacity for future growth. It was an opportunity not to be missed.

  • Expansion Plans

    A decade later and the company had grown and expanded nationally, with 7 offices serving 15,000 agents and 120,000 customers with its Heritage Hampers brand.

    Loyal to the area and its people, the company sponsored Middlesbrough Football Club in the 1988 – 1990 seasons, an adventure which led to Heritage Hampers being included in the Guinness Book of Records for the largest painted advertising sign.

    In 1989, the renamed Heritage Food Group was honoured with a visit from Princess Diana, one of their proudest moments to date.

  • Branching Out

    The 90's brought major developments for the Group. The sale of the hamper business offered the opportunity to expand into new ventures, most significantly with the purchase of Vectis Auctions.

    Over the subsequent 20 years, the Group has continued to grow, mature and diversify. But the main foundations have always remained the same - to be true to the local area and its people and have some fun along the way!

whoever loves and understands a garden will find contentment within

  • one for the collector

    Whatever the size of your collection, we pride ourselves on offering a professional, reliable and friendly service

    the beautiful ones

    The very best art, from the very best artists, from the North East of England and beyond. Original art, photography and sculpture in store and on line

    retro never sounded so good

    Let us guide you through a journey of nostalgia on our website, or visit us for a laid-back listen to some of the greatest music of all-time

  • get away from the bustle

    We provide a one-stop shop for everything caravan and motorhome, maintain a pleasurable shopping experience and serve a lifetime of assistance

    accessorise your space

    Relax with Isabella, feel safe with AL-KO and cozy up to Quest - available conveniently from the comfort of your own internet connection

    store it all

    In today’s price sensitive market, every business is looking to reduce its costs but still have a flexible tailored service offering the highest standards

We love what we do, find out more

..a place where our customers can engage in their passion..

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Address

Fleck Way, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees. TS17 9JZ