Phil Edwards is a lifelong engineer and passionate about inspiring youngsters to consider STEM careers. He has worked in high-tech engineering companies for over 30 years and uses his many interactions with schools to show how studying STEM, in his case as an apprentice design engineer, provides a foundation to transition across a wide variety of industries.
He left school at 16 to start a Drawing Office apprenticeship and has since worked in design and development, production engineering, lean manufacturing and Operations Director, before setting up a manufacturing consultancy in 2005.
An internet browse, late in 2009, led him to design the UK’s quickest electric motorbike; that machine was on display at The National Motor Museum (Beaulieu) during 2014 alongside other record-breaking machines… an accolade he never imagined possible back in his schooldays. Phil is the driving force behind Fast Charge®; a project to build the world’s quickest electric motorbike and now splits his time between sustainable transport projects and STEM events.
A regular speaker in schools, at all key stages, Phil delivers talks on engineering; how technology is shaping the way we travel; the challenge behind the Fast Charge® world record project; and Inventing and Innovation, but each talk can be tailored to your audience and event. Simply advise Phil what you are looking for and he’ll liaise with you to deliver a memorable, and inspiring, event.
You can book an hour (for a class or assembly) through to a whole day with multiple sessions for different groups/topics. Evenings can also be booked, and prices start from £60. Full details are in the Speaker Biography; download a copy HERE or call 01825 761890 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to check dates and discuss your requirements.
The students are still talking about the day. You have really inspired them and given a wonderful perspective into a totally new career path. We are very grateful for your time, enthusiasm and expertise.
…a parent of a girl in Year 6 approached me to say how much her daughter had been inspired by your talk
Thank you very much for your input at the start of the day; it was pitched extremely well and set the tone for the day.
Excellent presentation. Very nice style. All pupils were very engaged and learnt a lot
The children were inspired by the visiting speaker; they were fascinated by his level of knowledge and that they were experiencing something which they thought was usually only geared at older people! A very valuable experience!
The electric motorbike’s fantastic, absolutely fascinating, and I wish you well with your world-record challenge