Last week excitement was growing as we counted down the hours until the arrival of our royal visitor HRH the Prince of Wales. As the technicians frantically tidied the workshop the rest of us rifled through our wardrobes trying to find our best suits and dresses.
Prince Charles, arrived on tuesday morning (06/07/2021). With his passionate interest in sustainability, he was keen to meet both those who are working in the company and those whose commitment is key to our future. Other prominent guests included, the Rt Hon Simon Hart, Secretary of State for Wales; Mike Owen, Chief Investment Officer for the Development Bank of Wales; Sioned Evans, Director of Business and Regions for the Welsh Government; Brian Holliday, MD of Siemens UK Digital Industries; Mike Bristow, MD Manufacturing Logistics in HL Supply Chain; Oil 4 Wales director Sally Williams and Cllr Andrea Lewis from Swansea. All are taking an active interest in Riversimple. We also had the support of Fay Jones MP, James Evans MS, as well as Cllr Rosemarie Harris and Nigel Brinn of Powys County Council who are all critical to seeing Riversimple’s plans come to fruition, particularly in welcoming our first manufacturing facility in mid Wales. The architectural plans above drew a lot of attention.
The Prince took a test drive in a Rasa and was surprised at how well grounded it felt given its light weight and skinny tyres. The royal team brought their film crew who produced this short film of the day.
The day was a resounding success with HRH singing the praises of the Rasa and what Riversimple are achieving as a business in the world of Welsh innovation with our Circular Revolution project and as pioneers of hydrogen mobility.
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