About Us

Proudly independent and fiercely competitive

Nailsea Electrical is the largest independent retailer of electrical appliances in Bristol.

The company was first established by Peter Gilks as a retail shop in Nailsea just outside Bristol in 1982. A few years later, Peter opened a second shop in Bristol on the Gloucester Road and in 1988 was crowned HTV’s Young Businessman of the Year.

Nailsea Electrical is still family-owned but now run by Peter's son Ben, who won Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013. In a prestigious 9,000 square foot showroom with a warehouse on site on the Gloucester Road. The 32 members of staff at Nailsea Electrical all work together to keep the business improving year on year.


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  • Family Business of the Year 2011 - The Evening Post Awards 2011
  • Domestic Appliance Showroom of the Year Finalist - The ERT Awards 2011
  • Best Large Independent Retailer of Domestic Appliances 2012
  • The independent Business Awards 2012
  • Innovation of the Year 2012 - The Post Awards 2012
  • Customer Service Award 2012 - The Post Awards 2012
  • Finalist of Family Business of the Year 2013 - The Post Business Awards 2013
  • Young Entrepreneur Winner 2013 - The Post Business Awards 2013
  • Best Independent Retailer Award 2013 - The Independent Business Awards 2013
  • Young Business Person of the Year Finalist - Western Daily Press Awards 2014
  • Domestic Appliance Retailer of the Year Finalist - The ERT Awards 2014
  • Winner of Domestic Appliance Showroom of the Year - The ERT Awards 2014
  • Best Independent Retailer of the Year - The Business Post Awards 2015

Nailsea Electrical offers a unique customer experience

We match or beat any Internet price.

The UK’s first interactive built in appliance showroom with over 300 fully working state-of-the-art models from the world’s top designers for you to touch, feel and try before you make your final choice

Over 1,000 freestanding and built in appliances on display, including the largest selection of range cookers in the South West

Regular cookery demonstrations from celebrity chefs in store.

Their own Delivery and installation team for all freestanding and built in appliances

Expert Advice and friendly service

95% of customers are from personal referrals or repeat business

A strong commitment to minimising environmental impact by highlighting 'Greener' appliances, providing the fullest information on all products and offering a 'collect and recycle' service for customers' old appliances

Proudly independent, and fiercely competitive.


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102 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8BN, UK