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Gripsure summer team away day
16th June 2017
Gripsure’s first summer team day began with bacon butties at St Austell conference centre and finished with a hair-raising 15 lap F1 race.
The day featured a review of the highlights of the year to date, including the continued development into European sales, customer service, the website and production processes with three new starters. The team also examined the opportunities and challenges Gripsure will face in the next 12 months across all areas of the business.
The whole team headed to St Eval Karting circuit for the Gripsure Grand Prix. There was some healthy competition among the racers with Dean from the production team taking 3rd place, Charlie from the sales team coming in 2nd and Jed from the production team winning 1st place. A thought provoking day ended with a bit of fun and team bonding on the race track.
Gripsure expands to meet demand
19th April 2017
We have doubled our production team to meet growing demand for our non slip timber decking.
New to the team is Dean Gosling who has been appointed as production supervisor, along with Andris Klebahs as a production operative and Kevin Davis as a production assistant. Jed Brokenshire has been promoted to production manager.
Our expansion is the result of increased sales through Homebase and leading timber and builders merchants, as well as to architects and contractors. In the last 12 months Gripsure has supplied anti slip decking to a growing number of high profile customers including Go Ape, De Vere Hotels, Kew Gardens and Centre Parcs. We are also extending our global reach, with an expanding customer base in Sweden, France and Ireland.
Mike Nicholson Gripsure’s Managing Director said: “We have expanded our production team to keep up with demand and to ensure we are well placed for future growth.
“This is a very exciting time for Gripsure. Our decking is now available in 160 Homebase stores across the UK and we have secured a number of new contracts with merchants. Meanwhile, our reputation is growing among architects and contractors and we are continuing to win contracts with schools, hotels and visitor attractions. While the UK market remains very strong our ambition is global and we are expanding in Europe. The new recruits will help ensure we maintain the highest levels of service and quality as we grow the business.”
TDCA DeckMark accreditation - DeckMark Plus
3rd March 2017
Gripsure became members of the Timber Decking and Cladding Association (TDCA) in December 2016 because like us, the TDCA believe in high standards of service and aftercare to meet the expectations of customers. We are very pleased to announce that following an audit in February, Gripsure non slip decking has been awarded TDCA DeckMark and DeckMark Plus accreditation. You can trust Gripsure to deliver top quality timber decking with excellent slip resistance results.
Gripsure Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017
21st February 2017
Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Improvement and Design Professionals in the UK and Around the World
Gripsure has won “Best Of Customer Service on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. Gripsure were chosen from among more than one million active home building, home improvement and design industry professionals.
The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Customer Service honours are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2016.
“We’re so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals, including Gripsure UK Ltd,” said Andrew Small, Managing Director of Houzz UK and Ireland. “Each of these businesses was singled out for recognition by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for helping to turn their home improvement dreams into reality.”
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A message from Gripsure's MD Mike Nicholson
13th February 2017
I am delighted to announce that due to huge demand for Gripsure anti slip decking, the company has made further significant investments to ensure customer service is never compromised.
Within production, we have now fully automated our process which will improve productivity by 45%, meaning 40 cubic metres of decking can be “Gripsure-d” within 2 days.
And within the team, we have strengthened our both sales and production operations with the arrival of Charlie Nicholson as Sales Assistant and Jack Nelson as Production Operative. In addition Jed Brokenshire has been promoted to Production Manager (designate), with James Napier now assuming overall control as General Manager.