Meeting the huge growth in the UK infrastructure market, Linbrooke’s Infrastructure Service’s division focusses predominantly on providing exceptional and efficient services for the power, electrical and telecoms sectors across a variety of markets.
Within the power and electrical market and with National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS) accreditation, Linbrooke has well over 100 years of combined senior management expertise. As a fully accredited Independent Connection Provider (ICP), we work with local authorities, house-builders and other major construction companies as well as distribution network operators (DNO’s). As experts in the design, project management and construction of HV and LV distribution and private infrastructure, our bespoke turnkey service ensures an exceptional and timely project that’s achieved on time and to budget.
With a further two decades of proven experience in sub-sea cabling and terrestrial transmissions networks, Linbrooke deliver both fixed and mobile telecomms across the global markets. Our professional team of project managers, design engineers, installation and commissioning engineers provide professional full turnkey telecoms solutions for projects in challenging conditions and multiple time zones.
With our exceptional safety record, we have a geographic presence renowned for providing our clients with an efficient delivery model driven by our ‘right first time’ ethos and collaborative approach.
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.
Joining Linbrooke at the beginning of 2013, Paul Mckalroy brought with him over two decades of varied experience within the power industry. Beginning as an apprentice overhead linesman for the Yorkshire Electricity Board in 1987, he has been subject to challenging and rewarding positions from the onset. In 1995, Paul re-trained to become a multi-skilled craftsman and was authorised as a cable jointer which subsequently fed into his desire to progress still further. After completing his ONC electrical qualification and the NEBSM management accreditation, he moved on to the position of Project Manager in the new connections division of the company that eventually became Northern Powergrid. Looking for a new challenge and the prospect of working within a thriving competitive market alongside recognised industry experts, Paul joined Linbrooke in order to become part of the power networks team.
Paul’s spare time is predominantly made up of family activities or watching formula one racing or rugby league.
Paul started his career in 1983 as an apprentice cable jointer with the Yorkshire Electricity Board where he continued to train long after his apprenticeship finished. Before moving on to an Operational & Craft Training Instructor role, Paul was one of the few jointers to be authorised for working on 33kV gas cables. Looking to further progress in his career, Paul then decided to pursue a different direction by moving to an operational engineering position in Bradford before starting his managerial career at Huddersfield, and then Dewsbury, where he was responsible for looking after both resources and the connections delivery business. After many varied roles and nearly 30 years with Northern Powergrid, Paul joined Linbrooke in March 2013 where he currently looks after our DNO customers for the power networks section.
In his spare time, Paul closely follows his passion for motor-sports and enjoys spending time with his family.
Starting his career 1973, Mick completed a 5-year apprenticeship for Sheffield City Council, before joining Yorkshire Electricity Group (YEG) in 1978.
During Mick’s 20 years at YEG, he held several roles ranging from an electrician, contracting sales representative and commercial engineering, covering the Yorkshire area. During that time, Mick also completed his HNC.
Mick’s latter years and roles at YEG were all focused on compliance – for both safety and delivery, identifying new business opportunities and improving overall performance which enabled him to progress is career within the utilities industry.
Leaving the North in 1999, Mick relocated to the South West where he joined Technical Electrical and Mechanical Services as an electrical project manager and was soon promoted to branch manager and then senior engineering manager, where he was responsible for creating a profitable and professional electrical and mechanical operation in the South Devon.
While working in the South, Mick also worked for MITIE, liaising with architects, consultants and major building/construction companies whilst undertaking the role of manager on both electrical and mechanical projects.
In 2002, Mick decided to return to the North and joined Freedom Electrical Services as Business Development / Contracting Manager responsible for expanding the customer base of the electrical activities and dealing with all issues associated with electrical contracting and utility based projects. This led to Mick managing the electricity department becoming the operations manager and a member of the IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology).
Whilst working at Freedom Electrical Services, Mick’s passion and experience in compliance lead to his involvement in health and safety working groups which helped improve performance throughout the company’s activities.
Joining Powell Engineering in 2012 to oversee the Electricity North West framework, the role progressed and Mick became responsible for utility type High Voltage installations and private “generation” connections.
Joining the Linbrooke family in 2017, Mick has bought with him a huge wealth of knowledge and understanding of the utilities industry and is responsible for the works associated with the connection of services to the DNO networks and developing the business further.
In his spare time, Mick enjoys spending time with his family, walking and DIY. As a formula one enthusiast, Mick tries to get to as many Grand Prix’s as his limited spare time will allow.
Enrolling in the Army Apprentices College in 1980, John spent 3 years training to become a telecommunications engineer before spending the ensuing 10 years displaying his enthusiasm, commitment and mounting expertise in various communications positions within the military.
Leaving the forces in 1993, John then went on to work on the Channel Tunnel, providing telecoms links between England and France for a period of 5 years before joining Shell and relocating to Nigeria as the Operations Manager. Moving to Alcatel in 1999, he spent 3 years working on submarine systems where he was responsible for testing and commissioning sub-sea repeaters worldwide. This set him in good stead for transferring to Tyco (now TE Sub-Coms) as the Lead Engineer and subsequently Hibernia Networks where he became the UK Operations Manager.
Bringing his skill and proficiency to Linbrooke in 2012 to work collaboratively alongside companies such as Ciena, Level 3, Vodaphone and Infinera, John became our Head of Transmission where he has led a number of prestigious projects such as the Europe India Gateway (EIG) and Gulf Bridge International (GBI).
When he isn’t working, John enjoys football, spending time with his family and reading recreationally.
With a BSC (Hons) in project management, an HNC in electrical and electronic engineering, a diploma in management and leadership and an APMP IPMA level D qualification, MAPM and MCMI, Justin began his career in 1999. Starting as an Electronics Engineer – responsible for project management and engineering – he remained in this role for 5 years before moving on to become the Head of Force Technical Support Unit for the West Yorkshire Police in 2004.
Progressing into project delivery for Network Rail in 2007, Justin spent 7 diligent years at Network Rail before bringing his proficiency to Linbrooke. Joining the team in 2014, he magnified his role as Programme Director, firstly for the Linbrooke Rail business before moving to Infrastructure Services.
Outside of work, Justin enjoys cycling, walking and spending time with his family.
With a wealth of health and safety qualifications – including a City and Guilds Level 5 diploma in Health and Safety – Keith left his profession as a Warehouse Manager in August 2000 to begin his career in HSEQ. Joining Elden Health and Safety Training Services as the Equipment Instructor for transport, he successfully trained individuals to drive all types of Materials Handling Equipment before moving on to Crown Paints as a Branch Manager in 2004. Joining Yorkshire Business School as an Assessor in 2009, Keith was an effective health and safety advisor for the business until he became self-employed in 2010, delivering health and safety advice and training courses to companies across a multitude of industries.
Appointed the Health and Safety Trainer for Collett Transport in 2013, Keith was responsible for the initial setting up of a brand-new driver training school before moving to Longwood Engineering Company Ltd as the HSEQ Manager, where he won both the Rospa Silver Award 2016 and the British Safety Council International Award 2016. Bringing his expertise to Linbrooke in January 2017 as our HSEQ Manager for Infrastructure services, we are proud to have him on board!
In his free time, Keith enjoys walking his Patterdale terrier, attending Huddersfield Town football games and spending time with his children.
As a highly experienced Commercial Manager, Julie began her career in 1991 as a Quantity Surveyor for Tarmac Contract Housing before moving on to Clegg Construction in 1998 as a Senior Quantity Surveyor. Establishing Oldfield Construction Services in 2004 as a Director, she provided QS services to numerous clients within the construction industry, such as Balfour Beatty, Educo JV and Morrison Construction, before moving on to Network Rail to work within Track. Transferring her skills to the infrastructure side of the business in 2010, Julie spent the next four years providing post contract management throughout Scotland and the North East. Bringing her expertise to Linbrooke in 2014, she became our Managing Quantity Surveyor for Rail, with a portfolio of circa 50 projects at any one time. Currently working as the Commercial Manager for Infrastructure Services, Julie is responsible for the pre and post contract management of our Optical Networks and Infrastructure Connection Projects.
A dedicated cycling enthusiast, Julie spends most of her free time mountain biking and road cycling.