CFE Lighting announces senior appointments

CFE Lighting, the Barrowford-based LED lighting manufacturer, has made two senior appointments on the back of strong trading performance over the last 12 months.

Amanda Speight joins the company in the newly created role of national business development manager, and David Clews takes on the split role of general manager and North West area sales manager.

Amanda will manage a four-strong sales team and is responsible for generating and securing new business, managing key accounts, and driving product development and innovation. She brings 35 years’ experience to the role, having started out running the family business, Speights Lighting, before taking on senior industry roles at retailer Harrison Lighting and manufacturer Powerlite Fitzgerald Ltd.

David has operated within the lighting industry for 31 years at a number of manufacturers and has a wealth of experience delivering high-value lighting projects for a host of well-known brands, including retailer B&M and BAE Systems.

In his new role at CFE Lighting Ltd, he is responsible for the day-to-day management of the business and for developing and expanding the company’s product portfolio and securing new business in the North West, working closely with Amanda.

The appointments have been made as the business looks to build on double-digit growth over the last 12 months, fuelled by a customer base that includes a range of blue chip companies.

CFE Lighting, which was set up in 2015 by Chris Baldwin, managing director of Baldwin Engineering Holdings Group, recorded its highest-ever turnover of £1.1m over the most recent financial year.

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