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Our mission is to provide competent, conscientious and competitively priced services relating to all aspects of electrical installations, whilst constantly evolving to strengthen our position within the renewable energy sector.
Derry Shaw - Owner
Derry Shaw - Owner
'A trusted advisor with a genuine interest in renewable energies, sustainability and innovation. Passionate about partnering with clients to provide solutions relating to all things electrical'
Way before I even left school, my practical skills were already being put to work, especially during the holidays and weekends, when I would regularly accompany my Father at work.
If we weren’t spraying Hiab's on articulated lorry's or the chassis on F10 Volvo's in Drayton Park London, we would be building horse boxes or refrigerated box trailers in Waltham Cross. Or, perhaps welding under-run bars on 40-foot trailers or replacing wiring looms in a burnt-out Ford Cargo, in Welwyn Garden City.
I continued working with my father long after leaving school. Our work continued to be paint spraying, coach-building and accident repairs. I then decided to have a change and worked in office-based and Field sales roles, for a variety of companies, over the next few years.
In February 2003 I'd decided that driving up and down the country, cold calling and working out of a windowless office on Tilbury docks just wasn't for me. So, I decided to set up as a sole trader and be my own boss and as a result, Shawcan Building Services was established.
I initially carried out basic property maintenance but it wasn't long before I was working on quite extensive building projects such as loft conversions, extensions and refurbishments, along with fire and flood restoration for insurance companies and maintenance for quite a number of key letting agents, predominantly covering Hertfordshire and London.
I am pleased to say that I have never looked back and self-employment definitely suits me. I have absolutely loved helping people create and maintain great homes. I also enjoy being the problem solver and the first point of call.
I've always had an interest in and wanted to be involved with, renewables and contribute to a sustainable future. Over the last couple of years Tesla and Elon Musk have been a real inspiration to me.
I have successfully re-trained to be a self-certifying Electrician and the company name has now evolved to become Shawcan Energy Solutions.
With ongoing training and further accreditations, I intend to add solar installations and battery storage to the range of services offered. I'm also very interested in heat pump technology and water bore holes.
My vision is that we will be a successful company who can offer real solutions for off grid development and energy efficiency.
As we move forward into the age of the pro-sumer and electric vehicles, I am keen to partner with customers, manufactures, suppliers and contractors that want to come on my journey with me.
As with all businesses, successful case studies are very important to me. If you have a project that you want to discuss but don't know where to start, start by contacting me. We can discuss your requirements and I will explore options and offerings for you. We can offer discounts when we are looking for case studies in specific areas.
I commit to offering a very high standard of work and look forward to hearing from you.