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Fuelled by a team culture that embraces every challenge, we’re driven by people who take immense pride in their work. People with an unwavering commitment to exceptional customer service, and whose passion can be seen in every detail.

Donna Bruce

Managing Director

Donna has over 25 years of experience across most areas of the business. Working her way through the disciplines of manufacturing, operations and sales she was appointed MD in January 2020. Her breadth of knowledge and experience of the business, its customer base and potential enable her to be well positioned to drive the business forward. Donna leads the strategic direction of the company and takes a hands on approach in building and strengthening relationships with customers. In 2021 she was awarded The Top 100 Manufacturer as an exemplar member. She also represents Northern Lights at Board Level within NLC.

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Natalie Shakesheff

Operations Director

Natalie has a rich background spanning over 17 years in manufacturing. A seasoned professional, she's not just a problem solver but a natural facilitator, adept at bringing teams together. Her keen attention to detail and process orientation ensures that our internal operations and project management runs seamlessly. Every day, Natalie leads our teams, harnessing her drive, passion, and ambition to achieve the extraordinary, delivering your projects on time in full to the very best quality standards. With her unwavering commitment, she propels Northern Lights towards it's goal of being the best in bespoke business. In 2022 she was awarded The Manufacturer Top 100 award for her achievements so far and contribution to the next chapter in Northern Lights' history.

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Georgina Courtney

Business Development Manager

With a background in Hospitality and Business Development, Georgie makes the perfect addition to our team, focusing on the development of both Marine and Hospitality accounts. With an intrinsic understanding of the needs of designers, procurement companies and their clients, Georgie has an undeniable passion for the industry and the people within it.  She uses her love of travel and experiencing fantastic locations as inspiration when working on client projects, and loves seeing unique ideas brought to life in our factory.

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Mike Dowsing

Business Development Manager

Mike has been developing brands and the bar and restaurant markets with us for over 25 years. As an interior designer, his knowledge is invaluable for schemes and layouts, assisting numerous restaurant and bar groups in their large-scale projects and roll outs. His wealth of experience also allows us to immerse new members of staff into the business with both confidence and expert knowledge needed to flourish in the lighting industry.

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Michael Jackson

Head of Design

Michael has an extensive career history in product design and has been head of design at Northern Lights for over 19 years. He is responsible for the successful aesthetic and technical design development of products for major brands within the hospitality industry, managing large-scale bespoke lighting projects both nationally and internationally, and working closely with clients, interior designers, and architects. Combined with supporting new client-initiated design enquiries, Michael is coordinating the strategy for new contemporary luminaire designs for our Signature Collection.

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Lee Stone

Head of Procurement

Lee oversees everything Procurement, IT & Sustainability-related for Northern Lights, using his extensive experience of over 25 years in buying, and several qualifications in procurement, ethics, and sustainability. Forging great relationships with our many suppliers is a key aspect of Lee’s role, and he is also responsible for our sourcing policies. These include our ethical and sustainable raw material sourcing, and our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint & supporting the local economy.

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Danny Morris

Head of Manufacturing

Danny oversees our production department supervisors and ensures health and safety compliance. With a journey from warehouse operative to team leader and logistics supervisor, he emphasizes efficiency, feedback loops, and teamwork. Coordinating production planning and leading weekly meetings, he ensures challenges are addressed, targets are met, and projects are delivered on time. Additionally, Danny serves as the health and safety manager, fostering a safe and communicative workplace culture. His skills in organization, planning, and decision-making contribute to driving the business forward every day.

Jake Ransom

Technical & Quality Manager

Jake brings a wealth of experience; with a degree in Avionics and 8 years in the manufacturing industry, he has climbed the ranks from auto Electrician to his current position. Jake ensures product compliance, implements quality control processes, and investigates non-conformances. He conducts site visits to meet customers or diagnose issues. Serving as the technical point of contact for electrical systems, components and implementing new technology, he mitigates risk and drives innovation through problem-solving and a detail-oriented approach, all from his broad engineering background.

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Sara Wadsworth

Head of Marketing

With over 17 years of marketing expertise under her belt, all within luxury market sectors, Sara joined us on our journey to become one of the leading suppliers of bespoke and made-to-order lighting globally.  Having been wowed by our factory capabilities, Sara works to ensure that with every touchpoint our clients get the true Northern Lights experience and understand the unique story behind the brand.

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Our Values


We stay true to our core values, beliefs, and identity. We celebrate our uniqueness and rich heritage, remaining transparent about our history, practices, and products.


We’re powered by passionate people with a deep love for developing exceptional lighting solutions. This inspires a level of creativity and uniqueness which shines through in every precision detail.


We value truthfulness and integrity in our communication and actions. We are reliable and transparent in our dealings with our customers, partners, and stakeholders.


We’re committed to service excellence. Our dedication centres around building long-term relationships with our clients, ensuring satisfaction and exceeding expectations.


We work closely with all stakeholders to achieve the best possible outcomes. We listen, share expertise and ideas, and foster open communication to create lighting solutions that truly reflect the vision and requirements of each project.