Posted on 23-Sep-2019

Grimshaw Group

Decades of Construction

Long employment has been a regular feature at Cheltenham based Grimshaw Group with many having achieved 25, 30 and 40 years continuous service, but Peter Grimshaw has become the second person to reach 50 years service with the company.
Peter joined the family business in March 1969, after working in local government, and with a national contractor on major bridge projects. When Peter became an engineer it was a time of slide rules, log tables, ready reckoners, tracing paper, and heavy wooden surveying equipment. Meanwhile site to office communication was largely dependent on telephone boxes or site visits, in 1972 Peter’s mileage was 61,000! The advance of technology to provide mobile phones, calculators, PC’s, photocopiers and lightweight survey stations has made a huge difference.
Peter is still very active within the company, compiling tenders and quotations and detailing design and build projects. Meanwhile the business is run by Peter’s son Russell (third generation) who joined the business after gaining a degree in Civil Engineering and working for an international Civil Engineering Contractor.
Many things have changed over the decades but Grimshaw still takes pride in being a family business with a long serving workforce and many long standing repeat customers. Whilst young blood is essential you cannot underestimate the value of experience when it comes to providing quality and competitive civil engineering solutions.
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