We’re on the telly again!  We spotted Gratnells Medical Trolleys from our hospital range in the background of BBC’s medical comedy Getting On.  Getting On is a darkly comic series about life on an NHS ward and offers a bittersweet look inside a female medical ward at King Edward VIIIth hospital, a backwater within a backwater of the health service. Jo Brand (who co-writes and stars in the sitcom) won a the Bafta award for Best Female Performance in a Comedy Role last year.

The series is produced by Vera Productions and directed by The Thick of It’s Peter Capaldi.  It’s well worth a watch if you haven’t seen it – even if you don’t get overly excited spotting Gratnells products like we do!


Gratnells Medical Trolley co-starring in BBC's Getting On

Starring Gratnells Trolleys. Co-starring Jo Brand and Joanna ScanlonYou can find more information and see clips from Getting On here.

It’s Worlddidac time again!

Well it’s that time of year again and we’re gearing up for the Worlddidac exhibition in Basel next week.

This year we’re putting put a special emphasis on school science storage. Which means that if you’re not familiar with our full Secondary School range, you’ll have the chance to see just how extensive the Gratnells range of science storage products really is.

We’ll show how science furniture can provide a more efficient method of storage by incorporating our Worlddidac award-winning trays and accessories. Also for science kit makers, you can see how our four different heights of tray, plus customised inserts and clip-on lids (with your brand or product details printed on them) not only keeps kit items neatly arranged and secure, but really makes any brand stand out from the crowd.

Joining me at Worlddidac will be Neville Hudson, Founder of Gratnells, Spencer Randon, Director of International Business and Robert Marmoy, our Export Manager. I’m sure you’ve already made your own Worlddidac arrangements, but if you do need a voucher code for a free ticket just email me.

So join us in Hall 5.0 on Stand B20 and see for yourself why Gratnells leads the way in school science storage.

gratnells worlddidac stand

Worlddidac is the leading global trade fair for educational resources.  It is held every two years in Basel, Switzerland.  This year’s exhibition runs from 24th to 26th October and features 400 exhibitors from over 30 countries.

Silver PreSchool Award for Quadrant tray and Stand Set

We are delighted that our Quadrant trays and stand recently won a Silver Award in the Creative Play category at the Practical Preschool Awards 2012.

‘Fantastic, wonderful, brilliant’ is how the testers described the set of four trays and stands from our partner Reflections on Learning, ‘We thought of lots of uses for this product and how it could facilitate learning in all areas of education. The children use this on a daily basis. The drawers can facilitate large items; it is not just a sand and water tray, it is a communal hot spot!’

Here’s a nice informative video!


The Practical Pre-School Awards identify and reward the most brilliant, innovative and expertly designed educational equipment, childcare, books and toys suitable for children aged from 0 – 8 in professional childcare and educational settings.  You can see the rest of the awards line up here