Fund helps Lancashire firm transform itself

Changes: Peter Morgenroth
Changes: Peter Morgenroth
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Lancashire-based Morgan Lighting has successfully transformed its business operations thanks to help from Boost Business Lancashire’s Growth Mentoring programme.

The business has scaled back its retail arm in order to expand its more profitable service division, which offers professional lighting design and installation to clients.

Founded in 2002, the Chorley company is owned and operated by husband and wife team Peter and Rosemary Morgenroth.

Peter is the designer and Rosemary works in customer service and business administration.

Morgan Lighting works with electricians, contractors and businesses, providing electrical services to commercial companies, as well as fire alarms and emergency lighting and maintenance.

Peter said: “Our service business was performing much more strongly than our retail operation and we had started rapidly growing a new B2B service for inspection, testing and maintenance for property owners and management companies.

“We had anticipated the changing market forces so we decided to scale back the retail activities and close the retail shop to enable us to concentrate and rapidly grow the service business.”

Peter found out about the Growth Mentoring programme from a customer who had benefited from the support available. He contacted Orvia, which helps provide the service, to find out what support was available.

Ann Holcroft, operations manager at Orvia, commented: “It is great to see Morgan Lighting is moving forward with its expansion plans and that it is able to benefit from the Growth Mentoring programme.”

Boost Business Lancashire is the £7.2m Lancashire Business Growth Hub.