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 Chairman, 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 over half of the company’s turnover. Today, Chairman Robert and Managing Director Will work closely together on designing our highly respected lighting collections. We are truly a global family business.
We have over 70 years experience of MANUFACTURING high quality decorative lighting, blending lean and practical production techniques to create products for both our standard in-house collections as well as bespoke items. Our engineering and production teams in UK and around the world focus heavily on quality management and our skills and experience allow us to deliver lighting products using a variety of materials and finishes for all applications at suitable prices
Our teams at Chelsom draw on their collective expertise, combining proficient PROJECT MANAGEMENT skills with industry knowledge to ensure that all projects are executed effectively from design concept stage through to CAD realisation, prototyping, tendering, purchasing, production, delivery and, where required, INSTALLATION.
We understand that it is our role to integrate with our clients’ teams so that we can help to manage all aspects of the lighting required on their various projects
Never before has technology played such an important role in decorative lighting. Although, at Chelsom, it is product aesthetics that drives our design ethos, we truly understand that this needs to coexist with the ever evolving technical landscape. Our fast-paced client base demands that we constantly have access to the latest technologies available so that our lighting products can better enhance an interior space. Whether discussing complex dimming requirements, guest room control compliance, international regulatory certification or researching low energy lighting solutions, our experienced technical team can be on hand to meet with you and help.
We have a strong commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and are focussed on ensuring that Chelsom can become a sustainable business. Whether addressing energy consumption, supply chain management, travel and transport, materials and resources, or waste management, we have various policies in place to make sure that our impact on the environment is continuously reduced. We have teamed up with various entities to help us on our journey to becoming carbon efficient and a much cleaner business.
Our full environmental policy can be found here.
Chelsom has been an employer in the Blackpool area for over 70 years and we feel a strong tie to our local communities and are forever engaged in looking at ways to help those less fortunate in our surrounding areas. We have partnered with two fantastic charities in the area for whom we raise money and awareness and we have also implemented a volunteering scheme whereby all employees are entitled to take paid leave to work with local charities of their choice throughout the year. Our chosen charities are Aspired Futures who provide bespoke support services to enable disadvantaged children to learn and practice essential life skills to give them the guidance they need in order to become independent, happy and safe at school, at work and in the community and Streetlife, a local charity providing shelter, support, advice, counselling, food and toiletry parcels for the most vulnerable young people in the Blackpool area for over 35 years.