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21.04.17

Holophane win Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2017

The acuity brands company Holophane Europe has won one of the UK’s most prestigious business awards.

The Milton Keynes-based lighting manufacturer has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its highly innovative lighting product development.

Although specifically a British recognition, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise is known globally as a mark of excellence. It is given to British businesses who excel at innovation, sustainable development or international trade and is the highest official UK award for British companies. In winning this award Holophane joins a very select band of elite of UK manufacturing companies across all industries.

Managing director Alasdair McRury commented: “We’ve won many awards in our time but this one is very special indeed. This is a major endorsement of our outstanding team of research engineers who continue to innovate and enable us to compete globally with industry-leading technology.”

The inventiveness of Holophane goes back over 120 years, and includes milestones such as the invention of the prismatic diffuser, a breakthrough which revolutionised lighting efficiency in its time.

In Europe, Holophane sells €50m worth of luminaires and lighting controls annually and operates throughout all the major markets, including retail, amenity, commercial, industrial and street lighting.

Holophane was one of the first luminaire manufacturers in the UK to achieve Registered Firm status to ISO9001 and, in 2016, the company won the Manufacturer of the Year Award at the lighting industry’s 2016 Lux Awards.

Today, Holophane Europe Ltd. is one of the pioneers of intelligent controls technology, which allows light fittings to be transformed into smart devices which can monitor and control our environment.

Her Majesty The Queen will publicly announce the winners of the Queen’s Award on Friday 21 April.

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