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29 September, 2016 - 10:28 By Kate Sweeney

Marshall of Cambridge a new star in Awards sponsors’ galaxy

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Queen’s Award winner Marshall of Cambridge, which has flown the flag for Britain in war and peace for more than a century, has become a sponsor of the Business Weekly Awards.

President Sir Michael Marshall is the longest-serving judge in the competition and son Robert, the company’s new chief executive, will present one of the prizes at the Awards dinner at Queens’ College on Wednesday March 22, 2017.

Marshall of Cambridge (Holdings) Limited is the private holding company of the Marshall family. Founded in 1909, the group had a turnover of nearly £1.6 billion in 2015 and more than 5,100 employees.

Headquartered on a 900 acre site in Cambridge, Marshall operates in four market segments, including through three wholly-owned businesses – Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group (ADG), Marshall Group Property and Marshall Fleet Solutions. Marshall is also the majority shareholder in Marshall Motor Holdings plc.

Marshall of Cambridge was established in 1909 by David Gregory Marshall, in a small lock-up garage in Brunswick Gardens, Cambridge as a chauffeur drive company.
ADG, which also sponsors Business Weekly’s manufacturing news updates in print and online, is headquartered at the airport site in Cambridge with offices around the globe.

It has a worldwide customer base and continues to support major platform OEMs such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Bombardier, BAE Systems, Beechcraft, Airbus and Embraer, as well as airlines, MRO organisations and nine Air Forces.

It employs over 2,000 people and has an annual turnover exceeding £320m. In March it won the Engineering Excellence accolade at the Business Weekly Awards and within a month won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category.

The Queen’s Award recognised how, during the course of three consecutive financial years, Marshall saw an increase of almost 70 per cent in its international trade.

During this three-year period, more than half of Marshall’s exports were engineering and support services to airframe OEMs, governments, Air Forces and commercial operators.

Of particular note, in 2014, Marshall completed a complex, time-sensitive two-aircraft cabin upgrade programme for TAP, Portugal’s leading airline. Also contributing to international sales was, and continues to be, the manufacture of fuel tanks for the Boeing P-8 maritime patrol aircraft, for which the OEM presented Marshall with a ‘Supplier of the Year’ award in 2014.

Companies keen to participate in this year’s competition can enter multiple categories via this website. 

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