Intelect win Gold Rospa Award for safety

Intelect receives RoSPA Gold Award for health and safety achievements

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Intelect receives RoSPA Gold Award for health and safety achievements

Intelect win Gold Rospa Award for safety

Intelect is celebrating after landing an internationally-recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards.

Intelect has received a RoSPA Gold Health and Safety Award for working hard to ensure its staff get home safely to their families at the end of every working day.

Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants vie to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running H&S industry awards.

Nathan Jones, QHSE Manager, said: “I'm really proud of the team at Intelect, who's hard work has paid dividends this year, seeing us progress from a Silver to the Gold Award!”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, but it receives entries from organisations around the world, making it one of the most sought-after global accolades in health and safety.

“RoSPA wants every employee, wherever they are, to work safe in the knowledge that they will be going home unharmed and healthy at the end of every day. The RoSPA Award winners are vital to help achieve this goal, as by entering they are driving up standards and setting new benchmarks for organisations everywhere. Currently, around 7million people are directly impacted by the RoSPA Awards, but the scheme’s influence is even wider.”

The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards, orders of distinction and the Patron’s Award are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years.

Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education.

There are specialist awards for health at work, environmental management, safety delivered outside of the workplace, and fleet safety, and excellence trophies for the best international organisation, new entry, workforce involvement, leisure organisation, and organisation operating or based in Scotland. RoSPA’s top accolade is the Sir George Earle Trophy.

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Intelect receives International Safety Award

International Safety Award

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International Safety Award

Intelect receives International Safety Award

All four Intelect businesses have been awarded International Safety Award with a Merit from the British Safety Council.

Now in their 62nd year, the International Safety Awards recognise and celebrate organisations from around the world which have demonstrated to the satisfaction of the scheme’s independent judges their commitment to preventing workplace injuries and work-related ill health during the previous calendar year. The awards also recognise organisations that have shown commitment to well-being and mental health at work.

Since its foundation in 1957, the British Safety Council has campaigned tirelessly to protect workers from accidents, hazards and unsafe conditions, and played a decisive role in the political process that has led to the adoption of landmark safety legislation in the UK. Its members in more than 60 countries are committed to protecting and improving the well-being of workers, believing that a healthy and safe work environment is also good for business.

Nathan Jones, QHSE Manager of Intelect, commented: “We are very proud of this year’s bids the scores have been significantly improved and reflect the investment of the past year."

This year also sees one of the Intelect team, Charlie Schumm, nominated for Young Health and Safety Champion of the Year’ award, results of which follow later this month.

Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, congratulated Intelect on their success in winning an International Safety Award 2020 with a Pass: “The British Safety Council commends Intelect on their achievement. The award is in recognition of their commitment and efforts to keep their employees and workplaces free of injury and ill health.

“The vision of the British Safety Council is that no-one should be injured or made ill through work – anywhere in the world. Realising it requires more than legislation; people committed to health and safety, and increasingly also to workplace wellbeing, make it a reality and inspire others to create workplaces that are a key force for good.

“The long list of winners of the International Safety Awards, demonstrates that an increasing number of companies recognise that sensible and proportionate management of health and safety risks is a business enabler, benefiting employees, organisations and society as a whole. By celebrating the achievements of the 509 winners of the 2020 International Safety Awards and 62 years of improving health and safety standards around the world, we encourage other organisations to follow their lead and place employees’ health and safety at the heart of their business.”
“Our warmest congratulations to Intelect. All of those working at Intelect should be rightly proud of their achievement.”

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ECITB Training and Development Awards

Intelect receive national award for their dedication to training and development

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Intelect receive national award for their dedication to training and development

ECITB Training and Development Awards

(Left to right) Representative from Wood - Sponsor of the Award. John Thomson, Intelect Director. Fran Cormican, Intelect Managing Director. Rob Bell, TV Presenter and Host of the Evening.

Intelect were crowned ‘SME Company of the Year’ at the ECITB Training and Development Awards 2019, which took place at the Montcalm Marble Arch Hotel in London on Thursday 31st October.

Over 180 people from across the nation gathered together at the awards to celebrate the successes of both individuals and companies from the engineering construction industry, with multiple nominees hailing from the Teesside region.

Facing fierce competition from both Aquaterra Energy and Beck and Pollizter Engineering, Intelect were delighted to hear their name announced as winner of the category.

Managing Director, Fran Cormican and Director, John Thompson were at the event to accept the award, and were thrilled to walk away victorious.

Fran said, “We are delighted to have been named SME Company of the Year for training and development, to be nominated alone was a great achievement for us! For over 20 years we have continuously invested in the youth of Teesside through our apprenticeship and training programmes and it’s great to receive recognition for that.

It’s vitally important that we continue to fly the flag for Teesside and raise awareness of the opportunities that are available here. This will ensure that our region has a workforce for the future and can continue to prosper”, he continued.

Intelect were nominated for the award by the ECITB for their dedication to apprenticeships and the development of their programme over the years.

Chris Claydon, Chief Executive of the ECITB, said: “Intelect represent all that is great about training and development in engineering construction and I’d like to thank them for their contribution to the wider success of our industry.”

The award comes as one of many that Intelect have received this year for their dedication to training and apprenticeships.

Earlier in the year they won the ‘Apprenticeship’ award at the Grand Final of the North East Business Awards, and at the end of November they will be representing the North East again at the National Apprenticeship Awards, following their victory at the Regional Heats as ‘SME Employer of the Year’.

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Award Winning Intelect

Intelect welcomes new intake of apprentices as they are crowned winner of prestigious award

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Intelect welcomes new intake of apprentices as they are crowned winner of prestigious award

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Anthony Knowles, from the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Lily Brothwood, Intelect, Junior Marketing Manager. John Thompson, Intelect, Director. Tony Pitchford, from the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Middlesbrough-based engineering company, Intelect have once again been highlighted for their successful apprenticeship programme, after being crowned regional winner of the SME Employer of the Year category at the prestigious North East National Apprenticeship Awards.

Former apprentice and now Intelect Director, John Thompson was thrilled to accept the award on behalf of the company and said: “Intelect are extremely honored to have receive this award and to be recognised for the work we do when it comes to developing our apprentices. Our apprenticeship programme is the backbone of our recruitment strategy, and I would highly recommend apprenticeships to all employers.”

Entering their 16th year, the National Apprenticeship Awards celebrates the achievements of both apprentices, and employers with the aim of championing apprenticeships across England to inspire others to follow in their footsteps.

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT sponsors this category in the National Apprenticeship Awards because it recognises the significant role of SME’s within apprenticeships across all occupations and sectors. All businesses and individuals experience the impact of technology and the importance of digital skills are just as critical for SMEs as for any large organisation.

The success comes in the same week that Intelect welcomed its first intake of apprentices for 2019, following a victorious year of other prestigious award wins, including the Apprenticeship Award at the North East Business Awards.

For over 20 years, apprenticeships have been at the heart of Intelect’s work force, encouraging growth and productivity in an industry that has seen an increased skills shortage over the years.

The businesses continued commitment to apprenticeships is championed by its four founding Director’s, all of whom were apprentice electricians in their early careers. They understand the value apprenticeships bring to the business, as well as the apprentice as an individual, as it gives them the chance to learn advanced skills through specialised on-the-job training.

Intelect has always operated a ‘Train to Retain’ ethos, and in the last five years has seen a retention rate of 91% of its apprentices. This year they welcomed their largest intake of apprentices, employing a total of eight new recruits across a range of sectors within the business, including Accountancy, Health and Safety and numerous Engineering roles.

As well as their commitment internally, Intelect continue to be an ambassador for apprenticeships within the wider community too, working with local schools and organisations to promote the opportunities our region has to offer. Most recently, they became a Corporate Partner to the High Tide Foundation, a charity that provides life changing work experience opportunities to local aspiring students.

Director, John Thompson added:

“We have continuously invested in the young people of the North East over the last 21 years, and in turn, it has allowed us to expand and grow our business in very demanding times. We are very much looking forward to representing the North East in the upcoming national finals”, he continued.

Intelect will now go on to represent the North East at the National Apprenticeship Awards Final in London on Wednesday 27th November, where they will be up against eight other regions from across England.

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North East Business Awards 2019

Triumph for Intelect at the North East Business Awards Grand Final

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Triumph for Intelect at the North East Business Awards Grand Final

North East Business Awards 2019

Managing Director, Fran Cormican and Director, John Thompson

North East Business Awards 2019

Overall winner of the ‘Apprenticeship Award’

Intelect were celebrating last month, after triumphing at the Grand Final of the North East Business Awards 2019, being crowned overall winner of the ‘Apprenticeship Award’.

The event took place at Hardwick Hall Hotel, near Sedgefield, and saw over 600 members of the regions business community gathered together to celebrate a successful year of business in the North East.

The night was a culmination of three regional heats, which took place in the months leading up to the event, where the winner of each of the three heats was sent through to the final.

Intelect were one of only two Teesside businesses to be crowned winners on the night, with fellow Middlesbrough based business, UK Pods taking home two trophies, ‘Newcomer of the Year’, and the ‘Services Award’.

Judges from the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personal Development) were impressed with Intelect, when they heard how much time and investment they had committed to apprentices over the last 20 years.

Intelect triumphed the likes of well-known companies, Hays Travel and EGGER Ltd, both of whom have exceptional apprenticeship programmes.

Managing Director, Fran Cormican and Director, John Thompson were there to accept the award on the evening, and were thrilled to be recognised for their dedication to apprenticeships.

After accepting the award, Fran Cormican said, “Apprenticeships have been at the heart of our business since 1997, and continue to be to this day.

“Our ethos, ‘train to retain’ has allowed us to effectively grow our own workforce over the past 20 years, and our apprentices have brought a wealth of diversity and innovation to our business” he continued.

Other winners on the night included, Beamish, Living Museum of the North, The Wheel Company and Tharsus Group, who were crowned Company of the Year.

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