The lighting company Lightsense UK will receive a £1.2 million investment from Finance Birmingham to help find its expansion.

Lightsense UK produce LED and induction lighting systems and plan to double their staff.

Finance Birmingham are managing the £56 million investment on behalf of Birmingham City Council.

Lightsense Managing Director, Ian Thomas, said to Insider Media:

In the space of two years, we have gone from a start-up business to a major player in the commercial lighting industry, creating effective solutions for our clients in a financially pressured, environmentally conscious marketplace. Finance Birmingham’s investment ensures that we are able to further develop the range of our products to a growing number of large corporate customers, while looking to double our Bromsgrove workforce to deal with an increased demand.

Investment Manager of Finance Birmingham, Marcus Hook, added:

The LED lighting market has experienced considerable growth over the past few years, showing little sign of slowing down. Lightsense has impressively capitalised on recent advances in this sector – our funding will help the firm to fulfil customer demand and continue to grow an impressive customer list, both in this country and overseas.

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