Engineering Brighter futures using motorsport stem & digital technologies

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Go to MOTORSPORT

MOTORSPORT

We use motorsport as a tool to raise career aspirations, develop technical skills and promote health well-being & greater community cohesion.

Go to MAKERSHED

MAKERSHED

Our MakerShed is a place of skills-sharing and informal learning, where people of all ages and abilities can try their hand at making things, and master new creative skills in a safe, friendly and supportive environment.

Go to DIGIFUTURES

DIGIFUTURES

Developing home grown tech talent with 21st century skills to tackle skill shortages.

Go to MADE IN WIGAN

MADE IN WIGAN

Grassroots economic regeneration through making and buying local.

“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 disaffected young people (aged 14-25) to pursue careers in the fast growth science, engineering, technology and digital sectors. We believe that every child matters! We are providers of vocational and technical training in digital technologies and manufacturing which makes young people want to learn. We like to work with them in a way that recognizes and builds on their strengths and potential, and boosts their educational achievement and attainment. We nurture and grow their confidence, aspirations and ambition to generate hi-tech results and help them transition onto a traineeship or apprenticeship as well as further/higher education.

THE TEAM

NILE HENRY

Chief Executive Officer
STEM Ambassador
Inspirational founder and CEO – the young man with the vision!

MARILYN COMRIE OBE

Business Development Director
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

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

Stephen Conley

Director
Former head of retail investments at HSBC, and MD of wealth management company, The Academy of Life Planning, Steve specialises in building and launching successful multi-million pound businesses and helping them to become market leaders.

Tony Mason

Director
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.

Bradley Williams

Design Engineer Apprentice
Our hugely talented work placement trainee who has a passion for automotive and motorsport engineering

Steve Cox

Technical Consultant
A former automotive engineer for Jaguar and Land Rover, Steve designed, developed and tested vehicles to their limits. He is expert in bringing vehicles from the stylist’s pen and early concept stage right the way through to volume production. This is now combined with 3D printing.

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