Steve Kenchington


Some of Steve’s notable achievements include:
Co-founder of Litespeed Formula 1 (subsequently Caterham F1) and Litespeed F3 Teams. Numerous Lotus Active suspension and camless engine projects as well as successfully delivering first working Lotus hybrid car project. Keynote speaker & published work with ATA, SAE and Vienna.

Steve specialises in research, innovation and supporting STEM engineers for the future. With a career spanning 40+ years of leading and managing multi-disciplined design teams in the delivery of advanced R&D projects. Steve has extensive technical and practical understanding of all aspects of design, with a wide patent portfolio, in producing and implementing solutions for the Aerospace/Rail /Military/F1/Automotive and Marine industries involving mechanical, hydraulic and electronic control systems.

Steve is the Trust link to Abbeygate 6th Form College

Helen Symonds
Helen Symonds


Helen graduated from the University of Exeter with a BSc in Biological and Medicinal Chemistry and went onto the University of Cambridge to train as a chemistry teacher. With over 10+ years of teaching experience Helen now works as a Teacher Coach, training and mentoring new and experienced teachers. Helen is also our Trust Clerk and deals with all the administrative aspects of the Trust and is the first point of contact for the Trust.

David Youngman
David Youngman


Technical Authority at Thales, STEM Ambassador, WEVT Trust member for 20 years, Responsible for establishing the Bury St Edmunds Engineering Experience.

David is the Trust link to Thurston Community College.

Andrew Crosher
Andrew Crosher


Andrew is a Chartered Building Surveyor with over 30-years experience in industry primarily advising on commercial property. For most of his career as a Chartered Surveyor Andrew worked at the three largest global property consultancy’s, JLL, Cushman & Wakefield and CBRE. Andrew is currently managing director of a specialist building consultancy, Crosher Maven, advising corporate clients on end of lease (dilapidations) negotiations and other technical building matters.

Andrew is a great grandson of William and Ellen Vinten. He is the current Vinten Family member trustee and succeeds Robin Crosher, Stephen Crosher, John Crosher and Jean Crosher who founded this trust.

Andrew is the Trust link to Sybil Andrew’s Academy

Keith Honeyman


Keith started his working life as a Quantity Surveyor with a major construction contractor working on large projects all around the UK. After qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor with RICS a change of career took him into the metal castings industry. Keith spent the balance of his career in the foundry business producing castings in aluminium alloys for a wide range of clients in the engineering and construction industries.

Keith is the Trust link to Culford School

Derek Langley
BSc (Hons 1) MIET


Husband, Dad, Design Engineer, STEM Ambassador, Person;
in no particular order.

Working with St Benedict’s School, and various primary schools.

Derek is the Trust link to St Benedict’s School

Emma Devlin


Development Engineer working in the Renewables sector, STEM Ambassador. Supporting the organisation of the 2022 Bury St Edmunds Engineering Experience and working with King Edward VI School.

Emma is the Trust link to King Edward School

Julian Mills


Julian graduated from Leeds University with a Degree in Chemistry and although offered a doctorate he decided to enter a career in banking. After qualifying as an ACIB he went on to become a business manager in a national bank for 24 years. During this time Julian gained a further degree in Computing before retraining as a science teacher. During his 15+ years of teaching Julian obtained a Master’s in Education and Management before becoming a lecturer at West Suffolk College and becoming a Trustee.

Julian is the Trust link to West Suffolk College

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James Guest


Director of Mechanical Engineering, Videndum Production Solutions Ltd.
WEVT trustee appointed 2012
James has worked for Videndum (formerly Vinten) since 2006 when he started as a Design Engineer. He now runs the Mechanical Design team responsible for manual and robotic camera supports and teleprompters. Previously he worked for Bentley Motors in their safety systems and Body Structures departments. James has an MEng in Automotive Engineering from the University of Leeds and is a Chartered Manager and Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

James is the Trust link to County High School