18 Jul Silverstone Technology Cluster appoints Julia Muir as their first female ambassador
We are pleased to announce that Julia Muir, CEO of Gaia Innovation has been appointed to Silverstone Technology Cluster as one of its first female ambassadors.
Detailed below is the press release sent out by Silverstone Park about the appointment.
Julia Muir and Cristiana Pace have been appointed to Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) as the first female ambassadors.
Julia is well known to the Silverstone Park and STC business communities.
Julia said: “I’m pleased to be asked to be a part of the STC – the cluster strikes me as a perfect incubator environment because people seem so positive towards new ideas. The fact it is already a network sits with our philosophy (Gaia Innovation and Automotive UK 30% Club) of building strong networks.”
“That doesn’t simply mean a post-16 pathway that puts them in education, training or employment but the one that’s actually right for their personality, skills or passion.”
Cristiana is a relatively new face to the STC membership. She has covered senior engineering and management positions in motorsport globally.
|Carl McKellar Silverstone Park Press Officer Tel: +44 (0)7786 138 905|
Roz BirdCommercial Director Tel: +44 (0)1327 856000
|Jon Silversides Carter Jonas Tel: +44 (0)1865 404458
Jamie Catherall DTRE Tel: +44 (0)20 3328 9097
About MEPC & Silverstone Park
MEPC has been a prominent name in UK commercial property for more than 70 years with an outstanding track record of responsible property management and development of large business estates.
It acquired a 999-year leasehold to develop land around the famous Silverstone Circuit in 2013 when it launched its plans for Silverstone Park.
Working with its partners in and around the Silverstone Technology Cluster (see below), MEPC’s ambition is to turn Silverstone Park into a global destination for engineering, innovation and business development.
Since MEPC took over management of Silverstone Park the number of companies on the estate has risen from 50 to more than 70 – each has been drawn by the profile raising address and the cluster of specialist skills and capabilities in the surrounding area.
To aid start-up businesses and SMEs operating in high-tech engineering it has also opened on site Britain’s only dedicated sub-contract inspection metrology facility in partnership with Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence (the world leader in the science of metrology).
Furthermore, in order to create a destination, MEPC is developing property options – ranging from 200 sq ft to large stand-alone buildings – whilst also creating a strong community of like-minded people and opportunities for business development. When completed this exciting project will effectively double the size of Silverstone as a venue.
About the Silverstone Technology Cluster
The Silverstone Technology Cluster is an area within approximately a one-hour drive time radius of Silverstone, identified in a well-documented report as being home to an industry cluster of 3,500 businesses with an exceptional pool of specialist skills in high-tech engineering. The report (published May 2016) was authored by SQW, the highly respected economic and social development research firm whose findings first brought the ‘Cambridge Phenomenon’ to public attention.
Swiftly the Silverstone Technology Cluster has received recognition and backing from the Government and also the business and finance communities. A new company, Silverstone Technology Cluster, was launched in December 2016 to raise awareness of the Cluster among potential investors so as to enable it to grow as an engine room of the UK economy.Its Board comprises Silverstone Park developer MEPC and Barclays which were both instrumental in commissioning the original SQW research and report, plus Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, EMW, Grant Thornton, Aylesbury Vale District Council and South Northamptonshire Council.
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