AoHE.  Supporting #Motive_Heritage



I originally founded the Association of Heritage Engineers (AoHE)  to help promote, support and facilitate a 'cascade' of skills, collaborating with the Heritage Skills Academy and their groundbreaking apprenticeship training scheme.  I have seen what I consider to be one of the single most important contributions to the classic vehicle community with the training programmes they have developed and continue to do so.
I very quickly realised that is wasn't just the classic car world that had 'skills pathways' issues and many great conversations insued. These ranged from watch and instrument makers, marine, steam, aviation and construction to Heritage Crafts.
I have the pleasure of working with all of these sectors, or more acurately, collaborating with these sectors. #AoHE has never been about trying competing against others,  its primarily about collaboration, networking and were possible, trying to bring people and organisations together, amplifying a unified message. Whats the ultimate aim ? Well, to make Motive Heritage and all those who work within it as value and culturally important as the UK values its 'Built' heritage. The skill sets and knowledge within Motive Heritage are, in my opinion not only just nice to have, they are absolutely key to a genuinely sustainable future economy where repair, reuse, repurposing and re-engineering will be immensly important to both society and those looking for careers within it.


AoHE is about people, lots of wonderful, generous people. People who are as passionate about #Motive_Heritage and those people, organisations & businesses who make it such a amazing community.


#AoHE is a NFP organisation, funded by individual members, our trade membership and partner companies. If you would like to join or donate to #aohe in any of those capacities to help the work we do, the relationships we build and the connections we make do please get in touch.
We have an amazing position to take into the future, but the framework needs to be in place for that to be successful. Thank you to all those already invested in what #AoHE has acheived and I look forward to speaking with those who would like to get involved.

Dominic Taylor-Lane - Founder and MD AoHE

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AoHE is a not for profit membership organisation supporting and promoting motive heritage business, heritage engineering, apprenticeships, education and heritage engineering. We are THE motive heritage network.


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We have been able to create a thriving heritage network - individual members, Education, Museums, allied trades, specialist engineering companies and of most importantly apprentices.

Our collaborations with like minded organisations & initiatives include:

FBHVC  Heritage Crafts , Brooklands Museum trust,  The Bugatti trustHeritage Skills Academy,  AA810 Aerospace Careers programme,  Coventry MotoFest, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Shuttleworth Trust,  Vintage Sports Car Club, Bugatti owners club, Ralph Hosier Engineering, Haynes Motor Museum, Shuttleworth Trust, Piston Foundation, Revs Institute, NTT, NTET, Hammersmith & Fulham College   


Our trade membership is  expanding, becoming more diverse with an amazing skill range, the broader we can become, the more effective we can become. Not only for skills and training but for inter-business networking opportunities, strengthening heritage engineering for the future.

We are a not for profit limited company

We support, promote and showcase our member companies, specialists and organisations using our amazingly diverse network of supporters.

We'd love you to become part of the AoHE and see how we can help each other to address the issues that will inevitably start to affect our community.


#Respectrepair #Repairculture is helping create a more sustainable future for engineering and potentially providing quality job opportunities for young people within that economy.