Rolls-Royce has announced the successful completion of the company's recent recruitment campaign for 100 new permanent jobs. The news was celebrated at a special event attended by the new recruits at the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, West Sussex, hosted by Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer and Frank Ludwig, Director of Manufacturing.
The campaign was launched in January following the company's announcement of record sales for 2013. More than 1,500 people are now employed on site.
Speaking from the Home of Rolls-Royce, Torsten Müller-Ötvös said, "I am delighted to announce the successful completion of our latest recruitment campaign. Our greatest asset is the skilled men and women that work for Rolls-Royce around the world and we have ensured that we recruit only the very best candidates. I am very pleased that our continuing growth has enabled us to recruit more permanent employees into the team."
Earlier this month, the company announced that a new Technology and Logistics Centre will be built at Bognor Regis, close to Goodwood. Around 200 people will be employed at the Centre, with a number of new roles created in addition to those transferred from existing logistics functions. The Technology and Logistics Centre is planned to be fully operational in early 2016.
The luxury car manufacturer, Rolls Royce, is designing a new convertible model that will be made at it's site in Goodwood in West Sussex. It will go on sale by mid-2016 - its price could be up to £250,000. A record number of Rolls Royce cars were sold from January to June.
The annual Goodwood Festival of Speed continues in earnest today at Goodwood House in West Sussex. This year's centrepiece is a sculpture celebrating 120 years of Mercedes Benz involvement in motor sport.
Visitors on Friday will have the chance to watch drivers try out the hill climb.
An intrepid pilot almost became hypothermic during an 8,000-mile solo flight in a 1940s biplane. Tracey Curtis-Taylor had to endure freezing weather during her eight-week adventure from Cape Town to Goodwood.
The 51-year-old finally realised her dream of recreating the pioneering 1928 flight of Lady Mary Heath who became the first person to fly alone across Africa. She set off from Cape Town in the Spirit of Artemis, a classic 1940s open cockpit Boeing Stearman biplane, and ended her journey in Goodwood.
Rolls Royce are celebrating their 110th year by announcing 100 new jobs at Goodwood in West Sussex.
It comes after their 4th year of record sales, with more than 3,600 cars sold throughout 2013.
Demand is still high for models such as the Phantom, Ghost and Wraith models.
Manufactures have also seen a popular increase in bespoke vehicles, with a high percentage leaving Goodwood with bespoke design elements.
More than 70 cyclists took part in a challenging ride at Goodwood House across Hampshire and Sussex countryside.
The riders including London 2012 gold medallists' Laura Trott, Geraint Thomas and Sir Matthew Pinsent.
The cyclists set off at 10am where they took on the steep Goodwood Hill.
They then rode through Midhurst, Liss Forest and across South Downs Way.
The third and final climb of the ride was Harting Hill which is renowned for being a gruelling challenge used in the 1994 Tour De France.
Video. Goodwood Revival will attract thousands of spectators this weekend. It's a showcase for some of the most desirable older models to take to the circuit and prove they've still got what it takes. This from Richard Slee.
Video. Glorious Goodwood started today. Although it's not ladies day until Thursday, women will be hoping to have a starring role throughout the event. Horse racing is one of the few sports where women compete at the top level against their male rivals. Chris Maughan reports.
Some of the world's most famous motor racing drivers - past and present - are in Sussex this weekend for the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed. Now in its 20th year - the event is held in the grounds of Goodwood House, with racing taking place up its famous hill climb. Sarah Gomme reports.
The auctioneers who sold the most expensive car ever to be sold at public auction have said that they always knew it would be a 'very, very important car'.
The former Formula 1 racing car was driven by the F1 world champion Juan Manuel Fangio in 1954 when he clinched the second of his five titles.
The Argentinian drove the car to victory in the 1954 German and Swiss Grand Prix races.
A private buyer bought the car over the telephone.
"At £19.6 million inclusive, it's a new world record by some distance.
"We had eight telephone bidders at the start of the bidding and we had three people in the audience, so we had more than 10 people who were prepared to spend. Of those 11 bidders, only five got the chance to bid.
"Our own personal record of £5 million was achieved last year for a Bentley. The price that we achieved today is over three times that, so it's extraordinary.
"We always knew that it was a very, very important car."