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Grayson: Leading the way in sustainability

UK construction is changing, and Grayson is proud to be at the very forefront of this change.  

Our organisation continues to lead the way toward a net-zero construction industry.  

A True Carbon-Neutral Business

In May 2024, Grayson became the first business of its type to be certified as ‘Carbon Neutral’. This fantastic achievement once again underlines our market-leading position.  

We achieved this via the internationally recognised PAS 2060 process. PAS 2060 is a specification standard detailing how to demonstrate carbon neutrality, produced and published by the British Standards Institution (BSI).   

The business also holds independent UKAS third-party certification for our PAS 2060 carbon-neutral processes, giving our clients the peace of mind that all our statements are validated by one of the world’s most respected approval bodies.  

In our opinion, this is the strongest and clearest way to demonstrate genuine carbon neutrality.  

 

 

Zero Waste to Landfill Accredited

Examples of our recycling programs can be found in all areas of our business.  

However, in 2020, Grayson became the first business in its market sector to become a ‘Zero Waste To Landfill’ company. We now recycle over 95% of our waste, with the remainder that can’t be recycled being used to generate energy and heating for local homes.  


ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

Grayson has been ISO 14001 certified since 2010.  

ISO 14001 is an international standard for designing and implementing an environmental management system (EMS).  

Although we are running PAS 2060 for our carbon neutrality, ISO 14001 still plays a vital role in our environmental systems.  

 

Our Environmental Mission

Our Environmental Mission: To remain the most environmentally friendly business of our type in the UK and to lead the way in all areas of sustainability.  

Examples of this are:  

  • Create facilities powered entirely by our solar energy   
  • Installing electric storage batteries to bank our surplus electricity  
  • Transitioning our company fleet to electric or hybrid vehicles  
  • Switching our commercial fleet to biofuels  
  • Using only electric forklifts powered by our own solar energy  
  • Eliminating environmental waste and embedding recycling  
  • Working closely with our partners to reduce their carbon  
 
 

Design and Development of Environmental Products

Grayson has been involved in the design, development, testing and launch of several new products that help contractors advance their sustainability ambitions.  

Many of these have gone on to win construction industry awards for sustainability and environmental improvement.  

Our R&D team continues to engage with our construction partners to develop the next generation of advances in environmental technology.  

 

Next Steps

It really is an exciting time here at Grayson! Watch this space for updates on our progress, or reach out to our team to learn more about all our environmental and ‘Net Zero’ commitments. 

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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.