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how the gratnells difference can help you

From developing innovative products and access to world-leading research and insights, working with Gratnells will give you the competitive advantage during tender processes, as well as helping you to provide the best solutions for existing customers.

At the heart of Gratnells lies our insights, innovation and research team, Planning Learning Spaces in Practice, founded by our MD Murray Hudson. The purpose behind their work is to work across the educational sector – with schools, architects, educationalists, designers and beyond – to advance excellence, innovation and wellbeing in school design.

And what does that mean for you?

You can tap into this vast network of experts and research and, through your dedicated account manager, seek out solutions to any challenges you are facing and facilitate the design of better learning spaces. For example, through our Planning Learning Spaces magazine, you also have the potential to access over 8,000 architects working in the educational space.

Our insights continue to inform our product development, ensuring that our range of products are at the cutting edge of design, to challenge norms with a view to constantly improving educational outcomes.

This, paired with our comprehensive range of services, ensures you have all the support you need housed under one roof. Our expert network can support with tender processes to give you a competitive advantage. And for any new product development, our design team is available to work with you to create bespoke solutions for your customers’ needs, all informed by our own insights.

And with a dedicated account manager acting as a single point of contact to look after all your needs, you’re in trusty hands with Gratnells.

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Whether you require a single-column frame for a small area or a double or triple-column frame for increased storage capacity, Gratnells frames offer the ideal solution for keeping your materials neatly stored and easily accessible.

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Create inspiring spaces where students can collaborate easily and effectively. Developed with design experts and school communities our furniture is designed to enhance your learning environment and provide optimal functionality.

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The world’s no. 1 school tray, found in classrooms worldwide. Strong, tough and made to last our iconic trays come in a variety of colours and sizes to fit all types of classroom furniture. They are perfect for storing and organising essential classroom materials.

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Tray inserts

Choose from our comprehensive range of tray inserts for storing smaller items such as pens or crayons. We also supply foam inserts which are ideal for storing calculators and fragile science equipment. Our new modular SortED range of inserts promotes student independence. It all adds up to a storage system that’s as comprehensive as you’ll ever need.