Motion Drives and Controls has recently purchased a new industrial unit previously owned by the Stratford based company Chase Commercial. The sale has take place as part of a large refurbishment initiative at a Warwick business park, with Chase Commercial electing to upgrade to a 7,000 square foot freehold unit following their previous use of rented premises on an estate which is thought to house approximately 50 businesses.

A spokesperson for Chase Commercial has stated that the increased creation of the industrial units constituted an ideal opportunity for businesses to make more use of freehold properties. Motor Drives and Controls’ decision to purchase the unit is expect to greatly benefit the local economy, with other firms within the manufacturing and engineering businesses also expressing their desire to invest in the area by making use of some of the remaining unused units.

Chase Commercial, which has recently celebrated its 21st anniversary, is the latest company in the area to relocate its headquarters, with the UK company Pinnacle Design, a firm that specialises in design, engineering and manufacturing, having also decided to move to a 7,241 square foot unit situated at Bubrooke Point. Budbroke is viewed as a consistent source of employment within the local area, and the new unit is situated in an optimal location to gain easy access to both the local industrial landscape and the nearby rail network.

Here at Motor Drives and Controls, we take pride in our reputation as a leading integrator and distributor of drives and transmission equipment within the engineering industry within the UK, Ireland and continental Europe. We supply a range of services and products from a variety of manufacturers, ranging from company4 reactive core chucks to coiltek products that assist in improving industrial processes for web operations. All of our design, replacement, repair and refurbishment services take place within our extensive and up to date warehouse and workshop facility in Warwickshire, although we also regularly visit the widespread offices and factory units of our individual clients. With our one source reliability only a telephone call, fax or email away, be sure to get in touch with us if our high quality customer benefits could make a difference to you.

At Motion Drives and Controls we are extremely proud of our dedicated staff who frequently pull out all the stops to help our customers. We feel that one particular member of staff deserves a shout out after his incredible triumph over adversity.

Tim Heslop and his family were making the final preparations for a trip of a lifetime to see relatives in New Zealand over Christmas last year. Cruelly however, after a diagnosis of testicular cancer, Tim ended up in hospital having surgery to remove the cancer on the very day that he and his family should have been flying off to New Zealand. Following the surgery Tim was given the devastating news that the cancer had spread and that an intensive 9 week course of chemotherapy was needed to help him beat it.

Picture courtesy of Cotswald and Vale Magazine

Picture courtesy of Cotswald and Vale Magazine

Not being one to lie down in the face of adversity, keen runner Tim decided to set himself a challenge of running the Tewkesbury Half Marathon, which was just five months after his surgery. During his recovery and preparation for the race, Tim and his wife Mandy kept a daily record on his running against cancer blog, Reading the blog really brings home the level of adversity Tim faced; it is a brilliant testimony to the determination of Tim and his family to overcome the illness and return to normal life.

An experience runner and veteran of over 30 half marathons, Tim found the initial training extremely tough, yet despite having one month of running preparation, was fit ready to line up with the other runners of the half marathon on May 19th. He finished the race in his target time of 1 hour and 55 minutes. As a double cause for celebration, Tim was given the ‘all clear’ against cancer in test results that came back two weeks prior to the marathon.

Picture courtesy of Cotswald and Vale Magazine

Picture courtesy of Cotswald and Vale Magazine

We would like to congratulate Tim on his success in the half marathon and wish him every success in his next big run – the Evesham Vale Running Club’s 10k race (an event for which Tim was one of the founders). The event has become a family affair, with his son Ben taking over as Entry Secretary to help his dad during his treatment. Tim’s family are a force to be reckoned with – so we’re sure that it will be another success for team Heslop.

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