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In the Driving Seat: Christofer Ratcliffe, Brace Technology

Christofer Ratcliffe from Brace Technology is normally immersed in all things motorcycles, but car enthusiasts will be pleased to see that Christofer’s best motoring moment involves a TVR Speed 12…

Name
Christofer Ratcliffe

Company
Brace Technology

Position
Founder/Director

Apart from that
Member of Motorcycle Industry Association. STEM Ambassador

Association with NAA
Collaborative partner with NAA on a Niche Vehicle Network Production Readiness project to develop a modular configurable battery system. Previous member of NAA whilst at CCM Motorcycles.

Why did you join the NAA?
To collaborate with UK based automotive companies as a partner, customer or supplier.

Personal
Outdoor adventures with the family. Every aspect of motorcycles, trail riding, rallies, track days, touring and tinkering. Long time sax player in bands ranging from Swing, jazz, rock, ska and crooners.

Favourite football team
The mighty Wigan Warriors Ruby League

Musical performer
Impossible to say without leaving anyone out. As a sax player I really admire the late, great Clarence Clemens.

Movie
Forest Gump is the only film I can watch over and over. ‘On any Sunday’ for motorcycle inspiration.

Books
Difficult, but having only read children’s books through to the end for the last 7 years it would have to be the Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Best motoring moment
Tentatively reversing a TVR Speed 12 off the race truck as an apprentice engineer.

Best business advice you’ve ever received?
Surround yourself with people who are more intelligent and more skilled than yourself.

European Social Fund
Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham