Jonathan Appleton (Managing Director)
After graduating from University in Sheffield with a degree in Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Jonathan followed an IT career in the finance sector, eventually becoming IT Manager for a number of financial businesses in the Midlands. In the late 90’s Jonathan founded a successful IT business which has grown from ‘strength to strength’, servicing businesses throughout the UK and Ireland. In 2008 Jonathan formed a business alliance with Charles Moss and at the time become Financial Director of Ecolite. Jonathan’s recipe for a successful business is to use only three simple ingredients, “great customer service, outstanding staff and the use of leading technology”, the perfect recipe! In his spare time, Jonathan likes to keep fit, is a keen golfer and a superb healthy cook – someone who definitely likes his greens!
Charles Moss (Technical Director)
Charles initially joined Ecolite in 1999 as Operations Manager. Coming from an IT consultancy and business management background Charles brings a technology-based skill set to the business. Over the past 8 years Charles has gained a huge amount of experience in the technical aspects of energy-efficient lighting design and installation, and has taken a leading role in promoting the energy saving potential of modern light fittings, luminaires and controls.
Following a management buy-out in 2005, Charles became Ecolite's Managing Director.
On top of his commercial responsibilities, Charles has taken on a new role as Ecolites’ Technical Director, a significant role which will extend the technical side of the Ecolite’s business.
Clive Whitmore (Operations Director)
Clive is a qualified engineer and for over 15 years from 1989 ran his own successful Point of Sale company in Leicester. He has worked with many large companies during this time including Toys R Us, Estee Lauder, Selfridges and Gillette.
Following a short spell in New Zealand working for an exhibition company, he returned to the UK and joined forces with Charles and Jonathan at Ecolite initially as Sales Director. Clive brings a wealth of organisational and supervisory skills to Ecolite and is now a key member of the team.
He has 2 grown up boys and is married to Katherine