M Squared was shortlisted for the Innovation Award at the 2016 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards on the 27 July.
M Squared is a photonics technology company headquartered in Scotland that develops novel light-based applications, which are helping to solve global problems in areas such as climate, energy, defence, healthcare and computing.
The company designs and manufactures advanced laser platforms and works in partnership with world-leading research organisations to develop photonics applications in quantum technology, biophotonics and chemical sensing.
Dr Graeme Malcolm OBE, CEO and co-founder at M Squared said: ‘We are thrilled to have made it through to the finals of the prestigious Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. It’s a fantastic achievement for us and for photonics. It’s amazing to think that laser technology is still relatively new at just over 50 years old and already it has transformed the way we live and work – computers, the internet, telecommunications, healthcare and much more. We hope our work developing transformative laser platforms will help scientists improve the lives of everyone on the planet.’
The finalists were chosen from the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated across 18 award categories. They will now prepare for live presentations to an expert-judging panel who will decide the overall winners.
Described as ‘the Oscars of great British business’ by David Cameron, former Prime Minister, this year’s prestigious award ceremony will take place on Tuesday November 15, at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, where the winners will be revealed.
For the first time, RT Hon Conor McGinn MP recently hosted a reception for the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards at the House of Commons. This enabled finalists to meet fellow entrants, the National Business Awards Advisory Board members, judges (who they will present to in September) and sponsors of each category.
Tom Broughton, group brand director of the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards said: ’Due to the high number of entries for this years’ awards, narrowing the entries down to 140 finalists was a difficult task. But through a thorough and comprehensive judging process, the selected finalists demonstrate exceptional quality and diversity across a range of business sectors within the UK. We are now looking forward to the next step of the process and meeting some of the finalists face-to-face.’
Visit http://www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk/Content/National-Business-Awards-Judges-2011/2/ for a full list of all finalists or for details on how to attend the event.