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Stoane celebrates double win in King’s Awards

Stoane ZTA KIng's Award

Stoane Lighting is this week celebrating winning a King’s Award for Enterprise  and a King’s Award for Sustainable Development.

In a statement, the Scottish manufacturer said it was ‘very proud’ of the double achievement. ‘Seeking acknowledgement for both Sustainable Development and for Innovation in the same year was extremely ambitious. However, we felt strongly that neither one was as impactful without the other.’

Stoane Lighting began trading in 1995 and has since evolved into the specialist manufacturer, providing sustainability leadership and influence within the lighting industry.

The Edinburgh-based firm is an employee-owned certified B Corp. The company has it has a ‘core purpose of making things way better by making things a better way’.

The Sustainable Development prize acknowledges its sustainable practices, leadership and commitment to driving positive change within the lighting industry.

Our award for Innovation recognises its ZTA spotlight family. It is designed for the circular economy and for lowest environmental impact.

The company said: ‘It is an honour to be recognised at such a high level. This hard won and rare double achievement acknowledges that we are heading in the right direction, from the forefront of the lighting industry’s sustainability conversation. There is plenty work still to be done, but such recognition certainly inspires and energises us to keep moving forwards.

‘It would be impossible to operate the way that we do without the fantastic team of hard working individuals we have at Stoane Lighting, spanning a broad array of talents.

‘By working to our “quadrant” design guide, incorporating luminaire technical performance, appeal, environmental impact and longevity, and remaining free of greedy external  shareholders, we are able to navigate a path of our choosing, that aims to balance people, planet and profit.

‘We aim to run a successful and resilient business that offers product and services that are a pleasure to engage with, are rewarding to provide, and that do so in the most conscientious way that we can.

These aspirations are only possible when we are able to garner the trust of lighting professionals and ultimately, customers. we are perpetually grateful for the faith placed in us by lighting designers, architects, engineers and others who specify our equipment – none of this can happen without you.

‘We continue to challenge greenwash and innovate luminaire design for circularity and lowest environmental impact, as well as providing pioneering support to the industry through various initiatives

‘We are committed to driving positive change and setting new standards for sustainability, whilst still designing relevant equipment, relishing the making, and celebrating the collaborations. Ultimately: enjoying our contribution to awe-inspiring projects around the world, delivered as responsibly as possible.’

• Stoane Lighting will be exhibiting at Circular Lighting Live 2024, Recolight’s flagship conference and exhibition, which takes place on Wednesday 9 October 2024 at the Royal College of Physicians in London. Free to specifiers, Circular Lighting Live 2024 will feature leading experts, specifiers and policy makers who will share their insights into forthcoming standards and legislation, emerging technologies and new business models. More info:

Ray Molony

Recolight Report is an independent guide to the latest developments in sustainable and circular lighting. Learn about the people, products, projects and processes that are shaping our industry’s low carbon future. Plus: explainers on the latest innovations, opinion from thought leaders and video interviews with leading disruptors. Edited by lighting expert, editor and industry figure Ray Molony.