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The Lamp Factory, London is a real success story, Russell Sidney, Managing Director started the business in 2008 in the modest surroundings of his back yard, following a twenty-five-year career producing high quality lamps for a leading manufacturer.

With a strong desire to run his own business and a passion for bespoke high quality lamps Russell made the leap and started his own business.

Today Russell leads an expert team from his factory in Croydon, South London. The factory is a hive of activity with four dedicated workshops; a brass machining workshop, a woodwork shop, metal finishing workshop, and an electrical wiring workshop, with ten highly skilled craftsmen producing lamps of the highest quality.

Central to the success of the business is their problem solving skills. Lamp Factory are regularly asked for custom designs incorporating a range of materials, from the simplest of briefs, often from a basic sketch.

Russell is a man who thoroughly enjoys his work, a ‘hands on’ man who thrives on producing new and interesting designs, whilst very focused on the detail of each lamp. Russell is involved with every aspect of the manufacturing process from the client brief to polishing each lamp before it leaves the factory!

Russell Sidney, Managing Director comments:

‘As we come into our eighth year I’m extremely pleased on how the business is progressing and the high quality of the work my team is producing. Everyday throws up a new challenge due to the requests we get for bespoke designs and solutions, but I can honestly say I love it, coming up with a solution the customer is pleased with gives me great satisfaction.’