Ride For Precious Lives 2013 – Completed!

A little late in posting this but Girling Jones are very proud to announce that not only did Team GJ complete the RFPL, but they also managed to raise just over £1,600 for Children’s Hospice South West, totalling up altogether to over £75,000 raised from the whole event! Amazing!

The 200 mile bike ride certainly put the team through their paces (physically & emotionally!) but crossing the finish line on the Sunday was followed by a real sense of achievement and pride and the difficulty of the challenge actually made it all worth while. Listening to lots of others personal stories and visiting each Hospice on the way really hit home as to why Girling Jones continue to support such a super cause.

A HUGE thank you to all those who sponsored Team GJ and as promised, please see below some photos…….


Michelmores Property Awards 2013

Once again, Girling Jones attended the Michelmores Property Awards at Exeter University, sponsoring the Building of The Year award.

This annual event is the region’s premier commercial property competition, showcasing the very best in West Country commercial property projects, buildings and people. The categories are designed  for commercial and residential property projects of all shapes and sizes.

A fantastic evening was had and congratulations again to all the nominees and of course, the winners!


New Offices!!

Due to continued growth within the business, Girling Jones have now moved into their new offices on Exeter Quay – address as below:

  • 1st Floor South
  • Kings Wharf
  • Exeter Quay
  • Exeter
  • EX2 4AN

Looking to take on board up to 6 more consultants by the end of 2013, the business is going through some exciting times and the office move has been a small part of that.


Investors in People

Girling Jones are delighted to announce that they have been awarded the Investors In People accolade!

For those of you unfamiliar, Investors in People (IiP) is a nationally recognised framework that helps organisations to improve their performance and realise their objectives through the effective management and development of their people.

As a business, it was very important for Girling Jones to be recognised for its continued development and structure in the workplace and this recent accolade really mirrors that. The benefits to the business are as follows:

  • Improved quality of service and improved satisfaction for both customers and stakeholders.
  • Wider recognition for achievements measured against a rigorous National Standard
  • Motivation is improved through employees’ greater involvement, personal development and recognition of their achievements. This leads to higher morale, improved retention rates, reduced absenteeism, readier acceptance of change, and identification with the organisation’s goals beyond the confines of the job.
  • Culture of continuous improvement and an opportunity to review current policies against a holistic framework
  • Competitive advantage through improved performance.

As we approach the half way point of 2013, Girling Jones are more than pleased with the recognition the IIP represents and can now look at moving further forward as successful and reputable business.



CHSW Ride for Precious Lives 2013

Firstly, happy belated new year everyone from all at Girling Jones!

This year, the team decided that they wanted to do a BIG challenge – really pushing themselves, so signed up for the CHSW Ride for Precious Lives 2013. Yes, it’s a big challenge and yes it will be hard work, but in retrospect, actually very little to put themselves through in relation to the amount of money they can make for such an incredible cause as CHSW.

This incredible 200 mile bike ride takes place during Friday 7th – Sunday 9th June 2013. The three day ride takes the cyclists from Cornwall to Bristol via the 3 children’s hospices; Little Harbour near St Austell, Little Bridge House near Barnstaple and Charlton Farm near Bristol.

Team GJ – a strong team of 6 – all of “varying” fitness levels have already commenced in some light training however the real graft starts in February where they plan to go out on at least one 25 mile bike ride a week plus additional fitness training off the back of this. The key over the 3 days will be endurance, so their training will encompass this, hopefully allowing them to understand their limits and break fitness barriers they never thought possible!

Here is where you come in…..the team have just over 5 months to raise as much money as possible and need YOUR HELP! Please follow the link below and donate as little or as much as you can. Share with your friends, family and colleagues. It really does make such a difference. Thanks people!




Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Well, it’s finally the end of the 2012, and what a year it has been for Team GJ!

In the Spring they had a steady start, putting all of their efforts into the year ahead; the Summer saw GJ sponsor and attend the Commercial Property Awards; the Autumn was  the season where they successfully completed the dreaded Commando Challenge; and finally the Winter has seen GJ ending on a high, beating their Office Quarterly Target, which of course was celebrated in style with the end of year Christmas Bash last week!

The team have also welcomed 3 new consultants on board which has been fantastic as the GJ business has grown across the South West at a phenomenal rate this year.

So….. what’s in store for 2013?? Team GJ have several events planned next year, both work related and charity related, all of which see exciting times ahead – keep checking in to make sure you don’t miss out!

Finally, the team would like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and look forward to a new year with new challenges and greater success in 2013!

10k Marine Commando Challenge – COMPLETED!

On one fine sunny morning earlier this month, Girling Jones arrived at Woodbury Common to take part in the dreaded 10k Marine Commando Challenge.

After nearly 2 hours of running, jumping, crawling, climbing and (to some extent!) swimming, Team GJ crossed the finish line exhausted but pleased to have completed the gruelling challenge.

More importantly though, they managed to raise just over £1000 for their charity of choice, Children’s Hospice South West which is fantastic news!

Finally, a huge thank you from the team to everyone who sponsored and, as promised, please find some evidence from the “day of hell” below….





The aftermath!



Girling Jones Goes Ape!

Girling Jones spent a day earlier this month at the Go Ape venue in Exeter as part of their monthly team building event.

For those who are unaware, Go Ape is an outdoor pursuits venue which runs 28 Tree Top adventure courses in forests in England, Scotland and Wales consisting of rope ladders, zip-lines, rope bridges, trapezes and swings.

All in all, great fun as you can see from the select few photos which have been chosen to view below.At the finish line!Perfect landing. Almost.

At the start line....

Team GJ have entered the 10K Marine Commando Challenge 2012

Girling Jones Ltd are currently putting in all of their efforts into raising money for an amazing cause by running, climbing and generally “beasting” their way through a 10k assault course in Exeter on 6th October of this year, otherwise known as the Commando Challenge.

The Challenge itself comprises of a 3K road run, 4K obstacle cross country run and then a 3K road run back to the finish at Bicton Arena.

As below, all proceeds with be going to their charity of choice, Children’s Hospice South West. You can copy and paste the below link into your browser to check out thier fundraising page and, of course, any donations will be gratefully received.


Photo’s to follow…..

Tough competition at this years “South West Commercial Property Awards”

Team GJ enjoyed a fun night as sponsors of this years South West Commercial Property Awards. As the region’s premier commercial property competition, competition was high, showcasing the very best in West Country commercial property projects, buildings and people.

The Girling Jones Team


Simon Girling presents the award to John Taylor of Kensington Taylor