"First and foremost, I want to welcome you to our website. I hope you find what follows both informative and useful. Going forward, if we can be of any further assistance, please don't hesitate to get in touch - simply click on the `contact` tab above for more information. Genuinely, no matter what size your business (large or small - domestic or international), we are here to help.
"By way of brief introduction, my name is Michael Bailey and my wife & I are the Managing Directors of the company. Married for over 40 years, we have a significant amount of knowledge & experience in the protective-coating business.
"My career started when I left school. Initially, I worked for a local business that specialised in the repair of motor-vehicles that had been involved in road traffic collisions: making good damaged panel-work and spray painting the affected areas was my primary responsibility.
"After five or so years, I left this industry to work with larger sheet-metal components and steel fabrications. During my 18+ years working for a large engineering company, I learned how to prepare steel substrates and how to apply specialist protective coatings to their surface.
"An opportunity to set up my own business then arose and in time, Elite 04 Limited was formed (the `04` simply represents the year 2004, which was about the time I took the company Limited).
"Today, our company specialises in bespoke surface preparation and the professional coating of metals (aluminium, zinc, mild steel, carbon steel, stainless steel, alloy steel, iron, bronze - not exhaustive) with various protective paint systems. Please view our gallery for some superb illustrations of what we have handled over the years.
"We obtained ISO (UKAS) 9001 status in 2016.
"Our Quality Management Systems ensure that all our products are prepared to the highest of standards and we continually strive to provide services that meet customer, statutory and or regulatory requirements, whilst also enhancing user satisfaction. We aim to provide defect free products and services to our customers on time and within budget.
"We have several ICORR accredited coating inspectors available within the company and are currently in the process of putting one of our level two inspectors through the internationally renown Train the Painter course (registered company number ELT107): this will ensure our blast and painting operatives are keep apprised of the most recent developments and best-practice guidelines in the industry.
"The company also has several IOSH, NEBOSH and CITB accredited individuals available to it, which ensures we remain not only competitive, but also compliant with our Health & Safety obligations and business objectives.
"The company is also authorised to process NORSOK work following a rigorous, protracted audit process which was overseen and managed by a global giant specialising in Oil & Gas exploration.
"In closing, enjoy your visit to the site and as I said earlier, please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.