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Lighting Industry launches joint strategy with UK Government

On Tuesday May 6, the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) and UK Government launched a jointly prepared strategy for the UK Lighting Industry.

‘The UK has a number of Sector Plans for major industries such as Nuclear Power, Aeronautics and the Motor Industry so it is gratifying that the Government recognises the potential in the lighting industry to not only help it meet energy reduction targets but create jobs, growth and exports' says Peter Hunt, LIA COO

The LIA worked closely with the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills in helping to draft this strategy and included valuable input from a wide variety of stakeholders in the lighting world culminating in a document outlining a roadmap to 2030.

Michael Fallon, Minister for both Business and Energy, launched the Sector Plan by way of a screened interview with Ray Molony from Lux Magazine at the LIA Annual Luncheon at Drapers Hall. When questioned on the purpose of the strategy Michael Fallon said 'It maps out the future of the industry and points to the partnership between industry and government showing how the industry is likely to evolve and what needs to be done further to help make it a success globally.'

Peter Hunt added 'The preparation of this document is just the very beginning but the hard work starts now in turning this strategy into deliverable actions both from the industry and government. We have the support of government but the success of this strategy will depend on the buy-in from industry to make it work'.

The document can be downloaded here