May 27, 2024

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Long established Cotswold electrical firm hires new Operations Manager to lead expansion drive

Leading Gloucestershire electrical installation company Ford Electrical Ltd (FEL) has hired a talented Operations Manager to lead an expansion drive.

Alex Burrell has joined the company – based in Willersey, near Broadway – after an extensive recruitment process in which he shone as the outstanding candidate due to ‘his impressive people and commercial skills coupled with first-class technical experience’.

Fords – as the company is known to its legion of satisfied customers – is part of the family-run Heming Group of Companies, also comprising Heming Services, Heming Engineering, Heming Plant Hire and Major Cooling and Heating.

Fords has acquired an impressive track record as a preferred contractor in commercial, industrial and domestic sectors – and especially for schools and local authorities – in its 30- year history. It is also a trusted sub-contractor for national building firms.

Alex, from Gloucester, said: “I am delighted to bring my skills to such a long-established and innovative company. I’m looking forward to building up its solid foundations and growing the business with new and exciting electrical projects”.

Peter Heming, MD of Heming Group, which has been trading for 53 years, said: “We welcome Alex to the management team and look forward to seeing how his experience and enthusiasm will maximise Ford’s potential, whilst upholding the strong customer service led  values of the Heming Group”.

The top hire has experience of working for major brands such as Amazon, Mercedes, the NHS and MoD.

Peter Heming added: “Customers can expect Alex to provide a refreshingly genuine high level of services with focus on always  providing value and quality. Alex also has a passion for applying technology and solutions to save energy and reduce costs – ultimately helping to protect the environment”.

Fords full array of electrical installation services is also currently experiencing high demand in:

  • Practical help to reduce energy bills such as the installation of LED light fittings.
  • Affordable ways to finance mandatory five-year fixed wiring reports.
  • Competitively priced EICR’s (Landlord Electrical Installation Condition Report).
  • Free assessments of emergency lighting.
  • Ensuring compliance with PAT (Portable Appliance Testing).
  • Installation of EV charging stations.

Photo caption: BRIGHT SPARK…Alex Burrell is the new Operations Manager at Ford Electrical Ltd.