Silverstone Technology Cluster and HCR Hewitsons welcome US tech team to Silverstone Park

Silverstone Technology Cluster

9th November 2022

HCR Hewitsons have been pleased to support Silverstone Technology Cluster in hosting a senior delegation from the US army’s technology procurement division for a visit to Silverstone Park.

The eight-strong delegation, led by Chief Technology Officer, Charneta Samms was welcomed by the Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, Mr James Saunders Watson and STC’s Galina Cleal, at the Innovation Centre before heading off to visit the plants of four of the network’s members, Delta Cosworth, KW Special Projects, Lunaz and the Digital Manufacturing Centre.  

Dominic Hopkins, Joint Head of HCR Hewitsons’ Central England Office, who partnered with STC in arranging and hosting the visit said: “This was a great opportunity to showcase the region’s credentials for advanced engineering technologies to a significant new market. Silverstone has outstanding businesses developing cutting edge technologies that can be deployed in many sectors and Defence is one of them”. 

Pim van Baarsen, the Cluster’s Chief Executive Officer, commented: We were delighted to host the group and introduce them to some of the innovative businesses in the Cluster and enable them to discover new technologies that can help them improve their efficiency and effectiveness. We look forward to working with them going forward to take this partnership to the next level.

As a specialist solicitor in the firm’s Technology Team, Dominic added “The feedback from the visit has been really positive and as a member of the Cluster, we are delighted to be able to contribute to Pim and the team’s efforts to open up new opportunities for the network’s outstanding technology businesses”



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