Our Heritage

  • Why work with us?

    We have been recognised for our approach to quality, environmental, and health and safety management, as evidenced by our UKAS accredited, BSI audited ISO9001, 14001 and 18001 certifications.

    We also proudly hold CHAS, SafeContractor, Contractor Plus, Achilles, Construction Line, Altius and Safe Mark accreditations, giving you peace of mind that The Gritting Company cares about on-site performance and the highest standards across the board. We are also founder members of RHA & CPA.

    We believe we are the UK’s only winter maintenance specialist that can truthfully say we have never run out of salt. With strong supplier relationships, the ability to haul our own salt, and stockyards with 20,000 tonnes of BS 3247 salt in reserve, we will always have spare capacity.

    Our in-house weather experts are trained to Met Office gold quality mark standard, enabling them to accurately interpret the most trusted, reliable and current Met Office forecast data supplied in the UK, throughout the day.

    We combine our proven monitoring expertise with unrivalled knowledge of localised climates and geographical variances, to ensure our gritting teams hit the road exactly when the time is right.

    Because we have the most comprehensive fleet of gritting vehicles, salt spreaders and snow clearance equipment in the country, of course we want to protect them. But this isn’t the main reason for our long-standing investment in GPRS tracking.

    The system allows us to document and evidence every single site we visit, providing us with a comprehensive audit trail of all our activity for the last five years. The live tracking information also feeds into our advanced job management system, enabling us to provide an unbroken, nationwide service with utmost client transparency.

    We have never believed in a one size fits all approach. That’s why we’re the chosen gritting and snow clearance specialist for private clients, large and small, throughout the whole of the UK.

    From local GP surgeries to national retail parks and leading supermarkets, there are no sites we cannot support, and our high quality services are always provided at the most competitive price possible.


  • Our Heritage

    More than 150 years ago our business, now a fifth generation company, was founded in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

    Originally a heavy plant and machinery specialist for customers in the local area, our reputation for high quality customer service soon spread. Over the years our brand became renowned further afield, which led to us attracting enquiries from throughout the UK. Fast forward to the present day and our distinctive vehicles and salt spreaders are now a familiar sight nationwide.

    It was in the mid – 1950s that our snow clearance and gritting services really took off. And more than 60 years later we remain true to the same mission – an unswerving commitment to keep clients’ sites safe and their businesses operating as normal.We achieve this by blending traditional values with evermore innovative technologies, processes and systems. We draw upon the heritage and experience of our long-standing team and trusted suppliers, but stay one step ahead of competitors by continually working smarter.

    For example:
    • Our in-house employees are trained to the highest standards of on-site safety, winter maintenance management, weather forecasting, quality control and environmentally sound business practice
    • We have a continuously stocked 20,000 tonne contingency salt reserve, one of the key  reasons we’ve never run out of salt
    • We utilise state-of-the-art GPRS tracking to monitor and evidence the whereabouts of our vehicles, providing us with an audit trail of all our jobs from the last five years
    • We undertake our own preventative fleet maintenance during the summer months to ensure we’re fully prepared to tackle the elements when adverse weather conditions hit
    • We have a 24/7 team infrastructure, with emergency telephone numbers available, to ensure you’re always in contact with our winter maintenance specialists, whatever the weather.