Welcome to Jason Simpkins

Ironsides Lubricants are delighted to welcome Jason Simpkins to our team. Jason joins the Company as Sales Manager and will have responsibility for leading our Sales Team and customer support. Jason has over 20 years sales experience and previous lubricants industry involvement with both BP (Castrol) and Watsons Petroleum in the UK, as well as working for global based organisations. He is passionate about customer service and is keen to meet our many customers, helping to develop and enhance our business together. Based in Nottingham, married with two children, Jason is a qualified FA Coach and manages two youth football teams at weekends, as well as being a season ticket holder at Nottingham Forest.


RoSPA Silver Award for 2022

“We are very proud to announce that Ironsides Lubricants have won a RoSPA Silver Award for 2022. 

RoSPA Silver Award winners have achieved a high level of performance underpinned by good management systems which are delivering consistent improvement and are working towards the level of excellence required for a Gold Award.

It is now our goal to work towards getting ISO45001 (global standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems) in order to reach the RoSPA Gold level.”


Great Manchester 10K run

“Well done to Team Ironsides for completing the Great Manchester 10K run on Sunday 22n May. Great effort and brilliant result with the fundraising! They have exceeded their target and have raised an incredible £1,778 for a local charity: The Wellspring in Stockport ( , helping the homeless and those at risk of losing their home. Congratulations to all who took part.”



Following her maternity leave, we would like to welcome back to work our colleague Naomi Pells but also congratulate her on her promotion as Ironsides new Technical Manager. Congratulations Naomi! 

We would also like to welcome Thomas Melia as our new Technical coordinator and R&D Chemist. Welcome to the team Thomas and good luck in the new job!


UKLA Certificate of Lubricant Competence

“We would like to congratulate our Export Sales Manager – Georgios Christoforatos – for completing the UKLA Certificate of Lubricant Competence which he passed with a Distinction!

Ironsides Lubricants are committed to continuous staff development and training and as members of the United Kingdom Lubricants Association (UKLA), we are putting our team members forward to those training sessions that are relevant to their personal development.

Congratulations Georgios for your hard work and achievement with this certificate!”


ROSPA Silver Award

We are pleased to inform you that on our first submission, Ironsides Lubricants have been awarded with a ROSPA Silver Award in Occupational Health and Safety (

The award is based on evidence showing how effective and sustainable our safety systems are. It proves that the Health and Safety processes implemented over the past few years have provided a solid base for controlling and managing risks related to our activities. This is a huge achievement for Ironsides and our first recognised Safety Standards Award. We believe that this SILVER AWARD will empower us to achieve more, with an ambition to achieve Gold in the coming years.


Brexit Update

Following the chaos at UK ports just before the Christmas break, and now that the UK government has managed to reach an agreement with EU leaders at the end of December, our shippers have reported that all has now returned to (almost) normal at the UK borders.

Trucks are now able to travel between the UK and EU countries without any delay, as-long-as drivers have the relevant export documents, and also their Covid-19 test results.

At Ironsides Lubricants we have put all necessary measures in place to carry on supplying our customers with as little disruption as possible and we have all the required export documentations ready for exporting to the EU.

If you have any questions or need an update on a pending order, please contact your account manager or send us an email at


Covid-19 Update

Following the announcement on the 4th of January 2021 by our Prime Minister Boris Johnson of further restrictions put in place due to the rise of Covid-19 cases, we still remain open and fully operational.

All our colleagues who are able to work from home have been asked to do so with immediate effect, until further notice and advice from the UK government.

This is to protect our staff and their families and to make sure we are able to remain open as usual. Our sales office colleagues can still be contacted using our main office number and our sales managers can be reached on their mobile or email.


Product Improvement

The R&D team at Ironsides Lubricants have now completed their work on our new OPEN GEAR GREASE 2 product.

With higher performance additives, this improved OPEN GEAR GREASE 2 is now manufactured with a higher viscosity semi-synthetic base oil and incorporates solid lubricants, extreme pressure additives and a blend of anti-oxidants and anti-corrosion inhibitors.

This new blend provides highly effective lubrication of all types of open gears subject to extreme loads, high working temperatures and water saturated conditions.

Available in own branded packaging including: 180kgs, 50kgs and 20kgs drums, 18kgs, 12.5 kgs, 5 kgs and 3 kgs kegs as well as 400g pull cartridges.

For further information, a full PDS and SDS, or a quote, please contact your account manager or email us at: