Oxley Group has been shortlisted as a finalist for Exporter of the Year in the prestigious CN Group Business Awards.

The ‘Exporter of the Year’ category is aimed at companies that have developed new markets. The judges were looking for entrants who could demonstrate significant export sales in relation to their size and success in developing new overseas markets to sustain business growth.

For Oxley, international development began in the 1970s with the establishment of a US office and manufacturing facility. Over the last four decades, the team have established partnerships and customer relationships throughout many parts of the world, leading to success in winning large scale contracts with some of the world’s biggest aerospace and defence companies, including Saab in Sweden, Boeing in the US and the Australian Navy. In 2013 Oxley Developments did business in 34 different countries, covering five continents.

The CN Business Awards celebrate the success and enterprise of Cumbrian businesses, the winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony in October. Marie Whitehead, director of CN Events, who chaired the judging panel, said: "The number and calibre of entries across all categories this year showcase the fantastic business offer we have in this fabulous county. We were spoilt for choice and are delighted with our winners."