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Meet the team

Hiring your site lighting essentials from the lighting specialist, Illumin8 puts you in control!

Neil fenwick

Managing Director

Neil is the company founder and MD. Starting the company in 2015. Illumin8 was founded on the simple premise of being a bespoke Lighting Tower supplier, being able to service the needs of customers with the great attention to detail which it is now renowned for. Neil’s passion for the Illumin8 can be seen throughout the company.

More about neil

1. Pets?
Show Cocker Spaniel called Jessie (fav family member).
2. Favourite Film?
Current – Straight out of Compton – All time: The dirty dozen.
3. Favourite Holiday Destination?
Current Protafina Italy.
4. Hobbies?
Cycling, Picking up horse muck.
5. Favourite part of your job?
Speaking to customers, closing a deal.
6. What do you love most about working for illumin8?
Camaraderie amongst the staff. Very fortunate to have a fantastic bunch that seem to enjoy their jobs.

Nick Hibbert

Sales Manager

Nick is responsible for the full sales process within the business, both in dealing with existing customer and bringing on board new customers to the Illumin8 service. Nick joined Illumin8 in 2022 after many years within the hire industry. Constantly reminded by the team that he is neither northern nor southern.

MORE ABOUT Nick

1. Pets?
A Miniature Dachshund named Gatsby.
2. Favourite Film?
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
3. Favourite Holiday Destination?
Visiting Brazil during the 2014 world cup was pretty special. Japan is on the bucket list to visit next.
4. Hobbies?
Football, Golf, Playing in a Band (Beachcomber, if anyone is interested!)
5. Favourite part of your job?
Meeting new people and working with people from all different industries and finding out about their jobs and the unique nuances of different industries.
6. What do you love most about working for illumin8?
The company culture. Everything is set up to deliver the best service for the customer and there’s great comradery within the team with everyone pulling the same direction to do so.

Tim Mepham

Operations Manager

Tim takes on the responsibility of all Logistics and Operations and key part of how Illumin8 works. Happiest when presented with an oversized greasy breakfast at his desk.

More about Tim

1. Pets?
1 Black Lab, 2 Chickens and Debs.

2. Favourite Film?
Shawshank Redemption and Goodfellas  ( I can’t split them).

3. Favourite Holiday Destination?
Black Mountains.

4. Hobbies?
I like to dabble in the kitchen, Hill walking and shooting.

5. Favourite part of your job?
The variety. Not knowing what each day will bring and almost all the people.

6. What do you love most about working for illumin8?
When the summer ends and the darkness descends.

Paul Hammond

Yard Supervisor & Fleet Support

Paul initially joined the company as a class 1 driver, but has seen an ever expanding role to on site support and set up. Always smiling.

MORE ABOUT Paul

1. Pets?
I have a British bulldog called SziSzi but she lives with my mum due to working away a lot.

2. Favourite Film?
Classic 80’s movies are my favourites, but do also love a superhero movie. I’d be like Deadpool if I had powers.

3. Favourite Holiday Destination?
Looking forward to a Caribbean cruise when the summer season is over, but I’m happy anywhere with sun and a bar.

4. Hobbies?
My hobbies would be diy I guess as I’m currently enjoying renovating my house.

5. Favourite part of your job?
Favourite part of the job is travelling all over the uk, installing at festivals and events and being able to enjoy them, meeting and mixing with other production crew and staff who work hard behind the scenes to produce these amazing events.

6. What do you love most about working for illumin8?
I love working with Illumin8 because of our team, being proud of our product and what we do. knowing that all of our hard work never goes unnoticed.

Craig Lancaster

Class One Driver & Moffett Operator

The most recent addition to our team. A former Chef and used to be in the army, so you know he’s ready for anything.

More about Craig

 1. Pets?
Horse, Dogs, Bees, 6x Chickens.

2. Favourite Film?
A Few Good Men or the classic Shawshank Redemption.

3. Favourite Holiday Destination?
Caribbean for the sun or North America for snowboarding.

4. Hobbies?
Beekeeping (and of course producing the honey), horse riding.

5. Favourite part of your job?
After years of working in a busy kitchen its quite nice for it to be just me in the Truck! It’s also satisfying seeing the truck fully loaded and then empty after a successful delivery. 

6. What do you love most about working for illumin8?
The fact that our deliveries are more about getting the job done correctly rather than just another delivery driver.

Dave Pigram

Class One Driver & Moffett Operator

Dave is our longest serving driver and comes with 25+ years’ experience in delivering Lighting Towers. Favourite services – Clacket Lane.

MORE ABOUT Dave

1. Pets?
None.

2. Favourite Film?
The Warriors, Shawshank Redemption.

3. Favourite Holiday Destination?
A couple; Malta for scuba diving and the red sea. I’m also off to Africa in February! – Sodwana bay, on the east coast.

4. Hobbies?
Scuba diving, gardening and motor cycling.

5. Favourite part of your job?
The variety of the different places we get to go to and meeting the customers.

6. What do you love most about working for illumin8?
The nice, friendly atmosphere and my work colleagues.

Les Palmer

Class One Driver & Moffett Operator

Loves delivering lighting towers. Loves a chat even more.

More about LES

1. Pets?
There’s a spider that’s been in the corner of the room for about three weeks now, the kids have named him Harry.

2. Favourite film?
Anything directed by Spielberg or produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. Days of thunder, Avatar, Jurassic Park collection, I also have the Bond collection.

3. Favourite holiday destination?
I love Crete and Corfu, I would love to visit the States.

4. Hobbies?
Anything vehicles I love driving, and my R32 GTR Nissan Skyline I’ve had many cars but I have had this about ten year’s now it is certainly sentimental to me.

5. Favourite part of your job?
The driving and the travelling, some of the places we visit are amazing, and of course meeting our customers.

6. What do you love most about working for Illumin8?
Everything! A fantastic and unique company/ team to work for with a great work/ home life balance, I don’t see myself anywhere else, to be honest.

Dan Oliver

Class One Driver & Moffett Operator

Happy Chappy, you can hear his laugh from a mile away.

MORE ABOUT DAN

1. Pets?
Staffy named Blue, an 8 month old rescue.  

2. Favourite Film?
A few; Top Gun, Days of Thunder, The Transporter (have so many!)

3. Favourite Holiday Destination?
America to Disney World, when younger with my parents and Morocco with my Wife and kids recently. Also Benidorm as my Nan and Grandad had a apartment out there.

4. Hobbies?
I don’t really have any now. I used to play ice hockey / roller hockey but hung up the boots couple of years ago.

5. Favourite part of your job?
Getting to see some fabulous places when delivering towers.

6. What do you love most about working for illumin8?
What is there not to like great company to work for nothing else to say.

Debbie Jardin

Admin & Finance

Debs is an integral part of connecting everything together within the office. She supports the operational processes, as well as helping Sally with finance. Best known for being the happy voice on the other side of the phone.

More about Debbie

1. Pets?
Black Labrador called Esmee & a Chicken called Scramble!

2. Favourite film?
Cocktail! (I’m showing my age now).

3. Favourite holiday destination?
My Mother in Law (to be) has a little villa in the mountains of Alhama De Granada.

4. Hobbies?
Long walks in all weathers with the dog & playing with my chicken (she makes me laugh every day 😊).

5. Favourite part of your job?
No two days are ever the same & the Illumin8 Team.

6. What do you love most about working for Illumin8?
Never having that Sunday night feeling about work on Monday morning!

Sally Fenwick

Finance

Sally looks after all invoicing, finance and payment services within Illumin8.

RALPH OLIVER

Yard Operations

Ralph helps to maintain the lighting towers in the yard to ensure they are sent back out in the best possible condition. Youngest and most fashionable member of the team.

More about Ralph

1. Pets?
None.

2. Favourite Film?
Step Brothers, Goon and Happy Gilmore

3. Favourite Holiday Destination?
Disneyland with all my family.

4. Hobbies?
Football, D.I.Y and anything to do with sport and being active.

5. Favourite part of your job?
Getting into the yard early in the morning and seeing the sunrise.

6. What do you love most about working for illumin8?
The great atmosphere in the workplace and the brilliant team we have built together. Also knowing every day is a new challenge and will bring something new and different to face against.