Today we have received an email from our good friends and suppliers Astro Lighting with the big news: the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in 2013 (in the category of International Trade) has been awarded to Astro Lighting!
A warm congratulations from all of us at Sparks Electrical – their quality in trading domestically is impeccable, and their customer service is excellent.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise
What is the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise? The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious accolades for businesses and individuals in the United Kingdom. The businesses can apply online via, Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, and the winners are announced each year on the 21st of April (which happens to be Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday).
Last year there were 862 businesses that applied, and 209 awards were granted. This year’s winners were announced, and Astro Lighting the winner for the East region of England, at the category of International Trade. Until now we have found only one mention in the press online via here.
Design Director, James Bassant, said: “It is an honour to be recognised for our commitment to innovative design and high-quality manufacture which allows Astro to compete on a world-wide scale”. Managing Director John Fearon, who will attend the celebratory reception at Buckingham Palace, added: “This accolade is a great acclamation for the company and our world-wide Distributors who have supported Astro in becoming an established choice for the global lighting industry”. Astro Lighting was selected for its outstanding and continuous achievement resulting in sustainable growth.
Who is Astro Lighting and What do They Make?
Astro Lighting is one of our favorite lighting manufacturers when it comes to both indoor and outdoor lighting, and on our website there’s a wide range of wall lights, ceiling lights, table lamps, and outdoor lights manufactured by them. In their own words,
The company started in business in 1997, and has quickly grown to become one of the UK’s premier designers and producers of contemporary lighting. Founded by John Fearon (Managing Director) and James Bassant (Design Director), the company has grown by an average of 20% year-on-year. With distributors in 34 countries around the world, export sales now account for nearly half of all sales, proving that the very best UK-designed products can still succeed abroad as well as at home.
Here are four of the most popular light fittings on our website (we cannot post all of them here, but we have selected a few of them).
Osaka Bathroom Ceiling Light
Astro Lighting Tallin 900 Bathroom Light
4 Globe Lights Cabaret Bathroom Wall Fitting
Connaught Wall Light with Black Shade
In conclusion, we would like to say it again, Congratulations to Astro Lighting! We are proud to distribute your products and have them on our website and in the showroom in North London. We are very happy of our relationship and our presence among their stockists.