One of the region’s fastest growing manufacturers has secured another impressive hire.

Artech Lighting has recruited new Regional Sales Manager, Sean Renforth, to its Durham City HQ, who follows recent appointees Sales Director, Sean Kirkland, and his brother, Daniel Renforth, also Regional Sales Manager, through the door.

With over three decades’ experience in the lighting industry, Sean brings with him a wealth of experience working at the cutting edge of lighting design and innovation.

The new role will see Sean, cover the North East region while Daniel concentrates on building the North West and Yorkshire regions.

“Joining a young, agile business that is growing rapidly and really disrupting the UK lighting industry was an opportunity not to be missed,” said Sean. “And as someone from the North East, it’s really exciting to see a company so committed to creating skilled, sustainable jobs here.

“Artech is the epitome of a modern manufacturer – that is, not just churning out product for now, but creating solutions that are futureproof. Harnessing innovation address issues like spiralling energy costs, reducing carbon footprints and using data to drive continual improvement.”

Sean joins Artech from Whitecroft Lighting, for which he worked for over 20 years, and is relishing the opportunity of a new challenge.

“The whole company has a fresh approach to how it conducts business and engages with customers, offering a bespoke service that ensure every lighting solution we deliver, is tailored to the specific requirements of that project,” he added.

“Daniel spoke in such glowing terms about the potential of the business when he joined earlier in the year and I’ve not been disappointed – I believe Artech can be as big and successful as it wants to be and I can’t wait to play a part in its future.”

Artech’s staff has risen to around 50 people, securing a wealth of new orders, both in the UK and overseas, in recent months. And turnover at the company has more than doubled over the past 18 months.

Sales Director, Sean Kirkland, said: “Sean and I worked together for many years, and I’m delighted with his appointment. He brings a wealth of industry experience and knowledge that will only add further fuel to Artech’s growth.

“Artech continues to seek out and secure the best people working in the lighting industry. We want to make our Durham HQ a UK lighting hub, where we continually push the boundaries of our industry with design, innovation and efficiency, and Sean’s appointment is another steppingstone to achieving that.”

Artech Lighting is a UK lighting company based in County Durham that designs, develops and manufactures lighting solutions.