Ant Group has been awarded Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2020 for remarkable growth in overseas sales.

Ant Group’s History

Ant Group (comprises of Antistat™Integrity™ Cleanroom, Cyberpac, Metal Card Co) was established 32 years ago, by John Hensley. Aged just 21 and with the help of a £2,000 Prince’s Youth Business Trust loan, he began trading with Marconi on radiation-hard silicon for sapphire wafer projects for SATCOM, Space and Defence.

During this time, Ant Group has built business relationships with world wide organisations, including RAF, AWE, Public Health England, NHS, Ministry of Defence, Apple and numerous blue-chip technology companies. This global reach allowed Ant Group to expand into diverse markets and cater for several sectors.

Ant Group now delivers innovative packaging, specialist ESD & Cleanroom Consumables. It also provides global trading services, supply chain management and procurement to manufacturing organisations, in over 60 countries.

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Winning this Award

Ant Group has won the esteemed Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade for outstanding short-term growth in overseas sales over the last three years. This Award will help Ant Group and its divisions achieve worldwide recognition.

Now in its 54th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, 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.