Allow us to introduce ourselves

DFL’s one of the leading independent lighting consultancies in the UK, with our office based in Winchester, Hampshire.

We’re driven by a mission to do things right the first time, every time (which can be hard to come by!) and collaborate with clients to make the most of their proposed installation site, avoid any bumps in the road, meet the most recent guidelines and win over planning authorities. Think of us as a company that works with you, not for you…

As for the kinds of installations we’ve been involved with, it’s basically a case of ‘you name it, we’ve done it’. Our experience spans a wide range of projects, including those related to highways and residential areas, smart cities and electric vehicle (EV) charging points.

Plus, we’ve got strong links with top professional bodies as members of the Highway Electrical Association (HEA) and Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) — both of which are kind of a big deal in the lighting world. These connections support our mission to help shape the future lighting industry and stay one step ahead of the latest developments and trends.


Our values

Every project we complete’s delivered on time and to budget and complies with the latest lighting guidelines and standards. Plus, our schemes are always energy-efficient and cost-effective — all thanks to our core values.

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In case you hadn’t guessed already, cutting corners isn’t our thing. If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well. So, that’s exactly what we do — just proper, high-quality designs. No ifs, no buts.

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Whilst we use our expert knowledge to complete compliant schemes, we also like to think outside the box — using what we know to give you the best results, even if it’s not been done before.

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Clear advice

With us, you’ll only ever receive open, honest and unbiased advice. That’s because we’re not tied to any suppliers or manufacturers and have the freedom to do what’s genuinely best for your project.

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We understand that you might have deadlines to meet. So, when we tell you we’ll get the job done by a certain date, we will — no letdowns or ambiguous timelines. We’re reliable like that.

Get to know our team

You know what they say: ‘You’re only as good as your team’. So, it’s a good thing every lighting designer, technician, director and administrator at DFL is great at what they do.

We’re proud to boast some of the top talents in the lighting industry, who use their specialist knowledge, experience and shared passion for doing things right the first time to provide you with results that are nothing short of exceptional.

We reckon our people are pretty cool, too. We’ll let you be the judge of that, though…

andrew longman

Andrew Longman,
BEng (Hons), CEng, MILP, MIET

Managing Director

richard jackson

Richard Jackson, EngTech, AMILP, TMIET

Executive Director

alistair scott

Alistair Scott, BSc, CEng, FILP, MIMechE, MHEA

Chairman And Non-Executive Director

ryan carroll

Ryan Carroll, BSc (Hons), IEng, MILP

Department Lead, Lighting Impact and Planning

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Ian Hearsum

Department Lead, Strategic Infrastructure

filip wolcz

Filip Wolcz

Senior Lighting Designer

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Kelly Smith, MSc, BEng (Hons), AMILP, MSLL, AMCIBSE

Senior Lighting Designer

alex elliott

Alex Elliott, BSc (Hons), Eng Tech, MILP

Senior Lighting Designer

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Paul Ransley, BSc (Hons), IEng, MILP

Senior Lighting and Electrical Designer

alex brown

Alex Brown

Senior Lighting Designer

Daniel Spreadborough

Senior Lighting Designer

peter burrows

Peter Burrows

Finance Manager

sylvia wright

Sylvia Wright

Senior CAD Technician

martyn evans

Martyn Evans

IT Manager

aaron brown

Aaron Brown

Lighting Designer

connor macdonald

Connor MacDonald, BA Hons

Lighting Designer

steve parsons

Steve Parsons

Lighting Technician

fran goodyear

Fran Goodyear

Accounts and Office Administrator

francesca ridley

Francesca Ridley

Project Administrator

connor gardner

Connor Gardner

Lighting Technician

louis miller

Louis Miller

Lighting Technician

jack mersh

Jack Mersh, BA Hons

Lighting Technician

James Probut

Lighting Technician

Now that’s a bright career idea…

If you like the sound of the DFL team, you’ll probably like working alongside them, too!

We’re on the lookout for switched-on professionals to join our award-winning lighting consultancy and would love to have anyone eager to get stuck in with lighting design join us as we expand.

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