Drewlec Electrical Services, part of the renowned Drewitt Group in Bournemouth, is celebrating 50 years in business.

Since 1964, the firm has provided electrical services to commercial clients across Dorset, Hampshire and southern central England. Drewlec expanded and developed its expertise in the early 1990’s by adding the installation and maintenance of fire alarm and emergency lighting systems to its offering.

Drewlec has recently completed the installation of a brand new fire alarm system in Poole’s Forest Holme Hospice. Other clients include Hedge End Retail Park in Southampton and Sibbett Gregory.

To help celebrate its anniversary Drewlec is sponsoring the Bournemouth Hospital Charity and Macmillan Caring Locally ‘Light up the Prom’ event on Friday October 24 at Bournemouth Pier.

The Drewitt Group was founded in 1877 and combines Drewlec Electrical Services, Drewsons Building Maintenance and Drewsons Plumbing and Heating Services.

The company launched when Charles Henry Drewitt started a building business in New Malden, Surrey. His son Charles James Drewitt, known as James, moved to Bournemouth in 1911 where he established Drewitts.

The Drewitt Group is now run jointly by brother and sister Richard and Gillian Drewitt. Gillian said: “Fifty years is a fantastic milestone for Drewlec and we are proud of what we have achieved in that time. We pride ourselves on providing a high quality service and we are lucky to have had a dedicated and skilled workforce to represent our business.

“The Drewitt Group’s origins are firmly rooted in the construction industry but for the past 30 years we have switched the focus of the business from construction to electrical and fire alarm services, building maintenance, repair and refurbishment and more recently plumbing and heating services.  We now work closely with facilities managers, architects and surveyors to provide a co-ordinated service.”

Drewlec is accredited by the Electrical Contractors Association, NICEIC, BAFE and the Fire and Security Association.  Drewlec can install and service all types of fire alarm systems and is an approved contractor for Autronica Fire alarms.