Zeta Specialist Lighting, the Bicester-based innovative developer and manufacturer of LED and solar powered lighting solutions has announced a number of new appointments.
The firm has recruited an additional five members of staff across its sales, marketing, customer service and manufacturing departments; bringing the total number of new jobs created this year to eleven.
Mark Owen and Paul Brooks join Zeta’s sales team as Account Managers. Both are experienced sales professionals. Mark has a strong heritage in LED and solar lighting solutions and has worked with several leading brands in the industry, he joins Zeta from Solinium Renewable Ltd. Paul also has extensive experience in the internal/external lighting and electrical sector, and brings with him expert knowledge of the wholesale and distribution sectors in particular.
Zeta has also appointed two new Apprentices. Eliza Lewis has joined as Marketing Apprentice, supporting Marketing Manager Alison Preston in shaping and driving marketing strategy to support Zeta’s growth plans. And Daniel James has been recruited as an Engineering Apprentice, working within Zeta’s newly upgraded in-house manufacturing facility. The fifth new staff member is Customer Service Adviser Matt Ingram, who joins Zeta from the Virgin Active chain of health clubs.
Adrian Dennis, Sales and Marketing Director said: “2014 is Zeta’s 25th anniversary year and we are investing £3.5 million in our infrastructure and our people. The five new recruits will be instrumental in facilitating future product development and expansion into new markets that will enable us to meet our targeted five-fold increase in size in three years.”
These new appointments form a key part of Zeta’s growth plans – the company has doubled in size over the past six months and expects to double again in the next year. On top of the eleven new starters already in post, Zeta intends to create a further twenty jobs.
Earlier this year the company upgraded its UK Head Office, building a new LED manufacturing facility – the only one of its kind outside of Asia, a move that is enabling the firm to reshore much of the production currently carried out in the Far East back to the UK.