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Project Background

Silverstone Heritage Ltd (SHL) is an independent charity and is responsible for The Silverstone Experience project.

The Silverstone Circuit is owned by the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC). They are responsible for maintaining and operating the only circuit currently licensed to run a Grand Prix in Great Britain.

All profit from BRDC’s activities is re-invested in the circuit or facilities and to support the development of young drivers. The BRDC has gifted the hangar building and land on which The Silverstone Experience will be built.

Silverstone Heritage Ltd was awarded a £9.1 million Heritage Lottery Fund grant in December 2016 to develop The Silverstone Experience.

Sir Peter Luff, Chair of HLF, said: “Silverstone is a place where so many legends of British motor racing have their roots. The speed and the glamour, though, are only part of the success of British motors port since the late 1940s. Thanks to National Lottery players, more of the stories in this exciting heritage can now be told; stories of drivers and sporting glory, yes, but also of the extraordinary creativity of British engineering and of all the people behind the scenes who, quite literally, have kept the show on the road. When completed this project will help visitors, many of whom will know little about these aspects of Silverstone’s heritage, to understand much more about the context and importance of this internationally renowned racing circuit."

Trustees

Silverstone Heritage Limited (SHL) Registered Charity Number: 1166279, was incorporated in 2013 as the legal entity to take The Silverstone Experience forward; its sole member is the BRDC

Ian Titchmarsh

BRDC Member, Chair of Silverstone Heritage Ltd

Sally Reynolds

CEO of The Silverstone Experience

Lord Beaverbrook

BRDC Board Member

Dr Kevin Moore

CEO Humber Bridge Board and Chair of Sporting Heritage Network

Stuart Pringle

Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Ltd

Professor Jean Williams

Professor of Sport, University of Wolverhampton

Paul Sutton

Chief Finance Officer at Cherwell and South Northants Council

Christopher Newns

Founding Director of Avercet Property

John Grant

BRDC Chairman

Patrons

The Silverstone Experience is supported by Prince Harry

We are delighted that his Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales has agreed to be the project’s Royal Patron. He has expressed his support for the project, especially the opportunity to recognise the part Britain has played in motor sport historically and also the vital role British expertise plays in the modern era. He is keen to draw attention to this contribution as a means of encouraging more people into engineering and ultimately the sport in the future.

Supporters

In addition to the support from the HLF, The Silverstone Experience project has also been supported by: • The Beaverbrook Foundation • South Northamptonshire Council • Aylesbury Vale District Council • Buckinghamshire County Council • Northamptonshire County Council • Buckinghamshire and Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership • South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership

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Work with us

Head of Commercial Operations

It’s exciting times at Silverstone Heritage Ltd. The Silverstone Experience is due to open to the public in spring 2019, seeing a WWII hangar at the entrance to the world-famous Silverstone Circuit refurbished and extended to house a brand new exhibition, collections and research centre, learning and events space, café and gift shop.

We are looking for an experienced Head of Commercial Operations to maximise income generation and to oversee all operational matters, visitor services, health and safety and building management. The post holder will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Experience whilst maximising revenue streams including exhibition entry, tours, photography, retail and catering.

Our mission is to bring the extensive heritage of Silverstone and British motor racing to life through a dynamic, interactive and educational visitor experience. As an organisation we value enthusiasm, dedication and a passion for customer service. If you fit this description and think you have what it takes to help us make this vision a reality please apply by 9am on Thursday 19th July.

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