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Quicklight brightens up hundreds of families’ lives with donations to Magic Moments children’s charity
13 Dec 2016
Last month 48 families with children suffering from life-limiting illnesses enjoyed a 4-day visit to Disneyland Paris thanks to donations from local Thatcham-based lighting maintenance and electrical testing firm, Quicklight.
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Quicklight wins national electrical testing contract with FirstGroup plc
05 Oct 2015
Quicklight wins national contract to provide electrical testing services across 167 FirstGroup bus stations and depots.
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Quicklight supports more magic moments
01 May 2015
Over the past five years Quicklight has donated a total of £19,025 to Spicerhaart’s children’s charity Magic Moments – find out more in our news release.
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Quicklight appoints Richard McCabe as new Managing Director
28 Apr 2015
Lighting maintenance and electrical testing firm Quicklight today announced the appointment of Richard McCabe as its new Managing Director.
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Grafton Group adopts Quicklight’s proactive lighting maintenance service
30 Mar 2015
Following a successful trial period, Grafton Group has rolled out a proactive lighting maintenance service from Quicklight that will improve the lighting quality in over 460 of its UK merchant stores.
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Quicklight’s pretty in pink
29 Oct 2014
Last Friday we dressed up to raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign’s ‘Wear it Pink’ day. Pink hair, pink pants, pink morphsuits – we had them all!
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Read Quicklight's feature article in Electrical Engineering magazine
14 Oct 2014
As impressive as LEDs are at reducing costs and carbon, it's still important to consider the cost of their ongoing maintenance. Our commercial director Richard McCabe explains why. See page 21.
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It’s plain sailing for Quicklight electrical test engineers at the Port of Blyth
10 Oct 2014
Quicklight has recently completed a five-year electrical inspection condition report (EICR) with thermal imaging at the Port of Blyth.
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Quicklight celebrates winning two health and safety awards
04 Apr 2014
Following on from our success in the International Safety Awards, we are very pleased to announce that we’ve also won ‘silver’ in this year’s Royal Society for the Protection of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards.
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Quicklight awarded a ‘merit’ in its first International Safety Award
21 Mar 2014
Quicklight is proud to receive a ‘merit’ assessment on its first ever International Safety Award from The British Safety Council. The awards are given to organisations every year in recognition of their proven commitment to workplace health and safety.
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Service-led approach to business helps Quicklight reach 10,000 milestone
06 Mar 2014
Maintenance firm Quicklight now takes care of commercial lighting and electrical services for over 10,000 customer sites in the UK and Northern Ireland. The company reached this milestone because of growth in demand for its reliable, high-quality service.
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Read Quicklight's feature article in issue 10 of Tomorrow's H&S
28 Feb 2014
Alastair Galbraith, Health and Safety Director looks into what SMEs can do to help keep their mobile workforces safe on the roads. See page 28 of Tomorrow's H&S, article 'On the road again'
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Quicklight attends prestigious CIM award ceremony in London
12 Feb 2014
Jaguar Land Rover, HSBC and Vodafone were just some of the big-name winners at last night’s Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Awards. The event was held at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London and was hosted by comedian Jimmy Carr.
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Quicklight nominated as finalist in Tomorrow’s FM Awards
13 Jan 2014
Quicklight has been nominated as a finalist in this year’s Tomorrow’s FM Awards for its innovative commercial lighting maintenance service.
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Read Quicklight's feature article in the December issue of Tomorrow's FM
16 Dec 2013
After years out of the role, Quicklight bosses Rob Moss and Andy Cole decided it was high time they went back out on the road to find out what day-to-day pressures their lighting maintenance engineers faced. See page 42 and 43 of December's Tomorrow's FM.
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Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland rolls-out Quicklight’s lighting maintenance service
03 Dec 2013
Quicklight has been selected to provide a nationwide service to over 1,000 of Saint-Gobain’s UK & Ireland Building Distribution sites, including Jewson, Graham The Plumber’s Merchant and Ideal Bathrooms.
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Quicklight raises £14,000 at annual charity ball
18 Oct 2013
Thatcham-based lighting maintenance and electrical services provider Quicklight raised £14,000 at its annual charity ball on Saturday 12th October. The Las Vegas-themed ball was held at Wokefield Park Hotel, near Reading.
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A magic moment for Quicklight
30 Sep 2013
They’re simply magic! The team at Thatcham-based Quicklight have handed over another bumper cheque to the Magic Moments children’s charity.
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Quicklight warns skills shortage is holding back UK business
12 Sep 2013
Lighting maintenance firm aims to recruit skilled electricians to fuel company growth – Quicklight believes that a lack of skilled electricians in the UK employment market is the only thing holding back its ability to grow in the current economic climate.
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The Quicklight Riders stick together during London to Brighton Bike Ride
28 Jun 2013
When one of the team had a nasty accident during a charity bike ride earlier this month, the Quicklight Riders rallied round to make sure everyone crossed the finish line together. Find out why Marco Pasquino had a bit of a bumpy ride!
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Girl power! Quicklight corporate relay teams smash fundraising target
26 Mar 2013
Last weekend two teams of four employees ran the Corporate Relay Challenge in the Reading Half Marathon. Find out how much they raised for GOSHCC and why the charity is so close to their hearts.
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Quicklight makes ‘top 10’ list of fastest growing companies in the UK lighting industry
20 Mar 2013
Lighting maintenance service provider Quicklight continues to buck the downward economic trend by being ranked the 6th fastest growing company in the UK lighting industry, in terms of sales growth. Total sales for the company increased by 76% in its last financial year.
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Customer care coordinator Stefan receives Quicklift training
06 Mar 2013
Customer care coordinator Stefan reached dizzying heights today when he volunteered for training on how to operate one of our Quicklifts. Find out how the training helps him do his job.
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Billy the Bulb's girls run for GOSHCC
01 Mar 2013
Quicklight employees Jo, Charlene, Brenda, Sarah, Gina, Cara, Nicki and Megan are running the Corporate Relay Challenge in the Reading Half Marathon this year to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. Find out why.
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Read Quicklight's feature article in the February edition of PFM magazine
27 Feb 2013
Richard McCabe, commercial director at Quicklight, looks at how the lighting maintenance industry needs to change its working practices in the article "New technology deserves new working practices." See page 17 of Premises and Facilities Management Magazine.
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Quicklight receives a ‘two star’ rating in its first British Safety Council H&S audit
11 Feb 2013
We pride ourselves on our health and safety credentials, but acknowledge that there is always room for improvement. So last December we invited the British Safety Council to come in and benchmark our occupational safety management system against their Five Star Audit.
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Up, up and away! Race winner receives his prize
31 Jan 2013
The winner of our virtual light bulb race is Chris Smith, group health & safety manager at Steinhoff. Rising to the occasion, employees Richard McCabe and Ami Hick went to present Mr. Smith with his prize – a hot air balloon ride for two.
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Quicklight's virtual light bulb race across the UK
06 Dec 2012
While Christmas is an enjoyable experience for the vast majority, it’s a particularly hard time of year for the homeless. Being bright sparks we want to help people less fortunate, so we’ve come up with an idea that allows us to have a little fun and raise money for a good cause at the same time.
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Quicklight provides illuminating advice for businesses pursuing ISO14001
25 Oct 2012
Lighting maintenance service provider Quicklight today issued advice to businesses hoping to achieve the environmental standard ISO14001: those aiming for ISO14001 must obtain an audit trail for any lamps legally required to be recycled in accordance with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive.
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Quicklight raises £8,652 at a James Bond charity ball
08 Oct 2012
Lighting maintenance service provider Quicklight raised £8,652 at a James Bond-themed charity ball on Saturday 6th October at the Madejski Stadium, Reading. The money will be shared equally between the Newbury-based Swings and Smiles charity and Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance.
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Quicklight urges UK firms to check their lights before it’s too dark
04 Oct 2012
As the daylight hours get shorter and shorter, lighting maintenance service provider Quicklight has urged businesses in the UK to check their lighting is adequate before it gets too dark.
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Quicklight achieves ISO 18001 and 14001 certifications
09 Jul 2012
Quicklight has again demonstrated its commitment to the health and safety of its employees and customers, and also to reducing the environmental impact of its operational practices, by securing the ISO 18001 and 14001 accreditations.
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Quicklight improves operational efficiency and delivers better customer service
19 Jun 2012
As part of a continuous programme to improve its operational efficiency, lighting maintenance service provider Quicklight has been able to deliver better levels of customer service.
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Quicklight Area Manager David Lavery receives Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service
27 Mar 2012
Lance Corporal David Lavery has been awarded a Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in the latest Operational Honours List. David, a Territorial Army soldier with 128 Field Company of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) made an outstanding contribution to security and morale in Afghanistan during his deployment last year.
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Quicklight officially recognised for Top Safety Accreditation
22 Mar 2012
Quicklight, nationwide supplier of electrical lighting maintenance, has further cemented its reputation for high safety standards with the recent acquisition of the SAFEcontractor accreditation.
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Quicklight welcomes new electrical wiring compliance report
22 Mar 2012
Quicklight is now providing its customers with even more thorough electrical testing as a result of implementing the new Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR), introduced by the IET on 1st January.
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Quicklight founders celebrate 20 years in the lighting business
12 Mar 2012
Quicklight founders Andy Cole and Rob Moss are celebrating working together in the lighting business for 20 years. Initially selling an energy-saving conversion service for fluorescent lighting, their partnership later evolved into lighting maintenance company Quicklight, which now employs over 100 staff and services thousands of sites across the UK and Northern Ireland.
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Lighting engineers predict frantic fumbling when the clocks go back
18 Oct 2011
The same thing happens every year: on the last Sunday in October, the phones start ringing at lighting maintenance company Quicklight.
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Quicklight expand to Northern Ireland, where the grass is greener
06 Oct 2011
In a new initiative, aimed at improving service to their clients, Quicklight has recently expanded it's lighting maintenance operations by employing it's first engineer to be based in Northern Ireland.
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Quicklight the obvious choice for Wickes
16 Jun 2011
Wickes 'Britain's favourite DIY store' has chosen Quicklight to handle it's lighting maintenance in all 200 branches nationwide.
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Message from Quicklight's Lance Corporal David Lavery Helmand Province, Afghanistan
19 Apr 2011
I have been in Afghanistan for a few weeks now and am only just starting to get acclimatised. Camp Bastion in Helmand province is 300ft above sea level and is averaging 28 - 34 degrees.
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Quicklight’s continual improvement in workflow management
30 Mar 2011
Dave Stock, seen above (left), has joined Quicklight to head up the Workflow Management Team. His role will include controlling the daily workflow of the Quicklight team of engineers throughout the whole of the UK.
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Making light work in the snow
22 Dec 2010
Although the country has suffered with snow and ice over the past few weeks our Nationwide team of engineers have worked tirelessly to keep up our high levels of service, even in conditions where others were at a standstill.
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Quicklight supports Army reservist leaving for Afghanistan
17 Dec 2010
Territorial Army Reservist, Lance Corporal David Lavery, who works for Quicklight was joined by his Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Ingrid Rolland, at the Quicklight Headquarters to present a Ministry of Defence SaBRE Certificate to his Managing Director, Robert Moss, as David leaves for Mobilisation service in Afghanistan.
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Major business win for Quicklight
15 Jul 2010
Quicklight is pleased to announce it has recently achieved a major business win: Carphone Warehouse, for the supply of lighting maintenance services throughout the UK.
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Charity first…Quicklight supporting Sue Ryder
27 May 2010
Sue Ryder Sue Ryder Care, the national charity which provides health and social care services in local communities, is benefitting from the long term support of Quicklight, the national lighting maintenance company.
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Quicklight appoint two new company directors
13 Apr 2010
On Monday 18th January 2010 Nicki Honey was appointed Operations Director and Richard McCabe was appointed as Commercial Director of Quicklight Ltd, Nicki has also been appointed Operations Director of the testing division.
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Go Outdoors choose Quicklight
04 Feb 2010
Fast growing outdoor specialist retailer Go Outdoors has chosen Quicklight for all their lighting maintenance requirements
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The new look Quicklight
04 Feb 2010
Over the past few years our services have grown dramatically. After undertaking a customer research study, it became apparent that our image did not reflect our customers’ perception of Quicklight.
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Quicklight announce Quicklift
04 Feb 2010
Access to high places can be very difficult, and costly, particularly inside a building. Well not anymore.
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