Leeds City Council have used Coughtrie lighting for 30 years supplying affordable communal lighting solutions. Their high impact low running cost lighting, with excellent optional extras have always fitted the main criteria with reference to specification. Their new generation LED lighting range will further enhance Coughtrie's reputation. Technical backup is always at hand with expert assistance guaranteed.

Leeds City Council

The Team

Who are we, meet the team.

Neal Layton, Managing Director.

Neal joined Coughtrie International as Managing Director in 2012. He has over 25 years manufacturing experience across various businesses and has led significant turnaround activities across the globe.

A maths and biology graduate he has since completed an MSC in Manufacturing Leadership where his dissertation researched the impacts within SME’s of mergers and acquisitions. He is currently researching for a DBA (Doctorate in Business Administration) specifically in performance measurement systems.

Ricky Rowe, Area Sales Manager, Scotland

Ricky has a wealth of lighting knowledge and experience having worked for over 20 years with various European and British lighting manufacturers.

Having also worked within the Electrical Wholesale market for 7 years, managing branches successfully, he has a thorough all round understanding of the lighting market within the UK.

Kevin Strudley, Area Sales Manager, South

Kevins lighting career started in 1984 as an Emergency Lighting Controller which soon saw him progress to the role of estimator. 

Over the years he has seen his career evolve from a senior sales roll in 1991 to a regional sales manager which has continued with many well known and respected national lighting companies all manufacturing quality bespoke and standard luminaires for the specifications markets.

Kevin has many years experience within commercial lighting and brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to Coughtrie International.

Colin Gordon, Area Sales Manager, North.

Colin joined Coughtrie in 2012 as area sales manager, North. He has been in the lighting industry for over 20 years and has worked for major manufactures in senior positions including Sylvania , GE and Illuma.

He has also successfully ran his own lighting company and has a wealth of experience and contacts within all aspects of the lighting market.

Brenda Paterson – Production Controller

Brenda has been with Coughtrie since 1999 and has held a variety of roles throughout the organisation. In 2009 she assumed the role of production controller and reports directly to the MD overseeing all aspects of production on a daily basis.