The Most loved Ipswich Electricians
Barton Electrical Ipswich Ltd was incorporate by Graham Barton in 2005 as a result of the governments Part P legislation coming into effect. His experience in the last 50 years have seen him become a firm favourite for anyone needing an Ipswich electrician.
Having run his business as self-employed and later a limited company he has been leading his business since 1967. Graham’s daughter, Maria, has now joined the growing team and although Graham’s grandchildren are still very young maybe one day they will join the family business to drive it forward. When people think of a ‘family business’ they often tend to think of a very small business rather than a major player in the market place. However some of the world’s largest companies are still family run businesses such as Walmart and the Samsung Group. Walmart is in fact the world’s largest public corporation, according to the Fortune Global 500 list in 2014. Closer to home, Sainsbury’s was originally founded by John James Sainsbury and his wife in 1869 with a single shop in Drury Lane, London. Although no family member actually works for the company now, it has become the UK’s second largest supermarket chain and a household name in the UK.
A shining light among Ipswich Electrcians – honest and fair
So what are the advantages of a family business? Families are natural teams, they know each others’ strengths and weaknesses and there is a strong sense of loyalty already there. As children grow up, they will already be aware of what the family business is about and may have done some work experience there during school holidays for example. Traditional values are often very prevalent as people will pull together for the good of the family. Another really good feature of a family business is the honesty, yes at times non work things can come up but with a family business if something needs to be said, usually it gets said.
There is a well known saying – you can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family! Clashes are inevitable (as with any business) whether it is down to rivalry or just the emotional involvement. Performance may be an issue if a family member gets too comfortable as they may not put as much effort in if they don’t perceive such a strong risk of being sacked. It could also be difficult to separate home and work, for example a disagreement at home could be brought into the office and vice versa. Another important consideration is that although you may dream of your future generations taking over your business, you can’t force the issue. By all means, educate them about it and involve them but if their dream is to pursue an entirely different career then that is fair enough.
Barton Electrical has worked hard to build up a strong reputation as they have grown to become one of the most popular Ipswich electricians. Graham and Maria are enjoying working together and the happy working environment extends across the company. So the real question is, will the youngest members of the Barton family one day join the business and help it to grow from a very locally based Ipswich electricians to a major national or international success? Only time will tell but one thing is certain, the company will always work hard to retain the top quality service and traditional family values that keep its customers coming back time and time again.