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About Us

For over 20 years we’ve been designing, manufacturing and successfully delivering specialist lighting solutions for specialist markets.

This includes Light Years Ahead – providing lighting anti-ligature and vandal-resistant solutions for custodial and mental healthcare including MoJ approved luminaires.

Inprecon™ – Infection prevention and control using ultraviolet lighting technology.

Building on many decades of expertise, our vision is to be our customers’ first choice.

Being part of Daro Group, we benefit from the wider support of the Group’s central resources such as strategic planning, sales & marketing, financial management, leadership and on-going investment.

Our core value is simple.  Our thinking and decisions are guided by the philosophy of you win, we win.

Our Vision - Daro Specialist Lighting

Combining our knowledge, agility and responsiveness and building on many decades of expertise, our vision is to be the customers’ first choice for specialist lighting solutions.

Our Mission - Daro Specialist Lighting

Investing in our valued resources, our mission is to provide consultation and support to deliver service and products that our customers trust.

Our Strategy - Daro Specialist Lighting

By combining the skills of our lighting experts and leveraging the investment of the wider Daro Group our customers have a trusted partner; now and for the future.

Meet The Team

Lee McCarthy - Daro Specialist Lighting

Lee McCarthy

Director of Lighting

Lee joined Daro Group in 2000 and with 30 years of in the industry brings a wealth of knowledge in the design, manufacture and application of lighting. Lee is responsible for leading the specialist lighting division.

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Steve Shefford

Key Account Manager

Steve brings eight years’ experience in the lighting industry plus five years in project management – giving him an excellent grasp of design, from concept to delivery. Working in conjunction with Scott, he develops and maintains relationships with architects, consultants, specifiers and contractors for custodial and healthcare lighting.

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Suzanne Gunn

Key Account Manager

Suzanne brings over 25 years of experience in the lighting industry, possessing vast experience in Lighting Solutions. Her focus lies in building and maintaining strong relationships with distributors, contractors, and specifiers for custodial and healthcare lighting. Suzanne’s expertise assists clients in making well-informed decisions; ensuring they receive exceptional service and support.

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Lisa Price

Project Manager

Lisa joined the lighting industry in 2014. Her product and sector knowledge along with her organisational skills are hugely valuable to the team and the successful delivery of our projects.

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Luke Bowman

Marketing Manager

Luke joined Daro in 2022 having worked in marketing and design for 12 years. He brings a wealth of industry experience from various sectors including branding, campaign and event planning. He is responsible for the marketing strategy of Light Years Ahead and the specialist lighting division.

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Mervyn Douglas

Managing Director

Mervyn joined Daro in 2016 bringing 20 years’ experience in business and finance. His role is to lead the strategic direction of Daro, managing continuous investment in resources to enable people, businesses and the group to achieve their long-term objectives.

Sarah Pennock

Sarah Pennock

Finance Director

Sarah is Group finance director and a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (CIMA). Since joining Daro in 2004 Sarah’s role has continuously developed to now overseeing group finance and human resources.

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Ian Bianchi

Account Manager

Ian joined the group in 2001 and has experienced almost every aspect of the business, with particular expertise within the vacuum forming department and plastics. Since 2017 he has been the account manager for Light Years Ahead specialist anti-ligature and vandal resistant lighting.

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Becky Bishop

Management Accountant

Becky joined Daro Group in 2022, bringing 16 years of accountancy experience with her. Becky’s primary role is overseeing the management accounts across the group. Her excellent organisational skills, methodical working processes and very approachable nature make her excellently suited to the role.

Rachel Miles - Daro Specialist Lighting

Rachel Miles

Finance Assistant and Business Support

Rachel joined Daro in 2017. In addition to making our customers, suppliers and visitors feel very welcome she assists with the accounts and works closely with all of the business divisions where needed.

To discuss your lighting needs please contact us on 01787 881191, or email