William George Search are a small, niche recruitment consultancy specifically operating within the Lighting Industry field, placing lighting designers, technicians, project managers through to account managers and managing directors.

Working in close partnership with both our clients and our candidates, we aim to place the right people with the right company every time. Our account manager Lee has been working within the recruitment industry for over 20yrs and has specialized within the lighting sector from day one, his knowledge and contacts are second to none when it comes to acquisition and placement.

I have known Lee for many years and have found his professionalism unfounded when searching for candidates, exactly the same when I have been a candidate! He qualifies roles and suitability and makes a difference. If you are searching or looking to be searched! Make this your first stop

Dan Newland

Regional Manager , WE-EF

I have worked with Lee a number of times in the last 16 years and he has worked with the utmost professionalism. Lee has placed me and also recruited at least two excellent hires for my team Thanks Lee.

Tim Donkin

Partner, Colourbox Studio


We know how frustrating it can be at times during the recruitment process, so we try our utmost to keep our clients and candidates informed at all stages. We’re not infallible, but we really do try to look after you to the very best of our abilities.

When you work with us, you can rely on a small but highly effective team giving you their undivided attention. We pride ourselves on the results we have achieved, the relationships we have built and the many retained clients that we have the pleasure to work with year on out.

Our modest little office is based in rural Cuckfield, where we are fortunate enough to look out over Sussex fields and wildlife, you may even hear birds singing in the background when you chat to us on the phone. We do however leave our rural retreat and head into London on a regular basis to have a coffee with new and existing clients. We much prefer to have a face to face meeting where possible, to really gauge a companies needs. We firmly believe that the right person is far more than just words on a CV and it is our job to find the right fit.

So that’s us in a nutshell – we don’t have a huge, glamorous office, rows and rows of desks, stressed staff trying to hit huge targets – and neither would we want that. Get in touch with us if you feel we can help you on your career path or with your next incredible employee hire.

Over the too may years i have known Lee his professionalism has always been exceptional. His enthusiasm and knowledge within the industry provides the confidence that he will find most suitable candidate or find you the position you want. Lee is your first port of call – don’t waste your time elsewhere!

Paul Thoroughgood

International Sales, Delta Light NV

Connecting People for over 25 Years

Lee Nicholls

Lee Nicholls

Company Director

Our areas of expertise:


William George Search specifically recruit within the Lighting Industry both Nationally and Internationally


  • Head Hunting
  • Research and Selection
  • CV Appraisals

Placements within the following but not subject to: –


  • Lighting Designers
  • Lighting Sales Engineers
  • Lighting Technicians
  • Project Managers
  • Key Account Managers
  • Managing Directors / Country Managers


2 The Coach House,

Chownes Mead Lane,

Cuckfield, RH16 4BS

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