Retirement beckons after 42 years at EDM


A senior project manager who has worked on assignments from fighter jets and luxury cars to interactive exhibits at children’s museums is retiring after nearly 42 years at Manchester-based engineering and manufacturing company EDM.

Neil Bottomley, 64, joined EDM as a pattern maker in May 1982 after serving a three-year apprenticeship at J.J. Harvey in Denton, Greater Manchester.

He progressed through the company’s ranks working on subsea, rail, automotive, marine, museum and defence projects which took him around the world.

Tony Bermingham, managing director of EDM, said: “Neil has been a loyal, dedicated and hard-working employee of the company for the last 42 years. It’s been a pleasure working alongside him for 28 of those years since I joined the business, and all the directors and employees wish him a long, healthy and happy retirement.”

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