Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Grayson presents award at 2017 Brick Awards

Grayson were proud to sponsor the annual Brick Awards on the evening of Thursday 9th November 2017 at the Hilton, Park Lane, London. 600 guests were welcomed by champagne reception before enjoying a 5* 3-course meal in preparation for the evening’s celebrations and entertainment, the heart of which was the announcement of 16 category winners of this coveted industry award.

Celebrity impressionist and comedian, Jon Culshaw ensured a suitably dynamic atmosphere and as ever, the anticipation of some most talented professionals made for an electric start to the ceremony.

Grayson General Manager Clare Spivey presented the award for Best Public Building which was won by PLF Ltd for Chester Storyhouse.  " It was a fantastic evening, with much fun had by all,  I was proud to present an award for a fantastic building in a city close to my heart"

Helen Gibson, senior account manager at Grayson, also attended the event.  "It was great to see so many innovative designs using brickwork, in so many ambitious projects, its amazing what our industry can achieve"The night also raised over £9000 for the Jericho foundation which was the chosen charity for this years event.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Grayson become CLOCS Champion

Grayson (GB) Ltd are dedicated to increasing the awareness of work related road risks (WRRR) to our customers and freight forwarders by becoming a CLOCS Champion.

What is CLOCS?

Between 2008 and 2013, 55 per cent of cyclist fatalities in London involved a heavy goods vehicle. A disproportionate number were construction vehicles. In 2012 Transport for London commissioned an independent review of the construction sector’s transport activities with the aim of understanding the causes of collisions and how they may be prevented.

The resulting ‘Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety' (CLOCS) report was published in February 2013 by Transport Research Laboratory. The report found that blind spots on construction vehicles could be larger than general haulage vehicles, that road safety was not considered in same way as health and safety on-site and that there was little understanding of the impact of construction activity on road safety. It also found that there was no common standard for the industry to work to in order to manage work related road safety. 

In response, the construction logistics industry has demonstrated its commitment to change and identified actions under three work streams to improve road safety. CLOCS brings the construction logistics industry together to take forward actions through a programme of work aiming to revolutionise the management of work related road risk and embed a road safety culture across the industry.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Grayson Sponsors the 40th Brick Awards

Grayson were again delighted to sponsor the annual awards ceremony, an integral part of the brick industry’s calendar during the stunning ceremony at the Hilton on Park Lane, London this month.

The photo booth also sponsored by Grayson provided fun entertainment in the Wellington Suite well into the small hours. Clare Spivey General Manager who attended the awards said, “It was a fantastic night, the photo booth was a great way of retaining some of those great memories!” Photos taken on the night can be downloaded by visiting: http://booking.sayfromage.co.uk/gallery/show/4018#.WDxdYqKLSV4   

Now into its 40th year, The Brick Awards were hosted by Mr Nick Knowles and showcased the varied and outstanding use of brick, recognising architects, brickwork contractors and brick manufacturers throughout the UK.

Grangewood Brickwork Services Ltd’s exceptional work on the Gagosian Gallery and Newport Street Gallery secured them the Specialist Brickwork Contractor of the Year Award, the Supreme Award and also the Craftmanship Award.

Chris Bentley, Rotherham Branch Manager of Grayson (GB) also attended the night, ‘It was great to see so many people celebrating the use of brick and raising money for the Construction Youth Trust in the process.”

The Construction Youth Trust is a registered charity working with disadvantaged young people to help them access opportunities in the construction industry at both trade and professional level.  The trust supports young people to get real work experience and qualifications, find hidden confidence, financially support themselves and their families, and lift themselves out of social exclusion and poverty.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Grayson Proud to Sponsor the Brick Awards

Grayson were delighted to sponsor the annual awards ceremony, a key landmark in the brick industry’s

calendar during the dazzling ceremony in central London’s Hilton Park Lane this week.

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Now into its 39th year, The Brick Awards is the longest, most well established design awards in the UK. The categories are open to Architects, House Builders, Brick Contractors, Brick Manufacturers, Owners and Developers, each celebrating design excellence and innovation using brick.

Hosted by Nick Knowles from DIY SOS, the winners were un2015BrickAwards Laurenveiled: Manchester’s Whitworth Gallery was the clear Supreme winner at this year’s Brick Awards, as well as the winner of the Best Public and Education Building, although Lauren Robinson, account manager at Grayson who attended the ceremony said,“I felt like the winner this year meeting Nick Knowles!”                                                                                 

                    Lauren Robinson with Nick                


In addition to the Supreme Award, there were 14 category awards, each showing excellence in different aspects of design and construction using brick.

General Manager Clare Spivey, who also attended, said “It was a fantastic night and Grayson (GB) were very proud to be part of it.”

Monday, 3 August 2015

Grayson Become ACS’s New London & South East Regional Stockist

In an exciting new development Grayson (GB) Ltd have been appointed as ACS’s new sole distributor for London and the South East of England.

ACS are the premier Wall Tie brand in Europe, with some of the most advanced products on the market. We are therefore extremely proud to have secured this exclusive deal with such a market leading manufacturer. The entire range of ACS standard product is stocked by Grayson and is available for immediate despatch. SONY DSC

Grayson offer a free of charge next day service to all clients in London and the South East of England. In addition, our own fleet of vehicles and large stocks enables us to offer emergency same day deliveries in ‘construction stopped’ situations.

Due to our increased buying power on masonry metalwork, our pricing structure is now the most competitive currently available in the UK. Coupled with our offering on waterproofing, ventilation, cavity closers and fixings, Grayson gives you the ultimate one stop shop for construction consumables.

To coincide with this enhancement Grayson have appointed Daniel McLaughlin as our new South East Regional Manager.

If you’re keen to save money and time on your construction consumables contact Daniel now on 08448 87 13 91 or email him at london@grayson-gb.com.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

New Sourcing Team - Helping Buyers Achieve More

Grayson (GB) Ltd have identified an ever increasing demand on buyers to purchase products that are out of their normal remit.   These out of the norm requests are eating into valuable time which buyers just don’t have.

In response to this Grayson (GB) Ltd have created a new Sourcing Team, capable of finding, quoting and supplying any number of special requirements for its clients.

From bat boxes to washing lines, smoking shelters, to bird baths the sourcing team will dedicate their time to finding the right products required, allowing buyers to concentrate on more pressing business critical purchases.

Benefits of using Grayson Sourcing Team:
  • Buyers are able to concentrate on business critical purchases – saving time and money.
  •  Purchases are made on Grayson credit account – keeping things simple.
  • No need to raise cheques or unnecessary paperwork to purchase goods.
  • Products can be sourced quickly – preventing sites being held up.
  • Buyers can deal with more purchasing requests.

 Why not put Grayson’s sourcing team to the test call us on 08448 50 40 50.

Friday, 9 January 2015

New Site Support Vehicles Hit the Road

In order to meet the increased need of site based solutions Grayson (GB) Ltd have invested in a new team of site support operatives.

The highly knowledgeable and experienced team will be fully equipped with brand new Ford Rangers and will be on call to deal with technical issues that may arise throughout the construction process. 

Able to be deployed anywhere in the UK mainland and Ireland (Northern Ireland  & ROI), these professionals are able to deal with most on-site questions/queries and  have the ability to perform tasks such as site measures and pull-out tests.

This unique sales support commitment underlines the company’s pledge to offer all their clients a low-cost stress-free approach to the procurement of site consumables.