FOR more than 60 years, there has been a thriving high-tech manufacturing presence in the Isle of Man.
Today, it is primarily driven by a successful aerospace sector in turn driven by the Isle of Man Aerospace Cluster (IOMAC) which offers cost-effective design and manufacture solutions to the aerospace industry, as well as the oil and gas and space industries.
The Cluster, which has been a recipient of the prestigious Isle of Man Newspapers Awards for Excellence Freedom to Flourish Award, consists of 18 companies involved with aerospace design, manufacture or service provision and is a joint initiative between the Department of Economic Development and the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce.
Between them these companies employ more than 800 highly skilled personnel, a figure that’s grown by over 25 per cent in the past seven years.
Dynamic and agile, the Cluster forms part of the UK’s North West Aerospace Alliance so is directly linked to one of Europe’s largest and most proactive Aerospace Clusters.
So, why choose the Isle of Man for aerospace? Most importantly, an excellent relationship exists between the aerospace industry and government, driven by the dynamic and successful Isle of Man Aerospace Cluster.
Their integration within the UK supply chain and affiliation to the North West Aerospace Alliance ensure the island is an excellent location for aerospace business.
This year’s Isle of Man Newspapers Awards for Excellence, in association with RBS International, will be held on November 15.
Application forms are available at www.iomtoday.co.im/afe.
If you would like to find out more about what entering can do for you, contact Trudi Williamson (tjw(at)newsiom.co.im) or Sarah Radcliffe (sarah.radcliffe(at)newsiom.co.im) or call 695695 for more information.