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Double promotion at Optelma

Leading architectural lighting company, Optelma, has today announced the promotion of two of its senior employees, Graham Watkinson and Matthew Sherry.

This announcement comes at an exciting time for Optelma which, despite being steeped in history with traditional values, has a progressive outlook to build on its success by developing high profile partnerships and striving to deliver new innovations, ultimately raising the international profile of the business.

Graham, who will take on the role of Managing Director, joined the company as Project Sales Manager and was promoted to Sales Director in 2014; he has been fundamental to the growth of the business over the last seven years and will be taking over from John Phillips whose passion for lighting and outstanding commitment to his team has shone through during his tenure as Managing Director which spans the last 34 years.

Over the last two decades Graham has established himself as an expert sales professional, specialising in lighting for 16 years. Commenting on his promotion to Managing Director, Graham Watkinson commented: “I am honoured to have received this promotion and very much look forward to building on John’s legacy to achieve further success and growth for Optelma. We have an exceptional team, and together we have delivered outstanding results for our clients around the world; this is a very exciting time for the business as we look ahead to the future.”

In addition, Matthew Sherry has received a much-deserved promotion to Sales Director. Previously National Sales Manager, Matthew has demonstrated his remarkable sales and leadership prowess playing a pivotal role in Optelma’s continued growth, building strong relationships throughout the UK, and further raising the profile of the business.

Matthew Sherry, Sales Director stated: “I welcome the opportunity to continue developing Optelma’s strategic sales vision and I am delighted to receive this promotion. At Optelma we deliver a superior service for all of our clients and this has translated in impressive sales results over the years. I’m incredibly proud of the business and look forward to delivering on our future growth plan.”