British lighting designer and manufacturer Astro Lighting was presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade by Her Majesty the Queen’s representative, The Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Lord Petre, on Wednesday, 24th July.
It is not the first time Astro has received the Royal seal of approval – lights from the company’s bathroom wall-light range were used in the Goring Hotel, London, where the Duchess of Cambridge spent the night before her wedding.
The award was announced on April 21st, the Queen’s birthday, and acknowledges Astro’s continuous achievement resulting in sustainable growth.
MD John Fearon, who received the award from Lord Petre, had attended the Queen’s Reception at Buckingham Palace the night before, where he was congratulated by Her Majesty the Queen personally.
“I am extremely proud to receive this prestigious Award,” he says. “It recognises the hard work and expertise of the Astro team in the UK and abroad, and everyone is looking forward to celebrating the result of this.”