About Us

The Automotive arm of Thurlow Nunn has been a respected name in East Anglia for many decades and is proud to now be part of the Luton & Dunstable community. The business was first established in Stowmarket by George Thurlow as an oil merchant and engineer in 1875. The business soon became involved in the sale of steam engines and agricultural machinery, growing into one of the region's largest engineering companies and a pre-eminent distributor of Massey-Ferguson tractors. The merger with fellow agriculture company F.J. Nunn in 1970 formed an even stronger business, which in 1982 purchased a share in a local Vauxhall dealership.

The three decades since have seen the automotive side of the group achieve steady growth, with Thurlow Nunn becoming one of the largest Vauxhall dealers in the UK. We have recently opened the newest addition to our dealerships with a newly constructed Vauxhall Brand Centre in Dunstable. We have also branched out into Luton with the purchase of the two Motorbodies sites on Kimpton and Dallow road.

The respect generated by the Thurlow Nunn name and the backing of older parts of the business have helped the automotive retail and aftersales arm achieve its pre-eminent position in the region. Nevertheless, the efficiency, fair dealing and friendly attitude of our staff have been key to our on-going success.

Our community involvement initiatives, such as involvement in various charities and sponsorship of the Eastern Counties Football League, ensure that we are fondly regarded throughout Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. We also participate in numerous charity initiatives and are always looking to participate with the wider community. If you want us to get involved with something why not contact your nearest branch today? You can find your nearest branch here

The Thurlow Nunn Group employs more than 550 people, with an annual turnover in excess of £250 million and operates from 20 sites throughout East Anglia, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire.