One particularly damp day in 1986, a wire-salesman and budding entrepreneur named Hugh Facey found himself on a wet hillside in Wales discussing the woes of fencing with a frustrated farmer. Aggravated by cumbersome ways of joining fence wires by bending and knotting, he bemoaned the lack of alternatives. Hugh listened intently, convinced he could think up a better way of connecting two pieces of wire together. The seeds had been planted, and the idea for the Gripple was born.
Right from the very beginning, we’ve received numerous accolades for our originality, verve and enterprise, making us a true multi-award winning company. This is in no small part thanks to our core values and philosophy, which have remained the same throughout – to us, innovation is so much more than a simple buzzword; it’s the foundation of our culture.
International award winning manufacturers Gripple have teamed up with leading primary enterprise educators ‘Are You Ready?’ to create an environmental challenge to inspire creative young minds.
The challenge is to develop an idea for a product or service that would have an environmental benefit.
To support teachers and pupils with this challenge there are comprehensive learning materials to provoke and develop new ideas and innovations.
The deadline for this challenge is October 26th, 2012 - so this activity would make a fantastic way to kick-start the new academic year in an enterprising way.