My Workwear join forces with the University of Wolverhampton Racing Team

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Made in the Midlands Patron ‘My Workwear’ has become the latest member of the network to become a sponsor of the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Engineering Racing Team (UWR).

The Telford-based workwear and embroidery specialist joins the likes of fellow Patron FBC Manby Bowdler, platinum member Actionplas as well as Laser Process, RS Components, Sercal NDT and Tungaloy in sponsoring the student-led team. The technical partners are collaborating with the University and investing in the future of engineering and motorsport by helping the students of today become the industry professionals of tomorrow.

My Workwear with be providing the students with clothing to be worn on race days as well as during practice and when working on the cars throughout the season.

UWR is the only student team to compete in the professionally run MSVR F3 Cup, the AR Morgan Challenge and the British Hillclimb Competition. It also competes against other universities in the IMechE’s Formula Student competition. Led by David Tucker, Senior Lecturer in Motorsport Engineering, the team is made up of undergraduate and postgraduate students from the School of Engineering based at the University’s Telford Innovation Campus, enabling the students to develop and apply the “soft” skills of team working, communication, time management and commitment, alongside the technical theory they learn in the classroom against the backdrop of preparing a Dallara F308 or a Morgan Plus Four Clubsport to race. The team, despite the age of their team, have earned the right to be considered among the very best in the country.

Professor Ian Oakes, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Chair of UWR said: “I am delighted to be working with so many proud sponsors who are affiliated with Made in the Midlands. The breadth of engineering knowledge our sponsors bring to UWR is staggering and the students take every opportunity to learn from them, using their technology in the advanced machining centres, laboratories or track-side, and giving themselves the best opportunities for a career in engineering, filling the skills gap.”  

Terry Gibson, UWR’s Fundraising and Sponsorships Manager said: “It gives our team a lift every time we welcome a sponsor to campus, or to a racing circuit. Having great quality, branded apparel for the workshop, trackside and for our Community & Outreach projects adds to the calibre of their professionalism. Thank you to James and every other sponsor of UWR and the School of Engineering. We couldn’t do what we do without you.”

James Worthington, MyWorkwear Managing Director said of the deal “We are very excited about becoming sponsors of UWR and are looking forward to kitting our the team in their new branded uniform. Together with other members of the MIM Family and fellow sponsors we are proud to be able to enhance the learning on offer at UWR and Wolverhampton University School of Engineering”.

Telford based MyWorkwear are experts in custom clothing manufacture and personalised workwear. Since 1976 MyWorkwear has helped thousand’s of U.K. businesses promote their brand.