The British motorsport industry celebrated another successful year in 2013, with the Motorsport Industry Association’s (MIA) annual Business Excellence Awards. As official communications partner to the MIA, we were delighted to attend the event, which took place as part of the Autosport International Show earlier this month.
More than 500 guests from across the globe come together to recognise the achievements of the industry, while the MIA Business of the Year Award was presented to Norfolk-based Caterham Group, which has demonstrated a consistent commitment to innovation and the motorsport industry.
MIA CEO Chris Aylett said: “Caterham provides us all with a superb example of British engineering innovation at its very best. While the business is perhaps best known for its iconic Caterham Seven sportscar, co-chairmen Tony Fernandes and Dato’Kamarudin Meranun have continues to lead the business and explore new markets with great dynamism.
“As testament to this entrepreneurial ethos, 2013 saw the launch of a two-wheeled division – which joins the Caterham F1 Team, Caterham Racing (GP2), Caterham Technology & Innovation, Caterham Composites and the Caterham Moto Racing Team – as part of the rapidly-growing Caterham family.”
The sell-out MIA Business Excellence Awards Dinner, in association with Dell, was attended by an audience of senior executives from the international motorsport business community. First presented in 1995, the MIA Business Excellence Awards recognise excellence at all levels within the motorsport and high performance engineering industry.
Photo caption: LtoR: Michael Fallon, Minister of State for Business; Lord Drayson; Graham Macdonald of Caterham; Adrian Moore of Xtrac