- BAC appoints Mike Flewitt as Chairman
- Former McLaren Automotive CEO brings exceptional expertise in automotive innovation and manufacturing to bolster the BAC senior leadership team
- Flewitt’s proven track record of delivering rapid scale-up and financial success synergises with BAC’s ambitious growth strategy and new model programme
- A lifelong car enthusiast and keen racer, Flewitt embodies BAC’s commitment to its ‘sport of driving’ ethos
- Flewitt joins BAC at a seminal moment as the company continues to experience exceptional demand for the Mono range and prepares for further expansion
17th January 2023 – Liverpool, UK
Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) has announced the appointment of Mike Flewitt as Chairman of the Board. Flewitt’s arrival strengthens the senior leadership team of BAC, as the company continues to experience exponential demand for its unique, ultra-driver-focussed, road-legal, single-seater Mono supercar.
Flewitt brings four decades of world-class automotive innovation, manufacturing and strategic management expertise to BAC at a seminal period in the technology-driven company’s growth, underpinned by a rapid scale-up plan. In 2023, BAC will introduce new models to its current Mono line-up and launch into new global markets. Innovative new technologies are also being developed.
Widely acknowledged by the global automotive industry as a consummate professional and accomplished, results-driven visionary, Flewitt led McLaren Automotive Limited from 2013 to 2021, after relinquishing his role as Vice President, Manufacturing with Ford of Europe. During his tenure as CEO of McLaren Automotive, Flewitt spearheaded the launch of a full range of cars, facilitating in the process the rapid growth of the organisation and establishing it as one of the world’s leading supercar brands.
Flewitt’s background in successfully industrialising products and processes from concept to production will be pivotal as BAC embarks on its ambitious next-stage scale-up plan and new product development.
Commenting on his appointment as BAC Chairman, Mike Flewitt said: “I have long admired what Neill and Ian Briggs have achieved with BAC, and their unflinching determination to engineer one of the finest driving machines on the planet. The single-seater Mono and Mono R supercars are extraordinary accomplishments that could have only been created by continuously pushing the boundaries of automotive technology.
“With BAC’s recent successful expansion across Europe, North America and Asia, the brand is rapidly expanding as a bona fide global player. Having been privileged to see BAC’s future growth plans and details of the new model line-up, I am honoured and excited in equal measure to accept Neill and Ian’s offer to join as Chairman and become part of the BAC story. And given that I started my automotive career on a production line down the road in Halewood, it feels very good to be coming home to Liverpool.”
Commenting on Flewitt’s appointment as Chairman, Ian Briggs, BAC Co-Founder and Design Director, said: “We are elated that an industry leader of Mike’s incredible calibre has joined BAC as Chairman. His appointment marks a pivotal moment in BAC’s history. Mike’s results-proven expertise and seasoned counsel will prove invaluable as we embark on the next stage of our strategic scale-up.”
Neill Briggs, BAC co-founder and Director of Product Development, added: “Mike brings the core strategic and operational competencies that are required, working with the board to deliver next level financial successes and further international award-winning recognition. Equally important to everyone at BAC and our customers is the fact that Mike is a life-long car enthusiast and a passionate driver who understands the vast difference between ‘transportation’ and the sport of driving – and that is precisely what BAC stands for.”
Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) LTD is the British manufacturer behind the world’s only road-legal, single-seater supercars – the BAC Mono and BAC Mono R. The Liverpool-based business was founded in 2009 by brothers Neill and Ian Briggs, who set about delivering a pinnacle road vehicle that offers the most authentic and purest driving experience possible.
Mono and Mono R implement the very latest racing technology and are highly regarded by customers and critics alike as the ultimate pieces of sporting equipment for the art of driving. They focus solely on the person behind the wheel, race cars for the road that can be described as A-to-A vehicles, rather than A-to-B – forget the destination; these models are all about pure driving pleasure.
BAC customers are passionate, knowledgeable and highly discerning car lovers who have achieved entrepreneurial success; and, as such, have extensive garages housing the finest car collections. Technology savvy and passionate about driving, they invest in Mono because they seek an uncompromising, ultra-immersive experience that nothing else in the world can offer, combined with an exceptional level of bespoke luxury.
Designed, engineered, and managed by experts with extensive backgrounds in leading global automotive, high-end supercar, and motorsport brands, Mono and Mono R, are luxury products that owners can tailor to fulfil their needs and desires. From performance to personalised vehicle aesthetics, drivers are offered a truly bespoke commissioning experience and customer journey. Every single car rolled out of the BAC factory is a ‘One of a Kind’ creation.
BAC exports 90% of the cars it produces to more than 45 different countries across five different continents – and counting. The company’s carefully selected, highly specialized dealer network across America, Asia and Europe caters to an ever-growing global demand for Mono ownership and servicing.