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KWSP grows consultancy team with former F1 professional

High performance engineering consultancy, KWSP, has added significant motorsport expertise to its growing business after appointing former F1 programme planner Henry Jones, to its senior team.

With unrivalled experience of world-class motorsport, of which five years was at Mercedes AMG Petronas, Jones brings a wealth of valuable experience to Brackley-based KWSP.

Having gained his first-class honours degree in Motorsport Design and Engineering from Swansea Metropolitan University, Jones has enjoyed a diverse career to date working in several roles from race mechanic to programme planner and special projects leader. At KWSP, Jones will be helping the business to transfer the techniques of the motorsport industry to other sectors through horizontal innovation. He takes on the role of projects manager providing programme leadership throughout the business.

Commenting on the appointment, Kieron Salter, managing director of KWSP, said: “Henry brings exceptional experience of working in both motorsport and mainstream vehicle manufacturing to KWSP, and fits perfectly with our ‘can do’ culture, which values the principles of horizontal innovation.

“The ability to work as part of an agile team, transpose applied technologies from one sector to another to solve engineering challenges, while retaining that ‘never second’ motorsport ethos, is what we’re all about. And Henry brings all of those attributes.”

Henry Jones’ appointment caps off a significant year for KWSP, which has won awards for its work on b.my.jet, an affordable Braille home printer; gained recognition for its development of a world-first wind tunnel for Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman; and begun a world-first lightweight chassis feasibility study for Uniti, a new urban EV vehicle being developed in Sweden. This is in addition to taking home Business of the Year and Businessman of the Year for MD Kieron Salter at this year’s Northamptonshire Business Awards.

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