ELM EV scoops Small Business award

ELM EV scoops Small Business award


ELM Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions is gearing up for the North East Business Awards Grand Final having won their regional heat.

The Sunderland based company who specialise in electric vehicle charging solutions won Small Business award in the Durham and Wearside, regional heats, at the North East Business Awards in March.

Sponsored by the University of Sunderland, the award recognised the company with a proven record of success.

Director, Suzie Guest, said: “We’re so pleased with this award because all three of us took a big risk in leaving secure jobs, to launch this business.

“We may be small but we’re unique in what we do in the UK. Our industry is going from strength to strength and we hope that will mean growth for us too.”

Held at Durham’s, Ramside Hall Hotel, the awards were the second of the sub-regional finals.

ELM EV Directors partnered with local taxi firm, Phoenix Taxis, to arrive to the event in style. Making an entrance in the firm’s first, luxury electric taxi, the Tesla Model S.


Phoenix Taxis Managing director, Alex Hurst, said: “The Tesla is a very exciting and a welcome addition to our executive service. Excellent service has proven fundamental to the success of our business, and we are always looking for ways to improve the customer experience.

“We genuinely care about the environment and are driven by a passion to reduce our carbon footprint and have done this consistently through the years by investing in new technology and exploring alternative fuel resources to petrol or diesel.”

Winners of each category from Durham and Wearside, Tyneside and Northumberland and Teesside will all attend the North East Business Awards Regional Final in April, held at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield.

ELM EV have been trading since July 2013 and provide the UK with the fastest and most reliable charging solutions in the form of electric vehicle charge points.