About Cookson & Son Ltd

In 1976 Antony Cookson left school started work as an apprentice electrician, working for MIC Installations on Lenton Boulevard and attending Peoples College on Maid Marion Way to start and complete a 4 year electrical engineering course.

After 2 years Antony left MIC Installations and started work with Lumelec, working in Bakers Oven and Pork Farms shops but concentrating mainly on air conditioning installations and maintenance, also servicing air conditioning units in National Westminster Banks.

After a further 2 years Antony left Lumelec to work with his father in his building business carrying out numerous electrical rewires on domestic properties and hotels owned & run by his father.

After 8 years with his father Antony decided to start his own business & Cookson Electrical was established in 1988. Starting off by taking on small projects from kitchen alterations to rewires, till picking up contracts in 1989/1990 for shop fitting, working away from home the length and breadth of the country in shops such as Ciro Citterio, Debenhams, Early Learning Centre and shopping centre’s such as Meadow Hall, Sheffield.

In the early 1990’s the economy suffered an economic recession and Cookson Electrical suffered by losing the shop fitting contracts it had enjoyed & had to re-group and once again returned to the domestic electrical work that had provided it’s backbone in the early days.

Slowly building up a good customer base by word of mouth and recommendations Cookson Electrical has gone from strength to strength.

In July 1998 Cookson Electrical joined the Electrical Contractors Association and also became member of the JIB (Joint Industries Board).

In 1999 Antony Cookson & Cookson Electrical was joined by his son Adam Cookson. Adam started his electrical apprenticeship attending Loughborough College for 4 years, completing his apprenticeship in 2003.

In 2005 the Part ‘P’ Building Regulations came into force and Cookson & Son Ltd soon became Part ‘P’ Registered to allow self certification of all its own work.

Cookson & Son Ltd now carry out work in all sectors of commercial and industrial installations and have a large customer base which is continuously growing.

In 2010 Cookson & Son Ltd started to branch out into the gate automation sector and as that side of the business started to grow a new website was setup and we started to pick up business for gate automation, repairs, maintenance and new installations.

We now provide bespoke steel and timber gates, barriers and hydraulic bollards in the midlands area and have a data base that cover not only satisfied domestic property owners but schools, local councils, factories, warehouses and many blue chip companies.

By 2017 we now employ 4 full time electricians / gate engineers. Electrically trained to the latest regulations and also factory trained by CAME for the gate automation equipment that we use.

I’m (Antony) still here too, 42 years in the electrical business but now mainly office based. My son Adam is now my Project Manager and still on the tools when required, I also have my partner and fiancé Monique, she keeps my accounts in order two days a week

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

If we can be of any assistance please give us a call - 0115 982 7452

Antony Cookson