About Tomlinson Longstaff

Established in 1975, Tomlinson Longstaff Ltd are electrical contractors based in West Auckland, Country Durham. We have a total of 26 staff who work across the North East of England, offering a wide range of electrical services to the commercial, industrial, small works and specialist sectors. Our services range from design and installation to maintenance and testing.

We are members of various trade bodies including the NICEIC (National Inspection Council of Electrical Installation Contracting) - an independent body set up to protect consumers against unsafe and unsound electrical installations - and the CHAS (Contractors Health and Safety Assessment) scheme - demonstrating our compliance with, and sound management of, current health and safety legislation.

We invest heavily in training and development for all of our staff so that we can provide our clients with skilled and experienced electricians with the most up-to-date qualifications.

Our History

Founded by Doug Tomlinson and Dave Longstaff, Tomlinson Longstaff Ltd has been serving the North East of England’s electrical contractor needs across five decades. Although electrical requirements and legislation has changed drastically over that time period, we pride ourselves on continuously putting our clients’ evolving needs at the heart of our business.

When the time came for Doug Tomlinson to retire in 1995, Anthony Kirkup - a fully qualified, experienced electrician - took his place to run the business with Dave Longstaff. Nine years later, in 2004, Dave decided it was his time to retire and Anthony became the sole owner of Tomlinson Longstaff. In 2010, Angela Kirkup joined our team as a Company Director and in 2013, Alicia Reid bought into Tomlinson Longstaff Ltd to run the business alongside Anthony.

Meet the Team

Alicia Reid - Manager Director

Alicia first joined the firm in 2007 on an electrical apprenticeship scheme. Keen to broaden her experience within the business, Alicia was promoted to Contracts Manager in 2011. After a couple of years managing contracts for a number of our key clients, Alicia then became a Company Director and Stakeholder in 2013.

In August 2014, Alicia was promoted to Managing Director and now runs the business on a day-to-day basis, with Anthony Kirkup working with her on a part time basis.

Alicia’s main responsibilities within the business are Quality, Health and Safety, Training, HR and Business Development, as well as working as a Contracts Manager running the day to day operations of the Small Works Department and pricing for jobs within all departments.

Anthony Kirkup - Contracts Manager/Director

Anthony started out his career as an Electrician, before working his way up the management ladder in various businesses throughout the North East. Previously Tomlinson Longstaff Ltd’s Managing Director, he decided to work with us on a part time basis from 2014.

Jeremy Forster - Contracts Manager

Jeremy, an Electrician initially employed as a Foreman Electrician, has been working at Tomlinson Longstaff Ltd since 2007. Promoted to Contracts Manager in 2012, Jeremy manages the majority of our industrial and commercial clients, looking after jobs from pricing to completion.

Jill O’Hare - Accounts Manager

Originally employed just over 30 years ago as a Clerk Typist, Jill now works with us as our Company Secretary and Accounts Manager. Her experience within the business over three decades places her as our longest serving member of staff. Alongside her colleagues, Jill works with us on a daily basis to ensure the smooth running of the office and the accounts.

Sharon Jackson - Office Manager

Sharon joined us in 2002, after gaining experience working in offices within the construction industry in local building companies. For the past 15 years she has worked alongside Jill, assisting with our accounts and reception and generally ensuring the smooth running of our office.

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Tomlinson Longstaff Ltd are NICEIC registered electrical contractors based in County Durham. We mainly work across Commercial and Industrial sectors.

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