This family-owned business designs and makes high-quality lighting and was founded in 1989 by Peter Bowles, 57, who had previously worked as a Sheffield cutlery maker. The Oxfordshire company is the Conran Shop’s largest lighting supplier, and its products are sold in Liberty’s, John Lewis, The White Company and Heal’s. Its iconic lights are also found in many hotels and restaurants, including those of Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay in London. Charlie Bowles, 27, joined his father’s company in 2009 and is now responsible for design and sales. The lighting is manufactured in Britain and sold worldwide, with turnover reaching £6.1m last year.
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