Grayson presents award at 2017 Brick Awards

Grayson were proud to sponsor the annual Brick Awards on the evening of Thursday 9th November 2017 at the Hilton, Park Lane, London. 600 guests were welcomed by champagne reception before enjoying a 5* 3-course meal in preparation for the evening’s celebrations and entertainment, the heart of which was the announcement of 16 category winners of this coveted industry award.

Celebrity impressionist and comedian, Jon Culshaw ensured a suitably dynamic atmosphere and as ever, the anticipation of some most talented professionals made for an electric start to the ceremony.


Grayson General Manager Clare Spivey presented the award for Best Public Building which was won by PLF Ltd for Chester Storyhouse.  " It was a fantastic evening, with much fun had by all,  I was proud to present an award for a fantastic building in a city close to my heart"


Helen Gibson, senior account manager at Grayson, also attended the event.  "It was great to see so many innovative designs using brickwork, in so many ambitious projects, its amazing what our industry can achieve"The night also raised over £9000 for the Jericho foundation which was the chosen charity for this years event.







 


Grayson become CLOCS Champion

Grayson (GB) Ltd are dedicated to increasing the awareness of work related road risks (WRRR) to our customers and freight forwarders by becoming a CLOCS Champion.

What is CLOCS?

Between 2008 and 2013, 55 per cent of cyclist fatalities in London involved a heavy goods vehicle. A disproportionate number were construction vehicles. In 2012 Transport for London commissioned an independent review of the construction sector’s transport activities with the aim of understanding the causes of collisions and how they may be prevented.

The resulting ‘Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety' (CLOCS) report was published in February 2013 by Transport Research Laboratory. The report found that blind spots on construction vehicles could be larger than general haulage vehicles, that road safety was not considered in same way as health and safety on-site and that there was little understanding of the impact of construction activity on road safety. It also found that there was no common standard for the industry to work to in order to manage work related road safety. 

In response, the construction logistics industry has demonstrated its commitment to change and identified actions under three work streams to improve road safety. CLOCS brings the construction logistics industry together to take forward actions through a programme of work aiming to revolutionise the management of work related road risk and embed a road safety culture across the industry.

 


Grayson Sponsors the 40th Brick Awards


Grayson were again delighted to sponsor the annual awards ceremony, an integral part of the brick industry’s calendar during the stunning ceremony at the Hilton on Park Lane, London this month.

The photo booth also sponsored by Grayson provided fun entertainment in the Wellington Suite well into the small hours. Clare Spivey General Manager who attended the awards said, “It was a fantastic night, the photo booth was a great way of retaining some of those great memories!” Photos taken on the night can be downloaded by visiting: http://booking.sayfromage.co.uk/gallery/show/4018#.WDxdYqKLSV4   






Now into its 40th year, The Brick Awards were hosted by Mr Nick Knowles and showcased the varied and outstanding use of brick, recognising architects, brickwork contractors and brick manufacturers throughout the UK.

Grangewood Brickwork Services Ltd’s exceptional work on the Gagosian Gallery and Newport Street Gallery secured them the Specialist Brickwork Contractor of the Year Award, the Supreme Award and also the Craftmanship Award.

Chris Bentley, Rotherham Branch Manager of Grayson (GB) also attended the night, ‘It was great to see so many people celebrating the use of brick and raising money for the Construction Youth Trust in the process.”

The Construction Youth Trust is a registered charity working with disadvantaged young people to help them access opportunities in the construction industry at both trade and professional level.  The trust supports young people to get real work experience and qualifications, find hidden confidence, financially support themselves and their families, and lift themselves out of social exclusion and poverty.





 


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