Commercial Client Testimonials

“The advice I receive from Grindeys' Corporate and Commercial team is straight forward, legally sound and commercially viable and my main contact, Stephen Grocott, is always available and easy to understand. This is why I have used Grindeys for advice on a variety of matters including commercial contracts, trademark issues and employment matters for over 20 years.”

Adrian Yearsley, Finance Director at BTC Limited, a leading IT software and sales training provider to the automotive industry.


“The DMH is a niche organisation in that we are a hospice - but with such diverse activities. We are part of the voluntary sector, a healthcare provider both on site and in thousands of homes across the community and, a charitable organisation. We also undertake lottery/gambling activities that fall under the Gambling Act, as well as  running several businesses such as charity shops, coffee shops and a domiciliary care agency. We have an annual turnover well in excess of 8 million.  We are a challenging organisation but the team at Grindeys have the diversity of skills and legal knowledge to rise to those challenges. We are always appreciative of the quality advice and assistance that Grindeys provide”

Karen McKenzie, Director of Income, The Douglas Macmillan Hospice 


“Grindeys represented us in our recent management buy-out of Potteries Tyres Ltd. Due to unforeseeable and very unusual circumstances the transaction became highly complicated. However, the team at Grindeys effectively liaised with our other advisors, bankers and accountants, skilfully negotiated with the other side and closed a deal that could have easily failed without the inventive solutions proposed, and implemented, by Stephen Grocott, Liam Norcup and Graham Hill.”


Simon Alcock, Managing Director of Potteries Tyres Ltd which is  recognised as one of the leading tyre retailers in the country with expert knowledge of all aspects of tyre retail and fleet management.


"For over 15 years I have used the services of Grindeys, mainly for commercial property and debt collection in my  professional capacity but I have also used their residential conveyancing and will writing services. All of the solicitors I have worked with have been very professional, conscientious, personable and trustworthy. This is particularly true of Susan Lewis my main commercial property contact at Grindeys. Her technical expertise and commercially minded approach is of great assistance to me and I hope to continue my working relationship with Susan for some time to come.”

Ian Cotterill, Portfolio Manager,  The Co-operative Group


“We have been a client of Grindeys for about 8 years and use a wide range of their services, particularly from the corporate team. We find their advice relevant and useful and we particularly welcomed their help on a recent international acquisition.

We find them very good people to deal with and we greatly respect their ethos and the contribution the practice makes to North Staffordshire.”

Ian Dudson, Managing Director of  Dudson, a world-leading specialist in the manufacture and supply of ceramic tableware to the international hospitality industry.



“In 2010 Grindeys successfully tendered to take over our legal work which predominately involves commercial property and commercial contract advice. The charity has no regrets about their decision to use them.

Susan Lewis advises on commercial property matters and what impresses the most, aside from her obvious knowledge and attention to detail, is her passion and commitment to her work.

Grindeys also advised on the design, development and refinement of existing and new contracts, a huge undertaking but one that has ultimately placed the charity in a far more secure position.  This couldn’t have been achieved without the flexible and innovative thinking of Stephen Grocott and his team.

The world of a religious charity is quite different to the general commercial world and what stands out for me, is the fact that the advisors at Grindeys have taken the time to learn and understand how a religious charity operates. This enables them to provide very relevant and specific advice. They are also accessible and on hand to give advice within short timescales which is very important to us.

We look forward to working with them for many, many more years to come”

Mark Barnish BA;FCA; DChA, Head of Finance and Corporate Services and Company Secretary for The Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God an international Religious Order providing health and social care to millions of sick, vulnerable and disadvantaged people in 52 countries throughout the world.


“We have been a client of Grindeys for many years and have taken advice on both business and private matters. We have always been satisfied with the advice and service provided and, we find both the solicitors and the secretaries easy to deal with and prompt to respond to our queries.”

Sue Cope, Financial Director at James T Blakeman and Co Ltd a family run business who produce sausage and meat products for the catering and retail industries for both UK and export markets.


"I have dealt with many of the solicitors’ from Grindeys from both the corporate and commercial property departments. At all times the level of service and legal advice has been very good”

Steve Burgess, Managing Director of ABC Digital Solutions a first class supplier of managed print, document, communication and IT solutions.


 "I mainly use commercial property specialist Susan Lewis for commercial lease work but have, on occasion, taken advice from other solicitors in the corporate law department.  I have always found Grindeys to be a reliable and friendly firm who are easy to do business with and I have confidence in the sound, commercial advice given.

 Sandra Booth, Director of Winton Property Limited who specialise in commercial property.


“Grindeys Corporate and Commercial team provide a timely and personal service and my main contacts, Graham Hill and Liam Norcup, are great to deal with and always available when I need them”

Susan Hartman, CEO of Intelligent Orthopaedics Limited who specialise in the design, development and manufacture of orthopaedic trauma devices for treating unstable fractures of the tibia.

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