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August 20th 2015

Gemma Lighting Production Operative cycles in Memory of his late Nephew

Shaun Lyons one of Gemma’s Production Operatives will be cycling Friday 21st August with Drift IT around the Isle of Wight in remembrance of his Nephew Lewis who sadly lost his life suddenly.

It was Shaun Lyons Charity Bike Rideoriginally planned to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the company and to raise money for the Charity Cash for Kids. However in June Drift IT employee and friend Lewis Colbourne, 34, unexpectedly passed away from a brain hemorrhage. Lewis was a big influence and major part of the Drift IT team. As Lewis was an avid cyclist it was decided that the ride will now take place in his honour.

Drift IT have asked Shaun to take the place of Lewis who will be riding in honour of his Nephew by riding 64.6miles around the Isle of Wight on Lewis’s bicycle. From everyone here at Gemma Lighting we would like to wish Shaun and the rest of the Drift IT team all the best with their ride tomorrow.

Cash for Kids is a Charity who respond to the needs of children in our communities so they can live life to the full and realise their individual potential. If you would like to make a donation please visit the Drift IT just giving page here.

August 13th 2015

A Year of innovation for Gemma Lighting

Craig Manuel, Gemma Lighting Managing DirectorThis year has been another fantastic year for us with UK sales up by 30%, and the expansion of our presence in 4 additional countries with distribution agreements firmly in place. During the year we have invested heavily within our R&D department appointing a new R&D Manager and investing £150,000 in a new test laboratory and equipment.

The future is looking bright for Gemma Lighting as we continue our strong position within the market and grow with the launch of an exciting new product range....ssh top secret.

On behalf of us all at Gemma Lighting we would like to thank our customers for their continued commitment to supporting UK manufacturing.

August 4th 2015

Gemma Lighting is pleased to launch the new Portchester

lED Wall Pack Circular PortchesterGemma lighting is proud to introduce the new edition to the car parking lighting range the Portchester.

The Portchester LED wall pack combines years of energy saving and maintenance-free operation with unique circular design. Ideal applications for the Portchester would be hospitals, car parks, schools, hotels, walkways and stairwells, all those places with limited floor space and for something that is of a high quality.

The Portchester is a die-cast aluminium fixture and has a strong polycarbonate lens providing good levels of vandal resistance and a subtle diffused light.

Incorporating the latest in LED technology and offered with a range of stylish face style the Portchester LED wall pack is a popular choice for exterior lighting project.

  • Long life span > 35,000hrs
  • -20 > +40 Operating Temperature (Emergency 0 > +40)
  • Emergency, Microwave and Dali Options
  • Choice of stylish face styles
  • Recessed allen head screws
  • High Quality - UK Made
  • 3 Year Warranty

Find out more on the Portchester LED

Alternatively call and request a consultation with one of our friendly sales team. 08009 995201

July 20th 2015

Gemma Lighting welcomes Zoe Perkins as their new Marketing Manager.

Zoe Perkins, Gemma Lighting Marketing ManagerCraig Manuel, Managing Director of Gemma Lighting is pleased to welcome Zoe Perkins in her new role as Marketing Manager.

Zoe joins Gemma Lighting at an exciting stage in the company’s life with the growth and expansion plans for both the business and brand awareness within the industry.

Zoe will be responsible for Gemma’s marketing and communication plans ensuring the branding is at the forefront of everything we do to ensure maximum exposure and brand recognition. She will be working closely with the sales team to understand the market requirement and implementing strategies to assist the team with developing long term relationships.

Zoe has over 5 years experience within the marketing industry and has over 18 month experience within the lighting sector. She’s excited about the new challenge that lies ahead to develop the Gemma brand and increase awareness within the industry.

We would like to wish Zoe all the success in her new position.

June 15th 2015

Gemma Lighting are exhibiting at this year’s Professional Lighting Summit

Professional Lighting Summit Logo

Gemma Lighting are proud to announce their attendance at this year’s Professional lighting summit on 23rd – 24th September at the Queen Hotel in Chester.

The Professional Lighting Summit is the annual must-attend event for any lighting professional hosted by the institute of lighting professionals. The two full days include topical presentations from experts in all fields of lighting, combined with a comprehensive programme of interactive workshops.

This event meets the needs of today’s lighting community; the Summit is packed with CPD sessions, CPD workshops and a small exhibition within the networking and refreshment area.

Gemma Lighting will be on stand R with both Managing Director Craig Manuel and Sales Director Mark Major, there to welcome you and tell you more about our new product range!

If you would like to arrange a one to one consultation during or after the event please email Zoeperkins@gemmalighting.com or alternatively call her on 08448 565216.

May 28th 2015

Light Scene 2015

International Year of Light LogoGemma Lighting’s Sales Director Mark Major and Account Manager Charles Young exhibited at this month’s Light Scene exhibition hosted by the ILP at the Saints rugby ground in Northampton on Thursday 21st May.

The Exhibition was an excellent opportunity to showcase product to potential designers and consultant’s one of Gemma’s key target segments. In addition to this it provided the opportunity to undertake research as to what other lighting organisations were offer in the form of both products and services. This being important in order to keep innovative and stay ahead of the competition.

“It was an excellent day at the Saint’s Rugby ground, meeting with lots of potential clients who have some exciting projects in the pipeline. Along with having the chance to showcase our capabilities and increase Gemma Lightings brand within the industry. Thank you to everyone who came to see us on the day and we look forward to working with you in the future” Mark Major (Sales Director)!

March 1st 2015

International Year of Light

International Year of Light Logo2015 is the International Year of light (IYL 2015) focusing on the topics of light science and its applications, to recognise the importance of raising global awareness about how light-based technologies promotes sustainable development. Included in the programme is how lighting can produce solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health.

Light plays a vital role in our daily lives and is an imperative cross-cutting discipline of science in the 21st century. It has revolutionised medicine, open up international communication via the internet, and continue to be central to linking cultural, economic and political aspects of the global society.

The program will promote improved public and political understanding of the central role of light in the modern world, whilst celebrating noteworthy anniversaries in 2015 – from the first studies of optics 1,000 years ago to discoveries in optical communication that power the internet today.

For more information on the International Year of Light please visit the International Year of Light 2015: http://www.light2015.org/

Feb 1st 2015

Shortlisted for the Portsmouth Business Excellence Awards!

Gemma Lighting has been shortlisted in three categories at the Portsmouth Business Excellence Awards 2015.

We’re up for Small/medium size business of the year, International Development of the Year and our managing director, Craig Manuel, has been nominated in the Business personality/achievement of the year category.

Craig said: “Gemma Lighting had a fantastic year, the company went from strength to strength; smashing the previous sales year’s figures and securing large export orders. We are delighted to have been shortlisted for these awards”

The Business Excellence Awards are in their fifteenth year of recognising achievement, growth and pioneering companies in the Portsmouth business community.

The winners will be announced during a ceremony at Portsmouth Guildhall on Friday 6 March. Fingers crossed…

January 15th 2015

Reece Ouassa joins Gemma Lighting as Research and Development Manager.

Craig Manuel, Managing Director of Gemma Lighting is pleased to announce the appointment of Reece Ouassa as R&D Manager.

Reece joins Gemma Lighting at an exciting time, with Gemma Lighting further expanding its UK R&D capabilities with a £150,000 investment into additional test laboratories and the latest LED test equipment.

Reece’s primary responsibilities will be to lead the development team to ensure products meet UK and International design requirements and comply with luminaire standards.

Reece has over 18 years’ experience within the lighting industry and has gained a wealth of knowledge during his time at Concord Lighting. He enjoys taking full responsibility for delivering project objectives, whilst enjoying challenges of a diverse role and working with technical experts.

“Gemma Lighting is a company with a strong drive and ambition and has already gained a reputation for exceptional quality and marketing leading products. It is a privilege to join such a company and help the company expand both in the UK and Internationally. I will be leading the development of a new product range which I hope to have ready in the second half of 2016” – Reece.

We wish Reece every success in his new role.