Lightsource, the Belfast based project lighting company, has appointed Michael Martin as its Commercial Sales Director. Michael will lead the team in securing new contracts across Ireland & UK and support its existing client base.
Michael joins Lightsource with over 30 years’ experience in the lighting industry, namely, as the Ireland Regional Director for Zumtobel Group, where Michael had overseen key projects in the areas of education, retail, health and amenity sectors.
Commenting on his appointment, Michael Martin said: “It is an honour and privilege for me to join Lightsource at an important time in its continued growth. I am joining a team with considerable experience in architectural and decorative lighting and as a respected partner to architects, interior designers, design teams and their clients.
“My appointment is the company’s 13th and a real signal of intention. Lightsource has now grown to become one of the biggest project lighting teams in Northern Ireland.” Anthony Brown, Lightsource founder, said: “The wealth of Michael’s experience within Ireland’s lighting industry and his track record made this appointment a strategic move for us, and I have no doubt that Michael will play an important leadership role in our future growth plans.”
Lightsource has been involved in a large number of prestigious contracts and recently provided bespoke lighting & architectural solutions for the £53 million pound Grand Central Hotel in Belfast – a finalist in this year’s NI Electrical Awards for ‘Lighting Project Of The Year’. Other recent lighting projects include the Belfast City Airport Security area, Bullitt Hotel, Belfast – winner of ‘Newcomer of the year 2018, and the restaurant and clubhouse at the Gleneagles Golf Resort.
Michael continued: “I will continue to work with my existing customers, partnerships and clients where I have relationships built up over the course of 30 years, but also look forward to presenting Lightsource’s exclusive architectural brands for Northern Ireland – Intra Lighting, Linea Light Group and the world- renowned Flos.”
Future growth for Lightsource is moving at pace with plans to move into a purpose-built showroom, August 2019, which will deliver a unique, customer focussed lighting design studio. Michael concluded: “We want to develop an all-in-one customer experience. We are really excited about what the future will bring.”
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