SME Export Track 100

Founded as an antiques shop on Blackpool’s promenade by Reg and Kay Chelsom in 1947, this speciality lighting business is now run by their son Robert, 64 and grandson Will, 36. It designs and makes decorative light fixtures for hotels, restaurants and cruise ships; clients include the Mandarin Oriental and Hilton hotels and Royal Caribbean cruises. With strong growth across North America, the Middle East and Europe, international sales topped £5m in 2016.

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Company details
ActivityLighting manufacturer
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa52.13%
International sales £000s5,005
Total sales £000s11,437

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