Lighting the way...

Tradelight Market Rasen
Tradelight Market Rasen

A LIGHTING company that has more than doubled in size since starting out two years ago says it is committed to improving the local economy.

Industry and commercial lighting company TradeLight has just moved from its Willingham Woods site to the former Travis Perkins building in Market Rasen’s Oxford Street – and has taken on six new members of staff.

In the coming months the company plans to take on another six people and is hoping to bring about up to 30 more jobs by creating 5,000 sq ft of office space and 2,000 sq ft of industrial space for other businesses.

TradeLight prides itself on providing environmentally friendly lighting and has has many big clients including North Lincolnshire Council.

TradeLight consultant Roy Goodyear said: “The business has gone from strength to strength and we’ve grown considerably since we started out.

“Too many large companies move towards Lincoln or Grimsby and take jobs away from the locality.

“Our location isn’t paramount but we want to create as much local employment as possible. If we can create employment for local people then that’s what we should do.

“We envisage fairly dramatic growth and want to see long-term jobs and sustainability in Market Rasen.”

And Mr Goodyear thinks it is important for businesses to Buy Local whenever they can. He said: “If we improve the local economy we’ll find there’ll be more money in the local area in turn.

“And by growing the local economy, you’ll grow the regional economy – but if you have an epicentre you’ll have more impact.”

TradeLight is even hoping to work in the community on not-for-profit projects – as part of this it hopes to work with a local school to provide sustainable lighting.