Meet the Team
Mark has always had a passion for Technology and how it can be integrated into the home to improve your lifestyle, making your home both functional and secure whilst giving it the Wow factor!
Bonnie works collaboratively with engineers and MD to manage & schedule all jobs from start to finish. Oversee's all of the admistrative duties, including processing invoices, HR and Training and Development.
Feels lucky to have an abundance of glorious Yorkshire countryside on our doorstep and loves a spot of Yorkshire Tea.
Andy enjoys seeing the clients enjoyment when using their newly installed system and how Home Automation is a real game changer!
Outside of work Andy enjoys spending time with his family and engaging in outdoor pursuits including sailing, canoeing and hiking.
Supports all aspects of the business, and enjoys finding unique solutions to problems to network issues, AV and security systems using IT software. Chris is an advocate of 'thinking outside the box'.
In his spare time Chris enjoys spending time with his family, playing video games and keeping fit.
Security and AV Engineer
Carl particularly enjoys the Home Automation side of the business as it involves working with a broad range of different technologies to analyse and implement to create a better lifestyle for our customers.
The great thing about working for Robinsons is that it’s in the heart of Yorkshire, a brilliant place to live and work for its lovely villages, beautiful countryside and grand coastline.
Stuart looks after the books here at RIS as well as 4/5 others. Working at Robinsons keeps Stuart on his toes; 'It's a lovely environment in which to work. Great people and dog friendly which is very important to me.'
Born in Bradford so Yorkshire through and through and PROUD of it!!
In his spare time Stuart has acted and directed at Harrogate Theatre for over 50 years. He is now proudly President of the Society.
Graphic Design and Marketing Executive
Sarah enjoys the creative
aspect of the business and how design and technology combine to create modern innovative homes.
Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and illustrating children's books in her spare time. Sarah is inspired by the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and enjoys painting landscapes, pets and other animals.
Sales and Marketing Assistant
Sam has recently joined the team, and is enthusiastic about helping the business grow and educate fellow professionals
on the benefits of SMART integration within the modern home.
Sam is an American Football player and enthusiast, and enjoys creating content for his regular podcast.
Stacey is very methodical and supports Bonnie to ensure smooth operational running of the office.
Stacey likes to try foods from all over the world and experience the culture. She likes to forage for food and cook with it at home. Loves seeing new places and finding hidden gems that would normally be missed. She'd love nothing more than to travel the world looking for all the best places to eat and ingredients to cook with!
Mark Illingworth - MD
Why I started the business:
I have always been the ‘Techy’ of the family; 'Gadget man' I was called! I had the very first Casio diary, the one to introduce the very first mobile phone into a company back in the mid 80's, then the first Smart Phone, O2 XDA 2002, then of course the revolutionary iPhone in 2006/7.
I first started the business after recognising the opportunity in the CCTV market. The future of this industry was moving over to new technologies, technologies that I was very familiar with. Right from the start I wanted to develop the Home Entertainment opportunities, at the time this was more commonly referred to as Multimedia; the roots of what you see today.
I wanted to play music around my house in a certain way but found that technology was not quite there yet, and what was available was beyond the reach of most peoples budgets. This drove me to turn my passion into a business.
What drives me:
New projects, new challenges, designing and building solutions that we can bring to a conclusion. Building this business and the people within it, so everyone can achieve their goal and objectives.
What am I passionate about:
Passion for what we do and what our industry can do for the modern home or place of work. We are in the era of integration, and that's what really excites me! Making sense of all these technologies and applying them to our customer projects.
Educating not only our customers but also our fellow industries. There is no greater pleasure than seeing a client happy and excited about what we have done for them.
App: I have quite a few of these, but if pressured, these are my Top 5 (in no particular order):
OneNote - Brilliant! The very first and best App that works across platforms and devices.
DayOne - My life journal
iMovies - Capture those special moments by making a quick and simple movie.
Spotify and Shazam - Hear that great song and want to capture it to a playlist?
Control4 - Just having the ability to control things in the home from one device, even if its just turning on the TV, turning the heating up and dimming the lights.
OneNote - Don't know what I'd do without it!
Visio - Transforming ideas into house plans
Not a great reader but here are the ones that have made a mark
The Chimp Paradox, by Prof Steve Peters - I found Life changing!
Donald Miller - The Storybrand
James Clear - Atomic Habits
Stephen Covey - The 7 Habits of highly effective people
OK it has to be my iPhone!
GoPro - To record those hard to re-enact events.