Northamptonshire’s motorsport expertise gains recognition

A report published today by Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership has revealed that the successful diversification of Northamptonshire’s motorsport expertise has led to a ‘High Performance Technologies’ cluster in the county.

The report has identified nearly 1,500 businesses operating in High Performance Technologies in the county, reflecting Northamptonshire’s breadth of expertise and successes in the wider sector.

The report also suggests that the county’s High Performance Technology companies employ approximately 21,000 people and contribute around £2bn to the UK economy each year.

High Performance Technologies, which include engineering, manufacturing, the application of lightweight materials and composites, testing, research and design across sectors such as aerospace, defence, low-carbon automotive, motorsport, marine, construction and electronics, account for nine per cent of the UK’s total turnover (£300bn) and employ more than 1.7 million people nationally.