• Question: What or who had/ has the greatest influence on you?

    Asked by bae5lyf to Huw, Gosha, Ray, Stacey, Steve on 11 Mar 2015.
    • Photo: Huw Williams

      Huw Williams answered on 11 Mar 2015:

      I think for me as with many other people my greatest influence has been my parents.

      My Dad gave me a passion for machines and things that move by helping me and teaching me to take motorbikes to bits.

      My Mum gave me the determination to always work my hardest and never give up.

      Without them I wouldn’t be here today 🙂


    • Photo: Steve Cox

      Steve Cox answered on 11 Mar 2015:

      Sir William Lyons – he founded Jaguar Cars, and with some amazing engineers who worked with him he created some of the most beautiful, and elegant cars ever designed.

      Those cars got me interested in being an engineer in the first place, so for that reason he had a very great influence on what I chose to do for a career.

    • Photo: Gosha Barzowska

      Gosha Barzowska answered on 12 Mar 2015:

      I definitely will praise my teachers here:) I had very supportive and helpful Maths and Physics teachers who ‘made’ me love those subjects. The made it easy at start to get interested and then they slowly and gradually made it more and more complex. I still remember how proud I was solving complicated problems! Without they great support I wouldn’t be talking to you guys;)

    • Photo: Stacey Cutten

      Stacey Cutten answered on 12 Mar 2015:

      Similarly to Huw, I’m going to have to give my parents credit for this one. From an early age we would always go sightseeing as a family – so most of the inspiring structures that I have seen are down to them. They also took me camping so I started to appreciate the great outdoors and wasn’t afraid to get my hands dirty! They were also the people who suggested an apprenticeship when I was applying to university. Without all of their support, I quite obviously wouldn’t be here today! 😀

      Sorry for the late reply!