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Well meet Oscar, the Bionic Cat….
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Did you know there are 13 million people living below the poverty line in the UK? Foodbanks provide a minimum of 3 days emergency food and support to local people in crisis.
Last week Fortis Living, a local company to esp, were running Communities Week 2015 and when they contacted us, we were more than happy to help.
Sales Director Martin Kent, arranged for various cases of toilet roll and facial tissues to be donated to the Fortis Living collection.
Take a look at their Facebook page for more details, just search Fortis Living.
Following the successful completion of the Three Peaks Challenge in July, Team Grandslam – who esp sponsored throughout the event – attended a presentation evening at Liverpool Yacht Club last week.
The team were not only celebrating their own personal achievements but the fantastic amount they raised for two charities. The team of 5 raised over £5200 which will be split between Alzheimer’s Society and Macmillan Cancer Support.
esp are extremely proud to have sponsored the team in such an epic challenge and would like to congratulate each crew member for their unwavering determination which saw them complete the challenge in 6th place and enabled them to contribute such an impressive sum to their chosen causes.
Harriett Baldwin’s visit to the esp offices last week was covered by the Worcester News…..
AN award winning Malvern company has announced plans to expand and create new jobs.
ESP, a winner at this year’s Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce business awards, is to move into a new purpose-built factory from its current base on the town’s Enigma Business Park.
Last month, the company which makes disposable paper tissue products, celebrated 25 years in business with a party at the Three Counties Showground.
Its expansion plans have been welcomed by West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin, who said: “I met with ESP five years ago and I was impressed with the company’s ambition and drive. It was great to take the opportunity to catch up and hear about the expansion plans and especially the commitment to creating new jobs and hopefully taking on apprentices in the near future. I have offered the company my help as it seeks to source funding to grow the business further and I look forward to meeting with them again when the new site plans are confirmed.”
As a founding member of the CHSA soft tissue scheme, we are proud to ensure all products are fully labelled with accurate length, widths and sheet counts as appropriate. We guarantee that the products we supply will meet the specifications on the label.
Over the course of the last few years we have seen a practice adopted across some non CHSA accredited soft tissue manufacturers of supplying unmarked packs of products for the purpose of competing with brands in a very price competitive environment. This has unfortunately allowed some suppliers to pass their products off as being more than they really are, for example, bulking up shorter length product to look the same as standard length products. The CHSA has taken the initiative to rid the marketplace of these products.
The latest drive from the CHSA to Beat the Cheats is to supply accredited manufacturers with lapel badges depicting the schemes logo. Our sales team will be wearing the badges in support of the scheme which gives all esp customers and potential customers confidence they are purchasing a product that complies with specification.
For further information on the benefits of buying a certified scheme product from esp, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 25th July saw esp staff past and present get together to celebrate 25 years of esp at EnigmaFest 2015.
Set against the backdrop of the Malvern Hills, the esp family enjoyed fairground rides, stalls, games, good food, live music and much more late into the evening.
Throughout the celebrations, esp staff, family and friends all raised money for WedAid – a charity which sponsors orphaned children in a remote region of Zimbabwe. We are delighted to announce a total of £536.10 was raised which will see 10 children put through school for another year.
Take a look at some of the pics from EnigmaFest – our family day of fun……
Over the last few weeks we have shared some wonderful pieces of art created from either toilet paper or empty toilet rolls.
Now with the Summer holidays in full swing, get your kids creating their own masterpieces. Here is some inspiration to get you started……
Don’t forget to share your creations with us via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ESPenigma
Grandslam departed Whitehaven marina first thing on Monday morning after less than 6 hours in the yacht haven, with the runners settling down to get some serious rest.
33 hours of hard sailing in the challenging waters of the Western Isles beckoned, with strong south easterly winds the dedicated sailors, Mike, Jonty and Tony, shared watches throughout the day and night and never wavered. Despite the lack of sleep, they made some fantastic navigational choices, staying in touch with the much faster boats for the majority of the time. This was up until 10 miles to run to Fort William when the wind started to ease slowing progress against the leading boats who had already docked and despatched their runners.
Grandslam arrived at the official finish point for the sailing legs at the entrance to the Caledonian Canal in Fort William at 9.15 pm on a beautiful Tuesday evening, her journey done. Ben Nevis the highest mountain in the British Isles standing proud in the dying light with snow still on the summit despite it being midsummer. Chris and Jay set out on the final challenge to scale the ‘Ben”, at 9.25 pm after having their safety kit checked by the race officials.
Chris and Jay arrived at the summit after 4000 feet of vertical ascent, having negotiated the snowfield, at just after midnight.
Wednesday 1.30 am and the whole team have crammed into the support vehicle and walked several hundred feet up the side of Ben Nevis in the pitch black to greet the boys as they run down to the base and encourage them on the final 4 mile slog back to the finish line. There is a tension in the air as everyone strains to look into the darkness in silence. Watches are checked minute after minute based on their expected arrival time at the spot we are occupying. Finally two pinpricks of light from the head torches appear in the distance. Mike ,the skipper, and the rest of the team call out encouragement as they pass us at surprising speed on the descent; but its clear that the sheer scale of the physical effort over the previous 3 days is having its effect and they are both digging deep to make the finish line.
2.25 am and the remainder of the team have driven back to to the finish, and are there to welcome Jay and Chris home as they cross the finish line arm in arm, clearly delighted with wide smiles on their faces, despite their obvious fatigue, 3 days and eight hours after setting out from Barmouth.
9.00 am Wednesday and after a snatched sleep all are up and sorting kit at the dockside. It’s a beautiful quiet morning and everyone is talking and taking in what they have achieved; other teams are coming over, sharing their own experiences and offering their congratulations on finishing.
In the final analysis 389 miles sailed , 14,000 feet of climbing in total , 30 miles cycled, 60 miles run and £3,300 pounds raised for Macmillan cancer and Alzheimers charities. 6th across the finish line and 5th after calculating the boats handicap and a massive sense of achievement for the whole Grandslam team and all competitors.
Take a look at some of the pictures from this epic challenge below: