Illuminating the way for LED firm

Steve Bell, managing director BSS LED Ltd with Kathryn Hutchinson, Arch Group senior commercial property surveyor.
Steve Bell, managing director BSS LED Ltd with Kathryn Hutchinson, Arch Group senior commercial property surveyor.

A county firm has helped illuminate the way for an industrial LED lighting manufacturer to expand into new premises.

Arch, the Northumberland Development Company, has helped BSS LED Ltd, based at Ashwood Business Park in Ashington.

The company manufactures state-of-the-art commercial and industrial LED lighting systems which use up to 65 per cent less energy than regular lighting and feature reduced heat output and zero lamp maintenance.

Arch has helped Steve Bell, BSS LED’s managing director, to accelerate the expansion by locating and arranging the lease on a new 4,000 square feet industrial unit at Grasmere Way in Blyth.

Steve said: “We are the only company in the north east designing and manufacturing commercial and industrial lighting and one of three in the UK.

“The LED lighting industry is very fast paced, driven by the need to develop and deliver high-quality products. Demand for cutting-edge, energy saving, LED lighting systems is increasing exponentially as businesses continually seek to reduce their energy costs.”

Arch Group chairman, and deputy leader of Northumberland County Council, Coun Dave Ledger, added: “Northumberland has a long manufacturing tradition which is maintained by a diverse and ambitious group of outstanding businesses like BSS LED.

“A major part of our mission to enhance the economic growth of Northumberland is to maximise the opportunities available for these companies.”