Thompson Aero Seating hosts visit by Makers Alliance

November 10, 2021

We recently hosted a visit from key figures from the Makers Alliance, an organisation which represents the voice of the manufacturing industry in Northern Ireland. The visitors were given a tour of the Thompson facility at Seagoe and an insight into the future plans for the company.

Coinciding with the Royal Society of Engineering’s, ‘This is Engineering Day’, visitors were introduced to Project Phoenix, the programme of developments and projects which are transforming Thompson and preparing the business for success and growth, after a tough 18 months, when Thompson had to make some hard decisions, following the effect of the global pandemic on the aerospace industry.

Running as a leaner company, Thompson is actively recruiting for a range of specialist roles following a number of recent and significant global contract awards. In addition to recruiting for new roles, a staff training scheme has been launched internally to develop and support staff through dedicated courses and programmes.

Speaking about the visit Neil Taggart, Vice President and General Manager of Thompson Aero Seating, said:

“I am delighted at the success of the visit, which gave us the opportunity to discuss our plans for the future with professional business minds whose experience and external perspective have proved very useful. Reshaping Thompson Aero Seating as a foremost global company and leading manufacturing business in Northern Ireland, is key to our future, and this was recognised and supported by our visitors from the Makers Alliance.”

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