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Alan Jaques, Practice Manager for Lighting Systems in the Transportation division at Atkins, has been named as the new President of the Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP).

In his new role, Alan will spearhead the ILP's efforts to promote excellence in all forms of lighting across a wide range of urban settings and support the integration of new technologies, such as LED lighting.

Alan said: "LED lighting, combined with Central Management Systems, has an important part to play in the digitisation of our cities as part of the wider smart cities agenda. We want lighting to be as sustainable, reliable and cost-effective as possible, so that our city environments are safe, navigable and enjoyable places to live and work."

Alan has been a member of the ILP since 1983, first as a member, then as the regional chair for the Midlands. He brings a wealth of experience to the role and has been involved with a wide range of projects throughout his career at Atkins, including the legacy work after the London 2012 Olympic Games at Queen Elizabeth Park, M25 Later Upgraded Sections, Jeddah Airport, Northumberland County Council Street Lighting Modernisation Programme and Crown Estates, Westminster, upgrading prime locations such as Regent Street.

For further information about lighting schemes at Atkins, please contact:


For more information:

Francesca Buckley

External Communications Manager, Transportation

+44 779 090 226

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