Morson Projects Operations Director, Gareth Beck, Associate Director, Becky Veal and and Head of Engineering Delivery, Matthew Thompson were delighted to be invited by Chris Loder MP,  Marcus Fysh MP,  and Simon Jupp MP,  on behalf of Leonardo UK to an event in the Houses of Parliament this week, where Yeovil was proudly recognised as the Home of British Helicopters.

Gareth Beck shared:

“It was an absolute honor for Morson Projects to be invited to the Houses of Parliament by Leonardo, to celebrate Yeovil’s official recognition as the Home of British Helicopters.

“We’re a proud strategic partner and delighted to be part of such an innovative and collaborative supply chain.

“The event highlighted the rich aviation heritage that Leonardo holds and the invaluable contributions it has made to the development and progression of the British helicopter industry.

“The day showcased how continued investment in Leonardo’s UK helicopter manufacturing is creating jobs, boosting social mobility, and building world-beating military hardware.”

Matt Thompson added:

“I was very humbled to be invited by Leonardo to the Houses of Parliament to celebrate their status as the home of British Helicopters. Leonardo Helicopters’ commitment to engineering excellence, skills development, social mobility and creating a legacy for future generations makes this accolade very much deserved.

“I am the third generation of my family to work with / for Leonardo Helicopters and can speak first hand of their positive influence on my family and my career.

“As part of the strategic supply chain Morson Projects are equally committed to social mobility and skills development across the UK and can proudly state that we have teams in Belfast, Hull, Isle of White and Cornwall (to name a few) all supporting Leonardo’ future capability development. Well done Leonardo Helicopters.”

Leonardo shared on their social channels post-event:

“It was our pleasure to invite Parliamentarians to join Leonardo colleagues – from senior leaders to apprentices and graduates – in Westminster to celebrate Yeovil’s official recognition as the Home of British Helicopters.

“We were also delighted to welcome leaders from across the breadth of our UK supply chain, demonstrating the industrial resilience they provide across their regions.

“Thank you everyone who joined us to discuss the benefits of our Yeovil facility’s vital onshore industrial role, and to highlight the South West’s position at the heart of our national aerospace and defence sector.”

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