Agritech firm Light Science Technologies (LST) has been named as a 2022 contender for six prestigious national business and trade awards, reflecting the success and rapid growth of the company over the past 12 months.
The Derbyshire-based company, established in 2019, has been shortlisted in the Sustainability Award category for the SME National Business Awards; the Sustainable Business of the Year and Most Innovative Business Idea of the Year categories in the British Business Awards and a further three award categories in the FPC Fresh Awards (Sustainability, AgriTech and Innovation Excellence). The Fresh Produce Consortium is the UK’s Fresh Produce Trade Association and is widely recognised as the voice of the industry.
The SME National Business awards is regarded as one of the highlights on the industry events calendar, and this year’s entry standard for the British Business Awards has been described as “exceptional” by its organisers with over 450 nominations across 23 categories.
Winners will be announced at various award ceremonies in London later this year.
Simon Deacon, Founder and CEO of LST commented: “To have our work recognised by some of the year’s key industry awards is fantastic. We’re among some strong contenders across a wide range of sectors, not just AgTech, so to have made it onto six shortlists is no small achievement. This is a testament to all the hard work by the team as well as how far we’ve come as a start-up established just three years ago.
“Over the past 12 months alone, alongside rapidly growing our team and floating on the London Stock Exchange, we’ve launched a recyclable and reusable lighting solution, among other key products, for indoor farmers and growers to help them become more energy efficient and reduce their carbon footprint. Our sole purpose is to create a more sustainable food system for all. Indoor farming, including vertical farming, forms a vital part of the GreenTech revolution.
“We have everything crossed for when the winners are announced, and we’d like to wish all the finalists the best of luck.”