Gibson’s Motorsport Expert Announced as Key Speaker at Chamber Celebration in Burton

Burton and District Chamber of Commerce has announced the headline speaker of its annual celebration lunch on Thursday 24 May is John Manchester of Repton based Gibson Technology, a world leading supplier of expertise in high performance race engines for the Motorsport industry.

John has worked in the world of motor sport for over 40 years, nearly 20 of those spent as Operations Director of the Repton based company, where the 60-strong team produces race and championship winning products for world famous motorsport drivers including Formula One and Le Mans.

The annual celebration held at Burton Albion Football Club, is a must-attend event on the business networking calendar, with non-members and members very welcome.

The event will be hosted by the newly elected President of Burton and District Chamber of Commerce Nik Hardy, Managing Director of Hardy Signs. Hardy Signs is one of the most recognised and preferred signage suppliers in the United Kingdom with locations in Burton, Manchester and London.

Chris Plant, Divisional Director for Burton & District and Chase Chamber of Commerce said:
“I’m delighted that John will be our headline speaker at this year’s event. The team at Gibson Technology has been on an incredible growth journey, to become an internationally recognised, award winning business. It promises to be an inspirational talk and an insight into the world of motorsport. We are also delighted to welcome our new President, Nik Hardy and Vice President, Monica Douglas-Jones, who will lead the Chamber’s strategic agenda for the next two years.”

“The Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, which Burton and District is part of, is going from strength to strength with membership increasing by 12% last year, with great businesses choosing to become members, strengthening business connections across our region.”

John Manchester, Operations Director at Gibson Technology spoke about speaking at the event:
“As a business that has its roots in the local area, I am very honoured to be speaking at the Chamber’s annual celebration and sharing Gibson Technology’s incredible journey in the world of Motorsport.”

Gibson Technology has a global reputation for excellence in both performance and reliability in designing, developing and manufacturing race systems. As a manufacturer of race engines, Gibson powers customer teams to success in motor sport racing including Formula 1, the FIA World Endurance Championship and the world-renowned Le Mans races.

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