Anthony started his career at ICI as an Apprentice Electrician before joining Cleveland County Council as a Lighting Technician, working at a number of local authorities including York and Durham where he progressed to the role of Street Lighting Engineer.
In 2005 Anthony became Director of Stainton Lighting Design Services where he has focused on all aspects of exterior lighting design.
Acting as Design Principal he oversees the day to day running of this award winning lighting design practice and has taken a design lead in numerous lighting projects ranging from major highway lighting schemes to award winning prestigious architectural lighting projects, most recently acting as Design Lead on the refurbishment of Durham Castle and Cathedral. He has also provided technical advice to local authorities with regard to a number of lighting and planning issues.
He is active with the ILP (Institution of Lighting Professionals) nationally and regionally, being past Regional Chairman of the ILE (Institution of Lighting Engineers) and then the ILP, he spent 6 years on National Council and M+E committee before being involved in the transition from ILE to ILP as Vice President Education. Anthony was also a member of Mesopic Lighting Panel and sits on the ILP diploma marking panel. His active involvement in the Institution has been recognised with Anthony becoming a Fellow of the ILP in 2014.
Anthony was a member of the steering group responsible for the 3rd Edition ILP Technical report TR22 Managing Vital Asset and as a PTLLS accredited trainer delivers seminars for the Institute of Lighting Professionals on the implementation of the guidance given in the document.
In 2013 Anthony became a lecturer on the ILP diploma developing a wide range of lighting topics and also becoming Lead Lecturer on Module 1.