Winter Gritting Experts

How GRITIT earns and proves its industry-leading reputation every day

October 30, 2019

GRITIT™'s reputation comes from our highly effective winter gritting capability, which is hard to beat: national business, local delivery, industry leading technology and committed people. 

Unbeatable capability

  • 15+ years’ experience delivering market-leading snow and ice clearance services.
  • Operate a fleet of 500+ vehicles and our own specialist gritting and snow clearance equipment.
  • 500+ winter operators at peak
  • Work from eight strategic regional offices and yards in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Leeds, York, Lutterworth, Bristol, Redhill and Leatherhead, managing over 120+ salt depots across the regions and more than 500 operator teams throughout the nation.
  • All the above is managed by the most experienced management team in the Industry.


Local delivery

gritit scale-1Our local delivery gives GRITIT a unique ability to deliver a seamless, single standard of service irrespective of location. We manage service delivery from our regional offices as outlined above. Each region is led by a Regional Director (RD) who is fully accountable for their region, specifically:

  • Staff recruitment, induction, and training
  • Customer engagement
  • Service/ equipment and material storage

Unique winter indemnity

We address a fundamental requirement to manage commercial and regulatory property risk through the delivery of bespoke tech-enabled winter service solutions, backing this up with our unique indemnity guarantee. In other words, we're so convinced of our winter gritting capability, that should someone have a fall, slip or trip whilst we're looking after your site's safety in the winter, we'll be able to prove that you're not liable and that your duty of care has been taken care of.

Gritting teams throughout the UK

Our local teams are on standby 24/7 delivering winter maintenance services across the UK, ensuring you have met your duty of care, managed your commercial and regulatory property risk and importantly are safe, open and operational irrespective of the weather. In 2018/19, we delivered more than 200,000 individual service visits to properties and sites across Great Britain and Northern Ireland. (Winter Service accounts for more than 80% of our turnover).

GRITIT's outstanding service levels

GRITIT was the first company in the UK to specialise exclusively in winter gritting & snow clearance. We have a successful track record of providing market leading winter solutions to keep some of the UK’s leading companies and highest profile sites open, safe and operational during the winter months. GRITIT has been awarded the BIFM (British Institute of Facilities Management, now IWFM) service provider of the year for service record and client satisfaction levels and “creating an expectation of excellence”.

Amazing customer satisfaction

The secret to our model is simple: Truly understand our customer, their business requirements and tailor a service to match. Each and every client account is managed operationally and administratively by a dedicated accounts team. Our customer satisfaction rates are 99+%, every year!

Committed team

We are a people business and our culture and reputation are our number one priority. Our people are a high priority and wherever possible we employ and train local people to work in and around the communities in which they live. In a recent independent survey “97% of our employees recommended GRITIT as a great place to work”. On top of that, we always try and work in fair, ethical and sustainable way. GRITIT will go the extra mile to exceed customer expectations to work to ethical standards, to minimise environmental impact and continue to deliver industry leading solutions.

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Contact us for more information

The extremes of recent years have demonstrated the unpredictability of winter weather in the UK. If you're responsible for a portfolio of buildings, facilities, business or retail parks, this can make it challenging to budget for the costs of winter services. At GRITIT, we offer a breadth of commercial arrangements with the flexibility to meet the needs of your business. Pay for gritting and/or snow clearance only when needed with a cost per visit (CPV) arrangement that ensures you only pay when the weather conditions trigger a visit. For more cost predictability, fixed price deals for the winter are ideal and ensure peace of mind that no matter how harsh the winter, you will only pay the agreed price.

More Information 

This covers all visits for winter gritting and/or snow and ice clearance when the agreed weather condition trigger is reached. For clients seeking a hybrid model that combines elements of both arrangements we can create a tailored commercial plan. We can also work with you to customise the triggers for visits according to the exact temperature or snow conditions that meet your requirements – and advise on best practice for doing so while keeping your sites safe.




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