One of the region’s leading high-tech employers is investing in the future by linking with a top heritage attraction.
Lockheed Martin, one of the world’s largest defence companies employing 500 people at Langstone Business Park, Havant, have become a Corporate Partner of the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
The partnership aims to promote understanding of science and technology among young people of all ages.
“We currently engage with 37,000 children a year through our formal learning programme” explains Professor Dominic Tweddle, Director-General of the Museum, “and many, many more through our exhibitions and holiday activities. With Lockheed Martin’s support, we will be able to extend our portfolio of workshops and activities to include science and technology, which are, after all, key aspects of the Navy’s story.”
Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin UK, Stephen Ball, added “Lockheed Martin has a long and close relationship with the Royal Navy which stretches back over several decades. We are delighted to take this opportunity to partner with the National Museum of the Royal Navy and to invest in the future skills of the region.”
The new partnership was launched last night (16th February) with a dinner in HMS Victory attended by senior executives from Lockheed Martin, First Sea Lord - Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, and Trustees of the National Museum of the Royal Navy, including its Chairman, Admiral Sir Jonathon Band.
L-R Admiral Sir Jonathon Band, Stephen Ball and 1st Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope - Mike Bell Photography
L-R Admiral Sir Jonathon Band and Stephen Ball - Mike Bell Photography