The Ladder Of Opportunity at Ford: from Apprentice to Chairman

  This year’s National Apprenticeship Week theme is the ‘Ladder of Opportunity’, so we got together with some of our own apprentices, past and present, to tell us what their apprenticeship means to them, and the opportunities it provides at Ford. Some Ford Directors and Managers also started their journey as a Ford Apprentice themselves. […]

Driving lessons give Team Sky the edge

  When you’re racing for the finish line every split-second counts. That goes as much for the support team as for Team Sky cycling stars that have delivered four Tour de France victories. For the 2017 season, Team Sky asked us to train their team of elite Sport Directors who trail the riders in race […]

White Christmas at push of a button

From arctic frost to desert heat to rainforest humidity, our new “Weather Factory” will simulate a huge range of demanding conditions. When built later next year, the multi-million euro facility will be the first to simulate altitudes of 5,200 metres – higher than Mont Blanc, the tallest mountain in the Alps. It will also offer […]

Transit vans are still the business

50 years after it first hit the road, the iconic Transit van continues to make a significant and growing contribution to the economy, according to a new study. The Centre for Economics and Business Research report shows that van-dependent businesses contributed a total of €120 billion to U.K. in 2014 – up by 26 per […]

Dad’s the way to do it

Little did Matt West know that when he wanted to tempt his son away from tablets and other digital devices he would end up breaking a world record. But that’s exactly what happened when Matt, one of our technicians, and his son Blade started building bigger and bigger loops for a 1:64 scale Mustang Hot […]

The Vinyl Countdown

Every year International Record Store Day celebrates the culture of independently owned record stores with exclusive releases by the world’s biggest stars – past and present. This year’s batch alone is due to include records from Bob Dylan, the Doors, and The White Stripes. And for the fans who get their hands on these highly […]

Going anywhere nice for your holidays?

Rain, snow, hail or sleet used to disrupt testing at our premier track in Europe and see the test team decamp to sunnier climes on a regular basis. Now a giant “hairdryer” – and a moment’s inspiration – are helping to keep the track open, all year round. It was while at Schipol Airport, in […]