Delkia, the Whitehaven-based system integrators leader, is celebrating its 10th anniversary after appearing at the UK's largest defence exhibition at London's ExCel centre.

The event featured 2,800 defence and security suppliers and major manufacturers.

Paul Blythe, Director of Maritime, said: “This was an excellent networking and business development experience. We met clients old and new, and launched our R&D project Bumblebee which is a promising way to simplify complex control law methodology.

Since its inception a decade ago, the firm has been expanding annually due to the 'fantastic foundations and values' put in place by the team, said its CEO.

Kurt Canfield, CEO, said: “Like with all birthdays it is a time to celebrate and reflect. The achievements that the team have accomplished are genuinely incredible.

"Delkia is now one of the UK leading System Integrators, heading towards a £10m+ revenue on its 10th Birthday.

"As we reach this brilliant milestone we now focus on building on that capability through new engineering and technology offerings to our clients to maintain this growth strategy. As we aspire to have one of the UK’s largest British engineering and technology capabilities, providing true value-add to the UK PLC.

"I wish to thank all our staff, clients, and supply chain partners in supporting our story thus far, and here’s to the next chapter of Delkia – exciting times ahead!”