The Team

Expert People

The Morton Fairview’s management team has more than 45 years’ of experience in the electrical contracting sector with an in-depth understanding of providing cost efficient, professional and safe electrical solutions in domestic and commercial environments. We build long term relationships with our customers by delivering projects from small to large, simple to complex on time, within budget and with a guaranteed quality of workmanship.

Our engineers are selected and comprehensively trained to ensure a consistently high level of professionalism, attention to detail, quality of work and focus on customer service. We are always happy to provide references.

Matthew Barton – Managing Director

Matthew Barton began his career in the electrical contracting industry in 1989 as an apprentice electrician, employed by RTT Electrical Ltd. He progressed through his apprenticeship achieving passes with distinctions in City & Guilds 236 parts 1,2 & 3 and in June 1990 was awarded ECA Apprentice of the year for the South East of England.

Matthew completed his apprenticeship in March 1994 and quickly progressed in RTT by which time had rebranded as RTT Engineering Services PLC to cater for the recently established mechanical arm.
In 1995 Matthew was site supervisor at Gatwick Airport North & South Terminals where he was responsible for the smooth running of a major refurbishment of the electrical installations in the baggage hall areas.

In 1997 Matthew moved to the Maintenance & Special Projects division where he led the growth of the division. RTT Group changed ownership and went into liquidation in March 2006. Following its demise Matthew founded Morton Fairview Services Ltd and quickly grew the company based on a loyal customer base and recommendation.

Stephen Barton – Non Executive Director

Stephen has held a number of senior management positions since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1995. As UK Financial Controller of First Active plc from 1995 to 1997, he was a key member of a team which saw the financial assets double over a two year period through organic growth and acquisition. He was also involved in the sale of the company to Britannic Group plc.

He moved to Legal and General plc in 1997. Here his role as Head of Business Planning included the negotiation of financial packages to incentivise and support the expansion of tied agent businesses with the aim of driving divisional growth. Stephen was finance director of Destiny Wireless Limited during a period when the company grew from start up to a £5.5m turnover business and was exited in 2017.

Stephen now provides financial consultancy services to a number of start up and growing companies, providing scrutiny and challenge to their business plans and assisting with financing.

Bruce Gilchrist – Non Executive

Bruce’s father, Don Gilchrist, founded Morton Fairview in 1972 and built the company up to a leading local player in the sector. Bruce joined his father’s company in 1989 as trainee electrician. He progressed through his apprenticeship achieving City & Guilds 236 parts 1,2 & 3 and 2396 Inspection and Testing course.

Bruce worked on the tools for Morton Fairview for 14 years, learning all aspects of electrical works in domestic, industrial and commercial premises.

In 2004, Bruce became managing director of Morton Fairview and continued to build the company which had been established by his father, being loyal to its traditions of quality and customer service.

In 2017, after 45 years of the Gilchrist family providing electrical services, Bruce identified the value of joining the Barton Knight Group.

Bruce continues to be involved in the company as it enters a new and exciting stage of development.




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