A UK lighting manufacturer has been named as one of the most innovative businesses in the country. Harvard Engineering has been shortlisted for the Orange Innovation Award, in the 10th annual National Business Awards.
Harvard Engineering’s product is the emission-saving LeafNut wireless street lighting monitoring and control solution. John McDonnell, Managing Director Harvard Engineering said: “For the first time ever Local Authorities are able to manage their energy consumption and maintenance schedules by wirelessly controlling each street light via the internet. It helps to reduce CO2 emissions too. LeafNut makes it easy for the local authority engineer to save money from the outset since we provide the user interface web software, the wireless networks and the dimming units, together with a financial package that gives an immediate payback.”
The system, which is entirely developed and manufactured in the UK is now being rolled out by Local Authorities across the UK and the world. With over 60 LeafNut installations worldwide the company is projected to reach a turnover of over £20 million, a 44.4% increase on sales in the previous 12 months.
The Orange Innovation Award recognises businesses that have gone beyond the ordinary. In total, over 152 of Britain’s top public and private sector businesses have been announced as finalists across all categories in the National Business Awards, in partnership with Orange.