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

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

Cyber Essentials Accreditation

WEC is pleased to announce that we are now accredited to the Cyber Essentials scheme. Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common online threats and demonstrate commitment to cyber security.

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JOSCAR Accreditation Renewal

WEC is pleased to announce that following a re-accreditation process to the latest requirements, we continue with full accreditation to the Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register (JOSCAR).

JOSCAR is the accreditation system for the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors, allowing suppliers to demonstrate that they are “fit for business”. The system was initiated by ADS and includes a growing number of prime contractors as registered buyers. The accreditation process includes verification of company capability, quality assurance, information security, business continuity, insurance, financial health and ethical operations.

WEC’s certificate can be viewed here.