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QinetiQ is Britain’s most admired Engineering, Aerospace and Defence company


Andy Thorp - Group Director, Business Development

QinetiQ has been confirmed as the most admired British company in the Engineering, Aerospace and Defence sector in the latest peer-review study of corporate reputation. 

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Conducted by Echo Research, the 2020 Britain’s Most Admired Companies survey involved interviews with 300 Board-level executives, analysts and city commentators who were asked to rate companies in their respective sector across thirteen key categories.

QinetiQ secured the top overall ranking in the Engineering, Aerospace and Defence Sector. The company also outperformed its competitors in more than half of the categories covering the quality of products and services, competitiveness, inspirational leadership, long-term value potential, financial soundness, effective use of corporate assets and the quality of marketing.

“We’re delighted to receive such a prestigious accolade – not least because it reflects the well-informed views of peers and critics within our own industry,” said Steve Wadey, CEO; “As a company operating in a competitive sector where mission-led innovation, specialist skills, forward-thinking and agility count for so much, it is very gratifying to know we are the most admired company in our field. It is a reflection of the dedication of all QinetiQ employees who work hard to deliver successful outcomes for our customers.  This award is recognition of our team effort and I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish during such a challenging year.”

Running since 1990, Britain’s Most Admired Companies remains one of the best-established corporate reputation surveys in the UK. Britain's Most Admired Companies 2020 winners - Echo Research