As part of the Women in Aviation & Aerospace Charter’s Meet the Signatories series, members of the Charter explain why they joined the Charter, and what steps they have since taken to ensure the inclusion of women in the sectors.

Next in the series, we talk to MEP Ltd: 

Please name your organisation and explain what it does in the aviation or aerospace industry

MEP Ltd, a multiple Award-winning specialist manufacturer of multi-axis metal and plastic machined components, multi-level assemblies and plastic moulded components for its global Aerospace and Defence clients. MEP’s extensive scope of manufacturing capabilities enables them to offer the best innovative and engineering solutions used in many different applications on multiple Aerospace and Defence platforms.

Why did you join the Women in Aviation & Aerospace Charter?

Phil Hart, MEP’s Executive Chair said: “It wasn’t a long or difficult decision for MEP to sign up to the Women in Aviation & Aerospace Charter as it is imperative we have as wide and diverse workforce as possible, to tap into the skills and knowledge from all walks of life, and to be representative of society. It is our duty to ensure we are diverse and the Women In Aviation & Aerospace Charter helps us to do this and we are extremely happy to support the Charter”.

What steps are your organisation now taking to help improve gender balance in the industry?

MEP has always had a good policy regarding diversity, with exactly a 50:50 gender balance in its Senior Leadership Team. Whilst we always recruit the best person for the role, we actively encourage young people through STEM activities with local schools, colleges and universities, and those already in work and providing training and opportunities for advancement to all.