4th September 2020

Speedworks Motorsport had a pleasant surprise earlier this week when the High Sheriff of Cheshire visited the team’s HQ, resulting in the family-run business being officially recognised for its valuable services to the community.

Speedworks has developed enormously - both on and off-track - over the last five years, expanding from a rookie BTCC team to Independents’ champions to a now manufacturer-backed squad in Britain’s most popular motorsport series.

The outfit remains a relatively small family-run business, but one that impressively operates on an international stage - racing cars, running race teams and winning races - as well as encouraging hundreds of young people in Cheshire into all types of engineering.

The squad employs a small number of dedicated people, but it’s inspired many, many more, largely through its BTCC successes.
Whilst Wednesday started like any other day for Christian, Amy and the Speedworks team, they were expecting to be visited by Baroness Newlove to see how her Bolton University undergraduates were progressing.

Whilst they also knew Nicholas Peter Hopkinson MBE (High Sheriff of Cheshire) was included in the visiting party they did not expect to be presented with a High Sheriff Award for its contribution to the community in the County.

High Sheriff awards are for people or organisations that make Cheshire proud... for going the extra mile, helping to spread kindness, encouraging others and contributing to the wellbeing of the County.

The High Sheriff was delighted to make the award, “small successful companies like Speedworks really do motivate young people into the profession and when young people are in gainful employment they are less likely to get themselves into trouble,” he said.

“Amy and Christian set a great example and are fully deserving of this High Sheriff award... I hope it brings them luck on the racing circuit.”
“We are so proud to have received this award from The High Sheriff of Cheshire and is a fitting tribute to all the hard work the whole team here have put in over the years,” enthused joint-owner Christian Dick. “It’s genuinely an honour to know that there is so much support and interest in the local community for what we are achieving and will continue to fly the flag for Cheshire!”

Everyone involved in BTCC congratulates Speedworks Motorsport on this wonderful recognition.

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