Paul Scully, Under Secretary of State Visits Brookhouse Aerospace Limited
On Tuesday 31st August, The Under Secretary of State in the Department for
Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Minister for London, Paul Scully visited
Brookhouse Aerospace for a tour of its facility in Darwen, Lancashire.
Brookhouse Aerospace is an independent UK business recently rebranded following
an MBO from the US based Kaman Aerospace Group.
The Brookhouse name draws on the long history of a business continually trading
since 1951, originally serving the local foundry industry with metallic patterns and
tools but having evolved over the years to become a key supplier to several OE
Aerospace manufacturers in the UK and Europe for composite and metallic parts,
treatments and assemblies.
The Minister Paul Scully along with Jake Berry, Blackburn and Darwen MP and other
distinguished guests from the Aerospace industry and local government officials met
with Christopher Morris, CEO and Matthew Rossiter, CFO of Brookhouse
Aerospace. The visitors were given a full tour of the facility to showcase Brookhouse
Brookhouse Aerospace CEO, Christopher Morris said: “It was an excellent
opportunity to discuss with the Minister both the opportunities and challenges facing
us in the current climate and how Brookhouse Aerospace are tackling these
challenges. I strongly feel that by investing in the future through the introduction of
new capabilities including additive manufacturing and the development of automation
to increase our competitiveness in a difficult market.
We have already invested in improving efficiency on specific programmes by
developing equipment jointly with a technology partner that considerably reduces the
requirement for manual input, improves lead-time and efficiency and therefore
We recognise that being proactive will allow us to remain competitive within a sector
that continues to suffer from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The industry will take time to recover but the newly independent Brookhouse
Aerospace supported by our investors and customers is working to ensure we are in
the best possible position to take advantage of the recovery as it comes.
We are also taking advantage of our enhanced capabilities to promote the business
in different geographical regions and business segments where we see further
opportunities for growth.”
The tour covered Brookhouse Aerospace on-site Laboratory where product and
processes are verified and validated and the Minister also visited the sheet metal
fabrication and surface treatments areas of the business.
The tour continued into the Holme Mill facility where the three largest (up to 13m in
length) Autoclaves are situated and tour concluded in the NDT department where all
the composite products manufactured in Brookhouse Aerospace are processed and
verified to be conforming.
Minister for Aerospace Paul Scully said: “A strong and competitive Aerospace
industry is right at the heart of our plans to build back better from the pandemic.
Brookhouse Aerospace’s cutting edge use of automation shows how embracing the
latest digital technology is helping to propel the UK’s aerospace sector to the front of
the pack and bring benefits across the UK, including in Lancashire.”
Brookhouse Aerospace is an independent UK Engineering and Manufacturing
business formed following an MBO from the US based Kaman Corporation in
The UK facility has grown its focus from manufacturing composite components,
structures and assemblies, to offer a complete manufacturing solution covering a
broader range of capabilities. Brookhouse Aerospace can offer a wider range of
capabilities which now includes metallics, sheet metalwork, fabrication, machining
and metal and composite bonding. The facility now has on-site a fully NADCAP,
Airbus and BAE Systems approved treatment facility to support customer needs.
Additionally, the business also offers a range of Ground Support Equipment to MRO
Brookhouse Aerospace’s key markets lie within the Aerospace and Defence sector
and the industry is facing challenging times ahead due to several factors. With the
growth and expansion in capabilities the business will be able to demonstrate to its
customers an ability to satisfy their needs on a wider scale.
For further information, please contact:
Head of Business Development
Brookhouse Aerospace Limited
Mobile: +44 (0)7849 568760
Office: +44 (0)1254 700050