Damon Hill’s son signs lucrative Formula One sponsorship deal
Published 01/09/2011 | 10:01
PHARMACEUTICAL firm Auden Mckenzie announced today it has signed a sponsorship deal with up-and-coming racing driver Josh Hill.
Hill, 20 is aiming to follow in the footsteps of his father Damon and grandfather Graham who were both Formula One world champions.
Auden Mckenzie was keen to sponsor a talented British youngster and were delighted to seal an agreement with Hill.
Managing Director Amit Patel said: "We are absolutely delighted to have signed this sponsorship deal with Josh Hill.
"Auden Mckenzie is a young, aspiring British company and we were very keen to back a young, aspiring British sporting talent. Josh fits the bill perfectly.
"We believe Josh has the talent to follow in the footsteps of his father Damon and grandfather Graham.
"We hope this will be the start of a long and successful partnership between us."
Auden McKenzie is a successful pharmaceutical company based in Ruislip, Middlesex.
Mr Patel, who was awarded the Asian Young Entrepreneur of the Year title in 2010, employs over 60 people at the Auden Mckenzie headquarters.
They specialise in "niche markets for medicines," providing drugs that help for conditions like Parkinsons Disease, diabetes and epilepsy.
Following completion of the deal Mr Patel, his sister, Operations director Meeta, and Alan Barnard, Head of Sales and Marketing, visited Silverstone to watch Josh in action at the World Renault Formula Championships.
Josh Hill said: "As a young driver in Formula Renault UK, it's great to have a young and ambitious British company like Auden Mckenzie sign up to be part of my team. Having the right sponsor is so important in helping me pursue a successful career in motorsport, and I look forward to taking the Auden Mckenzie name to some of the most recognisable circuits in Britain and challenging for the podium. I hope this is the start of a successful relationship."
Damon Hill said: "We're delighted that Amit Patel and Auden Mckenzie have turned their passion for British motorsport into support for Josh by coming on board as a sponsor. Auden Mckenzie is a young, motivated company whose ambitions to make it to the top are matched by Josh's determination to succeed on the track."