Over 20 years’ experience in the field
When there’s an Electrical job to be done, whether it’s a Domestic or Commercial job, you want to talk to the same person throughout the job, don’t you?
Isn’t it better that the person you talk to on the phone is the person who comes to measure up for the job, designs it, then installs it, makes the final connections, then tests it and does the paperwork as well? And puts the vacuum cleaner round afterwards?
How many websites on the internet promise you a good service from their team which means you never see the same person at your job more than twice?
Hello, my name is Mark Watts. As a Sole Trader with no other operatives and no apprentices, it really is what you see is what you get. And that means I’m trading on my reputation rather than any adverts on social media.
I’ve been an Electrician now for over 20 years. I trained then worked for the same company in Domestic, Commercial, and Industrial settings where I gained experience in Schools, Food Factories, Chemical Plants, Data Centres and Rental Housing.
In late 2015 I took another leap and went self-employed. I have always been conscious of the fact that you can complete ten excellent jobs but that your reputation can be destroyed by one slightly mediocre job.
So I work hard to ensure that my customers and I understand what the job entails before we start, and that my customer is happy with the result once completed.
But it’s also important to keep up to date with the necessary standards.
When I started my Electrical Career, the edition of BS7671 (“The Wiring Regulations”) that I trained to was the 16th, Amendment 1. We’re presently on the 18th Edition, Amendment 2 and that means I’ve updated my skills and knowledge several times, and taken the relevant City and Guilds exams to ensure that my understanding of the regulations is complete.
I have the City and Guilds exam for Inspection and Testing, combined with over a decade’s experience of testing and the Level 4 Design and Verification exam. I’m also an Electrotechnical Certification Scheme/IET Registered Electrician which means if you go to the IET website (below), click ‘Find an Electrician’ and enter your postcode you’ll find me somewhere in that list.
Finally, my membership of the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) means I’m assessed regularly on all aspects of my work, my qualifications and CPD Learning are verified and I have a minimum level of insurance – again, go to NICEIC and enter your postcode in the ‘Find a Contractor’ box and I’ll be on that list too.
Well, I’ve told you all about me, I look forward to meeting you soon to discuss your job and perhaps to learn something about you.