Lancing's first Engineering and Science Business Network

The first Engineering and Science Business Network took place on Thursday 29 November 2018. OLs Jeremy Green (Teme 1998–2003), Simon Green (Sanderson's 1984–1986) and Tanya Green (Handford 1991–1993) kindly hosted the evening at their company’s office in Woodmancote, West Sussex. Hayward & Green Aviation Ltd. is a leading global supplier of avionics and aviation spare parts, providing material and engineering support to the world’s airlines.

The evening saw a welcome mix of OLs, current parents and sixth form pupils, all with a keen interest in the engineering and science sector. Guests had a real opportunity to test their knowledge on an interactive exercise which involved matching priced aviation parts to photographs of different aeroplanes.

Dr Giles Preston, Head of Science and Physics at Lancing, who attended the evening with Sixth Form pupils, said: 'It was very enlightening for students to see how a career in Engineering can be so varied and fun. The evening gave them all an opportunity to see some wonderful (and expensive) bits of beautifully engineered aircraft, and chat with OLs and current parents who are in the field of Engineering. It was also a useful networking experience for many professionals there, including Andy and Luca, our two current Ricardo project mentors from over the road.'

If you are interested in hosting a future event or would like to know more about other business networks, please contact Natacha Skelton, Foundation Manager, at

More photos of this event can be found here