HVPD Celebrates International Women's Day the Manchester way

Mar 8, 2019
"This is Manchester. We do things differently here." - Anthony H Wilson

Manchester-based engineering company High Voltage Partial Discharge (HVPD) celebrated International Women's Day the only way they know how - differently - floating a giant Emmeline Pankhurst mosaic down Salford Quays.
The two-metre tall mosaic, depicting the face of the leader of the suffragette movement and bearing the hashtags #InternationalWomensDay and #WeDoThingsDifferentlyHere, was displayed on top of a canal boat that goes by the name 'Emmeline Pankhurst'.
The 'Emmeline Pankhurst' boat is owned by Manchester hospitality company City Centre Cruises, who were delighted to get involved. They transported the mosaic from their base in Castlefield, down the Bridgewater Canal and into Salford Quays.
The mosaic was made using clippings from hundreds of old HVPD company brochures, that had become outdated following a brand refresh.

HVPD Marketing Manager Richard Redman, who put the mosaic together, said: "I don't think we can talk about International Women's Day without talking about the struggle that Emmeline Pankhurst - and others like her - went through more than a century ago.


"People - not just women - around the world should be grateful for her refusal to accept the status quo. "This is Manchester, we do things differently here." - we don't say that for nothing. Manchester has so many world-changing sons and daughters, and today is as good a reason as any to celebrate Emmeline Pankhurst."
HVPD supply a comprehensive range of on-line partial discharge test and monitoring technology for in‑service condition assessment of power cables, switchgear, motors and generators, transformers and complete networks operating at 3.3 kV and above. They are proud to serve some of the world's biggest companies in industries including Oil & Gas, Mining, Power Generation and more.