Martin Science and Technology Award
here for more information.
The Challenge aims
to introduce young people aged 16-18 years to engineering and how
it plays a role in aerospace design and production.
here for more information.
The Friends of
HMS Vengeance intends to promote future generations interest in our joint
heritage by providing a business partnership which will provide a foundation
both for co-operation both in the UK and Europe but also with Brazil, along
with commercial promotion and public relations, and training leading to
employment and for further and higher education in aerospace, naval and
maritime industries, information technology and heritage related businesses.
Our Heritage and Business Partnership Mission
The Friends of HMS Vengeance are committed to reinvesting in our national
community. We have chosen to contribute our unique resources toward enhancing
business and shaping our future at the local, national and international
levels by developing co-operation and partnerships with the business community.
We believe that an educated, involved, and informed public is critical
to our country's future. For that reason, we are starting to develop heritage,
business and education partnerships with HMS Vengeance interested parties,
involving a variety of business and heritage companies across the country
and internationally, ranging from retail, shipbuilding & aerospace,
to engineering, information technology, oceanography, and leisure &
Given the long heritage ties of the ship to Brazil the Friends of HMS
Vengeance wish to ensure a continued relationship between UK and Brazil.
One of the opportunities for partnership will be with the Business sector.
Brazil is the UK’s largest export market in Latin America. UK exports to
Brazil in 2000 totalled £775m. Highest value exports included: organic
chemicals; pharmaceuticals; electrical machinery; road vehicles and telecommunication
equipment. Imports from Brazil in 2000 totalled £1,158m. Highest
value exports included: meat; pulp and waste paper; footwear; tobacco;
power generation machinery; vegetables and fruit. During the current financial
year, Trade Partners UK have offered financial support for 22 trade exhibitions/fairs
and 6 seminars in Brazil as well as 10 trade missions for UK companies
to visit Brazil.
UK International Trade minister Baroness Symons who embarked on a high-profile
trade mission to South America in March 2002 along with more than a dozen
captains of UK industry, from a range of sectors including automotive,
machinery, media, IT, business services, oil and gas sectors, said on her
“When I visited Brazil this summer with the Prime Minister and a senior
business team, I saw at first hand the many excellent opportunities that
there are for business. Many British companies already work closely with
their Brazilian counterparts. But clearly the opportunities for a much
business relationship are there, and I very much hope to facilitate such
The business delegation included:
- Dr Ellis Armstrong, Group Vice President, BP;
- Mike Boden, Latin America Director, Rolls-Royce
- John Collier, Director of Operations, the International
- Richard Davies, Director International, Central
and South America, Mott MacDonald;
- Jim Edwards, Director New Ventures, JC Bamford
- William Friedrich, Deputy Chief Executive, BG Group;
- Sir Peter Heap KCMG, Consultant for Amerada Hess;
- Sir Graham Hearne, Chairman, Enterprise Oil plc;
- Peter Marshall, DVB, Technical Director, UK Digital
- Sir Charles Masefield, Group Marketing Director,
BAE Systems plc;
- Nick Page, Chief Operating Officer, Travelex plc;
- Martin Steele, VP Business Development, Logica;
- Lew Watts, Director Africa, LA and Mid Rim, Shell
International Gas Ltd.
This visit will see later in 2002 a series of Trade Missions to Brazil.
The Energy Industries Council (EIC), in partnership with the Association
Electromechanical Industry (BEAMA) will be bringing 22 companies to Brazil
on a Trade Mission sponsored by Trade Partners UK (Trade Partners UK is
the British Government’s new organisation providing trade support services
for British companies trading in world markets. Also later in 2002 there
will be missions by Petrobras and others to the UK, and will reach a peak
in September 2002 when the UK will have the largst national stand at the
Rio Oil & Gas Show, the biggest oil show in the southern hemisphere
See DTI website, Government News
release, or the website of Trade
Partners UK for a summary of the tour.
HMS Vengeance and Business Partnerships
Partnerships are being explored with the following businesses to list
only a few:
Aerospace, Naval Shipbuilding and IT Partnerships
The Friends of HMS Vengeance aim to maintain the close link between
the past and future of the Britain's aerospace, and shipbuilding heritage.
The 21st Century is an exciting period for the future of British Naval
Aviation and we hope to help in shaping our common future by proposing
to develop Business Partnerships in association with this historic aircraft
carrier . Proposed activities may include:
UK Future Aircraft Carrier Programme
The most ambitious programme, and cornerstone of the Royal Navy's power
projection force in the future, is the future aircraft carrier, Carrier
Vertical & Fixed-Wing (CVF) project. At 40-50,000 tonnes, the two new
carriers will be twice the size of the existing Invincible-class carriers,
and twice the size of the former HMS Vengeance. Two teams, led by BAE Systems
(with Harland and Wolff and Rolls Royce), and Thales (with Raytheon, BMT
and Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics and Surveillance Systems) respectively,
have been awarded contracts by the MoD defence procurement executive to
study the three alternative configurations - CTOL, STOVL and STOBAR - and
key ship technologies. The prime contractor selection will be made in 2004
with an in-service date of 2012. The second ship should enter service in
The Friends of HMS Vengeance wish to strengthen the link with the CVF
project and provide opportunities for the Aerospace and Naval shipbuilding
industries to promote their developments on this historic aircraft carrier.
Notable partnerships will be explored with:
Vengeance and Retail Company Partnerships
An example of British retail companies that may have an interest to
work with the Friends of HMS Vengeance and that have had recent success
in Brazil include:
History & Heraldry Ltd, a Rotherham-based manufacturer of gifts, built
exports activity to half of its current annual turnover after only three
exporting. History & Heraldry won the New exporter of the year award
Adding to its success, the company has just appointed Jubilee as its distributor
Brazil after receiving contacts and advice from the British Consulate General
History & Heraldry Ltd
Gerard Lakmaker, Export Director
Tel: +44 01709 730700 / Fax: +44 01709 730900
Vengeance, Heritage, Education & Business Partnerships
information see the Education and Business pages of this website.
Education and Business Partnerships (EBPs) are a local resource for
schools, colleges and employers. There are over 150 EBPs in England and
Wales, and 18 in Northern Ireland.
By promoting Education and Business Partnerships with the longterm
safeguarding of HMS Vengeance we intend:
To help improve student and teacher awareness of the world of work and
the key skills requirements.
To raise the profile of the 'work related curriculum' with teachers in
order to enrich student learning.
To contribute to the raising of achievement by students through work related
To help motivate students to see the value of lifelong learning, and of
obtaining both academic and vocational qualifications, as well as key and
Education/Business Partnership activities relate to all levels of education.
Further information about the National EBP Network and current contact
details for local EBPs are available from the Membership Secretary NEBPN
From January 1999:
National EBP Network
11 Stoke Poges Lane
Berks SL1 3NW
Tel: 01753 502370
Fax: 01753 502022
Hampshire Education Business Partnership
European Social Fund Regional Development
The revised European
Social Fund (ESF) Regional Development Plan for the South East
runs from 2002 to
the end of 2003. ESF is the European fund for supporting improvements
in education, training
and employment and is of primary importance in achieving a skilled
workforce. For detailed enquiries on how to access this fund
please contact the
Office for the South East
Also see the following websites
of Education and Skills
East England Development Agency (SEEDA)