Our CEO – Richard Whitehead – has recently done a talk at Carlisle College to inspire its next generation of young and budding electronic and engineering students.
Invited by the colleges Principal, Grant Glendinning, Richard was joined by Hyperdrive Innovation’s CEO, Chris Pennison and the founding partner of Hamilton Capital Partners, Andrew Lapping. All known for their success in the field, the three motivational speakers provided the students – currently studying for their HND’s – first hand experience on their experience in the industry, along with career advice.
With Hindley Circuits only two years old and growing at an impressive rate to now employ just under 50 staff with the first year’s turnover standing at £2.3m, Richard shared Hindley’s story with the students – from where it began through to where the company currently stands – to inspire them with the success that has been generated from a local company.
Pipped to be the next big company to watch, Hyperdrive delivers innovative solutions for electric vehicles and battery energy storage systems. Chris, also on the board at Hindley, discussed the innovation that is driving Hyperdrive forward as well as his own personal experience that has led him to be at the forefront of one of the UK’s leading technology companies.
Being on the board at Hindley and as Non-executive Chairman at Hyperdrive, Andrew shared with the students his experience and his involvement with both companies and how he has helped to significantly propel a number of engineering and manufacturing businesses throughout the UK.
We are delighted that Richard, Chris and Andrew have been given the opportunity to speak at such an event and we do hope that the students were inspired to take their next steps on to a career ladder in a very fast pace, yet rewarding industry.