Ambitious Hughes Electrical sets up new contracts department

Hughes Electrical has set up a new contracts department as part of ambitious growth plans.

The firm, which earlier this month announced record sales of £20 million for its trade business, said it will be managed by Mark Sparrow, and supported by Jodie Hepplethwaite.

Hughes Trade general manager Paul Chisnall will be available to the team to assist as required.

“As the company grows, geographically, through acquisition, opening new branches and in the number of products we can offer so does our ability to successfully service large contracts,” Mr Sparrow said.

“Therefore, we thought it was time to invest in a new department to tackle this potentially lucrative area and become a focal point for all the different parts of the Hughes Electrical Group when they have such an opportunity.”

Mr Sparrow and his team will control all tender documents, monitor for opportunities to tender, research and approach potential customers in relevant business areas, support the extensive Hughes branch network and be responsible for attending national trade shows.

Mr Chisnall added: “As a business we already have a successful record of winning tenders going back to the 2012 Olympics. But there are an increasing number of business opportunities out there and to succeed in winning them we need to make sure tender documents are completed in the most professional way possible. It is a specialist skill set which is why we have taken this step.”

  • Photo (left) of the new Hughes Electrical contracts team: Paul Chisnall (right), with Mark Sparrow and Jodie Hepplethwaite.