FORMER High Sheriff fronts recruitment drive at Ulverston tech firm.

Ulverston-based LED lighting enterprise Forge has welcomed back former High Sheriff Julie Barton into her role as HR Director and the company have plans to expand.

Julie said: "It was a privilege to serve Cumbria as its High Sheriff, but since leaving office I have been enjoying a continued involvement in community projects, as well as having more time to focus on the day job.

At Forge, we create and supply highly innovative LED lighting technology. We have exciting plans for significant growth in the next three years and as a Director I'll be focussing on ensuring we have the right people, skills and processes in place to make this happen.

"My focus isn't just on the development of our current talented team. I also look for opportunities to bring brand new talent into Forge. I am always delighted to welcome CVs and enquiries from people who are as forward-thinking as us."

Now in its 28th year of business, Forge continues to grow as they develop and manufacture cutting edge LED solutions.

Ian Dixon, Commercial Director said: "Last year I learnt so much more about the strength and resilience of businesses, people, charities and communities in our county.

There is a fantastic ‘can do’ approach in Cumbria, that has ensured such a positive response to the pandemic. Cumbrian SMEs can offer great career progression and exciting opportunities when people are job hunting.”

Forge Marketing Executive Laura Moore said: "It can be challenging to get our voice heard but we have a lot to shout about and want people to consider Forge as their next career move.”