The History of English Lamp Posts
English Lamp Posts was founded over three decades ago by Clive Knowles, a specialist in metal fabrication. Clive always had a passion for metal work and was inspired by his father in law Eric Schubert who started his career working for HS Marston Aerospace in the aptly named Black Country. Manufacturing specialist technical aeroplane components in a career spaning over four decades. As Clive's experience grew so did his passion for reclamation and restoration. Spending much of his spare time repairing and restoring period Victorian architectural ironmongery.
Clive with guidance and support from Eric established English Lamp Posts in 1986.
In 2007 Clive’s son Ben also joined the company, enabling the company to offer its Victorian lighting range and products online.
The company continues to strive forward with Clive still at the manufacturing helm, ensuring everything the company produces still holds the same level of superior quality as it has for the past 30 years.
If you have any questions with regards to any of our products or manufacturing techniques, please do not hesitate to call or email.
Our inspiration Eric pictured above in May 2009.
1st Generation - English Lamp Posts
Meet our team
Ben Knowles - Customer Advisor
Bruce Pittman - Accounts Manager
Gary Payne - Accounts Supervisor
Ahley Edwards - Office Administrator
Steve Taylor - Inventory Management
William Mervyn Jones - Paint & Finishing Shop
Martine Grieves - Office Manager
Neil Grieves - Works Manager
Bobbie Phillips - Packing Room Supervisor
Amie Dean - Office Administrator
Andrew Burnham - Trade Sales Manager
Emma Parry - Showroom & Display
Dave Jones - Stock Control Supervisor
Joanne Jones - Graphic Designer
Peter Lloyd - Packing & Warehouse
Matt Oliver - Machine & Engineering
Matt Coulson - Warehouse & Packing
Samantha Pittman - Purchasing
Tom Rogers - Online Administrator
David Edwards - Ecommerce Manager
Clive Knowles - Managing Director