The future is bright for LED Supply & Fit

Founded in 2014, Aycliffe Business Park’s LED Supply & Fit has seen huge growth in the last 24 months and shows no sign of slowing down!

(L-R) Keith Shimmin, Head of Operations at Cleveland Bridge and Gary Rudd, director at LED Supply & Fit
(L-R) Keith Shimmin, Head of Operations at Cleveland Bridge and Gary Rudd, director at LED Supply & Fit

While it has undoubtedly been a turbulent year for many businesses, LED Supply & Fit has seen web sales increase 84 per cent year on year from 2018 to 2019 and a further 43 percent from 2019 to 2020 – despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

This growth has prompted a move to larger premises in September 2020 and recruitment, too – adding two new members of staff to manage the growing workload. Dave Thompson joins to take responsibility for processing orders as growth has made this a full-time role, and Amy Lowes has been taken on in the role of marketing apprentice, tasked with growing the digital presence and growth of the business.

Gary Rudd, director at LED Supply & Fit said: “It’s been an amazing couple of years. We have been lucky to see our business thrive, and this is thanks to the incredible support of Durham Business Opportunities Programme (DBOP) which enabled us to exhibit in the incubator zone at 2019’s EMCON.

“We are in a unique position, able to provide high quality at fair prices due to selling direct, which has stood us in good stead with our customers and gained us a reputation of reliability and service.”

LED Supply & Fit has no intention of resting easy, instead focusing on continued growth with the ambition of growing sales by a further 100 per cent and becoming the supplier of choice for LED lighting across the UK and Europe.

Lisa Wall, business engagement officer at DBOP said: “We’re delighted LED Supply & Fit have benefited from participating in the Durham Business Opportunities Programme. Our support includes events and workshops to help businesses get the most out of exhibiting at a large conference such as the Engineering and Manufacturing Conference, an annual event in Newton Aycliffe.

“It’s rewarding to learn that the support, preparation and the exhibition itself helped put LED in an excellent position going into 2020, the company have utilised the knowledge gained and adapted their businesses exceptionally well to challenging marketing conditions of 2020. We look forward to working with LED in the future and providing further support to help them achieve their ambitions.”

LED Supply & Fit works across the UK and can help customers save up to 90 per cent on their electricity bills via innovative LED products. Director and owner, Gary Rudd has over 20 years’ experience as an electrician and in the last 12 months, the company has replaced over 900,000 standard lights with energy saving LED Lights, resulting in millions of pounds saved by customers and the reduction of over 3000 tonnes of carbon emissions.

One of the organisations, LED Supply & Fit recently worked with is the world-renowned engineering and fabrication company Cleveland Bridge helping it reduce its lighting costs and carbon footprint with the installation 266 x 200w high bays and 60 x 240w high bays in its Darlington factory.

Sustainability is a major issue for the construction industry, and Cleveland Bridge is leading the way by building sustainable thinking into the way it manages and operates its business.  

Keith Shimmin, Head of Operations at Cleveland Bridge said: “The new LED lighting is one of the many initiatives we implemented as part of sustainability charter and we are absolutely delighted with the results as it provides both business and environmental savings.” 

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