Curtiss-Wright Avionics Business unit recognised as an Investor in People

Christchurch, United Kingdom ­­ – 1 July 2022 – Curtiss-Wright Avionics, Video and Systems (AVS, part of the Defense Solutions Division), has been awarded Gold accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating their commitment to high performance through good people management.

Curtiss-Wright AVS is based in both Christchurch, Dorset and Letchworth, Hertfordshire UK locations who employs 100+ employees. The AVS business unit is part of the Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions division and provides system solutions for many applications including airborne recording, air data computing, video management, and mission computing.  Investing heavily in research and development to ensure we maintain technology leadership; we deliver high performance COTS and custom engineered products. Our core capabilities include certified design and development processes (DO-178 and DO-254) combined with mature quality processes (AS9100).

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.

Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate AVS. Gold accreditation on We invest in people is a fantastic effort for any organisation, and places AVS in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.”

Commenting on the award, Richard Parkinson, Managing Director for Curtiss-Wright AVS said: “I am thrilled that our commitment to high performance through good people management has been recognised with a Gold award.  It truly has been a team effort and reflects the quality and commitment of our staff.”

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About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 8,600 people worldwide. For more information, visit

About Investors in People

Investors in People is the Standard for people management. The international people management Standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results.

With a community of 14,000 organisations across 75 countries, successful accreditation against the Standard is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to sustained success.

Based on a tried and tested framework and a rigorous process of assessment, organisations that meet the Investors in People Standard proudly display their accreditation to the world because they understand that it’s people that make the difference.

Since 1991, the standard has evolved to keep pace with modern practices. The current sixth generation was launched internationally in 2015.

There are four levels of accreditation; Accredited, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

For more information about Investors in People please visit

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