The Worshipful Company of Lightmongers brings together the Presidents of the lighting industry bodies once a year to network and discuss matters of mutual interest in the historic surroundings of Tallow Chandlers’ Hall.

The event included a tour of the Hall including the Court Room and then a business lunch in the Parlour, where matters of interest across the whole of the lighting related industry are discussed. It is a pleasure for the Company to bring together these lighting industry leaders.

This year there was particular discussion over the importance of training and how it might be best to try to improve the opportunities in the provisions and needs of this extremely important subject.  The Presidents agreed that The Worshipful Company of Lightmongers, as one of them said, “being the overarching body of the lighting industry” is able to perform the function of being “the touchstone” on matters such as this.  It is planned to take this forward by trying to bring together the various people involved in education for each of the bodies and to discuss how it might be possible to act more cohesively for the benefit of everyone in the industry.


The Presidents (or their deputies) present were:

Terry Dean                  President                                Lighting Industry Association

Colin Fish                    Immediate Past President   Institute of Lighting Professionals

Charlie Lacey              Board Member                       Electrical Distributors Association

Michael Leech             President                                Highway Electrical Association

Jim Pridham                President                                Electrical Contractors Association

Jim Shove                    President                                Society of Light and Lighting


The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers were unable to be present on this occasion.

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