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Company overview

Established in York in 1820, Shouksmiths offer a full range of mechanical and electrical design and installation services for a wide range of clients in the public and private sector. In addition to this, we also offer maintenance, refrigeration and specialist contract services.

We deliver:

  • mechanical packages

  • plumbing packages

  • electrical packages

  • heating and air conditioning solutions

  • lead work projects

  • data solutions

  • green energy solutions including biomass and photo voltaic technology

  • small works projects

Seven generations on from when Joseph Shouksmith started the company, his descendants are still heavily involved with our operations and we are currently being led by Managing Director David Shouksmith. We pride itself on our strong family values and financial stability, and our culture of quality and delivering outstanding value for money is reflected in all that we do.

Our turnover is in the region of £12 million, and we employ more than 70 people. Their skills are the best in the industry and many have undertaken their apprenticeships with us. We work closely with all of our team to constantly develop their knowledge and capabilities.

Company history

The company was established in 1820 by Joseph Shouksmith (who became a Freeman of the City of York in 1806). In 1919 J H Shouksmith & Sons Ltd was formed, and became one of the first limited liability companies to operate in York.

Expansion began with new divisions being added, including Turner & Pritchard Ltd in Gloucester in 1966 and H Morfitt & Son Ltd of Leeds in 1976, further strengthening our commercial and industrial mechanical capability.

In 1985, Briggs & Hunt of Worksop was acquired (which is now Shouksmiths Sheffield) and in 1996 the company restructured, with all former subsidiaries becoming trading divisions of J H Shouksmith & Sons Ltd.

In 1998, Morfitts formed a new Electrical Division, and in 2006 Shouksmiths acquired Keda Plumbing Company Ltd in Bolton, giving the company a presence in the North West.

In 2010 expansion continued with the acquisition of KLG Refrigeration to create Shouksmiths’ Refrigeration Division, enabling the company to offer an in-house refrigeration capability to serve its wide client base in the commercial, industrial and domestic sectors.

Morfitts Maintenance Services and Shouksmiths Refrigeration Division were brought together to create a new streamlined service - Shouksmiths Maintenance and Refrigeration Division, which operates from Leeds.

The company works nationally for clients its operational bases in York and Leeds.

Throughout our history, we have always had extensive family involvement. We are proud to say that our current Group Chairman is Richard Shouksmith, his sons David and Edward are Managing Director and Commercial Director respectively and the board draws on the experience and skills of several family members.  As the seventh generation of Shouksmiths to be involved with the business, David and Edward are now responsible for taking the company forward and continuing to develop the business to meet market demand.

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