About Smith Brothers

Smith Brothers Ltd is a large, turnkey electrical contractor with over 20 years’ experience. Since our inception in 1999, we’ve worked on a vast portfolio of projects throughout the UK and overseas, both as an ICP and EPC contractor on schemes up to 132kV.

But how exactly have we progressed from a small, family-run business based in Elland, West Yorkshire, to being trusted by some of the country’s most well-known brands?

We offer a range of services and can cater for everything from the delivery of a turnkey project – including the supply and commissioning of equipment and cabling installations from LV up to 132,000 volts – to ongoing preventative maintenance, ensuring your equipment continues to run smoothly.

Having recently expanded into the Irish market, we have also begun work on various projects as an EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) provider – developing gas peaking and battery sites – and have a supply agreement in place with MTU (Rolls Royce) and BYD.

Whether we’re working on a high or low voltage distribution system, a simple assignment or a complex project, we have varied and in-depth experience at our fingertips. Our team is made up of highly trained electrical, jointers, wiremen and fitters – not to mention back-office staff including estimators and project coordinators.

The team’s multi-disciplined engineering skillset translates into an ability to complete every job safely, on time and to budget – however complex. While every project is different, the one similarity with each customer is they appoint us for our in-house expertise.

We’ve worked hard to uphold a series of industry standards and have an enviable health and safety record. As a registered UK company holding BS-ISO 9001, quality is always a high priority. All work is carried out under a risk assessment and method statement as required by law, and as part of our commitment to health, safety, and the environment, we also hold ISO 45001 and BS EN ISO 14001:2004 certifications too.

In terms of what’s next, the future is bright. Thanks to loyal staff who maintain their continued development, the recruitment of new talent into the company, and ongoing enquiries from clients new and old, we look sure to sustain our progressive growth trend.

Our Clients

You can often learn more about a company by looking at their client base. So who are Smith Brothers’ customers?

We’ve worked with a vast range of organisations ranging from major nationwide utilities providers and blue chip brands, to local SMEs and construction partners. These clients operate in varied sectors including commercial and industrial, renewables and water treatment, to name just a few.

Whilst every project is different, the one similarity between every client is that they have chosen us for our in-house expertise. This multi-disciplined engineering skill-set translates into an ability to complete jobs safely, on time and to budget, however complex.

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Our Values

‘An employer of choice providing high-quality client solutions’

Our dedicated team lies at the heart of our success story. We employ some of the industry’s brightest sparks and deliver excellence in everything we do, by providing safe ways of working while developing our people to maximise the potential for growth.

Alongside office staff, we employ electrical and civil engineers, cable jointers, fitters and project managers. We’re passionate about helping people pursue a career within the field too, offering apprenticeships for people of all ages.

The senior management team places an emphasis on creating a positive culture and is proud of its high levels of staff retention, with 20% of the current workforce having been with the firm for 10 years or more.

Smith Brothers strives to deliver an honest and top-quality service, built on years of experience and feedback – both positive and constructive.

Meet the Team

Richard Smith,
Richard Smith, Joint Chairman

As one of the founding directors of Smith Brothers, Richard set up the business in 1999 and now takes the lead on operational strategy in his role as joint Managing Director.

John Smith,
John Smith, Joint Chairman

Having founded the firm alongside Richard in 1999, John also assumes the position of joint Managing Director, overseeing commercial strategy.

Dave Ogden,
Dave Ogden, Managing Director

Having joined the company in 2013, Dave oversees the day-to-day running of the firm. His career has seen him work on an array of complex generation projects – including power stations, wind farms and solar sites.

Craig Collinson,
Craig Collinson, Technical/SIDS Director

Craig joined Smith Brothers in 2007 and as Technical Director, he oversees the day-to-day delivery of projects once orders are handed over by the commercial team.

Dan Wagner,
Dan Wagner, Operations Director

As Operations Director, Dan ensures the smooth, safe and efficient delivery of all Smith Brothers’ assignments and oversees the team of project managers.

Richard Furniss,
Richard Furniss, Senior Design Manager & Principal Electrical Engineer

Heading up the Smith Brothers Power System Design division, Senior Design Manager & Principal Electrical Engineer Richard joined the company in 2018 and oversees all civil and electrical design.

Marc Hildreth,
Marc Hildreth, Tendering Manager

Marc joined the Smith Brothers team in 2017 as a Tendering Engineer and now oversees the day-to-day running of the tendering department. Apprentice trained, he has over 16 years’ experience within the power industry.

Michelle Greenwood,
Michelle Greenwood, Senior Office Manager

Having worked at Smith Brothers for more than 10 years, Michelle is in charge of office administration and is the principal processor of all financial data.

Danielle Tile,
Danielle Tile, Business Development Manager

Danielle came on board in 2017 and is responsible for managing new business, evolving customer leads, and working alongside the tendering department. Danielle also manages Smith Brothers’ PR and marketing.

Ben Whitaker
Ben Whitaker Business Development Manager

With over 10 years’ experience in the power industry — Ben has specialised in many power distribution projects, as well as maintenance and HV/EHV connections throughout his career. He is responsible for new sales and quotation conversion.

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