Commemorative tree “will help us remember the good times”
15 November 2021
A special ceremony has been held and a tree planted in memory of Nick Carpenter, co-founder of Silverstone Park business Delta.
Nick passed away in December last year – shortly before the business he helped grow with Simon Dowson was acquired by Cosworth.
Since locating to Silverstone Park in 2007, Nick and Simon grew Delta into one of the UK’s most respected names in the development of high-powered battery systems.
Now under the Delta-Cosworth name, it occupies three premises on site and employs 45 staff, including many highly qualified engineers. The business is involved in innovative low-carbon projects in automotive, aviation, defence, marine and motorsport.
Colleagues from Delta and other businesses at Silverstone Park attended the tree planting adjacent to Delta’s HQ building. They were joined by representatives of estate developer MEPC, which helped arrange the ceremony.
Nick’s wife Caroline reflected: “It was lovely to be invited to the planting of the tree in Nick’s memory.
“Nick’s connection with Silverstone began in his teenage years, when he travelled up from London with friends to watch various Grands Prix. Little did we know then that it would become a very significant place for him in other ways, being the home of Delta Motorsport, in various locations, as the business grew and flourished.
“He really did spend many, many hours on site, working hard, watching ideas come to fruition and occasionally relaxing and enjoying himself at events; it is very fitting that there is a permanent reminder of his presence there.
“I am very grateful that such a lovely tribute has been made, and that I got a chance to spend some time talking with people who worked closely with Nick and were inspired by his passion for great engineering.”
Simon Dowson, who co-founded Delta with Nick, said: “It is very thoughtful of MEPC to commemorate Nick’s life in this way; it gives us a place we can tip our hat and remember the good times we all had together.”