Great Northern Classics is a destination attraction with a host of services and events for classic vehicle enthusiasts and general visitors alike.
Heritage is the future. But it needs protecting. And that’s the aim of Great Northern Classics: to preserve and propagate crucial skills for the classic vehicle industry.
The need for a project such as this has never been greater. The heritage vehicle industry is booming – in the UK alone it is estimated to be worth around £6bn. Yet, paradoxically, it faces a skills crisis: many restoration specialists are well beyond retirement age, with little opportunity to pass on their skills to a younger generation.
Great Northern Classics is a centre for the transference of vital skills. Young apprentices undertake on-site training and serve apprenticeships alongside existing specialists, all under one roof.
Great Northern Classics addresses this pressing skills shortage crisis by providing world-class specialist training.
“”We find recruitment quite difficult. There is a skills shortage in the industry so for us Great Northern Classics is a fantastic opportunity. The project allows core skills to be brought together to create a hub of excellence.”Ross Allerton
“It’s a real worry, because all of the people with the skills are in their 60s and 70s.”Jonathan Holmes