Aker Solutions have awarded a significant contract to Granada for the Hywind Tampen Offshore Wind Farm – the second contract GMH have won for the world’s first floating wind farm.
Granada’s diverse product range and the company’s reputation for quality and service has seen them win multiple onshore contracts which the installation team will be completing over the next few months. Crane and gantry packages include cranes from 3.2 tonnes up to 10 tonnes, with freestanding gantries of various lengths. Each package is specified according to customers’ needs and will be used in industries from power generation to motorhome manufacture – making full use of Granada’s breadth of expertise and installation experience.
While Remembrance Day is clearly different this year, staff at Granada will be joining people across the country in two minutes’ silence, to honour those who serve to defend our democratic freedoms and our way of life, and in hope for a peaceful future.
This year, the Royal British Legion is encouraging people to remember then and to reflect on now, remembering the service and sacrifice made by so many peoples, communities and nations 75 years ago while reflecting on the service and sacrifice of so many today.
At Granada, we know that while life in the army can be an excellent career choice, teaching self-reliance, confidence and numerous life-skills, it can be very hard for those leaving the army without clear career progression or support. Granada have always been keen to offer opportunities, where possible, investing in training and qualifications to provide ex-military with a worthwhile and long-term career. Two former infantrymen, both of whom had spent four years in the Duke of Lancaster’s First Battalion – including a seven-month tour of Afghanistan – were supported by Granada through fully-funded apprenticeships, including three years of college, NVQ qualifications and extensive on-the-job mentoring and practical training, helping them develop meaningful and fulfilling roles beyond their army careers.
On 11th November, in keeping with people across the country and worldwide, we honour the memory of those who sacrificed their lives for our freedoms and pledge that we will remember them.
Granada’s onshore division has recently completed a contract to specify and install the lifting and handling equipment for a new 50,000 sq. ft. Research Centre for Dunphy Combustion, leaders in combustion design and manufacture since 1964.
The first offshore substation platform (OSP) at Triton Knoll was installed last month at its designated location at the project site. At 1,400 tonnes, OSP West is one of two substations for Triton Knoll, both featuring Granada’s patented Python davit cranes.
Fezer have been designing and producing lifting equipment since 1928, incorporating vacuum technology in 1961, and the company’s innovation and product excellence is recognised worldwide. As the sole UK partner for Fezer, Granada now offer customers an even greater range of efficient, economical and ergonomic lifting and handling solutions, to simplify and increase the safety of a whole host of production processes.
GMH are managing how we best respond to the COVID-19 virus outbreak; its impact on our staff, our customers and our suppliers. Our principal priority is to maintain the safety and health of staff, customers and suppliers. We have therefore implemented strict safety measures and are following all government advice to ensure we can operate safely while maintaining the level of service our customers require, with the fantastic support and cooperation of all the team at Granada.
Recognising five consecutive years of Gold Awards for the highest standards in occupational health and safety
Granada’s Broughton-based Airbus team are celebrating after landing internationally-recognised RoSPA Awards for outstanding health and safety standards. A fifth consecutive Gold Award means that Granada has now been awarded the RoSPA Gold Medal, in recognition of the company’s consistent hard work, making sure their staff, customers and contractors get home safely at the end of every working day.
Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants vie to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running H&S industry awards.
Granada rank 28th in the league table of the 200 top firms with the fastest-growing overseas sales. Now in its 11th year, the list is published by The Sunday Times, is sponsored by HSBC, DHL Express, Oracle NetSuite and is compiled by Fast Track, the Oxford-based research company.
Amanda Murphy, head of commercial banking, HSBC UK, said, ”The Sunday Times International Track 200 shows the strength, ambition and resilience of companies across the UK and we are delighted to be sponsoring again this year. At HSBC UK, we take great pride in recognising the contribution these businesses are making to driving growth across the UK.”
Mark Sidwell, managing director at Granada, commented,
“Granada’s inclusion in the table, and our rank – exceptionally high for a first-time entrant – is based on achieving over 98% 2-year average international sales growth per annum, up to September 2018 – and further growth in sales since the data was compiled points to a very healthy picture for us. We’re all delighted to have our international growth strategy recognised by this prestigious listing.”
The full league table was published as a ten-page supplement with the business section of The Sunday Times on 16th February and is available on www.fasttrack.co.uk.