History

The History of Encocam: when Mike Ashmead started Encocam 30 years ago, he did not anticipate how it would develop over the years. Through hard work and dedication of many people over the last 3 decades, we have grown in size and product range, and we continue to do so. Investment in equipment, buildings and personnel has supported this growth.

30 years of innovationWe celebrate our successes as a business but we will continue to listen to our customers and work with them, to develop the solutions they need. This ethos has helped steer the company in the many directions it has taken and will help us grow and develop further. In 2018 we will be celebrating 30 years of innovation and success in the engineering industry; we have been through much change over the years but have managed to adapt to our customer’s requirements and industry demands, establishing ourselves as a world leader.

Encocam is an active member of the Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce, attending their events and workshops regularly and supporting their business initiatives. Dr Ashmead is a member of the CBI (Confederation of British Industry), benefiting from the events and services, attending forums and playing an active role in the business network.

1988 Present

1988

  • Encocam Ltd established in St Ives, Cambridgeshire with 3 employees.

1990

  • Exporting began

1991

  • Company move to Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, to larger premises.

1994

  • Blackstone Office opened to increase production and office capacity.

  • New partnership with China

1998

  • Opening of Robotics Production Plant with John Major

    Robotics Production Plant opened by John Major, MP.

1999

  • Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 Business Award

  • New partnership with South Korea and USA.

2002

  • New partnership with China

2004

  • Hunts Post Manufacturer of the Year Award

  • Honeycomb core

    Corex Honeycomb established

2005

  • Innovation Award 2005

    Hunts Post Innovation Award

  • B Clear Mykon

    Mykon established

2006

  • Hunts Post Business Person of the Year Award (Mike Ashmead, MD)

2007

  • Sign with Biker Mate

    Euro Road Safety established

2008

  • New partnership with The Netherlands.

  • Encocam becomes a parent company with separate divisions to reflect the diverse business environments we operate in.

  • Stonehill Office opened to increase production capacity.

2009

  • Office opened in Madrid, Spain and Berlin, Germany to expand sales facilities across Europe and the rest of the world.

  • Zing Bikes established as importer of Motorbikes.

2011

  • Hunts Post Business Person Award 2011

    Hunts Post Business Person of the Year Award (Mike Ashmead, MD)

2012

  • RaceTek parts

    RaceTek established as a manufacturer of premium motorcycle spares and accessories.

2013

  • Maverick motorcycle shoot 2017

    Herald Motor Company established as a retro motorcycle brand in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.

  • New partnership with India.

  • Daily Telegraph Company to Inspire Britain

2014

  • Hunts Post Bus Award 2014

    Hunts Post Business of the Year Award

  • Hunts Post Employer of the Year Award

2015

  • Award for British COC Export 2015

    Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce - Export Business of the Year (Regional Winner)

2016

  • EEF Futures Manufacturing Awards - Environmental Achievement Award (SE Region)

  • EEF Futures Manufacturing Awards - Business Growth Award (SE Region)

  • South East EEF Award Business Growth 2016

    EEF Futures Manufacturing Awards - Export Award (SE Region)

  • Central Services Opening 2016

    Central Services office opened in Huntingdon to centralise all business support functions.

2017

  • Central Services building 2017

    200 employees, Encocam continues to employ a skilled and diverse workforce.

  • South East EEF Awards Environmental 2017

    EEF Futures Manufacturing Awards - Environmental Achievement Award (SE Region)

2018

  • 02_11_18_hunts-post-Apprentice of the Year

    Hunts Post Apprentice of the Year Finalist (Chris Hartley)

  • 02_11_18_hunts-post-The Innovation Award

    Hunts Post Innovation Award Finalist (Insight)

  • 02_11_18_hunts-post-Business Development Winner

    Hunts Post Business Development Award (Cellbond)

2019

  • Dr Mike Ashmead receives an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list 2019

  • Winner Achivement in New Markets Cellbond

    Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce – Export Business of the Year (Cellbond)

  • Make UK award

    Make UK Manufacturing Awards 2019, Midlands, Leadership: Runner-Up Mike Ashmead (collected by Kambiz Khabiri)

  • Hunts post Business person of the Year

    Hunts Post Business Person of the Year Award (Mike Ashmead, OBE)

  • Innovation Award finalist

    Hunts Post Business Innovation Award Finalist (Herald Motor Co.)

  • Supporting Young People Finalist

    Hunts Post Business Supporting Young People Award Finalist