Axiom take up the ultimate 10 Mile endurance challenge

Axiom Engineering Associates are proud to give their support to an employee who has dared to take on a charity race, with a difference.

 

Axiom Inspector, Steve Potter has been training daily for the last six months in order to take part in a charity race which historically has been regarded as “The Ultimate 10 Mile Endurance Race”.

 

Founded by WO1 JJ Wilson, The PARAS’10 race was hosted by The Parachute Regiment in Aldershot from 1982-93. After the Paras left Aldershot, the event was shelved until it was later revived in 2008 by Major Sam McGrath in Catterick, North Yorkshire.

 

Steve has never taken part in the race before and was keen to build up his fitness steadily before reaching his goal of running 10 miles, carrying a 35lb pack on his back. A rigorous training regime meant that Steve was committed to a strict diet and training regularly over various terrains in the Tees Valley area including the Eston Hills and Carlton Bank. No day was exempt as he kept up with his training schedule even on Christmas Day morning!

 

Steve will be taking part in the Catterick race which this year takes place on Saturday 7th September with all profits generated by the event donated to the charity, SUPPORT OUR PARAS. This charity delivers valuable support to the Parachute Regiment via welfare of serving soldiers and their families.

 

Steve said, “I am really looking forward to being part of this amazing race. It is a very demanding course both physically and mentally so I have prepared as much as I can so that I can finish the course in a credible time – I also don’t want to let down all those who have very kindly sponsored me. Thank you to everyone including Axiom Engineering who have agreed donations in support of this charity. We’re looking forward to a fantastic day with plenty of supporters turning out to encourage competitors to the finish line.”

 

With more than 650 runners taking part, it is sure to be an exciting finale to an incredible day!

 

For more information, please visit: https://paras10.com/catterick.php 

 

Axiom Engineering Associates Ltd joins Chemicals Northwest and achieves key appointment with fellow member, Vynova Runcorn

The North East and the North West of England chemical hubs “mirror” each other in many ways with a line of symmetry cutting down through the Pennines. Both regions have a common beginning from that once titan of industrial innovators which was ICI. Today, the legacy of running aging assets and the challenges to reinvent around new technologies and opportunities in the process sector are shared.

Both regions talk the same language, at least figuratively when it comes to industry, albeit with a different regional twang but both regions feel the same, with engineering know-how and talent that defines the areas landscape and working life.

It is no wonder that Axiom Engineering Associates Ltd has, from its inception in 2003 over in the North East, always found a pull to the North West, providing its services to some of the largest chemical producers, but also some of the smaller mid-size companies that spread across the region.

An excellent example of a business that has the challenge of operating legacy plants, but has an ambitious eye on the future, is Runcorn-based Vynova, a leading European PVC and chlor-alkali company. This top tier COMAH site produces caustic soda as well as chlorine and ethylene dichloride, two essential intermediates for the production of PVC. Axiom has supported Vynova for a number of years with the provision of niche engineering services around its core offerings of mechanical, materials and UKAS accredited inspection services. Following an extensive audit programme conducted by Vynova Runcorn in April 2019, Axiom successfully secured the appointment as Mechanical Design Body and Mechanical Design Verification Authority. With both businesses striving to achieve safe and efficient operation of plant assets in a sustainable manner, this strong partnership is destined to flourish.

In recognition of this and other significant contract awards in the North West, Axiom is looking to build and strengthen its regional presence. In June 2019, Axiom appointed a regional manager for the North West who is already making introductions and checking-in with existing accounts. Like Vynova, Axiom has also now joined the industry-led organisation, “Chemicals Northwest” and looking forward to working with and contributing to this key champion of the region’s chemical sector.

Axiom’s Regional Manager responsible for the North West, Kevin Murray said, “We definitely need to be working with Chemicals Northwest, and given the amount of work we do in that part of the world, membership is long overdue. We’re proud of our involvement in the North East and need to “mirror” that in the North West with focus and ambition. The North East cluster organisation is called NEPIC and we won their “North East Engineering Company of the Year” award for 2019. We now also need to aim high in the North West but recognise that success isn’t just about winning contracts but also about investing time and resource into the region so that local companies, communities and workforce can benefit.”

 

Save the Date! Axiom are sponsors at this summer’s leading North East chemical-processing event

In its ninth year, this year’s NEPIC Meet The Members Conference and Exhibition will take place at Wynyard Hall, on June 19th 2019 and promises to be a “must” event for NEPIC members and visitors alike. The event is anticipated to attract more than 600 delegates across the chemical-processing supply chain.

With the very latest developments on investment projects by major companies and highlighting the opportunities for supply chain businesses in the North East, the event provides the ideal forum for networking and business development. Axiom will be one of over 100 exhibition stands available to visit during the day and will be on hand to engage with delegates.

In addition to providing specialist asset management advice as exhibitors, Axiom are also proud sponsors of this key event. Honoured as this year’s winner of NEPIC’s “The Engineering Firm of the Year” award, Axiom is keen to reinforce its commitment to supporting the work of NEPIC and its members.

Rob Johnson, Director said, “Axiom are tremendous supporters of NEPIC, recognising their outstanding contribution to the success of the North East supply chain, so we are delighted to sponsor and exhibit at this year’s event. We will be available all day and look forward to meeting our existing customers and starting conversations with potential new ones.”

For more information about the event and the NEPIC organisation, please visit: https://www.nepic.co.uk/

Axiom to exhibit at key cyber security event

Cyber security is high on the agenda for most businesses with asset integrity specialists, Axiom Engineering Associates supporting this focus at the latest event from a leading industrial asset management body.

Axiom will be exhibiting at the EEMUA Annual Cyber Security Seminar in Birmingham at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on Thursday 23rd May where delegates will have the opportunity to discuss their concerns.

Come along and visit our stand in the Warwick Suite!

For more information about this event, please visit:

https://www.eemua.org/tni/Calendar/Events/2019/May/EEMUA-Annual-Cyber-19.aspx

Award winning Axiom win the hearts of a local school with a surprise donation

Axiom Engineering Associates were delighted to make a surprise visit to a local school this week to make an donation, following their outstanding success at a recent business awards ceremony.

As winners of the North East Process Industry’s “Engineering Firm of the Year”, Axiom received a cheque for £2000 donated by the TTE Training Group, in order to fund a science-related project at a local school. Axiom chose Ian Ramsey CE Academy in Stockton as the recipient of this cheque.

The donation was made at a presentation by Steve Grant of TTE to Ian Ramsey Academy in the presence of Axiom’s Nicola Humble and Felix O’Hare from NEPIC.

Rob Johnson, Axiom director said, “We are proud to nominate Ian Ramsey Academy. This award will help attract young people to the Science and Engineering fields. These fields are vital to the UK economy and we need to inspire the next generation to choose science and engineering as a career. We hope that this initiative supports the school with their chosen science project to capture the interest and enthusiasm of our future, local talent.”

For more information about NEPIC, please visit: https://www.nepic.co.uk/

The launch of the new Axiom website

Axiom Engineering Associates, one of the UK’s leading asset management providers have launched their new website in preparation for another big year for the expanding North East based company.

Founded in 2003, Axiom has already made a significant impact in the asset integrity market demonstrating strong capabilities in Materials and Mechanical engineering along with UKAS accredited Inspection and NDT services. This move to create a new website will allow Axiom to provide their prospective and existing clients with a clearer insight into their offerings.

“Our new website has allowed us to demonstrate exactly who Axiom are, along with showcasing our unique combination of services in a clear, concise manner. At Axiom, we are firm believers in maintaining a competitive edge so we believe that this new website will provide this fresh impetus into 2019,” said Adam Potter, Axiom director.

EEMUA Conference 6-7th March 2019: Come and talk to us!

Axiom Engineering Associates will be showcasing and sharing their expertise as sponsors at a leading industrial asset management event.

The Engineering Equipment Materials Users Association (EEMUA) will be holding their biennial flagship event on 6-7th March in North West England with the overarching theme focused on “Leadership, Asset Integrity and Engagement”. Sessions will include industry-led content which will discuss how operators and owners of process plant equipment can operate efficiently without compromising these critical areas.

Axiom Director, Adam Potter will be amongst a number of high-profile speakers who will be sharing their expertise and knowledge in the asset integrity field. Adam will be speaking on Day 1 of the event in a session called “Mining the Inspection Database”. In his presentation, Adam will demonstrate how applying data analytics to 14 years’ of inspection data can deliver interesting results.

Activities will also include a series of breakout sessions which will provide delegates with opportunities to network and share best practice with industry peers from a range of disciplines across various different sectors. Through panel discussions and workshops, delegates will be encouraged to share their experiences to inform, collaborate and promote meaningful discussion.

As sponsors of this key event, Axiom will also be exhibiting and available throughout the two-day session to discuss issues faced by plant operators and how they can support businesses going forward.

Axiom Director, Adam Potter said, “We are proud to sponsor this EEMUA event to bring together a wealth of knowledge and expertise in one place. This will provide a great opportunity for all attendees to discuss the issues faced by industry. We are looking forward to meeting and discussing topics with delegates throughout the event.”

For full details of this event please visit www.eemua.org

Axiom scoop prestigious award in engineering excellence

Axiom Engineering Associates were named, “The Engineering Firm of the Year 2019” at the North East of England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) Annual Industry Awards Dinner 2019 held on January 18th at Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield, County Durham.

NEPIC is a dynamic industry-led cluster organisation which proactively engages to grow the process industries, businesses and associated supply chains across the North East of England and drive the local economy. This key event in the NEPIC calendar aims to champion the best and brightest successes within the industry.

The award for “The Engineering Firm of the Year 2019″ was made to a NEPIC member company who was able to clearly demonstrate business excellence from across the consultancy and engineering sector. The judging panel were focused on identifying an organisation who could demonstrate innovative and timely solutions to engineering problems and ‘best-in-class’ project delivery performance.

As winners, Axiom also received a cheque for £2000.00 to donate to a school of their choice, to fund a science related project. Local school, Ian Ramsey CE Academy based in Stockton on Tees was chosen as the lucky recipient of this donation.

Director Rob Johnson who collected the trophy on behalf of Axiom at the awards ceremony said,”This prestigious award reflects the ongoing commitment and enthusiasm demonstrated by the Axiom team across the whole organisation. We strive for excellence and professionalism in everything we do and now to be formally recognised for our achievements by NEPIC means so much to us.

As a leading independent engineering consultancy specialising in Mechanical, Materials Engineering and Inspection & NDT, this award recognises that our capability in these areas are second to none along with our commitment to other key areas of our business including our people.

This award has given us an exceptional start to 2019 and we thank NEPIC for this opportunity to increase our visibility, maintain our momentum as we continue to grow whilst also supporting other NEPIC members in the supply chain to ensure the continued success of the regional economy.”

Christmas charity donation success for Axiom

As in previous years, rather than sending Christmas cards to all clients, Axiom Engineering Associates Ltd decided to make a donation for the sum of £1000.00 split between four separate charities nominated by employees. Although the selection of charity proved difficult, the organisations chosen to have the opportunity to receive funds were: The Guide for the Blind Association, National Eczema Society, MND Association and ME North East.

All recipients of this year’s Axiom Christmas e-card were then asked to vote on the charities named and the donation divided according to the number of votes received. With the votes counted and verified following the Christmas break, the results of the voting translated into the award of the following donations:-

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association: £320.00

National Eczema Society: £280.00

MND Association: £240.00

ME North East: £160.00

An additional sum of £50.00 was also donated to Zoes Place Baby Hospice, the charity selected by this year’s winner, Steve Gray of the Axiom winter image competition held at Guisborough Photo Group.

Rob Johnson, Director said,”We would like to thank everyone who participated in the voting. Strength of the voting along with feedback from our clients has clearly demonstrated the support for this Axiom initiative. This will remain one of our key charitable activities as part of our ongoing commitment to support the invaluable work carried out by both local and national charitable organisations.”

For more information, please visit each individual website at:

https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/

http://www.eczema.org/

https://www.menortheast.org/

https://zoes-place.org.uk/middlesbrough

Christmas jumper day delight at Axiom

Christmas Jumper Day, in aid of Save the Children has become a regular event in the Axiom calendar as participants don their favourite Christmas jumpers all in the name of charity.

Save the Children aims to help children across sixty eight countries around the world to protect, support and give them an additional “helping hand” to learn and have brighter futures. With initial donations of £2 per person and additional festive fundraising activities, the special day was hosted across the UK with Axiom staff aiming high to beat last year’s sum raised.

Axiom would like to thank all staff who made this event so successful as a total sum of £82.00 was raised.

For more information about the charity, Save then Children, please visit: https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/