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The 79 Group supplies
lighting and m&e services
to 9 out of 10 of the UK’s
largest retailers.

Fresh lighting brings Blacks a hike in sales

interior of Blacks store

Working with the team at The Blacks Leisure Group, 79 have designed and manufactured the lighting across 40 of the Blacks and Millets sites for their roll out and refresh programme throughout 2009/2010.

As principal electrical contractor on many of these projects 79 provided the full mechanical and electrical design and installation including incoming mains distribution, full power and data, fire alarm, HVAC and earthing provision on sites ranging up to 10,000ft2.

Combining three of the services provided by 79 delivered considerable savings for Blacks Leisure, by cutting out design fees, electrical and main contractor mark-ups, and distribution/wholesaler charges, with the additional benefit of continuity of design, supply and installation.

At the time of Blacks’ interim report the new concept stores were trading 10% better than the rest of the chain.

The new stores provide a more modern and visually appealing environment in which to purchase outdoor products and overall feedback from Blacks has been very positive.