Mayor takes flight at Cambridge


Councillor Sheila Stuart, Mayor of the City of Cambridge, accompanied by her husband, Bruce, and Councillor Tim Bick, the new Leader of Cambridge City Council, visited Marshall of Cambridge last week for meetings and discussions with the senior manager team, including Sir Michael Marshall, Chairman of Marshall of Cambridge (Holdings) Ltd.

All three were taken for a flight in one of the Cambridge Aero Club’s Cessna 172 training aircraft, piloted by Group Support Executive, Terry Holloway, who also conducted them on a tour of the works.

Sir Michael Marshall, Chairman of Marshall of Cambridge (Holdings) Ltd, said “We are delighted to welcome the Mayor of the City of Cambridge to visit the Company each year soon after the annual elections as this provides an opportunity for us to brief the new incumbent on the work of Marshall of Cambridge and, in particular, emphasise our strong relationships within the local community.”

Terry Holloway, Group Support Executive, said “It was a great pleasure to fly the Mayor, her husband and the Leader of the Council.  This annual flight remembers that the first flight in the United Kingdom in 1946, following the relaxation of wartime flying restrictions, was by the then Mayor of the City of Cambridge, Lady Bragg who was taken for a flight in one of the Company’s Tiger Moth training aeroplanes.  It’s wonderful to re-create this flight on an annual basis!”

The attached photograph shows from left to right:  Mr Bruce Stuart, Mr Tim Bick, The Mayor of Cambridge and Terry Holloway.

Marshall of Cambridge

Founded in 1909 with little capital as a chauffeur drive company in Cambridge, Marshall moved into the retail motor business in 1910, obtained Distributorship for Cambridgeshire in 1920 and entered the aviation business in 1929.  With all its growth funded by ploughed-back profits, the Marshall Group remains a privately owned family Company, with a turnover of over the Austin £1bn per annum.  The Group of Companies is chaired by the third generation of the Marshall family, and employs members of the fourth generation.  The Group currently employs just over 4,000 people working in the fields of aerospace engineering; design and manufacture of specialist vehicle applications, military mobility shelters and hospital surgical units; motor vehicle sales and after sales support; refrigerated transport sales and support; and property ownership and management.


For further information contact:          
Group Support Executive
The Marshall Group of Companies
The Airport, Newmarket Road
Cambridge, CB5 8RX
Tel: 01223 373227 (Office)./ 07785 316763 (mobile)



Founded in 1909, the Marshall Group has a turnover of £2.5bn and over 5,700 employees. Headquartered on a 900-acre site in Cambridge, Marshall has three principal arms to the business: Aerospace and Defence; Property; and Ventures.

Marshall Group