Hi im Daniel, the owner and operator of M & E Electrical in Sheffield. This is my story of why I decided to start up and manage Sheffield’s go to electrical service.
I often get asked what made me want to start M & E Electrical so I thought i’d explain a bit about how and why M & E Electrical was born and how we became the go to electricians in Sheffield in under 5 years.
Newly Qualified Electrician
Let me take you back to 2009, I had just finished my electrical apprenticeship and finally after 4 years of hard work, I was a fully qualified electrician and I had a good job working for a small electrical company in Sheffield. Things where going great for me, I had the world at my feet. However, there was one problem! I wasn’t happy. Let me explain why.
I wasn’t happy about seeing customers confused as to why they needed to have work done, I wasn’t happy seeing customers being ripped off for work they didn’t need. I wasn’t happy about the quality of work id see on a day to day basis by other electricians.
Don’t Get Me Wrong
Now don’t get me wrong, the company i worked for did a good job and didn’t rip people off. We was the ones going round and correcting other peoples work. My old boss ran an honest and reputable company and I was happy there but I just thought more needed to be done and the Sheffield public deserved more honest and reliable electricians.
I ended up staying at the company for a further 3 years, then i realised if I wanted to give my industry a better reputation then I needed to get up and do something about it and I needed to do it now, so I left the company and started up on my own.
M & E Electrical Is Born
The first day as my own boss and I didn’t have a clue where to start, I was nervous, excited, scared and happy all at the same time. I knew if I wanted this to work i needed to get my name out there, so I sat there, thinking how I can advertise and then it hit me. Before I go out there and start working and advertising, I needed to decide what kind of business I want to run. so I set out some fundamental rules for my business and these are still the rules I adhere to today:
- To always be open and honest with every client
- To always provide a professional service
- To always be reliable, respectful and punctual
- To always provide an explanation for any work we need to do, to avoid any confusion
- To always provide top quality workmanship for a fair price
There isn’t many businesses like mine but that’s what makes us special and stand out from the crowd. This is what has made us the go to Electricians in Sheffield, in under 5 years.
So there you have it, that’s how and why I started M & E Electrical. Let me know in the comments what you’d expect when you let a tradesman into your home