George Robert Edwards
Sir George Robert Edwards, (1908-2003) aircraft designer and industrialist. He began his aviation career in 1935 with Vickers (Aviation) Ltd at Weybridge, under Rex Pierson and Barnes Wallis. He eventually became Chairman of British Aircraft Corporation (BAC), overseeing the development of Concorde, and the Jaguar and Tornado military aircraft. He was also a leading figure in the foundation of the University of Surrey.
His motto was, quite simply, 'Never give up'.