EPE International appoints non-executive director

Housewares distributor EPE International has appointed Paul Beaumont as a non-executive director of the business.

Paul is an entrepreneur with extensive experience of start-ups, predominantly in the global technology sector. Semi-retired five years ago, he now works with businesses on behalf of Leeds Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and is also a non-executive director of Usha Martin Technologies.

EPE International distributes branded small domestic appliances such as Philips, Kenwood, De’Longhi, Bugatti, Krups, Bosch, Breville, Crockpot, Dreamland, Food Saver, Hostess, Kärcher, Rowenta, Russell Hobbs and Tefal, to cookshop, electrical and department store retailers.

The Bradford-based business was named as one of the ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ in the London Stock Exchange Group’s 2018 report of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK.

Paul commented: “I’m very pleased and honoured to be invited to join the extremely talented board of EPE International. After working with the business for the last six months, I’m impressed with EPE’s focus on representing quality brands and the constant drive for optimum customer satisfaction – in addition to its impressive growth and the resulting accolades that have been bestowed upon it by the industry, customers and suppliers. I’m looking forward to assisting the business to continue their growth in the future and to further develop in this exciting market sector.”

In a joint statement, EPE co-founders Harry Singh and Noel Pamment said: “We’re extremely pleased to welcome Paul officially to the EPE International team. We’ve been working with Paul for the last six months through the Leeds LEP High Growth Coaching Programme and have been impressed with his wide breadth of knowledge and experience of running start-ups and SMEs through to blue -chip organisations with annual revenues in excess of £250 million.

“In particular, Paul brings substantial experience in distribution systems and operations and has extensive experience of growing sales and revenues by unlocking the underlaying potential in growing businesses.”

 

L-R: Paul Beaumont and Noel Pamment

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