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    In the Driving Seat: Adrian May, Heitkamp & Thumann Group

    Adrian May, Heitkamp & Thumann Group, is showing his age by telling us that his first car was a Morris 1100, costing £140.


    Adrian May


    Heitkamp & Thumann Group


    Director of Strategic Partnerships

    Apart from that

    Director of Child Action Northwest, Chair of B&FC’s Industry Advisory Board, Regional Advisory Board member for MakeUK (NW Region)

    Association with the NAA

    Since 2008 but only recently as a rejoining member

    Why did you join the NAA?

    To network amongst peers in industry and to learn through sharing best practices


    Married with four children and two grandchildren. Hobbies include Freemasonry, motorcycling and landscape photography

    Favourite football team

    I’m Welsh, it’s the wrong shaped ball for me

    Musical performer

    Queen (up to 1984 – they went a bit too commercial after then)


    The Jungle Book (1967)


    Anything by Leslie Thomas

    Best motoring moment

    Passing my driving test when I was 17 and my Dad buying me a Morris 1100 (for £140). 2nd gear was a bit hit and miss but I loved that car.

    Best business advice you’ve ever received?

    As Abraham Lincoln said, “It is better to remain silent and be thought the fool, than to speak and remove all doubt”.

    European Regional Development Fund Northern Powerhouse
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham