Creating with Toilet Paper….

After seeing the toilet paper wedding dresses created for the 12th Annual Toilet Paper wedding dress contest Emma Gracie, who is at esp for work experience, was inspired to make her very own dress.

Using a mixture of 2 ply Jumbo Toilet Roll and Airlaid Industrial Roll, Emma created a small scale version which proved to be slightly trickier than first thought – who knew toilet paper would be so difficult to stich??!

Check out the images of the final piece….

And here is our dress model back home with a very excited Charlotte…..

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esp supporting Team GB at Rio 2016

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Team GB are a week into this year’s Olympics and have already clocked up 16 medals across 10 different events.

Going into the weekend Team GB will be competing in the Men’s and Women’s Coxed Eight Rowing finals.

We’re supporting Team GB all the way and have even created our own Olympic Rings out of (would you believe it?!) an empty toilet roll core!

Happy Friday!

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It appears we’re not the only ones who prefer hand towels…..

European Tissue Symposium (ETS) have recently released the results of an observational study conducted in four washrooms during ISSA Interclean Amsterdam 2016.

The study observed the behaviour of 3,879 visitors – 2,474 men and 1,405 women when washing and drying their hands following a visit to the washroom. Each washroom had both paper towels and jet air hand dryers situated directly above each other. Faced with these drying options, 90% of men and 91% of women chose paper towels over jet air dryers.

“We undertook this study during ISSA Interclean in order to give us a better understanding of people’s behaviour in washrooms,” explained ETS Chairman, Roberto Beradi. “The results are very clear. People overwhelmingly plump for paper towels as the preferred way to dry their hands following a visit to the washroom.”

Previously, research by leading microbiologists has shown single use towels offer the most hygienic way to dry hands following hand washing during a washroom visit.

“We now have proof that in addition to helping prevent the spread of viruses, nothing is more hygienic than paper to dry your hands, but also that paper towels are the most preferred option among users,” added Roberto Beradi. “Facilities managers should take note if they want clients to be happy and healthy following a trip to the washroom.”

In order to keep you and your clients happy and healthy, why not take a look at our wide range of hand towels here http://espenigma.com/Products/Hand_Towels  or contact ESP HQ for a free sample on 01684 893 797.

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Team Enigma and The Three Peaks

This weekend saw Team Enigma – a group of esp employees – take on the Welsh Three Peaks, Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen Y Fan.

Starting off just after 4am on Saturday morning, the team headed up the Miners Track towards the peak of Snowdon through thick fog and pouring rain. A few hours later, a soggy but ecstatic team reach the peak with enough time to take a selfie before heading back down.

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Cadair Idris was next and with the rain not letting up the team pushed onwards and upwards to reach the peak around 2pm ahead of schedule.

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With the journey to Pen Y Fan taking its toll on tired muscles the final peak seemed a daunting prospect, however the team charged through the final barrier to reach the peak and head back down to finish in amazing time – some finishing within 15 hours, but all completing under 15 and ½ hours.

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Together Team Enigma tackled over 23 miles and accumulated over 500,000 steps. The Three Peaks destroyed boots, waterproofs, mobile phones and a few muscles, however the team finished with their sense of humour still intact and smiles firmly on all faces.

The Team completed the challenge to raise money for two charities WedAid and Midlands Air Ambulance.

WedAid (1153279) is a local charity which raises money to help change the lives of children in schools or orphanages where the smallest gifts can make the biggest difference.

The formal objectives of the charity are: To advance education, relieve poverty and promote good health of children and young people anywhere in the world, in particular but not exclusively by the provision of money, items and services to schools and orphanages.

Midlands Air Ambulance (1143118) is the charity responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances serving the communities of six Midlands counties: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands.

What is not widely known is that Midlands Air Ambulance receives no Government or National Lottery funding. Each Midlands Air Ambulance mission costs £2,500 and in excess of £7 million is needed each year to keep its three air ambulances operational, which is donated entirely by the public and local businesses.

You still have time to donate so please give all you can!!!!

https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/team-enigma-2016

Check out a few pictures from Team Enigma’s Challenge:

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Hereford and Worcester Business Awards 2016

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We were delighted to attend the Hereford and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2016 at the University of Worcester Arena last night. Although we missed out in both categories, becoming finalists was a great achievement considering the high calibre businesses we shared the evening with. We would like to send our congratulations to all the winners and extend a huge thanks to the Chamber for putting on a wonderful evening.

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Wish Us Luck….

Tomorrow night we will be attending the Hereford and Worcester Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2016 at the University of Worcester Arena.

The evening will mark the 15th year of the awards and we are delighted to have been selected as finalists in not one, but two, categories – Small Business of The Year and High Growth Business of The Year.

Wish us luck and follow us on Twitter @ESPenigma for all the action from the awards as it happens!!

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Our Latest Team Member

esp are delighted to introduce the latest person to join our growing team – Peter Bradburn. Following our successful tender application to the NHS, Peter has joined us to focus on the NHS & Healthcare accounts across the UK.

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Peter has a wealth of Sales experience including 10 years dealing with NHS / Medical Sales. He is thrilled to join esp ahead of the move to our new state of the art manufacturing plant at Blackmore Park and at a time we are introducing a range of new products and washroom dispensers.

Regarding his appointment Peter said “I joined esp due to their forward thinking approach and am extremely proud to represent a UK manufacturing company which is continuing to grow and expand”

Should you have any NHS / Healthcare product enquiries, please direct them to Peter via nhs@espenigma.com

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esp at ISSA Interclean 2016

ISSA Interclean brings you to the heart of the professional cleaning industry and last week we were one of over 800 exhibitors at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam for the latest show. We unveiled our brand new range of dispensers, Origin and the complimentary range of luxury stainless steel dispensers on a double deck stand in Hall 11. From Tuesday 10th May to Friday 13th May, the esp stand team welcomed a range of visitors from existing customers and suppliers to a number of new contacts and clients.

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The new Origin dispensers from esp are an all-encompassing range covering options from toilet tissue and hand towel units to matching air freshener and bulk fill soap dispensers. Origin is the first of its kind to include economically priced system dispensers within an entry level washroom range. Made from white ABS plastic, these contemporary dispensers are smart enough for everyday washrooms and strong enough for busy commercial facilities, including schools, factories and offices.

The Origin range is produced with no branding to allow for easy personalisation with screen printing options available on orders above 100 dispensers.

For more information, please contact kelly@espenigma.com or ring the customer service team on 01684 893 797.

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We are FINALISTS……

esp are delighted to announce we have been selected as finalists at the Hereford and Worcestershire Business Awards 2016 in not one, but two categories – High Growth Business of the Year and Small Business of the Year.

The number of applications received by the Chamber this year exceeded all expectations and were of a very high standard, therefore we are extremely proud to have reached this stage so far.

Winners of each category will be announced on the night of the Awards on Thursday 9th June 2016 and we will keep you updated with our progress.

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esp staff are taking on the Welsh Three Peaks

 

This Summer  Team Enigma – a group of 24 employees from ESP Ltd will be taking on the Welsh Three Peaks to raise money for our two chosen charities.

The challenge will consist of ascending the three highest mountains in North, Mid and South Wales – Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen Y Fan – all within an 18 hour window.

We will be raising money to split equally between our two chosen charities – WedAid and Midlands Air Ambulance.

WedAid (1153279) is a local charity which raises money to help change the lives of children in schools or orphanages where the smallest gifts can make the biggest difference. The formal objectives of the charity are: To advance education, relieve poverty and promote good health of children and young people anywhere in the world, in particular but not exclusively by the provision of money, items and services to schools and orphanages.

Midlands Air Ambulance (1143118) is the charity responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances serving the communities of six Midlands counties: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands. What is not widely known is that Midlands Air Ambulance receives no Government or National Lottery funding. Each Midlands Air Ambulance mission costs £2,500 and in excess of £7 million is needed each year to keep its three air ambulances operational, which is donated entirely by the public and local businesses.

Follow the link to our JustGiving page to donate now:

https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/team-enigma-24

 

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