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    In the Driving Seat: Sam Burgess, SamsonVT

    Sam Burgess from SamsonVT says that he loves good food, but that he also enjoys mountain biking – presumably the latter is to wear off all that food…

    Sam Burgess


    Position Co-Founder & CEO

    Apart from that
    SamsonVT is part of various communities such as Sci-Tech Daresbury, Made Smarter, Innovate UK, SMMT, and of course the NAA.

    Association with NAA
    We have been with the NAA for around 12 months after meeting through the Hartree Centre on the Sci-Tech Daresbury campus. 

    Why did you join the NAA?
    Many of our team love cars and have strong automotive backgrounds – that’s exactly why we’re looking to engage with likeminded people in the community. We want to both gain a better understanding of the market whilst supporting the evolution of automotive technology!

    Before SamsonVT I worked in the manufacturing sector for approximately 25 years. I enjoy mountain biking wherever possible, alongside cross fit and kettlebells – but most importantly, I love good food!

    Favourite football team
    Unpopular opinion but I’m not a great football fan – I much prefer rugby.

    Musical performer
    Fatboy Slim & Neil Diamond – not in that order.

    Point Break

    Papillion by Henri Charrière

    Best motoring moment
    It would have to be riding a Trophy truck through Plaster City in California, USA with the guys at RIDE FOX.

    Best business advice you’ve ever received?
    To always hold honesty & integrity above all else.

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