We are delighted and thrilled to have won our very first Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the UK’s most prestigious business award. Our new accolade places us amongst the crème de la crème of British business in the International Trade category and we are honoured to join the other 219 British business that have also been recognised for their extraordinary contribution.
I started AES Limited in my 10 x 8-foot garden shed and spotted ‘a gap in the market’ to distribute conduit systems and connector interfaces that protect critical wiring in commercial and off-highway vehicles. Today, look how far we have come! We now employ 20 members of staff across 3 businesses, in 2 global locations and serve 37 international markets. AES UK was founded in 1992, with AES Export launched in 2014 and our USA facility, AES USA Corp, opening their doors in 2016. We are the number one global distributor and exporter of Harnessflex Conduit Systems.
For a small business from Wakefield to share such an achievement with the giants of British industry is staggering. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise is the most influential business award there is. Of course, our success is a joint effort, and testament to the skills and expertise of every member of the team. I would like to thank all staff members, both in the UK and in our US office; it’s a wonderful accomplishment for everyone!