Investing in our employees

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Our employees are our biggest asset. We know how important training and continuous improvement is to guarantee personal development and growth. We are proud of our team who have, as part of our on-going Lean Programme, successfully completed five presentations on Kanban, 5s, Visual Management, Poka Yoke and Standardised Work.

Continuous professional development

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We offer a range of CIBSE accredited CPDs. Robust Lighting This CPD looks at how challenging environments are illuminated. We examine vandal resistance, adverse weather conditions, ease of maintenance and through life costs.  Product standards are explained including IK (EN 62262) and IP (EN60529) ratings. We explain the manufacturing processes used to ensure luminaire durability and analyse the light source, … Read More

Improving our understanding

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We believe that training is key to our business and our team’s personal professional development. Our laboratory team visited the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) last week to learn more about photometrics from Gareth John the LIA’s Technical Lead in Photometry. It was a very enjoyable and informative two days.

QuadEvo – Reduced lead times

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We're delighted to announce that the standard and EM3 emergency versions of our QuadEvo luminaire are now available in 2 weeks, for orders up to 50. To find out more about this IP65 rated robust bulkhead, which can resist an impact of up to 100 joules of energy (IK14), please visit

New brand book

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If you like to find out more about Designplan Lighting, a new piece of printed literature is now available. Our brand book identifies our core values and examines the sectors that require robust lighting including transport, social housing, custodial, secure healthcare and urban exterior applications. Relevant case studies and recommended luminaires are included. You can also find out more about ... Read More

Light after dark

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As we near the end of winter, we begin to think about the end of long dark days with the anticipation of seeing more daylight. Too little sunlight may cause reduced productivity and a general feeling of low mood as a result of low levels of serotonin, the neurotransmitter that helps balance our moods. The lack of natural light results ... Read More

Custodial Sector Specialist

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We would like to announce a new role within our management structure.  Steve Tilling has become our National Sales Manager for the Custodial Sector. Steve joined Designplan in 2015 as Southern Regional Sales Manager.  During this time he successfully managed his team and played a lead role in Designplan being awarded key custodial projects such as HMP Berwyn, HMP Stocken ... Read More

New Year, New Knowledge, New CPD

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As you begin to plan your training for 2019, why not include a CPD on Emergency Lighting and receive two hours of CPD points? Our CPD is CIBSE accredited and focuses on the factors that need to be considered when specifying emergency lighting in challenging environments. This is an area which can cause confusion due to the different types of ... Read More

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Product testing

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Our luminaires go through some of the most rigorous testing in the industry. In-house testing is a key element of our design process. Our laboratory ensures our luminaires are designed to last. Watch our video to find out more.