Friday, 22 March 2013

CEO James McKenzie wins Entrepreneur of the Year Award

22 March 2013

PhotonStar LED Group plc (AIM: PSL, "PhotonStar" or “the Group”), the British designer and manufacturer of smart LED lighting solutions, announces that CEO, Dr James McKenzie, has been awarded Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2013 New Energy and Cleantech Awards.

James co-founded PhotonStar in 2007 and has led the Group’s continued growth and expansion from its first product range, to listing on AIM in 2010 and the launch of its flagship ChromaWhite technology in 2011. PhotonStar now has an established reputation worldwide for innovative, energy efficient and sustainable LED solutions.

Now in its sixth year, the New Energy & Cleantech Awards aim to celebrate the trailblazers and key individuals who play a pivotal role in developing the process and shaping the future of the new energy, renewable and cleantech industries.

The Entrepreneur of the Year award is given in recognition of pioneering products, sales and profit growth, and market penetration, with the winner considered to be a successful innovator in the clean energy and cleantech space who has effectively advanced their business.

James McKenzie, CEO of PhotonStar LED Group PLC, commented
“This award is a real honour. It is great to receive recognition within the new energy and cleantech industry for all the progress we have made at PhotonStar. It reflects the success and dedication of the whole team.”

For further information:

PhotonStar LED Group plc (
James McKenzie – Group Chief Executive
+44 (0)2381 230381

College Hill
Adrian Duffield/Rozi Morris
+44 (0)20 7457 2020

Note to editors:

PhotonStar LED Group PLC (“PhotonStar” or the “Group”) is a British designer and manufacturer of smart LED lighting solutions. The Group’s proprietary technology seamlessly integrates LEDs, sensors and controls to provide intelligent lighting for commercial and architectural applications which benefit from greater CO2 reduction, lower cost of ownership & improved functionality compared to other available light sources.

Photonstar’s lighting products have won numerous awards for performance, innovation and reliability, and are unique in the industry for the use of recycled and recyclable materials, which means they have 90% less embodied CO2 than equivalent products providing the same levels of illumination.

PhotonStar comprises two divisions: LED Lighting Fixtures which works with lighting designers, architects, house builders, facilities management companies and sustainability consultants to provide intelligent, high-end LED lighting solutions for the commercial and architectural market, and LED Light Engines which provides LED lighting solutions for specialist applications such as film & television production lighting, UV curing and medical applications.

PhotonStar is based in Romsey, Hampshire with manufacturing in Wales.

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