Manchester, UK. EDM, a leading global provider of training simulators to the civil aviation and defence sectors, welcomed UK Minister, Dr Liam Fox, to its headquarters yesterday.
Visiting Manchester to give a speech to business leaders about free trade, the Secretary of State for International Trade met with EDM’s’s Managing Director, Tony Bermingham and other Directors for a round-table discussion about the company’s exporting success and how the government can better support British businesses selling goods overseas. The MP for North Somerset also enjoyed a tour of the company’s facilities during which he was shown a range of the company’s market-leading training simulators for civil aviation and defence customers.
EDM has grown its workforce from 150 to 220 in the past 12 months and is on course to increase turnover by 50% by the end of the financial year as the company continues to win major contracts globally. This year alone EDM has announced orders from Cathay Pacific, China Southern Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Singapore Airlines and counts Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce and Thales amongst its client base. In 2015, the company won the Manchester Evening News Business of the Year and the Insider North West Excellence in International Trade Awards.
International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox said: “EDM is a prime example of where British business can reach new heights by seizing global opportunities. With 96% of its business coming from exports this year and a new £2m US contract announced today, EDM is driving new jobs and spreading the benefits of free trade across Manchester.”
“It was fantastic to welcome the Secretary of State for International Trade to EDM this week,” said Tony Bermingham, Managing Director of EDM. “We enjoyed showing the Minister around our facility and discussing how we’ve been successfully exporting our products all over the world for the past 15 years and our plans for further expansion in the international market place.”
EDM is a leading global provider of training simulators to the civil aviation, defence, rail and other industries. Combining the highest engineering standards with leading-edge technologies, EDM provides airlines with Door Trainers, Cabin Service Trainers, Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainers and Full Size Mockups and defence organisations with Procedure Trainers, Maintenance Trainers, Ejection Seats, Simulators and Full Size Replicas. Serving organisations worldwide from its UK headquarters, EDM is committed to delivering exceptional quality and value to its clients to help them enhance safety and operational efficiency.
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