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Phil Gardner

Phil Gardner is head of design for Greyblue lighting design.
Phil has over 25 years specialist experience and literally hundreds of completed lighting projects over the years. He has a wide breadth of experience from restaurants, city planning, high street brands and beautiful homes. His personal preference is that great lighting should be part of strong design but not dominate.

Previous design clients include;
British Telecom plc, Gala Leisure, Vogue group, Hotels ; Barnsdale Hall, The Belmont, The Churchill (Dover) Hotel Intercontinental … (we could almost name the full A-Z of Hotels!), Rank Group, Diageo (former Grand Metropolitan), Caterpillar, Corus, Welcome Break Services, Bass Leisure, Scottish & Newcastle plc, Everards Brewery Ltd, Marstons plc. Office World plc, Rolls Royce, W H Smith, H.Samuel, Ernest Jones (Signet Jewellers ltd), Westminster City Council, European Commission and many private projects for well known personalities and business leaders.

Among Phil’s formal lighting qualifications is a Masters Degree in Light and Architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), where he has revisited to lecture and coach other students. Phil also is regularly asked to speak in public and teach lighting skills to manufacturers and architects across Europe (such as Foster & Partners) where his knowledge and skills in light are prized.

Phil uses experience held in senior European posts for companies like ERCO and Philips Lighting to continue international roles leading design teams and importantly also creating exciting marketing campaigns and training in advanced thinking for “Space and Light” to global manufacturers, their sales teams and distributors.

When Phil is not working he is a family man and loves dog walking around the countryside, often with earphones plugged into his downloaded French lessons!