Senior figures hail Silverstone Park as top industry event venue

Senior figures hail Silverstone Park as top industry event venue

14 December 2018

The Motorsport Industry Association and Niche Vehicle Network have both praised Silverstone Park as a host for top class industry events.

Three businesses on site – David Brown Automotive, Delta Motorsport and Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence – welcomed MIA delegates during a business networking morning.

The event was supported by legal firm Blaser Mills which is based inside the estate’s Innovation Centre.

MIA Chief Executive Chris Aylett said: “The event presented an excellent insight into the development plans of this iconic business park and it was a privilege to go behind-the-scenes of three superb performance engineering companies.

“I would like to offer my personal thanks to Roz Bird and the team at Silverstone Park – superb hosts!”

Meanwhile NVN held its members forum for a fourth consecutive year inside the Silverstone University Technology College.

In addition to networking sessions the event included start-up and SME businesses pitching their products and services to a sizeable audience inside three minutes.

NVN Programme Director Dr Viv Stephens commented: “As ever this was a fantastic forum for us – in fact it was our best ever.

“We were delighted by the variety of the pitches – a number from suppliers you might think are peripheral; people from the professional services and logistics who all add value to our manufacturing base.

“As an event, this one just gets better every year, we have a deep partnership now with Silverstone Park and we have no reason to consider another venue.”

The MIA’s and NVN’s visits came towards the end of a busy calendar of business networking events, conferences and forums to be held at Silverstone Park in 2018.

This has since been concluded by a two-day conference for the ECM Test Labs Association’s (ECMTLA) work groups, plus an exclusive private screening of new cinema tech movie General Magic.

Other organisations to use the estate – a premier location for high tech business activity and development – for hosting/events in 2018 have included: EEF (Manufacturers’ Association); Precision Engineering Business Network; Barclays; Bucks Business First/BTVLEP; Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT); Silverstone Technology Cluster; Motor Industry Public Affairs Association (MIPAA); Department for International Trade; EMC Tech Labs Association; Franklins LLP and MacIntyre Hudson.

Organisations interested in hosting their event at Silverstone Park should contact Marketing & Occupier Liaison Officer Ruth Williams: Tel 01327 856002 / Email rwilliams@silverstone-park.com