J FOLEY ELECTRICAL ABOUT US
James Foley and his mum Sally established Foley Electrical in 2014, following the tragic death from cancer of James’s dad, Chris. You might think it an odd thing to mention in a company introduction, but it’s relevant here, firstly in memory of Chris, but also because losing his father at the age of just 21 is what spurred the entrepreneurial James on to succeed.
In order to make his dad proud, James set about creating an electrical business like no other, with industry-leading expertise and a commitment to staying ahead of the latest technology curve. And he has done exactly that – expanding Foley Electrical fivefold to employ six approved electricians and two office personnel, one of them Sally, who takes care of administration and call handling.
We handle any job to perfection, no matter how big or complex, and are driven by a commitment to delighting our customers – often suggesting innovative new options they didn’t even know existed.
From installing megawatt solar farms; to re-wiring warehouses; fitting more efficient LED lighting in factories and homes, and getting to grips with the latest electric car technology, we give it our all and take care of everything from designing systems to project managing major installations.
And we do it all with a smile, thanks to our friendly team of electricians who – boasting more than 50 years’ experience between them – enjoy the kind of camaraderie and banter that makes light work of any job.
James said: “We aim to be at the cutting edge of our profession and stay there."
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“No job is too big or small for us to take on, and we take care of every customer’s individual needs, end-to-end, from giving them appropriate advice on the best options for their project, to taking pride in the small-but-important aspects, like doing a professional, neat and tidy job.”
MEET THE TEAM
Despite his relatively young age, James has worked on all manner of minor and major projects and, as well as having outstanding technical skill and knowledge, keeps an eye on developments in electrical technology in order to continually offer our customers the most rounded and expert service possible.
James set up J. Foley Electrical Limited in 2014 to bring his knowledge and experience together and it is his commitment to innovation which continues to set our company apart from our competitors. He also believes in developing an equally outstanding and highly-motivated team, through investment in their continual training; involving them in the ongoing direction of the company and working hard to create a sense of camaraderie that is second-to-none.
He said: “I love being an electrician, with all the challenges, problem solving and creative projects that brings, and am driven by offering our customers the very best solutions and service.
“My biggest motivation, though, is looking to the future and ensuring that our firm is always first to be able to offer them the very latest, life-improving innovations, too.”
In 2009, his dedication to achieving excellence resulted in an invitation to a ceremony at the British Library in London, where he was given a national award for being ‘Experienced Existing Worker of the Year – Electrical’.
Since joining J Foley Electrical, Steve has added specialist qualifications knowledge in solar PV, air source heat pumps and electrical vehicle charging points to his portfolio.
He said: “I love the variety that comes with being an electrician, and get huge satisfaction out of seeing a job through from start to finish. My priority is to make sure our customers are always happy with my work and I regularly receive excellent feedback which, for me, is what it’s all about.”
He added: “We have a great team with excellent technical expertise and experience and I chose to work for this business because of the positive company culture towards all aspects of our business.”
As well as working for Foley Electrical, Steve is a firefighter with the Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, and loves nothing more than spending time with his family when he’s not working.
Graham is a real people person who enjoys getting to know new customers and what they need, and gains his biggest job satisfaction from making them happy. His proudest career achievement was running his own business.
He said: “What I love about this job is the fact that every day is different and it’s a real pleasure to be part of such a friendly, forward-thinking business, working for people that regularly show their appreciation for what I do.”
When he’s not working on wiring conundrums, Graham enjoys playing golf and the guitar – and spending quality time with his family and friends.
When he’s not at work, Dan enjoys fishing and motocross.
He said: “Having achieved my electrician status against the odds, I’m now even more highly motivated to carry on expanding my knowledge.
“I became an electrician because I always had an interest in figuring out how things work. I love nothing more than understanding what our customers want from a particular project, and then delivering that for them.
“The best thing about working for J Foley Electrical is the way we work as a team to overcome problems and challenges, and come up with the best possible solution for each customer.”
Outside of work, James’s main hobby is cricket and he currently plays for the Driffield team. His proudest achievement – apart from passing his electrical exams – was representing the England deaf cricket squad at Lords.
He said: “I’ve always had an interest in electrics and wondered how things work, so it’s great to have the opportunity to do this for a living. I really enjoy the challenges electrical work brings, and the fact that no two days are the same.”
With his industrious attitude, friendly and polite personality and commitment to learning, and of course support and coaching from the rest of our team, we are sure it won’t be long before Harvey becomes a fully qualified electrician.
Kevin has worked in the electrical industry for three-and-a-half decades.
He has experience of everything from working directly with the NICEIC governing body as an associate assessor, to running three large and successful electrical companies with turnovers of millions of pounds, and dozens of employees.
His previous roles have included technical manager of former Hull-based firm Beaumont Electrical, which had 140 employees nationally and served clients like Macdonalds; technical manager for the French-owned Faceo facilities management company which bought Beaumont Electrical in 2008; and latterly owner of his own firm with 50-plus mechanical and electrical engineers, KRG Mechanical and Electrical Services.
He has joined Foley Electrical to share that rich experience to help us take this business to the next level. Passionate about quality, customer service and ‘doing things right’, Kevin’s role involves working with our customers to assess, plan and find appropriate solutions for, any electrical need, from installations to assessments, testing and end-to-end project management.
“I’m really proud that James approached me to help him achieve his vision for Foley Electrical,” said Kevin. “I know we can achieve huge success together.”
When he’s not busy looking after our customers and planning what we should do next, Kevin is a family man. His three daughters and now grandchildren keep him busy outside of work and when he does get the opportunity for a little down time, he enjoys spending an afternoon supporting his local rugby league team, Hull FC.
Sally took a break after having James, before re-training as a teaching assistant and working with young adults with learning difficulties at Bridlington College from 2004 to 2013.
She helped James to set up the business in January 2014 and has supported him in running it ever since.