Awards are nice. And when it’s your peers adding one to your collection you can feel confident you must be doing something right. It’s easily seen why Brian Palmer gets the acclaim. The company of which he’s chief executive seems to press all the right buttons advocated for manufacturing success these days.
Brian Palmer’s development of Tharsus Group – from its roots in metal bashing to specialism in Original Equipment Design and Manufacture (OEDM) now – also illustrates how the presence in the North East of a world leader like Nissan can rekindle the region’s entrepreneurial spirit. One of the first graduate trainee engineers that Nissan took on at Sunderland, Palmer has since grown Tharsus, in the 16 years since his management buy-in there, to a business of 150 people in four places, exporting 40% of output and carrying big names on its client list……..more