founded in 1964
An integrated team
We work on contracts of all sizes across the North West and throughout the UK, taking on main contractor responsibilities and sub-contractor roles.
We are part of the MEEL group, which includes Higgins, is a heating, plumbing and electrical company with specialist engineers dedicated to laboratory design and gas detection systems. The third group company is SES - Sustainable Energy Solutions, which design and install electric vehicle charge systems, battery storage and renewable energy solutions.
With all group companies working from the same base, we operate as an integrated team and ensure seamless service delivery.
NHS SBS Framework
GRB is proud to be an NHS SBS Framework contractor for Hard Facilities Management. We were awarded the framework agreement in April 2022.
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.
GRB’s reputation has been built over the years on the following principles:
Working considerately and handing back sites as we found them (if not better).
In cost, back-office systems and project management.
Embracing a safety-first approach, both for our team and across the working site.
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.
Electrical Services Director
A time-served electrician, Jason has been with GRB 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.
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.
Head of Accounts
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 GRB 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.
Project Manager (Electrical)
Project Manager (Electrical)