Worcestershire Festival of Business

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esp will be taking part in the 3rd annual Worcestershire Festival of Business on Friday 16th September.

The Festival of Business is a one day ‘Business Exhibition and Networking Event’ that will be held in the High Street and The Guildhall of Worcester City Centre from 9am to 4pm.

Money raised from the event will go towards a 14 week entrepreneurial training programme that will teach local disadvantaged young people, the knowledge and skills required to set up their own businesses.

Come and find us near the Guildhall tomorrow !!

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!

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:

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.

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

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

 

More Toilet Rolls Re-invented

Over the last few weeks, we have discovered how some very talented artists can turn empty toilet rolls into wonderful pieces of art. Today, we are sharing the work of Japanese artist Yuken Teruya.

Yuken cuts trees out of paper bays and cardboard toilet rolls. The most fantastic thing is that in each roll, the shape of a tree is created without adding or removing anything, just by cutting out and folding the paper from the roll itself.

Take a look at some of the beautiful designs below:Toilet-Roll-Craft-01 Toilet-Roll-Craft-02 Toilet-Roll-Craft-03

Blackmore Park – The Latest

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Following a successful public consultation at the beginning of March, we will be submitting formal planning application to Malvern Hills District Council within the next few days. The paperwork has finally been completed and we are extremely excited to move into the next stage of the Blackmore Park project.

Our current facilities cover just over 108,000 square feet, which is split between a converting unit, offices and three warehouses. Back in 2007, we started searching for suitable land / premises to amalgamate all areas into one location. The 19 acre site at Blackmore Park in Malvern was purchased in 2013. The new site will consolidate all operations enabling us to continue servicing our current markets whilst also allowing for future development and expansion into new markets.

Isla Buchanan, ESP’s Projects Manager, Matt Tebbatt of One Ltd and Philip Oakley of CPS Build have put together detailed design concepts of how our new facility may look:

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Watch this space for more updates on the Blackmore Park project.

We’re Recruiting!

In line with our ongoing growth plans we are looking for another Regional Sales Manager to join our Sales Team covering the South West of England and Wales.  This is an exciting opportunity to join an established growing organisation who can offer an excellent next step in your Sales career.  Primarily you will be responsible for developing and expanding the business within the Region by establishing esp and the enigma brand.  This will take a very proactive sales approach which will maximize the opportunities that exist within the region.This is a fantastic opening to join a company that is genuinely dedicated to growing its business through quality products and services.  On top of a very rewarding career with a company committed to your development, you can look forward to a package which will reward your experience and desire to win.

For more information and how to apply, visit our website: espenigma.com

 

ESP – Coming To A Theatre Near You

esp are sponsoring the latest play from Nick Wilkes – the Malvern Bard. In support of FoodCycle, the play is a dark comedy of food waste, life decisions and toilet rolls….

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The play will be shown at the following theatres:

The Manor Pavillion Theatre, Sidmouth – Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th April

Number 8 Arts Centre, Pershore – Saturday 25th April

The Attic Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon – Thursday 30th April to Sunday 3rd May

If you would like to see the play for free as a guest of esp, please email kelly@espenigma.com to organise your tickets.