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Two members of staff at AgTech company Light Science Technologies (LST) have been promoted across two key departments, as the business goes from strength to strength.  

Linzi Naisbitt has been promoted to Business Development Manager after two years with the Derby-based firm that provides sensor and lighting technology for indoor farming, including vertical farming and greenhouses. 

Linzi joined the team in a newly created role as Internal Sales Executive in early 2021 during the pandemic, using her extensive sales experience in the hospitality and events industry to support growth and development for LST and UK Circuits and Electronics Solutions Ltd (UKC), both Light Science Technologies Holdings (LSTH) group companies.  UKC manufactures and supplies circuit boards for LST’s products at its Manchester-based site.  

Daryl Hollands becomes Group Financial Controller after working across LST & UKC as Group Management Accountant for the past four years. An ACA Chartered Accountant, Daryl has been involved in every aspect of accounts including upgrading and implementing new finance systems, and will oversee all finance and accounting operations while reporting to the Board.  

Simon Deacon, Founder and CEO of Light Science Technologies Holdings, said: “We’re entering a booming era of sustainable technology and we’re experiencing a significant period of growth in line with the industry’s sales forecast over the next five years.  

“It’s vital that we have the right team in place to help us achieve our ambitious growth strategy which is why we’ve been rapidly expanding the team over the past 18 months. Part of that strategy is also to secure the talent we’re fortunate to already have. Both Daryl and Linzi are exceptional in their respective fields of finance and sales, and by becoming more prominent and influential in the company proves our commitment to evolving our structure, as we thrive as a business.” 

Established in 2019, the multi award-winning business currently employs 18 staff at its HQ and inbuilt lab facilities in Hilton, Derbyshire. Its focus is firmly set on global expansion, with ambitious growth plans to dominate the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) market over the next few years through its indoor farming proposition.