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MGI CONSULTANCY: AN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR SUCCESS

MGI Consultancy’s values of engineering quality and on-time delivery manifest themselves in all aspects of the business. From initial conceptual phases right through to completion of ground breaking projects, the company’s experts bring the highest standards to everything they do. And they have an array of cutting edge tools to do the job. 


“We have long recognised the importance of investing in our business in order to continue providing the best service possible to our clients,” explains CEO Mike Gascoyne. “That extends to our IT and computer infrastructure.”


The ten-strong core ‘in-house’ team, with an impressive pedigree working at the pinnacle of engineering, have access to a raft of latest specification software and hardware to deliver innovative solutions to MGI’s clients in the automotive, aerospace, motorsport, marine and transportation industries.


In terms of Computer Aided Design (CAD), the first port of call is the Siemens PLM Software NX for Design software. NX represents the next generation of design, simulation and manufacturing that plays to the strengths of MGI Consultancy, covering the complete development cycle. 

“We are predominantly NX based,” says Mike, “but we pride ourselves on putting in place any other systems as dictated by specific client projects. For example, we have recently put in a couple of SOLIDWORKS seats. We are a client-first business and although we have a highly advanced set-up already in place, we are able to upgrade where needed.” 


The NX solution also extends to Teamcenter, a collaborative product lifecycle management system that forms an important part of MGI’s expansion into aerospace.

“Teamcenter ties in with our work towards AS9100D certification,” explains Mike. “It allows us to manage parts and issues in a very controlled and traceable manner, a fundamental requirement for the AS9100D.”


For Finite Element Analysis (FEA), MGI’s team makes use of the HyperWorks suite by Altair, an extensive range of software tools that includes best-in-class modelling, linear and non-linear analyses, structural and system-level optimisation, fluid and multi-body dynamics simulation, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), multi physics analysis, model-based development, and data management solutions.

“We have a large number of HyperWorks units at our disposal, which allows access to the full suite” says Mike. “We can do in-house CFD, vehicle analysis, kinematics analysis, and much more.” 


MGI Consultancy’s approach to its daily operations also brings specific hardware requirements. The company’s human resources ethos encourages engineers to work wherever most convenient. Whether it’s at MGI’s technical campus in Bampton, from its clients’ offices or from home, the company has the server capability and security to support the engineering team at all times.



Founder and CEO, Mike Gascoyne, said:

“We have invested in an upgraded server to expand our network capability for larger volumes of data,” says Mike. “Most of our workstations are laptop-based because we encourage our engineers to work wherever most convenient. Our engineers are not tied to being on site; we have put in place all necessary hardware and software to allow them to work remotely. For a small engineering company, our investment in software, and hardware tools to complement it, is pretty significant.”



To discover how MGI Consultancy could support your business, call us on +44 1367 252227 or email mike@mgiconsultancy.com

Cutting Edge Design Engineering Solutions Under One Roof

OUR SERVICES AT A GLANCE

Aerospace, Aviation & Defence 

Automotive, Transport and Marine 

Motorsport

Design and Engineering

- Advanced Composite Design and Mechanical Engineering Solutions 

- Finite Element Analysis 

- Static, Dynamic, Crash and Fatigue Analysis and Design in Composites and Metallic 

- Innovative Engineering Consultancy 

- Electronics  

R&D

- Driver in the Loop Simulator 

- Aerodynamics/CFD 

- Multi Post Test Rig 

- Non-Destructive and Destructive Testing 

- Rapid Prototyping/Manufature  

Racing and Project Management

- Full Car Design, Build and Run Projects in the Motorsport Sector 

- Project Management of Motorsport and Marine Projects 

- Comprehensive Lifing, Testing and Reliability Programs 

- Marketing and Commercial Services

- Team Building and Management Training, Corporate Speaking  

Production

- 3D Design and In-house Printing Facilities

- Vacuum Resin Infusion for Aerospace and Motorsport Projects



Specialist Lightweight Composite Design and Engineering Solutions under one roof, managed and overseen by Mike Gascoyne on a daily basis. Our experienced Senior Head of Departments deliver engineering solutions for leading companies and drive innovation in key areas including automotive, aerospace, marine and motorsport in dedicated facilities in Oxfordshire.


We believe that knowledge and experience mean something. 


Lightweight composite design engineering solutions

Excellence, Creativity, Integrity and Teamwork

MGI Consultancy aims to bring innovative engineering solutions, R&D and project management services, based on F1® standards of engineering, to mainstream adjacent industries.


MGI Consultancy is all about technology transfer from F1® (extensive R&D, fast paced development, on time delivery, top level engineering staff, international expertise, supplier network) and we are actively welcoming business enquiries from other industries, whilst maintaining a strong presence in the international motorsports arena at both a management and design level.


“My reputation in F1® was built on engineering quality and on-time delivery. These are the values we bring to every project we undertake.” Mike Gascoyne, CEO of MGI Motorsport Ltd.

   

We focus on our British design and engineering capabilities and invest significantly in creating new lightweight solutions for the automotive, aerospace, motorsports and marine sectors and encourage green, sustainable and reusable energy technologies across all sectors we work in. 

25 Years of Racing at the Pinnacle

MGI is a dynamic, performance and results driven engineering consultancy with its roots and DNA forged in the high pressure environment of Formula 1® motorsport. In motorsports, based on the experience of its founder and CEO, MGI Consultancy is unique as one of the few companies outside of F1® that has successfully set up an entire F1 team from scratch. From the design and production of the complete F1® car in 2010 for Lotus Racing/Caterham. Mike also managed Caterham’s entry into the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance challenge, the set up of the Caterham GP2 team and sports car collaboration with Renault Alpine as well as the off-shore Class 40 sailing project “Caterham Challenge”.  

Applied Formula 1® Engineering and Project Management

We apply our extensive experience in Formula 1®, R&D, engineering, competitive sports and marketing rigorously to all projects we manage.Whatever your requirements, whether in motorsport or beyond, MGI Consultancy offers a reactive and performance driven solution to your needs. Our team consists of highly skilled specialists  and the respected knowledge and drive of CEO Mike Gascoyne to oversee your brief through to project conclusion. Our skill sets are wide and varied, gained in the automotive, motorsport, aviation and marine industries and we can tailor a package to suit your business objectives.   

About us

A DEDICATED TEAM AND FACILITIES IN OXFORDSHIRE

Our Team Leaders


Chris Harris, Head of Stress Analysis

Chris began his career in advanced stress engineering at General Motors, working in Australia, Sweden, Germany and Italy on international vehicle platform programs. He moved into motor sport through a 6 year stint in V8 supercars and then as an F1 stress engineer for 5 years. Further consultancy experience in the defence and aerospace industries has given Chris a broad level of knowledge ranging from advanced very low volume composites to high volume metallic structures. 


Joao Correia, Head of Aerodynamics

Joao is a versatile, highly motivated individual who has worked in motorsports, from lower Formulas to Formula 1 and Formula E. He has a PhD in Aerodynamics from Cranfield. His main roles at MGI are aerodynamics and performance engineering, but also team management He has several years design experience. He enjoys working outside of his comfort zone and thrives when working under pressure. 


Sean Briscall, Head of Mechanical Design

Sean is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with experience in Formula One and industrial design. He started his career  in Formula 1 at Tyrrell, working for Mike, moving on to work for McLaren and Toyota F1 before using his experience to work on various projects in the in the Defence Industry for the past 10 years. 


James East, Head of Systems Integration

Senior Design Engineer with experience in Composite Design and Systems Integration across various Motorsport series including Williams F1, Manor and Torro Rosso.


Peter Scrimshaw, Head of Electronic Control Systems

Peter started work at Rolls-Royce on the first digital engine control system for the RB211  engine, before moving on to F1 at Tyrrell, working alongside Mike Gascoyne. From there he moved to Benetton and then to 500GP motorcycle racing with  Suzuki. He has designed and developed a range of motorsport engine management systems for both Pectel and Life Racing. Recently Peter has been working on the design of custom industrial router equipment, combined with his motorsports work at MGI.



The Team


Gary Spencer: Senior Design Engineer Gary is an experienced engineer with over 25 years’ experience within design and manufacture. His career history covers many fields including over 14 years in Formula 1 and extensive press tooling and general engineering experience He worked previously with Mike at the Renault F1 Team. 


Matt Watson: Design Engineer Matt has many years of extensive general engineering design experience including working on aerospace projects and aircraft interiors.


Matthew Gibbons: Graduate Design Engineer Matthew has recently joined the team after completing his degree in Engineering at Bristol University


William Soukal-Walsh: William graduated with a Distinction in MSc Motorsport Engineering from the University of Derby where he also played a role setting up and leading their Formula Student Team.


Silvi Schaumloeffel: Silvi has a background in Sports Marketing and PR, having worked for several years in F1 in Germany and the UK,  including setting up the Lotus Racing F1 Team with Mike.

Mike Gascoyne, Founder & CEO

MGI’s founder, Mike Gascoyne, is one of the most renowned technicians in Formula One and has carved out an illustrious career at the pinnacle of international Motorsport for over two decades.  Having studied for a Ph.D. in fluid dynamics at Cambridge University throughout the 1980s, Mike’s passion for Motorsport took him into the world of Formula One for the first time in 1989 when he joined the McLaren team.  Since 1989 Mike has continued working at varying teams such as Sauber, Tyrrell, Jordan

3D Printing

3D Printing Design and Manufacturing Consultancy

Additive manufacturing has become the perfect go-to technology for product designers, industrial designers and model makers of all types. With the ability to build detailed representations of individual components for fit, form and function prototypes, combined with the variety of different materials and surface finishes offered by 3D printing it was natural for MGI to invest into this technology.  

Indeed in 1999 Mike Gascoyne was at the forefront in introducing 3D printing into wind tunnel model development in Formula 1 at Jordan GP which led to their first race wins and best ever season that year.


Our experienced design engineers work with the latest available 3D design software packages including Siemens NX 11 and Catia V5, plus the latest 3D printing hardware to design and print the products to your specifications in-house. We guarantee accuracy and focus on the quality of the parts produced as well as the speed in which they are delivered.

Speaking Engagements

Mike Gascoyne is  a sought after speaker for  evening and after dinner speeches, conferences and client entertainment. He has worked with international sports teams and global sponsors from different cultural backgrounds and is appearing regularly on TV, radio and other media outlets. 

Client testimonials are available.

To book Mike for after dinner / keynote speaking please contact his agents, NMP Live Limited +44 (0)1372 361 004 www.nmplive.co.uk

Team Building

Formula 1 is a top level sport that relies on team building and shared success. Mike Gascoyne is able to share his experiences of building winning teams in a competitive environment and communicating how to apply those skill to different industries and cultural environments.

Management Training

Having worked in competitive environments from small sports teams to  global corporations  Mike Gascoyne can help to advise your management team on the lessons from operating in a competitive fast changing environment and adapt management and operation styles accordingly.

F1 Double seater aero update 2018

MGI Consultancy helps bring F1 two-seater to life

27 July 2018:  MGI Consultancy has played a significant role in contemporising the Formula 1 two-seater car, which is back in action at the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend.

CEO Mike Gascoyne is overseeing the running of the car from the Hungaroring pitlane, working with aviation entrepreneur and former Minardi Team Principal, Paul Stoddart, as part of the affectionately known “11th team” in the paddock.

The car, whose origins are found in the 1998 Tyrrell 026, itself designed under Mike’s technical directorship, has undergone a substantial upgrade with MGI Consultancy designing and manufacturing an entirely new bodywork package in line with the 2018 F1 technical regulations.

The result is the most modern and highest performing two-seater car, which offers passengers the closest experience to modern day Formula 1 possible.

“Liberty Media approached Paul at the Australian GP in 2017 about running a two-seater programme under the new F1 Experiences banner,” explains Mike. “Paul did that with his Minardi two-seaters, which themselves were based on the 1998 Tyrrell that I designed. I came on board in mid-2017 to help run that programme from a technical point of view.

“For 2018, Paul commissioned the team at MGI Consultancy to design and develop a brand new bodywork package for the car to bring it fully up-to-date with the latest regulations.”

The MGI team of engineers got to work in late 2017 on the project, with a focus on designing a new, wider front wing, rear wing, roll hoop and bargeboards. The new bodywork gave the two-seater a striking new look, with heads turning on its first appearance of the 2018 season at Barcelona in May.

In addition to the aero elements, MGI Consultancy also improved the passenger fit in the car and installed cameras. The result is an enhanced experience, greater comfort and improved visibility, with zero compromise on safety.  

f1 double seater, mgi, mike gascoyne, Paul stoddart

“It’s all been about enhancing the experience for the people in the car - driver and passenger,” adds Mike. “We have seen Jenson Button, Anthony Davidson and Paul di Resta take guests around in Barcelona and Silverstone, and they have all seemed impressed with the car. Introduction of an upgrated, technologically advanced two-seater has become an important part of the F1 Experience programme. I am thrilled that MGI Consultancy is able to be part of it.”

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