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Acqua Marina
African Red
Alma Grey
Andromeda White
Angola Black
Angola Silver
Arabescato Corchia
Arabescato Cervaiole
Arabescato Orobico
Arabescato Vagli
Aran White
Astoria
Atlantic Stone
Aurisina Fiorito
Avalanche
Azul Louro
Azul Aran
Azul Bahia
Azul Imperial
Azul Macaubas
Azul Platino
Baltic Brown
Bateig Beige
Bateig Blue
Belgian Black
Belgian Fossil
Belize
Belvedere
Bethel White
Bianco Covelano
Bianco Iberico
Bon Accord
Bianco Macaubas
Bianco V
Black Forest
Black Horse
Blackwood
Blue De Savoie
Botticino Classico
Botticino Fiorito
Breccia Capraia
Breccia Fantastico
Breccia Supreme
Breccia Vagli
Brown Silk
Calacatta Oro
Calacatta Michaelangelo
Calacatta Portugal
Calacatta Vagli
Calacatta Verde
Calacatta Viola
Campobello
Capolavoro
Carib Gold
Carrara
Colonial Gold
Colonial White
Confusion
Copenhagen
Cosmic Black
Crema Evora
Crema Marfil
Cristallo
Daino Reale
Dakota Mahogany
Diamond Fall
Dolomite White
Dove Nuvolato
Duke White
Elegante Grey
Emperador
Eramosa Crosscut
Eramosa Vein Cut
Fior Di Bosco
Fior Di Pesco Carnico
Fusion Blue
Fusion Fire
Fusion Wow Light
Fusion Wow Multicolour
Galaxy
Ghibli
Gold Macaubus
Golden Eclipse
Grey Marquina
Grigio Billiemi
Grigio Carnico
Gris Pulpis
Gris Versilia
Himalayan White
Ivory Fantasy
Jade
Juparana Rio
Jura Beige
Jura Blue Grey
Kashmir Gold
Kashmir White
Kuru Grey
Labrador Black
Labradorite Bianca
Lady Dream
Lemon Spice
Lemuiran Blue
Lilac
London White
Luana Multicolour
Luna Pearl
LUNDHS Antique
LUNDHS Antique Silk
LUNDHS Blue
LUNDHS Blue Silk
LUNDHS Emerald
LUNDHS Emerald Silk
LUNDHS Royal
LUNDHS Royal Silk
Magma Black
Magma Gold
Majestic Brown
Marinace Aquarius
Marinace Black and White
Marinace Black and Gold
Marinace Rosso
Marinace Verde
Marron Imperial
Matrix Satinato
Marron Coheiba
Maui
Meteorus
Midnight Blue
Moca Creme
Moleanos
Moleanos Blue
Moleanos Fine Grain
Moon Agate
Moroccan Black Fossil
Mosaikus
Mystic Platinum
Nero Portoro
Noir St. Laurent
Nordic Sunset
Nuvola
Olive Green
Oman White
Onyx Cappucino
Onyx Green
Onyx Pink
Onyx Silver
Onyx Smeraldo
Opera DArte
Pakistan Black and Gold
Palissandro Classico
Palissandro Nuvolato
Panda White
Panna Fragola
Paradiso Classico
Patagonia
Pegasus
Pentelicon
Pietra Del Cardosa
Pietra Piasentina
Pietra Serena
Piracema
Radianz Quartz – Acacia
Radianz Quartz – Adirondak Birch
Radianz Quartz – Aleutian White
Radianz Quartz – Antigua Beach
Radianz Quartz – Aster
Radianz Quartz – Bristol Beige
Radianz Quartz – Columbia Grey
Radianz Quartz – Denali Cloud
Radianz Quartz – Diamond White
Radianz Quartz – Eiger Slope
Radianz Quartz – Elbrus Boulder
Radianz Quartz – Everest White
Radianz Quartz – Gentle Grey
Radianz Quartz – Gold Canyon Grey
Radianz Quartz – Imperial Grey
Radianz Quartz – Juniper
Radianz Quartz – Kauai Cream
Radianz Quartz – Kunlun Ink
Radianz Quartz – Lucern Lake
Radianz Quartz – Makalu Silver
Radianz Quartz – Mauna Loa Black
Radianz Quartz – Milan Macchiato
Radianz Quartz – Mirama Bronze
Radianz Quartz – Mont Blanc Snow
Radianz Quartz – Napoli Beige
Radianz Quartz – Olympus Peak
Radianz Quartz – Orion
Radianz Quartz – Rio
Radianz Quartz – Saltoro Cliff
Radianz Quartz – Sierra Bedrock
Radianz Quartz – St. Helens White
Radianz Quartz – Toluca Sand
Radianz Quartz – Ural Grey
Radianz Quartz – Verona Verde
Rainforest Green
Rosa Tea
Rose Aurora
Rose Aurora Estramoz
Rosso Bilbao
Rosso Levanto
Rosso Luana
Royal Blue
Sapien Stone – Arabescato
Sapien Stone – Basalt Black
Sapien Stone – Basalt Cream
Sapien Stone – Bianco Lasa
Sapien Stone – Bright Onyx
Sapien Stone – Brown Earth
Sapien Stone – Calacatta
Sapien Stone – Calacatta Statuario
Sapien Stone – Grey Earth
Sapien Stone – Light Earth
Sapien Stone – Malm Black
Sapien Stone – Malm Grey
Sapien Stone – Pietra Grey
Sapien Stone – Premium White
Sapien Stone – Sand Earth
Sapien Stone – Uni Ice
Sapien Stone – Urban Antracite
Sapien Stone – Urban Argento
Sapphire Brown
Shiwakashi
Silver Cloud
Silver Wave
Silver Wind
Sivec
St. Hubert
Stargate
Statuary
Steel Grey
Stonethica – Bardiglio
Stonethica – Carrara Mix
Stonethica – Pietra Cardoso
Strata Brown
Striato Olympo
Super White
Taj Mahal
Tan Brown
Terra Bianca
Thassos
Thunder White
Topaz White
Travertine Cross-Cut
Tropical Black
Tundra
Typhoon Green
Ubatuba
Valley White
Verde Bamboo
Verde Cristina
Verde Fantastico
Verde Lapponia
Verde Luana
Verde Marina
Verde Savannah
Verde St. Denis
Verde Tinos
Visag Blue
Viscount White
Volakas
Volga Blue
Vratza
White Beauty
White Ice
Whitewood
Wild West
Crystal Blue
Teton Beige

Part Two – Simon Sands, the next generation.

As Gerald Culliford Ltd continued trading over the years growing its customer base and stock holding Gerald Culliford decided to sell his share in the company to Simon Sands.

Simon’s was working for Westminster Dredging in the Middle East on an Island called Kharg Island Once the world’s largest offshore crude oil terminal and the principal sea terminal for Iranian oil, the Kharg Island facilities were put out of commission in the Autumn of 1986. Heavy bombing of the Kharg Island facilities from 1980 through 1988 by the Iraqi Air Force during the Iran–Iraq War all but destroyed most of the terminal facilities.

Above, Kharg Island where Simon worked during the 1980’s before coming back to the UK to work with Gerald Culliford Ltd.

Having had enough of the nearby Iran-Iraq war and looking for something back into the UK, Simon was put in touch with Gerald Culliford via a mutual Dutch friend in the dredging business. Simon returned to the UK in around 1986 to initially work with Gerald and then taking over the company from him in 1993.

Simon expanded the company early on in his tenure, by taking over the builder’s merchants land next door to 52 lower marsh lane, giving us extra warehousing and double access to the site. This extra area gave us a lot more room to supply tiles, and expand our stocks of slabs.

Above, The stock yard prior to taking over the Builder’s Merchants yard.

Following some strong years of growth, notably a period where we supplied a lot of material to the Canary Wharf developments, Simon was able to buy out the shareholdings Campolonghi Italia Spa and Carlo Telara Srl had in the business (created during Gerald’s’ time in order to build stocks quickly). This gave Simon total control over the company and gave new direction to purchasing, and the hunt for ever more high-quality materials.

The original static crane (Above) had to be replaced with the the mobile crane (Below) after we expanded the yard.

Simons stewardship of the company continued to drive the quest for high quality marbles, and during this time the granite kitchen market expanded exponentially. His attention to detail, professional manner, with a touch of Naval management style created in Gerald Culliford Ltd the service and quality standards that we embody today.

In 2007 Simon decided to retire and the company was bought by his nephew Oliver Webb and business partner James Semmens who are the current directors of the company, the next installment will follow……