A FAMILY-RUN business which sparked to life in Halesowen has been chosen as the official installers of the town’s Christmas lights for the seventh year running.

Starkey Electrical is set to complete the light installation next month for Halesowen Business Improvement District (BID).

The Christmas light switch-on, which attracts around 40,000 visitors each year, will take place on Saturday November 18 in Halesowen town centre and is a much-loved event within the community.

Halesowen News: Last year's festive display in Halesowen Last year's festive display in Halesowen (Image: Handout)

Lisa Starkey, director of Starkey Electrical, was a former board member of Halesowen BID.

While the company has now grown, with a national customer base, she said its heart is still very much in Halesowen.

Lisa said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as the official installer of the Halesowen Christmas lights once again.

"The town holds a lot of history for us and we feel honoured to be able to give back to the community there.”

Vicky Rogers, Halesowen BID town manager, said: “Halesowen BID is thrilled to have Starkey Electrical install our Christmas lights for the seventh year running.

"We have worked closely with the team at Starkey since the start of BID in 2017 and they have continued to be our illumination installers due to the experience, professionalism and friendliness of the team.

“Christmas is our largest event in the town centre so we can not afford to get it wrong. Working with Starkey Electrical gives us the confidence we need to know that the job will be done right.”

The team at Starkey Electrical will also be at the switch-on event to assist with the countdown. The team will also be responsible for the testing and inspection of the lights prior to the big event, as well as removal and storing of them afterwards.