Pearson Engineering announces Ian Bell as Group Chief Executive Officer

March 27, 2024

Masthead - Pearson Engineering - Ian Bell joins as Group Chief Executive Office

Ian Bell has been appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of Pearson Engineering Limited and daughter company Responsive Engineering Limited as Craig Priday steps down as Managing Director of Pearson Engineering Limited after 10 years in the role. Craig’s tenure ends on 2nd April after having led Pearson Engineering’s transition from a family-owned business to a strategic asset for the UK, with contracts spanning major armoured vehicle programmes of the UK MOD and international allies. “I am extremely proud to have …

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£5m investment readies apprentices at Armstrong Works for future growth

March 11, 2024

The installation of a new 800 tonne press brake at Armstrong Works marks the first delivery in a series of investments that will ready Responsive Engineering and its parent company Pearson Engineering, for future growth. Responsive Engineering is a contract manufacturer that supplies to household names in the transport and renewables sectors, as well as to parent company, Pearson Engineering. Pearson Engineering, is a well-known brand across defence, providing lifesaving equipment to global armed forces that defeats explosives and moves …

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Case Study: From Apprentice to Fully Qualified Welder Fabricator

February 7, 2024

Apprenticeships at Responsive Engineering

National Apprenticeship Week aims to raise awareness of the benefits, values and opportunities that apprenticeships can offer. To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2024, we interviewed a former apprentice on his journey to become a fully qualified Welder Fabricator at Responsive Engineering. Which apprenticeship programme did you join at Responsive Engineering? I joined the Responsive Engineering team as an apprentice Welder Fabricator in the summer of 2019. I was interested in this programme as my cousin worked at Armstrong Works and …

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Spreading Festive Cheer with Save The Children

December 19, 2023

Responsive Engineering Christmas for Save The Children

Throughout December, we have arranged a number of internal fundraising activities to support Save The Children.  We have raised £450 so far… When it comes to fundraising activities for charities that we care about, all of our Responsive Engineering teams come together. From a cake sale, which shows who the real bakers are, to Christmas Jumper Day, exposing who will go the extra mile to win a competition, our colleagues go above and beyond to participate. We also got together …

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Senior MoD Stakeholders Visit Responsive Engineering at Armstrong Works

August 25, 2023

Senior MoD stakeholders visit Responsive Engineering at Armstrong Works

We were proud to provide a tour to Lieutenant General Sir Ralph Wooddisse, Commander Field Army, and to Director Land Equipment, Chris Bushell, last week as part of a visit to Armstrong Works. Project teams including apprentices and experienced personnel had the opportunity to meet with the General to learn first-hand how their work contributes directly to the British Army’s readiness, and our national security. Working in partnership with Pearson Engineering Ltd, we are delivering manufactured components for a broad range …

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Investments at Armstrong Works boost manufacturing capability and support future opportunities

July 13, 2023

The North East’s industrial capacity has received a significant boost with a host of investments at Armstrong Works announced by our parent company, Pearson Engineering. In a show of confidence in future programmes, Responsive Engineering’s manufacturing potential will be boosted by a new press brake, with a maximum bending force of 800 tonnes. The investment enhances our already proven armour manufacturing capability, allowing heavy armour plate to be shaped and formed without the need for welding.  This retains the blast …

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New Managing Director at Responsive Engineering breathes new life into historic manufacturing site

September 21, 2022

Rachel Mansfield has joined Responsive Engineering as Managing Director in a role which will define a new chapter for the company. Rachel has worked in an around the Oil and Gas industry and brings with her extensive experience as a Chartered Engineer as well as a wealth of expertise from senior positions with Johnson Matthey and Tracerco covering global operations, QHSE, product development and innovation. Responsive Engineering’s position in the market is set to evolve under Rachel’s leadership with the …

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Challenger 3 contract for British Army prompts new job opportunities

April 1, 2022

A host of recent contract wins by our sister company, Pearson Engineering, has prompted the requirement to expand our team. There has never been a more exciting time to be a Manufacturing Engineer at Responsive Engineering with opportunities to contribute to UK armoured vehicle programmes. Working with the latest technologies, processes and capabilities, the successful candidate will deliver on key programmes such as our Challenger 3 turret manufacturing project which was recently announced by the Minister for Defence Procurement, Jeremy …

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Recent German welding accreditation broadens Responsive Engineering’s range of high quality manufacturing capabilities

October 13, 2021

DIN 2303 Q3

Responsive Engineering has been successfully accredited to the German Military Standard DIN 2303 Q3, joining only two others in the UK. The accreditation builds on the company’s existing capabilities which span robotic welding, fabrication of complex and high integrity assemblies, and large scale machining. Provided by the German Defence Technology Agency, the standard meets the particular specifications often found in requirements for military products including Armoured Vehicles. The achievement comes after a coordinated effort involving training, development and mechanical testing, …

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Responsive Engineering to Launch New Corporate Video at DSEI

September 13, 2021

Responsive Engineering will Exhibiting at DSEI this year at the Excel Centre in London from 14th to the 17th  September 2021. Our new corporate video will be available to view on stand where we would be delighted to discuss how Responsive Engineering could help you with your defence manufacture requirements and showcase our fantastic facility. Alternatively, our video is now available on our website. DSEI is the world’s leading defence and security event and this year is expected to host over …

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