GBGS was formed after our sister company began using Stopdigging! ground screws for a variety of projects within the sign erecting industry. Managing director – Peter Toole quickly realised the huge potential benefits of the product against conventional foundations for many different applications.
Under his scrutiny, rigorous independent testing was undertaken, proving safe working load capabilities, ensuring consistent manufacturing quality and developing safe installation techniques and earning us CHAS accreditation.
From those early days we have grown into the largest ground screw installation company in the UK with a network of teams covering all areas of the country. “Our continued growth is testament to the hard work and customer service that our team provide.” says Peter. “My ethos is to provide a safe and happy work environment for all staff & I am proud of each and everyone of them”.
It is this attitude that has resulted in the satisfaction of hundreds of happy customers and some very high profile installations such as the RHS Chelsea flower show, Warwick Castle jousting arena and the award winning Dulwich pavilion.
Get to know our management team at GBGS
The driving force behind the company. PT was born into the fuel industry. His family still own and run a multi-award winning fuel distribution company to this day. In his early years he was a professional musician, DJ and sound engineer until getting a ‘proper job’ as a tanker driver and aircraft refueller before founding his first company in 2001. He his married to Sara, a headteacher, and has a passion for rugby union, only retiring from playing in 2016 when he finally realised that it hurts!
Cam has the unenviable position of being PT’s son. After graduating from university with a BSC (Hons) Cam joined the business and very quickly proved himself an indispensable member of the team. Cam looks after the day to day running of GBGS, from logistics to managing the installation teams. Also a huge rugby fan, Cam played at county standard before injury cut his career short. Now he makes do with flash cars, socialising and being the company heart throb.
Croz is the latest addition to the board. While working for the company it became very apparent that he possessed qualities and a work ethic that warranted more than a salary and was asked to join the mangement team. Croz operates the technical side of the business, responsible for training, health and safety, technical issues and anything else that needs brainpower. He still pulls on a rugby shirt occasionally, likes to enjoy the atmosphere of his village local and can be found out in the country or up in Scotland whenever he gets chance.
Here are just a few of the kind words our customers have left us
"Thank you so much for your help at the Chelsea Flower Show. The event was a great success and the process was significantly easier due to the Stop Digging ground screw system. I was very impressed by your team, not only were they punctual and hardworking but they have a great positive attitude and were a credit to your business. I’m sure that we will be employing your services on a great many of our future tree house projects and look forward to working with you again."Simon Payne Director at Blue Forest
"I was very impressed with the system. Because my original fence posts were so rotten in the ground the boys were actually able to auger out the soft wet timber and put their screw exactly were the original post was so I could keep the same fence line. Also, it was all done within a couple of hours so I could get started with getting my fence back up as soon as they left."Paul McIntyre Fence Erection
"The lads had a brilliant work ethic; there arrived at 8am and were very polite and courteous, they got straight to work and were also more than happy to answer any questions I had about the system and their process."Lily Gray Garden Room Base Foundations
"Very happy with the installation, all went smoothly. "Chris Baker Garden Room Foundations
"I was amazed with the system, it was less groundworks and more a work of art. But most importantly after heavy winds and storms it is still standing."Nigel Aucott Fence Erections
"Very happy with your guys and the service. Unfortunately I could not stay to see them complete it, but we felt confident in leaving them on site which goes a long way in our business, as you will be well aware. Look forward to working with you again."Daniel Thain Thain Garden Rooms