Chelsom appoint new Commercial Director

Chelsom are delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Payne to the Chelsom board of Directors. Steve joins in the role of Commercial Director as the company looks to further expand as a global leader in the design and supply of decorative lighting to the international hospitality and marine marketplace.

With a strong commercial management background in the Oil & Gas, Utilities and Automotive sectors, Steve’s focus has always been on customer service and project management. In his new role, he will help formulate business strategies and will be involved in critical decision making from a project, commercial and sales perspective acting as the head office based ‘voice of the customer’ at all times.

Although ultimately a design focussed business, Chelsom is all about executing complex large scale commercial projects. Steve’s background in this field means he will play the role of ‘project sponsor’ across all elements of a project, broadly managing initial customer requirements all the way through to the manufacturing and sourcing elements of a project.

Managing Director, Will Chelsom, said “We are so thrilled to have Steve on board as we look to accelerate away from the challenges brought about by the Covid pandemic. No day and no project is ever the same at Chelsom and I take great pride in the agility, flexibility and overall resilience of our brilliant teams at Chelsom. Steve will be a superb addition to our strong senior management team, adding flair and a new dimension as we continue on our journey of growth and further success. Steve has spent his career working in very complex markets and is used to managing multi-faceted project scenarios, so his ability to make quick decisions and care for the demanding needs of the Chelsom client base will be hugely welcome”