The Graphskill News Archive
The second new build begins which will house a storage area and new staff canteen
The new build was completed succesfully and looks tremendous. A reception / office area & small kitchen downstairs. Upstairs is a conference room and the Directors Office
Work begins on the New Build Extension. A new office and reception area
Amazon UK asked Graphskill to start supplying goods directly to them. Now you can find Graphskill goods sold directly by Amazon themselves
We have consolidated our online presence. We now have:
Our corporate website: www.graphskill.com
Our Online Store : www.u-bolts-r-us.co.uk
All other selling avenues have been discontinued
Great news. On Tuesday 16th January we received official planning permision for our new build extension. This will be new offices, leaving room in the old offices to expand the stores area
Graphskill celebrated their 40th Anniversary with a day at the races. 40 years of making pipe supports
Graphskill are now on ManoMan
ManoMano is a brand new DIY website, all things for the DIY enthusiast.
Graphskill were happy to oblige when approached by ManoMano to list on their site. Originally a French website, they were keen to build a site for the UK
30th November 2013
Graphskill are proud to anounce their arrival on Play.com
Play.com (also known as Rakuten) are a well established competitor to Amazon and Ebay, but until now have focussed on Music, Film and Games. They have now widened their base to include Home and Garden and more specifically DIY which is where our products come in.
Play.com contacted graphskill to ask them to add their products to this new venture, and we were very happy to oblige
Visit us here: http://www.play.com/stores/Graphskill/home
20th May 2013
Our main website – www.graphskill.com has been migrated to a new internet host – uk2.net
During the move, we decided to update the site and base it on a WordPress installation making it easier to maintain
Please do take a look and let us know what you think
1st March 2013
Shackles – R – Us
It seems website creation can grow on you. Graphskill launch their latest website for stainless steel chandlery (shackles, turnbuckles, steel chain etc). Keeping with the theme of obious names, this one is called shackles-r-us
25th December 2012
Graphskill Ltd are pleased to announce a new initiative – an online store solely for U-bolts. Aptly named U-bolts-r-us
17th February 2011
Graphskill”s new website design goes live
New Website Design Graphskill have been working hard to update the appearance of the website. We have an on-line store, quotes & estimates, product selectors, product brochures, newsletters and much more.
The site also has a live support feature to talk to Graphskill staff enabling you to ask questions and get answers.
15th December 2010
Santa”s Sleigh will be heard
Father Christmas had lost his clapper but all is well after a quick trip to Graphskill Ltd.The Rotary Club of Workington Derwent, who take Santa”s Sleigh around the streets of Workington over the festive season, had lost Santa”s clapper from his bell.
However, Graphskill came to the rescue making a new one & securing it firmly with one of their new range of stainless steel self-locking nuts. Thankfully, the excited children of Workington can still listen out for Santa!
He can be spotted at the following venues between 6:15pm & 8pm & all weekend in the Town Centre:-<br>\r\nWednesday 15th – Moorclose Thursday 16th – Salterbeck Friday 17th – Ashfield Monday 20th – Around Town Tuesday 21st – Seaton Wednesday 22nd – Northside
31st July 2010
“Holy boat”…..Graphskill to the rescue!
“Pipe Dream”, the dinghy Graphskill are sponsoring during the Inland Nationals later this year, had a collision on the first day of the sailing regatta at Bassenthwaite today (31st July 2010).
The massive hole it sustained nearly sank the vessel as it was being towed to shore by the rescue team.However, a trip to Graphskill to collect a sheet of PTFE enabled the team, Tim Knowles and Martin Statter, to continue sailing the weak long regatta with the temporary repair.
The “Pipe Dream” team even went on to win the silver fleet series during the week
12th July 2010
Martin”s wise words on Exporting!
Here’s how an export agent helped me sell my products abroad
Managing director Martin Statter wanted to develop overseas markets for Graphskill Limited’s specialist pipework components, but did not have the time or resources to risk on setting up offices overseas …..
Read the rest here: http://tinyurl.com/2uht4xg
23rd June 2010
Online shop NOW OPEN!
We have now opened our online shop for stainless steel fasteners. A2 and A4 grade stainless steel hex bolts and hex head set screws
4th March 2009
University helps to enhance quality
This week the new manufacturing software, developed jointly by Graphskill & Lancaster University, was upload onto the company network for its ”live” performance within the Quality & Production Control systems at Graphskill.
The new system is a quantum leap for the Company as not only does it brings together many of the old fragmented manufacturing software, but it also has many new features which cover the whole spectrum of our standard product manufacturing.
The new system guarantees replication of quality but is still flexible enough to accommodate new products or improved production technology.
It has revolutionized our systems of control in all aspects of the business… a further step forward towards our goal of 100% customer service!
15th January 2007
The SERIES 1205 is granted full Patent.
Graphskill has received confirmation that the SERIES 1205 ”bossed pipeclip system” is fully Patented.
We can now proceed with our ambitious marketing plans for 2007 in complete confidence that our product design is protected”, commented Martin Statter (Man. Director).
6th October 2006
Graphskill is recognised as top Cumbrian Company
Today, Graphskill was presented with its award for being one of the 3 finalists in the ”Pride of Cumbria Business awards”, as a top performer in the County during 2005.
The ”Best Business Award” was the top prize of the annual ceremony. Graphskill was selected for its overall achievements in business encompassing: business growth, product development & innovation, entry into new markets and sound HR, social & environmental responsibilities.
The event was hosted by newsreader, Fiona Armstrong with guest speaker Sahar Hashemi, founder of Coffee Republic.
15th August 2006
30 years in business celebrated…Today
Graphskill”s staff enjoyed a day out at Carlisle Races to celebrate 30 continuous years of trading Excitement mounted when ”Sunnyside Tom” was a winner for all, in Race 2. Company Founder, Tom Statter collected the winnings… with a security escort!
28th September 2005
Blair & Bush recognise the achievement …
Neil Graham, Graphskill’s Production Manager. was presented with his 20 years’ service award by the world leaders at a special dinner tonight. Neil was instumental in the development of the SERIES 1205 pipe support system
8th October 2004
The SERIES 1205 romps home at the Races
Today Graphskill was presented the ”Pride of Cumbria” business award for innovation. The ceremony took place at the newly renovated Carlisle Race course.
Martin Statter & Carole Mulholland collected the award from famous horse trainer Jenny Pitman.
The Series 1205 pipe support system was judged to beat 19 other entrants as the most innovative product to come out of Cumbria this year.
28th March 2003
Graphskill are finalists in County Export Award
Ivan Lewis MP, presented Graphskill’s M.D., Martin Statter, their certificate of runner’s-up in the county exporting awards.
The guest speaker at the event was the Falklands war hero, Simon Weston
23rd January 2003
Export Success in Europe
Graphskill achieve their goal to supply the German market. A major chemical plant designer in Germany asks for unique pipe support to be designed & developed in stainless steel. Graphskill duly accommodates by introducing… the Series 1205!
10th January 2003
First Direct Export to… the USA
Last week, Graphskill shipped a consignment of metal tiebars to an American Hardware distributor. The order represents a significant landmark for the company. Martin Statter, the MD, believes the web-site attracted the American buyer.
He said ” It is not a hugely substantial order, but it is a toe in the water for us & we are confident it will lead to bigger things”
24th March 2002
The Duke of York meets Graphskill
Today Prince Andrew was in Copeland to meet Cumbrian exporting companies at West Lakes Technology Park, in his role as Special Rep. for British Trading Internatinal.
He chatted for 5 minutes to Graphskill’s Managing Director, Martin Statter, who was describing their products & exporting plans for the future
Duke of york visit… Prince Charming
Prince Andrew was also introduced to Carole Mulholland, Graphskill”s Works Administrator, who said ” …he was genuinely interested in what we manufactured & was perfectly charming!”
18th March 2002
Graphskill recognised as IIP
Graphskill was awarded the ”Investor in people” recognisition today.
The presentation was made by Tracy Edwards, the ”around the world racing yachts-woman”, to some of Graphskill”s staff.
From right to left:- Martin Statter, MD; Clive Hodgson, Despatch; Neil Graham, Works Manager & Carole Mulholland, Works Admin