A motley group of six attempted to break out of the St Neots Museum's Jail on Friday evening.
We had been thrown into the cells for appealing against conscription and were trying to escape before going up against the infamous Lord Sandwich (a well known badass).
We had three rooms to solve and an hour to do it in, would we escape or would we get locked in and shipped off to the war?
We got out of the prison cell very quickly and out of the corridor within 15 minutes. 2 rooms down and one to go. The final room had a set of six locks to find keys for
to be able to free the main door key. There were two ways to solve the clues in the final room: a) find the clues and solve them in order or b) just scatter and see what you could find.
We opted for b which actually worked pretty well other than for 2 of the keys - but I wont spoil the surprise in case anyone is going this weekend to do it.
After 25 minutes and 2 seconds we ESCAPED! No war for us!!
We weren't the fastest but were 7th out of 150 teams which the Escape Room people were pretty surprised by as the faster times were people who had done the rooms before. We then
retired to the local hostelry over the road to congratulate ourselves with a pint!
Well done Titan!
After finishing joint 5th last year we were determined to get into the final and get that elusive medal. Our heats were strong with times of 60.13, 60.91 and 61.15 so with the fastest 2 times counting we finished 4th overall and found ourselves in the semi-finals. We were drawn against Real Fit and Last of the Summer Whine but we did get the slowest lane so knew we were going to be up against it. From the starters horn we were off like a rocket, our start was strong and we were perfectly in time with each other. Unfortunately about 100 meters in someone looked like they caught a paddle or hurt themselves and found it really hard to get back in time with the others.
Our day finished without a medal but Titan are super proud of all of the people that came out to paddle and support. We have gained a lot of honorary Titan members who will be expected to join in again next year!
Finals for definite in 2020.
Earlier this month Titan exhibited at the Business Growth Conference organised by the Motorsport Industry Association and hosted by Sahara Force India at their Silverstone headquarters.
Attended by Sales Manager Stuart Rossin, and Account Manager Steve Preest, the Titan display consisted of examples of engineering solutions that have been produced by Titan for a range of motorsport and automotive clients. Projects range from complex steering systems, to challenging motorsport components that have been required within urgent timeframes, and manufactured to tight tolerances.
Titan is committed to staying at the forefront of modern manufacturing in order to ensure we can meet our customers’ needs with the latest in design and manufacturing technology. As a result, Titan’s continuous improvement programme’s latest phase has seen not only the installation of our latest machining centre, but also an upgrade of our facilities.
The latest addition to our production pool is the Haas VF2-SS milling machine. Ideal for long run automotive production runs, its boasts a 762 x 406 508 mm capacity and a 24 + 1 side mount tool changer. It has already been installed and operational, already adding to Titan’s manufacturing output.
In addition to the new machine, we have undergone a general refurbishment, where the tool pre-set area has been relocated to smooth the production flow process and all new workshop furniture (workbenches etc) has been fitted. Even the floors were given an overhaul and a fresh coat of paint.
But the programme by no means stops there, with both extensive expansion plans and further machinery investment plans in the pipeline.
Contact the team today to find out how Titan can assist with your engineering challenges.
Titan are delighted to welcome Michael Sheridan to the business in the role as Operations Director. Michael joins the business during an exciting chapter in the business’ development, with the addition of innovative products, increased OEM work and implementation of new manufacturing processes.
2017 saw Titan grow significantly, and Michael who joins Titan from Arcam Limited, an innovative business in the audio and visual industry, has already hit the ground running. The last few months have seen the transition of the business to ISO9001:2015 from the previous standard, as well as a full refurbish of Titan’s manufacturing facility.
Michael brings 25 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, with 11 of those spent at Pi Research, meaning that the challenging demands of the motorsport and automotive industries are no surprise to him.
His role at Titan will be to support the implementation of Titan’s ambitious growth plans, on behalf of the Shareholders. Working to increase capacity, efficiency and quality of service for all customers that rely on Titan to provide them with engineering solutions.
Titan has established itself as a trusted supplier to both OEMs and motorsport teams over the years, and Michael will be working with the team at Titan to grow the service offerings to both new and existing customers in the industry.
Michael Sheridan: “I am really pleased to have joined Titan at this exciting time in their growth. The business has so much potential, and I am really looking forward to working with the team to capitalise on this, and move forward with them. I have been in post for just a few months, and we have already been discussing some really exciting new developments in the business.”
George Lendrum, Managing Director: “I am delighted to welcome Michael to the team. I worked with him many years ago at Pi Research, and when the opportunity to work together again came up, I knew he would be perfect for what we have planned at Titan. He will be a great asset to the team, and has already shown himself to be a great fit for what we need.”
Last week, Steve Milton, Head of Ricardo’s engine operations, visited Titan to present their Supplier of the Year Award. The award recognises outstanding overall performance in Titan’s supply of products and services to Ricardo over the past 12 months. With the emphasis on delivery and product quality, Titan achieved 100 percent on time and in full delivery throughout 2017.
Presented at Titan’s engineering facility in Cambridgeshire, George Lendrum, Managing Director accepted the award to applause from the team at Titan. “I am delighted to have been able to accept this accolade on behalf of all at Titan”, commented Lendrum. “The performance improvements have only been possible with the full commitment of our team. Our relationship with Ricardo has matured over the years, to the point that real trust and a genuine partnership has evolved.”
“A robust and high-quality supply chain is essential for a successful performance product manufacturing operation,” commented Ricardo head of engine operations Steve Milton. “For this reason, we spend significant time and effort in developing our multi-national supply chain, to ensure that Ricardo can remain the supplier of choice for performance and premium vehicle engines. Amongst some of the world’s best suppliers, we were very pleased to be able to recognize the contribution of Titan with our 2017 Supplier of the Year award. We look forward to working with Titan and our entire supply chain to set new benchmarks in performance, quality and delivery in the year ahead.”
This award comes hot on the heels of Titan winning the Business of the Year Award at the Motorsport Industry Association Business Excellence Awards, which were held last month. Without doubt, this has been the most exciting and rewarding starts to any year, and is as a result of huge changes and growth at Titan.
Titan specialises in the design, development and manufacture of complex engineered components and solutions for the automotive and motorsport industries. With over 60% of Titan’s production being supplied into automotive applications, receiving this award from Ricardo for work on Project Victoria is a real endorsement of Titan’s capabilities as a supplier.
Titan wins Prestigious Motorsport Industry Association Business Excellence Award
Titan has won the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) Small Business of the Year Award, having had 13% annualised growth over the last five years and with a turnover target of £8m in 2018. The award was presented at the Business Excellence Awards, held on the evening of the first day at Autosport International, Europe’s premier motorsport exhibition.
The Business of the Year Award, was sponsored by Lestercast and presented by Rt Hon the Lord Astor of Hever PC DL to George Lendrum, Managing Director of Titan, at the event which was attended by over 500 industry professionals.
The award capped off another impressive year for Titan, with investments in new facilities, technology developments and a significant growth of the workforce. Despite concerns in engineering and manufacturing in the current economic climate, Titan is pushing hard and continues on the path of expansion. A motorsport business that started over 40 years ago building racing cars, over the last decade has transformed into a quality focussed, leading supplier of engineering and manufacturing services to high performance OEMs and professional motorsport teams, as well as marketing its range of high performance accessories.
Speaking after the event, George Lendrum was both delighted with the award and excited for the future. “I am so proud to have been able to accept this award on behalf of the team at Titan. 2017 was a successful year, with big steps taken to further develop engineering solutions for clients alongside improvements in our manufacturing responsiveness and Quality Systems. The award is the result of great teamwork at Titan which is all focused on providing more solutions that delight our customers. 2018 looks set to see this continue with more investment in machine tools and infrastructure that will focus on the growth targets we have for the business.”
Titan joined an impressive line-up of motorsport businesses receiving awards. Other recipients, included: Prodrive, RML, National College of Motorsport, Goodridge, McLaren Applied Technologies and M-Sport, many of whom are clients of Titan.