Early History

Based within the village of Cheslyn Hay since its beginning in 1967, David Paradine (Electrical) Ltd was originally formed as a partnership between directors David Paradine and Desmond Clemson trading under the name of Paraclem. 

When the partnership ended in 1978, the company underwent a name change but continued to operate from its original site maintaining a strong association with the local community.

With a heavy focus on high quality industrial work, the company aligned itself as a major provider of electrical services to such companies as Lucas Industries and Ellison Switchgear to name but a few. Although industrial work may no longer be the dominant sector of our business we still provide services to some of the very same sites.

David Paradine retired from the business in 2006 and handed it over to his sons David and James. With a movement away from our traditional industrial activities we soon became specialists within the Healthcare sector carrying our works to BS7671 and HTM Standards. Healthcare and Education have been important to our business during the recessions and through careful planning and commitment to employees the company has grown steadily over the years whilst maintaining the core principles of a family run business. We’re immensely proud to support the local community and with a regional focus towards our customers and supply chain we look engage our dedicated supply chain regularly.

We still operate within the same site and whilst the company originally started within a small building now used for archives; the company is now based within a self contained compound and a modern office environment.

  • Ian Newman

    Contracts Manager

    When he’s not doing sports he’s watching it! Ian has a friendly and approachable manner often seeing long term relationships developed.

  • Andy Groves

    Contracts Manager

    Loves travelling and known to grace the Karaoke machine on occasion. Andy joined the Company from school and his dedication together with strong customer focus exemplifies our values.

  • John Cloonan MIET

    Special Projects Manager

    John’s technical knowledge of the industry and methodical approach leads to efficient delivery of projects on time and within budget.

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  • James Paradine BEng(Hons) MIET

    Managing Director

    Information junkie, cycling fanatic and coffee lover. James is dedicated to providing opportunities and developing people to grow within our company.

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  • David Paradine Jr BA

    Company Secretary

    David’s favourite past time is chillaxing! Our reputation for looking after our supply chain is a result of his thoughtful and honest nature.

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  • Michael Budd

    Data Systems Manager

    Motorsports enthusiast. Mick has over 15 years experience delivering Structured Cabling Systems. His enthusiastic and approachable manner ensures a commitment to delivering.

  • Sue Cartwright

    Contracts Coordinator

    Often found running the streets…. and after her kids! Her experience managing contracts is crucial to assisting our managers with the smooth running of contracts.

  • Sara Boutsalath

    Office Coordinator

    Self-confessed foodie and talented cook from California. Sara’s focused approach towards company operations keeps everything running smooth.

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  • Ken Mason CMIOSH

    EHS Advisor

    Long time Wolves FC fan. We’re fortunate to have Ken lend his considerable experience and expertise regarding all Environmental, Health & Safety related matters.

Education

The education sector has been a major part of our work over the years and we have a proven record for delivering to tight deadlines and within budget. We have undertaken numerous projects directly for local authorities and also as… Find Out More

Commercial

The commercial sector is a wide and varying field and over the years we have been involved with numerous projects that have challenged the company to develop new approaches to achieve the goals of our customers. We believe that specialising… Find Out More

Leisure

Sports and associated leisure facilities provide multiple opportunities to deliver modern installations within an active dynamic environment.  We have been responsible over the years for the installation of electrical systems in accordance with Sports England together with client requirements Find Out More