A business owner is calling for electricians to help provide and fit generators after storm Arwen leaves thousands without power.

Machine repair business, Forest & Garden Ltd on The Old Weighbridge, Foundry Industrial Estate in Hexham, are trying to do their bit in helping those who are vulnerable after Storm Arwen.

Owner of the company, Gregor McArthur, of Hexham, believes it will help until power is restored in all Northumberland properties.

He said: "The main aim is to bridge the gap between waiting periods of the power being put back on.

"We want to help those who are vulnerable and elderly who has been affected by the storm."

Although the business is capable of heavy workload, they are worried about not having enough man power to help their cause.

Greggor said:"We are getting desperate as we have enough generators but not the man power to fit them.

"We are looking for qualified electricians and linesmen who are looking for work, can work long hours and in whatever weather.

"It can be in pairs for a two man team which is preferred for safety."

He adds: "We provide PPE and anyone needs a a van - we can provide but it would be helpful if they did have one."

If anyone is interested, please call Gregor on 07976839462