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Makeover for process engineering firm as it hits 20

1 December 2017

One of the UK’s leaders in chemical and biochemical engineering design has celebrated its 20th birthday with a new look.

BPE, which specialises in process engineering, is marking two decades in business this month. Having started as a small consultancy, it has grown to become one of the country’s most respected sources of process engineering expertise, specialising in fine and speciality chemicals and life sciences.

Now, with 20 years of experience under its belt, an enviable client base and growing team of process engineering experts, it has unveiled a modern new look.

Managing director Mike Brown, who founded the company in 1997, said: “Hitting the grand age of 20 was the perfect time for us to take a look in the mirror and give ourselves a makeover, in line with our ambitious growth plans. Despite two decades of success in business we are not ones to rest on our laurels and we are determined to be the partner of choice for the UK’s talented swathe of process engineers.”

The company has updated its logo in line with its 20th anniversary and unveiled a brand-new website at

BPE has been helping manufacturers make their processes safer and more efficient since 1997. It offers a full range of process engineering services, including process modelling, process safety, project management and process development/scale-up support. It counts some of the UK’s biggest blue-chip manufacturers among its clients.

Last year it announced an ambitious five-year growth strategy, which was kick-started with the opening of a new office in the North of England. Several high level appointments and award wins have followed, with the company picking up significant projects in the process.

Chairman Ian Shott, who was awarded The Royal Academy of Engineering’s President’s Medal this year, said: “BPE was founded on Mike’s desire to offer a refreshing alternative to the status quo, with client relationships being open, honest and based on mutual respect. I’m proud that it remains true to that 20 years later and following significant growth. There is plenty more to come from the company in the coming years and I’m looking forward to seeing what’s achieved in the next two decades.”

To find out more about BPE and see its new look visit