Zeta Specialist Lighting is starting the New Year on a high. The Bicester-based developer and manufacturer of solar powered and LED lighting systems has a packed order book and has achieved a record monthly turnover for January 2015 that is 500% up on the previous year.
Recent new business wins include fitting energy-efficient LEDs into the subways in Leeds, Burnley and Nottingham city centres; a retro-fit of over 1,000 bollards in Nottingham which are now illuminated with solar-powered LEDs, and equipping Bellisha Beacon poles across Leeds city centre with energy and eco-saving LEDs. The company is also working on a number of other projects with the Local Authorities in all three cities.
2014, Zeta’s 25th year in business was a significant one for the company; it invested £3.5 million in its infrastructure and people, a move designed to support an aggressive growth plan which is targeting a five-fold increase in size in three years.
The investment enabled the company to make substantial improvements to its Bicester head office, including building a new LED production facility; supporting the company’s plans to further expand its offering and speed up production across the board. In addition Zeta recruited an additional eleven staff across its customer service, marketing, sales and production departments, appointed a new management accountant and technical lighting designer, and has plans in place that will see a further twenty jobs created this year.
Sales and Marketing Director Adrian Dennis said: “At the start of last year, we had a clear strategic plan for growth and a commitment to establishing an even stronger presence within commercial, retail and industrial settings, as well as driving our expansion into new sectors and new markets.
“As a team we have secured some significant successes within both existing markets and in new areas such as education and sign making for example,” he added.
The company has recently completed projects for LED lighting in Banbury & Bicester College and solar powered lighting solutions at The Cooper School; worked jointly with The IS Group on flagship solar powered LED wayfinding and signage solutions at The Pier Head Liverpool and Liverpool ONE, the city’s premier shopping destination; as well as providing a customised signage solution for West Midlands-based Hartlebury Trading Estate in partnership with its client NM Signs.
“January is going to be a busy month – it’s our best ever in terms of turnover and in addition we are working on a number of new and exciting proposals. Last year saw us increase both in size and turnover beyond our initial projections and we are quietly confident that we will beat our projected targets for 2015,” Dennis added.