THE sky really is the limit for businesses at the Swindon and Wiltshire Business Growth Summit today.

A turbine-powered dune buggy, called the Parajet Xplore Sky Quad, will be launched in the UK to more than 300 people at the summit.

Developed by Wiltshire-based Gilo Industries Group, the Sky Quad is a single-person dune buggy which can take to the air using a high-powered engine on the back.

After testing the buggy in America the group’s founder and CEO Gilo Cardozo has finally brought it to the UK.

“We have been working hard for almost 10 years to be able to launch the Parajet Xplorer Sky Quad in the UK. We are so excited to be unveiling this ultimate new hybrid adventure vehicle,” he said.

“It’s a road legal dune buggy, combined with a personal aircraft, designed for thrill seekers who love to explore and experience the world from a different perspective.”

It has a super lightweight engine created by the group’s company Rotron Power.

The firm says this means the Sky Quad does not require aviation certification and can now be commercialised in the UK and around the world.

The innovation in new technology was welcomed by organisers at the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

“We are delighted to be hosting the UK launch of the Parajet Xplorer Sky Quad, an example of the latest innovation at the heart of our thriving economy,” said John Mortimer, chairman of SWLEP.

“It’s businesses like Gilo Industries that will enable Swindon and Wiltshire to play our part in making the UK a global leader in the industries of the future.”

Business leaders attending the summit at Longleat House will hear talks from Gilo about the growth of his business from start-up.

Attendees will be able examine the new vehicle which will be on display.

There will also be talks from Kevin Fothergill, commercial director at the Johnson and Matthey Hydrogen Hub, Anthony Lovell de Souza on making the most of crowdfunding and Molly Fisher who will share 75-years of business experience as managing director of Landford Stone.