Bob Phelps
Head of Rail

Get to know Bob

Bob Phelps is Head of Rail for INDO Lighting. He joined the company in 2018 with glowing references and a remit to look after our Street Lighting customers in Wales and develop a growing portfolio of UK-wide Rail accounts.

Bob’s background in lighting

Before joining INDO, Bob was at Aluminium Lighting Company (ALC) for 10 years until 2016, in various roles from area BDM to interim National Sales Manager and ultimately BDM for Rail.  He then moved to DW Windsor as Business Development Manager for Rail and Infrastructure looking after a varied client base from train operating companies to consultants and contractors

What Bob enjoys about working in the lighting industry

Specifically in rail I enjoy the industrial lighting element, ‘big boy’s toys’!  In general I like the increasing efficiencies of LED luminaires and integration of other technologies, IoT, smart cities et al.

Things he’s pretty proud of…

  1. Non-lighting but whilst at NTL, I was part of the management team that saw NTL become the fastest growing ISP in the country with 10,000+ new customers per month signed up.
  2. At ALC I led the team that saw the first and only PFI to specify and install aluminium lighting columns, the CIP was reduced from 5 to 4 years through our thorough planning and organisational abilities.
  3. Throughout my career, I pride myself on the relationships that I have built, building friendships with customers that have lasted nigh on 30 years in some cases.

What gets Bob enthused outside of lighting

  • Having a large family means that the majority of my time is spent with them especially as I spend so much time away from home with work.
  • I enjoy most sports as a spectator these days, photography, rambling, cooking, beach life and IT!

And his favourite websites are… The BBC & YouTube

Not sure if this is my absolute favourite as I find websites are like fashion trends; they come and go… but the one site I visit multiple times daily is bbc.co.uk for a usually reliable source of news, sports, tech, finance, cookery and other stuff!  If I could have two, youtube is great for all the random stuff on there and the fact that it’s probably the best learning tool for anything anywhere.