The company says that it now needs a structure that reflects the different demands of these important industries in order to meet the growth challenges ahead.

The gas-turbine side of the business is becoming more focused on volume blade manufacture and the aerospace side is gearing up for high growth. Where appropriate, the functions and responsibilities of all employees and departments are being clearly identified “Aero” or “Diesel” teams. Over the coming weeks, as this new structure is deployed, business will continue as usual.

The reorganisation also involves moves at the top of the company, with managing director Andrew Churchill (pictured) becoming executive chairman and engineering and sales director Mark Cooper being promoted to managing director. Current chairman James Churchill it to become president and retains a watching brief.

Says Andrew Churchill: “These changes signal a very exciting, next phase of our development. They will enable JJ Churchill to meet the growth challenges ahead and to give an absolute focus to gas turbines and aerospace. They will enable us to build on our existing strengths while developing new capabilities and greater capacity.”

Adds Cooper: “I am really pleased to play a part in this, the latest stage of the company’s evolution. Everyone within the business has a relentless focus to deliver, day-in day-out, for our customers. This reorganisation will develop and deepen expertise across the whole staff team.”