COVID-19 & Production Update

As most of our customers know, our CEO took the decision to move our manufacturing down to Cheltenham to a much larger site due to the growth and expansion of Gabriel Ash. Export orders have boomed over the last few years and the UK market really do love our products. In order for us to keep up the high-quality product that we produce and on a larger scale the decision made was to move the site. Of course, even with a tight plan in place there were unforeseen hurdles along the way – but we can now confirm Gabriel Ash’s new home of manufacturing is set up and in full working order. Gabriel Ash have been truly lucky that some of the original Gabriel Ash family members, 2 joiners and 2 machinists are now working on the new site training up new machinist and joiners who in turn have 100’s of years of joinery experience between them and so a new team is born.

This week we have seen back in production our ever so popular coldframes. Our customers will be happy to know these will soon be on their way to you and back for sale. The greenhouse production starts in another weeks’ time all under the careful guidance and watchful eye of the original Gabriel Ash joiners.

We would also like to inform our customers and exporters that under the Government Guidelines (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19) we are following their advice and ensuring the safety of our staff at all times. As you may have seen from an earlier social media post our sales & admin staff are now set up and remotely working from home. Those in the manufacturing and distribution warehouses have been informed of the government guidelines and the rules have all been put in place for their safety. The Government is encouraging where possible production and manufacturing is continued but of course within a safe environment. We are constantly checking for updates and we are making changes according to the government guidelines. The safety and well being of our staff is absolutely paramount.

Currently accessories are still being delivered although due to COVID-19 some of our stock deliveries have been delayed so we are asking our customers to please bear with us in this turbulent time. We are doing our up most to get your accessories to you as quickly as possible. We completely appreciate this is a positive parcel that you will be receiving which in turn lifts spirits in such an uncertain time.

We would like to thank you our valued customer and loyal Export Agents who have been patient and understanding whilst we go through this transitional period. We are extremely excited to be making the structures you have all grown to love once more.

We would also like to say a huge thank you to all our staff who with their continued support has made this all happen, always with a smile even when there have been a few challenges thrown upon us. You continue to do Gabriel Ash a great service and we very much appreciate your extra efforts.

Please keep an eye on our website and we will keep you informed of any further updates.

Hoping all our customers, export agents and staff are staying safe and keeping well.

 

The Gabriel Ash Management Team