Thursday, 24 March 2016

Get a Gripple

Katie Atkins, SELA Cohort 2015

On the 9 March, SELA’s 2014 and 2015 cohorts had the opportunity of attending a visit to the Loadhog and Gripple site in Sheffield – manufacturers of transit packaging and wire tensioners respectively. Both companies are part of GLIDE, an employee owned company that represents all its shareholders. The company is based on an innovative and creative business model not often seen in the world of engineering, and therefore provided a unique insight in a different style of management. Gordon Macrae, the Special Projects Manager at Loadhog and Gripple delivered a talk outlining their ethos and what to expect from the company.