DRA PAT Testing is owned by Richard Ayre, Director for DRA Solutions limitedI am Richard Ayre, when I started the business way back in 2009 I never intended it to become the biggest PAT company, nor the best, as who can prove that anyway. I wanted to become a company that was respected by its peers and recommended by its clients; I think I have achieved both of those. 

It is important to me that we continue to do both. We also want to achieve success by becoming the most well known local PAT testing company in North Tyneside, which is our immediate local area, Newcastle upon Tyne and Northumberland. 

We’re a small company; independent and don’t work on a national scale – we specialise in portable appliance testing giving our clients peace of mind that they’re in safe hands. Despite being small we’re more than capable of taking on large jobs but we know our limitations – 

1 item is enough to get us to come out to you, and the most we tend to consider is around 5,000 on one site; although we do have a couple of clients with more than that across multiple sites. 

We also provide other electrical testing services through carefully vetted partners whom we have worked with for many years. 

I am Richard Ayre; I have been a professional PAT engineer since 2009; qualified by City & Guilds and BPEC for electrical work and inspection and testing and trained by the PAT testing Expert.

My other roles include being the Operations Director for the PAT Testing Network (a national networking organisation) and CEO of the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association. 

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Call me on 07897240878 or email richard@draelectricals.co.uk