Established in Sheffield in 2002, our quality driven, privately owned company has grown considerably, spreading its ‘right first time’ ethos and collaborative approach throughout the nation and the globe. Having expanded from 10 to circa 300 members of staff and working locally on projects that can ‘give back’ to our community, we pride ourselves on our growth, quality, training, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the preservation of family-like loyalty.
With around 40% of our well-trained workforce coming from disciplined military backgrounds, the Linbrooke family are dedicated to ‘being the best’.
Proudly utilising our state of the art City & Guilds and EAL accredited National Training Academy (NTA), we can ensure that all our workforce are highly trained and capable of delivering only the highest standard.
From our Sheffield headquarters and our regional office network across the UK we create exceptional, bespoke teams for projects in the UK and across the globe.
We look after our own so that they can look after you. This is what makes us who we are.
Lee started his career in the Royal Marines, serving for 10 years before joining the police force. After serving his country, Lee decided to retrain as a telecoms engineer. Following a brief spell constructing Network Operation Centres across Europe and commissioning SDH networks, Lee joined Linbrooke International – a company specialising in delivering international Sub Sea Cable systems – and was deployed in the pacific region.
When Lee came back to the UK, he was part of the team that established Linbrooke Services UK by focusing on the telecoms market and he has since grown the business to what it is today – a family of circa 350 members of staff.
Lee enjoys travelling, spending time with his family, watching Manchester United and keeping fit. He also does a lot for both local and national charities and has recently completed the London to Paris cycle ride for a children’s medical research charity.
In line with an already prestigious career, Mark James was instated as Linbrooke’s official Managing Director for Rail in May 2015. Beginning his career as a Railway Signal Engineer he later went on to study Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Salford University – graduating in 1986 with first class honours.
With his obvious passion for workmanship quality and years of front line experience at Jarvis Rail, Mark’s first major project experience was gained working in the South Manchester Alliance for Atkins – in partnership with Bechtel, Carillion and Railtrack.
Joining Network Rail in 2012 as the Head of Engineering for Signalling, Mark completed a number of successful projects before bringing his expertise to our relatively young but rapidly developing company.
As a worshiper of cars, motorsports and his family, Mark maintains a busy and healthy lifestyle. Despite his aversion to social media and computer games, he excels in his working life and is currently ‘rediscovering’ the gym!
Beginning his career in 1977 with Yorkshire Electricity, Chris held numerous appointments within the Industrial Relations arena before moving into operational management roles where he led the connections business and finally became the Operations Director for the distribution business.
Joining Alfred McAlpine in 2002 as Managing Director for Electricity, he developed the business into a leading engineering service provider to all Distribution Network Operators. Taking his expertise to United Utilities in 2005, he spent 6 years as Chief Operating Officer, leading the full outsourced Northern Gas Networks (NGN) and Electricity North West (ENW) contracts before joining Enterprise plc as the Operations Director of Utilities where he was responsible for a mass of UK multi–utility contracts.
Chris’ penultimate role saw him as the Client Account Director for GDP Ltd. – working again with the leading DNO’s. With his wealth of utility management experience and wide range of industry relationships, Linbrooke welcomed Chris to the family in 2014, where he became the Managing Director of Power Networks.
Chris also enjoys Rugby League, outdoor health pursuits and spending time with his family.
As a prominent and founding member of the Linbrooke family, Paul has played a key part in Linbrooke’s success.
Beginning his career in 1983 as an Apprentice Plant Fitter within the construction industry, Paul went on to expand his knowledge, including undertaking a BTEC in mechanical and production engineering and a number of OEM equipment provider training courses in the long distance data transmission arena for major players in the market – namely Alcatel, Cisco and Infinera – whilst rapidly working his way up into positions of authority.
Excelling in roles such as Product Designer and Senior Test & Commission Engineer for companies such as Crompton Lighting, Alcatel Submarine Networks and Infinera, Paul eventually invested in Linbrooke Services in 2003 and became an integral part of the team.
Working as our current Technical Director, Paul oversees and manages all technological IT systems ensuring Linbrooke’s staff have all the necessary tools to perform a first class job whilst optimising return on investment.
Other responsibilities include the handling of our extensive fleet of vehicles, managing the materials and equipment store and supervising all facility maintenance. With Paul’s concentrated knowledge of our company, he is a fundamental member of the team.
With a wide variety of interests, Paul’s free periods involve spending time with his family and fuelling his passion for motor sports, fine dining and the theatre.
As an accountant with over 35 years of experience in both practice and industry, Gary has been associated with Linbrooke Services since our inception in 2002.
Formally joining our ranks in 2007 as The Head of Finance, he is currently responsible for the financial planning and management of our entire company as well as all legal and regulatory compliance for tax and with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Facilitating the growth of Linbrooke through the implementation of financial systems and processes, Gary has seen Linbrooke through all our major expansion stages to date.
As a member of the British Cycling Association, Gary spends much of his spare time cycling.
Having commenced his career as trainee QS with French Kier, Geoff has 38 years working experience of the construction and engineering sectors and working with contractors and consultants across a broad range of technical services contracts.
He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building and has managed commercial strategies for procurement pre and post contract commercial management and claims in relation to most sized projects. He has also been employed in specialist consulting throughout the UK and overseas organisations and has expert knowledge in client side project management.
Geoff currently holds responsibility for commercial strategy across Linbrooke’s various operating divisions and his deep professional knowledge and particular experience, involvement and expertise in connection with emergent SMEs underpins his enthusiasm for all related matters.
Outside of the office Geoff remains an enthusiastic yet ‘diminishingly’ capable sportsman, and is a keen supporter of several local causes.