Ideal Electrical Solutions (UK) Ltd
0131 258 2750

About Ideal Electrical Solutions

Welcome to IES, A multi award winning company. Dedicated to excellence and innovation making us one of the most successful Electrical Contractors in Scotland.

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Edinburgh Best Rated Electricians

From our city centre office in Edinburgh our team are experts and on hand with industry leading knowledge & expertise ready to deliver our renowned customer service to our clients.

Our collective strength lies in the dedication and expertise of our team, who are completely committed to the core principles of IES. Every member plays a vital role in achieving excellence, ensuring their best service and remarkable outcomes in every project we undertake, regardless of its scale.

We are committed to ongoing improvement


Pricing, Timescale. Two of the most important requirements for our clients. These are delivered from the first meeting with the upfront professional honesty that has won us multiple awards.


Our highstreet office is fully staffed with all areas covered to give our clients the back up and reliability that is industry leading, just call us and we will be there to help.

Fully Insured & Qualified

All IES engineers are class leaders in there field with our SELECT backed training programme giving all our clients Fully Insured & Qualified Engineers on each project.

Award Winning

Through our passion, innovation and dedication we are a proud multi-award winning company. From customer service, marketing and training programmes our staff have been recognised for excellence in these areas & more.

Companies we work with:

Apex Hotels Logo.
Energy Saving Trust logo in white.
Edinburgh university logo.
Balfour Beatty logo.
Wolseley logo.
Forth one logo.
Ryden logo.
Build a rocket boy logo.

The Beginning of IES

The Journey from Electrician to Managing Director

By Mark Denholm, Managing Director of  IES.

My journey in the electrical industry is a testament to hard work, dedication, and the power of strong relationships. It all started at Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick, a renowned commercial electrical company. My time there was more than just a job; it was the foundation of my career. I gained invaluable experience and a deep well of knowledge, which has been instrumental in my professional growth.

But more importantly, it was about the people. The colleagues I met and worked with at Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick weren’t just co-workers; they became lifelong friends, a network of professionals who shared the same passion and dedication to the craft.

In 2011, I took a significant leap by leaving to start my own business, Ideal Electrical Solutions. This move was more than just a career change; it was a dive into the deep end of entrepreneurship. Starting IES wasn’t easy, but it was fueled by the skills, knowledge, and connections I had cultivated over the years.

Fast forward to today, and IES has grown into a medium-sized powerhouse in the electrical industry. Our team, comprising skilled electricians and dedicated office staff, has driven us to heights I once only dreamed of. We are not just a company; we are an award-winning entity, recognised multiple times by SELECT for our excellence in the field.

Our portfolio is diverse and impressive, featuring significant contracts like Edinburgh University and Tynecastle Football Stadium. These projects are not just jobs; they are symbols of our commitment to growing as a company.

Perhaps the most fulfilling aspect of our growth has been the opportunity to work with Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick again, this time as their exclusive electrical subcontractor in Scotland. This partnership is more than just business; it’s a full-circle moment that highlights the strength of lasting professional relationships.

Looking back on this journey, from a budding electrician to the Managing Director of a thriving company, I am filled with pride. Our success at IES is not just measured in contracts and awards, but in the relationships we’ve built, the community we’ve supported, and the team that stands with us. It’s a reminder that with the right foundation, a strong network, and unwavering commitment, any dream is achievable.

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