Holophane has won one of the UK’s most prestigious business awards.
The Milton Keynes-based lighting manufacturer has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its work on lighting product development.
Although specifically a British recognition, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, which was launched in 1966, is known globally as a mark of excellence.
It is given annually to British businesses who excel at innovation, sustainable development or international trade and is the highest official UK award for British companies.
Holophane Europe, which is owned by Acuity Brands, now joins a select band of past winners.
‘We’ve won many awards in our time but this one is very special indeed,’ commented the firm’s managing director, Alasdair McRury.
‘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,’ McRury added.
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.
Holophane was one of the first luminaire manufacturers in the UK to achieve registered firm status and in 2016 the company won the Manufacturer of the Year Award at the lighting industry’s 2016 Lux Awards.