Adrian Hopkinson, Business Development Manager, Lumilow Lighting

WLN – What’s the most exciting thing about your job?

My role takes me to loads of different and exciting places, meeting various people from all different walks of life. There is never a dull moment.

WLN – Who’s inspired you most in your career?

Zig Ziglar, his life story is really inspiring, built on strong work ethics, a keen eye to seeing an opportunity and working with a smile on his face.

WLN – If you were an item in a warehouse, what would you be?

Oh, that’s an easy answer, of course it would have to be a warehouse light, providing the workforce with a safe working environment (with no glare).

WLN – If you had your career all over again, what would you do different?

It took me a while to find my calling in my career, I think if I’d have been doing what I do now younger, I would have given myself more time to be successful.

WLN – What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you at work?

I worked at the same company as my Dad for a while so getting told off by him in front of my fellow employees for little things, like leaving a light on at home, was always embarrassing. I guess he was right in the end.

WLN – Who or what makes you laugh?

I am a big fan of Only Fools and Horses, especially Del Boy. His lack of common sense always makes me laugh.

WLN – Do you have any hidden talents?

I know it’s very sad but I have always been really good at origami.

WLN – Who would be your favourite party guest?

It would have to be someone who could light the room up with their personality; it has to be Robin Williams.

WLN – What is the greatest luxury in your life?

My Daughter Skye. Being a Dad is the greatest feeling in the world and we have a lot of fun together. No money could buy that.

WLN – What is your favourite guilty pleasure?

I am a massive music fan, especially indie/rock. I have a soft spot for a band that sing about a crush on a school teacher, a future year where they lived underwater and Thunderbirds is a guilty pleasure too shameful to name…

WLN – Do you have any secret ambitions?

I think to learn how to play the guitar and start my own rock band. I think I am getting too old to start with that though and Lumilow would miss me during my world tour.

WLN – What’s your dream holiday destination?

I have always wanted to go to Brazil, being a big football fan. The history and culture looks amazing. I think I will get there eventually.

WLN – What are your three favourite movies of all time?

Inception, Indiana Jones – Temple of Doom and Star Wars – Return of the Jedi.

WLN – What is your favourite book of all time?

Donnie Brasco, I am not a big reader but this book left me gripped the entire way through. A true story and a must read.

WLN – What’s your favourite pastime?

Playing and watching football at any possible opportunity, much to my partner’s annoyance.

WLN – If you won the Lottery, what would you do?

I would take all my friends and family on a luxury holiday.


Lumilow Lighting is one of the UK’s most innovative lighting technology companies. However, we’re not in the business of selling you lighting, we’re in the business of delivering light. We use our lighting expertise to deliver stepchange improvements in terms of economy, efficiency, effectiveness and experience. Based in Halifax, West Yorkshire and always staying true and honest to our Yorkshire roots.

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