Mac Watson (Bloodrun rider volunteer) and John Thompson (Director and Company Secretary)

Intelect donates to Bloodrun EVS

Mac Watson (Bloodrun rider volunteer) and John Thompson (Director and Company Secretary)

Mac Watson (Bloodrun rider volunteer) and John Thompson (Director and Company Secretary)

Intelect are proud to have donated money to support the Bloodrun emergency voluntary service.

The Bloodrun EVS is a blood bike charity established in 2010. The charity is staffed by a group of unpaid voluntary bikers that donate their time to provide a free courier service to the NHS hospitals and trusts in the North East.

The charity helps to save the NHS a great amount of money every year.

To donate to the Bloodrun EVS please contact: secretary@bloodrun.co.uk

Or to donate online please click on the link below:

https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/adriansmith1#.VcYbER3WeCU.facebook

football tournament to raise money for ABF The Soldier’s Charity

ABF Soldiers Charity Football Tournament 

football tournament to raise money for ABF The Soldier’s Charity

JN Bentley, a civil engineering company, organised a football tournament to raise money for ABF The Soldier’s Charity on 24th June 2015. Intelect is honored to have sponsored the trophies for the event.

The soldier’s charity gives lifetime support to both serving and retired soldiers and their families. They believe in providing financial assistance to those in need as the soldiers are putting their lives at risk just by doing their jobs.

Intelect employees took part in the charity football tournament and were proud to say they were the runners-up. An estimated £350-400 was raised on the day. Well done to all involved.

ABF The Soldier’s Charity

Bran Sands Team

Intelect sponsored the Bran Sands Team Cycle

Bran Sands Team

The lovely Bran Sands Team have done a sponsored cycle ride from Kielder to Howdon on the 26th June. The cycle covered around 70 miles, with the first few hours of the ride in pouring rain. Luckily the weather improved allowing the rest of the cycle to be enjoyable.

The sponsored charities were Zoe’s place, a ‘home from home’ for children up to five years of age with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, and Henry Dancer Days,  a charity in support of young people up to the age of 18 with primary bone cancer.

Intelect is proud to have sponsored £150, giving each charity £75.

Daisy Chain Football Tournament

Intelect Win Daisy Chain Football Tournament

Daisy Chain Football Tournament

Tom Watts, Andy Rudd, Lewis Harland, Dane Steel, Jamie Ingram and Luke Thompson

Intelect employees took part in the recent FODC 5-a-side cup hosted by the charity Daisy Chain on Friday 19th June 2015. The football tournament was played at the Power League in Stockton and was in aid of raising money for the charity.

The following employees played in the tournament Tom Watts, Andy Rudd, Lewis Harland, Dane Steel, Jamie Ingram and Luke Thompson and were proud winners on the day.

Directors and staff of Intelect are always delighted to be involved with charity events.

Intelect Sponsors Redcar Cricket Club

Intelect Sponsors Redcar Cricket Club

Intelect Sponsors Redcar Cricket Club

Redcar Cricket Club

Intelect recently offered sponsorship to Redcar Cricket Club by funding the team’s new strip and purchasing a sponsor board at the cricket clubs ground.

Intelect are always keen to offer support to local sports teams. Visit the teams website at www.redcarcricketclub.co.uk

Martin Heywood and Phill Bodsworth

£1m in contracts for Middlesbrough firm – after it becomes one first to adopt new safety rules

Martin Heywood and Phill Bodsworth

Martin Heywood and Phill Bodsworth

But Intelect Engineering bosses have warned the risks of other firms ignoring new legislation are "significant"

A Teesside engineering firm has won a string of contracts worth more than £1m - after becoming one of the first in the North-east to adopt strict industry safety rules.

Intelect Engineering, part of the Middlesbrough-based Intelect Group, says the orders have led to a “significant” boom in business that could trigger more expansion and jobs.

The company invested £70,000 towards accreditation under the new CE Marking of Structural Steelwork regulations.

They claim their outlay is already starting to pay off - but bosses have warned other companies to get to grips with the new legislation or risk falling foul of the law.

Intelect Engineering’s director, Phill Bodsworth, said the latest contracts had been secured on the back of the company’s recent accreditation following a successful audit for the new rules, which came into effect last year.

The regulations are not guidelines but law, and any company found operating outside the legislation will be liable for prosecution.

Aimed at reducing the risk of accident and injury to people working on or around steelwork structures, the legislation is seen as a “much-needed wake-up call” by many in the construction and engineering industries, according to Phill.

He said: “Intelect has always operated to its own strict standards as well as those required by the industry but we felt it was absolutely vital to achieve this new accreditation.

“We needed to invest £70,000 in training and new equipment to be awarded the BS EN 1090 under the Construction Products Regulations 2011 but as we can see it is already paying significant dividends.”

Intelect’s senior design engineer, Martin Heywood, who led the programme resulting in the successful certification, said: “Not every fabricator is aware of the new regulations, introduced by the EU, or has taken the necessary steps to be certified. The implications for those who remain unaware or who ignore the regulations are significant.”

Intelect’s latest contract wins are all for leading UK food industry clients at premises in Yorkshire and include three mezzanines totalling £600,000, plus a further £400,000 in the installation of associated plant and equipment.

Phill added: “We are sure the new accreditation played a big role in our securing these latest contracts and we are now in a position to move ahead with our expansion plans.”

Article reproduced from Gazette Live.

safecontractor

Intelect Midlands Awarded Safe Contractor

Safecontractor logo

Intelect Midlands has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.

Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.

The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.

Safecontractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.

Safecontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contracted services.

John Kinge, technical director of Safecontractor said, “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place.”

“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Intelect Midlands has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.

Safecontractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”

Under the Safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website.

Client-organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These clients agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.