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Welcome Sadie Hourihane & Georgia Rands

Craig Manuel, Managing Director of Gemma Lighting is pleased to announce the appointment of Georgia Rands to our UK Sales team.

Georgia joins the company to provide an enhanced level of service to our wholesale customers, offering a fast turnaround on quotations and answering any technical questions.

Georgia will be looking after our wholesale customers in the South of the UK.

Georgia Rands – 0800 999 5201 Ext 211

Or email

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We would like to wish Georgia Rands every success in her new role.


Gemma Lighting appoint Peter Carey as 'Head of UK Sales'

Craig Manuel, Managing Director of Gemma Lighting is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Carey as Head of UK Sales.

In this key position, Peter will be directly responsible for the day-to-day operation and growth of Gemma Lighting Limited throughout the UK.

Peter comes to Gemma after a successful 12 years in commercial lighting, with senior roles at Kingfisher Lighting, DW Windsor and Aurora. Peter is highly regarded in the lighting industry, working on major projects with top blue chip companies such as Aubilam and Eclatec.


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Peter Commented ‘I am honoured and excited to accept this position with Gemma Lighting, who have an impressive history in designing and manufacturing LED lighting here in the UK. As LED standards are introduced, Gemma Lightings quality products, flexibility of manufacturing, guarantees them in good stead to becoming a major player within the industry’. Peter will report directly to Craig Manuel – Managing Director.

With the introduction of Peter into the team, Mark Major will assume a new role which will include expanding and dealing with wholesaler enquiries that come directly through to the office.

We would like to wish Peter Carey and Mark Major every success in their new roles.

Note: Gemma Lighting Limited was established to create an innovative concept for environmentally friendly lighting requirements. Drawing on vast experience of LED Technology since 2003, the team at Gemma Lighting have been designing, developing and manufacturing a new generation of LED lighting solutions working with key customers and projects including the Marriott Hotel chain, EDF Energy, 02, Buckingham Palace and the Falkland Islands.


One rucksack, four days – Bear Grylls comes to Dartmoor!

Bear Grylls comes to Dartmoor for four days in the name of charity and this week a team of twelve talented individuals will be taking on the challenge for their chosen charity.  A team of 12 men and women will be working together to survive with no food, water, beds or electricity all in the name of charity.

This is a challenging Commando Survival event taking place on Dartmoor in Devon which is one of the most hostile environments within the UK…

“It is likely you will experience four seasons in just one day and this alone can make survival very difficult. Self-defence, self-preservation, primal instinct training, you will learn how to forage for food and identify what can be eaten in the wild, purify and filter dirty river water, skin, gut and prepare a range of wild food. You are dropped off and left alone on the moor to survive. Survive to fight, don’t fight to survive as the military say”.

Gemma Lighting will be represented in this challenge by our leader and passionate Managing Director Craig Manuel, who will be taking on this challenge for Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association.

“It is going to be a challenge with a rewarding end. The four days with no food, water and of course Wi-Fi are going to be tough but to come back at the end of it having raised money for the amazing charity is the result I am focusing on- wish me luck!!” Craig Manual (Managing Director).

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On behalf of us all here at Gemma Lighting we would like to wish Craig all the best with his challenge and we look forward to hearing all about it on his return.If you would like to show your support for our Managing Director please visit the Virgin Giving Page here.

Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association is committed to improving the lives of children and their families, in Portsmouth and South Hampshire, by providing friendship, support and an extensive range of educational services from birth. For more information on the amazing work the charity is involved in please view their website here.




Cut costs and save energy with the new Green Business Fund from the Carbon Trust!

The Carbon trust has launched a new fund providing vital capital for SME’s to replace old, power guzzling equipment, together with expert advice to boost the energy efficiency and productivity of businesses in England, Scotland and Wales.

The £7 million fund has been made available to SMEs on a first come-first served basis, and will offer energy savings training, cost saving assessments, implementation advice, and capital support for the installation of energy efficient equipment. Eligible companies can apply for a capital contribution of up to 15% of an energy efficiency project or equipment replacement cost; to a maximum of £10,000.

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Cue LED Lighting solutions, one of the most effective and efficient ways of making significant savings in terms of cost and energy. Lighting is one of the categories that funding can be used for, along with heating, ventilation and efficiency controls. Gemma Lighting are experts in supplying LED lighting across a range of business sectors, including manufacturing, retail and hospitality.

10 Benefits of LED lighting

  • Long Life Span
  • Large energy savings
  • Low maintenance
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Operate in extreme temperatures both on the plus and minus scale
  • Instant strike up time
  • Zero UV emissions
  • High quality of light

The new fund will focus on high quality implementation to ensure the best energy efficient opportunities are fully realised.  Research has shown that 37% of businesses nationwide would like to take more action to improve their energy efficiency.

To read more about the Green Business Fund on the carbon trust website click here.

To contact Gemma Lighting please call 0800 9995201 or alternatively email us on .


Gemma Lighting is pleased to announce the sponsorship of Westowen Netball club in Portsmouth.

The team recently won Portsmouth Netball Association Division 1 and have been promoted into the Premier 2 League .  The team was formed 5 years ago by Brian Weston, enjoying huge success, they have swiftly progressed from initially starting in division 5, winning every season to reach the premier league. Various members have joined since and some left due to maternity or leaving the area but the core team has remained consistent.

The team have also recently joined the Fareham All About Netball League in Division 1.

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Westowen is made up of 10 local ladies – Helen Manuel, Lori-Anne Philips, Jade Barraclough, Donna Jackson, Lindsay Clifton, Verity Stodart, Ann-Marie Nomuoja,  Emma Boucher, Niki Ogilvy, Samantha Claire, captained by Rebecca Cawley and coached and managed by Brian Weston.

The team play every Monday night in the Fareham All About netball league every Tuesday night in the Portsmouth League. They play 7 teams in the division, each one twice. As well as netball the team enjoy an occasional social evening and a presentation awards night after every season finishes where they have a meal and then give out trophies for various awards such as player of the season, coaches player of the season, most improved player and so on; all voted for by the team.

Gemma Lighting wish the team every success this season and look forward to hearing of their progress!