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Triple Award Success for Intelect as they Celebrate 25th Anniversary

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Triple Award Success for Intelect as they Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Awards 25 years

In the same week that engineering company Intelect celebrated its 25th anniversary, the team were also delighted to bag three awards for their commitments to apprenticeships and training.

The first award arrived at the grand final of the North East Business Awards, where Intelect narrowly pipped Unipres and Newcastle Building Society to the Apprenticeships, Training and Skills Award, which was sponsored and judged by the CIPD.

Intelect’s Marketing and Communications Manager, Lily Brothwood was there to accept the award on the evening, and just four days later it was Director, John Thompson’s turn on stage at the North East Region National Apprenticeship Awards, where Intelect received not one, but two awards.

Taking place at the Hilton in Newcastle, Intelect were crowned regional winners in the SME Employer of the Year category, and they also received an unexpected award for Recruitment Excellence of the Year.

Now in their 19th year, the National Apprenticeship Awards are England’s biggest apprenticeship award ceremony, and following their regional victory, Intelect will now go on to represent the North East against nine other regional winners at the grand final in London later this year.

Established in 1997, Intelect launched their apprenticeship programme just one year after opening their doors, and have continued to remain committed to supporting apprentices and their employees ever since.

Intelect’s Managing Director, Fran Cormican was thrilled to hear about the latest flurry of awards, saying, “It’s been a monumental week for us as a company, and it’s been great to look back and reflect on the last 25 years and see just how far we have come.

“Having grown the company from a small team of six, to now having over 120 employees is enough of an achievement for us, but to also receive both regional and national recognition for our commitment to our employees is fantastic.

He continued, “We wouldn’t be where we are today without our team, and we are looking forward to celebrating our victories and our 25th anniversary together with them this month.”

Earlier this year, Intelect were ranked 17th in the Apprenticeships Top 50 SMEs in England, and this year took on a record number of electrical apprentices.

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Success For Intelect At The North East Business Awards Grand Final

Success for Intelect at The North East Business Awards Grand Final

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Success for Intelect at The North East Business Awards Grand Final

Success For Intelect At The North East Business Awards Grand Final

Celebrations are in order following Intelect’s latest victory at the Grand Final of the North East Business Awards in the Apprenticeships, Training and Skills category.

Up against the likes of Unipres and Newcastle Building Society, Intelect had some tough competition on the night, with both businesses having excellent programmes when it comes to apprenticeships and training.

Judges from the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personal Development) commended all of the finalists prior to presenting the award, and highlighted just how committed the North East region is when it comes to apprenticeships and training.

Marketing and Communications Manager, Lily Brothwood was there to pick up the award on the evening, she said, “This award is testimony to the years of commitment Intelect has given to its apprenticeships and employees.

“Of the 25 years that the company has been running, 24 of them have been dedicated to growing an apprenticeship programme that provides local people with solid career paths, and we are proud to say that over 50% of the apprentices we have trained are still with the company today.”

“To be up against such tough competition and still come out on top is truly fantastic, and we look forward to continuing to grow our programme and be an advocate for apprenticeships alongside other likeminded businesses in our area.”

The award comes in the same month that Intelect took on a record number of electrical apprentices in their yearly intake, bringing their total number of apprentices up to 28 in Teesside.

They were also recognised in the Apprenticeships Top 50 SMEs earlier in the year, ranking 17th in England for their award-winning programme.

Covering a variety of capabilities and educational levels, there really is something for everybody when it comes to their apprenticeship opportunities.

Other big Teesside winners on the night included Cleveland Containers, who bagged the coveted Company of the Year award, and Great North Air Ambulance for the Services Award.

Success For Intelect At The North East Business Awards Grand Final

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Intelect Midlands receives recognition for Engineering Excellence

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Intelect Midlands receives recognition for Engineering Excellence

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Intelect Midlands, based in Leicester, have recently been named as the best Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Company in the 5th annual Midlands Enterprise Awards 2022.

The awards, hosted by SME News, highlights the hard work and dedication of companies throughout the Midlands region, showcasing businesses from across multiple industries and sectors.

Established in 2013, Intelect Midlands offers a variety of electrical and mechanical engineering solutions to a range of clients in process industries. Covering everything from small bespoke projects to total turnkey solutions, their specialist teams are on hand to provide high-quality craftmanship, delivering multi-million-pound projects successfully.

Intelect Midlands Director, Chris Smith said, “We are really proud to have received this award. As a business we are dedicated to continuously providing high quality solutions for our clients, so to have been recognised for this is really rewarding for us as a team, and is testimony to the hard work of our employees.”

In the last 11 years, the company has grown from just six members of staff to over 35, enabling them to widen their capabilities and become a one stop shop for their clients’ engineering needs.

This year, Intelect Midlands made a significant investment of £20,000 to upgrade and innovate a number of their systems, allowing them to improve their already impressive electrical design capabilities, further cementing their competitiveness as a market leader in the design and manufacture of control panels.

In recent years, the company has also remained committed in providing meaningful career opportunities for young people in the local area, supporting seven apprentices in completing their electrical apprenticeship. This dedication is not only positive for the young people involved, but it also enables Intelect Midlands to retain skills and talent within their workforce.

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Intelect commits to investing in the next generation by joining The 5% Club

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Intelect commits to investing in the next generation by joining The 5% Club

Intelect, a national engineering company with bases in Middlesbrough, Grimsby and Leicester, has showcased its commitment to developing its people by joining The 5% Club, an industry led initiative focussed on driving momentum into the recruitment of apprentices, graduates and sponsored students.

The 5% Club, initiated in 2013, is a movement of more than 700 employers providing ‘earn and learn’ opportunities to develop the skills and talents people need to become more employable and create meaningful careers.

Companies joining The 5% Club commit to raising the number of apprentices, sponsored students and graduates on formal programmes to 5% of their total workforce within five years. Existing members range from SMEs to FTSEs and cover a number of diverse industries, from engineering through to the legal sector.

After 24 years of supporting over 150 apprentices with their award-winning programme, Intelect continues to build on its commitments to the next generation by joining The 5% Club. The company is regularly commended for its efforts and dedication, and most recently, they ranked in the Apprenticeships Top 50 SMEs in England.

Director, and former apprentice, John Thompson said, “We are delighted to be joining the 700 plus employers who are already members of The 5% Club. As a former apprentice myself, I understand the value that apprenticeships and training opportunities bring to young people, and the companies they work for, so it’s vital that businesses continue to open doors for the next generation.”

Gill Cronin, Director of Operations of The 5% Club said, “We’re delighted to welcome Intelect into the membership. The 5% Club provides a fantastic network of HR professionals, sharing and learning from each other.  All our members share an ethos of creating a skilled workforce through ‘earn and learn’ development programmes, helping people develop meaningful career paths.”

This year, Intelect plans to take on a record number of 10 apprentices across a range of business sectors including electrical engineering, accountancy, health and safety and design. They are also a finalist in the Apprenticeships, Training and Skills category at this years North East Business Awards, which take place in September this year.

To find out more information about The 5% Club and how to become a member, please visit www.5percentclub.org.uk  or get in touch by emailing contactus@5percentclub.org.uk. Information about the campaign can also be found on Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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Commitment To Armed Forces

Left to right: Former Warrant Officer Class 2 and Intelect QHSE Manager, Mike Cook, Intelect Director, John Thompson and Lt Col Andy Black REME, Head of Engagement for North East and Yorkshire.

Intelect continues with its award success, adding a further accolade to their tally after receiving the Silver Employer Recognition Award from the Armed Forces Covenant.

Created to ensure the Forces community are treated fairly and have equal opportunity, the Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation to those who have served and their families.

The Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) acknowledges employers who have provided exceptional support to the armed forces community and defence by going above and beyond their covenant pledges.

Through a 3-tier approach of bronze, silver and gold awards, the scheme recognises the different levels of commitment provided by employers.
As a forces friendly employer, Intelect Director, John Thompson was delighted to receive the news about their silver award, he said, “We are very proud to have received the Silver Employer Recognition Award from the Armed Forces Covenant, building on our previous commitments.

“As a company we have supported the forces community for many years, and we will continue to provide opportunities and advocate to other businesses about the positive impact this can have.”

Brigadier Paul Baker, Chief Executive, North of England RFCA said, “There has always been great support for the Armed Forces within the North East of England but the growing number of companies prepared to publicly demonstrate this support is truly heartening, especially in such challenging times.

“These Employer Recognition Scheme awards are a recognition of the backing and encouragement provided to their employees who are also Reservists, Adult Volunteers within the Cadet Forces, Veterans and their families. Well done to all.”

The award follows not long after Intelect hosted the North East Armed Forces Business Forum, which saw over 20 regional business come together to discuss how they can better support those who serve, or have served, and their families.

Having signed the Covenant initially back in 2019, Intelect have continued to make steps to improve their support of the force’s community, building on their Bronze Employer Recognition Award which they received two years ago.

Going forward, Intelect plans to continue growing its support of the force’s community, and hopes to obtain the Gold Award in 2023.

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Name

Miranda Lynch

Job Title

Compliance Manager

How long have you worked for the company?

5 years

Can you give an overview of what your job entails on a daily basis?

I am mainly based in the Middlesbrough office; however, I look after the compliance for all three Intelect locations.

On a daily basis, I manage the companies IMS system (Integrated Management System), keep records of all the equipment that requires a LOLER certificate (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations), and oversee our internal welding procedures.

I am also responsible for keeping all of our accreditations up to date and carrying out internal audits on all of our departments and locations, and on occasion I am also required to attend site to carry out internal audits on any of our ongoing projects. My role also involves preparing for all of our external audits and ensuring we have everything that is required for such events.

Have you always been in this role at Intelect? If not, what did you do before that and why did you decide to change?

When I started at Intelect I was initially an Administrator. After a couple of years in this role, I eventually began to expand my responsibilities and naturally swayed towards more compliance focused tasks.

I decided to take on the role of Compliance Manager as I found it interesting and a new personal challenge.

Have Intelect supported you with any training or personal development?

I feel that Intelect have fully supported me with my training throughout my time in the company. When I was transferring roles, they supported me with the completion of my IOSH qualification, a two-day IMS Internal Auditor Course, and my Advanced Diploma in Environmental Management, which in turn led to me feeling more confident in my new role.

They also support all employees with additional online training courses that cover everything from mental health awareness to manual handling.

What is your favourite part of your job?

I really enjoy the friendly working environment at Intelect, and that everyday tasks are never the same.

Do you have any aspirations for the future?

I would like to take my career as far as possible within Compliance, and continue to expand on my training and knowledge.

This week, as well as Careers Week, we are also celebrating International Women’s Day, do you think that more needs to be done to support women into STEM industries?

YES – I definitely think women need to be supported more within industry, as I still feel women are often overlooked when it comes to the opportunities available, and it should be an equal playing field for everyone. There needs to be more promotion and education around accessing careers in STEM industries, as I would have been interested in starting my current role much earlier if I knew what opportunities were on my doorstep and accessible.

Finally, what careers advice would you give for someone interested in a role similar to yours?

Take every opportunity that you can, as it can only lead to a better future.

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Accreditations

Accreditations

 

Our customers demand the highest accreditation in quality, health and safety and the environment. It is important that our workforce is fully compliant in all of these disciplines to ensure we as a company provide a safe & healthy working environment for our employees and that of our customers.

Each of these accreditations is of the highest standard within the industry they represent. It gives our customers the confidence that our work is monitored and certificated by these awarding bodies for quality and excellence.

Lloyds Register

LLOYD’S REGISTER – LRQA

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Intelect’s integrated business management system for quality, environmental, and health & safety is certified to the recognised standards ISO 14001:2015, 45001:2018, 50001:2011, 9001:2015, EN 1090-1:2009+A1:2011

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ISO 9001: 2015

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ISO 9001 accreditation demonstrates that we have an exacting quality management systems in place.

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ISO 45001:2018

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ISO 45001:2018 is an occupational health and safety management system accredited by UKAS that demonstrates that we have robust and internationally recognised OH&S management systems in place.

Armed Forces Covenant

www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk

Intelect commit to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community. We recognise the value Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reservists, Veterans and military families contribute to our business and our country.

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CHAS

www.chas.co.uk

Intelect (UK) Ltd. has demonstrated compliance with the CHAS standards in line with SSIP Core Criteria and UK H&S Legislation and has been awarded accreditation to the requirements of the CDM Regulations 2015.

British Safety Council

British Safety Council (BSC)

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Health & Safety underpins all of our business activities and is an area which we take seriously.  As a member of the British Safety Council (BSC), Intelect have access to essential Health & Safety information and key legislation updates and compliance. Our membership also promotes our commitment to good health, safety and environmental management – we are proud to be affiliated with one of the world’s leading HSE organisations.

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BSI

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BSI is the business standards company, working with business experts, government bodies, trade associations and consumer groups to capture best practice and structure the knowledge all organisations need to succeed.

Achilles Building Confidence

Building Confidence (Achilles)

www.achilles.com

The Achilles BuildingConfidence community connects buyers and suppliers in the UK Construction sector. The community allows buyers to minimise risk and streamline procurement, while suppliers have a unique opportunity to connect with key industry players.

CE Marking

CE Marking

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Intelect has successfully implemented a Factory Production Control system to BSEN 1090-1. Our accreditation covers the design and manufacture of structural steel work, up to and including Execution Class 2. The harmonised European Standard, EN1090 came into force for raw material in July 2013 and became mandatory for all manufactured components on July 1st 2014.

Disability Confident Employer

Disability Confident Committed

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Through Disability Confident, Intelect are working to ensure that disabled people and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

Environment Agency Registered Waste Carrier

EA Waste Carriers License

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The Environment Agency – certification of registration under The Waste (England and Wales) Regulation 2011.

UVDB (Achilles)

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Achilles UVDB is the community for the UK utilities industry. It enables the utilities sector to use Achilles’ proven supplier pre-qualification system, to manage risk within the supply chain and comply with EU regulations.

NICEIC Approved Contractor

NICEIC

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NICEIC is the UK’s leading voluntary regulatory body for the electrical contracting industry. It has been assessing the electrical competence of electricians for nearly sixty years and currently maintains a roll of over 26,000 registered contractors.

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Ecovadis

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Reliable CSR Ratings and Scorecards Covering 21 CSR Indicators, 198 commodities, and 155 countries, Built on 3 Pillars: People, Process, and Platform.

Avetta

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CDM Scope: Principal Contractor, Contractor, Designer, Principal Designer, by Avetta in accordance with SSIP Forum Deemed to Satisfy Agreement

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Alcumus Safe Contractor

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Alcumus SafeContractor is an accreditation body, providing contractors with a jargon free health and safety assessment, reassuring their clients they are working to a high standard. By becoming a SafeContractor client, all contractors who work on your site will become SafeContractor accredited.

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