About us


Who are Grays?

The name Gray has been associated with providing lightning protection services since pre 1835.

We believe that we are the oldest trading company providing lightning protection services within the United Kingdom and possibly even Europe.

We are proud of the reputation that we at J W Gray have achieved and believe this is due to our professional approach which we give to every enquiry and contract regardless of its size or value.

Quality and Safety

As part of our in house quality system we carry out a completion check on all of our installations prior to hand over.

We are founder members of the Association of Technical Lightning and Access Specialists (ATLAS) and are also members of the Steeplejack and Lightning Protection Training Group (SLPTG).

Safety is paramount. We employ the services of an external safety consultant.

Various projects require a different approach in the way that they need to be carried out and we are always willing to discuss with our clients and implement any additional safety requirements which are site specific.

A copy of our Company Health and Safety Policy is available on request.


Our staff and engineers all receive up to date training and if necessary to comply with our clients’ requirements additional training is provided.

We vigorously support our association training group and over the last 6 years have been fortunate to have 6 young men complete their lightning conductor apprenticeships 4 of these are still employed by us.

In January 2015 we will once again have an apprentice commencing his 2 year apprenticeship.

Accreditations and Memberships