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

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 Fleet Services

Marshall Fleet Services

Marshall Fleet Solutions (MFS) is one of the UK’s largest mobile transport refrigeration and tail lift networks and is one of the largest Thermo King dealers in Europe.

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 Corporate Angel

Martlet Corporate Angel

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 Retail and Leasing

Marshall Motor Retail and Leasing

Marshall Motor Holdings plc is an independent public company quoted on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange. Marshall of Cambridge (Holdings) Limited is the majority shareholder in Marshall Motor Holdings plc.

Marshall Aerospace and Defence

Marshall Aerospace and Defence

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is the UK’s largest independent aerospace and defence company and is respected and trusted worldwide for its expertise in civil, military and commercial aircraft and defence solutions.

Marshall Group Properties

Marshall Group Properties

Marshall Group Properties owns and is responsible for 364 hectares (approx. 900 acres) of land, which includes the Cambridge Airport site, as well as land holdings adjacent to the airport.

Balkan Holidays launches 2014 summer packages from Cambridge

Independent tour operator, Balkan Holidays, the UK’s leading tour operator to Bulgaria, has announced that it will be launching packages from Cambridge Airport, as part of its summer 2014 programme. Balkan Holidays will be offering departures in May and September 2014 from Cambridge Airport to Bourgas, Bulgaria.

9 July 2013Read in full

aerial photograph with views of the site.

Marshall land development plans now on display

Plans for a new Cambridge urban quarter being developed on land north of Newmarket Road, next to Abbey Ward and Fen Ditton, comprising up to 1,300 new homes, a primary school, shops, businesses, open spaces and community facilities, are now well advanced. Marshall neighbours will get a preview of the developing plans over the next three days (4-6 July), when Marshall will be hosting a pre-planning application Public Engagement.

4 July 2013Read in full

The Lord Lieutenant presenting to Sir Michael Marshall

Marshall receives The Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group (Marshall ADG) was this year awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of the deployable CT scanner and forensic laboratory solutions designed and manufactured by Marshall Land Systems (part of Marshall ADG). The award was presented this week by the Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Hugh Duberly Esq CBE, to Sir Michael Marshall, Chairman of the Marshall Group of Companies.

3 July 2013Read in full

Olympic Torch set to fly

Young female aspiring pilots, who are members of the Girls Venture Corps Air Cadets, will be flying in a Cessna 172 light training aircraft of the Cambridge Aero Club late this afternoon (Wednesday 12 June). Joining them will be Kamal Hyman, a motivational speaker and teacher from Peterborough, who was one of the Olympic Torch bearers in 2012.

12 June 2013Read in full

Aerial view of the site

Wing website goes live to detail development plans

A website ( for the exciting development of Marshall-owned land north of the Newmarket Road in Cambridge is now live.

31 May 2013Read in full

Sir Michael Marshall (right) with Ian Glenn and the Tiger Moth.

Cambridge Flying Group celebrates 60th anniversary

The Cambridge Flying Group recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of their founding at Cambridge Airport in 1953. This happened when No 22 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School, which had been operated by Marshall of Cambridge since 1938, disbanded.

24 May 2013Read in full

Cambridge Airport welcome the aircraft

Leading European regional carrier announces new airline base in Cambridge

Cambridge Airport has today announced the opening of a new European airline base as award-winning European regional carrier, Darwin Airline, unveils brand new scheduled services linking Amsterdam, Paris, Milan and Geneva with Cambridge, the UK’s fastest growing economic city.

20 May 2013Read in full

Sir Michael Marshall and marathon runners

Marshall tops up money raised by marathon runners

Sir Michael Marshall, Chairman of Marshall of Cambridge (Holdings) Ltd presented four Marshall employees with cheques to top up the funds they had raised through running in the London Marathon.

13 May 2013Read in full

Matt Hancock  with apprentice David Firth

Minister for Skills visits Marshall of Cambridge

Matthew Hancock MP, Member of Parliament for West Suffolk and Minister for Skills, recently visited Marshall of Cambridge to be updated on the work the company is undertaking and to be briefed particularly on its many and varied training initiatives. During his visit the Minister met a number of apprentices, graduate trainees and students at the Marshall AeroAcademy.

13 May 2013Read in full

Cambridge Airport sees Jersey bookings rocket by 75%

Bookings for new summer direct flights and holiday packages to Jersey departing from Cambridge Airport are exceeding all expectations, according to tour operator CI Travel. As the second year of direct flights starts this Saturday, the independent Channel Islands specialist has confirmed that forward-bookings are up by 75% year on year.

10 May 2013Read in full

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