Over the last few weeks the site at Blackmore Park has been taking shape – just take a look at the progress…….
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!!
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 are proud supporters of WedAid – a charity making a great deal of difference to those less fortunate.
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 oprhanages.
We were delighted to receive images from WedAid showing the distribution of school uniforms to some of the students of Chikupo Primary School and Chuikupo Secondary School, Zimbabwe.
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2014 looks to be a first class year for esp. With a 25th celebration on the horizon, growth plans have been set out and are well and truly underway.
As a company focussed on continuous improvement, esp have taken the next step in their development journey and are now proudly certified to ISO 9001:2008 Quality and ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Standards. By design, each standard ensures the esp customer remains the driving force behind the company, with the spotlight on not only meeting, but exceeding, expectations of service, quality and environmental awareness. One of their long term distributors told us what the company’s ISO certification means to them:
“Pearroc Ltd are very pleased that esp are part of the ISO certification. This ensures quality is consistent, as it has always been, and gives my customers piece of mind that all checks are in place. This will help us moving forwards with contractual or regulatory requirements on tenders”.
By committing to ISO Quality Services and the objectives laid out in both standards, the whole esp team, both management and staff, accept their individual responsibilities for ensuring the systems are followed and understood, in order to aid the continuing development and growth of the company.
With ISO certification under their belts, plans for the company’s new site in Blackmore Park, Malvern are forging ahead with pre planning application to build over 150,000 square feet of factory, warehouse and offices within the 19 acre site. Blackmore Park will consolidate all operations to enable the company to continue servicing their current markets whilst also allowing for future development and expansion into new markets. Investment is already planned for two brand new production lines and development will definitely not stop there, with the overall desire to create a world class converting plant. esp plan to make the offices a fun and vibrant place to work as well as being a great facility for customers and suppliers alike to visit.
In line with the move to Blackmore Park, which will be complete by the end of 2015, esp have launched accelerated growth plans and throughout the start of this financial year they have seen unprecedented sales figures in double digits. Martin Kent, Sales Director for esp, is delighted with the progress and is confident his team of sales animals will make it a record breaking year for the company.
“Whilst we are seeing unprecedented growth as a result of a healthy pipeline, we are also really excited about our ISO qualifications. The reality of ISO for esp is that certification not only gives our existing customers assurance of quality but it also opens doors to us that were previously closed. esp will always push the boundaries of our business and we are experiencing very exciting times as a company. The next three years promise to be exhilarating for both staff and customers alike, with new products, new premises and new targets; it is certainly full steam ahead with the esp train!!”
Ahead of their 25th Anniversary year in 2015, esp have commissioned six brand new trailers with their freight partners White Logistics. The launch of these personalised lorries will mean you will be seeing a whole lot more of esp throughout the UK with the esp train now shipping pallets of paper disposables to their growing network of distributors across the country. As a sign of recognition to their committed team, each trailer bears the name of the longest standing members of esp staff – Paul “Sten”, Arron, Keith “Dobby”, Chris “Cropper”, Dave and Lee. Each lorry also has an individual “serial” number, which is the date each staff member started their employment with esp. With all six now out on the road, a social media campaign has been launched to encourage a bit of (esp) train spotting, with the first person to capture a “selfie” with each trailer being set to receive a great prize. Follow @espenigma on Twitter for more information on how you can get involved.
With so much going on at esp, it’s easy to see why they are setting themselves apart within the paper disposables industry and they are showing no signs of slowing down. The next six months look set to see a number of milestones reached by the company. With their longstanding and established Enigma Brand, flexibility to provide a comprehensive private label package, a refreshing approach to market with a team that is both professional and personable, it’s clear to see esp truly has “a great deal of difference”.
As part of our journey of continuous improvement, we are delighted to announcement we are now proudly certified to ISO9001:2008 Quality and ISO14001:2004 Environmental Management Standards. We were presented with our certificates on Tuesday 24th June 2014.
The whole esp team, both management and staff, accept their individual responsibilities for ensuring that the systems are followed and understood, in order to aid the continuing development and growth of the company.
We are thrilled to announce that we have entered the initial stages of implementing ISO9001:2008 Quality and ISO14001:2004 Environmental Management Standards with ISO Quality Services..
A Quality Management System is a systematic and process driven approach to managing a business. What does this mean for the esp customer? It is proof that we will provide consistent; reliable and fit for purpose solutions. We will improve our customer / supplier relationship by responding proactively to customer feedback and ensure any issues are identified and resolved promptly. By design the standard ensures we will continue to meet and exceed your expectations.
An Environmental Management System is a systematic and process driven approach to controlling the aspects of our business which have a significant impact on the environment. What does this mean for the esp customer? It is reassurance for any of our customers who take an active interest in environmental performance that they are working with a company which promotes a shared environmental ethos. It is proof we are a forward thinking environmentally aware organisation that fulfils its corporate social responsibility.
We anticipate certification within the next month or two and will keep you updated with our progress.
As one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and convertors of disposable paper products we like to think we are continuing to make a great deal of difference within our industry after 24 years.
We like to make a difference locally…
We currently employ 50 people – 95% of which come from the local county.
We like to make a difference to our customers…
As a company we have a vision of delivering a high quality product, alongside first class customer service.
We like to make a difference in house…
We are on a journey of continuous improvement and development in all areas of our business.
esp….. a great deal of difference
Site clearance well underway with the demolition of remainder of old buildings and site cleared whilst recycling as many items as possible. The flattened area shown will be the location of our new factory and warehouse facility.
To date, over 110 tonnes has been cleared from the site – that’s equivalent to 80 male African elephants!!