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 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

Director

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

Director

Initially an expert in lighting, Tom’s path to Lightning was carved from an interest in theatre work while still at school. His confinement to the wings of the stage were short-lived. Not long after leaving school he sought a more stimulating, varied and creative role in the events industry. After founding the company with Al in 2008, his knowledge broadened along with his horizons.

Catherine Fuller

Senior Production Manager

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Catherine has worked in all types of events, from conferences through to high profile dinners and everything in between. Having freelanced for a few years, the invitation to join the innovative team at Lightning was too good to pass up. She loves the buzz of being on site when not sitting at her desk coming up with creative concepts for pitches.

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. 

Rory Blake

Production Designer

Rory is our Production Designer. From an art and design focussed background with a BA in Advertising from UAL, he works on coming up with ideas and pitches for our projects, ranging from colour schemes, to party ideas, to floorplans, to logos. He enjoys overseeing events, knocking up sketches and preparing slides for pitches.

Javan Celestine

Warehouse Manager

Javan joined Lightning this year as our Warehouse Manager. Previously he served 8 years in the British Army where he carried out an array of logistical duties, from driving HGVs, to ensuring the smooth running of an equipment storage facility - serving all three main sectors of the Military. With his can-do attitude, methodical approach and relentless enthusiasm, Javan is a real asset to the team.

Cameron Mein

Warehouse Technician

Cameron is our youngest and most recent addition to the team. He studied Lighting and Production Arts at Elstree UTC. Having worked as a freelance Sound Engineer, he is now applying his knowledge and cultivating his skills in the events industry.

Bramble

Security

Bramble is our in - house canine companion. With a degree in being generally a bit nuts and experience in sliding along the corridor when she gets over excited, she's a key member of the Lightning team. She’s also great at maintaining relationships with anyone who visits the office. When she’s awake, that is.