It all began in 2003 when Tim had a lightbulb moment! “I can’t find any half decent Christmas lights, I’m going to source my own.” In 2005, Lights4fun was born and firmly remains a family thing.
It started with a bright idea & our mission remains the same to create high-quality, beautifully designed lights that you'll love. We work hard to bring you fun, innovative and quality products, with the goal to bring a smile to your face. We are a hard working bunch who love what we do and aim for this to shine through everything we do.
2003 - 2007
The 'Christmas Lights Company' was born at Tim Naughton's kitchen table in Harrogate. With a sales book full of happy customers for the 2003 festive season, the company saw continued growth in 2004.
In 2005, after months upon months of market research, product development and a search for overseas suppliers who valued quality and service as much as he did, Tim made a major decision, changing the name of his company and commencing manufacturing in China. Our new website launched featuring our blue branding. Lulu the flat-coat retriever gets a bed in Tim’s office!
2007 comes and energy efficient premium quality LED outdoor lights arrive! Oops.. pink lights arrive as UV but panic over as these turn out to be a best seller and we still stock these today.
2008 - 2009
Like Doctor Who, our website regenerates once again, this time our theme is black and green. Lights4fun launches in France on eBay & Amazon.
We move to our Victoria Avenue office, beautiful architecture but no lift, the Lights4fun team soon boasts thighs that can crack walnuts! Who needs carpet? Head honcho Matt goes mad at Ikea and buys everyone green shag pile rugs for their work stations (he's not been shopping since).
Millie the flat-coat puppy arrives, Lulu isn’t impressed. Millie realises just how tasty telephone wire is, bringing our phone lines to a standstill for an entire day. Lessons are learned; a back-up plan is put in place and a supply of Scooby snacks rendered constantly available.
Lights4fun moves again… this time our Hornbeam Park HQ: twice the office space and parking for everyone - at last!
August sees Lights4fun's Germany launch on eBay and Amazon. Our Halloween section makes its debut, with great success. Huge snowfall brings Christmas deliveries to a standstill for two weeks, causing major anguish amongst the Lights4fun team. Luckily 97% of all parcels arrived in time for Christmas thanks to our awesome delivery courier, DPD.
2011 - 2012
A Lights4fun record: we bring on board 14 full-time staff for Christmas, all taking orders on the phones leading to records sales for the 2011 Christmas period! Jubilee decorations are snapped up the seconds they go online, Wedding & party decorations expand the Lights4fun range.
Our website regenerates again: this time we're using bright, fresh white as our main colour. Our German sister website, Lights4fun.de is launched. Millie and Lulu get new beds in the office!!
2013 - 2015
Our biggest brand change in our history, new logo and new website design. Another new Lights4fun record: our office head count reaches 25. Tim moves downstairs to join accounts and marketing. Millie and Lulu are highly confused about the relocation of their beds.
In 2015 we finish the year with 32 full time staff, all from our Harrogate office.. wWe move office again! This time just across the road. Our re-brand goes live - a subtle change with lots more colour. In August we lost Lulu, but welcomed Bella into the family on October 31st. We're still unsure if her arrival at Halloween is a sign or not!
It started on the kitchen table, today it's still a family thing...
2016 - 2017
We open our first French store at Lights4fun.fr.
Today, we now have more than 35 people and 2 dogs on board at our head office in Harrogate. With warehouses in the UK and Germany, we’ve shipped to over 100 countries around the world. And so it continues...
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