epm:technology were delighted to welcome the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, to our Technical Centre on Monday 29 April.
The Chancellor was given a personal, 40 minute tour of the facility by Managing Director, Graham Mulholland, showcasing the F1 components currently being manufactured by the highly-skilled workforce. He even posted a photograph on Twitter of the team hard at work.This was followed by a meeting where Graham outlined epm’s plans for growth over the next three years, as well as future-proofing the business for a further 15. This includes laying foundations now for growth and expansion through future investment.
Graham commented “Our industry has been very lucky and fortunate enough to have the ear of the Government right now. The high performance engineering projects we complete are seen as key areas for UK plc to grow and for the government to support. All our efforts to support these activities have built up to the prestigious visit. We should be very proud that our voice is heard in Whitehall and we are attracting visitors from London, to our region.”
Graham also added, “As a region we should be more welcoming to politicians visiting Derby and Derbyshire, and be brave enough to tell them face-to-face, we’re succeeding and we’re ready for the next step. But that it requires their support to do so.”
George Osborne was keen to visit epm:technology and stated that we are ‘one to watch’ company and any business wanting to grow and employ more staff and make a difference in their sector deserved Government attention, adding; “We have got strong policies in place, helping businesses like epm technology and we are doing all we can to do more, not less.”