Our People

Developing and investing in talent is vital to our business. We want to hire great people and keep them. Our team make the difference to our customers and influence how they think and feel about working with us.

Designplan Product Test Laboratory

Your Career At Designplan

Designplan is a performance driven organisation. We thrive on our employees sharing opinions and ideas to work collaboratively across the business. We are regularly looking for new talent to join the team. Whether you’re at the beginning of your career or are experienced in the lighting industry we offer a wide variety of roles at our main site in Sutton and across the UK.

Sales  Meeting

Our Culture

Our workplace is one of collaboration, teamwork and innovation. We are a lean manufacturer. Continuous improvement is the backbone of how we operate. Effective communication is vital and we focus on the
3 C’s:

3Cs of Communication

Corporate Social Responsibility

We have supported The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity since 2019. Our employees wanted to “give back” and choose an organisation which has helped many people locally. Throughout the year we undertake a variety of initiatives to raise funds for this important cause from raffles through to “fun days”.

Charity Event

Team Testimonials

We believe that working at Designplan will benefit you personally and professionally. However, don’t just take our word for it!


“I’ve worked at Designplan for more than 25 years. The best parts of my role includes being involved in the lean journey and having no two days the same. I’ve worked in the factory, production and operations. I have been promoted from an Assembly operative through to supervisor and then manager. I have now moved up to Factory Planner.”

Lainie Bick
Factory Planner


“Working at Designplan has allowed me to be involved in some really interesting projects including
automation and standardisation initiatives. I have also evaluated and improved manufacturing methods in my varied role.”

Niru Thayaparan
Production Engineer


“Joining a new company is always a bit daunting, especially in a pandemic! However, it still felt like a ‘normal’ process despite all the extra pre-cautions in place. The team was welcoming and I had the extra support of a “buddy” to help me settle in.”

Charlotte Forder
Marketing Co-Ordinator

Our Team

To read further into each of the departments within our Designplan team:

Further reading

Our history

Design and manufacturing

Product testing

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