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Tony Marshall never thought that surfing the internet would result in a complete career change when he sold his business, which supplied, installed and supported accounting and business management systems.

Tony comments: “I wanted a business that adhered to a proven system and which offered potential for growth and development. In all my years in business, I have never come across anything like the team spirit and camaraderie that I have found with Mr Electric.”

Mr Electric Northumberland and The Borders is a family business owned by Tony and his wife, Diana. Currently they employ one service technician and the workload is growing so rapidly that they are already in the process of recruiting a second technician.

All Mr Electric franchisees are required to attain NICEIC registration within 12 months. Tony Marshall told Electrical Times he hopes to register by Easter 2004. Mr Electric claims franchisees are fast-tracked through the registration process as they form part of a larger national group.

Mr Electric Northumberland and The Borders covers an area from the edge of north Tyneside up to Berwick-upon-Tweed and across Jedburgh. It is one of 43 Mr Electric franchises in the UK.