We are Lightning

We lead a team of talented designers and production managers to produce exciting and dramatic events across the UK and Europe.
Our team at Lightning boast extensive experience in the design and execution of even the most testing of briefs. Drawing on their knowledge of set design and construction, architectural and theatrical lighting, and live sound amplification and reinforcement they can create and deliver any range of stylish and elegant events for both private and corporate clients.

What we do

We specialise in creative design and technical production services to a wide variety of events from weddings and parties to conferences and brand activations.

From initial conceptual design and development we work with our clients, utilising the latest in 3D modelling and CAD design to bring their ideas to life.

Drawing from a diverse background of architecture, engineering, fashion, theatre and PR we are perfectly suited to guide our clients through every step of the process of planning and executing their events – ensuring their ideas and desires are fulfilled to the highest standards.

Weddings | Private Parties | Conferences | Corporate | Dinners | Fashion Shows

Team Lightning

Meet The Team

Al Hicks


Al has worked in the events industry for 15 years in varied roles from laying dance floors to erecting marquees. He started Lightning with Tom to combine his design expertise, events experience and organisational skills in a young, innovative company. Al is in charge of operations for the business and oversees the smooth running of our logistics and warehouse.

Tom Foster


Specialising in lighting, Tom started working in theatres whilst still at school. Seeking a more varied and exciting challenge he then moved into the events industry, to enjoy a more fast paced and varied environment. Tom splits his time between production management and business development.

El Milligan-Manby

Production Manager

El joined Lightning in 2015 as a production manager. She spends much of her time out at events or putting creative proposals together for her clients. She has a degree in International Tourism & Hospitality from Oxford Brookes University and strong experience in the sporting events sector, prior to joining Lightning.

Georgie Fifield

Client Relations

Georgie joined Lightning in 2017 from a background in Fashion, prior to which she assisted with events at Condé Nast. She is now responsible for Client Relations and Marketing. With a Modern Languages degree from Durham, Georgie enjoys being able to liaise with suppliers when working on events abroad.