GDS architectural sales team expands

In an exciting year of growth for the company, pioneering lighting manufacturers GDS announce two additions to their Bristol-based team.

Francesca Kear joins as a commercial sales manager and brings a wealth of experience in bespoke lighting solutions to the company. Passionate about creating strong customer relationships, she will be helping to increase sales by building local markets across the Midlands and The North.

After 13 years of sales and development in construction, Alan Colquhoun will be focusing on introducing GDS to the architectural lighting sector, in his role as business development manager. Working closely with their marketing, lighting design and sales teams, Alan will be developing GDS’ brand and project pipeline and introducing their product ranges and services to a variety of new clients.

Head of sales James Hall welcomed the new appointments, saying,

‘Both Francesca and Alan are an exciting addition to the GDS sales team, with an incredible breadth of sales expertise, product knowledge and passion for the industry. Our department is truly going up a gear, as we design and specify a diverse range of architectural projects for our client base’


While seeking further business in the architectural sector, the company continues to prioritise developing creative ways to solve the challenges faced by the lighting industry.