Our Story

MSL was formed
in 1985

By our Managing Director, Gerry Ivory as a predominately Mechanical Engineering company, specialising in Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Heating.

As the company started to expand, we adapted to the growing MEP services market and added an in-house electrical team in 1995 to enable MSL to provide a full Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health solution for our valued clients.

Gerry has added a number of like-minded individuals to the team over the years to ensure that the MSL mantra of High-Quality, Compliance and Safety is maintained and never compromised.

Based in Croydon, Surrey MSL have been working from our fantastic Art-Deco offices near Croydon Airport for the last 18 years, focusing on projects in the South-East and London enabling us to provide a high degree of site management and economic
site installation.

Our People

Gerry Ivory

Gerry Ivory
MD & Pre-Construction Director

Gerry established Mechanical Services Limited in March 1985, developing the business from an initial £250,000 turnover to its current level of £29 million. Gerry gained experience in all departments throughout his career and now works closely with the company’s major clients to develop and create opportunities for stronger meaningful partnering relationships, whilst ensuring that the delivery teams maintain the required high standards and reliability expected of Mechanical Services Limited.

Mark Gomm

Mark Gomm
Pre-Construction Director

Mark joined Mechanical Services Limited as a Contracts Manager in 1989 and helped to develop the structure and format of the company that we know today. He was promoted to the position of Pre-Construction Director in 2006. Mark now manages and oversees the estimating department in the delivery of tenders through the traditional or 2-stage procurement route ensuring that our clients are provided with the requisite level of support throughout the pre-construction stage.

John Boyle

John Boyle
Mechanical Contracts Director

John entered the building services industry in 1986 as an indentured apprentice and joined MSL in 1998 as a Mechanical Contracts Manager. John has proved his ability to successfully manage projects and to develop a contracts management team. John was promoted to Mechanical Contracts Director in 2013 and currently retains overall responsibility for the successful delivery of projects.

David Bowers

David Bowers
Electrical Contracts Director

David joined Mechanical Services Limited in 1999 engaged as an Electrical Contracts Manager responsible for the successful integration of the Electrical Division within the company to ensure our position as multi-disciplined Mechanical & Electrical Engineers. In 2011 Dave was promoted to the position of Senior Electrical Contracts Manager and was subsequently promoted to Electrical Contracts Director in 2013.

Richard Smith

Richard Smith
Mechanical Divisional Manager

Richard joined Mechanical Services Ltd in 2007 and completed an apprenticeship in Building Services engineering, gaining valuable experience in several fields before progressing to a Contracts Manager in 2013 and progressed to Mechanical Divisional Manager in 2021.  Richard leads a dedicated team of Mechanical Project Managers and has a proven track record of successfully delivering projects on time and on budget.

Dan Blanks

Dan Blanks
Electrical Divisional Manager

Dan joined Mechanical Services Ltd as an Electrical Contracts Manager in 2014, progressing to Senior Electrical Contract Manager in 2018 and subsequently Electrical Divisional Manager in 2021.  Dan has over 20 years’ experience in the electrical industry and now leads our team of experienced Electrical Contract and Project Managers in the successful delivery of projects

We believe in the importance of building great relationships

We believe in the importance of building great relationships within the business and externally with our valued clients. MSL have a large in-house labour force which enables us to ensure that our work is completed to the highest standard, from our CAD & BIM teams to our highly experienced site managers & contract managers.

Of the 120 staff that we directly employ, most of our staff have been with the company over 10 years.

In 2019 MSL became an Employee-Owned Trust (EOT) meaning all of our staff have a vested interest in the performance of our business
and projects.

MSL work within a wide range of sectors including;

  • Commercial Offices including CAT A & CAT B
  • Healthcare & Laboratory
  • Education
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Listed Buildings
  • High End Residential and Hotels
  • Government Buildings

We thrive on complex projects, including maintaining services and changeovers and have forged a industry-wide reputation for delivering projects on time and on budget.

Design and Build Services

Our highly skilled team of designers and engineers have a wealth of experience working on design and build projects.

We are equally happy to manage the design development element inhouse with our design managers and CAD/BIM teams, or to partner and work closely with industry leading MEP consultants.

We always invest in the latest software to allow our digital engineering team to support and offer a full range of design, CAD and BIM services. This allows correct and efficient coordination of services to be at the forefront of our designs.

Health & Safety

MSL regard their Health &
Safety responsibilities
as key

MSL regards their Health & Safety responsibilities as key to our business and are committed to providing the highest standards throughout, which is directly reflected in our ever-improving incident records.

Our staff our trained to the highest level with all site managers and supervisors holding the SMSTS or SSSTS qualifications and the relevant trade certification cards (CSCS/ECS).

In 2010 MSL established an internal Health & Safety Committee to specifically focus on improving and maintaining our high standards throughout the company. MSL also employ an external Health & Safety consultant to audit and regularly inspect our workplaces to ensure rigid compliance with ours and our clients H&S expectations.


Committed to conserving the environment

Mechanical Services is committed to conserving the environment and natural resources. It is our aim to continually improve our processes and services to reduce environmental impact and, where possible, improve the existing environment. We operate an environmental management system, which meets the ISO 14001 standard.