George Raw obtained his Certificates of Management in 1910 and 1912 and became Manager at Plenmeller Colliery, Northumberland in 1914. Later he was Manager, Usworth Colliery, Co.Durham from 1918-23, Agent for South Hetton Coal Company and Leverson’s Wallsend Collieries Ltd and General Manager of Newbiggin Colliery Co. Ltd.
He was a partner in Forster Raw & Co, mining engineers.
He also was a director of Weardale Coal & Coke Company, South Hetton Coal Company and Easington Coal Company.
He became a member of NEIMME in 1914 and was President in 1938-39.
He was also active in the Association of Mining Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and was their President in 1924-5.
Raw, G. Notes on the overhead Koepe winding plant at the Murton Colliery of the South Hetton Coal Co, Ltd,Co.Durham Transactions – Institution of Mining Engineers 73 1927, 380
Raw, G. & Ridley, F.F. The response of coal cleaning practice to the demands of modern mining Transactions – Institution of Mining Engineers 90 1935—6, 9
Raw, G. Presidential address Transactions – Institution of Mining Engineers 96 1938-9, 180