Family-run Hiddlestone Electrics will soon celebrate 100 years in Subiaco. These local stalwarts of our business community were inducted into the Family Business Association’s Hall of Fame in 2016, in addition to being finalists in several recent Master Electricians Australia awards.
In 2015 the city named a laneway after the family, honouring four generations of Subiaco business operators. Howard Hiddlestone established Hiddlestone Electrics in 1920 and his younger brothers, Cec and Bert, joined the company in 1924.
Cec’s son Vern entered the business in 1956 and expanded it considerably, while simultaneously becoming a champion for the restoration of Rokeby Road buildings and shopfronts. Vern was heavily involved in the community and eventually served as a City of Subiaco councillor from 1999 to 2003. The local business is now run by Vern’s wife Kay and daughter Natalie.
For a true piece of local history, meet Natalie from Hiddlestone and #ShopLocalSubi.