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It Does Lighting Turns 18!

A message from our Founder 

Wow, where has the time gone. This year we turn 18! Eighteen. Never would I have imagined that at the start. In those days, my goal was to take over the lighting world and make significant changes to how, why, and what we light. To a degree, we have achieved much of what we set out to do with our input into regulations, standards, and city lighting strategies. But lighting world domination is still on our list.

I won’t pretend it’s been easy (like most, we have seen ups and downs), but I am proud to say we are a SUCCESS. We don’t do that often enough, shout about our achievements and congratulate ourselves.

I’ve been told that if you survive more than seven years, you are officially a successful business.

So, I can proudly say we have made it.

A big thank you to all our supporters, clients, and partners. It is truly the greatest gift to have a career that you love even after 30+ years, and who we work with plays a big part in that.

Here’s to another 18 years (or so!). 

In the meantime, a bit of fun, here are my 18 reasons why I love what I do:

  1. Work NEVER feels like a chore 
  2. I have a brilliant team
  3. We get to work with some amazing clients and are lucky to have a high level of repeat business 
  4. We have had the pleasure of lighting some unique places/spaces
  5. We still find joy in every one of the projects we win
  6. Lighting is such a fast-paced technology – we still get to learn something new most days
  7. We get to help and teach others, sharing our wealth of experience through our training workshops and lecturing work with universities 
  8. We get to leave behind legacies – which will be around for years to come – like the lighting scheme for Stag Sphere, which is one of our greatest achievements 
  9. We make a difference to health and wellbeing through better lighting
  10. Our Lighting Impact Assessment work often takes us to SSSI (Sites of Special Scientific Interest) areas and AONB’s (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty)
  11. We get to influence standards and legislations
  12. We set our goals and standards high 
  13. We affect how, why, and what we light
  14. We get to work with people from all walks of life
  15. We get to design lighting schemes for awesome company’s and building’s like Google’s £1 billion Central St Giles
  16. We STILL get excited playing with new technology and equipment 
  17. The work we do feels us with pride and passion
  18. I’m still working towards my very first goal: to take over the world of lighting