About us

Delivering a responsive, high quality service for the last 60 years

Delivering a responsive, high quality service for the last 60 years
Founded in 1961, KBS has a long-established reputation with its clients as preferred electrical contractors. We have the knowledge and the commitment to carry out any type of project from traditional electrical installation and security through to data services, BMS and environmental systems.

We work throughout the UK providing electrical services to the varying requirements of our clients in the construction, retail, industrial and commercial sectors.

We have carried out installation works on a wide variety of different projects in recent years, including high-profile projects for national retailers in the supermarket and department store markets.

Our Ethos

We pride ourselves on our versatility, high standards of workmanship, loyal workforce, customer service and professionalism. We have an outstanding reputation and considerable goodwill with our clients.

Our clients demand and we deliver exceptionally high standards of workmanship, technical input, safety and commitment to programme targets and budgetary requirements.  Furthermore, our Directors and Managers give pro-active and hands-on support throughout the project and continue to provide guidance and information even after the contracts have been completed and final accounts settled.  As a result, a great trust between client and contractor has been built and we believe this is fundamental in cultivating long-term client relationships and repeat business.

All site staff carry CSCS cards and are qualified in their respective fields. We have qualified staff in the production of ‘As Fitted’ drawings using AutoCAD together with experienced administration staff for the production of accounts, estimating and job costing.

We are passionate about providing an excellent customer experience and maintaining the highest standards of workmanship.  We want our workforce to feel fully supported and our clients to benefit from the hands-on involvement of the Directors.

Perry & Daniel Robson


Company Timeline

K Boultbee Limited begins trading (later to become Keith Boultbee & Sons).  Based in Bootle, Merseyside and working mostly in the north of England.  Long term clients include John Lewis Partnership, dealing with all aspects of electrical installation.


Perry Robson becomes a qualified electrician


First Waitrose Project (Banstead)


Business expands into the south with a branch opening in Reading, Berkshire, trading as K.Boultbee (Southern)


Perry Robson joins the business as an electrician


100th Waitrose project (John Lewis Oxford Street)


Southern branch moves to Hampton, Middlesex


First Data Services installation


Northern and southern trading names merged to K.B.S. (Electrical Engineers) Ltd


CAD software implemented for all projects


KBS Electrical & Data Services formed after management buyout from Boultby family by Perry Robson and his then business partner


Relocation to Reading


Perry Robson acquires full ownership


Daniel Robson joins the business as a Director


All site operatives equipped with tablet computers


Move to new, larger offices in Wokingham


First WHSmith project (North Middlesex Hospital)


Rebrands as KBS, including launch of new website


I have found KBS to be reliable and a valued member of the construction delivery team.  We have many problems on sites and we rely on KBS as experts in finding solutions.

Gary Kind

Construction Programme Manager, John Lewis & Partners