At the Finals of the Hampshire Business Awards 2013, held on the 26th November 2013 at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, Portsmouth Aviation was selected as one of three finalists for the KPMG COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD. During a tense and exciting evening Portsmouth Aviation was pipped at the post for this prestigious award by Selwood Ltd.
Our selection as a finalist was no mean achievement with more than 20 companies in the Hampshire region applying for this award. The judging panel described this years competition as one of the strongest in its 23 years history.
After receiving a Certificate of Achievement as a Finalist in the Company of the Year Award from the Guest of Honour, Kevin Keegan, our Managing Director Simon Escott stated:
“I am delighted and very proud that our Company has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Hampshire Business Awards in the category of KPMG Company of the Year, especially in the face of such strong competition. Our selection as a finalist highlights the significant achievements that have been made by our Company during some very difficult times in the Global Marketplace; we have none the less gone from strength to strength in a short space of time, creating a presence and embracing new opportunities in Saudi Arabia, Canada and the United Arab Emirates and our latest venture will see a new Portsmouth Aviation partnership in Mumbai, India. As we continue to expand, it is extremely rewarding to promote the name of Portsmouth and its people around the world.
All of us at Portsmouth Aviation take great pride in our long association with the City of Portsmouth and the County of Hampshire and it is great news that our achievements have been recognised by the business community of Hampshire.
My particular thanks must go to my colleagues that are the workforce at Portsmouth Aviation. Their Professionalism and dedication is undoubtedly the key to our continued success in the future”
Portsmouth Aviation continues to expand it’s Global Presence with the formation of “Portsmouth Arabia” in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Full business facilities are now formally established in Riyadh and “Portsmouth Arabia” aims to offer high quality projects, systems and services for Commercial and Civil Defence markets within Saudi Arabia.
Mr Simon Escott, Managing Director at Portsmouth Aviation added “Portsmouth Arabia provides significant commitment to our future business in the Middle East region”.
Located in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island, Canada, “Portsmouth Atlantic” is a new addition to the Portsmouth Aviation Group. “Portsmouth Atlantic” has been established to provide a World Class centre of excellence for ventilation solutions and other innovative technologies.
Mr Simon Escott, Managing Director at Portsmouth Aviation added “Export will be a key driver for Portsmouth Atlantic with products and services being promoted in the Americas and beyond”.
The latest addition to the Portsmouth Aviation Group, “Portsmouth Emirates” aims to provide services, support and products to Industry and the Armed Forces within the United Arab Emirates.
Mr Simon Escott, Managing Director at Portsmouth Aviation added “We are delighted to open our facility in Abu Dhabi which further demonstrates our strategy for growth and expansion in key Export markets”.