Samantha Bunyan of Salisbury-based Cecence, was named the Best Woman in Aerospace at the recent Farnborough Aerospace Consortium's inaugural awards ceremony in Hampshire.

Sam, who founded the composite innovators and manufacturers of aerospace interiors, said: “I’m hugely flattered to receive the award and would like to thank all those who nominated me.
I hope this will encourage more women into the industry.”

More than 100 delegates attended the black-tie function, which was organised by the consortium, which is one of the longest established aerospace and defence trade associations in the UK. It has more than 200 members – including some from abroad - and serves its membership in the south and south-east of England, the heart of UK aerospace.

David Barnes, the FAC CEO, and its Chairman Sir Donald Spiers, presented the trophies.

David said: “We have been championing our aerospace sector for many years and it seemed overdue to celebrate it with awards.

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