Skylights firm hits new heights

Daylight & Ventilation Solutions Ltd has installed two glass roofs at the University of Leicester Ce

Daylight & Ventilation Solutions Ltd has installed two glass roofs at the University of Leicester Centre for Medicine, which is now the most energy efficient building of its type in the UK. - Credit: Archant

A skylights firm has hit new heights after completing a prestigious contract five years after it started out as a one-man band.

Daylight & Ventilation Solutions Ltd (DVS), based at Bury St Edmunds, has installed two glass roofs at the University of Leicester Centre for Medicine, which is now the most energy-efficent building of its type in the UK.

Local businessman Daniel Boughton launched the business in 2011 to supply skylights for natural lighting, ventilation, access and safety for commercial and residential buildings.

The firm, which is based at The Vision Centre, run by business advisers Menta, has seen 45% year-on-year growth and has expanded to keep up with demand. It now employs four staff and rents a larger office at the centre.

“That’s the beauty of being based at Menta. It’s given us the flexibility to move within the building as we’ve grown, keeping costs low,” he said.


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“Our expertise and knowledge, coupled with the superbly engineered products, has been the secret of our ongoing success.”

Menta chief executive Alex Till said: “In just five years DVS has grown from a one man band to a company providing employment opportunities. I applaud Daniel’s tenacity and vision and wish him and his team continued success in the future.”

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