Neil Patterson

Neil Patterson

Address Silverstone Circuit
NN12 8TL


Phone 01327 855 010

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Specialism: High performance engineering | Business and technical events management

Location: Northampton

Date of opening: September 2013

The vision for the Silverstone Academy is for a nationally renowned, specialist education centre of excellence in High Performance Engineering and Business & Technical Events Management.

Silverstone UTC, which opened in September 2013, is a brand new centre of excellence for young people wanting to break into the specialist fields of High Performance Engineering and Business & Technical Events Management. It is based in the very heart of British Motorsport, at the Silverstone racing grounds, in a stunning new multi-million pound facility.

We will continue to work extremely hard with our partners, the University of Northampton, Silverstone Circuit and employers to establish the University Technical College within the heart of the UK's Motorsport valley. The University of Northampton has made a significant contribution to the design of the curriculum for the UTC which will provide students with the opportunity to develop specialist skills at the iconic Silverstone Circuit and provide up to 540 places for young people to gain that step ahead in the industry.

Stuart Wesselby
Principal, Tresham

We regard the UTC Silverstone not only as a major milestone but an entity in its own right in ensuring that we exploit the opportunities for educational innovation to the full. Not only is the university supportive of the developments but we have played a major part in arrangements to date and will continue to be an active participant in the years to come.

Professor Nick Petford
Vice Chancellor, The University of Northampton

The curriculum development is potentially very exciting. The relationship with employers and the development of the higher level skills is something we would not only support but would consider playing an active role in developing the interface between education, employability and entrepreneurial developments.

Richard Phillips
Managing Director, Silverstone Circuits Limited


  • Northampton University
  • Silverstone
  • Tresham