About us

The Lighting Consultants have over 15 years of experience forged in the automotive industry

– with a focus on Interior Lighting: ambient, contour/signature & dynamic lighting solutions. We are extremely passionate about innovative solutions and we endeavour to push all technological and manufacturing boundaries to remain at the forefront of the interior lighting sector and provide you with the competitive edge.

We began our journey as consultants, progressed to the supply of prototypes and we have now moved on to low-mid volume manufactured solutions. 2017 brings us to manufacturing lighting solutions for three major OEM’s.
All of our products are 100% tested and we aim to develop lighting solutions that are right the first time they are manufactured. With the ability to provide the best in quality prototypes, we use these to validate each design. Please enquire about examples.

Believing in the importance of continual improvement and a deep commitment to quality, we are ISO9001:2008 approved since 2015, our TS16949 is in process with the aim to achieve this accreditation by the 2nd quarter of 2017.
The Automotive industry has the technological lead for interior lighting today. Our work here translates to a multitude of applications and we are keen to share our knowledge with other industries. Having worked on projects already with the medical, marine and domestic technology sectors – we are looking at expansion to rail and aerospace as well.

Chris Eardly
Company Director

With over 15 years of expertise in the Lighting Industry, Chris worked extensively in Germany having held roles with Hella, Ford & Audi AG. He has been responsible for the launch of multiple vehicles and clearly understands the process of taking a concept through to a functional part on a vehicle. He has supported as a supplier and also as the OEM so he can relate to the process pains on both sides

Chris provides the overview and vision of the bigger picture in the industry yet to achieve and deliver great solutions to the clients – the core team in place are the key to success.
Utilising his expertise in interior lighting he is very passionate about providing premium lighting solutions to each and every client. He has steadily built a reputation for delivering best-in-class solutions for many customers in Europe. One of his key strengths is developing completely new concepts and designs. Fluent in German & English with a Stoke-on-Trent Dialect

We believe in the importance of continual improvement and deep commitment to quality.
Richard Shepherd
Projects Director

With over 10 years of experience as a Mechanical Engineer, Rich is highly effective in implementing projects. Having joined TLC in 2011, he provides key support to the MD. He is also responsible for delivering high quality prototypes. His attention to detail is unquestionable and he achieves remarkable results in all areas, including prototypes, project management, supplier management, electronic development and LIN controlling.

We believe in the importance of continual improvement and deep commitment to quality.
Tham Nyoni
Lead Engineer

Graduated with an Automotive Engineering Degree from Coventry University. Tham Joined lighting Consultants as a Design engineer in 2013, supported the lighting team at Bentley Motors and TaTa motors as a resident engineer. Knowledge of plastics and tooling feasibility, able to take projects from concept to a tool ready status. He is fully competent in using Catia V5 & SPEOS. He is also responsible for our ISO:9001 Data management control. Tham is fluent is Ndebele, Shona and English.

We believe in the importance of continual improvement and deep commitment to quality.
Yannick Gouedard
Lighting Specialist

Yannick holds a graduate degree as Engineer in Physics. He has over 15 years of experience in the Lighting Industry, first working at OPTIS for 7 years, becoming an expert in lighting simulation. He is a First user of SPEOS in CATIA and a trainer on OPTIS solutions worldwide.

Worked in Germany: Hella, Automotive Interior Lighting as optical expert; in Switzerland: Regent, General Lighting as Head of the Measuring Lab; and in Greece where he worked in General Lighting. Joining TLC in 2011 he is responsible for CAD Design, Optics Design (Light Guides, Reflectors) and Lighting Analysis. Fluent in French, Greek and English.

We believe in the importance of continual improvement and deep commitment to quality.
Andy Medcalf
Research and Sourcing

Graduated at degree level in Business, Strategy and Management and joined Lighting Consultants in 2015. Manages supply chain and product deliveries to clients.

We believe in the importance of continual improvement and deep commitment to quality.
Kayleigh Brazier
Accounts

Kayleigh is an experienced office management professional. Prior to joining TLC, she worked within the automotive and manufacturing industry, as well as working in facilities management at the BBC.

We believe in the importance of continual improvement and deep commitment to quality.