Tyson Lighting has expanded its team to support the opening of its first dedicated lighting design practice and contract showroom in Manchester city centre.
The new facility at Old Granada Studios has attracted award-winning lighting designer Luke Artingstall and Brand Ambassador Rachel Cowgill to the team.
Having worked on prestigious lighting projects across the UK, Luke will head up the Tyson Lighting Design division within the Manchester showroom. Luke is also the co-founder of Subluminal; a design collective based in the UK, which brings together lighting and sound designers, creating artistic light and sound installations.
He said: "The lighting division will focus on delivering award-winning design and draw upon the team's existing talent and knowledge of delivering light within the architectural environment. This will enhance the service for existing key clients, whilst also helping to build new client relationships within the international design industry."
Rachel Cowgill comes on board as Brand Ambassador for Tyson's international partners, VISO and Luceplan. Before joining the team, she worked as a solicitor in the commercial team at Gateley's Manchester office, having previously been on secondment at Manchester City Football Club.
Rachel commented: "Joining Tyson Lighting is going to involve absorbing myself in a whole new and much more creative industry and I am ready to take on the challenge. The new Manchester brand team are enthusiastic and passionate about what they do and it's a very exciting time to be joining them."
Tyson Lighting Design will deliver projects across a range of sectors including commercial office design, hospitality, historical, light art, external feature lighting and public realm schemes.
Andrew Gibson, Managing Director at Tyson Lighting said: "Luke and Rachel's arrival is a great asset to the team and their experience and enthusiasm will allow us to compete for the best and most exciting projects in the industry."
Blackburn-based Tyson Lighting specialises in the design, manufacture, supply and project management of traditional, bespoke and contemporary lighting.
The £3.5m turnover firm will open the brand new 3rd floor, 1,770 sq. ft. facility located within Manchester's Old Granada Studios on Atherton Road in the city centre later this month.
For more information on Tyson Lighting, visits www.tysonlighting.com