Antistat & Integrity Cleanroom win the Queen’s Award for ExportMatt Grant
Texas-based, technology specialists Antistat & Integrity Cleanroom are honoured with the highest accolade for British business – the Queen’s Award for Enterprise
British business Ant Group, DBA as Antistat and Integrity Cleanroom in the US, 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 $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, 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.
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 recognise 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 endeavour do not go unrecognised and will spur us on to even greater things.’
Both strands of the business have become well-known for delivering innovative packaging, specialist electrostatic discharge and cleanroom consumables to the electronics, pharma, biotech, healthcare, defense and automotive sectors. Ant Group also provides global service, supply chain management and procurement outsourcing to manufacturing companies worldwide.
The Queen’s are the most sought after awards in business. The 54th awards will honour achievement in the fields of international trade, innovation, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility. Ant Group is one of 220 companies to be honoured and will use the Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years.