Northern Ireland

Why some business reality is badly needed on what Brexit means for firms in the North

Companies in Northern Ireland, including those in the €2.4 billion aerospace industry, are determined to make the new trading regime work but they face significant challenges

Ronan Callan, general manager of Exact Group: ‘Brexit has not been good for us at all. I can’t see any benefit to it so far.’ Picture: Barry Cronin

When Ronan Callan takes his seat on a plane, he looks at his surroundings very differently to the rest of us. As general manager of Exact Group, a large aerospace engineering firm based in Northern Ireland, he often finds himself looking at components made by his team.

From fold-out table trays to specialised components in the arm rest of every seat, Exact Group specialises in contract manufacturing of custom designed components and specialised parts for ...