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EPE Win Supplier of the Year – 2008 – 01/09/2008

EPE win supplier of the year voted by buying group members.

We carry out a great service – from ordering to delivering we offer a consistant level of professionalism and this award shows just how hard we work to give each of our customers the best service possible.

EPE are Proud Sponsors of Cancer Research UK – 01/05/2008

When purchasing certain products in the Buyers Choice EPE generously make a contribution to the Cancer Research UK.

Together We Can Beat Cancer

EPE are to launch a New catalogue – Their biggest ever! – 26/11/2009


Our NEW Master Cook Shop Catalogue (Electrical and Cookware) to be released soon. This expands over 90 pages and lists full ranges of the EPE portfolio, Edition 3 has lots of new products and great features.

Keep viewing our News page for a release date or ring us now to book your copy early

Pulse Home Products Ltd. has appointed EPE to be a leading UK distributor for its Breville brand read about it in ERT – 24/11/2009

Robbie Watson of Breville said: “Breville is one of the leading brands of small domestic appliances and as such needs to work with the leading distributors in the UK. Appointing EPE was an easy choice as they bring with them a wealth of experience and all the attributes we look for in our business partners.

Click here to read the full article or click here to view it on the page

EPE & Cuisinart feature in ERT – 30/10/2009

An ever growing partnership – EPE launches new Cuisinart products

EPE have recently launched Cuisinarts new Elite collection, this professional suite of food processing products consists of a large 3.8 litre multi-bowl, 700W power Blender and mini processor. We have also launched the PrefecTemp kettles and the entire Cuisinart cookware ranges. Click the links below to read more.

Click here to read the full article or click here to view it on the page.

Russell Hobbs & EPE feature in Housewares magazine – 16/09/2009

Tim Wright, Sales and Marketing Director for Salton Europe said”Together both Salton and EPE make a great team, each have the people in place and provid both the branded and product solutions necessary to make a success of your cookware section in-store. I am confident that both businessses will serivce the independent sector together for many years to come.

Click here to read the full article or click here to view it on the page

EPE/Caffitaly feature in ERT – 14/09/2009

A perfect coffee in a very simple way

After a very successful few months with Caffitaly coffee machines and pods. EPE and Caffitaly decide to advertise together in Octobers edition of ERT. This advert enhances both brands and pushes the Nautilus machine and Ecaffi coffee pods.

Click here to view the advert

EPE raised donation with help from all its customers – 10/09/2009

PE and all there customers generously make a donation to Cancer Research UK. Andrea Member from Cancer Research recieved the donatation cheque from their Regional Sales manager – David French. Andrea was very pleased to receive the cheque and thanked all that contributed and wished success and happiness in the future for EPE.

EPE would like to thank all of its customers for helping us support Cancer Research UK.

To make a donation click here

Together we will beat cancer

EPE reveals new Nespresso promotion in September – 03/09/2009

The Nespresso promotion is the highlight of the winter calender for retailers and stockists of Nespressso coffee machines.

Our fantastic new offer and premium point of sale material have been designed to entice and attract customers and to increase your Nespresso machine sales.

For more details please contact us

EPE unveils autumn/winter coffee campaign – 03/09/2009

The new coffee maker range is being launched in the Buyers Choice brochure from September onwards, and includes the best-selling coffee machine brands in the market. Buyers Choice includes a coffee maker guide to help retailers in ranging the right products. The new guide also includes both features and key benefits for the consumer.

To support the new range EPE will be carrying out coffee maker demonstrations at its showroom, and demonstration units are also available from EPE.

Click here to see a preview or click here to order your copy of the Coffee choice

Cuisinart & EPE launch the soup revolution!! – 02/09/2009

Early October sees the introduction of the revolutionary Cuisinart Soup Maker SSB1U, featuring a 1000 watt integrated heater, combined with a 600 watt blender, creating hot wholesome soup in just 20 minutes.With three different settings, the Soup Maker sautés, boils, heats and simmers fresh ingredients, then blends to your preferred consistency…the ultimate in healthy convenience cooking.

The Soup Maker is also ideal for making sauces, dips & dressings, purées and even crushes ice. The Soup Maker is expected to have a retail price of around £140. Also to be featured in ERT.

For further details and demonstrations please contact us

EPE achieves an impressive performance at buying group exhibition – 01/09/2009

Best ever target hit!

EPE has achieved its ‘Best ever performance’ at the recent Autumn/Winter buying group exhibition in the UK. Our portfolio of brands and products were a great success with our customers. Demonstrations on coffee and the new Cuisinart soup maker was well recieved by our customers – for further demonstrations at your store please contact us.

EPE Takes on new National Sales Manager – 19/08/2009

We are very pleased to announce that Andrew Greenway will be joining EPE as National Sales Manager as of 1st September.Andrew has spent over 15 years at Gaggia UK where he has been in senior management roles.

Andrew brings with him a wealth of experience within Sales and has dealt with a number of key accounts during his career. He will be looking after Key Accounts in the UK.We feel that Andrew will be pivotal to the growth of our business and would like to welcome him to the company.

Click here to read the article on Housewareslive.net

Housewareslive.net – 06/08/2009

The hugely popular website housewareslive.net write a small article on EPE and our newly released website.

“Epeinternational.com provides an overview of all the company’s product ranges and details of its Master Cook Shop catalogues covering both appliances and cookware. There is also a Buyers Choice catalogue detailing special deals.”

Click here to read the whole article.

EPE Claim yet another prestigious brand – 07/07/2009

Groupe SEB has appointed EPE to be the UK distributor for its kitchen electrical products and exclusive distribution for Jamie Oliver and Tefal cookware.

Tefal owes its origins to Frenchman Marc Grégoire and his wife Colette. He was a keen fisherman, who wanted to make the reel on his rod run more smoothly. In the 1950s, he experimented to see if a non-stick coating might provide the answer. It did!

Click here to read the full article

EPE Takes on Cuisinart – 04/06/2009

As the Cuisinart profile continues to grow in the UK, award-winning distributor EPE has been appointed to distribute the full range of kitchen electrical products to the trade, placing the UK’s most premium kitchen electrical brand with the countries leading electrical supplier.

In the 1970s, Carl Sontheimer, an American engineer, who lived in France, watched a food preparation machine being demonstrated in a restaurant. He was so impressed by the machine, he believed he could adapt the technology to become a useful appliance for households.

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EPE Feature in ERT Magazine – 28/05/2009

EPE is now the main driving force within the quality small domestic appliances market.

After nearly doubling turnover in a year, the family-run business, EPE International,based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, now operates a 20,000 square feet warehouse,with quality offices and an on-site showroom, and is well positioned to continue its planned growth. EPE International is a premier distributor of quality branded small domestic appliances such as Bosch, Cuisinart, Delonghi, Dualit, Gaggia, Hostess, Kenwood, Krups, Tefal, Rowenta, Siemens and Waring Pro.

Click here to read the full article

ALL NEW Format Buyers & Coffee Choice Catalogues 2011 – 20/12/2010

We will be starting the new year running with the launch of our all new format Buyers Choice and Coffee Choice brochures. Feedback and consumer research revealed a new opportunity we are eager to harness and engineer into a successful new venture, the brochures will take on a journal format including tips and market information that we consider essential for our independent & premium end retailers going forward in 2011.

After discussion with a handful of our most influential customers and associates it quickly became apparent that the next step towards growth and progress for EPE was to approach our brochures as a journal or editorial production. Coupled with the new year we will be launching the newly designed Buyers Choice & Coffee Choice catalogue featuring industry news, reviews, tips, activities, recent events & articles.

This is one brochure you wont want to miss!

Click here to find out more about or brochures and order your copy today!

Best British Retailer Awards 2010 – 20/12/2010

This years Best British Retailer Awards were a huge success, EPE are proud to have played a part in such a high profile and significant benchmark event on the retail calendar, our position as the UK’s leading SDA distributor makes us an indisputable option as a sponsor, and we were delighted to fill this position.

EPE’s Noel Pamment presented the award for ‘Britains Best Independent Store WINNER’ to Snape Maltings, a family run business established in 1971 with a rich history and a bright future, situated in Suffolk on the South East coast. The night itself was one to remember with various friends from the industry making an apperance and many memories to be enjoyed by all. The event was hosted by hilarious compere Steve Furst, and held at the prestigious Manchester Hilton Deansgate hotel.

Click here to see photos from the event, and here to see footage from the night.

EPE sponsor the Best British Retailer Awards 2010 – 12/10/2010


The excellence of premium brands combined with the perfect distributor, EPE are proud to announce our sponsorship of Britains Best Retailer Awards 2010. The Britains Best Retailer Awards are taking place on the 11th of November at the Hilton Hotel in Deansgate Manchester to recognise excellence in retail across the DIY, garden and housewares sectors.

EPE Managing Director Noel Pamment said “We are happy to play a part in this years ceremony, presenting the award for ‘Britains Best Independent Store WINNER’. EPE supply the most premium brands and the most choice under one distribution to many independent retailers throughout the UK, so this sponsorship is ideal for us. Our expertise in the Retail & Distribution sectors unify us with our independent customers, making us an important point of contact for them in the industry. Along with our existing stature and established benefactors we hope to build on our reputation with exposure from the event, and continue with the same success and growth we have experienced since EPE was founded.”

Click Here to see The BBRA official website for information on 2010s event and much more…

EPE Annual Employee Excellence Awards – 04/10/2010

The EPE Annual Employee Excellence Awards presented at the end of EPE’s fiscal year were designed as a recognition of merit for our most esteemed staff members, focusing on excellence in market knowledge, product knowledge, commitment & loyalty.

EPE Managing Director Noel Pamment presented the awards to our valued staff, commenting on the accolades Noel Pamment said “As a small token of our appreciation, I am happy to present Ray Swarbrick, Kal Singh & John Williams, who have been with EPE since its founding in 2003, and Sam Rogan with the awards. Their excellence in their own field of expertise & fidelity to the company make them invaluable to EPE, and for this we are happy to show our gratitude. We wish them the best of luck & further sucess in the future.”

Click Here to see Noel Pamment presenting the awards.

Visit EPE at the Autumn Fair & The Master Cook Shop Event – 07/09/2010

EPE are exhibiting at the Autumn Fair this month at the NEC arena in Birmingham and hosting Septembers Master Cook Shop Event from the 13th to the 24th of September. If you miss us at the NEC visit us during The Master Cook Shop Event for an unmissable buying opportunity

The Autumn Fair gives us the perfect opportunity to showcase our premium products and exclusive lines to potential clients and the retail sector as a whole. Remaining consistent in our success we have yet again won another award, being awarded the CHA @ Autumn Fair Finalist 2010.

Septembers Master Cook Shop Event provides our customers with unmatched buying opportunities on our extensive Breakfast, Food Prep, Table Top, Hostess, Dessert, Coffee, Cookware & Linen care ranges and also gives account holders valuable incentives such as exclusive lock in prices to prepare for the Christmas rush with committed quantity stock orders.

Click Here to see our CHA @ Autumn Fair Certificate

AIS attend product training in EPE’s state of the art showroom – 02/08/2010

David Parkes & his Merchandising and Buying team from Associated Independent Stores visited EPE for product demonstrations on some of the premium products available from our Master Cook Shop range.

Harnessing our showrooms unique cooking station EPE are able to accomodate for product demonstration confrences with officially trained and chartered product experts. Demonstrators from Crockpot, Cuisinart & Lavazza attended the day to illustrate some of our best selling products unique features and passed on adept and masterful knowledge of the products that were demonstrated. Events like this run by EPE give our customers the ability to in turn pass on this knowledge to customers and strengthen their knowledge of our premium brand products and EPE exclusive lines.

Click Here to see photos from the day.

EPE in the Cancer Research UK Huddersfield Newsletter – 30/07/2010

EPE’s generous donation accepted on behalf of Cancer Research UK by celebrity chef Marco Pierre White was acknowledged in the Cancer Research UK Huddersfield Local Update Newsletter this month.

EPE take the opportunity to donate to this vital charity organisation whenever it arises. The immeasurable work and research they carry out is critical for hundreds of thousands of people around the country. We at EPE feel it is important for us to give something back to society, and Cancer Research UK provides us with the perfect medium for us to do so. Donations from ourselves and our customers, without doubt contribute to a worthy cause, and EPE will continue to support Cancer Research UK well into the future.

Click Here to see the article.

EPE LIVE cooking demo’s at the Autumn Fair International 2010 – 20/07/2010

Hall 2 includes an interactive kitchen which will feature product and cooking demonstrations, designed to provide you, the buyer, with the opportunity to see the latest products in action and to enable you to explain the features of your new lines to your customers in-store.

Be sure not to miss EPE’s LIVE product demonstrations featuring premium brand products from EPE exclusive lines such as the Gordon Ramsay Professional range, the Kenwood Kmix range, and manufacturers including Russell Hobbs, Kenwood, Gaggia & Lavazza. EPE’s exhibition stand can also be located in hall 2 Kitchen, dining & housewares at stand 2D23. Be sure to pay us a visit and have a chat with one of our sales reperasentatives with expert knowledge and training on all premium products in our range profile, dont miss out on limited offers and deals we will be running exclusivley at the NEC Autumn Fair.

Click here to see the times for our LIVE cooking demonstrations.

EPE to exhibit at the Autumn Fair International 2010 – 15/07/2010

The Autumn Fair is the years largest home & gift event, you will be able to stop by and catch us between the 5th and the 8th of September 2010 at the NEC Birmingham, at stand 2D23.

From previous statistics the show is set to hit a combined buyers budget of £5Bn, with 8 different retail sectors, exhibiting 250,000 products and 50,000 new product launches, over 1,400 UK and Internationally based suppliers the trade show covers all bases of the retail industry. Using the coverage of the event we will be hosting the official launch of Russell Hobbs OMG Its plastic to the independents & more exclusive lines from EPE’s product portfolio, and using the opportunity to demonstrate some of our products unique performace features with a live cooking station. Come and meet EPE at the NEC at stand 2D23 for more of our avaiiable ranges, our sales reps will be present to provide information, product demonstrations & help with any enquiries you may have.

Click here to view our NEC Supplier profile, Click here to see our OMG product launch at the NEC.

EPE make another generous donation to Cancer Research UK – 13/07/2010

Chrystal Augustine of our Sales Support team and David Caswell our National Sales & Development Manager present a cheque for £750 to Cancer Research UK.

EPE often contribute to this worthy cause giving a healthy percentage of profits from various offers, deals, and promotions run by the company. Chrystal recently lead a successful campaign with the Jamie Oliver Copper Heart Cookware range by Tefal with various customers & cookware retailers, thanks to the flourishing campaign, using donations per order to raise funds, we have been able to make a generous donation. Due to Chrystals recent effort and accomplishment her position has been promoted to EPE’s Sales Account Executive. EPE would like to thank all of its customers for helping us actively support Cancer Research UK and fund the immeasurable research and development they carry out.

Click here to see Chrystal and David presenting the cheque. Click here to make a donation.

Click here to see a letter of thanks from CRUK’s Simon O’Leary

EPE visit post race Santander British Grand Prix event on behalf of Gaggia Philips – 09/07/2010

EPE’s Sales Director Ray Swarbrick, National Sales & Development Manager David Caswell and head of Design & Marketing Jay Faulkner were invited to post race celebrations at Silverstone.

With an estimated 305,000-strong crowd over three days, a guest apperance by the UK’s very own Red Arrows, live concerts and Formula One racing the event truely was a success. Silverstone Managing Director Richard Phillips has hailed this year’s event as one of best British Grand Prix in years! EPE customers and representatives enjoyed V.I.P access to the Formula One Paddock Club and access to the mechanics workshop to see hands on Philips Formula One engineers prep the cars. Jay Faulkner said “The event was enjoyed by all who attended this social and relaxed event, EPE extends our thanks to Gaggia! It has given us the opportunity to bond with valued clients and strengthen ties between our companies.” Please contact Chrystal our Sales Account Executive for more events in our Social Event Calendar.

Click here to see our EPE staff with the Gaggia representatives at the Silverstone race track.

Philips announce ‘Buyers Choice’ as the ‘Manufacturers Choice’ – 07/07/2010

The Buyers Choice a hard hitting monthly publication from EPE has proven itself once again strengthening our partnership with premium brand manufacturer Philips.

The Robust range fashioned from modern materials such as shockproof glass, plastics and die cast metal, with couplings made of Zytel plastic, a light metal replacement used by prestige automobile manufacturers such as BMW and Mercedes. The result is a blender, food processor, hand blender, juicer and mixer that Philips says proved virtually unbreakable in drop tests. Philips is so confident the Robust Collection will live up to its name it has given its Blender, Juicer and food processor 15-year warranties covering their motors.

The premium brand Robust range can now be purchased only from EPE, available to traditional retailers and ‘Click & Brick’ business model customers to maintain the exclusivity of the range. Robust range items can now be purchased in singular quantities as well as the entire range of 5 items.

Click here to view the premium brand Robust Range only at EPE

EPE Exclusive – NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH OMG – Its plastic bakeware range – 05/07/2010

Russell Hobbs is set to bring NASA-style space technology to your kitchen with its new range of innovative bakeware. Already proven in the commercial baking arena OMG – It’s plastic! is the first solid plastic bakeware range on the UK market, made from a hard-wearing, non-stick, rigid polymer that is completely ovenproof and can withstand temperatures up to 230°c and as low as -40°c.

Sean Burns, Divisional Manager of Cookware at Russell Hobbs said: “We have been developing OMG – It’s plastic! for over a year, using the latest polymer technology to create a range which is easy to use, durable and most importantly produces fantastic results time after time. We are delighted to be leading the market with this concept, which is lovingly manufactured in the UK. The range is launched in July and we are looking forward to its positive impact on the Bakeware market”

Click here to view the OMG – It’s plastic! Can only be purchased at EPE

New ‘Cooks’ by Gordon Ramsay range only available at EPE – 05/07/2010

“Cooking for friends and family is all about removing intimidation, having fun and more importantly relaxing over a delicious home-cooked meal” – Gordon Ramsay.

The new ‘Cooks by Gordon Ramsay’ range offers some great kitchen products with added little extras, to help you prepare delicious home-cooked food quickly and easily.

The range offers a great collection of easy-to-use kitchen products, designed to simplify and enhance your cooking experience. Food preparation products include: a 3-in-1 Hand Blender; 600W Glass Jug Blender; a Stand Mixer (with a twin motor plus small and large steel mixing bowls), Food Processor, Mini Chopper with glass bowl. The availiable range is the perfect addition to any prospective Cook’s kitchen.

Click here to view the New only at EPE ‘Cooks by Gordon Ramsay’ Range

Coming shortly – Become an “EPE exclusive” stockist – 15/06/2010


Become an “EPE exclusive” stockist of products and receive profiles at additional promotional prices.

EPE are proud to be able to exclusively supply premium products from leading brands and manufacturers in the market, offering the best SDA and cookware in the UK, such as the Gordon Ramsay Professional Range, the Kenwood Kmix family & Tefal Jamie Oliver Cookware.

In the near future become a stockist of EPE’s exclusive product ranges to purchase them at additional privileged promotional prices.

Click here to contact support for EPE exclusive product ranges.

EPE supporting FoodSaver™ fully committed to reducing your carbon footprint – 15/06/2010

Food Savers range of Vacuum Sealer products has helped millions of households reduce food waste and their carbon footprint.

The FoodSaver System is designed to remove air and extend the freshness of food up to five times longer than conventional storage methods. Food that is usually wasted can now be stored over longer periods of time using Food Saver’s home vacuum packaging systems. In the UK we spend £10.2 Billion each year buying and wasting good food. At an average of £420 per household Food Savers products offers a much needed simple solution to reduce your food waste.

Click here to learn about the uses and benefits of Food Saver vacuum sealers.

EPE Launches new product – 01/06/2010

Froth Au Lait appoints EPE as sole exclusive distribution in the UK.

EPE Sales director Ray Swarbrick says “The Froth Au Lait product range enhances our coffee portfolio and provides a point of difference especially to the current frother products we hold. The Dualit frother Latteccino and the Gordon Ramsay frother respectively 2 and 1 cup frothers and now the Froth Au Lait Mini will sit in the market as a 4 cup”. The Froth Au Lait appliance utilizes patent pending “Froth Whip Technology” to heat and whip milk, aerating it into a creamy, thick, and long lasting froth. The complexity of cappuccino preparation is gone, yet the quality is enhanced. Froth Au Lait is truly the best companion for every coffee maker.

Click here to see information on our new Froth Au Lait machine.

Kal Singh Commercial Director welcomes David Caswell to EPE – 18/05/2010

David Caswell joins EPE as National Sales & Development Manager he brings a wealth of experience in National sales and formerly held responsible positions at a large Electrical Distributor in the South East.

David says “ he is delighted that he has joined a professional and structured distributor in the SDA and Cookware Market – EPE is leading the UK with new innovative solutions and merchandising to the retailer, cook shops and department stores, EPE is the only 100% genuine trade distributor that has NO retail stores or websites selling against you our customer”

EPE secure EXCLUSIVE distribution deal with Russell Hobbs – 11/05/2010

EPE obtain exclusive distribuion deal for Russell Hobbs Cookware to the independent sector.

As of June 1st 2010 the entire Russell Hobbs Cookware range is exclusively availiable from EPE to the independent market. This range includes pan sets, single pans, scales, bakeware and pressure cookers. This covers Russell Hobbs Cookware, Russell Hobbs Marco Pierre White Range and Tower Cookware brands. This agreement comes into effect as of the 1st June 2010. Again strengthening and sustaining our partnership with Russell Hobbs, combining the excellence of premium brand manufacturers and the perfect distributor, we predict a prosperous and affluent future on the horizon for this partnership.

Click here to see our agreement with Sean Burns from Russell Hobbs

EPE sales director Ray Swarbrick welcomes Nigel Parker to EPE – 17/05/2010

Nigel Parker joins EPE as Operations Manager.

After spendng 15 years at Ice Pack International as a distribution manager. Nigel Parker will oversee and lead the logistics of the business, covering the distribution and warehouse management.

We wish him success in his new role.

EPE Win Most Promising Newcomer 2010 – 30/04/2010


EPE win most promising newcomer voted by buying group members.

We would like to thank all the members who voted for us and for all staff members at EPE lets continue to give the best level of service to all our customers.

We will continue to carry out a great service – from ordering to delivering and offer a consistant level of professionalism.

Click here to see our trophy and ceremonial certificates.

EPE secure exclusive distribution deal for Gordon Ramsay Professional range – 30/04/2010

EPE Appointed exclusive distribution deal for Gordon Ramsay Professional Range of commercial grade small domestic appliances

The Gordon Ramsay Professional range of commercial grade products boasts a stunning collection of professional food preparation products in a sleek stainless steel finish. The Gordon Ramsay Professional range includes a Stand Mixer, Food Processor, Blender and two Hand Blenders. Also available is a Grill Griddle and a Convection Oven with Grill. And a Kettle, Filter Coffee Maker, Milk Frother, Two and Four-Slice Toasters the range of professional products are so good-looking you won’t want to hide them away!

Click here to see the Gordon Ramsay Professional range exclusively availiable from EPE.

EPE Mentioned in IER Magazine – 04/05/2010

EPE’s Master Cook Shop Event mentioned in small article in the Independent Electrical Retailer

The Master Cook Shop Event took place on the 22nd April 2010. Held in EPE’s brand new product demostration showroom with live cooking station. IER’s Editor Anna Ryland attended the event with special guest apperance by celebrity chef Marco Pierre White.

Click here to see our photo gallery from the event.

Click here to read the article in IER magazine.


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