Local couple Michael Stewart and Tracy Yarnall have launched Wales’ first Mr. Electric franchise, covering Newport, Abergavenny, Cwmbran, Pontypool and surrounding areas.
The new office, based in Abergavenny, started trading on 14 October. Michael and Tracy work alongside one other fully qualified electrician, providing electrical solutions for homes and businesses in all aspects of electrical repair, installation and energy saving, including electric vehicle car-charging points.
Prior to becoming new franchise owners, Michael spent eight years running a newsagent and post office in Cwmbran, while Tracy worked for Barnardo’s.
The couple said: “We initially looked at several other franchises but struggled to find a franchisor who made us feel confident that we would be fully supported to make our business as successful as possible. That is until we found Mr. Electric. Not only do we know that we have the support of a dedicated team behind us who are always there to champion our success, we are now also part of a network of franchisees who share our passion for the brand. Joining Mr. Electric given us the opportunity to be a part of a very exciting industry, particularly with the rise of electric vehicles and chargepoints, which we’re thrilled to bring to our local community.”
Mr. Electric is an authorised OLEV (Office for Low Emission Vehicles) installer of electric vehicle (EV) charging points with a network of franchised electrical businesses which install and manage EV charging points for homes, workplaces and public areas throughout the UK.