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At the age of 57, with the successful running of two multi-million-pound electrical firms under their belt, most people would be starting to daydream about taking it a little easy. 
Not Kevin Bristow, Foley Electrical’s new General Manager. 
 
In fact, he’s joined our business to help drive it to similar success, and we couldn’t be more delighted to have him on board. 
 
Kevin is hoping to bring some of his extensive experience and skill to bear in helping our Co-Directors James and mum Sally to carry our company to the next level. 
Hot on the heels of the New Year fireworks, 2018 has started with a brilliant bang for the James Foley Electrical team, as we’re celebrating achieving an impressive new accreditation. 
James and colleague Steve Rowley have succeeded in undertaking a rigorous training course to enable them to work in hazardous areas. CompEx (which stands for Competency in Ex atmospheres) is a global certification scheme for electrical and mechanical professionals working in potentially explosive atmospheres, and this certification validates the core competency of practitioners working in such environments. 
 
The scheme is broken down into 12 units covering different actions and hazardous area concepts, and upon successful completion candidates receive the CompEx Certificate of Core Competency, which is valid for five years. 
Every member of the James Foley Electrical Ltd team takes great pride in their work and it’s always a pleasure to play a part in like-minded businesses’ projects where the focus is on great workmanship. 
One such enterprise we are currently involved with is the Williamsfield Developments housing scheme in Hutton Cranswick, led by company directors Paul and Joanne Lisseter, which is currently one of the very few in the region that is 100 per cent A-rated for energy efficiency. 
 
As well as taking care of all the wiring and electrics, this development has given our team a fantastic opportunity to put our solar installation and testing competencies to use – every single home has in-roof mounted solar panels, and it is absolutely essential they are up to all up to standard. 
Macmillan Cancer Support is a charity close to many people’s hearts, and none more so than ours. Which is why our Co-director Sally Foley has organised her second fundraising event to support them. 
Sally and our other director, her son James, sadly lost their treasured husband and father Chris to cancer in 2013, at the age of 53.  
 
His untimely death was devastating to the Foley family, but they took great comfort from the care and kindness they received from the Macmillan team at the Queen’s Centre for Oncology and Haematology, at Castle Hill Hospital. 
The revamped J Foley Electrical website is now up and running........ 
.....so it seems like a good opportunity to take a moment to reflect back on the last three years since I set up the business in 2014, as well as looking ahead to what I believe will be a very exciting future for us. 
 
My mum Sally and I established Foley Electrical after the death of my dad Chris. We wanted to make him proud, and I really feel we’ve achieved that goal. It's amazing to see how far we have come in such a short space of time.  
 
To think that it all started with just me and a van.