Our purpose 

"to assure a sustainable future"

As a business we have come a long way in the last fifty years; from a joinery firm in Elgin to being one of the largest family-owned construction, infrastructure and support services business in the UK.

What makes us stand out from the crowd is the certainty and assurance we bring. For our customers, there is the certainty that we will deliver what we say we will, when we say we will. For our people there is the certainty of opportunity and progress, plus clear understanding that their safety is of paramount importance every day; and for the communities we operate in there is the certainty that we will consult openly and work to build a positive, lasting legacy.

When we work together, sustainable progress is assured.

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Our vision

A world where our people are assured of the opportunity to progress in outstanding careers; where our business in professional, secure and sustainable; where our customers have the certainty that we will deliver across the whole built environment lifecycle, tailoring what we do to their needs; and where our communities can look forward to a sustainable tomorrow thanks to the progress we make today.

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Our principles

Core to Robertson are our time-tested principles. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver. 

We listen

Listening enables us to work positively and collaboratively, and gives customers, partners and colleagues the assurance that their voices are always heard.

We are professional

Our mix of prudence and diligence, care and attention to detail means that our customers have certainty and assurance in everything we do, and trust us to deliver.

We take responsibility

Each of us is accountable for what we do. From the smallest detail to team safety and caring for our communities and the environment, we know that everything matters.

We are determined to succeed

Every challenge is an opportunity. We work collaboratively and focus on safety, productivity and quality to find solutions we can be proud of and that provide a positive, lasting benefit.

We are one team

We work as one - in our teams and partnerships, and with our customers. We respect each contribution and everyone stands up to be counted. We are Team Robertson.

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Our story

1966 was a memorable year for a young joiner from Elgin; it was the year Bill Robertson set up his family business.

From the beginning, Bill took a considered approach to his joinery and his business; he was patient, responsible, always careful to understand the details, to put customers first, and to create the best possible outcomes.

Fast forward a few decades and it was clear that Bill’s intuition extended to the entrepreneurial side of the business too. The family ethos still permeated everything, but Robertson was also looking to the future, building a trusted reputation for successful delivery that meant it could diversify, growing in a sustainable way that enabled the right investments at the right time.

At the heart of every new venture was the insistence on getting the basics absolutely right. Common sense, attention to detail, outstanding quality, taking pride in our work, and doing a job that will stand the test of time. Not just completing a project successfully, but using our expertise to really transform places, taking on every task with the sense that there can be greater purpose to all we do.

At Robertson, we think these principles are fundamental to our future. Now, over fifty years later and a thoroughly modern business, we independently invest, develop, construct and maintain across the UK, working for a wide range of public and private sector customers – a direct consequence of doing business the open, decent way.

People are at the heart of everything we do and achieve as a group and as a partner to our customers. That’s why safety is paramount and nothing is more important than ensuring that everyone goes home safely at the end of every day. It’s why we emphasise the importance of passing on skills to the next generation, the importance in our communities of the livelihoods we support, and the determination to create an assured, sustainable future for those that come after.

It’s what we’ve always done. It’s the Robertson way.