Astro Lighting has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise which is one of the most coveted commercial prizes in industry today.
In operation since 1966, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are awarded to businesses for outstanding achievement in International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. Announced every year on 21st April, the Queen’s birthday, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise recognise excellence in the three categories. In the case of International Trade, the business has to demonstrate substantial growth in overseas earnings and commercial success to an exceptional level.
Astro Lighting has grown rapidly since incorporation in 1997 to become a leading player in the design, manufacture and export of contemporary lighting. Continuous product development is core to Astro’s philosophy with around 150 new models launched each year. Astro’s portfolio includes the largest range of IP-44 rated bathroom lighting in the world and a large and innovative collection of LED and low-energy solutions for residential and commercial projects. With exports to over 30 countries accounting for around half of all sales, Astro represents an inspirational home-grown success story proving that British lighting design can perform admirably against strong European competition. Innovative design, high quality manufacture and reliable performance have produced double-digit growth with sales up 31% for the last financial year.
Astro are extremely proud to receive this prestigious Award which recognises the hard work and expertise of the Astro team, in the UK and abroad.