The Marshall group of companies' contribution to Cambridge was honoured last weekend with the unveiling of a plaque at the firm's original premises.
Plaque honour for firm
Sir Arthur Marshall, the honorary life president of the group, unveiled the plaque during a special event in Jesus Lane attended by Abbey ward's Coun John Durrant.
Cambridge City Council has set up a scheme to celebrate people who have made a significant impact on the life and history of the city.
Michael Marshall, chairman and chief executive of the group, said: 'We are very honoured that the Blue Plaque committee has put up a plaque in memory of my grandfather. It is very fitting that it should be mounted outside the Jesus Lane premises which served us well for some 87 years.
'My grandfather would be amused to think that now, 60 years after his death, his son and four of his daughters would be with us today to celebrate this wonderful occasion,' he added.
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.