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Still growing after 50 years: Gilray ranks 7th in new SME business index

With over 50 years in the scaffolding industry, Gilray Plant is one of the oldest wholesale scaffolding specialists in the UK. And with all that history behind us, the future is also looking bright. Recently, Gilray Plant was ranked the seventh fastest-growing small or medium-sized enterprise in Surrey, Kent and Sussex – a testament to the hard work we are putting into building the business and offering a first-class service to more scaffolding contractors than ever before.

An exciting time for the business

“We’re delighted to be listed among the top 10 fastest growing businesses in the Surrey, Kent and Sussex region,” says Managing Director Ralph Wilson, who has led the company since 1988.”

The secret to success

Having been in business for half a century, we’ve realised along the way that reliability, quality of product and excellent customer service are key to building a successful reputation. 

Alongside these important attributes, Gilray Plant offers an enormous range of specialist scaffolding products, tested (where applicable) to the relevant quality standards – for example, TS62-certified fire-retardant debris net or BSI Kitemarked scaffold boards, made from timber with Chain of Custody certification.

Moving with the times: what does the future hold?

We’ve always said that customer experience is key, and our recent growth is partly down to our willingness to explore new ways to ensure that we provide the best service possible. For example, we have recently improved customer experience on our website with the introduction of a new ‘enquiry basket’ function, making it easier for customers to enquire about the products they are interested in.

As we continue to build the business, we aspire to keep offering the same high-quality service that has helped us to build our reputation over the past 50 years, always exploring new ways to ensure the best possible experience for our growing customer base.

Want to know more about Gilray Plant? Read about our history as a company and the latest news from our Erith HQ. 

About the SKS SME 100

The SKS SME 100 is a business growth index that was compiled for the first time at the end of 2022. The index is published by The Business Magazine, an authoritative print and online regional periodical in the South East of England, and sponsored by accountants and business advisers Alliotts, law firm Herrington Carmichael and bank and wealth manager Investec.

Open to businesses in the Surrey, Kent and Sussex area with a turnover of under £20m, this prestigious listing is a reflection of the exciting range of successful businesses operating in the region.