Steve Cahill takes out Business NSW Leadership award

Released: 29-Jun-2015

June 26, 2015: Steve Cahill receives award from NSW Business Chamber Deputy President, Trevor Cairney, OAM

Co-founder and CEO of Artarmon based enLighten Australia, Steve Cahill, has taken out the North Eastern Sydney Business Leaders Award at a ceremony held at Luna Park last weekend.

The win recognises Steve's pioneering role in identifying energy efficiency opportunities in long lit, low use areas LED lighting. As a former Regional Director of Engineering for a commercial property management company, Steve was able to bring vital end user input into the luminaire design process. 

enLighten designs, manufactures, supplies and installs a range of high efficiency LED lights and controls for commercial, industrial, residential strata, public & outdoor areas. The innovative product range has delivered over 1,000 LED lighting retrofits for areas that had seen no technology changes from the traditional fluorescent tube lighting for 40 years.

"Our achievement as a business has been to redefine the role of lighting for people & not spaces. After 2 years of R&D and commercial trials, we launched our patented Chamaeleon light which changed the way that building managers provide emergency lighting in fire stairs and undercover car parks" comments Steve. 

Steve reflects on the win. "Winning this award is welcome recognition for the risk I took in developing both a new product and business model and the kudos will be shared with my staff, who have contributed to this success."

The future for the business is very positive. "We have been profitable for the past 3 years, are investing in developing new products, employing new staff and growing market share in a very dynamic market." reports Steve.

enLighten's Artarmon head office houses the R&D and testing workshops, warehouse & administration staff, with interstate sales agents  operating in Victoria, Queensland & SA. The enLighten product range is available nationally through all major electrical wholesalers.

Link to view the official photo gallery (facebook).

About the Awards

The North Eastern Sydney regional awards are one of 8 regional awards run annually by the NSW Business Chamber for member organisations. Steve will now automatically progress into the State Awards Business Leader category, to be held at a  gala dinner in Sydney's Darling Harbour on November 27th. For a listing of other award categories & winners view HERE

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