Cottrell Electrical Services
Industrial Commercial Domestic & Security
tel: 0151 733 5100
fax: 0151 734 4457

About Cottrell Services

Company Background

Established in 1936, Walter Cottrell, the founder of the company ran the business with a single van. Ernie Perez started as an apprentice to Walter Cottrell in the early 1950's and in 1958 bought the business on a gentleman's agreement from Wally, which was formalised some years later. From these humble beginnings, Ernie has developed the company into the reputable electrical contracting company in the Merseyside area. Whilst enduring some difficult times the company now boasts a fleet of 30 vehicles and over 40 staff with a management team comprising of Mr Perez's three sons who are directors of the company.

Also offering 24-hour emergency cover 365 days a year throughout the North West area. Out of our normal office working hours ( 08.00 - 18.00hrs ) telephone services are automatically diverted to our engineers who can provide you with the service you require, or answer any queries you may have.

Mission Statement

"We will always endeavour to aspire to the challenges ahead by remaining abreast of current developments in our industry to enable us to serve our customers in the best and most economical way. We will achieve this through the provision of resources and training of our staff and the development of partnerships with customers so that we can maintain a sustainable future"

Company Values

Our Customers & Partners:

Our customers are our business. We work in teams and partnerships to meet their needs.


We champion the desire to improve and encourage learning, innovation, risk assessment and awareness


We act with honesty, integrity and humanity in all our dealings.

Principle & Quality:

We are effective, efficient and strive for excellence in all that we do.

Financing Our Work:

We maximise our profit potential so that we can invest and grow the business for the benefit of all concerned.

Equal Opportunity:

We, as far as practicable, ensure that our staff are protected according to our Equal Opportunity policy.

Products & Services

The company's core business is electrical contracting serving a wide range of customers, which include:

  • Housing Associations
  • Local Authorities
  • Schools, Colleges & Universities
  • Commercial Business & New Build Projects
  • Domestic Residences
  • Government Agencies
  • Other Commercial & Industrial High Profile Companies