THE HISTORY BEHIND MARK ONE ELECTRICAL

Mark One Electrical is an Electrical Contracting Company based in Margaretting near Chelmsford, Essex.

We undertake all domestic, commercial and industrial electrical work.

No job is considered too small as we realise that for our business to grow, we need to develop our relationships with both new and old customers. A small job carried out quickly and efficiently often leads to more work and more recommendations.

In addition, we have the ability to carry out much larger projects and always welcome the opportunity to quote for such jobs.

Mark One Electrical is owned and run by Mark Elnaugh, who along with his family has a long history in Chelmsford's electrical industry.


Mark's great-grandfather AJ Elnaugh opened a shop in Baddow Road Chelmsford in 1911. Of course, this was before electricity was available and AJ made his living from selling radio spares and installing servant bell systems in country houses.

When electricity did become available, AJ moved on to selling electrical appliances and putting electrical wiring systems into houses.

Mark's grandfather Arthur Stanley Elnaugh worked for Elnaugh & Son Ltd (the company was incorporated in 1947) until his retirement in 1963.

However AJ passed the running of the company over to Mark's father, Neville Arthur Elnaugh.

During the 1950s the site in Baddow Road was re-developed to make the shop twice the size and provide a good base for the thriving enterprise.

Mark started work with the company in 1975 after leaving school and trained as an electrician. He took over the company on his father's retirement in 1991 and ran it successfully for the next 16 years. When he sold the company in 2007, he left a profitable enterprise firmly established with many local customers.

However, the plans of the new owner did not work out and the company closed for good in May 2013.

After taking a 2 year break from the electrical industry enforced by the sale agreement of Elnaugh & Son Ltd, Mark founded Mark One Electrical in 2009.

The new company is based on the same principles that made Elnaugh & Son Ltd such a success:

  • Good old fashioned customer service
  • Reliability
  • Honesty
  • Reasonable prices
  • Good advice

Contact Mark today to discuss your requirements in more detail.

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