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 overall strategy of Light Science Technologies.
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). Jim oversee the financial and accounting function of the company.
Amanda Bushell

Head of HR / Executive Assistant to the CEO

Amanda is Head of Human Resources is responsible for the portfolio of companies under the Light Science Technologies Holdings plc. 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 Financial Controller

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, Daryl assumes responsibility for overseeing the Group finance function and preparation of all financial, taxation and budgetary information, including timely management information as required by the Board and other stakeholders. Daryl also assists the CFO and Board of Directors with treasury management, regulatory compliance and governance processes, including managing financial control systems whilst seeking and implementing process and functionality improvements.
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.
Jessica Browne

Electronics Engineer

An 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.
Richard Peene

Project Manager

Richard has the better part of 20 years’ experience as a Project Manager, working on NPD, niche market and custom build manufactured products. With a BSc in the environment sciences, professional experience acquired in agriculture, horticulture, food manufacturing, engineering, and specialist lighting. Richard balances the holistic with a detail focused hands-on approach, as well as having a flair for bringing together highly skilled individuals, resulting in multidisciplined, agile, effective, project-centric teams.
Jonathan Barton

Business Development

Jonathan has been involved in the CEA industry since high power LEDs first came to the controlled environment of horticulture market. Jonathan has a wealth of experience in lighting and greenhouse technology and successfully built a new Horticultural Lighting Division at Plessy Semiconductors where he was responsible for the development of the Hyperion LED grow light brand. In 2020 he led a buy-out to establish Hyperion Grow Lights as an independent business which was acquired by Midstream Lighting in 2022.

Johnathan is now focusing on Light Sciences and our sister company Tomtech UK’s technology products concentrating on control systems, lighting and sensor technologies that are designed for the horticultural market.