ULVERSTON-based Thor Atkinson Steel Fabrications is main sponsor for this year’s National Beef Association’s commercial cattle show.

Attracting some of the UK’s top commercial cattle, this presentation and show is a major element of the NBA Beef Expo, taking place at the North West Auction’s Rural Auction Centre, near Kendal, on Saturday, April 27.

Thor Atkinson, which recently celebrated 25 years in business provides steel fabrication services to the quarrying, recycling, water and agricultural sectors across the UK. Steel fabrication for the agricultural sector is a major and growing part of the business as it is the company’s ability to design, manufacture and install bespoke farm buildings that particularly resonates with farming customers.

Recently the company has expanded to deliver cattle handling systems for the beef industry – something very close to founder and CEO Thor Atkinson’s heart as a multiple championship winning breeder himself.

“I’m delighted to be able to sponsor the NBA Beef Expo, especially as it is being held in Cumbria this year. From a business perspective, the event will allow us to showcase our own steel-framed farm buildings to both regional and national farmers. But as a cattle breeder, I am backing this event to highlight the importance of the British beef industry to a wider public. Our livestock farmers and their cattle are among the best in the world, and it is a privilege for our name to be associated with this outstanding event.”

The team shows across the country at the highest of levels.