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21 September 2015
More Commercial Partners for The International Guild of Specialist Engineers
Four new Commercial Partners and two new Members have joined TIGOSE (The International Guild of Specialist Engineers), the only association which exclusively supports and promotes classic motorised vehicle specialists, restorers, parts manufacturers and service providers both in the UK and abroad.
With new Commercial Partners Enviro-Strip (UK) Ltd, Performance Projects, System Store Solutions and Classic Management, TIGOSE has almost doubled the number of field leaders which, whilst not restoring vehicles directly, offer services and products to support the activities of top classic car specialists and parts manufacturers. Majestic Motors and Motor Sport Transmissions join the association as Members.
Enviro-Strip (UK) Ltd is a company which specialises in environmentally-sensitive paint decontamination, stillage manufacturer, repair and refurbishment. It works with the vast majority of the UK’s car manufacturers, as well as SMEs and private car owners. Operations Director Vaughan Bridgewater said “we are thrilled to be joining TIGOSE at such an exciting time in the history of our company, as our services are an integral part of any major restoration project.”
System Store Solutions, which designs, manufactures and installs ergonomic storage environments for workshops, is “the perfect match for TIGOSE Members’ specific care and maintenance of their tools and equipment,” says Managing Director David Price. “Specialists who aim for the best results also need the best environment in which to work.”
Performance Projects creates engineering design solutions for motorsport and niche vehicle programmes. “We undertake design work for all types of historic vehicles, with cutting edge technology like 3D printing and 3D 5-axis CNC machining,” says Technical Director Terence Goad. “It’s the sort of speciality which underpins restorers’ work, and rarely an in-house facility.”
Classic Management, owned by Simon Lines, provides classic car owners with a bespoke service to absorb hassle and minimise distraction, by liaising with specialists and restorers directly about specific projects. “We become the main point of reference, putting our experience and knowledge to the owner’s disposal. Joining TIGOSE as Commercial Partners means that we are constantly in touch with some of the top operators in the classic car industry.”
New Members, Majestic Motors and Motorsport Transmissions, are also now part of TIGOSE: Majestic Motors, renowned for their engineering background, specialises in preservation and restoration of classic cars and bikes, as well as race preparation and manufacturing of components. Motorsport Transmissions has recently been appointed an official agent by ZF Services UK for the service and rebuild of classic car transmissions.
TIGOSE celebrates its third birthday with an impressive range of Members, Commercial and Preferred Partners, whose total number has doubled in the last two years; the Guild’s bespoke Apprenticeship Programme, the first of its kind in the UK, has been developed specifically to train technician apprentices from any area across the UK, and is tailored to TIGOSE Members and Partners’ needs.
“When I launched TIGOSE, only three years ago, I had a vision: that of an association whose only purpose would be to support the finest classic vehicle specialists in their endeavours,” says TIGOSE Founder Michael Scott. “Whether by creating networking opportunities, circulating market news and trend information, or giving the opportunity to reach diverse audiences from young apprentices to the international media, TIGOSE is there to help, and I am encouraged to see the association grow steadily over time.”
The International Guild of Specialist Engineers, founded by Michael Scott, is in its third full operating year and has over sixty Members among the top restorers in Europe. Guild Members, as well as Commercial and Preferred Partners, are mutually supportive and enjoy a range of services and benefits; The Guild has British designers Tony Southgate and Peter Stevens as its President and vice-President, respectively. www.tigose.com
New TIGOSE Commercial Partners and Members:
System Store Solutions: www.system-store.com
Performance Projects: www.performance-projects.com
Classic Management: www.classic-management.com
Majestic Motors: www.majestic-motors.co.uk
Motorsport Transmission Services: www.motorsporttransmissions.com
Classic Car Weekly gives great prominence, today, to The International Guild of Specialist Engineers’ Apprenticeship Programme, in the context of the UK government’s pledge to support young people’s entrance in the classic car industry.
TIGOSE’s programme is the only bespoke scheme focused on a course tailored to the new generation of engineers and specialists in the classic car world of the future. The association plans to roll the scheme out to other countries worldwide.
Click here for more information: http://www.tigose.com/apprenticeships/
TIGOSE Preferred Partner Khan Thornton offers advice about R&D tax relief to the motor trade. Here’s the article in Motor Trade News.
TIGOSE Preferred Partner Khan Thornton is spearheading an awareness campaign aimed at the Motor Trade (dealers, specialists, restorers, engineers) to explain the Pensions Regulator’s new rules and government’s stance on workplace pensions.
Here’s a link to the latest coverage in national publication Motor Trade News. Khan Thornton also advises on tax/R&D credits, payroll, and general business issues, but focuses on Motor Trade as its specialty.
TIGOSE has a large stand at Race Retro (Hall 2, stand n. B46C).
It is shared, this year, with TIGOSE Member Envisage Group, and TIGOSE’s official training partners, Emtec Colleges.
Envisage offer solutions to support prestigious OEMs, ranging in project size, and including turnkey solutions.
Core business capabilities includes: Technical Recruitment, Design, Engineering, Visioneering’s model making, coachbuilt Manufacture for low-volume, as well as expertise in CAD Technology.
As part of the stand display, Envisage is showing example pieces that their highly-skilled teams have hand-crafted, formed and welded together using traditional panel-forming techniques: a polished boot lid and a light shroud.
Join us for a drink in ‘Steady’ Barker’s memory, on Motor Sport magazine stand (Hall 2, stand E16) at Race Retro
What: 1934 Lancia Astura ‘Steady Special’, now complete, unveiled
Where: Motor Sport magazine stand, Hall 2, stand n. E16, Stoneleigh Park, Race Retro
When: Midday, Friday 20 February
Why: to celebrate the life of Autocar road tester and star columnist ‘Steady’ Barker, whose project the Steady Special was.
How: the car will be unveiled by The International Guild of Specialist Engineers President and British designer Tony Southgate.
STAGE INTERVIEW: TIGOSE founder Michael Scott will be interviewed on Friday, 20 Feb, at 2.45pm, about the Steady Special and Steady’s life.
Correspondence:The International Guild of Specialist Engineers, 2 The Langlands, Hampton Lucy, Warwick, CV35 8BN
Registered office:Khan Thornton, The International Guild of Specialist Engineers