executives to its senior team as the company – now in its second year of trading – expands its activities in the UK lighting industry. Noel Brassey, a Member of the Society of Light and Lighting and Affiliate Member of CIBSE, brings extensive experience in lighting design and application through his involvement in many large lighting projects worldwide. Graham Tester, whose background is in electrical

engineering, joins from Eaton Electric. “Noel and Graham have joined us to provide the

most professional services to our specification and contracting customers throughout the UK as we expand our range of commercial and industrial lighting solutions,” says NormaGrup UK Managing Director, John Williams. NormaGrup’s parent company in Spain has just opened its multi-million euro R&D centre with some

Two senior appointments at NormaGrup N

ormaGrup UK Technology has added two experienced business development

Graham Tester and Noel Brassey.

of the lighting industry’s most advanced product development facilities, including 10 specially designed application pods. “Noel and Graham will be spearheading a series of visits by UK lighting users, designers and installers to our new facility in Asturias, north Spain,” adds John.

Scolmore expands marketing team S

colmore Group has announced two new

appointments to the marketing team, as the company invests in high calibre candidates to strengthen its market- leading position. Katie Plumstead joins as

Marketing Assistant, working with the Marketing Director to develop and implement marketing campaigns across all traditional, digital and social platforms. With a degree in Television Production and previous roles in media and event management, she will bring

Chris Mair and Katie Plumstead.

valuable experience to the role at a time when the digital revolution continues to have an impact on marketing and communications strategies. Chris Mair joins the design division of the marketing department as graphics and motion designer. With video production and animation now

seen as a vital part of any company’s communications armoury, Chris will be bringing his expertise to bear to ensure Scolmore stays one step ahead in this fast- paced, digital era.

The future of lighting certification T

he Lighting Industry Association (LIA)

and the BSI Group (British Standards Institution) have announced their intention to provide the lighting industry with a new Product Verification Scheme that will carry the BSI Kitemark. This builds on the agreement, announced in July, which allowed customers of both organisations to benefit from mutual expertise and specialisms. The BSI Kitemark was one of the first quality marks in the world and is over 110 years old. This ground-breaking scheme will give the industry

a third party verification scheme, which includes product performance as well as safety, meaning

Greg Childs, Certification Team Manager, BSI with LIA's COO, Peter Hunt and CEO, Steve Davies.

where you see the certification you will be able to not only trust the safety of the product but also manufacturers’ performance claims. As part of the new joined up approach the testing and auditing of products can be performed at the

LIA’s laboratory in Telford. The combined approach in bringing this scheme

to market will be fundamental in the future development of the lighting industry, helping it to face new challenges in terms of quality, safety and providing trusted market assurance, the organisations say.

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