Worcestershire Festival of Business


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 !!


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…..

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:



Blackmore Park – The Latest


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.

ESP – Continuing To Make A Great Deal Of Difference

ESP are featured in the December issue of Tomorrow’s Cleaning Magazine – Out Now!

Read the cover story below:

As 2014 nears its end, esp are taking a look back at a very successful year in the paper industry.

At the outset, 2014 was earmarked as a defining year in esp history. The company set out specific growth plans which have exceeded all expectation and allowed for further investment to increase manufacturing capability ahead of their move to Blackmore Park in 2015.

The company’s current facilities cover just over 108,000 square feet, which is split between a converting unit, offices and three warehouses. In 2007, the company 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 and following months of design work and pre planning application, the move is finally set for the end of 2015, marking their 25th year in business.  The new site will consolidate all operations enabling the company to continue servicing their current markets whilst also allowing for future development and expansion into new markets. With innovative design plans and scheduled investment for at least two new production lines, esp’s desire to create a world class converting plant is well within the realms of possibility.

Only last month a high speed log saw and embossing unit were integrated into the existing Perini line giving complete flexibility to make the extensive range of esp quality tissue rolls across all manufacturing lines. Most recently, esp have invested in a new packing technology for their c-fold hand towel machine, which means rather than paper wrap and cardboard boxes, the Enigma hand towels will now be in a cellophane wrap and a clear polythene bag.  The launch of this new environmentally friendly packaging means the distributors of the esp Engima brand and ultimately, their customers, will have less volume waste to deal with than the traditional cardboard cases. The new wrap and bags have now fully replaced the old packaging and this is also being rolled out to the private label customer base. In addition to the instant benefits seen by the customer, it also reduces the carbon footprint by enabling an increased level of product per pallet, which has a direct impact on transportation. esp sees this as the first in a number of environmental projects that will come to fruition over the next twelve months. Following esp’s ISO Certification in June, the company have increased its awareness of their environmental impact and as part of the journey of continuous improvement have been investigating ways this impact can be reduced. Reaching ISO 9001:2008 Quality and ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Standards, has kick started a new stage of development at esp with the whole team, both management and staff, fully committing to the roles expected. The standards ensure esp will continue to provide consistent, reliable and fit for purpose solutions whilst being an environmentally aware organisation.

2014 also saw the introduction of the esp train – 6 personalised lorries shipping pallets of paper disposables to their growing network of distributors across the UK. In recognition of their committed team, each trailer bears the name of the longest standing members of esp staff along with a serial number made up of the date they started.  As a company esp have maintained their profile of an important local employer and continually invest in their staff, providing training and encouraging personal growth which is highlighted by their entry into the2014  EEF Future Manufacturing Awards in the “Development of People” category. esp firmly believe that continual investment in their people and manufacturing capabilities has allowed them to successfully expand their customer base and develop a national presence.

We asked Sales Director, Martin Kent, to reflect on the last few months at esp “It’s exciting times here at esp. We are on track to exceed our growth expectations and continue to maximise every opportunity. We have a great team, which is also growing in line with the business. This month we will add another member to the team. Lee Blake will join us as Regional Sales Manager for the South East and we have no doubt that Lee will bring valuable expertise to esp.  2015 will be our 25th Anniversary and we are already planning some really exciting marketing campaigns building up to the opening of Blackmore Park. Our focus as always is the customer and our planned activities will reflect this.”

Whether they are focused on customers, products or staff, esp recognise the importance of giving back and as featured in the last issue of Tomorrow’s Cleaning, they supported the Poppy Appeal throughout November, raising over £200.00 for the charity. Throughout 2015, esp have a number of promotions planned, linking in with their 25 years in the paper industry. You can sign up to receive these promotions by visiting their website www.espenigma.com. You can also find esp across various social media platforms; Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and they even have their own blog; espenigma.net. The company also feature a selection of videos on their YouTube channel which provide insight into their range of system dispensers and how these can save customers up to 30% of their paper usage.  If you would like to find out more about any of the esp paper products or dispensers, contact the Enigma Care team on 01684 893 797.

Over the last 12 months, esp have continued to set themselves apart within the paper disposables industry with their professional but personable team providing a refreshing approach to market. Their longstanding and established Engima brand, combined with their flexibility and drive for continuous improvement means 2015 should exceed the standards set out by 2014. esp’s New Year’s resolution? To continue making a great deal of difference.

December TC Front Cover Tomorrows Cleaning December Article

World Toilet Day


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esp are supporting World Toilet Day this Wednesday – 19th November 2014.

Did you know 2.5 billion people across the world do not have access to a clean and safe toilet? The World Toilet Organisation has designated a special day to celebrate the importance of toilets in our lives which serves as a reminder of the struggles faced by billions of people who still lack access to improved sanitation.

To celebrate World Toilet Day and raise awareness for this cause, esp will be giving away ONE free case of TWH200 with every order PLACED on Wednesday 19th November 2014. We would appreciate if, in turn, you donated this free case to a local charity of your choice.

For more information on how you can get involved with World Toilet Day click here: http://worldtoilet.org/

esp – proud to support the Poppy Appeal

Introducing the all NEW 2 ply  White Ultrasoft DWH211 Roll Towel from esp
Continuous Roll Towel (White)


Made from 100% pure cellulose, the roll has a luxury feel, fits most roll towel dispensers and out performs other hand drying methods by up to 30%. For every case of the new DWH211 sold throughout November – esp will donate 50p to the Poppy Appeal.
poppyesp – supporting those who also make a great deal of difference.


New Investment at ESP….

Our latest investment is covered in the current issue of Tomorrow’s Cleaning…

Its already been a busy start to 2014 for esp and last week the company welcomed two machine enhancements to increase its manufacturing capability at their Malvern production plant.

Now certified to ISO 9001:2008 Quality and ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management standards , esp are forging ahead with development and expansion plans ahead of the 2015 opening of their new site at Blackmore Park – where investment will mean two brand new production lines.

Prior to the company’s move an additional high speed logsaw and embossing unit have been integrated into the existing Perini line giving complete flexibility to make the extensive range of esp quality tissue rolls across all manufacturing lines. Production speeds will be increased meaning the company’s ambitious growth plans are well within reach.