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Judges 2018

Project Judges

John Bullock, Lux

John joined Lux as applications editor at the beginning of 2016. He founded Equation Lighting Design in 1986, working on all types of architecture, including heritage, museum, and retail projects.

In 1998 he moved to Dorset and established John Bullock Lighting Design, carving out a new reputation working on residential projects, mainly in the South West. He has written for the lighting press for many years and played an active role in producing lighting commentary on his own website and in social media.

Blair Collier, Principal Engineer

Electrical and design engineer with 11 years’ experience working on a variety of schemes involving designs for electrical, lighting, communications and building services.

Blair has the technical ability to design and assess electrical building services including lighting, small power, fire alarms and control systems I can also design and assess schemes for a wide range of applications including highways, car parks, residential roads, airports, tunnels, bridges, bus stations, tram stations, railway stations and road safety schemes and public realm projects.

He has worked on various aspects of many projects in the past and have a well-rounded technical knowledge from numerous disciplines.

Robert Goode, West Midlands Trains

A Facilities and engineering professional with a wide range of experience within facilities, engineering and project management.

A Chartered Engineer who has worked with in manufacturing, electrical distribution and transport sectors, in a variety of engineering based roles.

Ray Molony, Lux

An engineer by background, Ray Molony has written about lighting for over 20 years. He is the editor of Lux Review and the publisher of Lux magazine. He studied electrical and electronic engineering at Dublin City University and worked on various projects in the defence industry.

He’s the co-author of the acclaimed book, Light: Reinterpreting Architecture, which was published by Rotovision in 2001 and translated into numerous languages. His current obsession is reclaimed luminaires.

Theo Paradise-Hirst, MEP Engineering Project Consultant

Theo has dedicated more than 20 years of his professional life on core design and energy innovation, as head of Llghting at ChapmanBDSP he has an emphasis for working on public buildings.  Theo is collaborating with some of the most talked about architects of our time.

Over the years, Theo has worked closely with the BRE and has made major contributions to industry R&D in innovation and has assisted with new codes and guidelines in energy and building design.

Gordon Routledge, Lux

Gordon Routledge is co-founder of Revo Media Partners – the publisher of Lux and Lux Review – and has over 17 years’ experience in the lighting industry.

In 2001 he founded Lumidrives, which he led until it was bought by Dialight in 2006. Gordon then went on to develop Dialight’s global lighting business unit.

A serial entrepreneur and innovator, Gordon is an inventor and co-inventor on 11 patents.

Victoria Sadler, Couch Perry Wilkes

Victoria has been working as a lighting designer for 6 years and now leads the lighting design processes alongside Neil Foster FSLL for Couch Perry Wilkes. Victoria is experienced in creative internal and external lighting design applications.

Typical projects include University Campus Master planning, sustainable lighting, energy reduction schemes and lighting control systems.

Laurie Socker, Ramboll

Laurie is lighting team leader for Ramboll. He is a lighting designer with extensive experience in exterior lighting projects for residential and industrial developments, as well as transportation projects for Highways and Port Authorities. Laurie provides technical advice to clients from scheme concept through planning and construction to provide innovative, sustainable and environmentally friendly lighting installations.

Laurie is a member of the Society of Light and Lighting and Southern Region Representative organising technical meetings within the region and past Chairman of CIBSE Southern Region. Laurie is a Chartered Engineer registered with the Institution of Lighting Professionals, and Past Chairman of the London and South Eastern Region.

Sofia Tolia, Ringway Jacobs Ltd

Sofia is an Independent Lighting Consultant and a UCL PhD candidate, based in London and Athens. Inspired by her father’s family business in Commercial Lighting, from an early age she was intrigued by the world of Light & Lighting. Her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering allowed Sofia to gain a thorough understanding of engineering principles and develop significant environmental awareness.

Coupled with her MSc in Lighting this provided her with all the necessary knowledge that she required for a promising career as a Lighting Engineer. She has been heavily involved in the industry for the past 6 years starting as a Graduate Engineer in AECOM and developing to a Lighting Design Manager in Ringway Jacobs. Holding the title of the Young Lighter of the Year 2016 (awarded by Society of Light and Lighting) and the Chairmanship of Young Lighting Professionals (YLP), Sofia’s goal is to continue to effectively contribute to the lighting community both through her work and her social activities. Sofia’s ultimate vision is to motivate and enthuse Lighting Engineers towards an innovative, sustainable future.

Product Judges

Dorit Bagehorn, Lighting Designer, Aecom

Dorit has been a lighting designer with Aecom since 2015. Having worked in building services for many years, she has developed interest in specialist lighting and has solely been focusing on specialist architectural lighting since 2010. She has since been working on a wide variety of national and international projects, including hotels and lobbies, residential, restaurants, landscape, retail and bridges, both in UK and international.

Fred Bass, Independent Consultant, Bass Lighting

Fred Bass brings more than 35 years lighting experience to his consultancy including holding senior positions at major lighting firms. Fred is familiar with all areas of energy saving lighting solutions having worked with light sources, light fittings, LED modules & components and smart lighting.

Mike Collett, EXALTA Business Growth Limited

As the former owner of WILA, Mike is an experienced CEO/MD/Director with extensive lighting product knowledge and experience of both UK and International markets. He was a Director, Council Member (1995 – 2014) & President of the Lighting Industry Federation then a Director & Council member of the Lighting Industry Association 2014 – 2017. Mike is now involved in international business development, consulting, coaching and mentoring. www.exalta.co.uk

Steve Davies, LIA

Prior to the LIA he was the Chief Executive of the National Skills Academy for Power leading a public and private sector backed initiative to attract and retain the skills needed to secure the UK’s power requirements into the future.

From 2000 until 2006 Steve was Vice-President, Strategic Development, at Bombardier Transportation, the world-leading manufacturer of rail and aerospace transport systems. In 2006 he joined EEF and went on to lead a re-organisation effort, helping transform the operation into a more commercial body to secure the financial future of the well-established ‘Federation’.

In addition to working with Bombardier Transportation and the EEF, Steve was formerly Managing Director of SailTime North Wales.

Steve is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and has an MBA from Sheffield Hallam University.

Lance Hemmings, RS Components

Originally an Electronics Design Engineer, I’ve worked at RS for 13 years with responsibility for growing the range of LED components, sub-assemblies and accessories across both major and specialist Brands. The portfolio is now more than 25 times greater than it was…

David Mudd, Business Development Director (IoT) BSI

David has been involved with LED Lighting since 2003. He has a solid engineering background having originally trained as an engineer with the BBC, then the RAF, and a total of 30 years’ industry experience. David has recently joined the BSI as their Business Development Director for Internet of Things, focussing on risk management, assurance, test and certification of internet-enabled products.

Prior to that he was at Lux-TSI where he provided consultancy for global market regulatory compliance, as well as test and certification services for technology products including lighting and electronics.

James Poore, JPLD

James is an award-winning lighting designer and the founder & creative director of James Poore Lighting Design (JPLD).

Over the past 20 years James has enjoyed working on an eclectic range of lighting schemes & projects in The UK, Europe, Middle East, Far East, Canada, Australia, Asia & the America’s.

These include shopping centres and malls, exterior & landscape lighting design, Health Spa’s, retail lighting, airports, museum lighting, mixed use developments, Bars & Restaurants, Lighting festivals, master planning, interior & exterior lighting of various private residences, art projects, public realm & even the occasional castle or palace.

James has also designed & implemented very temporary lighting in the form of fireworks for classical concerts, stage pyrotechnics for Rock & Pop bands, international sports events, car and product launches & special effects for the film and television industries. His services are still retained by one of the world’s leading pyrotechnic companies as a consultant and designer.

Alan Tulla, Lux

Alan is Lux magazine’s technical editor and a well-known expert on LEDs and their practical applications. An independent lighting consultant, Alan conducts Lux’s monthly product reviews and writes the popular Design Clinic series, which presents different ways of lighting everyday spaces.

He is a fellow and past president of the Society of Light and Lighting.

Nick Wraith, Unibox and Lumenal

Nick Wraith is the founder and Managing Director of Unibox and Lumenal Limited. Nick formed United Aluminium (t/a Unibox) in 1990, and through a programme of strategic growth and development, has become an industry expert working on many large-scale retail lighting projects across the UK and Europe.