On Monday 25th March, The Lord Lieutenant of Devon presented Axminster Tools with their King’s Award for Enterprise. Receiving their award in the ‘Innovation’ category, they are the first company to win in this division since the transition from the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, to the King’s Award for Enterprise.


Alan Styles, Managing Director at Axminster Tools, said this about receiving the award:

“We are delighted to receive the prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise. Whilst we source products from across the UK and all over the world, we take particular pride in the manufacture of a growing range of our own products in Axminster, Devon.

As a British retailer, we’re proud to support British design, quality and innovation and we’re thrilled to have been recognised in this category. It’s a wonderful achievement and a testament to the resilience of the company and our employees through these unprecedented times.”