Feb.27 (Press Release) Williams F1 CEO, Alex Burns, was named a “Make it in Great Britain” Industry Champion in an address at the Government’s Manufacturing Summit at the Bristol and Bath Science Park last week (Thursday 23rd February).
He joins 29 other Industry Champions who are leaders in their fields across a variety of sectors within manufacturing, and who have signed up to lend their support to the campaign, which was launched by Business Secretary Vince Cable and Business Minister Mark Prisk last November. Make it in Great Britain aims to transform the image of UK manufacturing and encourage young people to consider a career in the industry.
On his appointment, Alex Burns, CEO of Williams F1, commented, “I am delighted to be an Industry Champion for the Make it in Great Britain campaign. I am looking forward to informing the public about the great work that is being done in motorsport, which is a vibrant part of the British manufacturing industry, and how at Williams we are developing exciting new technologies for racing and then adapting these for other uses, particularly in energy efficiency and road safety. I hope that the campaign inspires many young people to consider the many exciting career options available in manufacturing.”