GigaSat receives Queen's Award

April 2012, Sun 22

Giga-Communications Ltd, manufacturer of satellite and microwave equipment for secure government / military communications as well as television newsgathering, has won Britain’s most coveted business award, the Queens Award for Enterprise.

The Queen's Award for Enterprise is presented for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of Innovation, International Trade and Sustainable Development.

The award was announced on 21st of April, the Queen’s birthday and is in recognition of the company’s outstanding achievements in international trade. Amid a background of depression in their market sector, Giga-Communications Ltd has staved off major global competition and grown its export business year on year.

Managing Director, Chris Lay said “I’m delighted our hard work has been recognised by such a prestigious award and thankful that in such a tough economic environment we’ve been able to buck the trend” Asked what he felt sets Giga-Communications apart from its competitors he added “We have a highly talented team of engineers striving to keep our technology one step ahead. To be successful, it’s no good trying to be the cheapest, the only way to win is to be the most innovative.”

The company, which already employs more than 50 people, continues to grow. Giga-Communications is widely recognised as the industry leader for the supply of mobile and flyaway satellite earth stations. Extensive research and development resources mean the company can customise existing designs to meet specific project requirements or design new products from scratch in accelerated time scales.

Giga Communciations provides system engineering, installation and commissioning plus long term support of virtually any ground-based project from the simplest VSAT to the most complex earth station on a global scale.