Toby Penter
Business Development Assistant

Get to know Toby

Toby joined INDO one month after graduating from Greenwich University in 2017 with a First class honours in Business Administration with Accounting and Finance.

He has a multifaceted role supporting all areas of the business, including technical support and lighting design as well as project managing tender submissions, maintaining photometric data and building a strong communication link between the commercial teams and product development.  Toby assists Bryony in the marketing department and you’ll see him at a number of events over the course of the year, either manning the INDO stand or giving the occasional technical paper!

He has recently joined the YLP and will shortly be taking on the role of YLP Secretary.  In terms of job satisfaction, Toby’s found it rewarding to work at a high level preparing and delivering technical content, broadening his knowledge base and raising the profile of the business.

What Toby enjoys about working in the lighting industry

Our work is built on saving energy – and therefore reducing carbon emissions from power generation! It’s rewarding working in an industry which drives sustainability and reduces the strain on the environment.

Things he’s pretty proud of…

  1. Having my Horticulture article “Cultivating Growth” published in the ILP Lighting Journal – my first journal article.
  2. 2nd Place in the 2018 YLP Paper competition with my paper “Connected Lighting – Is there a risk?” – which I have since delivered with success at HEN On The Road, and at ILP technical events in Scotland and the Midlands.
  3. Achieving a 1st and being awarded Best Graduate Job at my graduation for the University of Greenwich, Faculty of Engineering and Science

What does Toby get up to in his spare time

  • Avid runner and hiker
  • Enjoys skiing and camping
  • Running board game nights with friends
  • Regular Support Staff for his local Wheelchair Rugby team, Team Solent Sharks

And his favourite website is…Reddit

It’s a thousand little websites in one – just need to know where to look!