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The team rises to the Three Peaks Challenge

2 July 2014 | Read

Nine members of staff from Bestobell’s parent company; President Engineering Group Ltd completed the national Three Peaks Challenge last weekend, raising over £3,000 for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

The majority of the team completed the challenge within 24 hours, which started at Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland, then Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England and finally Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales the following day.

John Waddington, operations director at PEGL, said: “It was great that so many of our staff took part in the Three Peaks Challenge. It was extremely tough, but we encouraged each other and we enjoyed ourselves. We have had a great response to our fundraising efforts and we are delighted to be able to raise this money for a very worthy local charity.”

The nine climbers were John Waddington, Duncan Gaskin, Chris Brown, Nathan Wallhead, Jack Pickford, Martin Garnett, Gary Cooper, Richard Nicholson and Alex Brown. They were supported by Marie Cooper, finance director and Frances Crosland, commercial manager, who drove the minibus. The minibus was kindly donated for the challenge by AFP Van Hire & Sales of Sheffield.

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Grand Prix Success for Bestobell

12 June 2014 | Read

President Engineering Group Ltd, parent company of Bestobell Valves, has won two prestigious International Trade Awards at the Insider Yorkshire International Trade Awards, held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on 5th June.

The judging panel chose PEGL as the winner for the SME Manufacturer’s Award due to its continuous growth in export sales over the past three years, which now make up 88% of its business. The company won the Grand Prix award, for which all winners are entered, as the judging panel identified the strength and overall quality of PEGL’s award entry.

Marie Cooper, Finance Director of President Engineering Group, said: “It was fantastic to win two Insider Yorkshire International Trade Awards. There were some really strong contenders in all categories, and it was a great honour to be chosen for the prestigious Grand Prix Award from such an impressive line up of businesses. We have experienced continuously high growth in export sales over the past three years, particularly for our Bestobell business and it is wonderful to receive this recognition for our achievements.”

Mike Hemming of HSBC presented Marie Cooper and Nicola Livsey of PEGL with the SME Manufactu...

Three Peaks for Bestobell

2 June 2014 | Read

14 members of staff from Bestobell Valves, Conflow and parent company, President Engineering Group (PEGL) are preparing to take part in a national Three Peaks Challenge, with a practice climb taking place at the three Yorkshire Peaks this weekend (Sun 8th June).

The National Three Peaks Challenge is an event in which participants attempt to climb the highest mountains of Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours. It is frequently used to raise money for charitable organisations. Walkers climb each peak in turn, and are driven from the foot of one mountain to the next. The three peaks are:
• Ben Nevis (1,344 m or 4,409 ft), the highest mountain in Scotland
• Scafell Pike (978 m or 3,209 ft), the highest mountain in England
• Snowdon / Yr Wyddfa (1,085 m or 3,560 ft), the highest mountain in Wales

The total distance walked is estimated at 42 kilometres (26 mi) or 44 km (27 mi), with a total ascent of 9,800 feet (3,000 m).

President Engineering Group is raising money for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, a cause that has been supported by PEGL for many years and is close to the hearts of its employees. The company’s national Three Peaks Challenge, for which it is seeki...

International Trade Award shortlisting for Bestobell

28 May 2014 | Read

Bestobell Valves, part of the President Engineering Group (PEGL), is celebrating being shortlisted for the Insider Yorkshire International Trade Awards 2014 in two categories: Growth via International Trade and the SME Manufacturer’s Award.

The winners will be announced at a special event at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on 5th June.

The awards recognise the region’s top exporting companies which compete in eight separate categories and are judged by an experienced panel of business leaders and advisers including Eric Hawthorn of Radio Design, Conor Moss of Sheffield Business School, Giles Blackburne of the China Britain Business Council and Philip Kelly of UK Trade & Investment.

PEGL was shortlisted due to its continuous growth in export sales over the past three years that now make up 88% of its business. The company also proved how it has been able to generate significant new business opportunities for its Bestobell business internationally where liquefied natural gas is used as a marine fuel, such as South Korea, China and Europe. It has also expanded into new international markets for its Conflow business, such as Brazil and Indonesia through its acquisition of Bret...

Yamal LNG Project success for Bestobell Marine

28 May 2014 | Read

Bestobell Marine has secured a major new order for cryogenic globe, check and the unique FLIV valve with South Korean shipbuilding company DSME.

The order is for a complete ship set of globe and check cargo valves to be installed on the first LNGC vessel, that is part of a larger series of 16 vessels, and that will be built for the widely publicized Yamal LNG project, under construction in Siberian Russia. Three shipowners have been selected to own and operate the vessels needed for the project. They are Sovcomflot (SCF); Teekay and Mitsui OSK Line (MOL), and the vessel orders will be split 6+4+6 between the three companies. Bestobell is well placed to secure contracts with DSME to supply the cryogenic globe and check valves for all 16 vessels.

Mark Henley, Managing Director for Bestobell said: “This order has the potential to be a major game-changer for us and will see us significantly increase the Bestobell Marine side of the business in the future. Russia is a relatively new area for Bestobell Marine, but one where we see huge potential in developing new business opportunities using our expertise in valves for LNG carriers.”

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