21 August 2017

Brooklands Museum joins Business South in the Year of the Champion

Brooklands Museum has joined Business South as a new Champion

Business South was established in 2007 to be the independent representative of businesses in the South of England. The vision was to unite businesses, gain strength from this collaboration, and make a difference to both individual organisations and the wider economy.

In the last decade, countless business connections have been made and 85 per cent of Champions are making connections and doing business as a result of being a Champion.

Beyond making connections between individual businesses, the Champion’s programme and the strength that such an influential group of organisations represents, has achieved a huge amount for the region. Together, the Champions have promoted the area, demonstrated the importance of their sectors, provided invaluable thought leadership, influenced policies and investment decisions and delivered on a range of projects.

Brooklands Museum is an independent heritage attraction and Registered Charity on the site of the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit and where over 18,600 aircraft were built or assembled and first flown - the Birthplace of British motorsport and aviation and Home of Concorde. Currently attracting around 185,000 visitors pa, the Museum holds a variety of weekend events and has a thriving corporate and private hospitality business. 

'Business South is delighted to welcome Brooklands Museum as a Business South Champion”, says Andy Swift, Area Director at Business South.

Brooklands Museum is already an incredible place to visit and with substantial new Heritage Lottery funding is set to become a truly inspiring visitor attraction for the region. We look forward to working with the museum as they promote the benefits of the project to the local and regional business community’

Allan Winn, CEO and Director at Brooklands Museum Trust says “We are at an interesting stage in our 26 year history as later this year we are due to complete our £8.1M Heritage Lottery-funded Brooklands Aircraft Factory and Race Track Revival Project, which will include stunning new displays and enable us to expand our provision of STEM learning to schools and colleges.’

“We look forward to developing links and working with other Business South Champions to reinforce the region’s proud and deserved reputation for technological advance and achievement – as exemplified by our great industrial and sporting forebears at Brooklands.”

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