By Powerscourt on 01/04/2020


Powerscourt is proud to be working alongside VentilatorChallengeUK, a consortium of leading industrial, technology and engineering businesses from across the aerospace, automotive and medical sectors.

Chaired by Dick Elsy, CEO of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, the consortium of more than 20 companies will produce at least 10,000 medical ventilators for the NHS following a formal request from the UK Government, announced by the consortium on 30 March 2020.

The Powerscourt team is led by James White and Jack Holden.

Powerscourt started working with the consortium in mid-March, providing strategic communications advice around all elements of the consortium’s media activities while acting as the central press office for all UK and international media, coordinating and fielding hundreds of enquiries in the first week alone.  Powerscourt also designed the Group’s logo and website.

James White, Head of Industrials, commented:

“It’s a great honour to have been appointed as communications advisor to the VentilatorChallengeUK consortium and to support the incredible work being done by this impressive group at such a critical time.

“This is a fascinating brief which has evolved at pace and it has been a genuine privilege to witness first-hand how this fantastic array of engineers, technicians and scientists have come together to meet the challenge of providing the UK with additional ventilators head-on.”