Bigneat wins major accolade: The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade

JUN 6th, 2017 Company News, Company Update, General News

Bigneat Ltd has been announced winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2017 – the UK’s highest accolade for business success.

Bigneat, an established manufacturer and leading provider of safety cabinets, hoods and enclosures for science and industry, has been awarded the Queen’s Award for International Trade in recognition of its Outstanding Short Term Growth in overseas sales over the past three years.

The Bigneat Team in the UK

Their equipment is used for protection in laboratories undertaking research, experimentation and measurements in biology, chemistry, drug discovery, education, electronics, food, medical, nanotechnology and are also used widely in industry.

Bigneat’s export growth strategy involved examining differing regulatory requirements from domestic & European markets in overseas countries, undergoing assessment as appropriate to satisfy local product certification and establishing new and productive relationships with key distributors in these countries. In the case of the USA, a subsidiary, Bigneat North America, LLC, was set up to provide dedicated after-sales, service & maintenance.

The Queen’s Award for International Trade – is awarded for impressive overseas sales growth of 163% over the past three years.

Bigneat designs, manufactures and services recirculating filtration laboratory cabinets, enclosures, hoods and extraction systems which utilise Chemcap™ carbon and HEPA filters for protection from chemical fumes, powders, biological hazards, including equipment for creating a sterile working environment.

For the drug discovery sciences, it designs & builds enclosures for laboratory automation equipment including with controlled environments; temperature, humidity and N2/CO2 atmospheres. In this specialism, Bigneat confidently states that it is: “The world’s No 1 manufacturer of enclosures for laboratory automation.”

Robert Monks, Managing Director, comments, “It is an absolute honour to be recognised by Her Majesty the Queen for the success we have achieved over the past few years. As a UK manufacturer, committed to providing industry around the world with technically excellent, safety hoods and enclosures, we pride ourselves on our long-standing heritage and our customer-focused ethos. I would like to take the opportunity on receiving this most prestigious business award, to personally thank all of our dedicated employees for their hard work, enthusiasm and commitment in driving our business forward”, he adds “I feel Bigneat’s position with a broad range of quality products and with excellent overseas distributors, future growth prospects are very positive.”

Bigneat’s has a core strength that has been built upon the combination of the technical skills of its people and their ability to work closely with customers. The company now employs 50 people across the company in Waterlooville, Hampshire, UK and in the USA.

Watch a video discussion about winning the Queen’s Award.