We are Lightning

We lead a team of talented designers and production managers to produce exciting and dramatic events across the UK and Europe.
Our team at Lightning boast extensive experience in the design and execution of even the most testing briefs. Drawing on their knowledge of set design and construction, architectural and theatrical lighting, and live sound amplification and reinforcement they can create and deliver any range of stylish and elegant events for both private and corporate clients.

We specialise in creative design and technical production services to a wide variety of events from weddings and parties to conferences and brand activations.

From initial conceptual design and development we work with our clients, utilising the latest in 3D modelling and CAD design to bring their ideas to life.

Drawing from a diverse background of architecture, engineering, fashion, theatre and PR we are perfectly suited to guide our clients through every step of the process of planning and executing their events – ensuring their ideas and desires are fulfilled to the highest standards.

Weddings | Private Parties | Brand Activations | Experiential Marketing | Corporate | Dinners | Fashion Shows

Meet The Team

Al Hicks


Al has worked in the events industry for 15 years in varied roles from laying dance floors to erecting marquees. He started Lightning with Tom to combine his design expertise, events experience and organisational skills in a young, innovative company. Al is in charge of operations for the business and oversees the smooth running of our logistics and warehouse.

Tom Foster


Initially an expert in lighting, Tom’s path to Lightning was carved from an interest in theatre work while still at school. His confinement to the wings of the stage were short-lived. Not long after leaving school he sought a more stimulating, varied and creative role in the events industry. After founding the company with Al in 2008, his knowledge broadened along with his horizons.