It was 1947 when Reg and Kay Chelsom opened their small antique lighting shop in Blackpool under the name ‘The Golden Age’. Soon progressing to three shops, they began to manufacture reproduction period lighting which they distributed to retailers and interior designers throughout the UK. Their son and current CEO, Robert Chelsom, took over in the 1970s and led the company to the forefront of the hospitality lighting industry. Since his son Will Chelsom joined in 2006, great strides have been made in the marine industry and in exports which now account for almost half of the company’s turnover. Today, joint CEO’s Robert and Will work closely together on designing the company’s highly respected lighting collections. Chelsom is truly a global family business.