Marshall Group

Marshall Group

Founded in 1909 as an automobile company in Cambridge, Marshall entered the aviation business in 1929. The Marshall Group, still a privately owned company, is chaired by Alex Dorrian CBE since Sir Michael Marshall moved to the role of President in October 2016. Robert Marshall, the fourth generation of the Marshall family, became Group Chief Executive in 2012.

Address: Cambridge Airport, Newmarket Road, Cambridge
Postcode: CB5 8RX
Country: United Kingdom
Membership type:Founder Member (£5,000+VAT pa)

Founded in 1909, the Marshall Group now has an annual turnover in excess of £1.5 billion and approximately 5,000 employees.

Headquartered on an 900 acre site in Cambridge, UK, the Group operates worldwide in the fields of aerospace, military land systems and fleet management; together with a network of over 100 franchised automotive dealerships in the UK.

The Group of Companies currently has an employment approaching 4000 working in the fields of Aerospace Engineering, Specialist Vehicle Design and manufacture, Engineering Consultancy Skills for Military Rapid Mobility Solutions and Hospitals, Motor Car Sales and Service, Truck and Refrigerated Transport Sales and Service, and  Property Ownership and Management.

Marshall is very active in the training arena, and in addition to providing spare capacity to local companies, The Marshall Group provides direct sponsorship of three local schools (Teversham C of E Primary School, Coleridge Community College, and Bottisham Village College) and support to other schools. The company is also the sponsor of The Sir Arthur Marshall Institute of Aeronautics within Cambridge University Engineering Department.

Marshall Land Systems (MLS)

Marshall Land Systems (MLS)

MLS was formed to bring together the ‘Land Systems’ side of the Marshall Group. MLS incorporates Marshall Specialist Vehicles (MSV), Marshall Vehicle Engineering (MVE), Marshall SDG (MSDG) and Marshall Fleet Solutions (MFS).

Cambridge International Airport

Cambridge International Airport

Owned and operated by the Marshall Group of Companies since 1937 it is the International airport for Cambridge, Peterborough and the East of England, one of the UK’s fastest growing regions, renowned for education, technology and innovation.



Martlet is the investment arm of the Marshall of Cambridge group, providing small (initially £10K to £100K) sums of capital for early-stage technology start-ups that are located in the UK, with a bias towards Cambridge and East Anglia.

Marshall Motor Holdings plc

Marshall Motor Holdings plc

Marshall Motor Group is a Top 10 dealer group and the second largest privately owned dealer group in the UK. Since the beginning of 2009, Marshall Motor Group has added 22 businesses to the Group and has added 7 additional brands to its portfolio.

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group

Marshall Aerospace is the United Kingdom’s leading independent aerospace company and is renowned and respected worldwide for its quality of service, engineering excellence, flexibility and reliability.

Fearless flying - planes at Cambridge Airport

Conquer your fear and take to the skies with Cambridge Aero Club!

Are you a nervous flyer? Do you get anxious at the very thought of stepping onto an aeroplane? Do you dream of effortlessly and without worry stepping onto your business or holiday flight, being able to relax whilst the preflight checks are being carried out and the aircraft is pushed back to taxi to the runway? This can be a reality!

2 April 2015Read in full

Sir Michael Marshall

Marshall confirms flotation of Marshall Motor Holdings plc

Marshall Motor Holdings has today confirmed its flotation. The London Stock Exchange this morning announced the group had completed its initial public offering, which values the business at £115.1 million.

31 March 2015Read in full

 Alex Manders

Alex flies solo at age 16

Schoolboy Alex Manders, 16, has made his first solo flight in a Cessna 172 of the Cambridge Aero Club from Cambridge Airport! Still not old enough to drive a car, Alex, who lives at Sawston, took his first major step into a future career in aviation by flying solo at the earliest age the Civil Aviation Authority will allow.

25 March 2015Read in full

New Swedish flights take-off from Cambridge

New Swedish flights take-off from Cambridge

Cambridge International Airport today welcomed the inaugural departure of new SUN-AIR flights to Sweden’s second biggest city – Gothenburg. Anglo-Swedish company AstraZeneca has prominent facilities in both locations and has been instrumental in launching the new flights.

3 March 2015Read in full

Cambridge adds flights to Chambery - new for winter 15/16

Leading tour operator Inghams adds Chambery in the French Alps to its list of departures from Cambridge International Airport.

20 February 2015Read in full

Cambridge International Airport welcomes new route to Gothenburg

Cambridge International Airport today welcomed the announcement that SUN-AIR will be launching scheduled services from Cambridge to Gothenburg, Sweden, set up in conjunction with AstraZeneca to connect its staff in the two cities.

17 February 2015Read in full

Marshall LaunchPad Scholarship opening event a huge success

Marshall LaunchPad Scholarship opening event a huge success

The Marshall LaunchPad Scholarship Team would like to thank everybody who attended the programme's launch event last week.

28 January 2015Read in full

Marshall announces its first Fixed Base Operation (FBO) at Birmingham Airport

Marshall Aviation Services, the business aviation-focused arm of the Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, announced today it is widening its expertise into the FBO arena. It has secured the executive aviation handling facility (FBO) at Birmingham Airport and will formally open for business under the Marshall Aviation Services name within the next few months.

27 January 2015Read in full

The finishing touch

Marshall complements its engineering, MRO and cabin upgrade capabilities with the creation of one of Europe’s largest and most advanced aircraft refinishing facilities

16 December 2014Read in full

Marshall's big ‘switch-on'

Children enjoy the Marshall big ‘switch-on'

Each Christmas, residents, commuters and visitors travelling down Newmarket Road in Cambridge are greeted by the bright lights of the Marshall Christmas Tree.

10 December 2014Read in full

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