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Festive Reflection What We've Been Doing This Year

Festive Reflection: What We’ve Been Doing This Year

It’s been a significant year for Giromax, as well as the country and wider world. So, we thought we would share our own news, achievements and plans for the coming year ahead.

Myles Emmett Web
19 Dec 2022
3 minutes

Our tribute to Roy

Earlier this year we lost our founder and Managing Director, Roy Emmett, who is greatly missed by the whole team and everyone who knew him. As our way of paying tribute to Roy’s innovative leadership, which paved the way for Giromax’s success as a future market leader. We have shared Roy’s journey in a series of blogs called The Giromax Story – see our blog page. Roy’s son, Myles, succeeds him as Managing Director of the business.

Growth and innovation

Despite a 20% price decrease to our product ranges and increased market competition, we’re still leading the way when it comes to continued growth. Our focus on producing innovative solutions for surveyors and contractors includes continued product development. We are currently working on improvements to our Giromax® Guttercoat. For more details, get in touch in the new year and speak to our Technical Services Managers.

Team changes and training

As well as Myles becoming our new Managing Director, Richard Sclater is our new Head of Technical Management. We also welcomed Tom Kelly as our new national Technical Services Manager, who will be closely supporting Richard and the whole Giromax team.

We are committed to training and development. Our team had spray training this year to ensure we can provide better application advice to our customers. Richard is working towards his ICORR qualification.

Caroline Evans, Office Manager & Technical Services, is broadening her technical knowledge by spending time with our Technical Services Managers. Caroline is also working with our manufacturer, so she can troubleshoot when helping our customers.

Charity and giving back

Giromax believes strongly in supporting local charities and communities in need. In May, Technical Services Manager, Matt Ward, did his second tandem parachute jump to raise funds for a friend’s daughter’s life-saving cancer treatment in the USA.

Our team also donated branded socks and hats to help the people in Ukraine. Lastly, we attended the Rainbows Charity Ball, which raises money for children and young people with serious or terminal illnesses, providing much-needed support for families.

Corporate hospitality

The team have been out and about this year, enjoying various corporate events, including the above charity ball and we watched rugby at the Leicester Tigers ground. Back in the balmy month of June, we had a great time at the greyhound racing event, held at Towcester Racecourse. Thanks to Tritec Building Contractors, Vertec and Toad Industrial Roofing.

The Giromax World Tour

If you have been following our LinkedIn page, then you will have seen the global Giromax® tour. These are the places the Giromax cap (and our team!) visited in 2022:

  • Wimbledon Tennis tournament
  • Devon
  • Alaska
  • Barcelona
  • Budapest
  • Iceland
  • Tunisia
  • Minnesota

Would you like to take a Giromax cap on tour with you next year and feature in one of our posts? Contact our head office or speak to one of our Technical Services Managers. We have also recently launched a new winter range of beanie hats.

What’s happening next year?

Our team will still be offering continued support to all our customers. We ensure our protective coatings are used to the required standard, so that guarantees can be issued with confidence.

Giromax will continue to hold CPD webinars on cut edge corrosion and other topics, and you can meet some of our latest team members, who will be presenting. Our seminars for surveyors are also coming back and we’re speaking at a big industry event in May (watch this space!). For up-to-date news and technical information, please see our blog page or sign up to our newsletter.

We would like to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2023.

Giromax is the original leader in the roof coating market. Our team are always on-hand to provide technical advice on preparation or application. See our product range, speak to the Giromax team or call 01455 558969.

Myles Emmett Web

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