Government Minister Greg Clark said there was a ‘buzz about business’ after visiting the Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC) at the Hampshire town’s air show.
The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy spoke to members of the consortium including Barnbrook Systems, the Fareham-based family-owned manufacturing firm.
He said: “For me to see the exhibition hall so full is gratifying.
“Businesses are driving forward opportunities in the aerospace sector including Farnborough Aerospace Consortium and its members.”
Mr Clark spoke to Tony Barnett, managing director of Barnbrook Systems and a director of FAC.
Tony said: “I spoke to several ministers about the importance of the sector and the need for optimism.
“As Brexit approaches we are seeing a great deal of interest in FAC members from countries right around the world.
“Our entrepreneurs and innovators lead the world and will create jobs and wealth if given clarity and confidence.
“By being a member of FAC, businesses have an ideal platform from which to launch their products and services globally.”
Farnborough International Air Show was opened by the Prime Minister Theresa May who earlier had promised extra investment for the aerospace industry.