about us

Extracting and producing aggregates
since 1929

Grundon is the UK’s leading suppliers of sands and aggregates to the building, construction, landscaping, decorative and leisure markets. Founded in 1929, we have developed a distinctive approach that has helped us to maintain a leading position within the industry. This approach is underpinned by our commitment to quality of service, innovation and technical progress, together with a genuine and demonstrable concern for the environment

our products

our products

Our range of aggregates include path gravels, decorative stones, rockery stones, soils and rootzones, sand, and clays. We regularly update our portfolio of products to provide you with the finest materials available, and have recently added recycled aggregates and carbon negative aggregates to our product range.

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our markets

our markets

We are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of aggregates to the building, construction, landscaping, decorative, gardening, leisure and golf markets.

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our quarries

our quarries

We operate an ‘open door’ policy at our quarries across Southern England – and we actively encourage you to visit us to view our range of aggregate products and to purchase them directly from us.

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our history

Founded in 1929, we are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of aggregates, sand and gravel products. We take great pride in our heritage and our distinctive approach, which is true to our family values.

1929
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Stephen Grundon and his father purchase their first internal combustion vehicle – a Pierce Arrow

1930
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Grundon help with the construction of Battersea Power Station in London, hauling earth from the footing to the River Thames and providing aggregates for the construction.

1935
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Grundon purchases rope excavators to help with the supply their own aggregate, albeit the material is dug from sites owned by other land owners.

1937
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Several of the company’s trucks and some earth moving equipment is requisitioned by the War Ministry to repair bomb craters at RAF Northolt after it is attacked by the Luftwaffe during World War II.

1946
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Grundon’s first quarry is purchased at Ewelme, near Wallingford in Oxfordshire. This reduces the company’s previous reliance on other aggregate suppliers and ignites an expansion in the business.

1950
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Grundon were very successful winning massive jobs excavating and earth moving for deep underground bunkers for Air Traffic Control, Heathrow Airport and NATO centres.

2008
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Operations start at Kennetholme quarry in next to the River Kennet, near Newbury in Berkshire.

2010
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Our aggregates quarrying operation changes its name from S.Grundon (Ewelme) Ltd to Grundon Sand & Gravel Limited.

2014
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Grundon’s Frith End Quarry in Hampshire is voted a winner in the Quarry Products Association (QPA) Restoration Awards for outstanding achievement in quarry restoration.

2015
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Operations start at Faringdon quarry. The site is next door to Grundon’s former Wicklesham quarry, which had been an active quarry since the 1950s, with Grundon occupying the site since the mid-1980s.

2015
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Grundon’s flagship Kennetholme quarry hosts the prestigious annual Safety and Health Awareness Day (SHAD), organised by the South East Quarries and Landfill Group (SEQLG), a voluntary group made up of quarry and landfill operators

2018
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Grundon celebrates a unique hat trick when its three active mineral extraction sites were recognised as achieving Professional Recognition in Mineral Extraction (PRIME) status by the Institute of Quarrying.

our board

Norman Grundon has been Chairman of Grundon Waste Management since 1993. He has developed the family business to become one of the UK’s most successful waste management companies.

Norman Grundon

Chairman

Neil began working for Grundon Waste Management in 1992. He considers ongoing professional development essential to ensure the company’s future growth and continuity and works to build shareholder value for Grundon through responsible innovation.

Neil Grundon

Deputy Chairman

Clayton joined Grundon in 1989 at the age of 16. Clayton supports Grundon’s new projects, encourages employees in their professional development so the business can meet the changing needs of customers and employees. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ACCA.

Clayton Sullivan-Webb

Managing Director

Stephen joined Grundon in 1989. He is accredited in Occupational Health & Safety and Business Administration and qualified in Hazardous Waste Landfill and Treatment. He has grown Grundon’s hazardous and clinical waste division and secured significant investment in a carbon negative aggregate manufacturer. He has directed a business wide prioritisation of health, safety and environmental compliance.

Stephen Roscoe

Technical Director

Bradley joined Grundon Waste Management’s sale team in 1996, direct from school. His tenacity and natural sales ability was evident early, and by 2013 he had become Grundon’s Sales & Marketing Director. Bradley spearheads Grundon’s commercial functions, sets strategy and leads his teams to better support Grundon customers.

Bradley Smith

Sales & Marketing Director

Philip joined Grundon in June 2018 as Estates Director. He is responsible for strategic leadership and management of the Estates, Aggregates, and PED (Projects Engineering & Design) department.

Philip Atkinson

Estates Director

The Grundon Way

Since the Grundon story began in 1929, the company has always had strong ethics and a unique identity, which has long been respected throughout the waste management and aggregates markets. As the business has grown, diversified and developed throughout the years, we have managed to maintain our own distinctive style and culture.

At Grundon, we create long-term value through the effective use of our resources, expertise and relationships. We manage these, in line with our core values, which influence how we behave and are integral to everything that we do.

We call this 'The Grundon Way'.

our vision

Our vision is to be integral to our customers’ activities, aspirations, development and success.

our mission

To deliver a first class customer experience, whilst maintaining environmental integrity and providing a safe and healthy workplace. We achieve this through continuous improvement, development and investment in our people and facilities.

our values

Passionate

Passionate

Creative

Creative

Customer focused

Customer focused

One team

One team

Responsible

Responsible

Empowering

Empowering

Quality driven

Quality driven

Expert

Expert

Professional

Professional