Astro Communications has been voted as winners in the Dartford & Gravesham Business Awards 2016. The awards recognise hard work and entrepreneurship of companies based in Dartford and Gravesham. Companies must be privately owned and run and more than one-year old to enter the awards.
Steve Smith, co-founder and CTO of Astro said “This is fantastic recognition of the capability and dedication of our entire team and testament that our business transformation – launched in 2013 – is well on track. I realise I am in danger of consistently repeating myself but, I am as excited for the future now as I was when Rob and I founded the business in 1984. It is extremely rewarding to see how Astro has successfully transformed without losing our inherent customer focus values. I am extremely proud and pleased that the hard work and dedication of our team has been recognised by winning this award.”
“What is specifically significant to me about this award is that it looked at the culture of the business, the way we look after our team and the manner in which we treat our customers. The judges examined the fundamentals of the business along with financial performance. So to win this award against a backdrop of growth in excess of 35% and 45% for the last couple of years shows to me that we can grow and develop a business, organically, without compromising customer service or the engagement of the team. Without being too critical, I think that is something that is pretty rare in our industry right now. I am immensely proud of “team Astro” and would like to thank each and every one of them.” Hodges continued.
Steve Smith concluded “This really is a fantastic night in our history, one that I see as a big milestone in our future. We have won awards in the past, but this is the first for the new Astro and I know it will not be the last!”