28/02/12 Category: General
Set in the heart of London the Department of Business Innovation & Skills is a government department tasked with promoting and assisting British Business to achieve sustainable growth.
BIS has approached the MIA (Motorsport Industry Association) to organise an exhibition called 'Britain's Motorsport Industry – The Business of Winning' that highlights the motorsport industry's multi-billion pound contribution to the UK economy. BIS are promoting a series of showcases highlighting 'UK Manufacturing Excellence'.
Exhibits include submissions from all parts of the motorsport industry including Williams F1, Lola, Cosworth, Quentor, Drayson Racing, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1, Alcon, Goodridge, Capricorn Automotive Ltd and Xtrac.
Derek Perry – Sales & Marketing Manager was in attendance when two government Ministers visited the exhibition, Ed Vaizey – Minister for Culture, Communications & the Creative Industries and Mark Prisk – Business Minister. Both Ministers were very interested to see the diversified range of products that Quentor designs and manufactures in the UK for the motorsport industry.
Business Minister Mark Prisk said: "Worth £6 billion per year to the UK economy – £3.6 billion of which are exports – our motorsport industry is leading the way in developing high performance engineering technologies that have benefits not only for motorsport but for the automotive, defence, aerospace and marine industries too, both here in the UK and across the globe.
"Its engineering and innovation excellence such as this that has helped create our country's robust manufacturing base, which the Government has placed at the centre of its Growth Programme.
"This exhibition will also help to challenge perceptions of manufacturing, which is the aim of our Make it in Great Britain campaign – demonstrating that manufacturing is still alive and well in this country and offers fantastic career prospects."
The exhibition runs from Monday 20th February 2012 to Thursday 1st March 2012 inclusive