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SQN announce partnership renewal with Greenpower Education Trust

SQN announce partnership renewal with Greenpower Education Trust

Ahead of the charity’s upcoming 2022 racing season, we are delighted to confirm our extension as the official Communications Partner of Greenpower Education Trust, a position we have held for the past two years. 

Throughout a difficult period for the entire education sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have tirelessly supported Greenpower and its mission to engage more young people in STEM across the UK and beyond. Since the relationship began in 2019, we have played a key role in increasing public awareness of the work the charity does through its unique electric racing challenge. 

Our strong relationship with Greenpower is built on shared goals, as we believe that this country’s young people deserve access to practical, hands-on learning opportunities within STEM. We also strongly align with Greenpower’s use of electric power for its competitors’ vehicles, as it demonstrates the possibilities of alternative energy to students from an early age. 

We have also been proud to assist Greenpower in promoting a clear message of diversity, equality and inclusivity over the past twelve months, as the charity works to increase gender and cultural diversity in STEM and engineering. Greenpower’s dedication to this cause saw it feature in the Hamilton Commission Report, a research report spearheaded by seven-time Formula 1 world champion Sir Lewis Hamilton, that explores the barriers to the recruitment and progression of Black people within UK motorsport. 

With a successful 2021 season centred around resilience in the rear-view mirror, our focus now shifts to the 2022, a year of rejuvenation for the charity. As Greenpower’s official Communications Partner, we will utilise our extensive experience and talented team to help further the charity’s reach and prominence in both the media and the STEM industry. 

Chris Hughes, Managing Director of SQN, said on the partnership renewal: “Since our partnership began in 2019, we have seen first-hand the brilliant opportunities that Greenpower provides. The ethos of ‘you can’t be who you can’t see’ manifests itself throughout the entire organisation, opening a world of possibilities for young people that might have otherwise gone unexplored. At its heart, Greenpower is made up of a talented team who are all passionate about driving positive change, and that is something that we share at SQN. To have the opportunity to extend our partnership into 2022 – at a time when young people need organisations like Greenpower more than ever – makes us incredibly proud.” 

Paul van Veggel, CEO of Greenpower Education Trust, added: “We are delighted to once again have SQN as our official Communications Partner as we head into 2022. SQN has become an extension of the Greenpower team over the past two years and has been vital in amplifying our voice through a challenging period. The future is looking incredibly bright for Greenpower, and we hope to continue working with SQN for many years to come.”