Business Continuity

Helping our Customers to maintain Business Continuity

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Helping our Customers to maintain Business Continuity

Business Continuity

At an uncertain time where we are seeing unprecedented changes happening daily across the world, we want to reassure our valued customers that we are on hand to help provide them with business continuity measures, should they be required.

With our knowledge in the food and beverage manufacturing industry stretching over 20 years, as well as having a dedicated department for the utilities sector, we want to remind our customers operating in these industries that we have the knowledge and capabilities to provide specialist support at this challenging time.

By now, many businesses are likely to be feeling the strain that COVID-19 is having on all industries and sectors. As a business, we feel it is only right that we come together to overcome these difficulties.

Here at Intelect, we want to work with our customers to offer our services in these times of need to ensure business continues, especially in vital industries such as food and beverage manufacturing and utilities, which are specifically critical at the moment.

From now, and for the foreseeable future where possible, we will be providing our existing customers with the following services to ensure business continuity:

  • Help with labour shortages.
  • Electrical maintenance.
  • General maintenance.
  • Mechanical support.
  • Urgent callouts.
  • Shift cover.
  • E-learing.

The wellbeing of our staff remains a priority, with regular communications and an online portal being set up to ensure that we can support them as best as we possibly can. We are adhering to all Government advice, and we are regularly consulting the WHO (World Health Organisation) for further updates.

We will continue to monitor developments closely, and check, modify and update our plans in accordance with Government advice. Our customers can remain informed by visiting the ‘News’ section of our website, as well as via direct communications.

Should you have any further questions, or if you would like to make an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact the main switchboard on 01642 878784. A member of our team will then direct you to the most appropriate member of the management team.

signed

Francis Cormican
Managing Director

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Corporate Responsibility

Community

Community

At Intelect, we are fully committed to engaging with our local communities to support social and economic growth.

Through partnerships, support schemes and volunteer work, we have been able to ensure a positive impact in the regions in which we operate.

Training and development are at the heart of our values, with a strong emphasis on young people. Since 1998, our apprenticeship programme has seen rapid growth over the years, with over 80 apprentices passing through our doors and into a solid career path. We also pass these values onto the wider community, working with students to make them aware of the multiple career opportunities available in our regions. Charities such as the High Tide Foundation and Inspire 2 Learn are key partners in helping us to provide this support.

In 2019, we were proud to become a corporate partner to the High Tide Foundation, helping them on their mission to provide life changing career experiences to students across the Tees Valley. Through unique industry programmes, they are able to open students’ eyes to the diverse career options available to them across a range of industries and sectors, raising confidence and boosting aspirations of those who attend.

Sparks of inspirationEvery two years, we publish ‘Sparks of Inspiration’, an internal booklet that explores the numerous activities and fundraisers that we have supported at Intelect.

Download the latest edition here.

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Paul Stephenson

High flyer, Paul secures vital support from local engineering company

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High flyer, Paul secures vital support from local engineering company

Paul Stephenson

Fran Cormican and Paul Stephenson from Eston, Middlesbrough

Aspiring Pilot, Paul Stephenson from Eston, Middlesbrough, has received vital funding from Middlesbrough-based engineering company, Intelect, to help him towards achieving his dream of becoming a Commercial Airline Pilot.

Earlier in the year, Paul, a former award-winning RAF Air Cadet, was offered the opportunity of a life time - a partial scholarship to complete his Air Transport Pilot License in Dundee, Scotland.

Despite the partial scholarship removing some of the financial burden that Paul would face, financial circumstances in his personal life meant he would still struggle to find the remaining funds to cover the cost of his exams and other expenses.

Not wanting to give up on his dream, Paul’s grit and determination shone through, and he took the chance and moved to Scotland, where he began his training with premier flying school, Tayside Aviation.

Knowing how much flying meant to him, while he was away, Paul’s family and friends began drumming up support to help him through his qualifications, with some of them even completing the Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge as a way of fundraising.

After hearing about his successful achievements with the RAF Cadets on the radio earlier in the year, where he received the ‘Flying Excellence Award’, and seeing that his family and friends were trying to raise funds to help him, Managing Director of Intelect, Fran Cormican, reached out to Paul.

“As soon as I heard that Paul was in need of support, I instantly wanted to help him. His passion and determination about flying comes across in everything that he does, and I firmly believe that his financial situation shouldn’t hinder his ability to do what he loves” said Fran.

Intelect’s £1,000 sponsorship will contribute towards the payment of 14 compulsory exams that Paul has to sit, and pass, in order to achieve his license. Each exam comes at a cost of £73 and must be sat in London at three separate intervals throughout the first-year of his three-year course.

Speaking to Paul about his journey, he said, “Since the age of 13, all I have ever wanted to do is become a Pilot. The RAF Cadets have played a huge part in my development as a person, and in my Pilot career, and I cannot thank them enough for the opportunities they have given me – I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.

“The continuous support of my family, friends, the RAF Cadets and now local businesses makes me even more determined to achieve my dream, and it’s now becoming a reality before my eyes with the help of Tayside Aviation.”

“Intelect’s support has lifted a huge financial burden off my shoulders, allowing me to focus solely on passing my exams. Never in my life did I expect this to happen to me, and I will be eternally grateful to everyone who has helped get me to where I am today” he continued.

Paul Stephenson

"Since the age of 13, all I have ever wanted to do is become a Pilot."

 

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KP Snacks and Intelect team up to support three local charities

KP Snacks and Intelect team up to support three local charities

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KP Snacks and Intelect team up to support three local charities

 KP Snacks and Intelect team up to support three local charities


KP Snacks and Intelect team up to support three local charities

On Saturday 22nd June, two Teesside businesses went head to head in a Charity Football Match, to support three charities from around the region. Middlesbrough based engineering company, Intelect and well-known crisp maker, KP Snacks, based in Billingham, organised the family fun day to raise money for Bloodrun EVS, Great North Air Ambulance and Zoe’s Place.

The event was held at Norton Football Club, and had activities suitable for the whole family, there was even a special visit from the KP Snacks Pom Bear!

Throughout the course of the day, over 200 supporters attended to cheer on the teams, with Intelect crowned victorious after a 2-1 win over the KP Snacks side.

After working together for over 20 years, the two companies decided to join together outside of the working world to raise vital funds for their chosen charities, all of whom rely heavily on donations and volunteers to operate their invaluable services.

Later that week, the KP Snacks Pom Bear made a second appearance, hand delivering three cheques with a total of £900 to the selected charities.

John Jobling, a representative from Bloodrun EVS, attended the event, and accepted the cheque on behalf of the charity, he said, “This generous donation will help us to reach the amount needed for us to replace one of our oldest bikes, a Honda Deauville, which is 18 years old.

“The new motorcycle will mean that volunteers can continue to ride safely and with confidence, when travelling between North East NHS Hospitals and Trusts, transporting blood.”

Captain of the Intelect team, and instigator behind the fundraiser, Jordan Garbutt said, “It’s so important that we keep providing support to the local charities in our area, you never know when you might need their help, so we’ve got to ensure they continue to receive the valuable funding they require.”

Following the success of the event, both teams are already planning a rematch for next year, and are hoping to make it an annual occurrence, so that they can continue to provide support to local charities.

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Charity bike ride

Walney to Wear charity bike ride

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Walney to Wear charity bike ride

Charity bike ride

On the 16th 17th and 18th August 2013, five Intelect employees embarked on a 3 day 152 mile coast 2 coast bike ride to raise over £2000 for WaterAid. WaterAid is an international non-governmental organisation focused exclusively on improving access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation in some of the world’s poorest communities. WaterAid works in Africa, Asia and the Pacific region and campaigns globally to realise our vision of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. Richard Dixon, Tom Watts, Matthew Benfield, Andy Humpish and Kevin Moore embarked on a bike ride from Walney to Wear. On route ventured many challenges along with taking on Tan Hill which reaches at its peak 1,732 ft above sea level.

See what the money raised could provide:

  • £12 can buy two taps for a village water point.
  • £15 can give the gift of water to one person.
  • £20 can buy 25 metres of pipe.
  • £46 can buy a family toilet.
  • £50 can buy a handpump.
  • £60 can buy a rainwater collection jar
  • £100 can help two people set up a soap making business.

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