Neil Robins

Group Finance Director

Neil has been with Symington’s since October 2013, initially as Group Financial Controller, and more recently as Acting Finance Director.  After training as a chartered accountant with Deloitte, Neil left practice in 2005 and has held a number of senior finance positions including Group Financial Controller for a Construction Consultancy and 2 Finance Director positions for businesses in the Financial Services and Energy sectors.  Neil is responsible for the Finance and ICT departments and firmly believes finance is a key business partner in supporting the business’ commercial and operational effectiveness and strength.


“Initially joining Symington’s on an interim assignment I was happy to sign up for the longer term on the back of the business’ can do attitude, the great people and a fast paced, professional, but non-corporate culture.“  “No 2 days are the same at Symington’s and there’s certainly never a dull moment, the shear breadth of our product offering is staggering and unlike many business our biggest challenge is reigning ideas in rather than struggling to come up with new initiatives.”


Neil is originally from Middlesbrough so feels obligated to support the local perennial underperforming football team and is a keen runner and skier.