The Air Charter Association has honoured Sir Michael Marshall with a posthumous award for his services to the aviation industry.
Posthumous award honours Sir Michael Marshall
The Chairman’s Award was presented by Air Charter Association Chairman, Nick Weston, and Deputy Chair, Julie Black, at the 17th annual Air Charter Excellence Awards ceremony at the Guildhall in London last week.
The recipient of the award is chosen by the Chairman for outstanding contribution to the aviation industry.
Sir Michael Marshall, former Chairman of the Marshall Group, which includes Cambridge Airport, was active in the business his grandfather founded in the city in 1909 right up to his death this summer.
Mr Weston said: “Sir Michael Marshall’s love of flying, his time in the RAF and his support of all things aerospace kept him busy. He was a vociferous advocate for women in aerospace engineering, supported STEM education and ensured youngsters had the chance to experience the range of careers available. He was truly a force for good in the industry and it is fitting, therefore, that we celebrate his contribution to the industry here and honour him with this award.”
He presented the award to Cambridge City Airport Director, Kevan Craske, who accepted on behalf of Sir Michael’s widow, Sibyl.
He said: “Unfortunately Lady Marshall was not able to join us today, however I know she will, along with the rest of the family, be very moved by this award.
“I’d like to thank the Air Charter Association for this lovely tribute that will mean so much to Sir Michael’s family and the wider Marshall team.”
Sir Michael died in July while on holiday in Spain with his wife and friends.
Image: (Courtesy of Susanne Hakuba) L-R Nick Weston, Julie Black and Kevan Craske
Founded in 1909, the Marshall Group has a turnover of £2.5bn and over 5,700 employees. Headquartered on a 900-acre site in Cambridge, Marshall has three principal arms to the business: Aerospace and Defence; Property; and Ventures.