Williams sets up Middle Eastern entrepreneur scheme
5 October 2011 – Williams F1, partnered by social enterprise Silatech, has established a programme to help encourage entrepreneurship among the youth of Qatar and the Middle East.
The Grove-based Formula 1 outfit has teamed up with Silatech - founded in 2008 by Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned - in order to primarily address issues facing 18 to 30-year-olds across the region, such as unemployment.
The setup involves Williams working alongside the company on a number of different projects, supported by the Williams Technology Centre in Qatar.
“Contributing to Qatari society…is an important part of our expanding presence in the region and we look forward to using our motorsport expertise to support its young people,” says Team Principal Sir Frank Williams.