Cumbrian based aerospace & defence manufacturer, Oxley Group has won the prestigious 2020 Made in the North West Export Award. The awards are a celebration of the most successful and inspiring manufacturers from across the region.

The Export Award is presented to the manufacturing company deemed by the judges to be the most outstanding exporter in terms of international presence, export growth and exports as a proportion of sales.

Oxley Group is a world leading designer and manufacturer of LED lighting systems and high specification electronic components. The Group has had wide scale success in exporting, sales outside of the UK account for over 80% of turnover and cover 34 countries across the world.  Oxley works on prestigious programmes with major aerospace & defence companies, key international projects include an LED lighting suite for the Gulfstream G500 and G600 in the US, a range of lighting for the Saab Gripen in Sweden and a contract to develop the external lighting system on the new KF-X Fighter Aircraft programme for South Korea.

Freddy Oxley, the company’s founder had a philosophy about self-sufficiency and Oxley still provides a full end to end service in house from Ulverston. The Group is renowned for expertise in new product development and invests heavily in R&D and technologies to sustain future growth. International development began in the 1970s and over the last 4 decades, the team have established partnerships and customer relationships throughout many parts of the world. Now Oxley is a Northern Powerhouse Export Champion and works with the DIT Trade encouraging others to grow through exporting.

Oxley CEO Darren Cavan commented, ‘There are many hundreds of brilliant manufacturers exporting from across the North West, to win this award is a fantastic accolade.   Oxley innovation and manufacturing quality is world class and as such we have demand for our products right across the globe.  This award is testament to the brilliant team we have at Oxley who all play a part in our exporting success.’