About Gtech Vacuums and Sweepers Gtech is short for Grey Technologies – named after its founder and driving force, Nick Grey. A remarkably innovative and inventive man, he is fascinated by the wonders of technology and the ways in which electrical household helpers can be made better to make our lives easier in every way, especially in exploring how cordless battery power can free us from the constraints of an electrical flex. He began production in the garage of his own home in 2001, with design drawings done in the dining room and then, when he needed more space, moving to the outbuildings of a small farm nearby. Now, their ground-breaking development work is done in a purpose-built, state-of-the-art space with plenty of room for the team to work. Here at Lakeland, we've been Gtech stockists for over 10 years, and have always been impressed by their powerful dirt-shifting ability and lightweight manoeuvrability. The first Gtech sweeper was designed to help Nick's mother and her friends – all ladies who have very high standards when it comes to being house-proud, but who admit to struggling with old-style, heavier vacuums and carpet sweepers. And even now, when he wants to test a new Gtech vacuum cleaner or sweeper, Nick is quite likely to turn up at the home of one of these ladies and offer to do the cleaning – especially if they have the extra challenge of pet hair to test a vac against!