Supersonic car is the star of business event

The full-scale replica of the Bloodhound SSC. EMN-140919-180046001
The full-scale replica of the Bloodhound SSC. EMN-140919-180046001

Manufacturers and engineers will be able come close to the car destined to be the fastest thing on four wheels at a conference in Sleaford.

Bloodhound SSC, a supersonic jet and rocket-powered car, is an engineering and educational project led by land speed record-chaser Richard Noble. The aim is for the car to break the world land speed record in 2015 and exceed 1,000mph in 2016.

Manufacturing Conference Lincolnshire 2014 will take place on Friday, October 10 at SHD Composites, in Sleaford Enterprise Park, official sponsors of Bloodhound SSC. As part of the event, a full-scale replica of the car will be on show.

Organised and co-hosted by NatWest and Lincolnshire County Council, the event will tell manufacturing businesses about the help and support that is available and allow them to share best practice.

The keynote speaker at the conference will be Tony Parraman, head of sponsor liaison with the Bloodhound SSC team, who will talk about the technical and logistical challenges which the project has had to overcome.

Delegates will also hear from Neil Corner, who was made managing director of Siemens in Lincoln last week.

In addition, the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership will be updating visitors on the progress of its Manufacturing Sector Plan and will give manufacturing businesses the opportunity to air their views.

“The manufacturing sector in Greater Lincolnshire employs approximately 39,000 people and is worth £1.8 billion per year to our economy,” said David Dexter, deputy chairman of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership. “It’s one of our key priority sectors. Manufacturing is all about creation – and that’s exactly what we want to do in Greater Lincolnshire.”

The event runs from 8.30am until 1.30pm.

To book your place at the conference, email: or call 01522 550590.