FBHVC announces new finance partner

Cambridge & Counties Bank have announced they are to become official ‘finance partner’ to the Federation of Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC).

The partnership will see the bank support the FBHVC’s Heritage Engineering apprenticeship scheme, held at the Heritage Skills Academy at Bicester Heritage.

The Heritage Skills Academy brings together experts from across the restoration industry who are committed to teaching the skills required to preserve and restore pre and post-war engineering heritage. The course covers a range of sectors, including classic motor vehicles, aviation, marine and steam. The focus is on students aged between 16 and 18 years of age.

Cambridge & Counties Bank will be supporting the FBHVC’s Heritage Skills Academy by providing a £10,000 bursary. The money will be made available via an application process to help with travel and accommodation.

Cambridge & Counties Bank will also be designing and delivering the business modules within the curriculum as well. Managers and key subject experts from within the bank will be passing on training to ensure the apprentices are fully equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to run a business and manage finances.

David Whale, chairman of the FBHVC said ahead of the launch, ‘Having Cambridge & Counties Bank as our finance partner will help the federation in its work to champion the cause of transport heritage in the UK. The bank’s approach to supporting our students through a balance of commercial assistance and the offer of training and apprenticeships reflects their obvious commitment to supporting the classic car sector and the thousands of skilled jobs it creates.’