Silverstone Technology Cluster in good company

A new company – Silverstone Technology Cluster – has been formed to support the high-tech activity within a one hour radius of Silverstone Circuit.

Silverstone Park developer MEPC along with Barclays, EMW, Grant Thornton, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, Aylesbury Vale District Council and Cherwell District and South Northants Council have come together over the summer to agree a business plan and set up the membership-based, not-for-profit company.

Brackley companies TotalSim (computational fluid dynamics) and KW Special Projects (integration of new processes and technologies) will join STC as the first full members and will advise the Board from a high-growth company perspective.

Pim van Baarsen as its Chief Executive Officer. Pim is well known to those in motorsport, automotive and high-tech engineering for his previous work with the Motorsport Industry Association, renowned gearbox manufacturer Xtrac and Haymarket Exhibitions.

Silverstone Technology Cluster is the cluster of high-tech companies identified by the SQW report which was published in the summer. SQW is a respected economic and social development research firm whose findings first brought the ‘Cambridge Phenomenon’ to public attention.