Our story

We are passionate about delivering lighting, science and research-proven plant monitoring solutions that help growers grow more with less.

Since 2019, we have partnered with world-leading university research teams, to create the perfect crop recipe no matter what environment – including vertical farming, containers, polytunnels and greenhouses.

Our patent pending nurturGROW luminaire and sensor products provide growers with long term sustainable solutions helping them control cost, improve efficiency and increase yield.

What’s it like to work with us?

You’ll get access to experts in horticulture, lighting, and other industries -giving you a rounded approach.

You’ll hear different perspectives, ​bringing you new ways of tackling a project

You’ll have support through challenging times – we’re passionate about solving problems.

You’ll feel challenged – we bring honesty and a rigorous scientific approach

You won’t feel like part of the corporate machine – we’re human, passionate, and approachable with a commercial mindset​.

You’ll have a lifetime partner – we’re in this together and focused on results.

We plant one tree for every light or sensor ordered

For every light or sensor provided to our customers, we will donate $1 to plant one tree with our non-profit partner One Tree Planted and support projects that help sustainable agriculture

We’re planting trees all over the world from South America to Africa, Asia and Australia – to give back to the environment, create a healthier climate, protect biodiversity and help reforestation efforts around the world. All by planting trees!

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Our team

Simon Deacon

Chief Executive Officer

A dynamic, forward-looking entrepreneur, Simon established his first business over 25 years ago. Since then he has founded, acquired and grown multiple businesses in Lighting, Electronics, Display manufacture and co-founder of a Digital / Retail Consultancy, which has been adopted by numerous global retailers and brands in the retail sector.
Simon oversees the strategy of the business and is always looking for new opportunities to expand and grow the portfolio.
Andrew Hempsall

Chief Operating Officer

Andrew has 20 years of board level experience gained within Private Equity and Public Limited Companies, working with blue chip clients.
Andrew has led numerous cross functional teams with between 100 and 275 employees. With extensive operational and client-facing experience, Andrew has worked in 20 countries covering North America, the EU and Asia.
Andrew oversees the implementation of the strategy, ensuring that we have the best teams in place with efficient business processes and rigorous procedures.
Jim Snooks

Chief Financial Officer / Company Secretary

Holding extensive senior level accountancy experience and significant managerial experience, Jim has held varied various finance management positions for SME’s through to multi-million-pound group companies, across a wide range of industry sectors.
Starting his career within Operational Management, Jim qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA) in 1997 and is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).
Amanda Bushell

Head of HR / Executive Assistant to the CEO

Amanda is Head of Human Resources responsible for implementing and maintaining the infrastructure of the Human Resources (HR) function across the portfolio of companies under the Light Science Technologies Holdings group of companies. Amanda is responsible for strategic planning and administration of HR related to recruitment, personal development, HR policies and procedures, benefits and employee communications.
Amanda is also Executive Assistant to the CEO, Simon Deacon, providing support to the leadership team.
Daryl Hollands

Group Management Accountant

An ACA Chartered Accountant, Daryl has considerable experience in every aspect of accounts including business taxation and IT/Finance system testing and implementation.
Reporting to Jim Snooks, Daryl assumes responsibility for the routine maintenance and preparation of management information, including the upgrade of finance systems to a common reporting platform to provide dynamic financial information to the Board.
Craig Price

Operations Director

Holding extensive operational and production experience from prior roles, Craig holds overall responsibility to manage the development and implementation of operation strategies across Light Science Technologies to ensure the company develops world class products and services.
John Matcham

Technical Director

With a hands on approach to development, John's vast experience has seen him in prior roles design and construct one of the world largest and most technologically advanced Vertical Farms.
John's role as Technical Director is to manage the development and implementation of technical strategies across Light Science Technologies to ensure that the company has a competitive edge with world leading products and services.
Lucy Clarke

Product Design Engineer

Lucy holds a degree in BSc (Hons) Product Design Engineering having graduated in June 2020 from University of Derby.
Lucy's role as Product Development Engineer focuses on using using Computer Aided Design, making ideas come to life by producing 3D models and 2D engineering drawings. An essential part of the design team, Lucy's role involves taking a product design from brief to design and onto production.
Sandra Paimbrekyte

Special Projects Coordinator

An International Business and Finance Graduate, Sandra has gained experience working in a supply chain planning department for two years while studying towards her degree.

Her new role will involve supporting teams across a variety of projects as well as assisting with software system implementation.

Andy Williams

Marketing Director

As Marketing Director, Andy’s holds extensive product marketing experience, having worked both agency and client side for multinationals including Unilever and various start-ups.

Having previously helped deliver successful B2B marketing strategies and lead global digital transformation projects, Andy’s role see’s him implementing and overseeing the overall marketing strategy for all group companies.

Alice Brothill

Marketing & Communications Manager

Alice has over 10 years marketing experience and knowledge honed from holding a wide variety of marketing roles.
Blending a mix of creative, strategic and commercial marketing expertise, encompassing the full marketing mix across digital, print, promotion, social media and communications, Alice ensures consistent brand messaging through all activities for all group companies.
Linzi Naisbitt

Internal Sales Executive

In a newly created role, Linzi will draw on her extensive sales experience in the hospitality and events industry to work on new business lead generation and nurture relationships for all group companies. Linzi will focus on fostering and building client relationships through account management to support growth and development of LST and UKC.
Jack Vickery

National Account Manager

Jack’s first foray into the industry was as a commercial graduate at Philips Lighting, before working for the company in a commercial role for 10 years when it became Signify. Here, he worked across several sectors including the healthcare sector and also office and industry, where he worked with global automotive clients including Honda and Jaguar Land Rover, before working on major street lighting contracts and tenders.

In his role at LST, Jack use's his commercial acumen to grow the business’s fast-expanding customer base of indoor growers and nurseries across the UK.

Chris Shenton

National Account Manager

ris Shenton will focus on supporting existing customers as well as expanding LST’s client portfolio through the development of new business opportunities.

His 15 years’ experience in the lighting industry has seen him work with some of the largest global lighting manufacturers including Osram, Fagerhult, Ledvance and Whitecroft Lighting, leaving him fully primed to take on his new role.

Chuanching ‘CC’ Foo

Plant Scientist

CC has a solid background in Bioscience which began with a BSc in Biotechnology, MSc in Crop Improvement and a PhD studying photosynthesis and photoprotection in crops.

During this time she gained valuable experience working as a lab technician (organising a small lab and growth room facilities). Her research has included experience in plant canopies physiology and has experiences working with crop plants in different research environments (field, greenhouse and tropical glasshouse, controlled chambers and walk-in growth rooms) using different growing medium. CC has collaborated with multiple institutes including CIMMYT, Mexico; Lancaster University, UK; CSIRO, Australia; NIAB, UK.

James Swords

Project Manager

A highly experienced project engineer and manager, James brings with him a wealth of experience across a broad range of roles.
In his role at LST, James will focus on ensuring our commercial projects are delivered on time, to budget and within scope.
Jessica Browne

Electronics Engineer

A highly experienced and versatile Electronics Engineer with over 20 years specialising in designing and developing microcontroller-based products. Adept at: system design; embedded programming; schematic capture and simulation; PCB layout and fault finding, Jessica brings to LST a wealth of experience in hardware design encompassing hardware, software and/or firmware disciplines.