Think For 30 Seconds Health & Safety campaign

TF-30″ Think For Thirty Seconds

Think For 30 Seconds Health & Safety campaign

Intelect’s Health & Safety manager Dave Ritchie introduced the ‘Think For 30 Seconds’ campaign towards the end of 2017. The campaign is aimed at all members of staff and sub-contractors working at our own premises, on site or driving between locations.

The point behind the campaign is to raise awareness of the risks that appear around us throughout our working day and to remind us that pausing to consider how to proceed can prevent an accident.

The TF-30″ logo that appears at the top of the page has been designed to help us remember the importance of keeping ourselves and our colleagues safe in the workplace. We have had some stickers made up, which will be finding their way around vaious sites, equipment and vehicles. If anyone would like to request some for tool boxes or machinery then please contact Dave Ritchie on 07702 913252 or email Dave.Ritchie@intelectuk.com.

We have also introduced a QR Code into the design which can be scanned using the camera of your mobile device. The QR Code will provide a link to information relating to health and safety topics, and initiatives which will be updated periodically.

Why is this campaign so important?

There is no doubt keeping safe at work is important, no one would wish an accident upon themselves or a colleague, but you might wonder why we need to have campaigns, surely we all do our best every day to keep ourselves safe?

Well you would think so yes, but ask yourself honestly. Have you ever operated a piece of equipment or machinery with out the correct eyewear or ppe? Have you ever operated a piece of equipment or machinery without the correct PPE or the correct checks being completed? Have you ever driven a vehicle without defrosting it fully, or stood on something that’s not designed to be stood on to allow you to reach?

It’s these small oversights that we want to tighten up on so ‘daft accidents’ are avoided alongside more serious risks.

It’s good for business

Growing our business, securing work and jobs is equally important in maintaining a strong Health & Saftey strategy. In order for Intelect to achieve the accreditations and awards required to win new contracts and secure existing clients, we need to demonstrate our commitment to best practices accross our business. Please help us achieve our long term goals by adhering to, and suggesting improvements, for best practices.

We have produced some posters to help promote health and safety at work

If you would like to get some posters or stickers for use by your team, if you have any questions or need support, please contact Dave Ritchie (Health & Safety Manager) on 07702 913252 or email Dave.Ritchie@intelectuk.com.

Intelect 20th Birthday

Our 20th anniversary a birthday to remember

This year Intelect celebrates 20 years in business, are named amongst the North Easts Fastest 50 companies in 2017 and are leading the field in our disciplines with a turnover in excess of £20 million per year.

To say that we’re proud of our staff and their achievements is an understatement, so on Saturday 14th October 2017, we came together as a company to celebrate our 20th birthday.

The venue was The HUB at Teesside Universities student union bar, with musical accompaniment by The Last Anthem band, casino tables and a hot and cold buffet.

The evening was hosted by directors, Fran Cormican and John Thompson, who commenced preceedings by thanking everyone for attending, followed by a review of how Intelect began, their growth and expansion, concluding with their hopes and targets for the business going forward.

Tom Blakemore receives the Charlie Baker Apprentice Award

The Charlie Baker Apprentice Award is given in memory of a well loved and successful member of our team, who sadly passed away in 2014. The award, which was voted for by the directors, was presented to Tom Blakemore by Janet Baker (Charlie’s wife), in recognition of the work ethic he has demonstrated throughout his apprenticeship at Intelect. 

A special thanks

In recognition of their support the directors gave out flowers to their wives. Miranda and Lyndsey were thanked for organising the event and last but not least Hazel Hewitson (Accounting Manager) was recognised for “being their rock” throughout the 20 years, since Intelect’s formation.

A great night was had by all

As you can see from the gallery below the night was a huge success and continued on into the early hours!

Intelect named in the Ward Hadaway Fastest 50 list

Intelect named in the Ward Hadaway Fastest 50 list

Intelect named in the Ward Hadaway Fastest 50 list

Intelect were named amongst the North Easts Fastest 50 companies this year, ranking a very respectable 26th out of 50 and 9th in their category of medium-sized businesses.  2017 marks the 20th-anniversary of the awards and coincides with Intelect's own 20th-anniversary celebrations.

The Fastest 50 list was founded by the law firm Ward Hadaway in 1998 to recognise outstanding achievement by companies in the North East, with awards given to small, medium-sized and large companies in an attempt to recognise and encourage both new and established businesses from within our region.

Intelect have never shied away from opportunities, investing in both their facilities and their staff, recruiting key personnel to help the business evolve into the multidisciplined company it is today.

We can supply skilled engineers to work within your organisation or we can take the lead providing a complete CDM package, designing, refurbishing and relocating manufacturing plants and production lines.

With teams specialising in electrical installation, control panel design and build, pipework services, machining and fabrication, Intelect have a proven record with customers involved in food manufacturing, utility supplies, heavy industry and the renewable energy sector.

The team at Intelect would like to congratulate Puregas Solutions, Sunderland on winning the award for the overall fastest growing North East business of 2017, as well as being named the fastest growing medium-sized business in the region.

Intelect have worked alongside Puregas in the installation of a number of biogas plants in the UK and Ireland and hopes to continue this successful relationship into the future.

  • Purac Puregas Biogas

    Purac Puregas Biogas

    Purac Puregas are a Swedish biogas upgrading plant manufacturer.  As a new supplier to the company, Intelect Ltd were tasked with a wide scope of supply, installing Swedish manufactured plant & equipment in the UK. Purac Puregas deliver plants that extract methane from biogas produced from the natural decomposition process of waste. Every step of ...read more →Read More »
Northumbrian Water Framework Agreement

NWL Framework Announcement

Northumbrian Water  Framework Agreement

Kevin Willis - Contracts Manager at Intelect was pleased to announce that, "Intelect are a preferred supplier for the forthcoming Northumbrian Water Framework Agreement."

The scope of works Intelect will be involved with include, electrical installations and mechanical fabrication. Intelect have worked extensively with NWL on previous projects (see below) and we feel the effort put into obtaining BSEN 1090, (which covers the manufacture of handrails, access gantries and platforms) has helped us secure future work for our mechanical fabrication team.

Congratulations to all those involved in the tender process and good luck for the future.

Intelect & NWL projects

Intelect have extensive experience in the utility sector and have worked on a number of projects for Northumbrian Water including:
  • NWL Howdon Bio-Methane

    NWL Howdon Bio-Methane

    Client: Interserve Construction LtdDate: November 2014Discipline: Electrical Installation Following on from the success of the Bran Sands PTA Biogas Reuse Project in 2012 NWL once …
  • Electricity at Work Regulations (EaWR) Waste Water Delivery

    Electricity at Work Regulations (EaWR) Waste Water Delivery

    Client: JN BentleyDate: September 2014 - OngoingDiscipline: Electrical Installation On behalf of Northumbrian Water Limited, JN Bentley Ltd contracted Intelect UK Ltd, under New Engineering …
intelect engineers and staff

Celebrating 20 years of Intelect

Fran Cormican celebrating 20 years of Intelect

This year again has seen some exciting growth in all our disciplines, we are now able to call on over 230 directly employed staff members with skills covering all the engineering disciplines. We are in the process of relocating to new premises in Grimsby which will increase our office and manufacturing capabilities by 66% in the Humber region. Teesside and The Midlands offices are continuing to expand and have both seen growth in 2016.

Intelect strive for continuing improvement and this year we add the accreditation of BS EN 1090 for fabrication on Teesside, which was instrumental in Intelect being successful on the NWG steel fabrication framework.

Intelect continue to be one of the major engineering solution organisations within the food & utilities industries. Our commitment to quality, safety and delivering a project on time is well known by our clients throughout the industry. 2017 promises to be another exciting year with a host of new possibilities and opportunities for our organisation as we enter our 20th anniversary year. As a company we have come a long way from our humble beginnings at Broadcasting House in 1997, to where we are today, and this is thanks to our many employees, suppliers and clients who have supported us along our journey.

Fran Cormican
MD

altius

Assured Vendor Award from Altius

Intelect have now attained Assured Vendor Award with Altius, an award which is recognised by both our existing customers and customers we are looking to work with.

Altius provides significant benefits to companies working with supply chains by providing safer, more reliable and more competitive services from their providers.

Altius has used lessons learnt over decades in high risk, regulated and competitive industries to develop a unique understanding of the challenges for both purchasing and selling organisations.

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JN Bentley award

Subcontractor Performance Award

JN Bentley award

This is the fifth year running Intelect have achieved this award issued by one of the leading privately owned construction companies in the UK.

Extract taken from the letter we received with our award

It is crucial that JN Bentley fulfils its vision and remains the 'first choice' partner for clients and subcontractors, and to do this we depend on the trusted relationships we have established with our supply chain.

Every year we review the performance of our subcontractors and recognise the efforts of those who have scored highly.

YOUR SCORE FOR 2014 WAS 1.65

This score signals outstanding performance, and ranks you amongst the top 25% of all JN Bentley subcontractors for the year.

I'm pleased to enclose a certificate confirming your status in JN Bentley's top 25% for 2014, and I should be very grateful if you would pass on our thanks to everyone involved in fulfilling these orders - you should all be proud of your performance.

To put your success in context, in 2014 we used 443 subcontract suppliers and conducted nearly 2,000 Performance Reports. The average score for all suppliers was 1.93, the highest score we have achieved since reporting began in 2004. The percentage of suppliers who scored better than good (a mark of 2) was down slightly down on 2013, but for the sixth year running was greater than 50%.

Your performance in 2014 yielded an excellent score and we're very much looking forward to working in partnership with you throughout 2015 and beyond. Whilst there are increasing signs of economic improvement, client demands remain as high as ever, but by working together we can provide the standards which will continue to make us first choice.

One specific area that remains important is supplier engagement. Last year we had some great successes in this area, and in 2015 we will work together to ensure the supply chain understand what we need from you - and will listen so that we provide you with what you need.

Health and safety remains top priority too - it is important that the level of reporting of unsafe acts and conditions from subcontractors continues to improve because reporting incidents is a proven way of preventing more serious incidents from occurring and keeping our sites safe.

We're looking forward to strengthening our relationship with our supply chain throughout 2015, and if you have any queries, or if you would like to discuss our performance reporting system and the standards we have set for our suppliers, please feel free to give me a call.

Once again, thank you for your on-going support and many congratulations.

Yours faithfully,

David Bentley

Download the complete letter and award received from JN Bentley.

Liam Steel (pictured right) and Jonathan McGowan

Intelect trainees’ win awards

Liam Steel (pictured right) and Jonathan McGowan

Liam Steel (pictured right) and Jonathan McGowan

Intelect are proud that Liam Steel (pictured right) and Jonathan McGowan (pictured left) have achieved training awards this year. Liam steel has been awarded the Building Services Student of the Year Award and The Principal's Award for Student of the Year Award Adult Category. Jonathan McGowan has been awarded the Regional Apprentice of the Year Award. These are great achievements and Intelect will continue to support them both in their training.

Tees Valley Apprenticeship Programme winner

Intelect wins ‘Large Employer Award’ at the annual TVAP Meeting

Tees Valley Apprenticeship Programme winner

Tees Valley Apprenticeship Programme winner

Intelect were presented with an award for large employer of the year in recognition of our commitment to apprenteships and apprentices over the previous years. At Intelect we currently have over 25 apprentices.

The Tees Valley Apprenticeships Programme (TVAP) is a £1.8m fund designed to help sustain and expand employment related training in the Tees Valley, through the successful training of over 150 engineering Apprentices. It is just one of the work streams from the Tees Valley Industrial Programme (TVIP) designed to support the economy of the Tees Valley through a package of industrial support, enterprise, training and innovation mechanisms.

Additionally it will allow employers to provide work experience for those Apprentices receiving training allowances and facilitate the sponsorship of Apprenticeship completers to progress into higher education opportunities.

The Skills Academy will endeavour to ensure that the project demonstrates a long-term commitment from applicants to develop a solid framework for the process industry, ultimately helping to retain and support talented and skilled individuals which will have a positive impact on the North East economy.