Rapidly growing UK manufacturer Artech Lighting has added to its sales team as it targets works across the North of England.

David McBride is the firm’s new Regional Sales Manager North West, bringing with him over 30 years’ experience working across the electrical sector.

From Billinge, on Merseyside, David’s last role was as National Key Account Manager for a major electrical wholesaler. He will target new projects in the North West for the Durham-based lighting manufacturer.

“Artech is a fresh young company that is really disrupting the lighting industry, so when the opportunity came along to play a part in its development, it was too good an opportunity to miss,” said David.

“Over the past three decades working in this sector, I have developed a wealth of contacts across the North West and beyond, so I’m excited to introduce them to the fantastic Artech product range and services.”

Artech Lighting Director, Stuart Hylton, said David’s appointment was a real coup for the firm, helping improve its coverage and further boosting its burgeoning reputation across the UK.

“David is a fantastic addition to the Artech team and I’m delighted to have him as our North West Sales Manager,” he said.

“When I came into Artech two years ago, the plan was to target the best talent available in the market and David certainly falls into that category. He’s a great fit for the company and we’re all very excited about his appointment.”

Artech Lighting, based on Meadowfield Industrial Estate, Durham, is part of the Apex Group of companies.

It now employs 22 people, and has seen annual turnover more than double in the last 12 months. It is also a major exporter supplying British made lighting solutions to projects in Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Germany.