Ryan Taylor

Managing Director: Hi-Spec Electrical Ltd

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Your local commercial electricians – past, present and future

Working as local electricians in Leeds and Yorkshire (and often beyond!) it’s been a genuine pleasure, and we’re really proud of the journey we’ve been on since our inception in 2017.

Now, as we find the business button paused due to the coronavirus pandemic, we thought it would be as good a time as any to take a look back on the past year.

A year in the life of our commercial electricians

From our humble beginnings as a newly launched electrical contracting company, we’ve been fortunate to have picked up a lot of valued clients along the way.

As you may know we have two divisions at Hi-Spec. We have our controls division that focuses primarily on BMS installations, then our commercial electrical division that provides various services from lighting installations, to EV charging installs and round-the-clock maintenance.

Past BMS and commercial electrical projects

Over the course of the last 12 months, we’ve worked with many control houses to deliver consistently high quality electrical installation services. It’s been great building relationships in the BMS industry and I have gotten to know many new faces along the way. Our electrical team have been the perfect fit for controls companies looking for electricians with the experience and the know how to prepare the install ready for commissioning.

Our BMS install team have enjoyed helping with a number of projects here in Leeds and up and down the country, including installations at:

  • Bronte Care Home in Keighley
  • Tiger Trailers in Winsford
  • Allerton School in Leeds
  • Upton School in Chester
  • National Grid

We’ve also found plenty to keep our commercial electricians busy too, with local projects and installs up and down the country – most notably with the brand new 02 store installation in Team Valley, Gateshead. With one of their new 02 flagship stores being opened here

We continue to offer our maintenance services to BAK and their 02 stores across the UK and are honoured to be one of their trusted providers.

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Client connections

We’ve also done our fair share of entertaining over the past year, inviting a variety of our clients to join us at our VIP table in the Leeds Lounge at Elland Road, home to Leeds United FC – you know what they say about all work and no play!

With free food and beer flowing, it’s given us the chance to pay something back to the very people that have helped us make such a success of the last 12 months, finishing the day with a beautiful view of the match from our seats in the upper east stand. We’d enjoyed a great season up to the changes caused by current events, watching the ‘mighty whites’ pressing hard for promotion.

It’s also been great to work with many local independent businesses throughout Leeds and the West Yorkshire region, providing local electrical services while building some brilliant business relationships to boot.

Where we are now

As we write this, all of our commercial electricians and BMS specialists are currently taking government advice and staying at home to help the UK change the coronavirus curve.

While we’re unable to service our clients at this time, we’re putting together a range of helpful resources – so please keep checking our blog for updates, information and advice.

Looking to the future

Nothing last forever, and while we’re all a little stuck right now, we’re always here to offer advice and we’re happy to discuss booking in any future work you may wish to start planning – obviously with a view to flexible scheduling to the event of changing coronavirus guidelines.

If you’re a landlord affected by the new EICR regulations and need to book in an inspection for future months, just get in touch.

We’ll be back in operation to start another fantastic year as soon as things have returned to normal, and in the meantime we’d like to wish you all well and hope you’re able to prosper when we come through the other side.

We’re also hopeful that once the season starts again, Leeds United will have that final push and be back to the promised land playing the big boys – perhaps if your reading this then maybe in the future we will be sat at the same table and a nice cold beer to hand enjoying premiership football at Elland Road. So here’s to success and a bright future ahead!

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