MK sheds new light on Fuzzwire deal

Published:  09 April, 2014

New assignments mark significant step-change for MK Illumination UK

MK Illumination has seen a major boost to its UK business turnover following the reassignment of well over 100 major Christmas lighting contracts from the failed Fuzzwire business - originally a market competitor. Fuzzwire went into liquidation just before Christmas, but MK Illumination stepped in and took on its business. Since then MK Illumination has been in the important process of novating the large number of contracts - handling the important post-Christmas dismantle of complex festive displays, and welcoming all new clients, centres and towns to its team.

MK Illumination already supplies leading retail destinations worldwide including Westfield Stratford City, Manchester City Centre, Bluewater and Gloucester Quays in the UK. Significant UK centres joining MKIllumination as part of the Fuzzwire deal include Arndale, Manchester; Metrocentre, Gateshead; Cribbs Causeway, Bristol; Liverpool One; Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow; and Canary Wharf, London.

Paul Dove, sales director at MK Illumination UK said: “This is an incredibly exciting time for MK Illumination, especially in the UK where we’re managing an exceptional portfolio of centres. Our next 12 months are all about consolidation for the business and maintaining the high level of quality and service we have become known for right across the country. More than ever we are dedicated to ensuring customer satisfaction and delivering exceptional schemes for our clients.”

The MK Team has also expanded significantly as a result. The deal has seen new jobs for many of the former employees including key business, creative and manufacturing roles - with further roles expected to be announced once the re-assignment of clients is complete. By keeping the core operational teams the same, a smooth transition into the single MK Illumination business has been ensured, maintaining its outstanding record of punctuality in the build-up to Christmas.

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