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.
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 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