Meet The Team

John Stokes

DIRECTOR

The business began back in 1999 as a lifestyle change, and having successfully managed a large sales team for many years, John decided to use his acquired skills in a new personal adventure. GR Pro-Clean offered all the challenges any new business would attract and after many months of hard work, small initial shoots of success began to appear.

Whilst his role covers all aspects of managing the business, his primary interest lies in the maintenance and development of the existing, excellent client base. Having been a long-standing boat owner himself, starting with a 55ft narrowboat called Libertas, John is passionately aware of the needs of the boating fraternity and fully understands the immeasurable value of good quality, long term relationships with both the trade and boat owners alike.

“The industry is much like a village community. We have had so much help and support over the years, it’s very important that we reciprocate as much as possible.”

John Stokes

Chris Stokes

DIRECTOR

Chris has been involved with the business since he was just 14 years old and subsequently joined full time at 19. He was appointed director at 22 and is now responsible for most of the day to day activity and ultimately will move into the role of MD over the next few years.

Chris’s experience is based on grassroots learning, he has been involved in all aspects of product and service development and is fully qualified and able to give good and in-depth advice in all aspects of the business. You are just as likely to see him machine polishing in the morning and having a business meeting in the afternoon!

Chris Stokes

Linda Stokes

COMPANY SECRETARY

Linda has been instrumental in the success of GR Pro-Clean, taking a small start-up company and transforming it over 10 years into a smooth running commercial venture. Her previous career experience has proved invaluable and she runs an efficient and effective admin operation. She has also fostered an excellent working relationship with all GR Pro-Clean’s customers, suppliers and clients.

Linda Stokes

James Kent

BOAT VALETING & TRAINING MANAGER

James joined in spring 2013 as a trainee boat cleaner having spent many years in the catering industry. He quickly became a valuable and hard working member of the team and alongside the day to day valeting and polishing work that he carries out to an extremely high standard, he is also enjoying his new role as training manager.

James has a natural hunger for knowledge and has acquired a considerable amount of expertise in the field of boat valeting. He is happy and capable to give good quality advice and is a familiar face around most of the Thames based marinas.

James Kent

Harry McCulloch

BOAT VALETING

Harry joined us back in Spring 2011 and continues to be a valuable and reliable member of our growing team. He combines attention to detail and a great work ethic with excellent communication skills, and is well liked and respected around the marinas.

Harry McCulloch

Contact the GR Pro-Clean team on 01733 572496 and we would be happy to discuss your individual requirements.

"GRPro-clean have been cleaning our boat for several years now, always a great service and great to see a team with a passion in what they do!"

Gary Styles , SeaSons - Bray Marina