Meet The Team


Meet the Team

We like to think of ourselves as one big family here at Grafton International. Family-owned since its beginnings in 1985, our family of over 70 members is headed up by Jon, the son of Gareth & Pat Hardwick, founders of the company.

We are built on the mission that launched this business in the first instance: To discover innovative brands that we believe in, to give people the opportunity to experience truly excellent products and to provide exceptional service.

At the core of our ‘Graftonite’ values is the motto Together Works, meaning that whatever we do, we work as a family and help each other out. This means that we ensure we do what we promise, deliver great service and are proud of our brands.

From our dedicated customer service team to our education experts, from are hardworking warehouse team to our experienced sales team, from our financial wizards to our dazzling in-house PR & Marketing Team, we live and breathe our brands. We have an education department that not only delivers excellent courses to customers but also provides internal education so that, as a team, we know our brands inside-out.

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Passionate about our brands

Whether you are a salon professional or a retailer, our mission is to bring you brands that stand out from the crowd, have a strong story to tell and that work.

We search around the globe for brands that we can believe in and fall in love with.

For salon professionals we have exceptional gels, trend-led polishes, effective nail treatments and specialized waxing from brands such as ibd, ORLY and Nailtiques. On top of this we have an in-house education department who put together courses to deliver expert training for colleges, technicians and salons around the UK.

For retailers we’ve built up a collection of brands that are sure to make an impact on the shelf, from bath, body and nails to skincare. Lip balms that brighten fixtures from Carmex, body care with unique sweet scents from Patisserie de Bain, natural and organic products from Badger, at-home therapy from Kneipp, skincare treatments from Skin Republic and much more.

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