Axiom adapts quickly to continue working effectively alongside COVID-19 restrictions

As the current global situation with COVID-19 continues to affect us all, we wanted to update you on how we are supporting our employees and our clients, partners and suppliers.

The health and wellbeing of everyone associated with Axiom is always our number one priority, and given the current circumstances this is even more important than ever.

In response to COVID-19, we are following government and public health guidelines to ensure that no-one is put at any unnecessary risk. As a result, we have taken the following steps:

For our staff:

  • Identified at-risk workers and have them working in isolated offices or from home.
  • Taken steps to ensure that all personnel who can work from home are doing so.
  • Fitted hand sanitisers at each entry point in our offices.
  • Implemented a daily programme of enhanced sanitisation in our work places.

For our clients, partners and suppliers:

  • All of our team are fully equipped to work effectively from remote locations, with communications and systems already in place to enable this.
  • We maintain the capability to safely support on-site inspection operations whilst ensuring, in conjunction with our clients, that social distancing practices are followed to protect all parties.
  • We’re doing everything we can to adapt to the fast-moving situation and meet the evolving challenges to ensure that we remain operational.

As a result of the above actions, Axiom continues to operate as normal.

How to get in touch

As always, we are available whenever you need us. As a reminder, here are our contact details along with direct lines to our Axiom Inspection and NDT team.

Main office locations

Head Office Stockton: +44 (0) 1642 732745

North West: +44 (0) 1928 511661 / +44 (0) 7720 695534

Scotland: +44 (0) 1324 439850 / +44 (0) 7720 695534

Email: [email protected]

Inspection & NDT Team

Lee Baker, Inspection Operations Manager/NDT Technical Authority Ext: 311  [email protected]

Graeme Myers, Inspection Technical Authority Ext: 307 [email protected]

Nicola Humble, Planner Ext: 321 [email protected]

Bryan Clamp, Estimator Ext: 315 [email protected]

Our message to you

As you are aware, the situation is rapidly changing on a daily basis and we will continue to monitor this closely. These are uncertain times for us all. It is an ever-changing and unprecedented situation, but we retain significant liquid assets, are agile and have the necessary systems and processes in place to work our way through this challenging time.

We fully appreciate that our clients’ day-to-day operations and forward planning for 2020 will be impacted by the situation in which we find ourselves. Circumstances may lead to increased demand on ageing assets, for instance social distancing necessitating re-evaluation of inspection strategies, or a general need to further extend operational life.

Rest assured, Axiom, as a trusted partner to our clients, is ensuring that our expertise remains available to work with you to address any of these emergent challenges, and we are here to support you.

You can follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest information on what we are doing at Axiom as the situation evolves.

Dancing her way to the top!

Life couldn’t be better for one Hartlepool youngster who is aiming high to fulfil her dreams in dancing with some help from award-winning engineering specialists, Axiom Engineering.

Eleven-year-old Ava Gordon has been dancing since the age of two when she began to learn steps at the Val Armstrong School of Performing Arts. As her skill and confidence grew, Ava began to compete in her age categories in different genres of dance including acro, ballet, tap and modern.

After winning numerous championship titles both as a solo artist at the Theatre Dance council Championships and also as part of a team at the British Troupe Championships, Ava’s most recent achievement came last year in Portugal. She was a gold medal winner in acro dance at the 2019 Dance World Cup in Braga, where at 10 years old represented Team England in the age category 10-14.

This year’s Dance World Cup (DWC) will be held in the Cinecitta World Theme Park in Rome which begins on June 26th until 4th July 2020. Ava will be competing in the 10-14 acro section as a soloist along with contemporary modern, a duet, trio and several troupes.

Her enthusiasm, energy and achievements at such a tender age attracted Axiom to provide support with Ava’s up and coming dance adventure. With such fierce dedication and drive to succeed, Axiom recognised how much this meant to the youngster.

Adam Potter, Axiom Managing Director said, “It is so refreshing to see young people in the area with so much talent and are driven to work hard to succeed. Ava has already demonstrated how hard she has worked to achieve so much at such a young age. We are delighted to provide financial support with this year’s Dance World Championships and wish her the very best of luck – we know she will do us proud”.

For more information about the DWC, please visit: https://dwcworld.com/

Axiom opens its doors with a further new office in the North West of England

Hot on the heels of the launch of a new office in the Central Belt of Scotland, the promise of an additional office in the North West has now been realised.

Axiom Engineering Associates’ localisation strategy to establish regional presences in key Chemical and Process sector hubs has led to the opening of another new office at one of the UK’s leading independently-owned business and technical parks.

Based in a central location in Runcorn, The Heath Business and Technical Park is the ideal platform for Axiom to develop and deploy its integrity management strategies to support their clients in the North West.

The facility boasts a central location in Runcorn with excellent accessibility via road, air and rail networks, “state of the art” facilities along with a variety of amenities supporting the needs of the innovative community. The new open-plan office will support the next phase of Axiom’s growth in the North West which includes the creation of a dynamic and experienced workforce to enhance Axiom’s existing capabilities.

Kevin Murray, Axiom’s Regional Manager for North West England and Scotland said: “Following the comments made at the end of 2019, we have been able to move quickly to secure a new office in the North West. This will enable us to deliver an efficient and responsive service much sought after by clients who require our support in safely operating and extending the life of their ageing assets.

This is an exciting opportunity for the business. Our clients in the North West are keen to embrace the Axiom ethos and track record of excellence. It is our people that make the difference and with plans to recruit further expertise and knowledge this will support the growth of our integrity management services in the area.”

The award-winning company which specialises in the provision of UKAS accredited inspection services, backed up by a mechanical and materials asset integrity section, is expected to grow strongly this year.

This move is in response to client demand and part of the overall strategy of the business. With the continued building of long-term partnerships and strategic alliances, Axiom’s growth is testament to its capability to deliver effective lifecycle integrity management systems to its clients.