Quedgeley-based electricians DMXpressions nominated for industry award
By RupertJ | Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 11:46
Gloucester electricians DMXpressions have been nominated as category winners in this year's Energy Efficiency and Renewables Awards, sponsored by NatWest.
Sandra Thomas, Dave Basset and Tom Bishop of DMXpressions_landscape 1
Dave Bassett of DMXpressions interior 1
Run by Dave Bassett, with the support of finance manager and mum Sandra Thomas and assisted by apprentice Tom Bishop, DMXpressions is in the running for the Low Energy Lighting Installer prize at this year's awards.
The DMXpressions team is down to the final three in the category and will only find out if they have been successful at an awards dinner at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Thursday September 12th.
The nomination is primarily for DMXpressions' work with energy-saving LED lighting technology, which has been installed in 40 major installations around the South West.
LEDs consume less power than traditional lightbulbs and last considerably longer, as well as being guaranteed for at least three years and usually five or 10 years.
DMXpressions also prides itself on its voltage optimisation work for both domestic and commercial clients, reducing the energy consumption for customers and resulting in lower bills and a smaller carbon footprint.
"It's great to be nominated for the award," says Dave, "but it's also recognition for the work we do and the importance of LED lighting for the future.
"I've been installing LEDs for years but until recently it's been at entertainment venues like bars and nightclubs, where we've done a lot of work integrating LEDs into the systems they already had for lighting control.
"Now that the prices of the units are coming down and the quality is much better, the guarantees on the kit mean that there are significant long-term cost savings to be had for domestic properties as well.
"I like to think we're ahead of the game because I've been doing it for so long in bars and nightclubs. I know the product ranges and who the best manufacturers are, so that I can find the right solution for each customer depending on their needs.
"There's always a solution with LEDs, with so much variety, that I can't really see a future for any of the other technologies that are out there."
Dave took on an apprentice Tom Bishop, aged 19 from Abbeymead, a year ago and has worked with his mum Sandra, 52 from Abbeymead, since May 2011.
She believes her son's experience and knowledge leaves the company well-placed for growth over the coming years.
"It's lovely working for Dave, he's really passionate about what he does and I'm really proud of what he's achieved," she says. "And from the way things are going I can see it's on an upward curve.
"I'm taking the AAT Level 4 accountancy qualification this year so that I can be ready for when the company expands. He's more than your normal electrician and with the knowledge at his fingertips this business is only going to grow."