What a year! With the constant backdrop of the pandemic that just won’t go away, I’m completely amazed at what we’ve achieved this year at BPES.

I remain so grateful that we operate in the sector we do, and it’s becoming only more critical as the world faces health, environmental and food supply concerns – bioprocessing is part of the solution, whether it’s developing vaccines, utilising waste streams or finding new ways to produce sustainable protein.

But I am most proud of the support we have given to our customers, in terms of installation, training, technical and commercial support. As a distributor, we always have the support of our principle suppliers, which we view as part of our team, but with travel being at best difficult for much of the year they have only been able to provide remote assistance, so when I think of some of the installations we’ve undertaken it’s frankly incredible!

Our team has grown and the new recruits fit right in. We’ve welcomed new suppliers too – getting up to speed with new technologies is always a challenge, but one that we relish.

A huge thank you to my team, our partners and our customers for being amazing and we can’t wait to work with you all in 2022!

Best wishes from Tom and the BPES Team

Please note that BPES will be closed from Thursday 23 December until Tuesday 4 January 2022 for the festive period.