About Us

Celebrating over 50 years in business – our award winning integrated teams continue to be led by our customers’ requirements and demands.

We are a second-generation family-owned business that has grown into one of the largest mechanical, electrical and construction companies in the North East.

Established in 1971, we have a proud heritage and have built a business based on trust that continues to serve us today. With offices in the North East and Central regions, we offer UK-wide coverage to our clients.

Our growth has been completely organic; steered by our highly experienced and loyal 280+ strong workforce and rewarded by repeat business and on-going recommendations from those we work with.

With a shared sense of pride and vision, our teams are trusted to deliver exceptional quality from concept to completion and deliver on time and on budget for our clients.

Meet The Team

Neal Robinson Geoffrey Robinson Managing Director

Neal Robinson

Managing Director
Andy Talbot Geoffrey Robinson Executive Director

Andy Talbot

Executive Director
Paul Walker Geoffrey Robinson Operations Director

Paul Walker

Operations Director
Sue Bentley Geoffrey Robinson Finance Director

Sue Bentley

Finance Director
Jim Smithson Geoffrey Robinson Technical Director

Jim Smithson

Technical Director

Made By History


The company was established by Geoffrey Robinson, and originally began business at the Seaflame offices carrying out the conversion of coal fired plant to gas.


Due to its continued growth, the company moved to purpose-built premises on the Cowpen Industrial Estate in 1981.


Geoffrey Robinson deliver their first £1M project for the MOD at Catterick Garrison.


The company continues to grow with the integration of an electrical division to provide a full M&E service.


Expansion continues into new premises with increased office and manufacturing capabilities and turnover reaches £8m.


Geoffrey Robinson hands over the reins of the business to his son Neal, who continues to build on the proud family values and customer led service.


Geoffrey Robinson creates Construction and Passive Fire division to compliment building services and to assist client requirements.


GRL reaches £50m record turnover across seven divisions.

We Care

Geoffrey Robinson is built on proud family values that reach far beyond our own business.

We are working to be a socially, economically and environmentally responsible business, contributing to a sustainable future for all and adding value to all that we do.

Caring For Clients

Engaging with Communities

Responsible Supply Chain

Environmental Stewardship

Investing in our People


Our long list of accreditations reflects our commitment to operating to the highest level of safety, compliance and quality standards.