MADE in the North East Awards Success

21st March 2023

CAV Systems are celebrating after collecting two awards at the Insider Media Made in the North East Awards

The awards, held at Hilton Newcastle Gateshead, showcased the quality products and services that manufacturing and engineering companies supply and the skilled people that work for them.

Engineering Manufacturing Apprentice Adam Steadman was named Apprentice of the Year and CAV also collected the Exporter of the Year Award.

The only supplier of fluid-based ice protection systems globally and the leading supplier of laser perforated surfaces, CAV has systems installed in over 100 different aircraft variants.

In 2022, two new aircraft programmes were certified incorporating CAV’s Ice Protection – the Kodiak 900 and the Diamond DA50, both being export markets. Other projects include the development of a further aircraft system, plus further platforms, for future development.

Mike Eggleston, CEO of CAV Systems said: “We are incredibly proud to be recognised for our skilled team, as well as the products and services we offer as a manufacturing and engineering company.

“It is incredibly important to us to support the development of the next generation of employees and to see Adam commended in this way was fantastic.”

Part of national competition, which is designed to showcase UK Manufacturing, CAV will take their place representing the North East at the Made In the UK Awards in June.

Mike added: “Congratulations to all the other winners and finalists, and our thanks to the Insider Media team. It was an excellent event and we delighted to be part of programme that shines on spotlight on exceptional manufacturing talent.”

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