Latest Rail News

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.

Comments

There are no comments. Why not be the first?

Add your comment

 

rail technology magazine tv

more videos >

latest rail news

‘Major milestone’ in Northamptonshire railway upgrade reached

21/06/2018‘Major milestone’ in Northamptonshire railway upgrade reached

Network Rail has completed 12 weeks of major improvement works in Northamptonshire. The work, which forms part of the Midland Main Line upgrade,... more >
New GTR boss named to lead company through ‘difficult times’

21/06/2018New GTR boss named to lead company through ‘difficult times’

Struggling rail firm Govia Thameslink Railway has named Patrick Verwer as its new chief executive. Following former chief executive Charles ... more >
Thousands of small-medium enterprises to benefit from rail contract changes

21/06/2018Thousands of small-medium enterprises to benefit from rail contract changes

Network Rail will be changing contract terms between subcontractors and suppliers in an effort to benefit thousands of small medium enterprises a... more >

editor's comment

23/01/2018Out with the old...

Despite a few disappointing policy announcements, especially for the electrification aficionados amongst us, 2017 was, like Darren Caplan writes on page 20, a year generally marked by positive news for the rail industry. We polished off the iconic Ordsall Chord (p32), hit some solid milestones on Thameslink (p40), progressed on ambitious rolling stock orders (p16), and finally started moving forward on HS2 (p14) ‒ paving the way for a New Ye... read more >

rail industry focus

View all News

interviews

Transforming travel in the north west

06/02/2018Transforming travel in the north west

RTM’s Josh Mines talks to Robin Davis, head of new trains at TransPennine Express (TPE), about the huge rolling stock change journey the co... more >
Thameslink: Nearing the end of the line

23/01/2018Thameslink: Nearing the end of the line

RTM’s Josh Mines catches up with Mark Somers, project director for Thameslink, on how the final stages of the programme are progressing and... more >
Modernising journeys in north east England

09/11/2017Modernising journeys in north east England

First Hull Trains is about to embark on the biggest fleet overhaul it has delivered since being set up in 2000. Managing director Will Dunnett te... more >

last word

Encouraging youngsters to be safe on the railway

Encouraging youngsters to be safe on the railway

This summer, Arriva Group's CrossCountry and the Scout Association joined to launch a new partnership to promote rail safety among young people. ... more > more last word articles >

'the sleepers' daily blog

How biometrics can help improve health and safety measures on railway construction projects

20/03/2018How biometrics can help improve health and safety measures on railway construction projects

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Biometric identity, time and attendance specialists Donseed looks at how biometric technology is already starting to enh... more >
read more blog posts from 'the sleeper' >

comment

Apprenticeship levy: the latest picture

05/06/2018Apprenticeship levy: the latest picture

Mark Holmes, head of membership and development at NSAR, describes the current resources available to the rail industry to ensure companies of al... more >
Moving in the right direction

05/06/2018Moving in the right direction

Alex Cropper, head of projects group at Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), reports on the exciting progress so far in building the Trafford... more >
Overcoming leaves on the line

05/06/2018Overcoming leaves on the line

Paul Gray, professional lead of engineering R&D at the RSSB, explains how latest research proves using double variable rate sanders on trains... more >
Rail: A woman’s world

18/05/2018Rail: A woman’s world

RTM’s Sacha Rowlands reports from a panel debate where six of the industry’s leading figures convened to discuss the fundamental issu... more >