Lancashire-based RLR MSport has become the latest company to join the Northern Powerhouse Partnership Programme, a Government initiative which brings together the great cities, towns and rural communities of the North of England and North Wales to become a powerhouse for the British economy. 

RLR MSport joins a network of partners who believe strongly in the economic potential of the North, and support the need for a combined effort by Government and business to realise that potential.

The team’s perennial goal is to consistently challenge for race wins and championship titles in the uppermost echelons of international sportscar racing, to be granted a coveted entry to the world’s greatest motor race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Succeeding at the top flight of endurance racing requires a flawless and controlled team performance, therefore it is important to recruit the highest-calibre, most talented and professional individuals, capable of delivering under immense pressure.

It’s RLR MSport’s diversity and its desire to nurture young engineering talents from the North of England that has led to its selection as a Northern Powerhouse partner, and RLR MSport Director of Motorsport Operations, Nick Reynolds, said: “RLR MSport has always been a proud advocate of the North and it is our intention to support the Northern economy by continuing to cultivate and recruit the next generation of world-class motorsport and automotive engineers from the Northern counties of England and Wales.

Consequently, we’re delighted to now be a Northern Powerhouse partner. Through this association, we hope to strengthen our relationships with the biggest and best colleges and universities in the North, and to provide business from the region with a strong, high-visibility platform on which to market their brands and products, both at home and overseas.”

Northern Powerhouse Minister, Jake Berry MP, said: “It’s very exciting to have RLR MSport join us as a Northern Powerhouse Partner. With an all-British squad competing in the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) and Michelin Le Mans Cup, RLR MSport will be a prestigious Northern Powerhouse partner competing at an international level.  I’m delighted to see so many Northern businesses and organisations at the forefront of their fields coming together, furthering the Northern Powerhouse’s reputation as a globally competitive region.”

Prospective partners can email NorthernPowerhouse@communities.gsi.gov.uk for more information about the Partners Programme and how to apply.