Warwick-based Impetus Automotive has donated £500 towards an engineering project at North Leamington School described as ‘absolutely breathtaking’ by MP Chris White.
The money, presented last Friday (December 6) by David Gorvett, CEO of Impetus Automotive at the consultancy’s offices in Tournament Court, will go towards the school’s entry in the national Formula One competition for schools.
Four Year 11 pupils from the school – Tom Bradford, team leader; Tom Govern, designer; Ryan McLaren, manufacturing engineer; and Harry Birch, testing engineer – accompanied by teacher Bob Hodge, pitched for the sponsorship as one of a number of qualifying activities for entry into the competition.
Their presentation to Chris White MP, David Gorvett and other members of Impetus Automotive’s senior management team, included slides on their design strategy, details of production as well as ideas for marketing and sponsorship.
Chris White, who worked in the industry prior to taking up a political career, told the four youngsters that engineering was in his DNA and that he was immensely proud to have been offered the opportunity at Impetus Automotive to see an outstanding presentation from a group of young engineers of the future.
He told them: “What I have seen today is university-level work of tremendous sophistication. It was absolutely breathtaking and I wish you the very best of luck with the competition.”
Mr White went on to tour Impetus Automotive’s office in Warwick. During his visit he was introduced to the research and customer engagement centre which was running a global study, some of the client-side trade-marketing team’s work and finally the IT development team demonstrated an industry leading sales support tool.