Focus on our partners: Gibbs and Dandy
Gibbs and Dandy have an illustrious heritage dating back to 1843 and is now a network of 30 local builders and timber merchants serving professionals in the building trade.
Gibbs and Dandy Profile
The roots of Gibbs and Dandy can be traced back to 1843 when it was an ironmongery business based in Luton. The company can trace its roots back to a time when Luton was a country town without a railway. The business was acquired by George Frederick Gibbs and then in 1894 was purchased by William and Percy Dandy. Mr Gibbs retired, but the Dandy brothers (who originally hailed from Peterborough) maintained the local connection by naming the newly-acquired business Gibbs & Dandy.
The brothers continued trading as a partnership until 1920 when a private limited company was formed. The company prospered, new premises were acquired in Luton and Dunstable and in July 1953 Gibbs and Dandy was floated on the Birmingham Stock Exchange.
Ecotile Flooring Ltd is very proud to be one of the latest suppliers featured in Gibbs and Dandy’s Sustainable section of the Bedford branch which has attracted a lot of favourable attention A large proportion of Ecotile interlocking floor tiles are made from recycled PVC. A large percentage of our PVC is collected free of charge from customers who are ready to replace their old tiles with new ones.
James Gedye of Ecotile Flooring explains:
“The average lifespan of an Ecotile floor is over 10 years but we take our environmental responsibilities very seriously.
When a customer wants a new Ecotile floor we make sure we recycle their old one. we are delighted to be part of Gibbs and Dandy’s efforts to promote sustainable products”
Ecotile Industrial Flooring is an ISO9001 company that manufactures and installs unique hard wearing floor tiles for factory, warehouse and commercial premises. Made in Bedfordshire, England using sustainable manufacturing processes, the tiles are a 100% recyclable and incredibly durable. ESD performance is guaranteed.
Lucinda O’Reilly, Exports & Marketing Director is an integral part of the team that has grown Ecotile Flooring in to the successful manufacturing business it is today. Over the last 20 years she has successfully employed her skills in sales and marketing to ensure Ecotile Flooring is recognised as the market leading manufacturer of PVC interlocking floor tiles. Lucinda’s love of travel means the Ecotile brand is dominant all over Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia and India.
To ensure compliance with export regulations Lucinda has gained accreditations from the Chamber of Commerce in Incoterms & Export Licence Controls and Export Procedures & Documentation and has completed the Institute of Export course on Incoterms 2020. She is a member of the Institute of Export, was a finalist in the Natwest Open to Export competition in 2018 and was instrumental in Ecotile Flooring winning a Queen’s Enterprise for International Trade in 2017. Lucinda has recently been interviewed by BBC News and Channel 4 News for her insights on Brexit and is an Export Champion for the Department for International Trade.