County lighting firm in spotlight

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LEYLAND-based Jones Lighting Limited has successfully completed the purchase of Huddersfield lighting contractor Anderson & Heeley.

The move follows advice from the Corporate and Restructuring team at Forbes Solicitors and McMillan & Co LLP Chartered Accountants.

Jones Lighting is an independent provider of street lighting services, including design, build and maintenance through to bespoke lighting solutions.

The acquisition of Anderson & Heeley will boost its presence in the contracting of street lighting, motorway lighting and signage in West Yorkshire.

David Jones, Managing Director of Jones Lighting said: “This was the first time that we have tried to expand by acquiring and although it was a challenge, due to the help and commitment of Forbes Solicitors and McMillan & Co LLP we have succeeded and will continue to look at other potential opportunities, as they arise”

Douglas McMillan, Senior Partner of McMillan & Co LLP Chartered Accountants, has been the accountant and adviser to Jones Lighting since the firm started in 2008.

He said :“Jones Lighting has grown strongly over the last seven years and we have supported them in various ways over this period.

“The first acquisition by the company required a lot of detailed support throughout the process, during which we worked very closely with the company. ”.

Pauline Rigby, partner and Nick Pickup, solicitor from Forbes’ Corporate and Restructuring team advised on the transaction.

Pauline said: “We were pleased to be asked by Jones Lighting to help them with this transaction. The addition of Anderson & Heeley is a fantastic opportunity for the company.”