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

Digital railway moves forward with new Budget investment pledges

22/11/2017Digital railway moves forward with new Budget investment pledges

The government has announced a raft of new commitments to strengthen the Digital Railway programme as part of its commitment to boost capacity ac... more >
Chancellor accepts East West Rail targets and strengthens plans with extra cash

22/11/2017Chancellor accepts East West Rail targets and strengthens plans with extra cash

Chancellor Philip Hammond has confirmed the government’s commitment to completing the western section of East West Rail by 2024 and will co... more >
Siemens appoints new rail managing director

22/11/2017Siemens appoints new rail managing director

Siemens has appointed a new managing director of its Rail Automation business in the UK. Rob Morris, who first joined the company in January 201... more >

editor's comment

21/11/2017Keep up, we’re moving on

There has never been a more exciting time to write about rail: technology is improving, ways of working are changing and pan-industry collaboration is at its peak, all in an effort to keep up with unprecedented levels of demand. I am therefore thrilled to present you my first-ever edition as editor of RTM, which I am confident is bursting at the seams with excellent contributions from leaders across the board. One of the special feature... read more >

rail industry focus

View all News

interviews

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 >
Ian Prosser: Safety by design

02/11/2017Ian Prosser: Safety by design

Ian Prosser, the ORR’s chief inspector of railways and director of railway safety, outlines to RTM’s Josh Mines the key challenges fa... more >
A complete step change for sleeper travel

26/10/2017A complete step change for sleeper travel

Ahead of the roll-out of new Caledonian Sleeper rolling stock next year, the company’s chairman, Peter Strachan, tells RTM’s Josh Min... 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

Eurotunnel rebrand: a more ‘Anglo-Saxon’ name?

21/11/2017Eurotunnel rebrand: a more ‘Anglo-Saxon’ name?

The owners of Eurotunnel have decided to change its name to Getlink, a move which the company described as “very Anglo-Saxon.” D... more >
read more blog posts from 'the sleeper' >

comment

Boosting workforce safety through design automation

17/11/2017Boosting workforce safety through design automation

David Shipman, innovations engineering manager in IP Signalling at Network Rail, makes the case for safeguarding the industry’s workforce t... more >
Rail risk: reality and perception

17/11/2017Rail risk: reality and perception

George Bearfield, director of system safety and health at the RSSB, looks at risk – reality and perception – and how the industry nee... more >
The new era of station retail

17/11/2017The new era of station retail

Hamish Kiernan, commercial director of retail at Network Rail Property, explains how investment in better retail outlets is transforming the cust... more >
Digital connectivity fit for the 2020s

17/11/2017Digital connectivity fit for the 2020s

Raj Sivalingam, executive director for telecommunications and spectrum at techUK, makes the case for pan-industry collaboration in order to deplo... more >