What We Do

ProtoEV Challenge

We challenge schools and colleges to turn used petrol go-karts into high powered electric racing vehicles – and have FUN doing it.

ProtoEV EdTech

The application of video gaming technologies to teach STEM subjects in a way that engages young learners.


DigiFutures specialises in ‘makerspace’ activities to equip young people aged 11-18 with the latest in-demand digital manufacturing, design and engineering skills.


Specialist research, report writing and advisory services in Digital Manufacturing Technologies.
“No one person can create success on their own- It takes a winning team and helping hands.”

– Nile Henry, Chief Executive Officer

Turbo Charging Aspirations, Attainment And Achievement

The Blair Project is a youth-led social enterprise which uses a powerful combination of motorsport and digital manufacturing to enthuse young people aged 14+ to pursue careers in science, engineering, technology and digital sectors. We are providers of vocational and technical training in digital manufacturing technologies. We work with young people in a way that recognizes and builds on their strengths and potential, and boosts their educational achievement and attainment. We help them transition into a traineeship or apprenticeship as well as further/higher education.


3D Printing


Skills Training





Bridging The Skills Gap

ProtoEV aims to ensure that young people, and their parents and teachers have a full understanding of the numerous job and apprenticeship opportunities that need to be filled in the engineering and technology sectors.

New Recruits Needed Per Year

Shortfall Per Year

A Leader In The Industry

We are at the forefront of plans to create a new advanced manufacturing hub in the Manchester City Region to accelerate the adoption and deployment of Industry 4.0 technologies by manufacturing SMEs. Innovate UK funded the feasibility study.

The Team

Nile Henry

Nile Henry

Chief Executive Officer

STEM Ambassador

Inspirational founder and CEO – the young man with the vision!

Dr Marilyn Comrie OBE

Dr Marilyn Comrie OBE

Director Of Operations

STEM Ambassador

Marilyn is the director of business development ,with responsibility for PR and sponsorship . An award winning entrepreneur, Marilyn is a former BBC TV series producer and an accomplished media & strategic communications specialist.

Blair Henry

Blair Henry

Business Admin Apprentice

STEM Ambassador

From success on the track to assisting the CEO and the directors in managing all aspects of the business.

Anthony Mason

Anthony Mason


An award winning and highly skilled former BBC Producer/Director with extensive television and corporate credits spanning over two decades, across a range of programme genres from sports, documentaries, and factual to drama and corporates promos both for broadcast as well as the internet.


A team of KS4 students at Newbridge learning community recently participated in the Proto GP (Blair project), with amazing success. They were given a unique and ground breaking opportunity to participate in this highly engaging, motivating and cutting edge STEM initiative. As a result they were the first in the UK to pilot designing, making and trialling a Go-Kart using 3D printing techniques. The impact on their self-esteem, confidence and perseverance to complete tasks has been extremely positive. It has without doubt broadened their horizons in terms of future career prospects that they previously would not have considered possible. I cannot speak more highly of the Project and the team who run it and have no hesitation in recommending it as a brilliant scheme in reaching young people who may not have had the privileges that are afforded to others. Elaine Kurcharski


This project is proof positive that you can do anything you put your mind to. We have been watching Blair and his team up close for the last two years and backed by his tireless family team, this is a career for Blair which has much further to travel. We are very proud to be involved. Trevor Barton

Trustee, Trust In Leigh

Most of my teachers have already said that my grades have started going up since I started this project. They’ve started saying that I pay more attention in class and start actually helping others, because normally I would just sit back and relax, whereas now they’ve noticed a difference. I never imagined myself having a future, I just thought nothing of life, I didn’t have any ambitions, I didn’t have any goals, I had no purpose to be honest. But everything’s changed, I’m happier, I set myself goals and I want to achieve the most I can, the best I can and the quickest I can. Lewis

Student, Bedford High School

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Contact Us

If you would like to partner with us, work with us or would like to find out more, please email us.

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Manchester Technology Centre Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 7ED

(+44) 797 0871 727