Aspect Electrical Services

Scott Harris set up Aspect Electrical in 2008. It is based in Hainault, Essex as it’s his hometown and where he grew up.

Another reason for being in Hainault is that Scott’s a family man and needs to be close to his two daughters as they grow up.

Scott has 15 years of experience as an electrician and started off in an apprenticeship for three years before becoming a fully qualified professional.

Throughout his career he’s worked on projects of all kinds and he built up his experience this way. After working for many other companies he decided to go it alone seven years ago. Scott says he enjoyed talking to the clients and decided it was time to start his own.

Aspect provides a full range of electrical services: from domestic to commercial properties. No job is too small or large and he has fitted out extensions, whole houses, shops and large office buildings. 

The area the company covers really is nationwide and he has had jobs as far afield as in Birmingham and Brighton. With such big projects on such a wide area, luckily he has three other trained electricians in his team.

However, Scott feels that his most important customers are the ones in Essex who keep coming for his extensive experience and great service.

Tel: 07804 650894


David McHardy Family Mediation

David McHardy started DM Mediation in 2011 in our local area of Woodford Green in order to offer professional mediation services to separating couples in the local area rather than having to go to Central London.

David has extensive mediation experience. Couples who come to him benefit from a personable, friendly approach enhanced by his many years of experience in dealing with family issues.

David has been a Family lawyer for 37 years and is now a Consultant having been Chair of Resolution, the largest national association of Family lawyers.  He continues since 1995 as a Deputy District Judge at the Principal Registry of the Family Division in 1995. Having qualified as a Mediator in 2000, David is a member of Mediation Associates, a select group of London-based practitioners and Family Mediators in Action (FAMIA).

As an Authorised Mediator, David can undertake Information and Assessment meetings (MIAM) for separating couples to see if they can calmly discuss issues so that they have a less stressful environment in order to meet and reach agreement.

As an Accredited Mediator David will help to guide the parties towards reaching mutual resolution on financial arrangements, division of property, arrangements for the children as well as separation and relationship issues. 

Despite the growing importance of mediation for many couples, there still aren’t many Accredited and Authorised Mediators locally. David knows he offers great service in the Woodford Green area and welcomes enquiries.

1-2 Johnston Rd, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 0XA

Tel: 02085060589


Kashmir Food Stores

Fiaz had been brought up in the family business and would eventually take over Kashmir Food Stores when it relocated in 2009.

When his father had owned it, the company was based in Ilford, but Fiaz saw an opportunity to open a new type of intercontinental store in Gants Hill where he lived with his family.

There was a growing population of Asian’s in the area and the store was established to target this market. But Fiaz also says that his store was all about breaking from the older traditions of his father and starting a totally new type of store, with new product lines for a modern market.

The store sells a wide range of Asian spices and many other cooking items and it seems to be a recipe for success. The company has been very busy and the staff at the store has grown to nine.

Due to such demand Fiaz has recently opened a second Kashmir Food Store outlet in Hainault and it’s replicating the success of the Gants Hill stores.

Naturally, the ambitious Fiaz is looking to add a third store and beyond. So who knows where this expansion will end?

705-707 Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill, Essex IG2 6RJ Tel: 020 8551 0042

47 New North Road, Hainault, Essex IG6 2UE Tel: 020 8500 4951


Zero Dry Time

Sean Drury set up his Zero Dry Time franchise 15 months ago and has been going from strength-to-strength since. It’s located in Hornchurch in East London but draws clients from around London and the Essex region.

He works across residential and commercial projects and offers dry cleaning of carpets, upholstery, soft furnishings, tiles and grout; as well as cleaning leather, restoring wooden floors and carpet maintenance programs.

As a franchisee, Sean is part of a nationwide Zero Dry Time network so all the services, machines and products he uses have had years of testing. He’s also a fully trained professional after an intensive five-week course before starting the business.

His is a unique service in the East London/Essex area as he’s one of only two franchisees in London – so no wonder he’s so busy.

Sean says that, “The USP for our services is it leaves the carpets, leather and upholstery completely clean and dry, so it’s ready for immediate use.”

By not using water there are no colour runs and no damp or mould left in the items being cleaned. It’s also an eco-friendly method, as there are no toxic substances that might harm children and pets.

Meanwhile, Sean’s clients range from small residential flats to a large projects like the Shard in London and he gets lots of business from letting agents needing properties cleaned.

Tel: 01708 918120


By Ben Sneath