Green Week: Energy Case Studies

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▼Green Lite Solutions UK

The company launched towards the end of 2009 to help businesses reduce their energy bills and carbon footprint through the use of energy efficient lighting.

Green Lite Solutions UK is the new trading name and identity for Direct Lamp Distribution, a former wholesaler and distributor of lighting equipment to retail and trade buyers.

LED lighting uses up to 80% less energy than halogen or fluorescent lighting, meaning that a business can significantly reduce its energy bills and carbon footprint by changing its lighting source. LED lighting also requires less maintenance and lasts much longer when compared to traditional lighting sources.

Direct Lamp Distribution was originally established by its directors John Millar and Mark Dempsey in 2004. The duo also own and operate Eurotec Services GB, a sister company based in Warrington, which over the past 15 years has provided electrical maintenance and testing services to blue chip clients such as national retailers and DIY chains. The Green Lite concept offers the customer energy design, product supply with full three year guarantee, installation and comprehensive maintenance.

The Warrington-based firm was supported by a £1.25m funding package from The Royal Bank of Scotland.

John Millar, managing director of Green Lite Solutions UK, said: "We took the decision to reposition the business in response to changes in the market and feedback from our customers. It is clear that rising energy costs are becoming a big concern for many businesses and we are confident that we can work with both existing and new customers to help them address this issue."

The RBS business and commercial team based in Liverpool provided a £450,000 loan to help with the re-launch. Lombard, the asset finance arm of The RBS Group, provided an £800,000 finance line to enable Green Lite to purchase a fleet of 45 new vehicles.

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