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Netherfield-based electrical contractor signs Armed Forces Covenant

A Nottinghamshire business, co-directed by a former member of the Armed Forces, has signed the Armed Forces Covenant explaining that they base their business model on standards learnt through both military training and customer feedback.

Noble Electrical Contractors Ltd, based on Great Northern Way in Netherfield, Nottingham, signed the Armed Forces Covenant last month (6 November) pledging to be an Armed Forces friendly organisation; aiming to participate actively in Armed Forces Day and seeking to employ Service leavers or reservists who are electrically trained.

Noble’s Technical Director Karl Turner left the Army in 2010, after completing operations all over the world including two tours of Afghanistan, being the Army’s camp electrician in Nairobi in 2005 and attending training exercises in Kenya, Norway and the USA. 

Karl, and his business partner, Managing Director Chris Noble, explained that when they found out about signing the Armed Forces Covenant they jumped at the chance.

Serving as a Corporal for the last three years of his nine years of Service with a bomb disposal unit in the Army, Karl said: “Being a Service leaver myself and having had a number of Service leavers work for the company over the last few years, I wanted us to do our bit by signing the Covenant and publically demonstrate our support for those who serve or have served our country.

“Most of our business is in the East Midlands, however, we do sometimes travel further away for larger jobs. A lot of our work is business to business although we do have a number of domestic clients too. We are electrical contractors so have the ability, for example, to take your house from being a shell with no electrics to being a fully kitted out home with all the modern electrical appliances you may need.

“Since we set up the business we have worked on lots of different jobs from huge warehouse projects to installing electrics in office blocks. However, wherever we have been working we have found that the individuals who work with us from military backgrounds never let us down and produce work to a very high standard.”

Basing their business model around appearance (turning up on time in uniform ready to work), consultancy (offering a professional service with no hard-sell), safety and aftercare (tailoring packages to the needs of the customer), all of which have been designed to make the organisation stand-out to potential customers.

Chris commented: “We have listened to our customers and considered the values that Karl and other Service leavers live their lives by and have come up with a set of business standards that we are proud to put our name to. I have been really impressed with the work ethic of the Service leavers we have employed, finding them to be punctual, good team players who are also able to think on their feet to solve problems that arise.”  

As well as signing the Armed Forces Covenant the organisation have also achieved a Bronze Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Award and are looking forward to working towards a Silver Award in the future.

Noble Electrical Contractors Ltd also received a Silver Award this year in the National Considerate Constructors Scheme.

Karl concluded: “We are massively proud to sign the Covenant. The military ethos is in my blood so if we can put our joint experiences of both my Armed Forces background and Chris’s business expertise to good use and support other people that may join our team in the future, this has got to be a good thing.”

To find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant visit: www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk

To learn more about Noble Electrical Contractors Ltd visit www.nobleelectricalcontractors.co.uk , call 01159 612 600 or search Noble Electrical Contractors Ltd on Facebook.


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