Aviation & Aerospace

Published: December 16, 2021 | Updated: December 17, 2021

National honours as Field International named The Global Player – Export business of the Year

By Andrew Diprose, editor

Field International has been named national winner of The Global Player – Export Business of the Year award – at the annual Chamber Business Awards.

The Poole-based aerospace manufacturing company impressed the judges with its ability to continue to build the company’s global presence, despite the difficulties faced by the pandemic.

As a result, new bases were established in the USA, UAE and India.

Richard Marples, Group Business Development Director, pictured left, said: “We are honoured to have won the award.

“It is a fantastic achievement by the team who have shown grit and determination in expanding the business globally and moving the company forward during difficult times in the world.

“In addition, we adopted an ‘In region’ manufacturing strategy which has underpinned our success.

“To win this British Chamber Award has left us over the moon.”

Ian Girling, Chief Executive, Dorset Chamber, pictured right, added: “I am absolutely thrilled that Field International have won this prestigious award.

“They have shown nothing but resilience and determination, particularly during the pandemic, and are very worthy winners.

“My congratulations to all the team.’’

Now in their 17th year, the Chamber Business Awards – hosted by the British Chambers of Commerce – is regarded as a showpiece event in the business calendar.

The awards recognise and promote the best of British business through a series of regional heats, culminating in a virtual awards ceremony.

Founded in 1995, Field International supports and supplies most of the major airlines and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) worldwide with licensed aircraft tooling and ground support equipment.

The company employs 50 staff in Dorset and approaching 200 employees worldwide.

It has sales and manufacturing facilities in Singapore, China, Spain, the USA, the Middle East, and India and trades in more than 50 countries.