Our Company

Ashwoods is a fresh, vibrant and highly innovative cleantech engineering company. Our technologies have won 22 innovation and engineering awards, they deliver improved efficiency, safety and cost for our customers and everything is designed, developed and built in-house.

We have 3 guiding principles:

  1. Cutting-Edge Innovation – it must either be unique or offer a step-change in performance and cost.
  2. Disruptive Technologies – products that disrupt proven markets with the objective of displacing incumbents and becoming the new norm.
  3. Profitable Business Models – we develop technologies only for markets with high growth global potential and a recurring revenue business model.

lightfoot_fleet_customer_serviceWe try to infuse our simple and honest methodology into everything we do. We do not get distracted with unnecessary engineering aspirations, instead focusing on no-nonsense, cost-effective functionality which solves real world global problems.

We aim to always be one step ahead of the competition: if anything is going to replace our technology we want it to be our next technology.

Our location

bigbury_kite_surfing_lightfoot_1024We are based on the edge of Exeter in the heart of the beautiful county of Devon: we can see the fields from our offices and are only 25 minutes’ drive from the beach and 30 minutes from Dartmoor. We find life down here more relaxed, more friendly, and generally more enjoyable than pretty much anywhere else on earth yet this is no sleepy hollow.

There are numerous music and sports venues in the area (if you’re keen on rugby we’ve got season tickets for Sandy Park – the home of the Exeter Chiefs and one of the venues for the 2015 World Cup) and when we’re not working on our ground-breaking technology we’re sailing, cycling, walking, surfing, kite-surfing, jet-skiing, angling, orienteering or playing golf, squash, football or hockey.

exeter_cathederal_lightfoot_1024If that sounds too much like hard work then we can also give you the inside knowledge on which of our many local wineries, vineyards, breweries, pubs, restaurants and food shops we would particularly recommend.

Oh and did we mention the cream teas?

Should we have to tear ourselves away from all this though we are only 3 minutes from the nearest train station, 5 minutes from the M5 and 11 minutes from the airport; this means that from our offices we can get to London in under 2 hours, Birmingham in 2½, and New York in 12½ (OK you’ll have to change planes but only once).

Our people

Everybody says that their people come first but we mean it. Some of us have worked here for years, some have only just arrived. Some are proper Devonians and some have only lived here for 2 generations: we even have a guy from Missouri. What unites us though is our sense of fun, our shared work ethic, and our desire to bring our technology to the world. Why not look at the video below to learn a bit more about us?

 

Your application

We're always looking for talented and driven individuals to join the Lightfoot family. Interested? Curious? Want to know more about the cream teas? The "Our Current Vacancies" section on this page shows a list of roles we're currently actively recruiting for and areas of the business where we're looking for new team members. If you don't fit into any of them but you like the sound of working for us, we'd still love to hear from you!

If you'd like to get in touch then please email us at work@lightfoot.co.uk. If you’re applying for a specific role then please briefly summarise why you’d suit the position and include a copy of your CV.

Incidentally, if you’re looking at us on behalf of a recruitment agency then thank you for your interest but we’re already working with some wonderful people in the industry so please don't get in touch. Thank you.