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About Us

With over 100 years combined experience, No Grey Area’s founding partners set out with a mission to become the first multi-disciplined, interior-solution provider of its kind.

Having started in the lighting industry in 2007, NGA brought on stretch-ceiling experts Andrew and Mark Drees to become the first lighting and stretch-ceiling specialists in the UK. Fast-forward to today and the portfolio of products include stretch ceilings, architectural & decorative lighting, acoustic products and a division dedicated to custom-made solutions.

Led by a passionate team, who have expertise in a diverse range of interior products, NGA prides itself on delivering turnkey manufacture, supply and installation services across all construction sectors.

With offices in the UK, Egypt, KSA and the UAE, NGA’s growth has enabled delivery of global projects for clients in over 40 countries.

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Think about things differently

Explore our Dubai showroom, in which we showcase a range of products and techniques that can be incorporated into YOUR space.

From dramatic translucent CLIPSO wall displays and stunning 14six8 acoustic light fixtures to Innerspace brick-effect plaster panels and Nest smart controls for air conditioning, the options to individualise your environment are endless.
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The nga ethos

At NGA, there is no substitute for quality, which is highlighted by the company’s ISO 9001 2015 certification.

As members of the Lighting Industry Association since 2015, NGA are committed to ensuring the quality, safety and performance of our products are delivered to UK/European standards.

With an ongoing commitment to protecting our planet, NGA are continuously investing in sustainable production processes and materials, in line with the latest building standards from LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), BREEAM (Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method) and WELL.

Using a consultative approach, NGA create unique, bespoke solutions for highly specialised requirements as they set out to illuminate grey areas, one project at a time.

“Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.”

NGA Staff in lightbox production

Meet the team

At the heart of NGA is a diverse team of dedicated people spanning Europe and the Middle East. With their years of knowledge and expertise within their respective fields, this core group will go above and beyond to help you achieve the exact interior solution you require for your project. We’re unlike any other lighting company and our unique offering wouldn’t be possible without our uniquely talented team. After all, our strength is in our collective. Find out about our brilliant people here and then get in touch to discuss how we can help you.

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The NGA UK workshop is a constant buzz of activity, with every one of our products being checked and quality tested by the team.

Elliot Barron

Elliot has been working in the construction industry since 2006. In 2009, he moved to the UAE to continue his career in the Middle East, where he co-founded NGA's UAE office as a partner in 2015. Over the past six years, Elliot has been instrumental in the structured growth of the company.

He has a passion for the gym and all things motorsport.

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Andrew Drees

With an engineering background, Andy has pioneered installation expertise and innovation within the stretch-ceiling industry from early on in his career.

Responsible for driving our operational directives worldwide, Andy thrives on opening new markets and bringing our unique service level to other regions.

An avid golfer, Andy has competed in tournaments all over the world.

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Mark Drees

A member of the British Army's Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers corps for over 10 years, Mark comes from a disciplined and process-driven background.

Responsible for health and safety, site installation quality procedures and customer satisfaction, Mark prides himself on ensuring our impeccable service levels are mirrored company-wide.

Another motorsport fan, Mark has a passion for superbikes.

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Emad Qraeah

Emad joined NGA in 2015 with a wealth of knowledge in the interior-construction sector, having run his own fit-out company.

Emad not only manages installations within the GCC region but has a passion for engineering smart solutions for our clients, looking for unique features within their projects.

Sharing shisha with his friends and family is a favourite pastime for Emad.

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Daniel Noronha

Starting at NGA in 2018, Dan quickly proved himself as a key member of the team, resulting in his promotion to the position of UK Sales Director at the end of 2019. Responsible for developing and maintaining our key accounts - which include other world-renowned lighting manufacturers - Daniel has built a reputation for impeccable customer service across our UK client base.

Tennis, football and cooking are at the top of Dan's agenda outside of the office.

Winelma Divina

Winelma was NGA UAE's first employee, becoming an integral member of the team, progressing to Office Manager in 2019. Responsibilities include human resources, ISO certification, managing our client-relations team and, perhaps most importantly, keeping the team motivated with well-stocked snack jars.

Wine, as she is affectionally known, enjoys cycling and charitable work in her spare time.

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Anna Drees

As UK Managing Director, Anna joined NGA from our stretch-ceilings partner Saros EST, where she worked as their Marketing Director.

With her unique wealth of knowledge in this sector, Anna has been instrumental in NGA becoming the UK's leading stretch-ceiling specialist.

Anna's interests include painting and gardening.

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