Two young entrepreneurs, who first met at University, celebrated their first decade in business last week. It was while studying IT at Staffordshire University that Dan, 30, first met co-director Mark Pennington, also 30, at a local student club night. “We drank Sambuca and talked about how we had both always wanted to have our own business” recalled Dan, “That was in 2002. Three years later our journey with EPX Ltd began.
Although much of the last ten years have been challenging for many industries, EPX has grown steadily, always offering the kind of cutting edge technology that helps businesses run as reliably, efficiently and smoothly as they can. One recent innovation EPX offers is microwave internet connections to rural or otherwise inaccessible locations. “As well as all kinds of businesses, our customers range from schools to hospitals and the Ministry of Defence to Her Majesty’s Prison Service.” explained Dan.
Having started out as just the two of them in 2005, Dan and Mark now oversee 18 members of staff, covering the whole of the North West and the Midlands.
Although still relatively young, their expert knowledge and years of professional experience have added up to a winning formula for sustainable success. Expansion has led to the recent opening of an EPX office in Stafford, Staffordshire - the town where the entrepreneurs studied.
On Friday 27th March the champagne corks flew at EPX’s Stafford office, when the town’s Mayor, Councillor Ray Sutherland, joined them to celebrate the ten year milestone. The directors were pleased to be quizzed by the Mayor about their services. He was surprised and delighted to learn that the very room their Stafford branch now occupies was once the night club where they had had that fateful conversation about wanting to run their own business, thirteen years ago.
Toasting their first decade in business, His Worshipful, the Mayor kindly wished the company every success in the next ten years.
The company’s website is www.epx.co.uk
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