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Phil Edwards trained as an apprentice technician engineer in Sussex, and has worked in design, development, production engineering, and manufacturing roles for over 30 years. He has been involved in production work, bespoke and customised products, and prototype design and build.

In 2005 Phil became a self-employed manufacturing advisor working on lean manufacturing, value-engineering and process improvement projects as well as a number of cost-reduction projects for major organisations across all sectors. In 2010 he combined a hobby of restoring motorcycles with a growing interest in low-carbon technology and set out to build an electric-powered drag-race motorcycle. Calling on a number of valuable industry contacts he designed and built a motorcycle that broke the record (held by Kingston University) for the fastest recorded standing-start ΒΌ mile time in the UK.

The bike was well received by the industry winning an Innovation Voucher and the Gold award in the Engineering category at the 2011 Green Apple Awards for Environmental Improvement. Both Phil and the bike have featured in print, online, and broadcast media. He is a regular attendee at eco and motorcycle shows with the bike and his road-going electric-conversion that he rides regularly, and often talks to motorcycle clubs at social events.

Weald Technology are corporate members of Motorcycle Action Group (MAG), the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP), and the Electric Motorcycle Industry Association (EMCIA). He sits on the "technical" and "regulatory" working groups for EMCIA.

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