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Grayson Proudly Sponsor the 2019 Brick Awards

Grayson were honoured to sponsor the Brick Awards for another year! The Brick Awards is an annual ceremony to celebrate the best brickwork projects across 15 categories and it is an integral part of the brick industry calendar. Grayson sponsored the Refurbishment category which shows recognition and appreciation to 9 of the best refurbished buildings using UK bricks.

The annual ceremony took place at a new venue this year, the Royal Lancaster Hotel in Bayswater London. The awards were attended by leading architects, housebuilders, developers, contractors and suppliers and this year Clare Spivey, Chris Bentley and Kerry Price represented Grayson.

The Brick Development Association organise the Brick Awards which have been running for 43 years. Keith Aldis, CEO of the BDA kickstarted the ceremony and we then heard from Head Judge Hillary Satchwell.

The chosen charity for the evening, CRASH, then took to the stage. CRASH specialise in helping homelessness and hospice charities improve their buildings, to enable them to provide better shelter and services.

Gyles Brandreth was an excellent host for the evening providing a great atmosphere for the ceremony.

Clare Spivey presented the Refurbishment award, congratulations to the Royal Academy of Arts project for winning! Kerry Price attended the awards for the first time, saying “it was a fantastic experience and great to see all the amazing projects shortlisted for the awards”.

Here are all the winners and commendations for the 2019 Brick Awards, congratulations to all!

Supreme Award
Winner: The Dorothy Garrod Building, Newnham College

Individual Housing Development
Winner: Kenwood Lee House
Commended: Hulmefield Hall
Commended: Ten Oaks Farm

Small Housing Development
Winner: The Interlock
Commended: The W1 London
Commended: Weymouth Mews

Medium Housing Development
Winner: The Dorothy Garrod Building, Newnham College
Commended: Gainsford Road
Commended: Roof Gardens

Large Housing Development
Winner: Porters Edge (At Water Yards)
Commended: Hox Park

Urban Regeneration
Winner: Raidió Fáilte / Líonra Uladh
Commended: Elephant Park
Commended: New Gorbals Health and Care Centre

House Builder
Winner: Croudace Homes

Commercial
Winner: The Ray Farringdon
Commended: The Caxton at Buckingham Green

Public
Winner: Cambridge Central Mosque
Commended: The Defence National Rehabilitation Centre

Education
Winner: Royal College of Pathologists
Commended: Music School, King’a College School Wimbledon
Commended: Dancy House

Refurbishment
Winner: Royal Academy of Arts
Commended: The Hollis Building

Innovation
Winner: The Interlock
Commended: York House

Craftsmanship
Winner: The Dorothy Garrod Building, Newnham College
Commended: Fulham Palace

Specialist Brickwork Contractor
Winner: Lee Marley Brickwork

Worldwide
Winner: Pontsteiger
Commended: Chuon Chuon Kim 2 Kindergarten
Commended: Lipton Thayer House

Architects’ Choice
Winner: The Interlock

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Belfast

Unit 6 Edgar Ind Estate, Comber Road, Carryduff, Northern Ireland
BT8 8AN
02890 81 55 66
belfast@grayson-gb.com

Glasgow

Unit 3 Invergyle Court, Ibrox Business Park, Glasgow
G51 2JR
0141 465 19 00
glasgow@grayson-gb.com

Sheffield

Magna 34 Industrial Park, Temple Road, Rotherham
S60 1FG
01709 786 100
sheffield@grayson-gb.com

London

Lombard House, 8 Lombard Road, London
SW19 3TZ
020 3576 3910
london@grayson-gb.com

Grayson London is solely a Technical and Specification location.

Katie Wills

Regional Manager

Meet Katie Wills, our vibrant Regional Manager who finds joy in spending time with her family, keeping fit, and taking part in fun-filled challenges.

With an energetic and outgoing personality, Katie thrives on trying new things, even venturing into coasteering in 2023 with her son.

She’s not afraid to push boundaries, whether climbing mountains (previously done Kilimanjaro) for charity or conquering marathons and skydives. I wonder what challenge is next on the list?

When not on an adventure, Katie cherishes time with loved ones, embodying a sociable spirit that brings warmth to our team. 

Madelaine Pieterse

Regional Manager

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.

Grayson GB - Jim Martin

Jim Martin

Regional Manager

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 Gibson

Regional Manager

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!

Kevin Jagg

Operations Director

Kevin has been in the construction game for a long time, over 30 years! He worked at Grayson & Co back in 1993 and has unfortunately known Tony throughout this time. Now he’s decided to join the senior leadership after knowing Clare and Chris for 18 years.

At the weekend, Kevin enjoys meeting friends for a beer or 3 and loves to travel all over the world on cruises.

Clare Spivey

Sales & Marketing Director

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 Bareham

Specification Director

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 Bentley

Regional Manager

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.

Tony Higson ​

CEO & Managing Director ​

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.