Manchester-based TRV Group has announced the news of two new hires after a successful growth period.
Despite operating throughout a global pandemic, the online lighting retailer and manufacturer has doubled its revenue to £7.5 million since 2020.
Looking to triple its size over the next five years, it has recently launched Ultralec, which will provide electric vehicle charging boxes for professional installers and tradesmen across the UK.
The Group’s main goal is to put a focus on ‘direct to business’ professional lighting products through it’s sister website, Ultra LEDs, which already has a huge customer base including British retailer, Next PLC.
As part of the Group’s aim to build a key management team, it has hired Marketing Director, Andy Jones, and Finance Director, Matt Ellis, for its ambitious growth plans.
Andy Jones who has over 20 years’ experience in marketing, specialising in brand, digital and e-commerce, has joined the company to help the business achieve its growth goals, while also helping position the Group as a market leader and trusted brand in the sector.
Andy says, “Updated technology, increased legislation and awareness are driving the growth in areas such as LED adoption. We are seeing a rise in the use of LEDs across a number of sectors, due to reduced costs and an increase in quality.
“We already have a fantastic customer base, but I’ll be making sure that the Group’s online offering aligns to the needs of each brand. Newly-launched Ultralec aligns to the strengths of the business as well as our ethos around sustainability and working towards reducing our environmental impact.”
Matt Ellis, Finance Director, joins the Group after working in finance for almost 15 years. A chartered management accountant, his career has mainly been within the manufacturing industry so he’s looking forward to a new challenge, after previously working for Kersia Group, the Luxfer Group and the TPG Group.
Matt is delighted to be a part of the company at such an exciting time. He explains, “TRV Group has gone from strength to strength over the past few years, and has already proven itself to be a major player in its sector. The future is looking incredibly bright for the company, with plenty of exciting opportunities already in the pipeline.”
Thomas Ralston, Founder and Director, concludes, “TRV group has had a great run of success coming out of what has been a very challenging time for everyone. I’m really looking forward to the future and working with Andy and Matt on delivering our vision for the company. Their combined experience is going to be essential in navigating the business through the next stages of expansion, and we are lucky to have them aboard.”