Further senior appointments are Ian Jenkins, who has moved across from production to become commercial manager; and Jason Bullen, who joined the company at the start of 2018 as production manager.

In other news, the firm has also been accredited to AS9100 Rev D, the latest revision of the quality management system standard for the aviation, space, and defence industries. The latest accreditation will be promoted on the company's stand, D70, at Southern Manufacturing 2018, Farnborough, 6 - 8 February.

Says Owen: "The parts we make for aircraft tend to be relatively simple but are safety-critical and have to be of extremely high quality, so the aerospace supply chain right up to the primes want to know that we have the right quality procedures in place."