BMW M8 on the track at Goodwood

BMW FRIENDS OF THE BRAND.

At BMW we create driving pleasure from the perfect combination of dynamic, sporty performance, ground-breaking innovations and breath-taking design. Our team find inspiration everywhere, especially from those who are pioneers in their respective fields.

The BMW ‘Friends of the Brand’ network includes a host of leading figures from the worlds of broadcasting, motorsport, golf, design and luxury hospitality. All are independent thinkers who strive for the highest performance every day.

ALEXANDER SIMS.

British professional racing driver currently competing in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship for BMW i Andretti Motorsport.

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ANDREW COTTER.

Originally from Troon in south-west Scotland, Andrew Cotter is well-known as one of the UK’s leading sports broadcasters.

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CLAUDIA WINKLEMAN.

One of the best-known broadcasters in the UK and winner of the RTS Award for Best Presenter in 2015.

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COLIN TURKINGTON.

Northern Irish British Touring Car Championship driver for Team BMW West Surrey Racing. He is the reigning BTCC champion, having won it for the fourth time in 2019.

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EDITH BOWMAN.

Edith Bowman has worked as a TV and Radio broadcaster for over 20 years. 

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Photography by: Mark Cocksedge

EDWARD BARBER & JAY OSGERBY.

Co-founder of London-based industrial design studio Barber Osgerby. Established in 1996 after studying at the Royal College of Art in London.

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JASON ATHERTON.

English chef and restaurateur, who has been awarded four Michelin Stars, and also co-hosted a season of My Kitchen Rules TV programme.

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JODIE KIDD.

Discovered at the age of just 15, Jodie shot into the global media spotlight appearing on the cover of Vogue, opening shows for Givenchy.

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NICK DOUGHERTY.

Former 3 x European Tour winning Golfer and top 50 player in the world and now Sky Sports Golf lead presenter.

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NICKI SHIELDS.

Renowned TV presenter, journalist, live events host, YouTuber, and the face of BBC’s FIA Formula E Championship.

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PAUL AINSWORTH.

Michelin-starred chef from Southampton, England, is the chef-patron at Paul Ainsworth at Number 6 in Padstow, Cornwall.

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PAUL O'NEILL.

Former British Touring Car Championship driver turned ITV4 commentator, Paul has an impressive career that spans over 16 years and many racing formats.

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TOM OLIPHANT.

British racing driver currently competes in the British Touring Car Championship for West Surrey Racing.

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