Ensign Motors Ltd was founded in 1913 to market the Ensign, which was probably an imported car and also went under the name British Ensign. An Ensign truck was launched in December 1914 and made until 1923. In 1919, like Leyland, British Ensign decided to enter the luxury car market. They brought in Edward H. Gillett who had designed some steam vans and buses at the turn of the century. His design for British Ensign was known as the EP6, a large and expensive car powered by a 6792cc 6-cylinder engine with pair cast cylinders and single-ohc. It appeared at the London Motor Show at Olympia in 1919 as a chassis, under the name Ensign, but a year later it had been renamed British Ensign and was shown both in chassis form and with H.J. Mulliner Pullman limousine body. It appeared again in 1921 when a price of £2325 was quoted for a complete car.