A RYEDALE firm is celebrating after winning a top business award.

Marshall Advanced Composites, in Kirkbymoorside, has been named Aerospace Company of the Year in the Corporate Live Wire North England Prestige Awards 2020.

The awards recognise independent businesses that “are extremely successful and hardworking on a local level”.

“We are absolutely delighted and proud to have achieved this recognition,” said general manager, Carl Morse.

“Everyone here works extremely hard for our customers and the camaraderie in the team is outstanding.

“We have been active as a business and as a community employer for many years, and see ourselves very much as an industry-leading Yorkshire business operating in a larger national and international group, so this means a lot to us.”

Marshall Advanced Composites works with civil and military aerospace customers and has won a number of new contracts this year, with customers, including BAE Systems and Rolls Royce.

The awards have been running for 16 years and an awards ceremony is scheduled to take place later this year, if Covid-19 measures permit.