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Grunwerg moves offices after 70 years in Sheffield

Grunwerg, one of Sheffield’s long-standing companies and award-winning supplier of housewares and catering products, is moving from its Rockingham Street base, where it has been since 1984, to new offices on Carrwood Road, in the wooded valley of Sheepbridge in Chesterfield.

The new premises at Silversteel Manor feature state-of-the art facilities, including a brand new showroom and offer the business more scope for expansion with room for growth, ample space and improved staff facilities with recreational areas.

The company, primarily known for its Global knives brand and association with famous chefs including the Roux family, began life over 70 years ago in 1945 and has grown to become one of the leading suppliers of kitchen knives and utensils, cutlery, teaware, serving ware, tableware, cookware and barware.

Managing Director, David Grunwerg comments: “This is an exciting move for our Company, coinciding with the transfer of our business to the fourth generation of our family through the capable hands of Ben Grunwerg.

We are vacating our comfortable and convenient city centre site for this beautiful new location in the suburbs of Sheffield and Chesterfield, where we hope that our staff will enjoy the pleasant surroundings and that the business will continue to prosper into the future”.

Ben Grunwerg adds: “The diversity of our product range and the strengths of our brands; Global, Rockingham Forge, Pioneer vacuum flasks, DrinkPod, Café Stal, Vektra, Windsor and Commichef to name a few, are real assets in the current business climate and our new office base will help us provide even higher levels of service excellence for our customers, as well as room for expansion and development of our UK and Export markets. This complements our successful London showroom based in the Business Design Centre, in Islington.”

The office move was prompted by the sale of Silversteel House to student housing developers Watkins Jones. Grunwerg is scheduled to complete its office relocation to Silversteel Manor, Carrwood Road, Carrwood Industrial Estate, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, S41 9QB by the end of summer 2019. Office contact details remain unchanged.

Tom Basford re-joins Grunwerg as Sales Manager

Tom Basford, a well-known figure in the housewares industry started his sales career working for Dixons many years ago, then moved to field sales with Brabantia, a manufacturer of stainless steel bins and kitchen accessories. Two years later, he joined Grunwerg and completed nearly 15 years of service before deciding last year that it was time for a change and went to work for Meyer Prestige, one of the biggest manufacturers of cookware in the world. He now re-joins Grunwerg as Sales Manager.

Tom comments: “Having spent just a year away, I was able to gain experience of how a manufacturer in our industry operates.  This was a real eye opener for me and I hope that I can bring some of the good from Meyer back to Grunwerg where I am looking forward to continuing my career in sales.”

Ben Grunwerg, Director says: “Tom brings back to us a wealth of experience and knowledge of IGL products and industry experience and I am very pleased Tom has decided to re-join.”

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