Date: November 2011

Business background - 6th Gear Experience Ltd

The company was founded in 2006 by Simon George, 42, marketing director, and Andy Cummings, 40, operations director.

Andy Cummings (left) and Simon George,
directors of 6th Gear
Longcross Proving Ground, Surrey - one of five
6th Gear circuits
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The two met while training to become race instructors, Simon owning a Lamborghini Murcielago and Andy a Gallardo, and the idea of starting their own supercar driving experience business was born.

Today the company operates a fleet of 30 supercars, seven double-decker race car transporters and a Bell JetRanger helicopter.  It employs 20 full time and some 100 part time staff, and has its head office in the West Midlands.

The company catered for 45,000 customers in 2011, and expects this to increase to around 60,000 in 2012.

About the directors

Simon George describes himself as a Lamborghini ‘enthusiast’, although some might say expert, as the company now owns seven Lamborghinis including five Gallardos and two Murcielagos and he has driven over 150,000 miles in his own Lamborghini Murcielago.  A regular contributor to Evo magazine, he honed his business skills building up and operating a large franchised group of ‘Subway’ outlets, and lives at Holmfirth, West Yorkshire.

Andy Cummings is equally passionate about high performance cars and races Radical sports cars in the ‘Radical Cup’ series.  He also owns a racing team which competes across Europe.  A qualified mechanical engineer, Andy shares Simon’s enthusiasm for all things Lamborghini, and lives at Canwell, near Tamworth, West Midlands.

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For more information, please contact:
Simon George, marketing director, 6th Gear Experience
simon@6thgearexperience.com
www.6thgearexperience.com

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Ref: SG03/2011