PAGAZZI Lighting is managed by a committed and enthusiastic group of professionals.
Combining the best of lighting, retailing and business knowledge, with a team offering both youth and experience, this gives us a unique advantage within the UK domestic lighting industry.
Alan Pagan - Managing Director
Alan joined as Managing Director in 2002 after a successful 30-year career in the IT Sector.
Alan’s main role is business development, including strategy, funding, store-selection and the recruitment of key personnel into the business.
Alan is also the key driver in the culture-change programme, as the company develops from being a small family lifestyle business into a serious UK retailing chain.
Laura Pagan - Buying Director
With over 30 years in the business, Laura is acknowledged as one of the most experienced lighting buyers in the UK.
During this time Laura has developed an unrivalled ability to predict what lighting products customers want to buy and what price they are prepared to pay for them.
Laura regularly acts as a consultant to many of our suppliers on the commercial attractiveness of their product ranges, as they try and tap into her extensive retail experience.
Stephen Jones - Retail Operations Director
Stephen joined as Retail Operations Director in 2003 after a successful 10-year career in sportswear retailing at a number of senior levels.
Stephen’s main role is the smooth day-to-day running of the stores, including sales, staffing, visual merchandising, store standards and product replenishment.
Stephen is also responsible for recruiting experienced, skilled, ambitious, career-minded retailers, with a passion for high levels of customer service, into the stores.
Ken Doak - Financial Director
Ken joined the company in 2005 and is a heavy-duty Chartered Accountant of 30 years standing.
Ken takes responsibility for the financial well-being and smooth running of the company, together with executive responsibility for the IT, Health and Safety and HR functions.
Ken’s career is founded in small companies who have grown rapidly to become much bigger ones and as such, his experience is invaluable to PAGAZZI Lighting as it fast-tracks towards becoming a UK retail chain.
Meggan Reid - Stock Integrity Director
Meggan has responsibility for all matters pertaining to Retailing Systems, Stock Accuracy, Customer Orders and Product Merchandising.
It seems as if Meggan has almost grown-up in PAGAZZI Lighting, initially as a part-time sales assistant whilst she was studying Music at Glasgow University, to full-time positions including almost single-handedly opening the first Lighting Superstore at Uddingston, followed by senior roles in almost every other aspect of the business.
In May 2007, Meggan was offered a Directorship in the company and in accepting it, she became one of the youngest Company Directors in the UK retailing sector.
Vince Gunn - Non-executive Director
Vince is one of the most experienced retailers operating in the UK and he has been a Non-Executive Director of PAGAZZI Lighting since August 2004.
With a track-record of fast-track promotions since leaving his native Glasgow, Vince has held senior positions in the following retailing heavyweights:
- Body Shop - UK Managing Director
- Thomson Travel Group - Retail Development Director
- Mothercare - Retail Operations Director
- Blackwell’s UK - Chief Executive Officer
- Crocs Europe - European Managing Director
- Sofa.com - Chief Executive Officer
It is exceptional for a company of our size to have access to someone of Vince’s standing and he provides the company with a great deal of hands-on, real-world retailing advice.
Douglas Needham - Non-executive Director
Douglas, who is the Financial Director of ABI, joined the Board of PAGAZZI Lighting as a Non-Executive Director in February 2006.
With a long and distinguished career in the Scottish textile industry, Douglas is the custodian of the ABI and Scottish Enterprise investment in PAGAZZI Lighting.
In addition, Douglas provides the company with any relevant experience gained through his involvement with other ABI investments and provides access to the significant hands-on retailing knowledge that remains within ABI, from their days of building up the Edinburgh Woollen Mill business.