I have worked with Lorraine over many years and I have nothing but praise for her as a person and as a business professional. She is highly talented, professional, motivate, articulate, driving, enthusiastic, dynamic business woman but above all a very nice person to know being very supportive and helpful in nature.
- Bill Welch C.Dir FIoD April 7, 2016
Lorraine was helping the transformation of thinking for a unitary council, introducing excellent VfM solutions, streets ahead of cutting edge concepts being designed nine years later! She understands Street Lighting from a wide array of perspectives, seeing the whole issue, not simply compliance with specifications, to simply enable cost effective change. If you have a need and can’t design to it, or afford it, give her a call.
- Dave Gaster, Transformation Director for support services direct April 7, 2016
Lorraine impressed me form the very first moment we worked together. I hired Lorraine for a specific role but it became clear that her skills far exceeded my expectations. Lorraine demonstrated that she was a fast learner and also possessed people skills that meant that she could slot into a future sales and management role with ease, which she accomplished. She exhibited Lighting design and engineering skills which, when mixed with her natural flair and drive, molded her into a successful and much valued player in the industry. It was my great pleasure to have presented together with her, and also to have worked together on lighting design projects and also we collaborated with on-site lighting installation commissioning. Imagine how proud I was as her manager to be in the audience and see her present at the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) Young Lighter of the year competition. I am deeply proud of the many achievements that Lorraine has made since she first joined my department, and she has not changed at all over the years. I have met her recently at lighting events like Light and build and it is clear to me that she has vast knowledge of the lighting industry challenges of today. I am also proud of the fact that we collaborated in later years with Social media, and she went on to become a lighting blogger with a much defined style which is exclusively Lorraine! She continues to have a rich mix of lighting design skill and in-depth knowledge, business acumen, digital marketing know-how and a delightful personality. Without any doubt, Lorraine has been the brightest success story of my Lighting design career to date, and she has become a key player in the lighting industry.
- Clive Roach, Social Media Strategist, Global Integrated Communications, Philips Healthcare April 7, 2016
Lorraine Calcott has used our products and services on many projects over the years and often asks us to come up with product variations or specials where her lighting projects require it. Her desire to use new technology and innovation means we regularly have to think outside the box when thinking of delivering practical solutions by way of lighting product. We will continue to support her and her customers and hope to continue a long and prosperous working relationship.
- Terry Dean – Managing Director DW Windsor April 7, 2016
We’ve worked with it does Lighting Ltd on a number of projects, and found the work imaginative, practical and efficient – A rare combination! Lorraine has an excellent product knowledge and contacts within the industry, and isn’t flustered by last minute design changes or shifting deadlines, essential attributes for complex and demanding projects. We highly recommend it does Lighting Ltd.
- By Harry Watkins. DF Clark April 7, 2016
Lorraine is a world class lighting designer who has progressed to the top of her field. She is always very professional and is results driven so is always prepared to go the extra mile to satisfy her customers. I have used Lorraine on several large lighting projects over the years and would not hesitate to have her as part of the team on future projects. Lorraine is a very professional designer and well respected within her industry sector. She has produced excellent results on projects and enjoyed a high degree of success since starting her own consultancy in 2004. CMI have used Lorraine on several high profile projects to provide an added depth to our own designs with excellent results.
- Darren Marshall April 7, 2016
We have employed it does Lighting Ltd and Lorraine Calcott’s services on numerous lighting projects around the country which require lighting designs and input. These projects range from advice on small, local developments to full detailed lighting designs and illumination strategy on developments numbering several hundred units. The consistently high quality output and professional advice we receive, along with very competitive fees and always meeting our deadlines mean that we will continue to appoint it does Lighting Ltd in the future wherever possible.
- Chris Baker-Pearce – Director of Ardent Consulting Engineers April 7, 2016
Bats were a major constraint at a recent housing project in Somerset and the preservation of well-used flight corridors linking multiple roosts was crucial for a successful planning outcome both for the client and for the bats. Despite being approached relatively late in the process, Lorraine pulled out the stops to help guide the developer and us ecologists through the potential minefield of lighting options across the site. The approved strategy which resulted achieved lighting levels no greater than at present across the site and avoids impacts on one of our rarest bat species. I look forward to working with Lorraine again on future tricky sites!
- Harry Fox - Senior Ecologist, MWA April 7, 2016
We have been looking to appoint a lighting design consultant to our approved supply chain for some time now and further to recently working with the team, and in particular Matt, I am delighted with the outcome and service as a whole that we have been provided with. From start to finish they have interpreted our requirements to the T and have delivered a fantastic lighting design that fills us with confidence moving in to the future. From start to finish the attitude and passion shown by Lorraine and her team have simply been second to none. There is no doubt that we will be working with it does Lighting Ltd again in the future.
- Alex McLean - Responsive Repairs Manager at Connect Property Services April 7, 2016
Lorraine and her company “it does Lighting Ltd” have been working closely with us since the beginning of 2012 and this has proved of great benefit. Lorraine has contributed to the new Secured by Design lighting guidance for streets and outdoor spaces and helped to shape that document for imminent release. To help our officers implement the changes Lorraine recently presented a series of workshops at our National Training Event on the technical detail of the new British Standard for street lighting (BS5489:2013) which included guidance on the basics of lighting. We will continue to work with Lorraine and seek her assistance on future lighting guidance documents and look forward to a long a fruitful working relationship.
- Jon Cole - Secured by Design April 7, 2016
Lorraine is a highly creative designer who understands lighting effects for both interior and exterior applications and is able to bring her considerable knowledge and contacts list to each project she has worked on for me, resulting in unique solutions on a practical level .
- Mark Cooper April 7, 2016
Lorraine has a highly developed business ethic and demonstrates an impressive and creative approach to her professional work. She is a pleasure to work with and provides excellent advice and support on a range of both aesthetic and technical detail. She is a first class decision maker, problem solver and consultant – always delivering to specification, quality and time. I have no hesitation in recommending Lorraine and engaging her exclusive professional services within this competitive industry.
- Dr Nick Osborn April 7, 2016
Lorraine responded very quickly and produced a quality report for a proposed retail development in Essex, which was accepted by the Planning Department. Thanks Lorraine.
- Paul Palgrave April 7, 2016
Lorraine Calcott has worked with us, and our clients, on many lighting projects over several years and we have never failed to be impressed by her innovative approach and constructive advice when assisting clients to find the best solutions to their lighting needs. Lorraine’s professional, enthusiastic and detailed knowledge of lighting design and engineering has seen a number of clients adopting solutions which not only met their lighting needs but also fulfilled their desire to reduce their carbon footprint and improve the working environment. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lorraine and it does Lighting Ltd to any of our clients.
- Greg Kirkman – Director of Ensafe Consultants April 7, 2016
Lorraine is well connected with the local authorities from her consultancy work on a number of high profile lighting design projects. These cover teams in Milton Keynes, Westminister, Basildon, and Gatwick airport. She has helped us to study the possibility of wireless equipment attachment on light columns in UK and Europe. We found her inputs are constructive and valuable especially when there are no national guideline given. We are very please with her feedback and research in this area.
- Joe Yeung April 7, 2016
We have hired Lorraine on several occasions and will continue to do so due her high level of knowledge in lighting design and the quality of works she produces.
- Chris Rickerby April 7, 2016
Lorraine’s knowledge of her industry is by far the best in the business, what she doesn’t know about lighting isn’t worth knowing.
- Paul Hayter April 7, 2016
Lorraine is a fantastic source of knowledge on lighting design, at times annoyingly so 😊 but you won’t find a better designer.
-Craig Hattley Partner at Calford Seaden LLP February 10, 2020
Lorraine is a forward thinking and very talented designer. It’s been my absolute pleasure to work with Lorraine. When we were going through really difficult time with illness at home this little lady appeared at my door with the biggest bunch of flowers you have ever seen. Both dawn and I have never forgotten that and the 200 mile trip behind it . In short, an awesome lady and an awesome designer too, always a pleasure to support in her design. No more to be said.
Managing Director February 10, 2020
I worked with Lorraine Calcott in our early days as young lighting engineers within Thorn Lighting UK, and realized then that she would enjoy a fulfilled career in lighting. She has shown over the years and proven her ability to really understand lighting and its application. She was a joy to work with and fully recommend her in any aspect of lighting. Hopefully her expertise can spread further afield including Australia.
- Ricky Combs QLD State Sales Manager February 10, 2020
Lorraine was helping the ‘transformation of thinking’ for a unitary council, introducing excellent VfM solutions, streets ahead of cutting edge concepts being designed nine years later! She understands Street Lighting from a wide array of perspectives, seeing the whole issue, not simply compliance with specifications, to simply enable cost effective change. If you have a need and can’t design to it, or afford it, give her a call.
- Dave Gaster Expert transformation/environmental improver February 10, 2020