Next up in “Meet the BPS team” features, we feature Matt George. Despite being the most junior member of staff, Matt’s experience and attitude more than make up for his relative youth!
How did you come to work at BPS?
I wanted to make a step into the future of motorsport in terms of driver training and track time. I had been working as a mechanic for a single seater team alongside coaching in karting, and I wanted to develop my data analysis skills and the basics of engineering. I saw an opportunity at BPS to do all those things and grabbed it with both arms.
What does a typical day at BPS entail for you?
Usually my day is spent with customers on our rental simulators working on helping to improve drivers of all ages and ability. My role in sessions is to make sure that everyone gets the most they can out of their time here. When I’m not sat in the dark in the simulators, I’m building systems for our customers around the world and then travelling out to install them and train their operators.
What do you think makes BPS different to other companies?
I think BPS is different because of the drive the whole team has to create a good experience for the customer. We try to tailor everything we do to each and every individual customer that comes through our doors. It is a big job, but it isn’t something you always see elsewhere and it’s great to be a part of it.
What is the best day you’ve had at BPS?
I would say pin pointing it to one would be very hard; I actually always enjoy the corporate days – helping people to experience something new. Some guests have never seen anything like this before. Seeing how much enjoyment they get out of the day is great. Another highlight was probably the day we were finally gave our motion platform the thumbs up, driving it and being able to see how far we had come in such a short period of time.
What do you do when you aren’t at work?
When I am not at work you can find me driver coaching around the country at karting or car tracks, if not racing myself. This year I will be competing in the British GT championship, so you will be able to find me in the cold and wet paddocks of the UK and Belgium!
What is the one piece of advice you’d give to your 15 year old self?
Keep doing what you are doing. The harder and more focused you are, the better and easier things become. No matter how hard it seems if you want something go and get it.
Now for the quick fire round!
Tea or coffee?
Single-seater or GT?
Favourite workshop/office radio station?