Expert Advisor to MEPC High Performance Technology and Motorsport Cluster Study


MEPC

Commercial

SQW;

Dr Tim Angus, Visiting Fellow, Centre for Business in Society, Coventry University

Dr Nick Henry, Co-Director, Centre for Business in Society, Coventry University

A group of sponsors led by MEPC - Barclays Bank, PwC, Motorsport Industry Association (MIA), South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP), Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP), Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTV LEP), Buckinghamshire County Council, Northamptonshire County Council, Aylesbury Vale District Council, Cherwell District Council and South Northamptonshire Council - commissioned SQW to investigate the high performance technology and motorsport (HPTM) cluster across the geography “within about 30 minutes” of Silverstone. Given Nick Henry’s long-run expertise in the sector and area he acted as an Expert Advisor to the study which aims to provide guidance on future economic development and inward investment policy.

The project supports the evidence base for economic development strategy both at national level and amongst the local authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships that make up the heart of the UK motorsport cluster. See, for example,

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ahead-of-the-curve;

http://www.semlep.com/resources/uploads/HPT_brochure_final.pdf.  

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