Hartlepool lighting firm shines spotlight on further growth

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A business boss is targeting further growth as his lighting and electrical business continues to expand.

Phil Harbord, a leading LED supplier, has already opened a new showroom and seen his family firm Harbro Electrical undergo a company restructure.

With rising energy costs more and more businesses are looking at how they save money and that has resulted in many turning to LED lighting

Phil Harbord, managing director of Harbro Electrical

It saw Castle Eden man Phil invest heavily in a new state of the art home to showcase its products.

The company, which was founded in 1994, works with some of the area’s leading businesses including Wynyard Hall, NSK, Mecaplast, Goodfellow and Goodfellow, and Seaham Hall and now employs seven people.

The investment at its premises, on the South West Industrial Estate in Peterlee, will allow the continued growth of the LED lighting side of the business, which now accounts for 75 per cent of all sales.

Managing director Phil, who runs the business with his wife Jackie, said: “With rising energy costs more and more businesses are looking at how they save money and that has resulted in many turning to LED lighting.

“We’ve been working with a number of businesses in the region who were keen to reduce their energy bills, and each one that has installed LED lighting has noticed a sharp reduction in costs.”

Harbro Electrical, which also supplies parts to trade, saw turnover for the current financial year rise to £1.3m. Phil expects it will increase to around £1.6m in the next financial year.

Harbro Electrical has also worked Kookaburra, East Durham College, Steadfast Security, MKM Building Supplies and TSF Retail.