High flyers land in Hitchin

Aerospace and defence industry experts from as far afield as Saudi Arabia, recently met at Hitchin-based Drurys Engineering for a conference on supply chain excellence.

The conference was part of the aerospace and defence industry’s SC21 programme which is designed to boost the competiveness of the aerospace and defence industries.

“In the current climate of defence cuts it’s vital that the industry takes all possible measures to ensure its competitiveness and the SC21 programme plays an important part in this,” commented Drurys’ managing director Richard Dunn. “It is an absolute honour for Drurys to be chosen to host this event as we are the first small business to host such an event.”

Mike Webb of BAE Systems, who flew in from Saudi Arabia specifically to attend the event, stated: “As chairman of the SC21 Performance and Development Special Interest Group, I’m delighted that Drurys has been chosen to host this event. Usually these events are hosted by the Primes and it’s great to see an SME demonstrating their commitment to the SC21 Programme in this way.”

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