Press and TV Coverage

Press and TV Coverage

Between August 2016 and September 2017, our teams were filmed by an independent TV company, Caledonia TV, whilst deployed on a variety of projects across Scotland,including the Forth Rail Bridge and the Viaducts of Inverbervie and Findhorn.  The result was a one hour documentary which was aired on BBC Alba on Wednesday 22nd November.

This documentary, focussing on our ability to ‘access the inaccessible’, provided a fantastic showcase for our work and an ideal opportunity to illustrate to the uninitiated the application of Industrial Rope Access techniques.  The cameras followed our operatives as they carried out inspection and maintenance on these substantial structures – and getting to touch history, quite literally, is not lost on team Gecko, particularly with regard to the Forth Rail Bridge.  It’s fantastic knowing it is not hugely accessible to everybody. Over the years, we have found original rivets and such like in some of the beams; and there are bits of the bridge which, if not untouched, have been touched lightly over the last 130 years, and only visited by a handful of people.

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In a lead-up to the programme, there was a great two page spread in the Sunday Mail – all in all, fantastic coverage for Geckotech Solutions.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University

Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University

We are excited about the potential impact of new technology in our area of expertise; opening up other avenues, whilst maintaining the highest levels of service across our entire product offering.

Our close association with Glasgow Caledonia University continues and we are delighted that we have recently been successful in securing a second Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with GCU, tying in with the first KTP but taking a slightly different approach.  KTP is Europe’s leading programme helping businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base.

Geckotech sponsors ClimbScotland Festival 2017

Geckotech sponsors ClimbScotland Festival 2017

We are delighted to sponsor this year’s ClimbScotland Festival 2017, taking place at EICA:Ratho on Saturday 17th June.

Climbing is an activity very close to the heart of Geckotech’s Managing Director, Stephen Pearson.  Prior to setting up the business, Stephen travelled the world pursuing his passion for climbing.

This passion ultimately led Stephen to the world of rope access.  Initially operating as a one-man show, he has grown Geckotech over the last 10 years into a very successful business.

When the business was initially established, it was essentially a rope access company.  That single discipline lends itself to so many different applications, with a rule of thumb that if the job can be done at ground level, it can pretty much be done at height.  The business has continued to expand its range of services over the last decade and we will continue to explore the potential of our engineering ‘solutions’.  With the experience and expertise in place across a wide skill-set, the possibilities are endless.  The future is bright for team Gecko – and it all began with climbing!

Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Nominee

Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Nominee

We were delighted to be short-listed in two of the categories in this year’s Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Business Awards; the two categories being Best Performing Business (11-50) and Excellence in Health and Safety.  Being recognised in this way has been a huge boost for the entire team; each and every one committed to making Geckotech the best that it can be.  It is an illustration of just how far we’ve come and gives us huge confidence going forward.

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The Awards event was held at The Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa in late February, and was attended by 450 of Edinburgh’s business leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators, who celebrated a hugely successful year of business growth and development across the capital.  It was wonderful to be present in such fine company and we look forward to even more success at this prestigious annual event in the future.

Geckotech Launches Linkedin Channel

Geckotech Launches Linkedin Channel

gecko-linkedinSocial media will have an ever-increasing role in our company communications.  We have just launched our LinkedIn channel –   an invaluable tool for us to continue to attract great people, as well as share news, project updates and case studies.

We are also increasing our presence on Twitter and Facebook and we hope you will want to follow us on our journey over the next decade and beyond.

It is an exciting time for all those connected with Geckotech and it would be great to have you on board, sharing the journey with us.  If you want to follow us, please click on the highlighted links above or via the links on our menu heading at the top of the page.

We’re committed to communicating and engaging using all methods and platforms available to us to ensure we are keeping key contacts, current customers, potential clients and technicians firmly in touch, whatever their preferred method of communication.

 

Introducing the new Geckotech Solutions Company Brochure

Introducing the new Geckotech Solutions Company Brochure

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We are delighted to announce the publication of our new company brochure; underlining the development of the Geckotech brand and highlighting the continued expansion of our portfolio of services across a wide range of sectors.

Our focus will always be on delivering best practice at every stage of a project.  We look forward to being of continued service to our existing customers and to introducing our breadth of experience and expertise to new clients.

To view or download a copy of the brochure, click here.  If you would prefer to receive a hard copy, simply go to our Contact page and complete the ‘Get in Touch’ form and we will get that to you hot off the press.