Santa and his elves are busy getting ready for Christmas. And of course with all the toys they have to make they need plenty of storage, and what’s better than Gratnells? So that’s the theme for this year’s Gratnells Chrismas card.
Wishing you all the best for Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2013!
Recently we have decided to extend the Gratnells Medical range into the Vet market, so we exhibited at the Vet Show a few weeks ago. It was probably one of the best shows we have attended with the Medical range and there was lots of interest from the Vets in our frames and trolleys.
The London Vet Show took place on the 15th and 16th November at Olympia, London and over 3,300 vets attended.
Last week we were exibiting our medical range of products at a new show, the Hospital Directions show in Olympia. We were showcasing our two medical ranges, our Gratnells Classic medical range and the newer, smaller Compact medical range.
Hospital Directions was an event for senior secondary care managers offering best practice advice and real world solutions held at London Olympia on the 21st and 22nd November 2012.
Just in case any of you are not aware – we will be changing the way you order bulk L1 lids next year (the lids to fit the standard F trays). From 1 January 2013 bulk lids will be supplied in pallet quantities of 460 (instead of 360). This has been requested by some of you and will be a better system overall as from now on the lids will come on a standard pallet – unlike the current system where they are supplied on a non-standard pallet.
If you have any questions about this please feel free to email me
I was delighted to show some students from London Metropolitan University around Gratnells HQ today. A group of 22 undergraduate students from the Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, along with their tutor came to Harlow for a chat about Gratnells products and then a factory tour. The students are all in their final year of a Furniture and Product Design BA course and were interested to see the factory in operation.
“It was really, really interesting” said Douglas Montgomery, one of the students “I wasn’t expecting the factory to be as big as it was. Also it was impressive to hear about all different bits of information the managing director needs to keep on top of, as well as motivating the staff.”
We do occasionally show groups around the factory – if you would be interested in a tour just drop me an email, I might even let you have a tray to take away at the end!
Some of our customers may not be aware that we now make a mini runner. This new plastic runner – the P3 – is a shorter version of our best-selling G3 which is commonly found in wooden furniture.
The P3 has been designed for shallower furniture units and is ideal for holding both Gratnells new Cubby Tray (the J1) and also our NS1 and NS2 trays. If you would like a sample please just drop me an email.
Congratulations to the winners of our scratch and sniff competition at Worlddidac. Jan from Biblionet and Heike from Cornelsen both won an ipod shuffle for matching their card scents with the one on the stand.
Despite an awful start to our trip, Worlddidac gets a big thumbs up this year. Team Gratnells had all booked to fly out from London City Airport on the Monday – but our flights were all cancelled due to fog at all the airports, as were the next flights, and the ones after that….. Eventually we managed to all make it in time for the show opening – some by train, some by flight the next day.
This year the focus of our stand was to demonstrate the entire Gratnells secondary school science storage range. Along with Neville Hudson, Founder of Gratnells, Spencer Randon, Director of International Business and Robert Marmoy, our Export Manager, I was delighted to see many of our customers at the show this year, and delighted to see so many other stands with Gratnells products on display too.
At Worlddidac we were delighted to see a wonderful display from leXsolar of their classroom science kits which are supplied in bright orange Gratnells trays. leXsolar GmbH is a leading producer of teaching materials in the field of renewable energy. They offer a wide range of experimental devices and kits for science classes.