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ESR Celebrates a Successful First Year as an SME

On 7th December 2016, ESR Technology became an owner-managed SME (Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise) for the first time in its history, following divestment out of the Arcadis group. One year later, its staff celebrated a successful first year in which many achievements have been made.

From the point of sale onwards, it was ‘business as usual’ for our customers whilst behind the scenes we planned and replaced all the facilities previously provided by the corporate body in just three months. Then we embarked on a strategic review, which resulted in October 2017 in an internal reorganisation to improve our focus on marketing, to better plan for succession and to improve the potential for sector growth.

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Just a few of the highlights over the year have included the signing an MoU aimed at strengthening and enhancing industrial safety in Korea and winning a 20-year contract with the European Space Agency to study the long-term storage of spacecraft components. Throughout this period, we have continuously grown and ESR Technology currently employs 70 Technicians, Scientists, Engineers and Consultants, operating out of our facilities in Warrington, Didcot and Aberdeen.

Even though we can trace our roots back to 1966, with many key innovations and developments made over the decades in our engineering, safety and risk management consultancies, staff said that it felt like a first birthday. A graduate recently recruited by ESR summed up the mood of the team. When asked to describe in a sentence how he felt about the company, he simply replied ‘Awesome, that’s how I feel about my time at ESR.’

Raghbir Chand, ESR Technology’s Managing Director, thanked all staff for their professionalism and hard work over the past year. This made the post-acquisition transition smooth for all parties, especially for loyal and new clients who placed their trust and faith in continuing and awarding new contracts to the now independent ESR. Raghbir further praised staff for their expertise, skills, commitment, teamwork and enthusiasm, for delivering high quality projects to their client’s satisfaction, in each of ESR’s core services of industrial and space tribology, non-destructive testing (HOIS) and safety and risk management.

We take the opportunity to thank all our clients for their support and business and look forward to serving them throughout 2018 and beyond.

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