In our latest Spotlight On feature, we chat to Roger Wilson from Newcastle-based manufacturing company EDM Zone, to find out more about the business, the many awards it has been successful in securing and its plans for the future.

Tell us more about EDM Zone?

We are a sub-contract manufacturing facility, specialising in Wire EDM (electrical discharge machining). We provide highly precise manufactured components to various industry sectors in large quantities.

You’ve won a whole raft of awards recently. Tell us more about them.

Yes, we have. We have won:

  • Made in the North East Winner 2017
  • Made in the North East Highly Commended 2016
  • Apprenticeships Regional Awards 2014
  • Top 100 Employer of the Year 2017

You have been recognised for your apprenticeship programme, as you mentioned. Is recruiting apprentices something you see as invaluable to your future growth?  

We pride ourselves as being a forward-thinking business and our apprentices are not only the future of EDM Zone, but the future of the engineering industry also.

I would recommend recruiting apprentices wherever possible in any business

What are EDM Zone’s plans for the future?

We plan to move into bigger premises, start new apprentices and move into the medical device component manufacturing industry