Founded by Charles and Louise Robinson in 1994, Helix offers both consultancy and supply to clients across the aerospace, automotive, medical, oil and gas, and power generation sectors. Headquartered in Leeds, the company employs 17 staff.

The partnership offers Helix the strategic opportunity to increase market share, diversify the industries that it serves, and grow and extend its relationships with suppliers. As a result, the company will be able to scale its business and broaden customer experience. Charles and Louise Robinson will continue to lead Helix going forward.

MRO+ Solutions is a team of experienced industry executives led by Ian Ritchie, chief executive and former managing director of Brammer UK. Cairngorm Capital is a specialist private investment firm with a focus on the UK manufacturing, distribution and services sectors. Together, they partner with strong, ambitious management teams, providing capital, strategic advice and operational best practice.

Discussing the opportunities that the partnership will bring, Charles Robinson, Helix’s managing director, says: “We are proud of all that we have achieved to date, in particular having developed our supply and technical support service into a collaborative methodology that delivers increased productivity and reduced costs for customers. Nevertheless, we knew that with the right partner there was much more that we could offer. We are excited by the prospect of being able to pursue further innovation and improvements, which ultimately will benefit our customers, suppliers and employees.”

Louise Robinson, Helix’s finance director, says: “It heralds a new phase in Helix’s development, allowing us to accelerate our growth and work with customers in new industry sectors.”

Ritchie adds: “Charles and Louise Robinson have built an excellent company that we are excited to help grow into the future. At MRO+ Solutions, we look for focused specialists that add-value to their customers and who partner effectively with leading industry suppliers; Helix fulfils both important characteristics and we look forward to supporting Charles and Louise going forward.”