Cambridge business snaps up industry award

Published: 23 January 2013 at 12:01

Winner of Anglia Ruskin enterprise competition lands major photography honour

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Light Blue Software has seen their business management software for photographers named Best Professional Product of the Year by one of the sector’s leading trade organisations, the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP).

Their product, ‘Light Blue’, topped the poll of tens of thousands of SWPP members, beating competition from Adobe, Canon and Nikon.

“We were chuffed just to be nominated, but to win is exceptional,”

said co-founder Hamish Symington. 

“We’re a small independent company devoted to producing the best we possibly can; to be awarded this prize against the biggest camera manufacturers and the most well-known imaging software company really shows what our customers think of us.”

Cambridge-based Light Blue Software has benefited from advice and funding from Anglia Ruskin University’s Centre for Enterprise Development and Research (CEDAR) after being named as one of the four winners of the 2011 Enterprise Fellowship Scheme.

Symington added:

“As Enterprise Fellows at CEDAR, we’ve had access to business and marketing experts, and they’ve helped us focus on key milestones and objectives.  They’re also excellent at asking us questions we hope they’re not going to ask us, meaning we have to discuss topics we might have otherwise put off!”

Professor Lester Lloyd-Reason, Director of CEDAR, said that Light Blue’s success highlights the calibre of the businesses supported by the Enterprise Fellowship Scheme.  He said:

“The CEDAR Enterprise Fellowship Scheme offers funding to fledgling Cambridgeshire businesses and attracts some really high quality applications.
“Light Blue Software was awarded £12,000 in 2011 to help fund their software development, and we’re delighted that they’ve achieved such success.”
For more information about Light Blue Software, visit  More information about CEDAR can be found at