20 November 2018
Simon Dowson and Nick Carpenter, founders of Silverstone Park based business Delta Motorsport, have been announced as two of Grant Thornton UK’s prestigious 100 Faces of a Vibrant Community for 2018/19.
The Faces programme celebrates individuals for their innovation, growth and purpose within diverse sectors and industries across the UK.
Grant Thornton is one of the world’s largest professional services networks of independent accounting and consulting member firms.
Since launching Delta as a start-up at the estate in 2005, Simon and Nick have developed their business into one of the UK’s leading names in hybrid and electrification vehicle technologies.
It now occupies 18,500 sq ft of accommodation at Silverstone Park where it employs 40 people and has also recently diversified into autonomous vehicle design.
Simon commented: “Nick and I are very proud to have been inducted into Grant Thornton’s 100 Faces of a Vibrant Community programme which highlights the need for business thought leadership.
“Similarly forward thinking, collaboration and networking which have helped us over the past 15 years to build Delta Motorsport from a small start-up to a company of 40 people.
“We look forward to working with Grant Thornton and our fellow Faces to have a positive influence on society.”
And added Nick: “This is a wonderful accolade for Delta Motorsport and reward for perseverance in business!
“Like many of the excellent individuals being inducted by Grant Thornton in 2018, Simon and I have had to overcome some tough hurdles to make Delta Motorsport a success – sometimes people don’t believe you can achieve your ambitions, but that should only strengthen your resolve!
“Every business owner has a tale to tell and if we can use examples of pursuing dreams to make a positive impact on communities and inspiring future generations then that can only be a good thing.”
Grant Thornton’s Mike Hughes who nominated Nick and Simon for the Faces campaign said: “Both Nick and Simon have demonstrated incredible innovation and a passion for their industry to build up a successful business.
“Their unique approach has put them at forefront of a very exciting sector and they continue to push the boundaries of what can be achieved. Their recognition as one of our Faces of a Vibrant Economy is well deserved.”
Silverstone Park Commercial Director Roz Bird also enthused: “We are delighted that Nick and Simon have been recognised as Faces of a Vibrant Economy in 2018. This is well deserved recognition for their achievements so far and importantly, the future potential of their business endeavours. A great example of a successful Silverstone Park and Silverstone Technology Custer company…”