Soaring new headquarters for leading aviation firm

AJW Aviation's new headquarters in Maydwell Avenue Slinfold.
AJW Aviation's new headquarters in Maydwell Avenue Slinfold.

One of the most dynamic enterprises in Horsham district has unveiled its brand new headquarters in Maydwell Avenue, Slinfold this week.

AJW Aviation, previously based in Partridge Green, has moved to a purpose-built premises in the year of the business’ 80th anniversary.

Christopher Whiteside, president of AJW Aviation, formally opened the building in front of 200 guests along with his father Angus Whiteside, who managed the company from 1966 to 2004.

Christopher said: “As a global aviation business now celebrating our 80th year, we have established a reputation for delivering exemplary service and going the extra mile. It is this philosophy that has supported the team responsible for the creation of our new headquarters.

“Their commitment, enthusiasm and pride in the AJW brand has culminated in this exceptional achievement which not only stands out as a significant construction project in its own right, but also symbolises the importance we place on our workforce of talented young people.

“As one of West Sussex’s largest employers we wanted to make a quantum leap forwards in the provision of exceptional high-tech facilities that will support the future development of the business, but just as important is the working ambience to sustain the entrepreneurial spirit of our staff. I believe we have achieved that, and whatever the future holds for AJW, we are ready.”

The 60-acre site comprises a new campus facility of around 250,000 square feet, designed to provide staff and visitors with the ultimate working environment.

AJW is the world’s largest independent provider of integrated aircraft support services, and works with more than 800 airlines in 115 different countries.

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