Excellence in Business Awards: Linbrooke helps region’s rail industry stay on track

14 October 2015.......  Paul Bailey and Gary Scott of Linbrooke Services receive the Companies �10-50m turnover award from Gordon Singer of PWC, left and Justin Webb at The Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business awards at The Queens Hotel  in Leeds. Picture Tony Johnson
14 October 2015....... Paul Bailey and Gary Scott of Linbrooke Services receive the Companies �10-50m turnover award from Gordon Singer of PWC, left and Justin Webb at The Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business awards at The Queens Hotel in Leeds. Picture Tony Johnson
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IF you’RE facing a tough job in a tricky environment, then Linbrooke Services is the firm to call.

Linbrooke fought off fierce competition to triumph in the companies with a turnover of £10m to £50m category, which is sponsored by PwC.

Its enlightened approach to training and innate resilience won over the judges. Linbrooke is a company committed to creating long-term, high quality job opportunities in Yorkshire. Its new training centre has even gained an endorsement from railway campaigner and music mogul Pete Waterman.

Estabished in 2002, Linbrooke has gained an enviable reputation for delivering outstanding mission critical services in telecoms, power and signalling. Most of its work is carried out in the rail, utilities and subsea environments, which gives you an insight into some of the challenging circumstances it must face every day.

With a world-class multifunctional in-house design and build capability and around 350 employees, the company provides a comprehensive service. It is involved in the design, installation, test, commissioning and integration process as well as training and resourcing.

It takes pride in delivering exceptional time and cost savings on all its projects.

The Sheffield-based company has a state of the art City & Guilds and EAL accredited National Training Academy (NTA), which ensures its workforce is constantly acquiring new skills.

The firm is a principal contractor for Network Rail and an Independent Connection Provider (ICP), which means it works for and alongside Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) and provides electrical connections to the wider marketplace.

Driven by a “right first time” policy and a collaborative approach, it is committed to the highest standards of professional competence and safety.

It relishes the toughest jobs. For example, Linbrooke recently tackled a demanding job in the Mersey Tunnel. It was given the task of installing a global system for mobile communications. This was not a project for the faint-hearted, Linbrooke’s installation teams had to contend with a variety of tunnel designs and constructions, including structures dating from Victorian times.

Linbrooke’s work earned glowing praise from Nick Peters, the construction manager, who said: “As a project delivered under challenging circumstances, Linbrooke performed admirably and ensured the delivery was both successful and on time.”

Linbrooke’s rail power team is also continuing to expand, as it works closely with Network Rail.

As part of the Great Northern Great Eastern Project Linbrooke’s power and telecoms team came together to provide services for the installation of the latest generation of Siemens’ modular signalling equipment.

Earlier this year, Linbrooke announced it was running a new Sheffield training centre which specialises in rail industry telecommunications, power and signalling.

Speaking after receiving the award from Gordon Singer, of PwC, Gary Scott, the head of finance at Linbrooke Services, said: “It’s just a recognition of the hard work that all the company has put in over the last five or six years.

“There are challenges, but with the hard work of all the staff, I’m sure we can take it to the next level.

“We’ve got a vision and people buy into our vision. We’re providing quality jobs to the people of Yorkshire. It’s nice to be recognised.”