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During the 1920s and 1930s, air refuelling was only used to assist in setting flight endurance records. Sir Alan Cobham formed Flight Refuelling Ltd on October 29 1934 to focus his efforts on its wider application.
This led, in 1939, to non-stop crossings of the Atlantic, but it was not until the post war adoption of air refuelling by the United States Air Force and, in 1949, the company’s invention of the probe and drogue method, that its full potential was realised. In 1982 Cobham’s air-to-air refuelling system was about to see its toughest test and this would make it centre stage during the Falklands War following the successful ‘Black Buck’ operation for the bombing of Port Stanley airfield on the Falkland Islands. This gave the attacking Vulcan aircraft sufficient range to successfully complete the round trip of 7,800 miles, involving an astonishing 18 aerial refuelling contacts.
It was Sir Alan’s son, Sir Michael Cobham, who after joining the company in 1954 and taking the reins on Sir Alan’s retirement in 1969, first steered the company’s expansion into other markets. As part of this, under Sir Michael, the Group’s Airfield Services division was incorporated as FR Aviation. This separation bore fruit and for the first time, contractor owned and operated aircraft conducted sophisticated training missions in support of military units. It has since applied this fundamental model to civil maritime electronic monitoring operations and to electronic warfare and other military and government training requirements.
Cobham also aimed to take advantage of advances in technology in the field of electronics in other ways. From telegraph to email, switchboard to satellite communications, the ability to create ever more capable devices in ever smaller packages has influenced how the world now conducts business, transport and national defence. In the late 1980s Cobham laid the foundation for the electronics capabilities that it has today; building its critical technologies, skills, routes to market and customers. Cobham progressively added specialist capabilities including microwave electronics, antennas and radios, and it moved further into the satellite and mobile communications market. Today the Group’s radar and communication subsystems are at the heart of many of the world’s most capable platforms, aircraft like the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Eurofighter Typhoon as well as advanced naval vessels, satellites and military vehicles. As well as providing communication and other electronic systems, the company has expanded into safety and survival systems including supporting every US astronaut and the International Space Station, regulating oxygen on Airbus and Boeing airliners and providing inerting systems, which mitigate the risk of fuel vapour explosions on commercial and military aircraft.
The Group was renamed Cobham plc in 1994 on the centenary of Sir Alan’s birth and it has over time positioned itself as an innovative technology company with a bright future. Its people have developed next generation Xenon ion satellite propulsion technologies and are squeezing whole Radio Frequency front ends, including sensors, onto a single chip. Flights demonstrating the capabilities of unmanned aircraft in airspace have taken place, and we have proven the capability of unmanned air-to-air refuelling. Communication products, particularly mobile communications in harsh or difficult environments, have been another core capability for Cobham. This has led, for example, to British mountaineer Daniel Hughes achieving a world first when he broadcast himself from the summit of Everest, using the Cobham EXPLORER 700 satellite communication system.
Cobham is working on tomorrow’s technologies today - keeping people safe, solving challenging problems, and continuing a track record of over 80 years of investment in innovation.
We are a long established, family run business with an unrivalled reputation in the cleaning industry, and more importantly, among our loyal customers. This reputation is built on the superb quality of our workmanship, highly competitive prices and a professional, approach to everything we do. Customer service is at the heart of Barker’s and we are constantly striving to improve on the already high standards we set ourselves. We are thrilled so many of our delighted customers not only come back time and again, but tell their friends, family and associates what a great experience they have had.
Our core values include:
100% customer satisfaction
Totally reliable service
We are the only independent laundry and dry cleaning company in Southern England to offer such a wide range of service.
Goadsby has been providing professional services across residential and commercial property markets since 1958 and has remained an independent company throughout this period. We value our independence because this has given us the freedom to adapt to changing markets, but also to develop our services with the core objective of delivering the highest professional standards to clients and customers.
We have grown to become one of the leading independent estate agents in central Southern England and the largest covering Dorset, Hampshire and South Wiltshire.
Goadsby is one of the UK's top ranked property providers and with 25 residential sales offices, 15 letting departments and 3 commercial offices it is in a prime position to service all your property needs.
Goadsby was established in 1958 by the founding partners Mr Goadsby & Mr Harding with offices in St. Peters Road, Bournemouth that handled both residential and commercial property work. The business grew to a clutch of branches in the Bournemouth and surrounding area and during the mid 1980’s, the business witnessed considerable expansion, with a number of strategic residential business acquisitions and cold starts. At this time the business also took the first real steps towards specialisation within our Commercial Agency and Professional Services disciplines at our Bournemouth Head Office.
The business incorporated in 1984 and a major management buy-out was completed in 1990. Throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s, the Group continued to expand at all levels. Notably its residential branch network expanded considerably with offices to the north of Bournemouth upon the Dorset/Hampshire border and into South Wiltshire together with further expansion across South and West Dorset.
January 1st 2005 saw a major expansion of the Commercial business, with offices in Southampton and Winchester and a major rebrand took place during 2006.
Expansion since the rebrand has seen a further 5 offices in Hampshire which takes the group to 28 offices in Central Southern England and a total staff complement of over 300.
The Group has specialist teams covering all aspects of residential and commercial business. These include Residential Sales and Lettings, New Homes, Land and Mortgage Services, whilst through our commercial offices specialist departments include: Business Space, Retail, Hotels and Leisure, Investment Consultancy, Special Projects, Survey and Valuation, Building Consultancy, Town Planning, Property Management, Corporate and Public Sector Consultancy.
The Goadsby network extends across Central Southern England, its core residential activities spanning the three counties of Dorset, Hampshire and South Wiltshire from 25 residential branches. Its Commercial services are provided from 3 established offices in Bournemouth, Southampton and Winchester. Our zone of influence radiates to key centres along the south coast, notably in delivering specialist-sector services such as Town Planning, Building Consultancy, Land and Development Consultancy, Survey and Valuation, Hotels and Leisure, Investment Consultancy, Property Management and also CAD Services.
Project-specific client work extends throughout Southern England and beyond. The Group has an employee base and critical mass which enables it to exert considerable influence over markets well beyond its core patch. Our Business Space, Retail and Professional Services teams rank amongst some of the largest in the UK.
OVER 85 YEARS OF GROWTH Curtiss-Wright Corporation has the most renowned legacy in the aerospace industry. In 1929, Curtiss-Wright was formed by the merger of companies founded by Glenn Curtiss, the father of naval aviation, and the Wright brothers, renowned for history’s first flight. These technological pioneers ushered in the era of aviation and their trailblazing spirit made history. Curtiss-Wright has changed dramatically over the past eight decades, and continues to transform itself to be at the forefront of the markets that we serve.
Today, Curtiss-Wright is an integrated, market-facing global diversified industrial company and remains a technology leader through this legacy of innovation. We maintain an extensive offering of critical products and services that were either developed internally or joined through strategic acquisitions. Our structure drives the focus upon our diversified end markets through three well-balanced segments – Commercial/Industrial, Defense and Power – where we remain focused on advanced technologies for high performance platforms and critical applications. Furthermore, our technologies provide increased safety, reliability, and performance in the most demanding environments, serving numerous customers across a multitude of industries.
Diversity, commitment to excellence and dedication to the spirit of pioneering innovation continue to drive the employees of Curtiss-Wright.
Matthew and Matthew Solicitors
Matthew & Matthew Solicitors of Bournemouth offer conveyancing and other specialist legal services to businesses and private clients alike.
Our specialist solicitors offer a range of legal services, including Conveyancing, Wills, Trusts and Probate and Commercial property services from our individually structured departments, staffed by experienced yet friendly and approachable professionals and support personnel.