Founded in Leeds in 1989 by brother and sister team Mark and Mandy Kemp, we’re proud of the reputation we’ve earned as leading UK designers and manufacturers of commercial and architectural luminaires.

Designing, manufacturing
and innovating for 30+ years

Many of our team have been with us for several years, if not decades, and our business is supported by a wealth of collective experience. Since the late 1990s, we have been trusted LED lighting manufacturers, supplying projects across the globe.

See some of the trusted team behind Kemps.

Mark Kemp

Managing Director

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Mark Kemp

Managing Director

Mark is the Managing Director at Kemps. He has been at the forefront of Kemps since 1989 and has guided the business from its original roots in the signage sector through to the present day, with the business now fully immersed in LED luminaire design and manufacturing.

He is a humble and proud leader with 30+ years’ experience, who still cares deeply about striving for perfection, as well as providing the service and support clients have come to expect.

Outside of work, Mark likes cycling – both in the Yorkshire Dales and abroad, travelling, spending time with family and friends and watching football.

Mandy Hoyle

Director

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Mandy Hoyle

Director

Mandy has been part of Kemps since setting up the business with Mark in 1989. As a Director, her role includes looking after finance, health & safety and HR.

Mandy has seen the company grow from strength to strength and evolve over the years. She’s proud to be part of the team that has manufactured amazing lighting projects in countries all over the world. Mandy loves that each team member is dedicated to providing a high level of service and support, both to clients and one another, and approach each and every project with drive and enthusiasm.

When not at work, Mandy likes spending time with friends and family, travelling, eating out, walking and shopping.

Nicola Kemp

Director

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Nicola Kemp

Director

Nicola is a Company Director at Kemps. A long-standing member of the team, she has been part of the company for over 20 years now. Over these years, Nicola has helped drive the excellent results we’re renowned for.

Day-to-day, Nicola mainly deals with account management at Kemps. She plays a large part in running the admin side of the business, making sure everything runs smoothly behind the scenes and our consistently high standards are maintained.

In her spare time, Nicola enjoys walking with her King Charles Spaniel, Hudson, as well as eating out and foreign travel when possible.

 

Nick Rockliff

Business Development

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Nick Rockliff

Business Development

Nick is a Business Development Manager at Kemps and has been part of the team since 2014. Nick is instrumental in helping the business grow, ultimately helping generate revenue by identifying new business opportunities within the industry.

Nick loves to be part of a close-knit team that works on an eclectic pipeline of projects. Driven by pushing the boundaries of LED technology, with Nick’s help we have grown to be one of Europe’s leading lighting manufacturers.

Outside of work, Nick’s main hobby is indoor rowing – a sport in which he’s been active for nearly 20 years.

Joanne Snowden

Internal Sales

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Joanne Snowden

Internal Sales

Joanne works in Internal Sales and has been part of the team at Kemps since February 2015. She helps source new sales opportunities, manage customer accounts and deliver fantastic customer service.

Joanne loves working with Kemps’ clients on a variety of fantastic projects. Clients are confident they can trust Joanne to help them move forward on samples, quotes and technical knowledge, which means she has now become the main contact for some clients. She also loves that the team all work well together.

Outside of work, Joanne likes spending time with her family, walking her dog, reading, going on family holidays and shopping.

Geoff Clarke

Senior Project Manager

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Geoff Clarke

Senior Project Manager

Geoff is a Senior Project Manager and has been part of the team since 1991. Geoff helps make sure we’re constantly exceeding our clients’ expectations through the planning, organising and execution of ambitious lighting projects.

The Kemps operation has numerous high volume lighting orders to fulfil during any given week, and Geoff is instrumental in ensuring every order, no matter how large or complex, runs to schedule. He enjoys having the opportunity to work with our clients and his team on some amazing projects, both in the UK and around the world.

When he’s not working, Geoff is a fan of live music and sport.

Joe Firth

Project Manager

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Joe Firth

Project Manager

Joe is a Project Manager and he’s been part of the team since August 2016. It’s his job to help prepare, plan and lead the team towards our goals.

Joe enjoys working on a range of exciting projects, particularly seeing the end result after installation and seeing what everyone’s hard work has gone into. He loves the sense of teamwork within the company. Kemps is a trusted by world renowned architects and lighting designers, and reliable service and delivery is one reason why.

When not working, Joe likes football and travelling, and is a big Leeds United fan.

Daniel Scott

Design Engineer

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Daniel Scott

Design Engineer

Dan is our Design Engineer and is in charge of all aspects of luminaire design, from research & development through to design of new products and production and after-sales support.

Dan has been part of the team since September 2022 and enjoys the wide scope of work involved in his role, from bespoke design enquiries to creation of marketing materials. He takes great pride in seeing new designs come to life in production and even more so once thay have left the factory and are out in use around the world. Dan is passionate about design and is constantly trying to expand his knowledge and skills around lighting design.

In his spare time, Dan enjoys creating music, watching motorsport and spending time with his family.

Daniel Kemp

Production Manager

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Daniel Kemp

Production Manager

Dan is now our Production Manager after being promoted in Sept 2022, having worked his way up since joining the family business in Dec 2015 as an Apprentice. He now manages the team and schedule to keep our projects on track with great pride, enthusiasm and energy.

He works closely with our suppliers and projects team to ensure the many orders are produced to the highest quality and on time to meet our clients installation programme.

In his spare time Dan enjoys playing, watching football and spending time with family and friends.

Caroline Elliott

Project Support

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Caroline Elliott

Project Support

Caroline is a Project & Logistics Coordinator and has been with the team since November 2016. She helps make sure our projects run smoothly, overseeing the successful delivery of lighting orders.

Caroline enjoys the day to day challenges her role offers and is dedicated to making sure we continually meet our clients’ expectations. She likes that everyone on the team works hard and are recognised for doing so.

When Caroline isn’t at work, she loves spending time with her family and friends and walking her four, yes four dogs.