Ant Group Limited win prestigious Queen’s Awards 2020Matt Grant
Suffolk based Antistat™ and Integrity™ Cleanroom are honoured with the highest accolade for business – the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
Ant Group trading as Antistat and Integrity Cleanroom, has been recognised with an esteemed Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade for outstanding short-term growth in overseas sales over the last three years.
Founded over thirty years ago with a £2000 loan from the Prince’s Youth Business Trust by Suffolk businessman John Hensley, Ant Group Limited is now an award-winning £20million+ global enterprise trading in 60 countries with 55 full-time staff employed in the UK, EU and the US. The group delivers innovative packaging, specialist ESD and cleanroom consumables to the electronics, Pharma, Biotech, Defence & Automotive sectors as well as providing global service, supply chain management and procurement outsourcing to manufacturing companies worldwide with exports projected to increase by 45% in 2020.
A total of five firms – the highest ever since the awards were launched in 1966 – have become county winners after demonstrating their inventiveness, creativity and business prowess in 2020. Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk Clare, Countess of Euston – who will present the awards later this year – said the county can be “hugely proud” of the “wonderful examples of business excellence” they represented. See full announcement article in The East Anglian Daily Times here.
Now in its 54th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years. This year, 220 Queen’s Awards have been announced for outstanding business achievement in the fields of International Trade, Innovation, Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility).
Ant Group will celebrate its award during a royal reception for Queen’s Awards winners in the summer at Buckingham Palace.