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How To Light Up Your Life - Simon Wallis Smith

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After falling out of love with his career in IT, the work, the commute and the drain on family life, Simon Wallis Smith decided to take the plunge and buy an existing business in a completely different sector - antique lighting.

Armed with no experience in retail or lighting, but the motivation to make positive changes in his life for himself and his family, he took on a bricks and mortar business with a handful of employees and got to work.

He's since grown the business into one of the most sought after lighting specialists in the country, with a range of contemporary lighting designed by him and his team, as well as a thriving antique lighting restoration and sales department.

They upgraded their premises in Ross-on-Wye in 2020, moving into a stunning showroom, designed and kitted out from scratch, and have recently opened a London showroom in Clerkenwell.

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