Discovery channel’s Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars has shone a light on Sheffield-based, family-owned number plate manufacturer, Jepson & Co’s vintage and classic number plates in the latest series.

A big hit with the classic and kit car scenes, Jepson & Co recently featured in the show’s first episode of the new season as Salvage aficionado Drew Pritchard teamed up with automotive expert Paul Cowland for a motoring mission.

The duo bought and restored a Jenson Interceptor Mark III and in the first episode of season eight, Pritchard was seen researching the history of the car and discovered service history documents throughout the years. This included a collection of photographs showing the exact car with its original number plate.

This discovery led Drew to Jepson & Co to have the vintage plate produced. Jepson & Co’s facility was showcased in the episode, as staff members were filmed creating the original vintage number plate, showing off the production in action.

Jepson & Co offers the largest range of vintage and classic number plates in the UK, from its HQ in Sheffield. Founded in 1894 by George Henry Jepson, the company is still in the Jepson family today, with George Henry’s great-grandson Peter Jepson currently at the helm as MD.

Peter Jepson is proud of what the company has achieved, commenting: “At our heart, we are a family business. We form enduring relationships with employees, customers, suppliers and the community, to balance the needs of all our stakeholders. Representing the 4th generation of the Jepson family, I have the unique privilege of leading the company into its 3rd century of evolving innovation in vehicle identification.”

The company started as a sign writing business and adapted swiftly to producing number plates in 1903 – and has proudly been manufacturing vintage and classic, ready-made and replacement plates for over 125 years.

Vehicles manufactured before April 1980 can display a classic black and silver number plate, thanks to Jepson & Co’s vintage and classic plate range.

The collection includes embossed aluminium, raised riveted silver, raised riveted white, ribbed acrylic, smooth acrylic, hand painted and self-adhesive plates.

For more information on Jepson & Co’s complete number plate range visit ENDS.