Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group wins top UK Manufacturing Award


Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has won the coveted Aerospace and Defence Award at the prestigious Insider Made in England Awards 2015.


To qualify for the national final, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group had first to win the Aerospace and Defence Award and the Apprentice and Training scheme Award at the East and Central regional finals.

Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover and other world-class manufacturers were among some of the winners and shortlisted businesses in the nine categories - the winners, were announced at the Insider Made in England National Awards held at St George’s Hall in Liverpool.

The judges commented: “Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group specialises in the conversion, modification, maintenance and support of civil, military and business aircraft and defence solutions - they have local impact with a global reach”.

Steve Fitz-Gerald, CEO of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group comments: “We are tremendously proud to be trusted by our customers around the world, we take great pride in delivering on time, within budget and fit-for-purpose. This award is testament to the hard work and dedication of our teams who are focused on delivering innovative engineering solutions to ten Air Forces, Ministries of Defence, key OEM’s, airlines and operators.”

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group ( is a leading independent aerospace and defence company, specialising in the conversion, modification, maintenance and support of military and commercial aircraft, business aviation services (including sales, charter services), the design and manufacture of special mission vehicles and shelters for the armed forces and humanitarian aid organisations, and the provision of personnel and training into advanced engineering sectors.

The company’s primary customers are major platform OEMs - such as Boeing, Airbus, BAE Systems, Bombardier, Lockheed martin and Embraer – commercial airlines (supported through cabin upgrades, including IFE upgrades, and refinishing programmes) and major MRO organisations.

The company has more than 80 years’ experience in aviation and a full-spectrum engineering capability that includes project/product conception, design, manufacture, test, certification, integration/embodiment, in-service support and legacy platform/system sustainment. These capabilities have been exported to more than 30 countries and the company is working with 10 of the world’s air forces in relation to the C-130 platform.

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is headquartered in Cambridge, where it employs more than 1,750 highly trained personnel on its 800 acre site, which includes 1.2 million ft2 of hangar space plus the company-owned Cambridge Airport. The company also has two other sites in the UK (Broughton in Flintshire, Wales and Kirkbymoorside in Yorkshire) and offices in Australia, Canada and The Netherlands.

Recent industry accolades include:
•2014 – A Boeing Supplier of the Year Award in recognition of Marshall’s performance in manufacturing and supplying fuel tanks for the US Navy P-8 maritime reconnaissance fleet. This award was one of only 15 to be issued to Boeing’s 23,000+ suppliers.
•2013 - A Royal Air Force’s Chief of the Air Staff’s Commendation in recognition of Marshall’s role in ‘Operation Weatherman’, an extreme weather damage recovery project which restored five C-130s to airworthiness.
•2013 - Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Innovation category) for the design and delivery of the world’s first deployable CT scanner.
•2013 - Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology (Min DEST) Award for the rapid conversion of two commercial BAe 146-200QC (Quick Change) aircraft to RAF inventory.

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is part of the Marshall Group, which employs more than 4,500 worldwide and which has a turnover of £1.3 billion.

For further information, please contact:

Oliver Drury
Director of External Communications
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group
Tel: +44 (0)7771 947225

Richard Warrilow
PR Consultant
+44 (0)1522 789000

Mark Broughton
PR Consultant
+44 (0)7880 506345


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.

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