International Expansion for Leicestershire Manufacturer

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Leicestershire-based Ventola Projects has a ‘bright’ future ahead of them with ambitious expansion plans into the U.S. market.

Ventola Projects was established in 2007 by managing director Mick Ventola following more than 25 years of experience in the industry working within electrical contracting and data systems.

Specialising in delivering bespoke LED requirements, Ventola Projects supply the whole solution from initial design, manufacture, supply and installation, with a particular expertise in the leisure sector. The firm has also delivered high-profile projects including work on palaces for the emir of Qatar and the home of a Kuwaiti sheikh.

Ventola’s main product is the VAvR range, a multi-function LED system that can switch from general lighting to colour changing mood lighting or UV glow effects. The products are computer-controlled and low voltage, so are quick and cost-efficient to install.


Through Enterprise Loans, Ventola Projects was supplied with £25,000 from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) to help facilitate the firm’s expansion in the U.S market, including attaining appropriate certification, the manufacture of forward stock and investment in marketing and PR activity.

Sukhveer Chirrimar, loan fund advisor at Enterprise Loans East Midlands said:

“Mick is incredibly switched on – no pun intended – with his business and the in-depth planning and strategising he has undertaken. It’s great to see all of this hard work is now bearing fruits.”

Mick received £25,000 to support the firm’s expansion into the U.S. market