On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Adam Sedgwick

Light Science Technologies has appointed a new sales director to spearhead its global growth plans.

Adam Sedgwick brings 30 years’ industry experience to the Derby-based AgTech firm having previously held key roles with the likes of Vantage England & Wales and Soil Scout.

Sedgwick will be responsible for directing Light Science Technologies’ sales strategy across the UK and identifying further opportunities in the lighting and sensor markets. 

He said: “It is an incredibly exciting time to be involved in this area of the market, LST’s lighting and crop growing technologies in indoor farming are evolving rapidly to offer a viable solution to growers focused on energy and cost efficiency, as well as sustainability. My aim is to build on the success LST has had so far as an AgTech specialist, one which has already established a strong footprint within the CEA market. I’m very much looking forward to helping deliver on our ambitious sales targets as we kick start 2023.”

Simon Deacon, CEO and founder of Light Science Technologies, said: “Adam’s expertise in the field perfectly complements our vision – we are delighted to have him on board. His extensive experience in sales will without doubt accelerate our business development activity and we are excited about expanding our client base in the UK and further afield. Adam is a great asset to the team and brings a wealth of both industry and sales insight to the table.”

Burton-based commercial property agency Rushton Hickman has appointed a new surveyor as the company looks to expand its geographical reach.

Taylor Millington graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2018 and has previously held roles with PPH Commercial and Derbyshire County Council.

He will focus on expanding the agency side of the business including sales, lettings, acquisitions and disposals.

Millington said: “Being born and raised in Burton I was keen to join Rushton Hickman who have a superb reputation in the commercial property sector both locally and regionally.  The company is the perfect fit for my knowledge and expertise and I look forward to working with the team to further grow the business.”

Taylor Millington (centre)

Rushton Hickman director Graham Bancroft said: “We are delighted to have added Taylor to the team and this further strengthens our agency operations at a crucial time in the local and regional commercial property market.

“Taylor’s friendly, proactive and client first way of working fits in perfectly with the way the team operates and I am confident that with his knowledge and expertise we now have an even stronger team in place to provide the full range of property services to our clients.”

Bancroft added: “The start of the new year has seen a further increase in demand for all types of commercial property in the region and so Taylor has joined us at a very exciting time.”