Oxley shortlisted for prestigious best manufacturing business award

Oxley Group is delighted to be shortlisted for Best Manufacturing Business in the prestigious 2017 in-cumbria Business Awards.

This award recognises businesses that achieve excellent results through manufacturing. The judging criteria includes product excellence and innovation, evidence of success, potential for growth and the investment and focus on staff training and development.

Oxley Group is a world leading designer and manufacturer of LED lighting systems and high-specification electronic components. The products are designed for the defence and aerospace markets and are engineered to meet exacting military specifications.

Oxley has been committed to manufacturing in Cumbria since 1942, providing a full end-to-end service from facilities in Ulverston with design, machining, assembly and testing all completed in-house along with some very specialised processes such as plating, coating and glass cutting.

Oxley stays at the forefront of the industry through investment in R&D to develop new technologies to sustain future growth, many of the Oxley products are world leading and the group exports 74% of product to 33 countries worldwide. Oxley customers include some of the world’s biggest defence and aerospace companies such as Boeing, Saab, Gulfstream, Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems.

Cumbria is home to world-leading companies at the forefront of global innovation, the in-cumbria Business Awards are designed to celebrate the success and enterprise of Cumbrian businesses and present an opportunity for companies to showcase their best work and brightest talent.

James Higgins, group editor of CN Group, praised all those who entered the awards, he said: "Well done to everyone who was nominated for an award. I know that the judges had to make some extremely tough decisions before they decided who would be lucky enough to make the final contest. The quality of entrant this year has been extremely high, which is a tribute to the amazing businesses which exist in our county.

The winners will be revealed at an awards event hosted by Amol Rajan, BBC media editor and former editor of The Independent on 9 November at the Halston hotel in Carlisle.