NEW JOBS TAKE FLIGHT AT MARTIN
MARTIN AEROSPACE saw its business take off following a change of focus – now, thanks to £100,000 of additional support from UKSE, the Lanark-based engineering firm, which specialises in components for aircraft engines, is to create 11 new jobs and invest in new machinery.
UKSE has ploughed £300,000 into the company and is an equity shareholder. With an order book amounting to £8million, Martin Aerospace has started recruiting to boost its 65 full-time staff, with the firm’s annual intake of apprentices rising to four, with two already enrolled.
Managing director William Martin says: “Our renewed focus on civil aerospace over the past seven years has completely transformed the business and I have no doubt we are now concentrating on the right market.
“The current boom, especially in the Far East, offers a perfect opportunity for Martin Aerospace to grow and offer its specialist expertise further across the sector and the continued support from UK Steel Enterprise is allowing us to build on our existing resources to realise this growth.”