September 9, 2016

Nile Henry

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Nile is the founder and CEO of The Blair Project which is a youth-led social enterprise that uses a powerful combination of motorsport and digital manufacturing to enthuse young people (aged 14-25) to pursue careers in the fast growth science, engineering, technology and digital sectors. 

We also help talented young drivers, mechanics and engineers reach the highest echelons in motorsports, by providing opportunities for them to participate in highly competitive racing to challenge the status quo in motorsport which is very elitist.

Since leaving college 4 and a half years ago with a Triple Distinction in BTEC Level 3 Software, Nile has demonstrated his great spirit of adventure. He spent 6 months travelling through America and Australasia before returning home to found The Blair Project.

The inspiration behind it, was Nile’s younger Blair who had been selling sweets and drinks at school to fund his own racing career. This is the story of a young David taking on the Goliaths of Motorsport to make the sport more inclusive, accessible and affordable for ordinary people.

Nile plans to develop the Blair Project to become the Vocational Training Provider of First Choice for the digital design and manufacturing sector, using the catalyst of MSTEM.

“No one person can create success on their own – It takes a winning team and helping hands.” – Nile Henry

One of the key focuses of the Blair Project is to incorporate an educational provision, using the activity of motorsports as a driver for engagement to inspire young people, supporting them through education, employment and training. The Blair Project intends to play an important role in catalysing the creation of an e-Motorsport hub in Wigan to promote Electric racing and R&D in low-carbon technologies for jobs and wealth creation.