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/

New Appointment

The Board of Axiom Engineering Associates Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Clifford as a Non-Executive Director, with effect from 1st December 2018.

Ian has a strong background in leadership roles in the power generation and gas processing industries. Ian previously held the position of CEO of px group Limited and has particular expertise in leading and implementing strategic change.

Adam Potter, Managing Director of Axiom said, “The directors are delighted to welcome Ian to the Board. His commercial and operational experience gained from industries in our sector will provide real value. This is an exciting time for us here at Axiom. We have already made positive changes since undergoing a management buy-out in late 2017. The appointment of a non-executive director is part of our growth strategy and we are delighted that Ian is joining us.”

Ian added, “I’m looking forward to joining the Board of Axiom at a time where the company has identified tangible opportunities for expansion as it delivers on its vision to provide technical excellent asset integrity services in the fields of Materials, Mechanical Engineering and Inspection.”

Axiom to Highlight Their Position as Industry Leaders at Forthcoming Asset Management Event

Participating delegates are expected from a wide range of industry sectors across both Europe and the UK who will come together to discuss and share best practice from across EEMUA’s industry influencing storage tank committee and beyond.

Th seminar aims to reinforce the importance of surveying, inspection, validation and maintenance throughout the life cycle of a tank via its storage of product and how well the tank itself is maintained. Discussion will also cover the validation and impact of recent developments in technology being utilised to inspect tanks and limit corrosion. Users of both steel and plastic tanks will have the opportunity to assess these changes and how they can ensure safe storage of product and efficiency of operation strategies within a tank storage environment.

With significant experience in the: specification, inspection and design of repairs and modifications of tanks, Axiom is delighted to exhibit at EEMUA’s flagship tank conference.

Adam Potter, Axiom Director, “This event is a great opportunity for Axiom to provide advice to those within the tank storage industry. We will demonstrate our strong capability in this area as we highlight the benefit and value of our expertise to guide and educate users in best practice.”

Meet the Axiom Inspection Experts at a Key Industrial Asset Management Event

Following the success of last year’s event, the “Best Practice in Industrial Asset Management” event will be hosted by North East based membership cluster organisation, NEPIC and will take place on Wednesday 21st November at Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield, Co. Durham. The event will focus on the improvement and sharing of best practices in asset management across the North East region.

Industry leader Axiom are pleased to again support this key initiative by showcasing their own broad range of in-house asset management capabilities. Delegates will have the opportunity to meet and discuss their issues with the Axiom team during then day’s event to receive sound advice. Along with demonstration of Axiom’s sophisticated in-house tools and techniques, the team will be on hand to explain how their approach can effectively support the safe, compliant and longevity of industrial assets with their own dynamic asset database using action plans, KPIs and transparent reporting.

A range of speakers from the local area include the winners of the 2018 NEPIC manufacturing award, Aesica Pharmaceuticals who will share their journey and explain the change process implemented at their Cramlington site to improve engagement with personnel at all levels to drive improvements within various business areas including SHE, quality and reliability performance.

Adam Potter, Axiom Director said, ” The success of last year’s event sent out a clear message that all those involved are committed to supporting each other in effective asset management. We are delighted to take part again in this years’s event and to demonstrate how we, as specialists, can support our clients in their drive to manage the safety and reliability of their assets.”

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Axiom Benefits From Local Talent With Successful Apprenticeship Scheme

Adam Foxton and Daniel Burridge both joined the company in August 2015 where hey began their journey as NDT apprentices. The three year training programme combined both study with NETA, a local training provider along with site experience under the close guidance of experienced and highly qualified Axiom staff.

Adam and Daniel have now secured permanent roles with Axiom as NDT Technicians.

Lee Baker, Axiom’s NDT Technical Authority said, “We are delighted with the commitment and dedication that both Adam and Daniel have displayed throughout their apprenticeship which ultimately resulted in them passing with flying colours. They have both worked extremely hard and fully deserve formal recognition for their achievement.”

Year on year, Axiom continue to support the key initiative to “bridge the skills gap” by ensuring that the business commits to an intake of apprentices in support of their overall growth strategy and succession planning. As the existing apprenticeships have now been completed, Axiom have again recruited three new apprentices to join the Inspection Division whilst also recruiting a Graduate Engineer to support the Materials Department.

Adam Potter, Director, said, “At Axiom, we are firm believers in investing in our people and community. The apprenticeship scheme provides Axiom with the opportunity to invest in young people across the region. This not only benefits our expanding business and the local economy but provides the apprentices with the start of a challenging and rewarding career.”

Engineering Firms To Benefit From “Biggest and Best” Business Breakfast

Senior figures from Hitachi Rail Europe, Cleveland Bridge and ISG plc will deliver keynote presentations at an event held by the Tees Engineering Network (TEN) on Friday, October 12th at 8 a.m.

Taking place at Darlington’s Rockliffe Hall, the breakfast briefing will outline how local firms can work with these businesses and is expected to be attended by more than 100 people.

ISG is the main design and build contractor delivering the first phase at Symmetry Park in the town, a 1.5 million square foot distribution centre.

Cleveland Bridge is a global leader in technology-based engineering, construction and steel fabrication services, and just a few weeks ago announced a 12% increase in turnover on the previous year.

Train manufacturer, Hitachi Rail has recently been shortlisted for a £360million contract to build and maintain rolling stock for the Tyne and Wear Metro. Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has also led calls on the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling MP, to award a £2.8billion HS2 manufacturing contract to the Newton Aycliffe firm.

Tees Engineering Network was set up in 2013 to support the region’s engineering supply chain by keeping businesses informed of new opportunities and provide a forum for networking. It is led by Francis Brown Ltd, Axiom Engineering Associates Ltd and Industrial Marine Hydraulics Ltd with support from the Tees Valley Combined Authority.

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen welcomed the business breakfast and added:“These major companies are investing millions of pounds into our regional economy. They’re investing, employing, training and exporting, but we need to make sure local firms and local workers benefit in the supply chain too. I urge every business leader to sign up, get involved and learn about the huge procurement opportunities on offer.”

Richard Miles, Project Director for ISG said:” Symmetry Park is a huge development, which includes a 1.5 million sq ft facility set to be operational by next summer. We are looking forward to being able to highlight ways in which Tees Valley firms are currently working with us and provide opportunities for others to support our delivery of this significant project.”

Rob O’Hara, Category Lead at Hitachi Rail said:” Events such as these are key to engage with potential suppliers. We have spent the last few years localising our supply chain and believe in the benefits of building relationships with our industry partners in the North East.

Phil Heathcock, Chief Financial Officer at Cleveland Bridge, said:” As a firm with 150 years of history in the Tees Valley, we understand the unrivalled talent on offer and share the commitment that other companies have to seeing the area succeed. We’re excited to be outlining our plans on how we can engage further with the local supply chain and boost the future growth of our area.”

Helen Burdon from IMH, one of the founding members of TEN, said:” Our engineering supply chain breakfasts are only going from strength to strength and this will be our biggest and best event yet, with spaces going fast. This will be the first time we have hosted three businesses, all with exciting projects in the pipeline for which will provide a vast amount of opportunities across the supply chain.”

The free event has been sponsored by Darlington Borough Council and the Combined Authority as part of their Darlington Business Week, with breakfast supplied by Rockliffe Hall.

Engineering companies based in Tees Valley can register at: tees-engineering-network.co.uk