A long established business

J Lister Electrical was established in 1973 by John and Judy Lister. In 2020 it became part of the Northern Bear group of companies.

Due to continuous improvements to our services and support from valued customers, we have benefited from steady growth and expansion and now employ over 30 people.

We are committed to maintaining high standards of workmanship and safety procedures and all our operatives have been carefully selected and trained to meet these standards. They are all full time employees and are not self employed.

Although our company is based in York, we operate in a large geographical area. Our services are offered for either domestic, commercial or industrial installations. All work carried out by us is in accordance with 18th Edition I.E.E. wiring regulations (BS7671), CDM regulations, Health & Safety at work act, and we will also adhere to any specific client requirements. Installation work is tested and certified using N.I.C.E.I.C. endorsed software and certificates.

All our operatives wear matching uniforms, comprising workwear bearing the company logo. The electricians assess the risks of small minor works and should it prove necessary, risk assessment forms, method statements and COSHH forms are submitted. Risk assessments are always carried out prior to work commencement on larger contracts by a senior member of staff.

We are members of the Safe Contractor Scheme, CHAS,  NICEIC, Constructionline & Safe Contractor.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.



Nigel Shorney - Managing Director
Nigel Shorney – Managing Director
Matthew Gabbitas - Contracts Director
Matthew Gabbitas – Contracts Director
Danny Clarkson - Estimator / Supervisor
Danny Clarkson – Estimator / Supervisor
David Payne - Estimator / Supervisor
David Payne – Estimator / Supervisor
Kevin Baxter - Fire Alarm Division Manager
Kevin Baxter – Fire Alarm Division Manager

Linda Bushell – Accounts Manager/Administrator 

Approved Electricians

Apprentice Electricians

CAD drawing operative 

Lee Tattersfield – Buyer

PAT tester 

Electrical Labourers 

Fire Alarm/ Emergency Light Tester 





Our client database is too large to list but here is a selection :-

National Trust
Samuel Smiths Old Brewery
York University
Marriott Hotels
Newby Hall
Grand Opera House
York Dungeons
Bishopthorpe Palace
Bootham School
British Library
Church Commission Trust

Contract Value – £42.50 to £2,000,000.00

Number of employees – 31


Highly qualified, experienced and reliable electrical contractors

01904 798 649