Our mission is to give back to a community which has helped us achieve incredible things, supported us and many others in the construction industry and offered invaluable advice and teachings along the way.
By focusing on one carefully chosen charity and a select few training organisations that invest future talent, we can really get involved with making a difference and positively impacting our community.
We’re proud to be working with and supporting the following:
The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is the only charity that provides mental, physical and financial wellbeing support to the construction community and their families. The charity supports ALL construction workers and their family members in a time of need, regardless of circumstances.
Grayson (GB) Ltd is a regular contributor, a key corporate partner and an official Annual Company Supporter to The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity. Our business passionately believes in and proactively supports all the charity’s current efforts and activities.
Grayson recognise the incredible sacrifices made by our brave armed forces. Our business therefore works hard to create an environment that supports them when they need us.
As part of our commitment, the company is a proud signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant. This commitment ensures we support serving regular and reserve service personnel, as well as veterans, cadets and their families. Beyond the terms of the covenant we also offer further commitments like guaranteeing a face-to-face interview for any veteran applicant.
Our business is also regularly assists various organisations that retrain service-levers and veterans to enter the construction industry.
Supporting those currently in the industry is extremely important to us; but so too is being there for the next generation of construction professionals.
Via our exclusive partnership with The ABC Assessment Centre, we support numerous schools and colleges across the UK with specialist CPD’s, training materials, visual aids and free of charge product.
By working alongside tutors, we can ensure that students familiarise themselves with the latest products and practices they will be exposed to on modern construction sites.
Our long-standing agreement The ABC Assessment Centre ensures we provide the best support to apprentices and those re-training to enter the commercial brickwork arena. In addition, the ABCAC provides CITB-accredited training and access to CSCS cards/qualifications.
As well as supporting those outside our own organisation, we also offer a range of apprenticeships, graduate placements, internships and training schemes for young, ambitious individuals wanting to gain real-life experience in the industry.
Grayson works closely with several local schools, colleges and universities to support students of all ages. As a result, we’ve had a diverse range of young talent don their Grayson uniforms and contribute to the industry we love.
Pictured here is one of our most recent apprentices Harry Beer. Harry is just about to complete his apprenticeship and become a full fledged member of our commercial team in Sheffield.
All those that complete successful apprenticeships, placements and internships are offered positions once their studies are completed.
Grayson (GB) Ltd is one of just 13,000 (out of over 5,000,000) UK businesses who have made a commitment to the Living Wage Foundation to pay all their staff more than the real living wage. The real living wage is the only UK wage rate based on the cost of living. This voluntary code goes beyond a company’s legal obligation and meets what we believe is a greater moral obligation.
Grayson believe that all workers deserve a wage which meets their everyday needs – like the weekly shop or a decent family holiday.
By buying your sundries from Grayson you are supporting a system that ensures that cleaners, pickers, packers, drivers etc are paid fairly for their efforts and hard working families can aspire to more than just surviving.
Grayson London is solely a Technical and Specification location.
Grayson London is solely a Technical and Specification location.
Madelaine has always worked in construction so she knows her way around the industry, but she will often get lost in her own town.
Born in South Africa, Madelaine swapped the stunning sunshine in Cape Town for the cloudy charm of Belfast. We’re not sure what made her make this decision, starting a new life in Ireland isn’t for the faint-hearted.
Madelaine is mother to two sons 22 and 25 who she loves to spend her time with, watching them mature into handsome men.
Our regional manager Jim likes to pretend that he is ‘pure Scottish’ but secretly he’s half English. Now, we ‘dinnae ken’ why he’s proud of his Scottish ancestry, but each to their own!
Despite his Scottish routes, Jim is great at his job, there’s no denying that.
You won’t often see Jim cracking up in the office, but we suppose there isn’t a lot to laugh at up in Scotland so he’s probably out of practice.
Helen spends most of her time playing with her orchestra. She claims that her biggest passion is music, but then again, her instrument of choice is the flute.
Playing her flute isn’t the only music that Helen makes, she is the proud owner of a big laugh that bounces off every corner of the office. More often than not, you will hear her laugh before you see her!
Helen’s a single girl, and enjoys meeting up with friends for nights out at the cinema, eating out and keeping the local Brew Dog in business!! She says she doesn’t drink much…. we know different!
Andy isn’t technically an employee here at Grayson but insisted on having his biography on the team page. His interesting choice of dedication as a Sheffield United fan is a big controversy to the many Wednesday fans in the office.
Ex-miner and world-renowned customer experience expert (well, that’s what he says!), Andy combines his public speaking with his love for travelling the world – and still manages to make it back to the Grayson Directors meetings to make the team jealous of his adventures.
Always returning to his roots, guiding Grayson in Rotherham… and beyond.
Although she won’t admit it, Clare has been in the game a long time.
Supplying power tools and fixings was her first job in the construction industry. Due to this she has the ability to spot a tool a mile off.
Clare must have been a magician in a former life as her ability to spin plates is quite something. With a husband who works away, 2 kids with a shed load of activities, her taxi and cheerleading skills are on hand most evenings and weekends.
Clare and her family enjoy escaping to Filey, where they enjoy long walks on the beach and eating fish and chips. Clare loves her holiday home as there is absolutely no phone signal.
Henry’s takes great pride in his family, a wife to whom he’s absurdly lucky to have been married to for over 30 years. And two children in their 20’s, who now talk to him having managed their way through the teenage years.
Having left his pretend job of 15 years as a fully-fledged P.G.A qualified Golf Professional, Henry has managed his last 20 years + in construction within manufacturing, technical specification, and sub-contracting.
He spends his time away from work trying to re-kindle the talent he had a long time ago on the golf course, whilst also managing a keen interest in the gym, trying to maintain the muscle to body fat ratio in a good way.
Chris’s claim to fame is working with both Tony and Clare for over 24 years, and still being alive to tell the tale. He’s been working for Grayson since day one!
Outside of the office, Chris has a passion for music and plays in a Brass Band. He’s performed at the Albert Hall, and recently performed at Soccer Aid for Unicef in front of 70,000 supporters at Old Trafford.
If he’s not playing music or working, Chris does also like to watch Barnsley FC which unfortunately, doesn’t put a smile on his face too often.
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Having two teenage daughters, Tony enjoys spending much of this time working away.
He also has an old wife and new a Doberman, therefore the only time people value him is in the office or on site.
As a Sheffield Wednesday fan, the poor fella doesn’t get any joy there either.
Tony has been the Managing Director of Grayson for nearly twenty-years. For all of this time he was also moonlighting for ACS. Again, holding down two jobs was the perfect excuse for not going home.
In a previous life Tony used to play solders, however he has very few war stories due to the fact his job was to the fix equipment real soldiers used.
Tony’s biggest fear is retirement.