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We are thrilled to share we didn’t just win one, but two prestigious awards at the Highway Electrical Association (HEA) Awards ceremony last week on the 26th October, 2023, an event highly anticipated within the highways sector. The ceremony took place at the Celtic Manor & Resort Hotel in Newport, Wales. The evening was made even more special when our very own Customer Success Manager, Davide Demicheli, was awarded “Employee of the Year,” while the company itself received recognition as the “HEMSA SME Member of the Year” for the first time.
Those who have had the privilege of working with Davide, affectionately known as “Chel,” will agree the accolade is truly deserved. Davide, who was unable to attend the evening, humbly accepted the praise, as anyone would expect of him.
The HEA Annual Conference and Awards is a significant event in the highway electrical industry, and we were honoured to receive these awards. In particular, the “SME Organisation Member of the Year” award holds special weight, as it is voted on by our clients and specifiers.
Tim Barker, Managing Director, expressed gratitude towards the HEA judging panel and our customers, saying, “We are honoured with these awards, which wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our entire team. Winning has inspired us to continue our mission to improve the business every day. It’s fair to say the whole team is obsessed with solving problems, not just selling ‘stuff’. Which is why we’re so happy to set out our core values for all to see. I believe it’s our values that help to differentiate our offering and that enable us to deliver on our small but mighty vision. We couldn’t be prouder.”
“The double win, along with the recent Build Back Better award for our Aeromax solar lighting solution, has made this a really special month for the business. With our eyes set on the future, we are determined to continue to grow while maintaining the same superior customer experience and making a positive impact in the highway electrical industry”.
The idea for Acrospire was formed in 2012 when founder Tim envisioned a different kind of lighting manufacturer: one that would not only deliver outstanding customer experiences but also prioritise fair treatment for its employees.
We’ve come a long way
Motivated by the belief the industry wanted and needed better, Tim shared his plan to establish his own venture with Hatty, who simply couldn't let him do it alone.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Protecting local jobs and ensuring the best quality possible.
Working from a rented office by day and assembling lanterns in a garage at night, Tim and Hatty set to work.
11 Years later
Acrospire now inhabits a 14000² ft manufacturing facility in Basingstoke, Hampshire. We’re a proud partner of the Made in Britain scheme, ISO9001 certified and a member of all relevant lighting industry trade bodies.
Along with great relationships with our customers and a great team! We've attracted some of the most experienced members of the lighting industry, all by following one golden rule.
A simple ethos
That runs through all that we do. Customers who have made the switch to Acrospire have found working with us to be a breath of fresh air.
If you’re a professional in the lighting industry, you’re probably familiar with warranties that range from 3 to 10 years, with extensions available on special request or at additional cost. At Acrospire, where we’re proud to be different, we offer a market-leading simple 12-year warranty, as standard.
We focus on our customers not our competition. We manufacture our products in the UK: with the exception of our solar products, our supply chain is within a 60-mile radius of our factory in Basingstoke: to maintain greater control over quality. We al
Speed of response is crucial when it comes to resolving warranty issues. If we’ve made a mistake, we own it, get to the root cause, and fix it as quickly as possible. We believe in timely communication with our customers and making the resolution pro
Test and Test Again
We believe in independent testing and certification. Our new product development is in line with ISO 9001. Many of our products hold ENEC Certification. To meet the requirements of ENEC we also send random product samples for third party safety testi
Our product design is another key factor in our ability to offer a 12-year warranty. We value engineer rather than cost cut, never compromising on quality. We stick to our processes and engage with our supply chain to ensure that every product meets