Pharos team celebrates key promotion

Feb. 15, 2024
Ryan Sainsbury will now manage key Northern Europe territories along with maintaining U.K. and Ireland region duties.

The team at Pharos Architectural Controls is celebrating the promotion of UK & Ireland’s Regional Sales Manager, Ryan Sainsbury. 

Ryan – who has been with Pharos since 2015 – will now take control of key territories in Northern Europe, including Iceland, Scandinavia and the Baltics, while maintaining his role in the UK and Ireland.  

The new areas of focus for Ryan will benefit from greater on-the-ground support, with Ryan’s technical expertise put to use across existing and new projects in these regions. 

Ryan initially joined the team in a technical role and has contributed to several significant projects for Pharos, including various citywide projects in China and playing a key role in London’s annual New Year’s Eve show. His expertise extends to the application, installation and integration of all Pharos product systems. 

On his promotion, Ryan said: “I'm excited to be working with new clients in Northern Europe where I hope I can put my skills to good use and collaborate on new projects together. ” 

Simon Hicks, CEO of Pharos Architectural Controls, said: “In our 20th anniversary year, I am extremely happy to see Ryan’s hard work and efforts rewarded and his journey with us continue. This is an exciting time for Pharos and – with Ryan’s expertise and excellent customer support – I am looking forward to seeing him expand our reach into Northern Europe.” 


Pharos Architectural Controls is an award-winning British manufacturer of dynamic lighting control solutions for architecture and other specialist industries. Our products are highly flexible, versatile and powerful, and trusted to run day and night illuminating iconic installations around the world from international landmarks and historic architecture to theme parks, airports, stadiums, bridges, shopping malls, art installations, and more. 

Pharos is part of the Carallon group of companies, an independently-owned product development house specializing in innovative control systems. Its design team is the best of its kind – a group of highly motivated individuals committed to the creation and ongoing development of industry-leading products. Within that team is a wealth of experience in the field of advanced control solutions, with principal members responsible for ground-breaking entertainment lighting control consoles, architectural lighting systems and video processing technology.

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