Company | Posted by Judy Zhou on Wednesday 07 October 2015
This followed our double win at the East Midlands Regional Awards and marked a remarkable year in which we have delivered a string of high-profile projects both home and abroad, developing creative lighting solutions for many of the world's biggest brands in the hospitality market. In addition to the sales growth, we have also made significant investment in our manufacturing and design facilities, further cementing our position as the UK's leading bespoke decorative lighting supplier.
Here's our award journey.
Northern Lights has scooped two top accolades at this year’s Derbyshire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards – winning both Exporter of the Year and High Growth Business of the Year and went on to win the wider regional competition in the East Midlands, beating off winners from Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.
The prestigious awards were announced at a gala dinner in the Roundhouse Derby which has been attended by more than 200 leading business figures across the county.
Accepting the winner’s trophy, John Fleming Director said: ‘It is an incredible moment. From the very first day of Northern Lights, we always aimed to be the best – the best in the county, the best in the country and the best in the market. We are developing complicated lighting schemes and competing globally now, but the core values of the company have never changed – to listen to our customers, to be innovative, to push the limits of design as far as we can.’
The wins marked a phenomenal year for Northern Lights. We have achieved record sales, delivering a string of high-profile projects worldwide for brands such as Premier Inn, Costa, Hilton, Grand Hyatt, Jamie’s Italian and Pizza Express. After significant investment in production and the successful implementation of lean manufacturing principles, we now have one of the largest and most efficient bespoke decorative lighting factories in the UK with a thriving workforce.
‘I want to thank all our customers. We would not have won without your trust and support. You are our constant inspiration.’ John said, ‘Thank you to all our employees. These awards are a recognition of all your hard work, professionalism and dedication.’
After winning the Derbyshire awards, Northern Lights went on to win the East Midlands awards in both categories, beating off competition from Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire – the only company have won two regional awards. We will now represent the East Midlands at the National Awards ceremony in London in November. Watch this space!