Astro Wins Queen’s Award 2018

Congratulations to Astro Lighting who has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s award for International Trade for the second time. 

The Queen’s Award is widely considered the highest official accolade for any UK business and is fantastic recognition of Astro’s commitment to international trade and continual growth.

Astro has continued to achieve 20% growth year on year since the company was founded in 1997 by John Fearon and James Bassant, with export now accounting for almost 50% of turnover. Astro distributes to over 80 countries worldwide and has established subsidiaries in the USA, Singapore, China and Italy, meaning that Astro lights can be found within inspirational design schemes across the globe.John James Jake Curtis

The Queen’s Award is a recognised mark of excellence and helps to raise awareness of high quality, British Design across the globe – a message which is promoted by Astro wherever possible.

“We are delighted that Astro has won the Queen’s Award for International Trade as it is wonderful recognition of the hard work from our fantastic team. To win the award for a second time is a real testament to the commitment, passion and energy that is a key part of Astro’s DNA.”

– John Fearon and James Bassant, Co-Founders of Astro Lighting.

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