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, our Operations Director has a rich background spanning over 17 years in manufacturing. A seasoned professional, Natalie is 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.

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 been with the business for over 14 years and is the brains behind our most complicated installations and problem solver for all things technical that we encounter daily, in this ever changing industry. He has a true passion for design and innovation, combining luxury design principles with technical knowledge to ensure every piece is carefully crafted using the best possible techniques.

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Lee Stone

Head of Procurement

Lee is responsible for Procurement and IT. He has over 20 years of experience in buying and the qualifications to show for it. He has great relationships with our many suppliers without whom we could not function as a luxury decorative lighting supplier.  Lee is responsible for our sourcing policies, including our commitment to source as many raw materials as possible within a 60-mile radius to reduce our carbon footprint & support the local economy.

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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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