Content Coms Client Visited by MP Karen Lumley to see trainee scheme in action


Member of Parliament for Redditch, Karen Lumley, has visited the Redditch headquarters of Content Coms client Tamlite Lighting, to learn more about the company’s manufacturing growth and its new apprenticeship scheme to train young people for key positions within the company.

Karen Lumley MP toured the Tamlite site as part of her Summer Business Tour of companies in her constituency. Ms Lumley was able to meet some the Tamlite team, see firsthand the extent of the lighting company’s R&D and manufacturing capabilities, and learn more about how Tamlite is helping to train young apprentices as part of its newly-unveiled trainee scheme.

Tamlite Lighting,New Picture (7) the second-largest privately-owned lighting company in the UK, is one of the country’s leading manufacturers and designers of lighting. It is a key example of British industry in action, with its extensive R&D and manufacturing activities managed out of nine factories in the Midlands. Tamlite delivered over 4million products last year and, as a business, it has invested more than £4m over the last three years, undertaking the development of a number of cutting-edge lighting solutions.

Tamlite is not just investing in products – it’s also investing in people. The company has recently taken on its first ‘Tamlite Lighting Trainee’, as part of a new scheme to cultivate talent from the local area. These apprenticeships are designed to give the trainees in-depth guidance about the lighting industry and hands-on training in all areas of the business.

The visit from Ms Lumley gave Tamlite an opportunity to share its aspirations to not only train its apprentices, but groom them to be the company’s future managers.

Karen Lumley MP comments: “It’s great to see such a high level of manufacturing innovation happening right in the middle of my constituency. It was good to see for myself just why Tamlite is leading the way in the development of cutting-edge lighting products. It is thanks to the investment in research, development and young people from companies like Tamlite that we are seeing the Midlands economy flourishing, particularly in manufacturing. The company was one of the many highlights of my Business Week.”

John Allden, General Manager of Tamlite Lighting, comments: “It was fantastic to be able welcome Ms Lumley to the Tamlite site and show her what we’re all about. Just like Ms Lumley, we’re passionate about British industry and investing in its future.”

He adds: “There are so many eager young people in the local area and, with our trainee scheme, we’re keen to help some of them to achieve the skills they need to succeed. We know that investing in people now will help Tamlite to grow further in the years to come. When it comes to business in the Midlands, we’re in it for the long haul.”