British business Ant Group, DBA as Antistat and Integrity Cleanroom in the US, has been recognized 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 $3,000 loan from HRH The Prince of Wales’s Prince’s Youth Business Trust by UK businessman John Hensley, Ant Group is now an award-winning global enterprise forecasting $30m+ for 2020, trading in 60 countries with 55 full-time staff employed in the UK, EU, and the US. Antistat and Integrity Cleanroom are wholly owned by Ant Group based in Suffolk, UK, and have been trading in the US since 2016.
The group delivers innovative packaging, specialist ESD and cleanroom consumables to the electronics, pharma, biotech, healthcare, defense & 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.
Commenting on the announcement, John Hensley, founder and CEO of Ant Group said: ‘This is global and national recognition of our success. To be able to acknowledge, celebrate and recognize the fantastic growth and success of our business is a huge morale boost for the whole team as we fight Covid-19. It illustrates that hard work and endeavor do not go unrecognized and will spur us on to even greater things.’
Now in its 54th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the UK, 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, London.
Integrity® Cleanroom offers an extensive range of high-quality Cleanroom consumables, developed to meet industry’s needs.
With an established product range and an unrivalled customer service ethos, Integrity® Cleanroom consumables have been applied in the pharma, healthcare, biotech, automotive, defense, aerospace, and electronics industries.
Quality approved to ISO 9001 standards, the consumables are intrinsic to aiding technical manufacturing assembly the world over.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the UK. The awards were first established in 1965 and since then over 7000 companies have achieved a Queen’s Award. The awards celebrate the success of exciting and innovative businesses which are leading the way with pioneering products or services, delivering impressive social mobility programs or showing their commitment to excellent sustainable development practices.
This year 220 UK businesses have been recognized for their contribution to International Trade, Innovation, Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility). 4 of these businesses won double awards.
The Queen’s Award s for Enterprise 2020 include:
- 128 awards for International Trade
- 66 awards for Innovation
- 19 awards for Sustainable Development
- 7 awards for Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility)