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Barclays Eagle Labs & SaxonAir Showcase

SaxonAir and Barclays have teamed up for the second year running to offer premier customers an experience that can’t be bought. SaxonAir’s hangar was the perfect venue to team up with Stratton Motor Company and P&A Wood’s Rolls Royce to offer guests the opportunity to test-drive a range of high-end motors, from Lotuses and Bentleys through to Rolls-Royce’s new all-wheel-drive vehicle and of course, a selection of private jets for guests to explore. There were several keynote speakers and a range of world-inspired canapés for guests to sample throughout the evening.

Once again SaxonAir has shown itself not only as a major player in non-scheduled aviation travel but also a centre of excellence offering the highest standard of conferencing and catering services for local and global businesses looking to offer something a little bit more special.

These events increasingly attract SaxonAir partners such as the Maids Head, a local hotel as well as Factor, a bespoke road bike company. Facilities Manager John Dewing said;

‘It’s wonderful to see the local community increasingly engaging with SaxonAir. It provides us with the opportunity to showcase our facility and all the exciting services we have to offer.’

 

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SaxonAir raises over £10,000 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance

In early 2017 SaxonAir made the East Anglian Air Ambulance its chosen charity. Since then both staff and suppliers to the company have made a variety of donations to help support the local service.

In early 2017 SaxonAir provided a helicopter to fly the Royal guests of honour, their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess Michael of Kent in for the Archdeacon’s Charge and Picnic, saving the charity £6,000. In the summer of 2017 they donated £3,000 towards events in the region, including taking a table at the prestigious Norfolk Polo event.

In an event sponsored by SaxonAir, ‘Only the Brave’, where teams complete a mud obstacle challenge, SaxonAir staff also took the opportunity to join in and got filthy whilst raising nearly £800 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance

Alex Durand, CEO of SaxonAir said:

‘I was delighted to see staff combining our company’s active approach to fitness and wellbeing with fundraising for our chosen charity. I’ve great respect for anyone who dedicates themselves to training and participating in such events, especially when it’s in aid of such a good cause.’

To continue this fundraising activity in 2018, Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company undertook a gap analysis for SaxonAir and instead of receiving payment, requested their fee be donated to the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Alex Durand again:

‘We really value our supplier relationships and have worked hard to develop a network of companies who understand our business and company ethos. This donation from Willis Towers Watson really demonstrated how worthwhile it is to seek out the right businesses to collaborate with who share those values. We were over the moon with the generosity shown by Willis Towers Watson’

This summer SaxonAir supported the East Anglian Air Ambulance with their campaign to better train individuals in first-aid skills to create more first responders. SaxonAir provided the venue for a number of training sessions for the basic first-aid courses.

SaxonAir’s total support of the charity amounts to over £10,000 over the past 12 months and there is no plan to stop there.

Alex Durand said of their plans:

‘The company will continue to support the East Anglian Air Ambulance as fellow tenants of the airport, and as part of the local aviation community this is a charity close to our hearts.’

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SaxonAir hosts Spitfire MH-434 for VIP networking event

SaxonAir was delighted to work in partnership with Barclays, the University of Anglia (UEA) and The Aviation Academy to deliver a two-day event celebrating the Spitfire MH-434 being brought to Norwich for a private showcase. Owned by the old flying machine company this Spitfire is the only one to have been flown every year since construction. Making this its 75th anniversary year.

Barclays networking events always aim to deliver something memorable for key account holders and teaming up with the Norwich Aviation community on this occasion delivered something that truly exceeded expectation.

Following a full buffet, courtesy of SaxonAir’s in-house catering team, the group were treated to a spectacular display from the Spitfire MH-434, which following a short flight from Duxford performed a few flybys before landing.

The selection of VIP’s that were invited to attend the event included local businesses, such as; Cozens-Hardy, Mills and Reeve, Archant, FreeClix, the County Council and the Lord Lieutenant of Norwich

Guests were invited to spend time meeting the pilot and plane owner Sarah Hanna whilst having a look around the plane and other aircraft on show in the SaxonAir hangar.

Both the Aviation Academy and the UEA made the most of this opportunity and ran educational tours for students throughout the day, providing a once in a lifetime opportunity to see such an iconic aircraft up close.

SaxonAir facilities Manager John Dewing said, ‘It is always fantastic to see people enjoy our unique venue, on this occasion hosting such a special aircraft made the event even more spectacular. For us, it was a great opportunity to showcase our full range of services and show people exactly what we do.’

For more information on running a bespoke VIP event at SaxonAir or booking any of our meeting rooms please contact the facilities team on jd@saxonair.com or browse our website for more information about our full range of charter services.

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SaxonAir crowned Aircraft Management Company of the Year 2018

Private aircraft operator and aviation service provider SaxonAir has once again been recognised for its services, this time by International Transport News Magazine Logistics, Warehouse & Supply Chain Awards 2018.

With their expanding and diverse fleet of managed aircraft ranging from the ultra-long range Gulfstream G550 through to a fleet of VIP Agusta A109 Helicopters, SaxonAir are continually ensuring it meets its customers strong demands for charter flights throughout the world and enabling it to maintain a strong presence in the private aviation industry.

The Logistics, Warehouse & Supply Chain Awards aim is to recognise and celebrate the achievements made by companies, teams and individuals in the industry which is the true backbone of business. International Transport News prides itself on the validity of its awards and winners. The awards are given solely on merit and are awarded to commend those most deserving for their ingenuity and hard work, distinguishing them from their competitors and proving them worthy of recognition.

Chris Mace, SaxonAir’s Group Commercial Director says “We are delighted to receive this award and it goes to highlight the great efforts that our team of experienced and dedicated staff go to in ensuring that every element of detail is planned and executed to the highest of standards.”

Discussing the awards, Steve Simpson, Awards Coordinator commented: “These awards pay showcase the very best firms and the individuals driving them from across this vital sector. I am proud to offer my congratulations to my winners and wish them the best of luck for the future.”

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