Manager of many hats retires from Rubb after 27 years

Quantity Surveyor, Quality Control Captain, Health and Safety Chief and Estimating Manager – all jobs in themselves – but at Rubb UK one man did them all.


Manager of many hats, Mike Anthony-Mote, has retired after 27 years of service at Gateshead based Rubb Buildings Ltd. Staff gathered for his retirement party at Marco Polo restaurant in Newcastle on September 16, 2011.

Mike was the driving force behind Rubb UK achieving ISO 9001 Certification. Its designation as an ISO (International Standards Organisation) standard means it is truly international. The ISO 9001 quality management standard is widely recognised (especially by the public sector) both at home and abroad.

General Manager Ian Hindmoor said: “He was the eyes and ears of the company, checking vital documents including contracts with the UK Ministry of Defence. He was a key cog in quality control, estimating and project management. Mike also oversaw Health and Safety at Rubb, transforming methods and practices that we use on site and at our facility and ensuring staff are trained to the highest of standards.”

His project highlights include Tilbury Docks, Meadowbank Arena, West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United Football Club training facilities, Royal Marines Base Chivenor and the MoD tender process for Rubb’s Expeditionary Forces Aircraft Shelter System.

Ian added: “He is going to be missed. Everyone at Rubb wishes him all the best for the future.”