This Uxbridge company urges businesses and government to consider the loss of earnings and reputation linked to being ill-prepared for freezing weather. It conducts risk assessments for clients and offers a nationwide gritting service to help them keep operations running. It provides firms and government with fixed costs to prevent variable winter conditions putting pressure on budgets for other essential services. Gritit was founded in 2004 by Jason Petsch and Alastair Kight, who met in 2001 on a gritting job, and its sales rose 83% a year, from £845,000 in 2007 to £5.2m in 2010.
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