Some comments from MIA Members:
“In 2009 we joined the MIA Business Development Visit to investigate the US motorsport markets. In 2012 more than one third of the NASCAR Daytona 500 grid were running DC Electronics products and we opened our production facility in Mooresville, North Carolina USA to service the North American motorsport market. Without the contacts made and the insight gained on the 2009 trip this would not have been possible. If you're serious about doing business in North America, this trip is a must.”
David Cunliffe, Director, DC Electronics Motorsport Specialist
"The MIA provides an excellent platform for industry networking in a relaxed and informal manner but with business development firmly in mind. The MIA team is extremely proactive and well connected not only with the international motorsport arena but with automotive in general, together with other high performance applications within the defence and marine industries."
Jonathan Lee, Chairman, Jonathan Lee Recruitment
“What better way to kick-start the Motorsport to Automotive initiative, than hold the first event right at the technological heart of Jaguar Land Rover. Interest in our low-friction, high load gear and engine oils was overwhelming, which shows the potential for such energy-saving products in ecologically aware times. Drawbacks? None – except I’m now busier than ever!”
Nevil Hall, Millers Oils
“I am an ardent believer in building lifelong relationships in business and feel that our membership of the MIA will benefit Swift Engineering way beyond the cost of enrolment.”
Jan Wesley Refsdal, President, Swift Engineering
“The MIA Awards Dinner was an important evening for us to launch our technical partnership. We could not have chosen a better event for key personnel to get to know each other better over the course of an evening, and your work and attention to detail made it very easy for us. Please extend my thanks to the whole MIA team who do so much to enhance the value of visiting the show.”
Dr Steve Bunkhall, MIA Professional Member
“We thoroughly enjoyed the Awards Dinner and of course we made full use of the Members’ Lounge to see clients and contacts. The lounge is a great facility to have and may I say full marks to the ever friendly MIA team too.”
John Bath, H.W. Wood Limited
"I’m extremely impressed with the level of service I received from the Croner Business Support Helpline. I recently had an unusual HR situation to navigate my way through, so being able to discuss this in depth with the Croner representative was very reassuring.
It felt like having an HR Manager at the end of the phone!"
Martin Dewey, General Manager - UK, DC Electronics Motorsport Specialist
Here are some of the ways the MIA helped the industry this week: