Robert Buckland QC MP attended one of Swindon’s fastest growing companies, Fundamentals Ltd, to open their new offices and to give a speech on Friday 7 October, in which he described the company as ‘vital to Swindon’s economy.’
Based at Hillmead’s Enterprise Park, Fundamentals is, in a nutshell, helping to keep the lights on. The Electrical Power Engineering Company is dedicated to bringing modern voltage-control solutions to electrical power grids in the UK and worldwide. Furthermore, Fundamentals is the only electrical engineering company in the UK to offer an end-to-end service, from consultancy, design and installation through to maintenance and ongoing support for the health and performance of the grid.
The family-owned independent British company, headed up by Dr Jon Hiscock, quickly outgrew their former office, also in Hillmead, and moved across the road to a bigger facility to house their rapid growth.
With more than 22-years of extensive sector experience in the energy sector, Fundamentals has developed an unrivalled reputation for engineering excellence. With a focus on innovation, quality engineering and delivery to its customers, the company is undergoing impressive growth rates and has set some ambitious targets for the future. By 2020 Fundamentals plans to triple its size which is great news for Swindon and its economy.
“We’re currently experiencing a large recruitment drive and fast becoming a medium-sized company,” said Managing Director Jon Hiscock.
“We have created 40 jobs since moving to Swindon in 2012 and expect to add up to another 70 by 2020. Plus, we’re always on the lookout for new apprentices with an interest in an engineering career.”
As Robert Buckland said in his speech:
“Companies such as Fundamentals are vital for Swindon’s economy. Especially with the growing importance of taking on apprentices as well as creating more jobs for the local economy.”
Fundamentals has been working on some large contracts with customers that include RWE (also Swindon-based), UK Power Networks and Western Power Distribution to name a few. With ever-increasing levels of renewable energy, Fundamentals offers, and continues to develop, innovative solutions for the realisation of the low carbon network.