Summer with The Gritting Company
3rd July 2017
When we meet someone new and tell them we work for The gritting company, the first question each time is - “What do you do ALL summer?”
The most frequent answer given – “Sell ice cream and slushies.”
Following a hectic winter, the whole team are always extremely busy through summer, preparing for the coming season.
A vast amount of time is spent admiring the Great British landscape as we travel up and down the UK, undertaking meetings with new and existing customers and visiting our depots. We work hard to retain our existing customer base as well as tendering and supplying quotes for new ones. All feedback goes into improving the quality and delivery of our service, so year on year we can hone our skills.
We also attend shows and exhibit at the largest annual Facilities Management Show at ExCel in London. This gives us a chance to meet many potential clients as well as giving existing customers the opportunity to catch up with our friendly winter maintenance staff and have a look at the scale of some of our vehicles.
In addition, we’re always investing in brand spanking new equipment and vehicles (to improve our efficiency and environmental impact) and making sure existing ones are ready for the new season. Our in house mechanics make it their summer mission to get our fleet (wherever in the country it may be) winter ready
Plus, a million and one other things that are way too boring to list here. In between all of the above, we fit in some well-earned Summer holidays to spend time chilling- and eating a few ice-creams!