Sir Simon Milton was one of London's most successful politicians, who believed passionately that it was the responsibility of every individual to extend an opportunity to all, whether young or old. The Sir Simon Milton Foundation was founded following his premature death in 2011, with the aim to continue his vision of a city in which the young can aspire and the older thrive.
The flagship project of the Sir Simon Milton Foundation is a new college for 14-18 year-olds, which will educate and train young Londoner's from all backgrounds for careers in the engineering and construction industries. Based in central London and opening in September 2017, it will be the only educational facility of its kind in the city.
They aim to inspire and develop a new generation of engineers, technicians and business leaders with the skills, confidence and knowledge they need to be a success in life. The college will offer a unique opportunity to develop skills with the latest technology and engineering equipment. The students will deal with business challenges by leading employers supporting the college such as Network Rai, Land Securities, Crossrail, Sir Robert McAlpine, Transport for London and BT Fleet. The Gumball 3000 Foundation donations have been uniquely placed to help this school establish itself and support students who wish to pursue a career in the automotive industry.