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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.

EPE mentioned on Housewareslive.net – 27/04/2010


Marco cuts ribbon at EPE showroom opening.

A small article mentioning EPE and covering our showroom opening is hosted on the popular home appliance website Housewareslive.net.

Click here to read the article in full.

EPE’s Master Cook Shop Event makes front page – 27/04/2010

Celebrity chef has recipe for success.

Our recent Master Cook Shop event was covered by The Huddersfield Daily examiner, EPE were mentioned on the front page of the Kirklees Business News publication

Click here to read the article in full.

EPE gives donation to Cancer Research UK – 22/04/2010

EPE and all there customers generously made a donation to Cancer Research UK.

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

Click here to see chef Marco Pierre White donate the cheque with EPE

To make a donation click here – Together we will beat cancer

The Master Cook Shop Event – 22/04/2010

EPE’s Master Cook Shop Event and showroom grand opening

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, celebrity chef Marco Pierre White attended the opening and took part in the ceremonial ribbon cutting before mingling with guests and browsing the state of the art showroom. Aprils event was the showrooms grand opening and simultaneously celebrated the release of The Master Cook Shop Catalogue Edition 3.

Click here to see our photo gallery from the event.

EPE feature in ERT magazine – 29/03/2010

EPE mentioned in the ERT magazine

Our recent success in the AIS member survery 2009 where we where EPE International Ltd were announced supplier of the year in the small electrical category was mentioned in the latest edition of ERT.

Click here to read the full article

ERT editor Simon King is ‘Prepared for Action’ – 12/03/2010

EPE Financial Director Harry Singh interviewed for latest ERT magazine

Small domestic appliances are bucking economic trends as people spend more time preparing food rather than spending money going out to eat, meaning the future of the SDA industry remains optimistic. EPE is currently growing at a sustainable rate with new innovative ideas keeping up with the current ideals.

Click here to read the full article

EPE feature in ERT magazine – 12/03/2010

With the grand opening of our new showroom with a live cooking station and release of our new Master Cook Shop catalogue on the horizon. ERT recognise us as an expanding contemporary enterprise on the cusp of strong development and growth. Also highlighting our recent Exclusive Distribution agreement with Kenwood, To distribute the New Range of Kmix products to the Independant sector.

Our new innovative ideas are a sign of EPE’s forward thinking attitude, and with the help of our friends and partners such as ERT we are sure to be a success.

Click here to read about our Kmix distribution agreement

EPE Win Home Hardware Best Display Stand – 09/03/2010

EPE awarded Best Display Stand at the Home Hardware Spring Trade Show 2010

Our effort and care were acknowledged and acredited by Home Hardwares executive chairman John Fewings at this springs trade show. Adding to our collection of acheivements it goes to show our effort and hard work is paying off with our consistent success and award winning.

Click here to see our certificate

EPE Win Supplier of the Year – 2009 – 02/03/2010

EPE win supplier of the year 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 Managing Director Noel Pamment receiving the award from Mr David Parkes of AIS

The Master Cook Shop Events held by EPE – April 2010 and September 2010 JUST ADDED – 12/02/2010

This is just one of the things that makes the new EPE showroom unique—our complimentary product demonstrations! with a buying opportunity on promotions run by ourselves and the Brand manufacturers.
A qualified Chef and our sales managers utilize the live cooking station to demonstrate the unique performance capabilities of our brands. With a menu prepared to highlight specific appliance features, you can learn about our Electrical and Cookware ranges.

You may even pick up a few cooking techniques along the way. These demos are both fun and informative—not to mention delicious

Donation-Cancer Research with the help from all the staff and EPE’s customers – 11/02/2010

A donation to Cancer Research UK. Andrea Member from Cancer Research recieved the donatation cheque from their Sales Team Leader – Hannah Broadhead who successfully completed The National Business College NVQ stages 1 and 2.

EPE would like to thank all of its customers for helping us support Cancer Research UK and a special thankyou to Hannah and her team.
To make a donation click here – Together we will beat cancer

EPE supporting our customers with easy contacts – 01/02/2010

You can now text EPE to request a call regarding any information you need.
If your in a rush but need information quickly give us a text and we will phone straight away, or if you are out on the road but require information about an order or returns – why wait ?

Just text Chrystal on:

07511 069 199

EPE now distribute the new range of eco friendly Philips domestic appliances. – 28/01/2010

Philips continuously improves the performance of its products. Ecodesign benefits you and your environment; With this new line from Philips now available at EPE it will increase on our sales even further and allow us to keep giving you fantastic deals all year round

EPE are now the exclusive distributors for the Russell Hobbs Cookware and the Tower pressure cookers. – 09/01/2010

Russell Hobbs Cookware is excellent for boiling, frying and slow pot cooking making it perfect for the kitchen.
The aluminium Tower pressure cookers lock in vitamins due to the speed at which it can cook the food ensuring that the top flavor is locked in every time.
SO contact our sales team and place your order now!

EPE Secure Exclusive Distribution deal on Kmix – 02/02/2010

EPE have secured an Exclusive Distribution agreement with Kenwood, To distribute the New Range of Kmix products to the Independant sector.

The Kmix Range has now expanded from being the award wining kitchen machine, table blender and food preparation products, to incorporate a matching kettle, toaster and filter coffee machine. Initially in raspberry the other two colours of peppercorn and almond will be following later in the year.


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