Leslie Symons

I am an electrician in Swindon and the founder and a director at Electrical Technolo-G Ltd, involved in all aspects of the company's day to day business.

Starting on my own, I now have 5 other employees working for me, some who are fully qualified electricians, and others who I am helping to train as apprentices. Although still involved with site works, I now spend more time meeting with our clients to discuss their requirements, generating quotations and designing new installations.

I have now secured several commercial customers who provide ongoing works, in some cases going back four or five years. These relationships have provided a steady stream of regular works which has allowed us to expand our service offering to a larger audience.

My background in electronic engineering and technology has led me back to new emerging technologies that will differentiate us from our competitors. This includes home automation systems, multi room audio visual, door access systems and CCTV for home and business.

I am currently looking at adding more skill sets to our range of works, these include a CPD course on EVlink certification for the installation of Electric Vehicle charging points. KNX training to allow us to use this standardized energy and building control solution.

As the current economic climate is still difficult, especially in the construction industry,

I feel that it is vitally important not to put all our eggs in one basket, employee training and identification of new areas of work has become one of my primary roles.