This summer, Grainger Fire & Security celebrates 35 years of continuous business.
Originally founded in 1978 as a department of JF Fords Electrical Contractors, Grainger Fire Protection - as we were called back then - were at the forefront of a new, complicated yet critical technology - Transistor based fire alarm systems! Back then nobody could predict the future success of this fledgling company.
Separating from Fords in 1980, Grainger Fire Protection continued to go from strength to strength, securing large contracts with many blue chip & multi-national companies and even investing in a fire alarm manufacturing facility under the name of VRC (now Terofire Products) with a large factory based in Northwich.
Over the years, technologies, standards and operating practices have changed but Grainger Fire & Security have always been that step ahead. In 2011, we setup our own Security Division which caters for Intruder Alarms, Access Control & CCTV, to give our customers the benefit of having their fire & security services under one roof - saving our customers both time & money.
Here to the next 35 years!
Life In Britain In 1980...
The average wage was £6000.00 ( the equivalent of about £19,000 today), petrol cost 28p a litre, a pint of beer was 35p, a loaf of bread 33p and a pint of milk 17p.
The Ford Cortina was the years best selling car.
John Lennon was shot dead by Mark Chapman on December 8, in New York City.
The world waits to see 'Who shot JR' in Dallas TV series.
Rubik's cube is voted Toy of the Year.
Hits of the year include PINK FLOYD - Another Brick In The Wall, QUEEN - Another One Bites The Dust & DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS LYRICS - Geno.