The launch of our new web site is a great opportunity to write an update on our company's process. 2014 has begun in the same frenetic fashion in which we ended last year!
As 2014 draws to a close the team here at Gordon Murray Design look back on our most exciting year yet. This year our multi-talented vehicle build team have completed six prototype vehicles making a total of 12 prototypes in the last 24 months and some 18 prototypes since we opened for business in 2007.
Our iStream® process is now fully industrialised and we are currently moving into the final stages of design with several vehicles. The company headcount now stands at some 70 strong and we have a recruitment drive underway to engage another 21 staff.
Our new facility, Northfield House at Shalford is now operational and currently houses our styling studio. This month we have acquired a fourth building at Dunsfold which we will be kitting out early in the Near Year.
The team that our management has built at Shalford is the best design and engineering group that I have worked with in my 40 odd years of car design, and I am enjoying my new role as Chairman with our very capable Operations Board looking after both the day to day running of our business and strategic planning for the future.
Our management team have done a great job of bringing the next generation of designers and engineers along, and we have some up and coming stars in the team at the moment.
I was honoured to receive the 'John Bolster' award at the Autosport Awards dinner on the 7th December in London. My motorsport career seems so long ago to me now that it's nice to be remembered for those distant successes! I would like to wish all our customers, technical partners and all our followers a very Happy Christmas and a successful and fun-filled 2015.