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    In the Driving Seat: Julie Meadows, Motordrive Seats

    ‘Finding a Place to Park my Melon’ makes its first appearance as the favourite book in our ‘In the Driving Seat’ feature, with Julie Meadows from Motordrive Seats…

    Name
    Julie Meadows

    Company
    Motordrive Seats

    Position
    Owner Manager

    Apart from that
    Ex Chair of Chorley Building Society, Governor Westholme School

    Association with NAA
    Joined the NAA in late 2020 with common interests in composites manufacture, automotive OEM supply chain and developing business in the North of England.

    Why did you join the NAA?
    Although Motordrive operates in a very unique field, manufacturing FIA motorsport competition seats, we saw the opportunity to contribute to common issues with members of the NAA, to network and seek support in sector specific expertise which we do not have in-house. Paul and the team were encouraging from the off and have already made valuable introductions.

    Personal
    I am a Chartered Accountant by trade, live in Chorley with ‘Mr. Motordrive’, A.K.A. Darren and have two semi-grown up children who are university students. Motorsport is a big part of the Meadows’ life, however I leave the competing to other members of the clan and stick with my more sedate pilates. 

    Favourite football team
    Football – really? But if you twist my arm it would be Real Madrid who I have seen play and just seem to dance with the ball (is that a thing?).

    Musical performer
    Bryan Adams

    Movie
    Love Actually

    Books
    Finding a Place to Park my Melon

    Best motoring moment
    Where do I start with this one? From a pure enjoyment perspective it has to be a two-wheeled spectacle and would be attending the Moto GP at Valentino Rossi’s home track in Misano. The whole experience was electric and the “Doctor” was well and truly in the house. From an in-car perspective it would be driving spontaneously from Chorley to Nice in The South of France just for a meal of Moules frites (I was young once, wasn’t I?).

    Best business advice you’ve ever received?
    Every overnight success takes ten years.

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