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My First Blog

Wow, this isn’t what I expected when I decided to be a sparky, funny how the modern world works sometimes.

First of all, I hope you had a great Christmas and happy New Year to you. I really do love Christmas, but when January comes, I have to say, I’m ready to get back to work and get stuck in.

Secondly, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Ashley Boxall, I’m 29 years old, and a born and bred Sheffielder. I’ve been an electrician for eight years, three years ago I decided to set my own business up.  Progressive Electrical Solutions was founded in 2010 and I’ve been busy fixing and installing Sheffield’s electrics ever since.

If you were to plot a tradesman’s finances on a graph you would see peaks and troughs that near perfectly follow the UK’s financial situation. It was during a quiet January in the middle of a recession when someone said to me, “You need a website, everyone uses the internet these days!” They were right, nearly everyone is using the net these days so I thought why not, how hard can it be.

Well it turned out to be a lot harder than I thought, but after six months of hard work, my design and content was complete, all I had to do now was build the bloody thing, enter fantastic little brother (and web developer) Adam.     

Adam and I worked tirelessly to create, and I have to say it was well worth the effort. I am really pleased with the site, how it looks, the content available to my customers, and the professionalism it brings to my company image.

However, the greatest part of all is the fantastic opportunity it gives me to communicate with my customers via the media of blogging.  In a blog, I can relay advice and information, give updates on the latest electrical news, and present images and case studies of recent work.

I am looking forward to exploiting this new opportunity. Expect regular blogs involving all of the above, and a whole lot more. I hope my readers get involved too, by submitting feedback, comments and discussions, see below. 

I hope this article has whet your appetite for what’s to come in my upcoming blogs. I guarantee you will find future posts enjoyable, and informative in equal measure.

Thanks for reading, speak again soon. 

Ashley Boxall
Progressive Electrical Solutions