9th June 2018 | Industry news

From Blackpool to Blachere: Richard Ryan

Mr Richard Ryan, with over 30 years of experience, has taken over the role of General Manager at Blachere Illuminations Themed Environments. From the Head of Blackpool Illuminations, Ryan makes this move after nearly three decades at Blackpool. He knew that he wanted to work in illuminations since he was 7 years old. Growing up in Sheffield, the highlight of the Christmas season was the switch on of the spectacular lights in the Town Centre.

From early in his career, he was in charge of new creations and illuminations at Blackpool Illuminations. This next phase of his career is now to take on the challenge of bringing spectacular illuminations and themed environments to the world on a larger scale with the team at Blachere Illuminations. Like at Blackpool Illuminations, at Blachere Illuminations UK all the creations are manufactured in-house. The key difference is that at Blachere Illuminations UK the creations go beyond Blackpool and their work is international.

Ronnie Brown, Managing Director of Blachere UK says “We were delighted when Mr Ryan agreed to become General Manager.  As the key figure in creating some of the most spectacular lighting installations in the UK at Blackpool Illuminations, we know he is the perfect person to lead our team at Blachere Illuminations Themed Environments.”

BBC Lancashire interviewed Richard Ryan: Listen Now

Or read about him in the papers: The Star article