Our History

At James + Giles, we work with architects and interior designers to enhance spaces by seamlessly integrating technology.

We are one of the UK's leading technology companies working on both private and commercial projects across Europe. 

We were founded in 2006 by Giles Sutton, a Sound Technology graduate of Paul McCartney’s prestigious Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA). Two years later, we joined our industry association CEDIA and our first major project – an apartment in Clerkenwell – received a number of prestigious awards, including ‘Best Integrated Home’. Several international projects followed, including a large royal family residence in Madrid, which at the time of installation, was the largest Control4 installation in Europe.

We also began to grow our commercial portfolio in 2010 with our first boutique hotel installation as well as the headquarters of a global market research company. A couple of years later we moved into a dedicated studio and demonstration facility in the design hub of Clerkenwell, London. Our demo room is now open to both clients and architects offering an opportunity to view, interact and play with the technology on offer.

We continue to win awards for our design and installations, including ‘Best Whole Home Installation Over £60k’ at the 2012 European Control4 Awards and the ‘Most Innovative Use of Control4’ the following year. We are the first company outside of the US to win a prestigious Electronic House award. The CEDIA Awards also awarded us in their ‘Best Integrated Home under £100k’ in 2014 for our energy-efficient BREEAM Home project



Who We Are

The Team

Our team share the same excitement and passion for technology, and everyone is dedicated to delivering the highest quality systems and service for our clients. Working in such a fast moving field means the team are constantly developing their knowledge and skills through training – particularly in the field of emerging technologies.

Awards

  • 2008 Crestron Integration Awards

    ‘Best Integrated Home’- Highly Commended

  • 2008 CEDIA EMEA Awards

    ‘Best Integrated Home Under £100k’ Highly Commended

  • 2012 Control4 Awards

    ‘Whole Home Installation Over £60k’ Winner

  • 2014 Control4 Awards

    ‘Most Innovative Control4 Project’ Winner

  • 2014 CEDIA EMEA Awards

    ‘Best Energy Management Solution’ Finalist

  • 2014 CEDIA EMEA Awards

    ‘Best Integrated Home Under £100k’ Winner

  • 2015 Electronic House Home Of The Year Awards

    Best Multipurpose Room – GOLD Winner

Testimonials

Since we began in 2006, we have had the privilege of working on some incredible projects in both the private and commercial sectors. Here are just a few words of reflection from our clients.