Chantrey Vellacott DFK has been announced as a new partner of Bloodhound SSC, a UK project to set a new world land speed record of 1,000mph.
The partnership will see the firm of accountants providing advice and support to Bloodhound SSC’s suppliers about the benefits of Research and Development (R&D) tax credits.
Miles Hewitt-Boorman, partner at Chantrey Vellacott DFK, said, ‘The Bloodhound Project is at the forefront of UK manufacturing and everyone at Chantrey Vellacott DFK is thrilled to be partnering with the team…we’re delighted to be able to give something back through our sponsorship of a cutting edge project which combines the very best of science, engineering, manufacturing and education.’
The Bloodhound Project is being led by former world land speed record holder, Richard Noble, and its driver is Wing Commander Andy Green, the Royal Air Force fighter pilot who drove Thrust SSC to the world’s first supersonic record and also drove the world’s fastest diesel car, the JCB Dieselmax.
Components for Bloodhound SSC are being manufactured across the UK and delivered to the Technical Centre for assembly ahead of high-speed testing on the Hakskeen Pan, South Africa in 2015.
Tony Parraman, from Bloodhound SSC, said, ‘The Bloodhound Project is showcasing engineering and science and in doing so exciting and inspiring the next generation of engineers. The project is moving at great pace ahead of high-speed testing.’