UK: HOW SHORTS STOPPED PASSING THE BUCKS AND BUCKETS.

UK: HOW SHORTS STOPPED PASSING THE BUCKS AND BUCKETS. - Government-owned, it was a disaster; in private hands, the aerospace supplier is a pacesetter.

by Malcolm Brown.

Government-owned, it was a disaster; in private hands, the aerospace supplier is a pacesetter.

A few years ago showing visitors around the Short Brothers aerospace factory in Belfast required ingenuity. The skill, says Rona Fairhead, Shorts' vice president (marketing and strategy), lay in devising a route that avoided the buckets. The buckets were there to catch the water that poured down from the leaky roof.

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