Type of entity
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- Frank Thomas Limited
- Frank Thomas Group
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Dates of existence
The company was founded in 1982 by Peter Laughton and David Wooding to make motorcycle boots. They called it 'Frank Thomas' because they wanted a traditional, classic British name. Initially they used outworkers from the Northamptonshire shoe industry to make the boots and then expanded into making gloves. In 1985 they moved manufacturing to Asia and gradually added motorcycle leather suits, jackets, jeans and waterproof clothing to their product range.
In the early 2000s Frank Thomas Limited acquired Lintek, Bikezone, BKS Leathers and Red Route and the company became the Frank Thomas Group. In 2011 they were acquired by J&S Accessories, a UK independent motorcycling clothing and accessories retailer.