Rolls-Royce has become a national sponsor of the Bessemer Society, the forum and mutual society which brings together like-minded entrepreneurs to create successful new companies based on forward-thinking.

The sponsorship agreement means Rolls-Royce will support the Bessemer Society’s regular networking events, where ‘serial’ CEOs, founders and entrepreneurs come together to discuss the technical and creative skills required to succeed in advanced technology sectors.

Warren East, Rolls-Royce’s chief executive officer, said: “I am delighted that Rolls-Royce is sponsoring the Bessemer Society, a forum committed to developing innovative businesses.

“Innovation is crucial for all sizes of businesses and for Rolls-Royce, that means pioneering technologies that deliver clean and safe solutions to meet the world’s vital power needs. This ranges from electrification and sustainable fuel development through to compact nuclear power stations, where we’re collaborating with a variety of industrial partners including a number of small innovative businesses, to provide affordable, reliable, low carbon power.”

Alex Stewart, the Bessemer Society’s founder, said: “Rolls-Royce’s sponsorship is the ultimate endorsement of our networking activities. Having Rolls-Royce as a sponsor means our members benefit from the opportunity to share with and learn from one of the most advanced industrial technology companies in the world.”

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