About us

ACV is your one stop shop for all your film and TV lighting needs stocking large numbers of equipment from LED and traditional fixtures, grip, power and filter. We have a wide variety of products you can view online or you can call or email the office and one of our sales team will be happy to help.

Set up in 1996 by Nick Shapley and Graham Kerr, LCA offers unrivalled experience and customer support. With over 80 years of experience amongst our team, we can help you with your lighting requirements – whether you are looking to fit out a studio or if you are looking for a small kit for location lighting. We understand the constraints of budgets and deadlines and endeavour to accommodate every clients request.

Our warehouse enables us to hold a huge range of stock for immediate delivery but if you have a specific need, we will source this for you and dispatch to you as soon as possible.

Located in High Wycombe, close to Heathrow airport, London, Warners and Pinewood Studios, we have a great network to national and international locations.

Meet the team

Nick Shapley
Managing director

ALL ABOUT NICK

Nick Shapley set up LCA in 1999 and prior to this Nick spent 13 years at ARRI GB in London helping to develop their international business.

Location: London, UK

Likes: Car road trips across Europe, F1 and Rugby Union

Fun fact: started my working career as a DJ

Phil Mallia
operations director

ALL ABOUT PHIL

Phil has been with LCA for over 14 years, working as Operations Director and looking after our international and UK customers and suppliers.

Location: London, UK

Likes: Running, Aussie Rules Football

Fun fact: I have a pilots license

Hannah Shapley
client liaison

ALL ABOUT HANNAH

Hannah has been a constant in the office, supporting the team and assisting and dealing with customers enquiries.

Location: London, UK

Likes: Travelling, dog walking, food & wine, spending time with family & friends, reading, hair/make-up

Fun fact: was supposed to work at LCA for a summer whilst training to become a beauty therapist/make up artist, and I never left, 11 years on!

LAura byrne
client liaison

ALL ABOUT LAURA

Laura has vast experience in the film and broadcast industry, gaining knowledge at Cinelease

Location: London, UK

Likes: Walking, Baking, Gundog Training, Country Sports, Food and drink

Fun fact: I have a diploma in dog training and behaviour.

AMna Sidd
Accounts Manager

ALL ABOUT AMNA

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Yann Blitte
manager LCA France

ALL ABOUT YANN

With over 20 years in the industry, Yann has experience including working as the Technical and Operating Director at Panalux.

Location: Paris, France

Likes: Reading, running and cooking

Fun fact: Having a taste for survival courses, I once found myself trying to survive in a forest for 24 hours. I slept with the boars in the forest, it was terrifying!

Vicci Clayton
marketing

ALL ABOUT VICCI

Vicci handles all the marketing for LCA and has been with the company for over 14 years.

Location: London, UK

Likes: Running – road and trail, Yoga, Baking

Fun fact: I run fitness training for my youngest football team – they ‘affectionately‘ call it torture

Ken Dobson
repairs and servicing

ALL ABOUT KEN

Ken has worked in the industry for 20 years and heads up LCA’s service facility. He previously worked and lived in South Africa for 26 years.

Location: London, UK

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ALexandra hollande
Office manager, Lca france

ALL ABOUT ALEXANDRA

With experience in the entertainment industry, as an Office Manager, Alexandra has organised a teaching school for special effects make up for the cinema industry .

Location: Paris, France

Likes: Motorcycling, reading, gardening

Fun fact: I know how to touch the road with my knee on motorcycle

Andy Tabrett
warehouse manager

ALL ABOUT ANDY

With over 21 years experience warehouse management, Andy assists customers at our trade counter and shipping goods.

Location: London, UK

Likes: Cake making, going to Cornwall every year

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