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Shining light of Shropshire group's expansion

Telford | News | Published:

A rapidly expanding business group which employs 70 people in Shropshire is set to target the lighting sector with the launch of its new operation.

At the Digiland headquarters in Telford’s Stafford Park Industrial Estate are (front)?Boris Bona, Derek Tyers, and Steve Churchill, with (back)?Beth Beasley, Nigel Fletcher, Ian Adams, managing director Jaydee Park, and Kirsti Hurne.

Digigroup, based on Telford's Stafford Park Industrial Estate, currently draws in £19 million a year, having been set up nine years ago

The group already works in servicing, repair and trade sales of electrical, medical and signage equipment, but is now branching out into lighting with the launch of Digiland LED Lighting.

The new business, which will specialise in the supply of LED lighting for commercial, domestic and industrial premises all over the world, has already created five new jobs including a general manager, sales representatives and a marketing team, based at Digiland House on Stafford Park 12.

Digigroup director Jaydee Park said the aim was to be "the biggest LED lighting company in the UK within three years".

"This is an exciting development for everyone at Digigroup," he said. "We expect our new company Digiland LED Lighting to grow as quickly as the existing Digigroup which saw turnover increase from just under £2 million to £19 million in just nine years.

"We have already created five new jobs but once the installations begin there will be a significant boost in work as companies across the UK and around the world will be contracted to install the lighting."

"The LED team here in Telford will be expanded as new contracts are secured."

Mr Park currently employs more than 70 people at a 34,000 sq ft complex which he bought from Samsung.

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He added: "Digiland boasts a top quality product which I know will see the company become the biggest LED supplier in the UK within three years.

"This company has been in planning for some time and our market research was a vital part of that planning.

"I know our product is the best on the market and it is that quality which will put on us on the map, not only in the UK, but around the world for the supply and fit of LED lighting."

The company currently takes more than 90 per cent of its income from export trade to the Middle East, Dubai, North Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia, and is now in talks with potential clients with large commercial premises such as multi-national factories, along with several nationwide hotel groups and shopping centres.

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He will also be specialising in LED street lighting and hopes to work with councils across the UK.

The electronics exporter, who worked for Samsung for 27 years including seven years at the company's headquarters in his home country of Korea and a further 20 years in the UK, said he had sourced his LED product from Korea.

The new business will be officially launched at the company's corporate anniversary weekend July 20 and 21.

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