Family-run electrical firm, Ridley Brothers of Gosforth, is marking a major milestone this year as it celebrates 60 years in business.

Based in Gosforth, Ridley Brothers works across both the commercial and domestic electrical service sectors across Newcastle and the surrounding areas.

Founded in 1959 by brothers Thomas and Fred Ridley, the electrical company is now headed up by Fred’s sons David and Andrew Ridley who stepped into the shoes of their father Fred and uncle Thomas to take the business forward.

Working with both businesses and domestic customers, Ridley Brothers offers a wide range of services from general power installations, fire alarm systems and CCTV to lighting installations and general maintenance.

Director Andrew Ridley prides the business’ success on having an unwavering commitment to old-fashioned service whilst embracing new technology.

Andrew said: “With 60 years of experience, the company has vast knowledge of the electrical service sector and our ability to adapt and innovate with our customers and the advent of new technologies has ensured that we have remained a successful company in the region.

“We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service skills and our reputation has ensured that we regularly welcome repeat custom and new contracts through word of mouth referrals.”

Taking on the firm in 2007, Andrew and David recognised a need for introducing new growth areas for the business which has seen the company take on large scale commercial fit-out contracts across the UK.

Moving into 2019, Ridley Brothers intend to continue to build on its many years of success with plans to grow its new properties maintenance division, working for landlords and developers to ensure the electrics are maintained across their property portfolio.

Andrew added: “We’ve already been working on some exciting new contracts this year which have exposed us to more commercial customers whilst our residential side remains consistently steady.

“We’re well-known in residential areas such as Gosforth, Jesmond and the city centre but it’s our aim now to continue to spread the word of Ridley Brothers in Newcastle’s surrounding areas as well as grow our business to business market.

“We’re now looking to expand our workforce with even more experienced electricians which will enable us to take on even more contracts a