Posts by Harry Elliott

Ashwoods Electric Motors at Motorcycle Live

Motorcycle Live 2018 took place at the NEC, Birmingham between 17-25 November. Precisely 103,702 people attended the show over the course of the week, with the event boasting all of the big names in the industry, many of which are familiar with Ashwoods Electric Motors. One such acquaintance was Veitis, who have recently unveiled the…

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Ashwoods at the 2018 Space Awards!

Members of the Ashwoods Electric Motors team were in attendance at the inaugural Space Awards, held at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter. Up for both the ‘Coolest Workspace’ and ‘Wow!’ awards, Ashwoods were up against some stiff competition – including sister company Lightfoot in the ‘Coolest Workspace’ category! Held in the historic setting…

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Hidden Hobbies in Ashwoods Electric Motors: Steve Fluhrer

Steve Fluhrer, Head of Quality at Ashwoods Electric Motors, is a talented guitarist in his spare time outside of Innovation Valley. A recent addition to the Ashwoods team, we couldn’t let an opportunity go amiss to talk to Steve about his musical career. In his own words, here is the latest in our ‘Hidden Hobbies’…

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New Starter – Hannah Shearman, Business Support Manager

Hannah Shearman, Business Support Manager, joins the Ashwoods Electric Motors team from Air Marketing Group in Exeter, and is tasked with ensuring the overall smooth running of the office as well as acting as PA to our Board of Directors. Her day-to-day tasks are wide ranging and the spectrum of jobs undertaken is best described…

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New Starter: Jon Aitchison, Business Development Director

Jon joins the Ashwoods Electric Motors team as Business Development Director, and will oversee new and incremental opportunities with blue chip global OEMs, in instances where Ashwoods technology is best suited to deliver maximum advantage. Jon has a global remit with specific areas of focus in terms of market segments based on their best fit…

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Ashwoods Electric Motors exhibits at STEM Careers Fair

Ashwoods Electric Motors exhibited at the STEM Careers Fair, hosted in the Great Hall of the University of Exeter. Alongside 80 other exhibitors, Ashwoods were part of a careers fair aimed at those studying courses in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Over 1000 undergraduates and postgraduates were in attendance, ensuring a well-trodden…

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Hidden Hobbies in the Ashwoods team: Elliott Johnston

Ashwoods Electric Motors’ Mechanical Design Engineer, Elliott Johnston is a keen cyclist and has been for many years. The Exeter Wheelers member recently flew to the Alps for a weeks’ worth of riding. While riding every day for a week straight, totalling over 500 miles across the mountainous terrain near Alep d’Huez, may not sound…

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A history of Ashwoods Electric Motors

Now housed in a custom-built and state-of-the-art, high volume manufacturing facility, it is hard to believe that Ashwoods has only existed little more than a decade. Founded in 2006 by Managing Director, Lloyd Ash, to hybridise vans, the business has gone from strength to strength and continues to grow exponentially at the cutting edge of…

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My Ashwoods Life: Laurie Hutchison

Laurie Hutchison, Manufacturing Engineering Manager joined Ashwoods Electric Motors in August 2017 – and over the last fourteen months his presence has certainly been felt across all aspects of the business. Originally joining the team as a Special Build Engineer, Laurie was involved in fitting our electric motors into vehicles and building prototype motors, and…

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New Starter – Steve Fluhrer, Head of Quality

Steve Fluhrer joins the Ashwoods Electric Motors team as Head of Quality and is tasked with ensuring the quality of every Ashwoods product that leaves the door of Innovation Valley. Steve has been, and will continue, introducing staggered procedures across production to reduce variability and constantly strive for repeatability and high quality. The approach is…

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