My name is Malcolm Bardsley and I am a teacher of English language and literature at a secondary school. This was certainly not the career that I envisaged when I was a teenager; I was fascinated by all things mechanical and was determined to become an engineer. Unfortunately – or as it has turned out, perhaps fortunately – work in the engineering industry was more difficult to get than I expected and I went back into education and trained to be a teacher. This has turned into a career that I absolutely love and I have no regrets whatsoever that I am exceedingly unlikely ever to make a living by building the world’s finest mouse trap.
I still retain a love of cars however, and from an early age I have had a deep respect for the products that carry the Rolls-Royce name. This led me several years ago to read about the origins of the company and the colourful characters that featured in it. In a business in which many thousands of companies have gone bankrupt in the past the success of Rolls-Royce, manufacturing superbly designed and engineered cars in a world in which price is often the most important criteria, is little less than amazing. I found it fascinating that this success was thanks to a group of such different people, all of whom brought their own particular skills together for the benefit of all.
This website is by no means finished; there are still many stories to be told about this car and aircraft engine manufacturing company which I will tackle when I have more time. In the meanwhile, if you have any comments, corrections or criticisms to offer, I would be very interested to hear from you. I would also welcome any suggestions about other articles.
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Best wishes Malcolm Bardsley.