International audience as Cluster outlines automotive & high-tech capabilities
30 October 2017
The Department for International Trade has described the Silverstone Technology Cluster’s capabilities as “extensive” after its automotive delegates were given an insight into latest developments across the high-tech region.
The delegates, from the DIT’s embassy network, visited Silverstone Park where they received presentations about the Cluster from:
- Pim van Baarsen, CEO, STC
- Nick Carpenter, Director, Delta Motorsport
- Rob Lewis, MD, TotalSim Ltd
- Kieron Salter, MD, KW Special Projects Ltd
- Roz Bird, Commercial Director, Silverstone Park
- Kevin Morris, Business Development Manager, RML Group
- Minesh Shah, MD, IIOT
- Richard Wiggins, Founder, Pixel Creations Ltd
Countries represented by the delegates covered three continents including: China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, Poland, South Korea and USA…
Lawrence Davies OBE, Chairman of the DIT’s Automotive Investment Organisation, commented: “Thank you to Silverstone Park and the Silverstone Technology Cluster for hosting the Department for International Trade’s automotive delegates from our embassy network.
“The delegates found it really useful to hear from and engage with some of the cutting edge companies and thinkers in the cluster.
“They have given them a great picture of the exciting developments and extensive capabilities that make up the Silverstone Technology Cluster and food for thought when engaging with companies both in terms of investment and exports.
“Thank you to all involved for such an open and interesting visit.”
Attending with the delegates was the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership which also arranged visits to other key locations within the Cluster including Cranfield University, Transport Systems Catapult in Milton Keynes and automotive training ground Millbrook.
SEMLEP Business Development Manager Jon Rawcliffe said: “This was about ensuring the delegates visited a number of key assets in the region and the feedback was they were blown away by what they heard during the Silverstone Technology Cluster presentations.
“The tour was a really good way of showcasing the expertise and capabilities and selling that message internationally so as to enable the region to prosper.”