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    Daniel Fountain
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    Chelsom has recently appointed two highly experienced new team members to enhance the continued expansion of the Chelsom brand. The new appointments accompany a series of high profile projects and a significant increase in sales across the international hotel, cruise and leisure sectors.With over 20 years industry experience, Philip Macaulay has spent the last 12years specialising in the contract furnishings market and joins the team from Edmund Bell & Co. Ltd where he was Head of Contracts for the UK & Middle East. Responsible for devising dynamic sales strategies across multiple sectors, a specific focus on the hospitality market has seen Philip leading high profile projects such as the new generation Marriott Courtyard generic scheme, Mecca development Jeddah, St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, The Dorchester and Arcadia Cruise Liner. Philip will be predominantly based in London and South East of England and will oversee all UK and global sales in line with the overarching strategy.

    Macaulay commented: “I am joining a well-respected international lighting company with an incredible reputation both in terms of their approach to product design and client service. Being a part of that and having significant influence in terms of Chelsom’s national and international presence is both truly inspiring and exciting, especially at a time when the business is enjoying a record high order book and sales are up 24% YOY.”

    Lucy White has spent the last 10 years working for top communications agencies in London where some of her key clients have included Apple, Douwe Egberts and Selfridges. Working on a varied portfolio of clients has developed her exposure across the wider marketing mix from conceiving and implementing communications strategies, to rolling out PR programmes and developing digital solutions, all of which she is now keen to put in to practice in her new position at Chelsom. White said: “I am delighted to be joining the team at Chelsom. One of the things that appealed most about Chelsom was the broad spectrum of lighting solutions they offer. From developing efficient and stylish lighting at Centre Parcs to manufacturing the entire bespoke public area lighting for a Hapag- Lloyd cruise ship, no two jobs are the same and they always seem to deliver to a consistently high standard whatever the challenge.”

    Managing Director, Robert Chelsom says: “By refining our designs, improving quality and becoming more competitive, we are winning more worldwide contracts than ever before and I am thrilled that Philip and Lucy are coming on board at such an exciting time. They both bring a wealth of valuable knowledge and experience which I have no doubt they will maximise in their new roles at Chelsom and in doing so contribute to the expansion and success of the company.”

    Daniel Fountain / 13.04.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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