New Branch Principle for Peterborough

Steve in the Hot Seat It gives us great pleasure to announce the appointment of Mr Steven Astley as Branch Principal of our Peterborough Branch. Steve joins us in the 6th year of the branch and with Steve's technical experience and extensive knowledge of the Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire areas, coupled with an obvious willingness to drive the branch forward into further expansion -we see exciting times ahead for Peterborough.. Just don't mention his brother Rick! Welcome to Brook and Mayo Steve..

15 August 2017

Employee Ownership Day Celebrations

On 30th June, Staff at B&M celebrated EO Day, a national day of celebration promoted by the Employee Ownership Association. The day is used as a vehicle to promote the employee owned sector nationally within the media as well as a way for shared ownership companies to celebrate their successes. The day started in the morning with bacon butties for all the operatives at our Lincoln office. At lunchtime, we welcomed the local MP, Dr Caroline Johnson. Caroline met with the directors of our Employee Benefit Trust and was keen to learn how our employee ownership structure worked and how it was benefitting our employees and customers. Following this, Caroline thanked everyone for the invitation and expressed how impressed she was with the company’s ethos and shared management approach. She was then invited to cut our celebratory EO Day cake. The day still not over, all our site based colleagues returned to the Lincoln office at 3pm for a barbecue with music and rodeo bull. We are already looking forward to EO Day 2018!

12 July 2017

Appointment of Customer Support Manager

With a rapidly growing maintenance department we have identified a need for a new position to work alongside our existing business development team, one of our own operatives, Chris Oakton, has been promoted into the new role as Customer Support manager. From Chris’s clear ability to engage with customers as a site base operative, he was a prime candidate to take on this position. Chris is now tasked with making sure our customers are receiving the best service possible by liaising and identifying any requirements our clients may have so we are able to offer a tailored bespoke service to each and every customer.

20 June 2017

New Director Appointed

The Brook and Mayo board are pleased to announce that Joe Lill has been approached and has accepted becoming a Director of the business. This appointment has been brought about through recognition of Joe’s adaptability to changing situations, his strong customer focus and the need to ensure a robust succession plan for the business. Along with his current responsibilities Joe has been asked to lead the existing maintenance team in the development of our activities. Joe's appointment has been well received by everyone within Brook and Mayo and we all wish him well for the future.

27 April 2017

Investors in the Environment Award

investors in the environment In acknowledgment of our continued efforts to reduce our environmental impact across our business we were invited along to the Investors in The Environment Award 2017. As well as having an enjoyable , informative and thought provoking evening we collected our 'Green Accreditation Award' from the Investors in the Environment Team. Brook and Mayo have made continued improvements to achieve our accreditation with focus being on : Consumption of resources, including energy, water, transport fuel, paper etc. Emissions to air, water and land, particularly waste sent to landfill Procurement of equipment and supplies

24 February 2017

Charity Football Match Helps Macmillan Cancer Support

Brook and Mayo Employees recently helped organise and took part in a recent charity 6 aside football match . Two charities benefitted from the event, one of which was Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan fundraising manager Tanya Talor is pictured receiving the cheque for £519 from Josh Johnson of Lincs Electrical Wholesalers and our very own Hughie Kavanagh. Well done to all concerned..once again..

27 July 2016

Charity Football Match 2016

Group picture Congrats to the Brook and Mayo team who beat Lindum Group 2 - 1 in a hard fought match. Over £400 was raised for charity. Thank you to everyone who got involved.

25 July 2016

Wedding News at B&M

bec and James A slightly belated best wishes from all at Brook and Mayo to the Rebecca (Bec) and James who tied the knot on the 28th May. There was a huge sense of relief when Bec returned from sunning herself in Cuba, just in time to restore order and sanity to the Lincoln Office. Congratulations!

15 June 2016

B&M achieve Green Award 2016

We are delighted to announce that we have received our certificate for the Investors in the Environment Green Award 2016. The Brook & Mayo team have worked hard over the past 12 months ensuring policies are adhered to and that we achieve the year on year reduction that we set ourselves. With hard work and monitoring of resources the team managed to reduce the electricity usage by 10% and water by 32%. Brook & Mayo will continue to work towards becoming a more environmentally friendly company and with everyone in the team playing their part we know that we can do it!

06 May 2016

Thermal Imaging

Our test engineers can now offer thermal surveys, to spot potential problems before they occur. The new thermal imaging equipment improves our preventative maintenance services and our ability to spot key safety issues quickly. Our standard NICEIC electrical reports can now be enhanced with thermal imaging to provide customers with a infra red representation of their electrical installations.

24 February 2016

B&M Defibrillator

Brook and Mayo Limited now have an externally fitted public access defibrillator. This 'defib' can be operated by anyone 24/7 when they call 999 with a cardiac emergency. The 'defib' is registered with the East Midlands Ambulance service 999 responders. The 999 responders can direct anyone locally to the 'Defib' in an emergency situation. Survival rates can be increased by 75% with access to a 'Defib' and correct CPR. A big thank you to Dawn Hughes who arranged the supply of the Defibrillator through EMAS. We hope it never needs to be used, but like all life saving equipment, its well worth having it close at hand.

15 February 2016

Two new vans for busy 2016

We have added two new vans to the fleet at Brook and Mayo. The brand new Vauxhall Vivaro vehicles will provide safe transport for our maintenance and contract engineers, as well as improved fuel efficiency and emission outputs.

10 February 2016

Christmas Charity Raffle

Brook and Mayo would like to thank all our suppliers and partners for their kind donations to our Christmas raffle. We raised £230 for local charities.

21 December 2015

MacMillan Coffee Morning

Brook and Mayo Bake off! The First Annual Brook and Mayo Bake competition was a success in support of the Macmillan coffee morning. The cakes were judged and prizes awarded, as well as a wooden spoon to the looser. The bake off raised £85.00 for the MacMillan Cancer support charity.

25 September 2015

Christmas Charity Raffle

Our annual charity raffle has raised £200.00 for the Text Santa group of charities. We would like to thank all the Brook and Mayo staff for participating, and an extra special thanks to our suppliers who made the donations for the raffle.

06 January 2015

Auf wiedersehen Robin!

Robin Steinbach (pictured right), an engineering student from Ludinghausen Germany, has just completed a 2 week work placement at Brook and Mayo. Robin, in the fourth year of his apprenticeship, came to England to see how other European countries approach the electrical contracting industry. Robin proved himself to be a fine and enthusiastic worker with a good sense of humour and we wish him all the best with his career back in Germany.

23 December 2014

Apprenticeship Award For Bradley

Brook and Mayo would like to congratulate Bradley Foster on his award for 'Most outstanding Achievement'. Bradley was nominated for the award by Richard Thornhill of Lincoln college for his outstanding work in City & Guilds level two, in electrical installation. The award was presented by Air Commodore Chris Luck the commandant at Royal Air Force College Cranwell. Bradley surely has a fine career ahead of him, as the team at Brook and Mayo continue to invest in the young future engineers of Lincolnshire.

12 December 2014

New Team Member Rebecca

Rebecca James As business at Brook and Mayo continues to grow strongly we would like to welcome Rebecca James to the team. She has joined us as our new administration clerk. Rebecca has solid administration experience within the electrical contracting industry, and with a BA(Hons) in Media Communication she will be a fine asset to Brook and Mayo ltd. Rebecca is partial to a G&T (out of office hours) and baking cupcakes for her new colleagues, so we are sure she will fit right in!

10 December 2014

New Member of Staff: Russell Kelsall

Russell Kelsall As tender and sales enquires continue to rise for Brook and Mayo, we took the important decision to recruit an additional estimator. The lucky man Russell joined our team in August to increase our estimating capacity. Russell has a vast amount of experience including Electrical Estimating & Contract Management, Electrical commissioning Engineer (Water/Chemical), and Maintenance Electrician. His hobbies and favourite food are rum, he also enjoys a spot of photography and motorsport. He has 2 lovely children and his wife, Beth. Also a huge welcome to new the electricians who have started with us recently, we have Joanne Newell, Joe Bargh, Simon Lynne, Anthony Wells, Marc Habershon, and apprentices Bradley Foster, and Seb Clement. We look forward to working with them on our team.

08 October 2014

Promotion within the Ranks

Joe Lill With the sad departure to pastures new of the much respected Darren Misiak, one of our own operatives, Joe Lill, steps into the Fray as contracts manager, and fortunately for us he was no stranger to pressure. After a fantastic start the management team has decided to make the position permanent! So he has hung up his screwdriver and picked up a pen, or in Joes case a spreadsheet! We hope his fresh from the tools knowledge will serve him well in his new role. He has however refused to eat bacon baps and cakes so further office training is needed if he is going to fit in around the office.

11 March 2014

Peterborough Branch..The Story So Far..

It is now almost three years since we ventured into the South by establishing our Peterborough Branch. We have experienced some interesting times and one or two sleepless nights having opened in the depth of the recession. Now it’s all falling into place and we can reflect on a range of works carried out including electrical work on new retail outlets, works to the new Volvo Truck and Bus at Wellingborough, Offices for Flowmec in Peterborough, Social Housing and even a new Crematorium. Chris, our man in Peterborough has scale rule and pencil poised for your enquiries, so please give him a call on 01733 563067, or email:

29 November 2013

B&M collect an Environmental Award

John Stopper, Business development Manager and Green Champion Sarah Oates attended an ethical awards event at Peterborough's Enterprise Centre, (photograph above) where they picked up the Green Award for the environmental efforts they have put into place, awarded by Investors in the Environment.

14 August 2013

Announcement: New Nottinghamshire Office

Brook & Mayo is excited to announce the opening of our new Nottinghamshire Branch Office based in Newark. Having secured a number notable contracts in the area we are keen to continue and develop business in Nottinghamshire. Darren Misiak who joined Brook and Mayo in 2012 is the Contracts Manager leading the way (his roots are Nottinghamshire). Please send enquiries to the Newark Branch (contact us for the full address/Tel number) or send to the Lincoln Office.

18 March 2013

B&M in the Sunday Times!

Brook and Mayo has reached a new national level of media coverage! John Stopper, Business Development Manager said: “We contributed to an article in the Sunday Times Business Section on Sunday 13th January. We were asked to comment on the ongoing issue of duplication and bureaucracy in respect of Health & Safety in the Construction Industry. We are all waiting for further moves from the Government to simplify the paper trail and reduce the demand for so many approval schemes. Brook & Mayo is approved by Constructionline, CHAS and Safecontractor as well as holding registration with RESET. Come on folks, surely that’s enough! ” Simon Beardsley, Chief Executive at the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “I’d like to thank John Stopper and his team at Brook and Mayo for supporting the proactive marketing that the Lincolnshire Chamber is doing with the national media to raise the profile of the county. “John was invited to contribute to a national businesses story being written by The Sunday Times. From experience, I know that journalists, especially on national publications, seek out the most credible businesses to enhance their stories. And they could not have found a better candidate than John or Brook and Mayo.”

07 February 2013

New Eco Van

Having committed to achieving a continuous year on year improvement in respect of environment impact we have just taken delivery of a Nissan NV200 which is a slightly smaller van and with its’ 1.5 litre diesel engine will return a frugal 54.3 mpg – a big leap forward.

31 January 2013

B&M now registered with RESET

Brook & Mayo now has electricians registered with the RESET Certification Scheme. The scheme which is increasingly being adopted, particularly by Health Trusts audits and records electronically, on a data base and on swipe cards, the operative’s qualifications and up to date training status. Therefore clients using RESET can check on a daily basis and before work commences that operatives have for example up to date “Working at Height” or “Asbestos Awareness Training” as well as confirming that they have the occupational qualifications to carry out the task.

28 January 2013

Apprentice of the Year Award for B&M

Adam Burrows - Winner of Apprentice of the Year Brook & Mayo apprentice Adam Burrows is judged Apprentice of the Year by Lincoln and Newark Colleges. This accolade is awarded by teaching and assessing staff to the apprentice who shows the best overall attitude, makes good progress in tasks and in training and has the willingness to participate and shows the motivation to succeed. A college representative said “Several members of Adams peer group have the required qualities but for once the decision was unanimous.”

15 January 2013

Brook & Mayo is awarded accreditation under Safecontractor

This SSIP award is a leading Third Party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in Health & Safety Management amongst UK contractors. We have for some time carried approval by other SSIP member organisations, CHAS and Constructionline. We believe these three approvals more than illustrate our strong credentials with regard to Health, Safety and the Environment and that clients making supplier assessments will be reassured by these approvals and shall be able to avoid the need for future duplication in the area of sub contractor assessment

03 December 2012

B&M Achieves Green Status

Announcement: Brook and Mayo achieves full Green approval on Third Party Accredited Environmental Management System In our recent News Letter Brook and Mayo made the public pledge to support the environment by working with Sustain Lincolnshire and Peterborough Environmental City Environment Trust to work towards the Investors In the Environment award (IIE). After 6 months of hard work, implementing Environmental Management Systems, ensuring policies are implemented and adhered to, creating action plans to reduce our impact on the environment and working towards a 2% reduction in our energy usage and waste impact we are proud to announce we have been awarded premier level Green status We do not rest on our laurels there, the scheme is reappraised and audited annually and we have pledged to continue working to a minimum of 2% reduction on our energy resources and waste impact for 2013. This is not only saving Carbon and natural resources , it is also providing us with efficiency savings which in these tough times allows us to remain competitive within the market by passing on savings to our customers whilst still delivering an exceptionally high standard of workmanship and with the added benefit of reduced environmental impact.

23 November 2012

New Service Plan Launched

Brook and Mayo are pleased to announce the launch of a new Service Plan for the work place. The design of the plan is to help ensure companies are compliant with statutory regulation as well as potentially enabling some bulk purchases of buying of consumable spares which could reduce the cost to customers. For full information visit the "download" section on the website (Link to downloads page on bottom menu bar)

17 September 2012

Brook and Mayo goes Enviro-Mental!

Brook and Mayo’s company colours have always been green but now we have decided to take it a step further and live up to our branding and GO GREEN. We have now pledged with Sustain Lincolnshire and Peterborough Environmental City Trust to become an environmentally friendly company. We are working towards achieving the Investors in the Environment ‘Green accreditation’. In order to achieve the accreditation we will have to show a reduction in our energy usage over a period of two years as well as write a full action plan on how we will continue to reduce our impact on the environment. This is a huge undertaking for Brook and Mayo, but we feel it is an important one as pressure to be environmentally friendly is ever increasing on companies and we want to do it! Brook and Mayo also pledges to take part in Zero waste week in November and staff are doing volunteer work to help the rainforests in their spare time. Committed? We should be!

15 August 2012


Photo of Chris Gray and Matt Flowers cutting the ribbon Brook and Mayo launched the Peterborough Branch one year ago and now celebrates with a ribbon cutting and cake eating session as we move into the permanent offices on the newly built business Park. The premises provide stylish and practical accommodation with a contemporary look. It is hard to believe that they have been developed from a onetime timber yard. After a year of successful trading Chris Gray, Branch Manager glees delightfully “It has been a challenging and rewarding year as we have completed several jobs including the electrical installation at the new Lindum Park Premises, now we have our permanent residence I feel that we shall continue to develop and prosper.”

17 May 2012

Brook and Mayo Support the Future

Continuing our ongoing commitment to our apprenticeship programme, we are pleased to announce that Kristian Berzins has been enrolled as our newest recruit. Kristian has joined us full time after completing his first year at college. Despite difficult trading, we see our ongoing commitment to our apprentices as key to the future development of the company. Brook and Mayo also regularly has work experience students out in the field, giving students first hand experience of what the industry is like and hopefully bringing in electricians to the industry for the future.

06 July 2011

Peterborough Branch Opened

For the first time in it’s 42 year history, Brook & Mayo has now expanded on it’s Lincolnshire roots with a new and additional operating location in Peterborough. We consider that the Peterborough area has considerable potential for our company to provide a wide range of electrical services to contractors and to end users. Chris Gray has joined us as Branch Principle and he brings substantial experience of the Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire markets having spent a number of years managing electrical works in the area. Chris can’t wait to get to grips with his new role and says “Helping a strong and respected established company like Brook & Mayo take it’s renowned expertise to Peterborough is an exiting prospect and such opportunities don’t come along every day!”

28 April 2011