'Large enough to cope small enough to care'

About Us

Our History

There is a reason why we have been ‘in the business’, serving customers across the UK, for over 60 years.

Throughout our tenure we have never lost sight of the importance of completing a project on time, safely, within budget and to the highest possible standard. It is why we have earned a solid reputation as a trusted partner. We consistently and confidently provide a high quality and dependable service to our customers, nationally.

We are also a great team, and it is that team experience that continues to drive our professionalism, dedication and high standard of workmanship in all that we do, because we do it together.

Where others may look for shortcuts, we pride ourselves on using our experience to come up with innovative solutions and sensible approaches, that maintain high standards and deal with problems more effectively.

Our dedicated team provide Electrical and Mechanical services, with in-house design and maintenance packages. Reducing risk and streamlining services, enabling our customers to choose the services they require from the people they trust the most.

This is why we are proudly contracted to work on NHS sites, in schools, care homes and even military bases.

Why Choose Us

Our clients benefit from our experience. Since 1962, Gilks has evolved into a well-structured and innovative organisation.

We have become known for providing an unrivalled level of service to our customers, with extensive practical knowledge in providing value-engineered solutions, driven by financial cost and environmental impact.

We always undertake rigorous inspections on all works to ensure technical compliance with relevant national standards across all aspects – design procedures, installation, inspection, test and documentation. Our attention to detail and emphasis on exceeding customer expectations is at the heart of all we do.


NIC EIC Approved Contractor
BAFE Accredited
Chas Accreditation
Constructionline Certification
Gas Safe Registered
JIB Member
NQA ISO 9001 Quality Management
NQA ISO 45001 Health and safety management
NQA ISO 14001 Environmental Management
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Our latest News

Gilks providing Electrical and Mechanical Services across NHS hospitals
4th Apr, 2024 Blog
Maintaining vital services that save lives everyday

Supporting the Smooth Running of Hospitals The crucial services every hospital provides relies on a host of amazing staff,...

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Derby Bus Station Revamp
22nd Mar, 2024 Electrical Installations
Derby Bus Station Revamp

Redeveloping Derby City Centre With the commitment of Derby City Council to futureproof the city’s high street, a £15m...

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Palmerston School redevelopment
13th Mar, 2024 Electrical Installations
Redevelopment of SEN Liverpool Schools

With many years’ experience, working in the Education sector, Gilks were awarded the electrical and mechanical engineering element by...

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Careers With Gilks

A career with Gilks is two-way relationship: we reward hardworking and talented people.

With extensive training and development programmes, we know it is our responsibility to maintain a high level of expertise within our workforce. Our low staff turnover demonstrates how we value each employee as an individual, however we are not ones to rest on our laurels and continue to invest and recruit new and experienced talent to support our growth and that of our customers.

We also offer Electrical & Mechanical apprenticeships, delivered in partnership with local colleges and reputable training organisations. Our apprentices have continued to be employed by the company and are encouraged to pursue their career ambitions through us.

Interested in working for Gilks?

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