Regional winners annouced
24th September 2018

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ICON Aerospace Technology Ltd, winners of the High Growth Business of the Year Award 2017

Members of East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)

Company overview:

ICON Aerospace Technology Limited is a world leader in highly engineered polymer based products for aerospace and defence applications. The strength of their products reflects the strength of their employees who specialise in solving and providing the physical solutions to complex technical challenges, which are required to perform over a 30-year life cycle.

Founded in 1871, they continue to serve customers and the community for the long term.  Their global presence has enabled the company to grow 30% this year. Their product range includes: aerodynamic and fireproof seals; high temperature ducting used in jet engines and air-to-air refuelling hoses.

What the judges said:

ICON Aerospace have demonstrated solid growth backed up by SMART objectives and innovation.

A clear step change in this organisations ambition and direction has been instrumental in moving it forward.  Innovation and investment have driven up productivity and capacity, and there is a clear long-term plan for growth in new international markets. Technological innovation has underpinned the company’s advances as has their focus on their people and their development.

Turnover has increased by over 30%, creating 150 new jobs in less than two years.  69% of their products have an export demand which has contributed to the company’s high growth.  By 2019, ICON anticipates having its products on 75% of all new build commercial aircraft.  This is impressive.

They continue to invest in their employees, customers, suppliers, capacity and technology for the long term, to ensure the business prospers into the future.  Judges commented on the team’s commitment, tenacity and focus.