BUSINESS is glowing for a Keighley lighting company.

Powerlite last month took a staggering £1 million-plus in orders – a record for a single month.

And the Alkincote Street firm is planning further growth this year.

It aims to increase turnover to £10 million by the end of 2018.

Coupled with that will be an expansion to its workforce, from the current 56 employees to more than 70.

Managing director, Nick Robinson, said he was delighted with how business was going and the company's investment in the local economy.

The firm has seen continued growth over the past couple of years and is now supplying most of the country's leading electrical wholesalers.

"Because we manufacture everything in our own factory we can supply exactly what our customers require – on short lead times and at competitive prices," he added.

"The manufacturing processes cover the full production chain.

"We make a technically advanced product with efficiencies and quality other manufacturers struggle with.

"We compete with Chinese suppliers and have the package of price and products which make us successful.

"We're constantly investing in new products, systems and machinery, which is what is driving our growth.

"Our sales, admin and production teams all have a 'can do' attitude which makes work a pleasure, and we give a great customer experience."

Powerlite Lighting Solutions began as a small supplier of component spare parts into the solarium market in 1984.

Now it is a major international manufacturer – with a 40,000sqft production and office facility – supplying LED products for the commercial, architectural, industrial and exterior lighting sectors.

The firm has managed and completed numerous massive schemes, from relighting the M6 toll road to a roll-out across Aviva offices.

Among its big-name customers are McDonald's Restaurants, Oak Furniture Land, Amazon and Crown Paints.

Its latest project list covers an area geographically as far afield as Aberdeen, London and Dubai.

"Going forward we have an active product development programme which involves significant investment in tooling and improved production techniques," added Mr Robinson.

"LED lighting is growing significantly worldwide and we're proud to be at the forefront of development."

The Keighley factory boasts latest machinery and technology, from laser-cutting for metal, plastic and wood to powder coating.

"We are fully aware of the need to meet the challenge of changing trends and new technologies," said Mr Robinson.

"With the adaptability that in-house design affords, we are able to meet these challenges with new, adapted or totally bespoke products."