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Our Values

As a British-owned family business with a proud heritage dating back to 1921, Grayson exude traditional old-fashioned values with a very modern twist. These core values form our company’s DNA culture and are showcased within all our operational locations.

All our staff are inducted fully understanding these commitments and will endeavour to demonstrate these in everything they do.

These principles are never forgotten and remain at the heart of our daily activities and strategic future planning.

Passion

We make things happen with ‘fire in our belly’ and ‘deliver’ with a ‘can do’ attitude.

Someone demonstrating this value…

  • Does what they can when they can and doesn’t give up
  • Goes the extra mile and surpasses the expectations of clients and colleagues alike
  • Finds a way to solve problems and deals with them
  • Constructively questions & challenges what we do and how we do it
  • Finds ways to streamline and improve the business and themselves

Integrity

We build trust by being honest and delivering on our promises.

Someone demonstrating this value…

  • Commits to actions and delivers on their promises
  • Keeps customers and colleagues up to date on progress and problems
  • Is prepared to say ‘no’ when necessary
  • Follows through on what they have promised
  • Gets on with things without being asked
  • Gives their word and does everything they can to deliver

Care

We care about our customers, our colleagues and our company and support people to achieve our goals.

Someone demonstrating this value…

  • Looks out for others and offer support and help without being asked
  • Creates a positive working environment
  • Sees things from other people’s perspective
  • Actively listens to others
  • Lives and demonstrates our values and behaviours
  • Challenges those that don’t

Ownership

We take responsibility and don’t shirk our obligations. That means ‘holding that baton’ until our colleague is in a position to take it from us.

Someone demonstrating this value…

  • Takes responsibility and sees the job through from start to finish
  • Acts without instruction and doesn’t wait to be told
  • Does what they say they are ‘going to do’
  • Proactively follows things through
  • Owns up to their mistakes and learns from

Responsiveness

We ‘jump into action’ and have an urgency about our work whilst still maintaining high quality in everything we do – We’re quick, efficient and personable.

Someone demonstrating this value…

  • Understands that speed and responsiveness is a major part of our success and demonstrates this in everything they do
  • Responds timely and courteously to clients, colleagues and partners
  • Sets, manages and meets deadlines and agreed timescales
  • Eliminates unnecessary tasks and improves things
  • Generates ideas and finds ways to make things simpler and more efficient
  • Spots and minimises errors and waste
  • Finds ways to streamline and improve the business and themselves

Profit

We are not afraid to make profits and do all we can to create happy customers and boost our margins through win-win relationships.

Someone demonstrating this value…

  • Knows the true value of what we offer and has the confidence to charge for it
  • Walks away or says ‘no’ if it isn’t a good fit for the business
  • Promotes a culture of continuous improvement and profitability
  • Does all they can to create delighted customers and increase loyalty
  • Shows commercial awareness in everything they do
  • Finds ways to add value to our business
  • Finds ways to streamline and improve both the business and themselves

Passion

We make things happen with ‘fire in our belly’ and ‘deliver’ with a ‘can do’ attitude.

Someone demonstrating this value…

  • Does what they can when they can and doesn’t give up
  • Goes the extra mile and surpasses the expectations of clients and colleagues alike
  • Finds a way to solve problems and deals with them
  • Constructively questions & challenges what we do and how we do it
  • Finds ways to streamline and improve the business and themselves

Integrity

We build trust by being honest and delivering on our promises.

Someone demonstrating this value…

  • Commits to actions and delivers on their promises
  • Keeps customers and colleagues up to date on progress and problems
  • Is prepared to say ‘no’ when necessary
  • Follows through on what they have promised
  • Gets on with things without being asked
  • Gives their word and does everything they can to deliver

Care

We care about our customers, our colleagues and our company and support people to achieve our goals.

Someone demonstrating this value…

  • Looks out for others and offer support and help without being asked
  • Creates a positive working environment
  • Sees things from other people’s perspective
  • Actively listens to others
  • Lives and demonstrates our values and behaviours
  • Challenges those that don’t

Responsiveness

We ‘jump into action’ and have an urgency about our work whilst still maintaining high quality in everything we do – We’re quick, efficient and personable.

Someone demonstrating this value…

  • Understands that speed and responsiveness is a major part of our
    success and demonstrates this in everything they do
  • Responds timely and courteously to clients, colleagues and partners
  • Sets, manages and meets deadlines and agreed timescales
  • Eliminates unnecessary tasks and improves things
  • Generates ideas and finds ways to make things simpler and more efficient
  • Spots and minimises errors and waste
  • Finds ways to streamline and improve the business and themselves

Ownership

We take responsibility and don’t shirk our obligations. That means ‘holding that baton’ until our colleague is in a position to take it from us.

Someone demonstrating this value…

  • Takes responsibility and sees the job through from start to finish
  • Acts without instruction and doesn’t wait to be told
  • Does what they say they are ‘going to do’
  • Proactively follows things through
  • Owns up to their mistakes and learns from

Profit

We are not afraid to make profits and do all we can to create happy customers and boost our margins through win-win relationships.

Someone demonstrating this value…

  • Knows the true value of what we offer and has the confidence to charge for it
  • Walks away or says ‘no’ if it isn’t a good fit for the business
  • Promotes a culture of continuous improvement and profitability
  • Does all they can to create delighted customers and increase loyalty
  • Shows commercial awareness in everything they do
  • Finds ways to add value to our business
  • Finds ways to streamline and improve both the business and themselves
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Contact Us

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.

Andy Allsobrook

Regional Manager

Andy is not just our Regional Manager; he is a dedicated family man, an active sports enthusiast, and brings nearly 40 years of construction industry experience to the team.  

Away from the office, Andy still plays cricket at the grand age of 58, showing the young ones what he’s made of when playing on the same team as his son. He also avidly supports Arsenal FC.

Andy also cherishes family time with his childhood sweetheart, wife of 35 years, their three adult children, and grandchildren.

An ex-retained fireman who served for six years in the 1980s, Andy’s dedication extends beyond work, showcasing his commitment to community and family.

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.