Light is the most powerful force shaping the world. From photosynthesis to the natural rythmn of day and night, its influence is all around us. No Grey Area (NGA) is a specialist in harnessing the impact and benefits of light – using advanced LED technology to transform retail, offices, entertainment and residential environments with spectacular, integrated turnkey solutions.

Whether adding texture and subtlety to a showroom, or creating an immense, mixed-activity environment, our solutions are rigorously client-driven. We create highly customised programmes led by a simple mantra: on time and in-budget.

Our solutions use the most advanced materials to deliver performance, durability and practicality. A remit extending across the range of LED lighting, stretch ceilings, and acoustic and controls activities. This is the ‘quality first’ approach that made us ‘Best LED International Architecture Firm 2018’ in the MEA UAE Business Awards 2018.

With us, there is No Grey Area…

The NGA ethos

For NGA, there is no substitute for quality. We are ISO 9001 2015 certified – a quality standard reflected in our supply chain. As Lighting Industry Association Members, we keep audited files across our work, materials and project delivery.

The same painstaking approach defines our client philosophy. NGA uses a highly transparent working style, which puts a more ‘consultative’ approach at the core of everything we do.

Extremely responsive to client needs, we create unique, bespoke solutions for highly specialised requirements. All our approaches and deliverables reflect exacting UK/European standards – and we pride ourselves on the ability to work with clients who want progressive, smarter solutions.

Our history

Our remarkable growth is built on a reputation for delivering quality. This is the result of a core team with unequalled expertise in their sectors. From being a pioneering lighting business in 2007, to becoming a stretch ceilings hallmark brand in 2011, NGA is led by four partners and directors at the vanguard of the company: Elliot Barron, Andy Drees, Mark Drees and Emad Qrayeyah. Emad joined us in 2014 and has proven himself a valuable asset to the operations team. In 2017 we were delighted to promote Emad as a director and shareholder in our UAE based business.

Organic growth enabled NGA to acquire the well-known Edward Ray brand, a provider of specialist LED products to the commercial, hospitality, entertainment, transportation, education and residential sectors. NGA is now exceptionally well-placed to meet and exceed the ever-increasing quality and sustainability requirements across these major industry verticals.

With its raft of high-tech, high-quality products, NGA has offices in the UK, UAE and Saudi Arabia. Growth in these markets has seen the UAE team expand from two full-time staff to 20 in just two years.

Currently, in addition to an ever-increasing portfolio of LED lighting, the NGA group now also includes LED architecture, stretch ceilings, control systems, blind solutions, acoustics and cinema solutions.

The Future

NGA has become a unique business with an exceptional mix of progressive products. From this vantage point, our future plans include –

* A greater emphasis on turnkey lighting supply projects
* Further development of acoustic installations and products
* Highly accelerated development of our Controls business
* A commitment to rigorous TM30 testing
* Broadening market access through an emphasis on distribution partnerships throughout the MENA region

Look to a future with No Grey Area…

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