Holophane - Queen's Awards for Enterprise: Innovation 2017 Ceremony


 
On Friday 8th September Holophane Europe Ltd had the honour of hosting Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, The Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, who visited Holophane to present the Queen’s Award at a ceremony organised by the lighting manufacturer. Alongside the Lord Lieutenant were honoured guests including The Mayor of Milton Keynes, The High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire and Iain Stewart - MP for Milton Keynes South. 
 
The Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire gave a speech detailing and recognising the success and innovation of Holophane stating “Holophane Europe Ltd is an example of the kind of company this country needs more of; innovative, imaginative and working with cutting edge technology”. 



Managing Director Alasdair McRury also spoke about the rich history, heritage and royal connection behind the lighting manufacturer which includes the lighting of the Queen’s Coronation in June 1953 and the lighting of the entirety of Battersea Power Station in the 1930s.
 
Iain Stewart MP, who is the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Smart Cities, also gave a speech at the ceremony and talked around the future of ‘Smart Cities’ and the importance that manufacturers such as Holophane will play in the shaping of the technologies and solutions for Smart Cities of the future. 

Iain Stewart said, “What you do here is a perfect example of what industry needs to, what the world needs to do. So, I’m hugely excited that the products that we are making here in Milton Keynes will be part of that.”

The event concluded with a factory tour of Holophane’s facilities in which guest were given the opportunity to see first-hand the processes and operations behind the manufacture of some of Holophane’s award winning luminaires. 



From left – right: Iain Stewart – MP Milton Keynes South, The High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire – Peter Kara, The Mayor of Milton Keynes – Cllr David Hopkins, The Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire – Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher & Alasdair McRury – Managing Director EMEA 
 

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