Tamlite Lighting concludes its 50th Anniversary celebrations with inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award

As 2017 draws to a close, the team at Tamlite Lighting celebrated at LuxLive with recognition of the work of Tony Johnson, Senior Laboratory Engineer, 31 years at Tamlite and still going strong.

This month saw Tamlite Lighting bring to an end its celebration of 50 years designing and producing world-leading lighting in the UK, by celebrating and renewing its commitment to its staff and their ongoing development with the presentation of the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. Tamlite has built its business on the strong foundation of its staff and through an ongoing programme of investment in training.

Recipient, Stafford-based Tony Johnson joined Tamlite Lighting in March 1986. Tony had already been in the lighting industry for 10 years, having served his apprenticeship as an engineering technician straight from school; working for a company that manufactured luminaires and lighting control gear.

As a keen motorcyclist, Tony had always been keen on taking engines apart. But despite leaving formal education without a clear direction, he found the opportunities for working in different departments throughout his apprenticeship helped him discover where his working interests lay. Tony quickly realised that his ideal position was being in the lab, testing, researching, following a product project from design stage through to production; every day was different.

Thus he has now spent 31 years in the R&D/Technical department of Tamlite Lighting in Telford, where he heads the testing, research and technical side of the laboratory; leaving the lighting scheme design for buildings to other colleagues. In addition, Tony is responsible for technical training of factory production staff.

Tony’s years of expertise and service have been recognised, in this Tamlite Lighting’s 50th Anniversary year, with the presentation of their inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award.

John Allden, Tamlite’s General Manager acknowledged in the award citation: “To Tony Johnson, for his years of service, technical knowledge of lighting and dedication to Tamlite Lighting.”

Commenting further, “We are always keen to celebrate our staff. We wouldn’t be enjoying our 50th Anniversary and looking confidently to the next 50 years without their passion, hard work and commitment. Tony exemplifies this and is an inspiration to us all as we head into our future with renewed confidence.”