A FAMILY-owned Port Douglas electrical business is shining a light on buying local.

BH Electrics has joined the Buy Douglas: Build Douglas campaign in a bid to support local businesses during the softer COVID-19 period.

Local business owners are fronting the Economic Recovery Group’s campaign in a bid to encourage people to support the sector during this challenging period.

Owner and qualified electrician, Brad Sims, said they were great supporters of local businesses.

“Shopping local is the “good oil” that keeps a small town turning,” he said.

“We employ local families, we find way to promote other local business to our clients and we support local sporting clubs.

“We firmly believe in shopping local wherever possible.”

BH Electrics provide 24/7 service to residential and commercial customers across a large area taking in Smithfield, North Cairns, Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Mossman, Cape Tribulation and north to Thursday Island.

Formerly known as Blake Henning Electrics, the business has been running for over 15 years, continually expanding its products and services to meet the growing needs of customers and business.

“It’s so wonderful to see people coming out of their homes and supporting businesses where they can,” Brad said.

“It’s brilliant to walk down the street and see COVID safe line ups at the bakeries and other local businesses and comparing stories of the different take away options.

“We have loved getting about on our bikes and seeing the bike paths busy with families. Port Douglas is such a beautiful town, we are grateful every day, to call it our home.”

Since buying the business in 2017, Brad and Leanne have already left their mark on the town, receiving awards for the Best Trade Services Business and Best Tradesperson at the Newsport 2019 Port Douglas Business Awards.

Brad said safety was his electricians’ highest priority.

“Our team are well versed in following safety procedures,” he said.

“During COVID 19 we have added the recommended guidelines and procedures to expand our safety steps so that our team, our clients and our community remain safe.

We are all facing these challenging times together and BH Electrics are here to help you in a COVID safe way.”

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