WHO WE ARE
Senior Leadership Team influencing strategic guidance
Please see below Light Source key stakeholders
Accomplished and knowledgeable executive with recognised track record of having successfully directed, developed, and matured Light Source during evolving economical phases, producing proven shareholder value.
Following time spent working for BT and Virgin Media, Steven formed Light Source in November 2000 and has established the company into an end to end network delivery partner.
Fully Accountable for the overall direction and strategic development of Light Source, working with the main board and key company stake holders to build and develop the national capability of the business in the telecommunications sector.
A commercially orientated Director with over 30 years’ experience at senior executive level in operational and commercial management. Extensive experience of leading businesses, with a proven track record in setting up new projects and developing business improvement, growth.
Nick contributes expertise on funding, cost management and compliance whilst actively developing financial strategies for new projects and schemes.
Nick commenced his career with BT, before moving on to Mercury Communications who were the first competition to BT in the UK market. After successfully putting Mercury on a sound footing, Nick moved into the Cable TV market and was credited with the design of over 1 million premises in the east of England. In November 2000 Nick incorporated Light Source along with Steven Hill.
With over 35 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, Kevan is highly experienced with operationally building networks for the majority of the UK telecommunication carriers.
His career began with BT, before being head hunted to develop and build the early Cable TV networks. During this period Kevan’s department was responsible for the activation of over 2 million homes.
Kevan has been employed by Light Source since 2009 and became a shareholder in 2011. As Operations Director Kevan is directly accountable to ensure our external operations are managed efficiently, health and safety governance is adhered to and our suppliers are generating a clear return on investment.
Elaine is a health, safety and environmental professional with 30 years’ experience working in the UK, Ireland, Europe and North America. She initially worked as an enforcement officer before moving to the private sector working for a FTSE 100 utilities business. More recently Elaine has spent the last 11 years working in the facilities management industry supporting services provided to an extensive range of well-known clients.
In her role with Light Source she provides the strategic guidance to senior management and is working with our operational teams to ensure the highest standards are achieved and to drive continual improvement in our performance.
Paul Spires is our Financial Director. Paul brings with him a wealth of experience (20+ years) working with dynamic entrepreneurial businesses, to ensure that they have the right financial reporting, processes and controls in place to underpin rapid growth.
Paul was previously Group Finance Director of Bionical Limited, a Private Equity backed Global Healthcare Services Provider. Having achieved significant growth (a revenue CGR of 68% over two years), Paul assisted Bionical with acquisition support and integration (Bionical made three acquisitions over an 18 month period) and operational enhancements.
Prior to Bionical, Paul was Finance Director of E-Lites, one of the UK’s most successful e-cigarette brands. Within 12 months of joining the business experienced massive growth – retail presence increased from 200 to over 20,000 outlets, turnover increased by 262% and EBITDA by 311%. Paul worked with the business through the stages of 1) Stabilisation, 2) Operational enhancements and rapid growth, 3) Preparation for sale and 4) Post-sale integration, following the business’ ultimate sale to Japan Tobacco.
Before E-Lites, Paul spent several years at both KPMG, the international accountancy advisory firm and Catalyst Corporate Finance, the UK’s leading independent corporate finance advisor.
Project Director Openreach
25 years telecommunications experience –particularly across the Fixed Line and Mobile sectors in UK & Europe
Proven leadership skills managing, developing and motivating teams to achieve operational targets
Previously a Senior Operations Manager at Fujitsu Telecommunications. Responsible for UK cable infrastructure installations and maintenance on BT & Virgin Media contracts » Responsible for stakeholder management and business unit performance.
Project Director KCOM
30 years telecommunications engineering experience, with both KCOM and BT, prior to joining Light Source in 2014
Provides leadership, development, implementation and the management of strategic business practices
Liaises with both client directors and the Light Source Board to ensure overall yearly objectives are achieved, with added value to financial results
Head Of Procurement
With 20 years’ experience in the security systems industry. Darren is an enthusiastic and highly motivated Manager with experience across a number of disciplines, including, Operations, General Business and Departmental Management, Budget Control, Project management, QHSE, UK & International Sales.
Darren joined Light Source in 2017 as an Operations Manager and through several promotions now heads up our successful Procurement Team.