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SEE ME BE ME: Abena Akuffo Kelly on her ADHD Lived Experience

Abena Akuffo-Kelly is a councillor, award-winning Equality and Diversity expert, Computer Science expert, neurodiversity advocate, trainer, author… An inspiring multihyphenate...

SEE ME BE ME: Wayne Bennett’s Top 10 Tech Takeaways

SEE ME BE ME: Wayne Bennett’s Top 10 Tech Takeaways Wayne Bennett is the founder of Made4Tech Global, and a specialist recruiter in the Tech, Business Change, and Transformation...

SEE ME BE ME: Sabrina Chevannes on Mindset and Self-Improvement

SEE ME BE ME: Sabrina Chevannes on Mindset and Self-Improvement Sabrina Chevannes is the founder of N0BS, a members club for entrepreneurs who want to be surrounded by other...
SEE ME BE ME: Harold Brako’s Lessons on Life and Law

SEE ME BE ME: Harold Brako’s Lessons on Life and Law

Harold Brako: lessons in life and law Harold Brako is a Finance Litigation and Disputes Partner at Addleshaw Goddard, an international law firm. As well as heading up their Manchester office, Harold works closely with clients in Africa and the Middle East, and is...

Bulletin: The Blair Project appoint Technical Training Manager

Bulletin: The Blair Project appoint Technical Training Manager

The Blair Project appoint Technical Training Manager We’re very proud and excited to welcome to the team our new Technical Training Manager, Stephen Stott. Stephen has joined us to lead our Hydrogen Skills Training activities as we accelerate towards rollout, and...

SEE ME BE ME: Dr Abigail Otchere on Sisterhood in STEM!

SEE ME BE ME: Dr Abigail Otchere on Sisterhood in STEM!

SEE ME BE ME: Dr Abigail Otchere on Sisterhood in STEM Dr Abigail Otchere is a medical writer and co-founder of SiSTEM alongside her sister Donna. SiSTEM is a network for women in science to connect with one another and celebrate each other, as well as providing...

SEE ME BE ME: Reianna Shakil talks inclusivity and ADHD

SEE ME BE ME: Reianna Shakil talks inclusivity and ADHD

SEE ME BE ME: Reianna Shakil talks inclusivity and ADHD Reianna Shakil is a product designer, innovator, and founder of Studio ZRX. She’s passionate about the circular economy and doing product with purpose, as well as being a role model for women like herself. See Me...

SEE ME BE ME: Shaun Pascal on the importance of Black Voices

SEE ME BE ME: Shaun Pascal on the importance of Black Voices

Shaun Pascal on the importance of Black voices. Shaun Pascal is the founder of Black Wall St Media, an organisation and online newspaper platforming stories by and for Black people across the globe. They work with writers, creatives, change-makers, and thinkers to...

SEE ME BE ME: Alex Ayin on Mental Health in Business

SEE ME BE ME: Alex Ayin on Mental Health in Business

Alex Ayin on conquering anxiety! Alex Ayin is the Marketing Director at Wiser, one of the largest employer branding and early talent agencies in Europe. He's worked at Social Chain, and is a marketing mastermind helping businesses to grow rapidly, ramp up their...

SEE ME BE ME: Dr Elsa Zekeng on representation in research!

SEE ME BE ME: Dr Elsa Zekeng on representation in research!

Dr Elsa Zekeng on representation in research! Dr Elsa Zekeng is a scientist and entrepreneur, with a Ph.D. in infectious disease. She is also the founder of SökerData, a startup with a vision to increase diversity in clinical trials.   See Me Be Me is a podcast...

SEE ME BE ME | Calum Nicholas: black representation in F1!

SEE ME BE ME | Calum Nicholas: black representation in F1!

SEE ME BE ME | Calum Nicholas Guest Blog: black representation in F1!   Calum is a Senior PU Assembly Technician at Red Bull Racing, responsible for the build and service of all the race and test installations - ancillary systems, cooling systems, pipe work,...

Trailblazing Social Enterprise Among Innovation Big Winners!

Trailblazing Social Enterprise Among Innovation Big Winners!

e-Motorsport STEM education provider, The Blair Project is one of TEN Greater Manchester projects awarded millions of pounds in funding after being selected to become part of the city-region’s Innovation Accelerator programme. The pioneering, Black-led social...

The Blair Project moves up a gear with Team Sport partnership

The Blair Project moves up a gear with Team Sport partnership

The Blair Project moves up a gear with Team Sport partnership The youth-led social enterprise has partnered with indoor karting company, Team Sport, to boost its ProtoEV STEM Challenge. The Blair Project, which uses motorsport as a vehicle to engage young people from...

SEEKING TEAMS FOR THE ULTIMATE MOTORSPORT STEM COMPETITION!

SEEKING TEAMS FOR THE ULTIMATE MOTORSPORT STEM COMPETITION!

  The Blair Project, a Manchester-based provider of STEM education for young people and adults, is seeking secondary schools, colleges and youth clubs across Greater Manchester to register for its upcoming ProtoEV STEM Challenge. Set to launch in January 2023,...

The Blair Project moves up a gear with TeamSport partnership

The Blair Project moves up a gear with TeamSport partnership

The Blair Project, which uses motorsport as a vehicle to engage young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in STEM and the green technology revolution, has partnered with the UK’s leading indoor karting company to enable it to roll out the ProtoEV Challenge further across the UK.

Coronavirus and ProtoEV STEM Challenge

Coronavirus and ProtoEV STEM Challenge

The Blair Project will continue to closely monitor government advice around events and public gatherings and will publish additional updates when further advice pertinent to motorsport is provided.

Special Mission to New York to Stem the Tide of Inequalities

Special Mission to New York to Stem the Tide of Inequalities

Motorsport education providers, The Blair Project based in Manchester UK, are leading a fact-finding mission to New York this January (20—26) to learn about the extraordinary impact a youth development charity in Harlem is having on the lives of disadvantaged youth...

STEM PARTNERSHIP LAUNCH AT CLEAN ENERGY SKILLS SUMMIT

STEM PARTNERSHIP LAUNCH AT CLEAN ENERGY SKILLS SUMMIT

A trailblazing STEM partnership to develop the hydrogen energy future workforce that the North West economy needs will be unveiled at Manchester’s first ever Clean Energy Skills Summit. The summit, taking place on Friday 6th Sep at the Business School at Manchester...

PROF JOHN PERKINS CBE APPOINTED AS STRATEGIC ADVISER

PROF JOHN PERKINS CBE APPOINTED AS STRATEGIC ADVISER

The Blair Project is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof John Perkins as a strategic adviser as we seek to grow and develop our exciting ProtoEV Electric Go Kart STEM Programme nationally so more young people will choose to pursue careers as innovators,...

Growing The Industry 4.0 Capability of SMEs Report Launch

Growing The Industry 4.0 Capability of SMEs Report Launch

A £15m advanced manufacturing demonstrator should be set up at the University of Salford as part of a technology innovation plan for Greater Manchester. That is the conclusion of a new report commissioned by Innovate UK and written by Dr Marilyn Comrie OBE, director...

Kart Theft Donation Saves The Day

Kart Theft Donation Saves The Day

The quick generosity of an Eccles-based Engineering group and The University of Salford have saved the day for a group of school pupils following the theft of their self-built electric go-kart. Within hours of a crowdfunding campaign being set up to raise...

TECH FOR GOOD START-UP CROWDFUNDING AFTER BURGLARY

TECH FOR GOOD START-UP CROWDFUNDING AFTER BURGLARY

The Blair Project is hoping to raise £4,000 after an electric go-kart built by students as part of a STEM competition was stolen A Manchester-based tech for good start-up has launched a crowdfunding campaign after an electric go-kart built by students as...

ProtoEV Kart Challenge Press Release

ProtoEV Kart Challenge Press Release

The first schools competition to convert petrol go karts into electric ones will be piloted this summer with six teams from Bolton, Wigan and Lancashire taking part. The ProtoEV Challenge is the brainchild of Manchester based tech education specialists The...

Indy Electric Racing Comes To Wigan

Indy Electric Racing Comes To Wigan

Indy style competitive electric go kart racing for schools and colleges is coming to Wigan – thanks to a local tech training provider, The Blair Project! Developed in the home of the Indy 500 in the USA, the evGrand Prix aims to educate a new generation of highly...

Star Pupil Gets Trip Of a Lifetime to Indianapolis

Star Pupil Gets Trip Of a Lifetime to Indianapolis

A budding design engineer pupil from Hindley will be jetting off this Sunday 14th May to the Racing Capital of the World to take part in the biggest international electric kart racing championship for high schools. Over 700 students from 4 x countries will be...

Wanted: Ex Services To Train As Digital Trainers For Young People

Wanted: Ex Services To Train As Digital Trainers For Young People

The Blair Project are currently seeking to recruit 20 x ex-services and/or their families to train as digital trainers for young people. Successful participants will progress onto paid employment opportunities on the ProtoGP Schools Kart Challenge and Digi Futures...

Kickstarting Young Digital Entrepreneurs

Kickstarting Young Digital Entrepreneurs

A social enterprise is helping young people in Leigh to become digital entrepreneurs through designing and 3D printing products for sale. The budding manufacturers attended the Summer MakerSpace Camp at Leigh Hackspace throughout the month of August, which was run by...

STEM EDUCATION PROGRAMME GETS THE ROYAL SEAL OF APPROVAL

STEM EDUCATION PROGRAMME GETS THE ROYAL SEAL OF APPROVAL

A STEM education programme which uses motorsport to enthuse and inspire pupils to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and digital industries has been given the Royal seal of approval by Prince Harry during his recent visit to Wigan. It was Prince...

Prince Harry Backs STEM Skills in Wigan

Prince Harry Backs STEM Skills in Wigan

On Tuesday 5th July Prince Harry paid a visit to Three Sisters Racing Circuit in Wigan to see for himself how a schools motorsport initiative called The Blair Project is developing STEM skills by bringing together product design, 3D printing and go-karting. He spent...

Wigan Youth Set To Lead 3D Printing Race

Wigan Youth Set To Lead 3D Printing Race

School children in Wigan & Leigh with special learning needs, will become the first in the country to computer design and build their own race karts using new 3D printing and digital manufacturing technologies to boost their career prospects. This pioneering...

The UK’s first 3D Printed Karts To Be Made By Pupils in Wigan

The UK’s first 3D Printed Karts To Be Made By Pupils in Wigan

School children in Wigan will be the first in the country to computer design and build their own race karts using new 3D printing and digital manufacturing technologies thanks to a grant award from the Big Lottery’s Awards For All Fund. The Blair Project has been...

FORMULA GIRL SHORTLISTED FOR 2015 VENTUREFEST BEST NEW BRAND

FORMULA GIRL SHORTLISTED FOR 2015 VENTUREFEST BEST NEW BRAND

As London Fashion Week begins, a game-changing sports fashion brand, Formula Girl has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2015 Venturefest Best New Brand competition, which will be held at Lancashire Cricket Club in Manchester on Tuesday 22nd September. The winner...

BBC Get Inspired Official Partner

The Blair Project has been approved as an official partner of BBC Get Inspired - BBC Sports nationwide initiative to inspire the public to try new sports and activities. As partners, all our events and activities will now be promoted to the millions of BBC audiences....

Girls In Motorsports Gets A Major Boost

The race is on to attract girls to the male-dominated world of motor sport by joining a karting club in Ellesmere Port. Three karts, race suits and helmets have been bought for use by disadvantaged girls at Hooton Circuit Club following a grant of £10,000 from...

GIRLS SUMMER KARTING CAMP PRESS RELEASE

A new initiative to encourage more young women to take up karting will get underway this summer at Hooton Park Kart Circuit, home of the Cheshire Kart Racing Club. Starting in July, the Girls in Motorsport programme will give 50 x young women aged 14-25 years the...

Approved Partners of This Girl Can

The Blair Project is delighted to be an approved partner of Sport England’s This Girl Can Campaign, which seeks to get more women and girls active, regardless of size, shape or ability. Sport England’s research showed there was a huge difference in the number of men...

GIRLS IN MOTORSPORTS PROJECT

Are you a young, female, aged 14-25 years-old living in Cheshire and would like to try a new sport like karting this summer in a friendly club setting? If so, our Girls in Motorsport programme at Hooton Park Kart Circuit in Ellesmere Port is for you! We’re offering...

Sotherby’s Auction Of F1 Car Designs for The Blair Project

There will be an auction of car designs at Sotherby’s of F1 Veteran and former technical boss of Williams, Ferrari and Lotus, Enrique Scalabroni concept designs. The money raised will go towards The Blair Project to purchase new vehicles and IT & camera equipment....

AWARD WINNING PRODUCER JOINS THE BLAIR PROJECT

AWARD WINNING PRODUCER JOINS THE BLAIR PROJECT

An award winning TV Producer/director, Tony Mason has joined the Blair Project as director of Digital media & Content with key responsibility for developing ‘must see TV’ programming on The Blair Project’s YouTube Channel. Over the past two decades, Tony has...