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Gratnells

The history of our company spans over 125 years taking in four generations of the Hudson family. It's a story of success, fires, failure, and unexplained deaths. But then nothing goes to plan.

Our story began in London’s East End. From the centre of the capital’s household ironmongery and furniture fittings industry, William Hudson pinpointed the potential to distribute cornice poles and curtain fittings. His instinct paid off with a flourishing product range as well as starting a small manufacturing facility. The warehouse expanded opening branches in Glasgow, Bristol and the port city of Liverpool. The name W.A.Hudson become synonymous in the trade with furnishing ironmongery. But tragedy was not far around the corner. In 1930, William died at sea in the West Indies and his sons Reg and Leslie were left to take the reins. (

Throughout all of our growth over the years, we have still remained a family-owned company. Which means we still deliver the personal service to our customers that William began over a hundred years ago. Here's to you, William.


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HappyStack Functional School Storage Units

HappyStack Functional School Storage Units

HappyStack Functional School Storage UnitsTough, durable and brightly coloured, HappyStack has been designed specifically for nursery and primary scho...

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HappyStack Functional Storage Units For Nurseries

HappyStack Functional Storage Units For Nurseries

HappyStack Functional Storage Units For NurseriesTough, durable and brightly coloured, HappyStack has been designed specifically for nursery and prima...

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HappyStack Functional Storage Units For Primary Schools

HappyStack Functional Storage Units For Primary Schools

HappyStack Functional Storage Units For Primary SchoolsTough, durable and brightly coloured, HappyStack has been designed specifically for nursery and...

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Heavy Educational Use Trays

Heavy Educational Use Trays

Heavy Educational Use TraysThese trays come in an exciting range of more than 30 colours and four heights meaning you can choose exactly the storage t...

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Trays For Heavy Educational Use

Trays For Heavy Educational Use

Trays For Heavy Educational UseThese trays come in an exciting range of more than 30 colours and four heights meaning you can choose exactly the stora...

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Trays For Nurseries

Trays For Nurseries

Trays For NurseriesThese trays come in an exciting range of more than 30 colours and four heights meaning you can choose exactly the storage that suit...

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Trays For Primary Schools

Trays For Primary Schools

Trays For Primary SchoolsThese trays come in an exciting range of more than 30 colours and four heights meaning you can choose exactly the storage tha...

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30 Pupil Calculators and One Teacher Calculator

30 Pupil Calculators and One Teacher Calculator

30 Pupil Calculators and One Teacher Calculator30 compartments and 1 larger compartment for teacher's calculator Fits shallow (F1) and deep (F2) tra...

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A3 Paper Tray

A3 Paper Tray

A3 Paper TrayOur special A3 paper enables more flexibility when storing larger paper or other items. And like all our trays even though they are manuf...

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Art Tray

Art Tray

Art TrayOur special Art Tray gives you additional flexibility when storing larger items like artwork, art materials, crafts and jigsaws or for sand pa...

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Callero A3 Paper Trolley

Callero A3 Paper Trolley

Callero A3 Paper TrolleyHandy trolley with large trays that are suitable for storing A3 paper or larger art materials. Please contact us if you would ...

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Callero Art Trolley with Drying Racks

Callero Art Trolley with Drying Racks

Callero Art Trolley with Drying RacksMobile Art Trolley featuring metal sides and handy recessed top. Comes with twenty drying racks and also availabl...

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Callero Art Trolley With Trays

Callero Art Trolley With Trays

Callero Art Trolley With TraysTrolley comes with your choice of cyan blue or silver frame trim. Supplied with ten yellow shallow wide art trays Please...

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Callero Art Trolley with Trays and Racks

Callero Art Trolley with Trays and Racks

Callero Art Trolley with Trays and RacksCallero Mobile Art Trolley featuring metal sides and handy recessed top. Also supplied with all trays or all d...

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Callero Deep & Extra Deep Treble Unit

Callero Deep & Extra Deep Treble Unit

Callero Deep & Extra Deep Treble UnitCallero Treble Column units come with a range of tray combinations. Provided with both static feet and braked cas...

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Callero Deep Tray Double Unit

Callero Deep Tray Double Unit

Callero Deep Tray Double Unit Each storage unit comes complete with trays in your choice of colour and both castors and feet so you can choose mobile ...

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Callero Deep Tray Treble Unit

Callero Deep Tray Treble Unit

Callero Deep Tray Treble UnitCallero treble width trolley in silver or cyan metal trim Complete with 12 deep F2 trays in your choice of colour 12 pa...

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Callero Double Deep and Extra Deep Unit

Callero Double Deep and Extra Deep Unit

Callero Double Deep and Extra Deep UnitDouble storage unit from the Callero series. Provided with two deep and four extra deep trays in your colour ch...

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Callero Double Jumbo Unit

Callero Double Jumbo Unit

Callero Double Jumbo UnitCallero double width units are suitable for smaller spaces. Each storage unit comes complete with trays in your choice of col...

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Callero Flat Shelf Unit

Callero Flat Shelf Unit

Callero Flat Shelf UnitCallero trolley with wide shelves enables you full flexibility for your storage of larger items. Choose between silver or cyan....

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Callero Jumbo Tray Treble Unit

Callero Jumbo Tray Treble Unit

Callero Jumbo Tray Treble UnitCallero treble width trolley in silver or cyan metal trim Complete with six jumbo F3 trays in your choice of colour Si...

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Callero Library Unit

Callero Library Unit

Callero Library UnitTreble column unit specially developed for the school library or literacy corner. Deep trays with plenty of clearance enable varyi...

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Callero Shallow Tray Double Unit

Callero Shallow Tray Double Unit

Callero Shallow Tray Double UnitDouble width Callero double frame with silver or cyan trim 16 shallow F1 trays 16 pairs of StopSafe runners to hold ...

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Callero Shallow Tray Treble Unit

Callero Shallow Tray Treble Unit

Callero Shallow Tray Treble UnitTreble width trolley with silver or cyan trim 24 shallow trays in your choice of colour 24 pairs of StopSafe runners...

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Callero Tilted Shelf Unit

Callero Tilted Shelf Unit

Callero Tilted Shelf UnitMetal trolley with tilted shelves enabling easy viewing of contents. Ideal for easy display of large books in the library or ...

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Callero Tilted Tray Unit

Callero Tilted Tray Unit

Callero Tilted Tray UnitMetal trolley with tilted trays enabling easy viewing of contents. Ideal for easy viewing and access to contents. Choose silve...

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Classroom Trolleys

Classroom Trolleys

Classroom TrolleysPractically indestructible, our classroom trolleys are available with blue or red metal frames and an easy wipe-clean white top. Cho...

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Cubby Tray

Cubby Tray

Cubby TrayThe latest addition to Gratnells school tray series. The Cubby Tray is part of the Gratnells standard tray range and has been designed speci...

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Deep PowerTray 2

Deep PowerTray 2

Deep PowerTray 2This is the second generation PowerTray from Gratnells. Storage and charging in one handy school tray. Please contact us if you would...

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Deep Tray (F2)

Deep Tray (F2)

Deep Tray (F2)BSI tested and passed for heavy educational use. Choose from 29 colours Trays available in national curriculum colours All trays fit ...

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Gratnells to launch compostable storage tray for education sector at BETT Show 2020

Gratnells to launch compostable storage tray for education sector at BETT Show 2020

Best known as the producer of the iconic school storage tray, UK manufacturer Gratnells is introducing its first biobased compostable tray at the BETT...

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Gratnells SortED tray inserts previewed at ASE annual conference 2020.

Gratnells SortED tray inserts previewed at ASE annual conference 2020.

SortED is a new range of inserts designed to be flexible and useable in shallow and deep Gratnells trays. Inserts can accommodate a variety of parts a...

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New What's in my Tray resources

New What's in my Tray resources

Can learning be both fun and memorable at the same time? As teachers, you know how important it is for children to remember the different learning ex...

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Coming Soon! Maker Bench

Coming Soon! Maker Bench

The Gratnells Maker Bench is the perfect addition to any design and technology department, makerspace or workshop. The sturdy steel frame comes in a d...

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Why Should Teachers Create a Positive Learning Environment?

Why Should Teachers Create a Positive Learning Environment?

Gratnells Managing Director and Chairman, Murray Hudson, argues that the learning environment can have a significant effect on a child’s progress and ...

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Gratnells

  • 8 Howard Way
  • Harlow
  • Essex
  • CM20 2SU

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