Dorking, Surrey-based Frazer-Nash has been providing independent technical consultancy to UK Sport for the past three years, supporting athletes in disciplines as diverse as diving and rowing.
The partnership will see Frazer-Nash providing bespoke engineering solutions to sports – from developing performance analysis software tools to the design of training aids and competition equipment. This will help British sportspeople in their preparation for international championships and the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Dave Richards, programme team leader at Frazer-Nash, said: ‘British sport has set itself some ambitious targets for the coming years and the focus is now turning to ensuring that every sport in which Britain competes – be it swimming, cycling or rowing – is not only world class in terms of athletes’ skills, coaching tools and methods but also in terms of the equipment available for them to use.
‘By becoming an Innovation Partner we will be working more closely with those involved in the sports – from the performance directors to the athletes themselves – to ensure that their tools and equipment use the best available technologies.’
Research and innovation consultant at UK Sport, Dr Scott Drawer said: ‘Gold medals can be won or lost within fractions of seconds and our job is to ensure the athletes are in the best possible position to take advantage of those tiny margins. The knowledge and expertise that Frazer-Nash contribute is paramount to our work and we look forward to our working relationship going forward.’