Ardent Ltd are delighted to win the Queens Award for ‘its outstanding achievement in export performance shown through overall overseas earnings growth measured at 146%. Ardent’s overseas sales as a percentage of turnover is recorded at 65%, which exceeds the market average’.
Ardent specialises in the design, installation and maintenance of vehicle and mobile plant fire suppression systems.
Neil Crowther, Managing Director summarises ‘We are delighted to receive this honour, especially in a Diamond Jubilee and Olympic year. Over the last 3 years we have worked hard to distinguish ourselves in the global market – it’s our depth of knowledge as a specialist team that gives us a clear commercial advantage, and sets us apart from our competitors.
I would like to thank everyone involved in Ardent’s success, including Daniel Brunt our commercial director, all the team at our Boroughbridge head office, and our Engineers who visit the world’s most challenging environments and deliver such high standards”.
Ardent has specialised in the design, installation, and maintenance of bespoke vehicle and mobile plant fire suppression systems since 1993. The North Yorkshire based business has grown rapidly since its inception, creating subsidiary companies in Africa and Europe to compliment local overseas markets, and ensure consistent high delivery of their services abroad.
Both in the UK and overseas Ardent follows a proven trading model providing their customers with a trusted turnkey solution based on expert knowledge, over 80% of their overseas business entails providing a specialist service.
As a global organisation Ardent operates in some of the worlds most challenging environments to protect vital mobile plant equipment from the risk of fire. This includes projects in Asia, North America, South America and Europe. Their largest overseas market is Africa, which in the last 12 months accounted for 51 % of overseas sales.
Ardent now employ 60 staff in worldwide locations, and this number is growing rapidly. Future plans are to expand the company into more territories worldwide which will provide an extended reach to new and existing customers. Ardent looks forward to continued success from organic growth and aim to maintain a high level of customer retention by continuing to exceed expectations.
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