About

Third Light is an award-winning software company that gives marketing and creative teams worldwide the solutions that put time back in their busy lives.

Chorus, our next-generation digital asset management software, is transforming how teams collaborate, wherever they’re working from – helping them to create media, sync it then store and share it, quickly and easily.

With almost two decades' experience in the DAM industry, we export our solutions worldwideExternal link. Our software is used by over 400 organizations including NATO, the United Nations, Oxford University and the NHS, commercial brands such as NASCAR, Virgin and numerous top-tier sporting teams, such as AS Roma and Southampton Football Club.

What makes Third Light different?

We're committed to developing great software that really works, and we take great pride in getting the fine details right.

To us, meeting your needs means offering the features and tools that solve your problems while taking great care to maintain usability. It also means being open about our pricing and offering professional and friendly support, courtesy of our award-winning Customer Success team.

We're proud of our people, our reputation, and the projects our clients achieve with our software.

Michael Wells, Founder and Managing Director

Our values

  • We foster a culture of collaboration, working closely with companies to understand their unique requirements and refine the perfect solution for them.
  • Innovation and change are part of our future. We’re guided by clear thinking and careful designs that keep the people we work for at the center of all our plans.
  • We believe in building long-lasting relationships with our customers, based on trust, communication and shared effort.

We support a range of local and global causes that align with our values, including Guide Dogs, Diabetes Research and other nonprofit organizations. We were also delighted to announce in early 2020 that our business is now carbon neutral. Read about our carbon offsetting.

Our history

Third Light was founded in 2002 by Michael Wells and Ben Holland, not long after both completed degrees in Engineering at Cambridge University.

Having worked as a consultant at a company building large-scale web infrastructures, Michael had learned a lot about the internet, fast storage and other technologies. He was already a member of the Royal Photographic Society, but the purchase of a digital SLR camera sparked his interest further. He started to develop a tool to help manage and store thousands of digital image files.

Ben joined him soon after, taking on more of the technical work so that Michael could build the business. As the professional benefits of digital asset management became apparent to marketing and creative industries, Third Light flourished.

Third Light in the media

Read an interviewExternal link with Michael Wells for Econsultancy, part of their "Day In The Life" series.

Listen to a radio broadcastExternal link of Michael Wells in conversation with Cambridge Marketing College’s Kiran Kapur.

Working with us

If you’re interested in taking your next career step with us, you can find more details about Third Light as a workplace - and how to get in touch - on our Careers page.

We also work with resellers in the USA, Australia, South Africa, Singapore and Scandinavia, offering flexible licensing and incentives to encourage strong partnerships. Read more about our distributor programs.