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!

KP Billingham and Intelect

Intelect and KP Snacks, Teesside

Intelect’s John Henderson (Senior Electrical Supervisor) heads up the team of 5 electrical engineers who work on a long term contract at KP’s manufacturing plant on Teesside.

Intelect have been working at the plant since 2000, with John’s team permanently on site since 2005. Their role on the site is split between project, maintenance and repair work to both the production line and the building.

Working alongside KP’s own staff

The factory underwent substantial works when the roof was replaced in 2010, Intelect were heavily involved in this project, installing the switchboard into a new switch room, connecting the electrical and mechanical services to various parts of the line.

Special projects

Alongside the contracted electrical work, Intelect are involved with special projects to increase productivity, safety and efficiency of the food processing and packaging lines. The following video, produced by KP Snacks, shows the inside of their manufacturing plant on Teesside. Below the video we’ve described projects that Intelect have worked on as part of their ongoing relationship with KP.

Process Monitoring

Process monitoring allows the client to measure the input and output of particular production line, helping to optimise energy conservation and performance.

Working with the KP team, Intelect have installed energy monitors, airflow meters and photocells including the design and manufacture of any brackets, fixings and guards.

Conveyors and robotic systems

Most of the conveyor systems used to transport product around the facility were designed, manufactured and installed by our mechanical and electrical teams. The robotic auto palletisation equipment was purchased from a third party company and installed by Intelect as part of the packaging line.

Access bridges and inspection platforms

Our mechanical team were also involved in the design and installation of stepover, access and inspection platforms, all of which are built in-house to BSEN 1090.

Electric, air and water supply

During the process area roof refurbishment in 2010, Intelect installed:

  • Emergency lighting.
  • Electric supplies for lighting and machines.
  • Airlines for pneumatics actuation.

Additional pipework and air handling units were designed and installed by Intelect to provide:

  • Steam & condensate pipework.
  • Air handling units and extract fans.

The team

John Henderson’s team at KP are self managed and responsible for their own equipment and practices on site.

  • All staff are IPAF accredited.
  • Dressed in all the appropriate PPE for the food industry with internal pockets.
  • Single piece food safe pens.

We recently purchased an additional MEWP (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms) and podium scaffolds to reduce the need to use stepladders on site, the podium scaffolds provide a stable and compact platform that allows staff to work comfortably and safely at lower heights. The MEWP’s can also fit into tighter spaces and they extend to around 5.5 metres, for heights in excess of this we also keep scissor lifts and boom lifts on site.

Intelect are a multidiscipline company and are able to support the KP team with skills in order for them to achieve their daily activities or project work.

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.

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    Purac Puregas Biogas

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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

Run Middlesbrough 5k run

Intelect sponsor Middlesbrough 5K Run

Run Middlesbrough 5k run

Intelect are proud to be one of the support sponsors for this prestigious event in Middlesbrough.

The ever popular Middlesbrough 5k is back – and this year it promises to be bigger and better than ever as one of Teesside’s biggest sporting events is set to start and finish pitchside at the Riverside Stadium.

Runners will line up for the 2012 SABIC 5k Riverside Run and the Asda 2k Fun Run on Sunday, May 13.

There’s no time to delay for those wanting to take part as entry numbers for the 5k event are strictly limited to an Olympics-themed 2,012.

Then on Sunday 2nd September the Tees Pride 10k Road Race will return to the streets of Middlesbrough, you can register your interest for the race now and we will contact you when entries open later in the year.

Engineering apprentices Teesside

Intelect & JTL Commits to Apprentice Training

Engineering apprentices Teesside

Engineering apprentices Teesside

With apprentices deployed within companies throughout the North East, the leading training provider to the building services industry, JTL has over two decades experience providing the region’s employers with high quality apprentice electricians and plumbers.

Middlesbrough based Intelect UK Ltd has just welcomed three new JTL apprentices to join its 130 strong workforce; two electrical apprentices Jordan Coleman and Luke Tester and heating & ventilation apprentice Daniel Seaman.

Intelect’s Managing Director Fran Cormican said: “We recruited our first JTL apprentice in 1998; we now employ 20 apprentices and our policy means we have a home grown qualified team who are fully versed in the way we do business. We need people to be highly skilled, able to diversify and build up a superb reputation for getting the job done and that’s why we keep winning repeat business, again and again.”

One of the North’s fastest growing mechanical and electrical engineering firms, Intelect UK Ltd carries out a diverse range of work across the sector. Being much more than a traditional electrical and mechanical contracting company, Intelect offer a ‘turn-key’ engineering solution including electrical installations, instrumentation services, control panel design and build and a full suite of mechanical engineering services from pipework installations through to plant relocations. The companies diverse and specialist customer base includes the food & drink manufacturing industry, water treatment plants, heavy metal industries and petrochemical plants.

“To enable us to service these specialist sectors we need a competent skills base that can only start at apprentice level. This is a great industry with career progression for those that aspire to it. I am so confident about it that I was delighted that my son Ryan decided to pursue an electrical apprenticeship” Fran explained.

Intelect’s Company Secretary John Thompson said: “Even after apprenticeships, the company encourages staff to go onto higher qualifications such as engineering HNCs. We are in the business of ‘train to retain’. All of our directors are ex-apprentices and we can boast contract engineers, project managers and supervisors who started here as apprentices.”

Thousands of young people want to join the building services industry every year and only those who pass JTL’s rigorous assessment process are included on an approved applicants list which is then circulated to employers to choose who is interviewed and recruited.

JTL receives government funding to cover all college and on-site assessment costs, mentoring and examination fees for 16 to 24 year olds beginning Advanced Apprenticeships in electrical, plumbing, engineering maintenance and heating & ventilating trades.

JTL Employers Commitment Certificate - UK.pdf

For further details: Contact JTL on 08000 852 2308 or go to www.jtltraining.com

Whitworth opening

Whitworth Official Opening

We have moved Intelect Machine Services into our new premises at Whitworth house in July 2010. This will house our machine servicing department.

The official opening was conduct by Mayor Ray Mallon. Intelect's services can be individually provided or as a 'turn-key' package - one order with total confidence to provide a total engineering solution.

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Read coverage of the event in Middlesbrough Business Forum

Edison house steelworks

Phase 3 starts with ‘Edison House’ build

Edison house steelworks

Edison house steelworks

Phase 3 has started with the ground breaking of Edison House which will be the third building at Intelect Court this will house the Control Panel Department of the business, the £700,000 facility will triple the floor space of the current facility at Stephenson House.

The Panel Dept has continued to expand over the last two years increasing its turnover and client base, this expansion along with the ISO 9001:2008 approval will allow the Dept to provide an increased quality of service and have the capacity to build larger panels.

The two floors of offices will allow for future engineering expansion and also give clients a dedicated office with broadband facilities for FAT testing.

This facility will be completed May 2011 .