founded in 1964

About Us

GRB was founded in 1964. Over the years, we’ve built a reputation for being conscientious contractors who deliver on time and on budget with a safe, realistic and commercially responsible approach to every project.

An integrated team

We work on contracts of all sizes across the North West and throughout the UK, taking on both main contractor responsibilities and sub-contractor roles.
We are part of the MEEL group, which includes Higgins, a specialist  mechanical engineering firm and GRB Installations Ltd. GRB Installations design and install electric vehicle charge systems, battery storage solutions and renewables.

With all group companies working from the same base, we operate as an integrated team and ensure seamless service delivery.

Our Clients

Our client list includes leading main contractors such as Cumberbirch, Carefoot, DH Welton, Warden and Novus plus public sector bodies including Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and East Cheshire NHS Trust.

Our Approach

At GRB our focus is on you. We understand that no project and no client are the same. Importantly, we take the time to understand your objectives rather than simply agreeing to a list of tasks. Taking a structured approach, we find the best options for a coherent solution in which every element works together effectively.

No matter how complex the job, we tie together every detail, with our project managers liaising closely with you to plan schedules of work that take account of your operational needs.

Thanks to our wealth of experience, we spot issues fast and resolve them without fuss, identifying creative solutions to even the most challenging problems.

Our on-site people are supported by a skilled and experienced team of estimators, designers, project managers and engineers, giving you a joined-up approach that increases efficiency and provides cost-effective results.

Price, social value, quality and safety are our watchwords.

Our Principles

GRB’s reputation has been built over the years on the following principles:

Respect -
Working considerately and handing back sites as we found them (if not better).

Efficiency -
In cost, back-office systems and project management.

Diligence -
Embracing a safety-first approach, both for our team and across the working site.

Our Team

Our highly-skilled team share GRB’s goal of delivering projects on time, on budget, safely, efficiently and reliably. Each takes pride in their work and is committed to ensuring every client gets the best outcome, every time.

Key People

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James Dodd
Group Managing Director

James is a company director with more than 20 years experience in the property & construction industry. He acquired Higgins in 2017 and GR Bayley in 2020. He handles the strategic direction of the Group. When not in the office he can usually be found clay pigeon shooting.

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Jason Dunn
Electrical Services Director

A time-served electrician, Jason has been with GR Bayley for 35 years starting as an apprentice, then working as a technician, contracts manager and subsequently a company director. Along with James, Jason acquired GR Bayley in 2020 and now sits on the Group board. Outside of work, he is Head Coach and Welfare Officer of his local junior league football team.

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David Mather
Mechanical Services Director

Dave started life as a time served apprentice Pipe-fitter Welder and
worked his way up to being a Project Manager & Head of Mechanical
Services in London with Birchall. Dave is used to managing projects of various sizes nationwide up to six million pounds.  Dave is very approachable and an excellent person to have on the team. In his spare time he enjoys clay pigeon shooting.

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Michelle Miles
Operations Director

Michelle is an experienced operations director. She oversees the Group’s administrative operations, playing a key role in automating business processes using the latest software and field service technology. Michelle is a serial house renovator and loves nothing better than spending her weekends knocking down walls and stripping wallpaper.
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Hayley Vickers
Head of Accounts

After 12 years as a police officer, Hayley opted for a life of numbers and is now responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the Group. Outside of the office, Hayley is known as ‘the taxi’, driving the family around to their many weekend activities. When she’s not chauffeuring, Hayley enjoys eating out and socializing with friends.

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David Holmes
Lead Estimator

Both a trained electrician and qualified quantity surveyor, David joined GR Bayley from a main contractor. David is a keen Thai boxer and has been known to compete in white-collar boxing.

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Max Rogers
Mechanical Estimator

Max graduated from Liverpool John Moore University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and started his career with us as a junior estimator. Outside of work, he loves mountain biking.
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Stef Kay
Electric Vehicle and Battery Storage Manager

Stef leads our EV installation services. He is a trained electrician with substantial experience in managing the design and installation of electrical vehicle charging points, and joined GR Bayley from a specialist nationwide contractor. Stef is a car enthusiast in his spare time, and can talk about EV stats all day long if he’s allowed.

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Mike Boswell
Project Manager (M&E)

Mike returned to GR Bayley as a project manager following an earlier apprenticeship with the business. He brings with him substantial M&E project management experience.

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Jack Daintith
Project Manager (Electrical)

Jack has served his time as an apprentice electrician and worked his way up to Project Manager. Before being an electrician, Jack served in the Royal Marines, during which time he completed a tour of Afghanistan. He still enjoys keeping fit in his spare time and focuses on his long-distance running.
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