BeeAnywhere, The Low Cost EV – Designed and Manufactured in the UK

  Today’s announcement that the UK will ban all sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030 may have come as a shock to some in the boardrooms of German automobile manufacturers, but it’s a very welcome addition for us at MEV. The 2030 cut off hands a huge advantage to innovative and agile companies, while the large established players …

Crawling From The Wreckage

There’s a certain amount of inertia in all our lives, things that we just do because we do them, and we’ve always done them. Life grinds on day after day apart from small breaks for business trips and holidays where the routines and the food are different. But the COVID-19 outbreak has given us a chance to take a break …

Driving Adoption of Electric Vehicles

Like an increasing number of people I’ve been pondering the idea of an electric vehicle for the past few years and then backing off when I see the range and the price.  As an entrepreneur there’s nothing like finding a problem to solve, and in this case it was how to make EVs cheaper. The outcome was the BeeAnywhere which …

Crossing the Atlantic with Inspirational, Calm and Clear Leadership

Getting a crew of sailors from one corner of the Atlantic to the other is no mean feat and requires immense effort and courage from all the crew.  Louise Roy, freshly arrived in Punta del Este, Uruguay, talks about how they did it and how skipper Guy Waite’s inspirational, calm and clear leadership style got them there. 

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Never Stop Learning – Dare to Lead

Watching the progress of Dare to Lead and the other boats on the race viewer can be a bit puzzling for non ocean sailors, but fortunately help is at hand. The Dare to Lead supporters group on facebook has over a thousand members including a few who are very knowledgeable about ocean racing. There are a lot of fascinating discussions …

How Do You Work This Thing?

One of my favourite things about the Clipper Round the World race is that anyone can do it, and the crew have a wide range of abilities from salty old seadogs to complete novices. The same applies to the race supporters and while we can follow the position of the boats on the Clipper Race Viewer or on Marine Traffic, some, …

Chinese Entrepreneur Dares to Lead

London, UK – 29 August 2019: A Chinese entrepreneur and her British ‘rocket scientist’ husband are embarking on a unique global campaign to build stronger cultural partnerships and commercial opportunities between Europe and China. 于海玲 Hailing Yu and Tim Harper have a unique combination of skills and experiences in both Europe and China working in new technology markets. They are aware of …

Together We Dare to Lead

40,000 miles Around the World I’ve never been much of a sailor – motorsports, cricket, hiking and running have been my passions, and always shading to the long-distance endurance side of things rather than a quick sprint. The 24 hours of Le Mans, a five-day test match binge or long distance footpath perhaps, but now I find myself committed to …

Graphene Commercialization: Pushing Too Hard

A few comments from me are reported in an IEEE Spectrum article looking at the effectiveness of the billion euro Graphene Flagship program. I’m not sure that I’m a critic of the program per se because spending money on basic research is the wellspring of later innovation. Where I do have doubts is in graphene commercialization when academics are trying to …