The Isle of Man Aerospace Cluster’s main objective is to create a range of services available to its members to facilitate continuous improvement of their businesses in pursuit of world-class standards.
The cluster is led by a public/private sector committee comprising of the Isle of Man Government’s Department for Enterprise, the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce and the larger Cluster members. This is supplemented by the Cluster’s relationship with the North West Aerospace Alliance, which enables our members to gain access to one of the most influential “aerospace hotspots” in the UK.
The Isle of Man Aerospace Cluster has achieved much in it its relatively short lifespan. It has quickly become an established part of the UK’s Aerospace supply chain and has received recognition within the Isle of Man as an exemplary blueprint of how public and private sector can work together effectively and efficiently.
Perhaps the achievement I am most proud of is the progress that has been made in skills development in the Isle of Man and the positivity that is now generated towards careers in engineering. A programme inspired by Cluster members with Government support with a line of sight that starts in the Island’s primary schools and runs right through to an innovative foundation apprenticeship in a multi-million pound training facility is helping the Island to deliver a new generation of engineers equipped to work on the major aerospace programmes we are part of.
With a new three year strategy for growth in place we are now seeking strategic suppliers and partners to help deliver exciting opportunities to our global customer base.
Both myself and my team will be delighted to talk to you about the opportunities and incentives there are to work with the Cluster in the Isle of Man. We have a clear vision for the future and are committed to remaining a partner in excellence for our customers.