Sean’s Charity Cycle Ride

WEC is very proud indeed to have sponsored our Programme Manager Sean Morson on his recent cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. Sean completed the 980 mile trip in 9 days, averaging 109 miles per day with a total climb equivalent to 1.6 Mount Everests. Sean endured some difficult weather along the way, including 50mph cross-winds on day 8 but of course persevered to deliver to programme.

Our congratulations to Sean on this outstanding achievement and for raising a significant sum in support of such a worthy cause.

The Alzheimer’s Society is the only UK charity that campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia today. Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer. Someone develops it every three minutes and there’s currently no cure.

Queen’s Award Presentation

This morning, Woodford Engineering Consultancy had the great honour of welcoming the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Paul Griffiths DL to our head office in Cheadle Hulme. The Vice Lord-Lieutenant made the formal presentation of our Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the form of a commemorative crystal bowl and a Grant of Appointment scroll signed by Her Majesty the Queen and the Prime Minister. During his visit, the Vice Lord-Lieutenant had the opportunity to meet many of our engineers and learn a little about what we do in aircraft systems development.

Woodford Engineering Consultancy is one of only 201 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise, Britain’s most coveted commercial prize. The award is in the category of International Trade, for which 129 awards were made nationally. The award reflects not only our significant and growing export revenue but also a recognition of the value of what we do, in playing our part in the maintenance and development of the UK’s High Value Design capability.

More information on this year’s Queen’s Awards: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/small-and-medium-enterprises-lead-outstanding-british-businesses-honoured-by-her-majesty-the-queen

Ministerial Visit

Woodford Engineering Consultancy had the pleasure of welcoming Andrew Stephenson MP, Minister for Business and Industry and our local MP Mary Robinson to our offices this morning for them to learn about WEC, our history, operations and outlook. This was a welcome opportunity to express our perspective on the strategic challenges facing the British aerospace industry, directly into government.

Paris Air Show

Woodford Engineering Consultancy will be exhibiting at the Paris Air Show from 17th to 20th June. Visit us in Hall 2b on the NWAA stand F172. We hope to see you there.

Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Woodford Engineering Consultancy is one of only 200 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise, Britain’s most coveted commercial prize. Announced today (Tuesday 23rd April), Woodford Engineering Consultancy has been recognised for its excellence in international trade.

Commercial Director David Bradshaw said “We are honoured to receive this most prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise. It is testament to the value of the skills and expertise of our engineering staff. We are proud to be a part of the UK’s continuing capability in high-value design: a capability which is in demand globally. In particular we thank our European partners and customers whose ongoing recognition of the value of our expertise has made this award possible.”

Now in its 53rd year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years.

Woodford Engineering Consultancy will celebrate its award during a royal reception for Queen’s Awards winners in the summer.

Applications for Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2020 open on 1st May 2019. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise.

WEC Manchester team photo with Queen's Award flag
WEC Manchester team photo with Queen’s Award flag
WEC Bristol team photo with Queen's Award flag
WEC Bristol team photo with Queen’s Award flag