Upcycled Picnic Bench Project

With the UK’s summer season in full swing, we asked our very talented maintenance department to manufacture / upcycle some pallets into a picnic bench for our staff to take full advantage of during the warmer weather. The picnic bench has been made from five wooden pallets and as you can see from the photo we have a few more pallets in stock to start on the next batch of benches.

We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually look for ways to improve our performance in this area. This project forms part of our environmental policy to minimize our waste by reusing or recycling as much as possible.

Derby Business Awards 2019

EPM entered into the Derby Business Awards at the beginning of the year. With the awards ceremony taking at the Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby on 5 June 2019. The awards are an annual event to celebrate success and recognise achievement and highlight the innovative people and companies in Derby and Derbyshire.

Hosted by Gail Emms MBE and Mark Dolan. The evening consisted of various activities including stand-up bingo, silent auction and a raffle with all proceeds going to Rainbows Hospice. The awards commenced following the evening’s entertainment from Belle Voci (Finalists in last year’s -2018 The Voice).

Winners from the evening

Company of the Year: Ward
SME Business of the Year: Hackwood Farm
Employer of the Year: Ward
Start-up Business of the Year: White Peak Distillery
Business Entrepreneur of the Year: Amanda Strong (Mercia Image Print)
Creative Communications and Digital Business of the Year: Bloc Digital
Apprentice Employer of the Year: Imperial Commercials
Professional Services Award: Smith Partnership
Contribution to the Community Award: Cosy Direct
Not for Profit Organisation Award: Headway
Customer Service Excellence Award: Oviso Financial Services
Excellence in Manufacturing Award: Stirland Paterson
Sales and Marketing Award: Tecquipment
Leadership Team of the Year: Silver X Logistics
Education Sector: Business Engagement and Employability Award: University of Derby

Lisa Tester, Marketing Manager said, “Although we didn’t win the Excellence in Manufacturing award, the company was shortlisted as finalists which is a great achievement and has given the business great exposure within the local community. We would like to Congratulate all of the winners and hope you all had a great evening.”

 

JEC World Show 2019

JEC World is a worldwide composite industry event, which is entirely dedicated to supporting the growth and promotion of composite material and was this year held at Paris Nord Villepinte, France between 12 March – 14 March 2019. The show was another great success following the intense three days exhibition.  There was more than 112 participating countries and had over 43,500 visitors attend. 1,300 + exhibitors and over 4,000 business meetings took place.

Visitors included a multitude of high profile companies from a variety of industries including Siemens, Toyota, Volvo, BMW, Boeing, Ducati and many more.

This year’s exhibitions had a few new additions to the show which including a dedicated 3D printing area and the Composites Student Program.

Matt Charlton, Head of Business Development commented on the event saying ‘It was probably the best JEC I have attended. I can’t wait to see what next years exhibition will hold.’

Geneva International Motor Show 2019

The Geneva International Annual Motor Show took place this year between the 7 March – 17 March 2019. The show is a ten day exhibition tailored to the Motorsport / Automotive trade, also open to the general public and hosted at the Palexpo, Geneva.

One of the shows objectives this year was to become more modern and focused on the future without losing the perspective of its nearly 100 years history. It was recorded on the last evening the visitor count was 602,000 one hour before the show was due to close.

Exhibitors this year brought their ‘A game’ having special experiences for attendees which involved them being able to take a drive on a race track simulator. The interest shown in these stands strengthen the shows intension to position the Geneva International Motor Show as an experience trade fair in the future.

Matt Charlton, Head of Business Development commented on the event saying “It was an interesting year at Geneva with a broad range of new and concept vehicles on show. Electric Vehicles, Hyper cars and a combination of the two being high on the agenda for a number of the exhibitors, all of which utilising the benefits of advanced composites in one way or another.”

Autosport International Show 2019

The annual Autosport International Show took place this year on 10 January – 13 January 2019. The show is a three day Motorsport / Automotive exhibition tailored to the Motorsport trade and the general public hosted at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.

This year the show held on-stage interviews, autograph sessions and meet and greets with past and present racing drivers from F1, Formula 3, World Rally Championship, Le Mans 24 hours, BTCC and industry commentators.

More show features included:

  • Live action arena demonstrating racing machinery and performance cars.
  • Le Mans Esport
  • 2019 World Rally Championship Car Launch
  • F1 Racing feature
  • Autosport Engineering
  • A Motorsport image gallery and much more…..

Matt Charlton, Head of Business Development commented on the exhibition saying “The Autosport International Show is an interesting exhibition to attend and a good place to see emerging trends within the industry.”

EPM celebrates one year anniversary

It has been one year since EPM Composites Limited was formed. Our journey started on the 1 December 2017. The accomplishments we have made in year one of the business is down to the hard work and determination of our staff being spearheaded by Managing Director, Lee Hickling.

This last year has been spent building customer and supplier relationships, establishing ourselves within the composite industry and recruiting new member of staff.

Our capability to manufacture components for moving vehicles throughout the UK is a great achievement for our factory based in Derby. Since our inception our projects have afforded us to be involved in some of the UK’s most prestigious Automotive and Motorsport industry lead projects. These experiences collectively have contributed to our ever growing knowledge which we are able to offer our customers today.

Lee Hickling, Managing Director said “We have overcome a variety of challenges this year by my management team and staff have given 110% and I couldn’t be prouder of the success we have achieved as a business. With all that being said we are looking forward to celebrating another successful year in 2019.”

Professional MotorSport WorldExpo – 2018

The Professional MotorSport WorldExpo took place this year on 7 November – 9 November. It is a three day annual Motorsport exhibition tailored to Motorsport professionals hosted at Koln Messe in Germany.

Exhibitors were displaying the latest products and technologies across all aspects of motorsport: performance, race car equipment /accessories, testing and development, safety and more. The show also had a multitude of workshops for delegates to attend during the course of the event.

Matt Charlton, Head of Business Development commented on the event saying “This was my first time at the Professional MotorSport WorldExpo and although relatively small it provided a good opportunity to meet potential customers who may not always show up on our radar. Well worth the visit.”