independent lighting retailer Warmmead Lighting of Holyhead Road, Coventry has been
awarded with The Lighting Association's Retailer Good Practice Certification.
Warmmead is only the fourth retailer to be awarded with this Certification from over
4000 independent lighting retailers throughout the UK.
This award is a result of many months hard work from the local retailer and lighting
designer who was put through his paces at his Holyhead Road showroom by The Lighting
Association Technical Manager, Kevin Kearney.
The Retailer Good Practice Certification was introduced by The Lighting Association for
Retail Members to increase their confidence in providing safe products for sale. The
certification also requires members to display products safely; employ a proper after
sales service and train employees with regard to lighting and lighting products.
Mr Nigel Dawes, Managing Director believes this certification is the way forward for
his business because he sees it as a marketing tool to help him differentiate from other
larger retailers of lighting. The accreditation also ensures their customers that they are
dealing with a professional organisation, dedicated to selling safe and reliable
Warmmead Lighting ensures all lighting staff are fully trained and aware of important
issues when dealing with the sale of lighting/electrical products by enrolling them on the
Product Knowledge and Foundation Study course run by The Lighting Association. This
enables Nigel and his staff to give customers sound professional advice on all their
Nigel Dawes who is a proactive member of The Lighting Association's Lighting Retail
"This Certification will enable us to move forward into the next millennium as
part of an elite group of lighting retailers who can offer, quality, value and enhanced
Accredited retail outlets can be easily identified through a new logo, which has been
developed by the Lighting Association to help customers identify accredited stores
throughout the country. The new logo is a sign of approval and quality and when a customer
sees it they will be assured of the best service and advice that they can receive.