Things are looking bright for lighting firm

J G Harrison & Sons win Eaton Smith Business of the Month award
J G Harrison & Sons win Eaton Smith Business of the Month award

A specialist local lighting firm has announced that it successfully completed a record number of commercial LED lighting installations throughout 2014.

J.G. Harrison & Sons, whose head office is on New Brunswick Street in Halifax town centre, has helped in excess of 50 businesses in the region improve their energy consumption by upgrading from traditional fluorescent bulbs to LED lighting which is proven to save up to 90 per cent on energy bills.

The last order for 2014, installed this week, was for Huddersfield-based Metrodent, a successful manufacturer and distributor to the dental industry. J.G. Harrison & Sons completed a £17,000 lighting upgrade within the manufacturer’s factory and offices.

The company has also won a prestigious business award after being crowned the Eaton Smith Business of the Month for December.

They were presented with the award certificate during a ceremony at the solicitor’s Huddersfield office last month.

The firm was founded in 1951 by George Harrison from his Huddersfield home is a local, family run business and UK supplier of lighting and electrical goods that today employs 45 people from across its Halifax, Bradford, Dewsbury and Rochdale stores.

John Harrison took over the business in the 1960s and remains managing director, now semi-retired, with son and sales director Chris Harrison taking a more proactive day to day role in the management of the business.

The firm continues to serve the retail market, but puts the continued success down to the growth in its commercial offering.

Chris Harrison, Sales Director, said: “We’re overjoyed to win the award.

“We have been so busy running the business for more than 60 years that we have never entered anything like this before.

“The recognition is great and we’d like to thank our hard working team for finding innovative ways to continue such success.”