Ashwoods Electric Motors nominated for Space Awards 2018

Ashwoods Electric Motors’ state of the art new production facility, Innovation Valley, features prominently in the 2018 Space Awards shortlist. Not only do Ashwoods boast a nomination in both the ‘Coolest Workspace’ category and the ‘Wow!’ award category, but sister company Lightfoot (also based at Innovation Valley) are also nominated for ‘Best Workspace’ and ‘Coolest…

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Hidden hobbies in the Ashwoods team: Heather Babbage

Earlier this year, Heather Babbage, Ashwoods Electric Motors’ Financial Controller raised £300 for Cancer Research UK by taking on a gruelling 5-day trek across the Alps and completed it in just two and a half days! This is the equivalent of two marathons in two days! Heather is a keen walker (as you have probably…

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Lauren Heath, Business Support Manager, talks food blogging!

This is a guest blog written by our Business Support Manager, Lauren Heath, on all things ‘foodie’! As a full-time Business Support Manager and a passionate advocate of the administration sector, you wouldn’t be wrong in thinking I have my hands full five days a week; yet somehow in my other waking hours I am…

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New Starter – Gary Brant, Head of Supply Chain

Gary Brant, Head of Supply Chain joins the Ashwoods Electric Motors team and oversees all aspects of the end to end Supply Chain. Originally from Midlands, Gary has been based in the South West and South Coast for many years and will be part of the new ERP implementation team for Ashwoods, focusing upon Procurement,…

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My Ashwoods Life: Jamie Seaton

Jamie Seaton joined Ashwoods Electric Motors over four years ago as an Applications and Test Engineer, and now holds the title of Head of Applications. He is responsible for everything to do with testing and motor sizing in the business. Prior to this, Jamie was a Test Engineer at Emissions Analytics. Jamie joined Emissions Analytics…

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Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo preview

The 2018 edition of the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo takes place from 11th – 13th of September in Novi – near Detroit, Michigan. Ashwoods Electric Motors will be exhibiting on stand 847 alongside Oerlikon Fairfield and Oerlikon Drive Systems. The exhibition runs alongside two other events – The Battery Show and Critical Power…

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My Ashwoods Life: Jim Winchester

Ashwoods’ Commercial Director, Jim Winchester, has been with the business for over five years, originally joining as an Applications Engineer. Over that time Jim has seen the business grow exponentially, including the big move into Innovation Valley. “It’s incredible to think how far we’ve come in my time here, I’ve seen such an unbelievable change…

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New Starter – Emma Wood, HR Manager

Emma recently joined the Ashwoods Electric Motors team as HR Manager. In this role, her main responsibilities are dealing with all employee issues and welfare, supporting managers and employees, helping to coordinate the copious recruitment and onboarding we currently have, as well as ensuring we are all up to date with legislation and subsequent changes.…

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Ashwoods summer party!

Ashwoods Electric Motors annual staff party took place on Saturday 21st July, with this year’s event having the added excitement of being our first in Innovation Valley! This opportunity for a party could not be wasted! From a magician to a DJ, BBQ and bouncy castles for children (and bigger children), it is safe to…

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Ayrton Rogers: a racing update!

The last time we caught up with Ayrton Rogers, Mechanical Design Engineer at Ashwoods Electric Motors, he had just secured a very impressive 3rd position in the 2016 Pickup Truck Racing Championships with Coliza Motorsport. Nearly two years later, we thought it was about time to see what Ayrton has been getting up to outside…

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