Bloodhound to open doors for manufacturers

Posted on 29 Jul 2014 by The Manufacturer

Manufacturing firms are being given the chance to see the latest developments of the project which will attempt to break the World Land Speed Record of 1,000mph.

Bloodhound SSC, alongside accountancy firm Chantrey Vellacott, will host the introduction to Bloodhound SSC and Research and Development tax relief event in September at its technical centre in Bristol.

Richard Noble, project director of Bloodhound SSC, will be updating businesses on the latest developments of the project designed to push engineering and science beyond the boundaries of current technology and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers through education.

This will be alongside Chantrey Vellacott providing an overview of the benefits of R&D tax relief for UK manufacturers.

Miles Hewitt-Boorman, partner at Chantrey Vellacott, said the partnership with Bloodhound provides both parties with the opportunity to engage with manufacturers.

“We’ve been partnering with Bloodhound SSC over the last year and are pleased to be able to work alongside the team to offer a fantastic opportunity to hear about the latest developments behind the build of the ultimate jet and rocket powered car,” he said.

Mr Hewitt-Boorman also feels the event will provide an opportunity to discuss the subject of R&D tax relief, something he feels some parties still don’t fully comprehend.

“The event will also be a good opportunity to find out about R&D tax relief, as there is still a common misconception that R&D only takes place in laboratories which means innovative work and problem-solving in many other industries such as engineering, manufacturing, software development and construction is easily missed.”