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Intelect Supports St Mary’s Football Club 25 Years On

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Intelect Supports St Mary’s Football Club 25 Years On

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St Mary’s Football Club has had a positive start to their season following the announcement of a new three-year sponsorship with local engineering company, Intelect.

The news comes almost a quarter of a century on from when the two organisations first crossed paths, as back in 1998, during Intelect’s second year of operation, St Mary’s were the company’s first grassroots sponsorship.

Both the club and Intelect celebrate significant anniversary’s this year, with St Mary’s Football Club celebrating their 75th, and Intelect their 25th, meaning there was no better time for the two to rekindle their partnership.

Now competing in the North Riding Football League Premier Division, a registered FA Level 7 league, St Mary’s is still continuing to provide community adult football in the Middlesbrough area from their base at the Kings Academy in Coulby Newham.

With no junior set-up infrastructure or large financial investment, the club have had to work hard to maintain their existence, relying on the generosity of local sponsorships, player fees and competition honours to keep it afloat.

Having been involved with the club since 2004, St Mary’s Chairman, Tony Wilson was thrilled to receive Intelect’s support saying, “Receiving the sponsorship from Intelect, who have been a local business in Middlesbrough for 25 years, fits really well with our own values as a club.

“On our 75-year anniversary as a football club, which has its own established history in Middlesbrough’s grassroots football community, it is amazing that Intelect have reconnected with us and agreed to support the continuation of this long-standing football club”.

Intelect’s Managing Director, Fran Cormican recently attended the club’s anniversary celebration, which saw players from all generations of the club’s history attend. At the event, Fran was presented with a framed shirt from the team as a thanks for the company’s support.

Fran said, “Supporting our local community is something we’re really passionate about. It’s great to see St Mary’s still succeeding as a club and giving hundreds of adults across Teesside an opportunity to enjoy themselves through grass roots football. We wish them all the best for the season!”

Intelect will remain the clubs main sponsor for three seasons.

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From left: John Thompson, Ella Tebble, Janet Baker, Beau Baker and Fran Cormican

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Intelect holds annual awards ceremony in memory of former employee, Charlie Baker.

To mark National Apprenticeship Week, Intelect were proud to celebrate the event by hosting their own internal apprenticeship awards ceremony in memory of former employee, Charlie Baker.

The internal award, which was launched back in 2015, was created to recognise the hard work and achievements of their apprentices, and is fittingly named the ‘Charlie Baker Apprentice of the Year Award’, dedicated to the former employee who sadly passed away in 2014.

Throughout his time at Intelect, Charlie was a huge asset to the team, and often played a large part in the development of apprentices, taking many of them under his wing.

This year, Business Administration Apprentice, Ella Tebble won the coveted award, which was presented to her by Charlie’s wife, Janet and his son, Beau.

From left: John Thompson, Ella Tebble, Janet Baker, Beau Baker and Fran Cormican

Left to right: John Thompson, Ella Tebble, Janet Baker, Beau Baker and Fran Cormican

Ella is the first female to win the award and was delighted to have received it, saying, “Being awarded the Charlie Baker Apprentice of the Year award, has made me feel so much more confident in what I do and it’s shown me that people do believe in me.

“After leaving school, I was worried about how I would fit in to a working environment and the challenges and responsibilities I would face, but I can now say that I feel I have grown as a person thanks to the help of my team who have encouraged me every step of the way.

She continued, “they have taken me out of my comfort zone and have thrown me into situations which have allowed me to prove to myself that I am capable of achieving my goals, and they have actively taken the time to train me, which I am grateful for. I now look forward to finishing my apprenticeship and seeing what my future holds within the company”.

Alongside Ella, there were also two highly-commended awards presented at the event. Jordan Whelpton, Accounts Apprentice, and Callum Dale, Electrical Apprentice, also received an award for their hard work and efforts throughout the year.

Left to right: John Thompson, Ella Tebble Callum Dale and Fran Cormican

Left to right: John Thompson, Ella Tebble Callum Dale and Fran Cormican

Intelect Managing Director, Fran Cormican said, “It’s fantastic that we are able to welcome back Janet and her family to present the award again this year. Due to Covid, over the last couple of years we haven’t been able to host the awards in their usual fashion, but it’s great to be able to once again celebrate our apprentices, and Charlie’s memory, especially with it being National Apprenticeship Week”.

Apprenticeships have been the backbone of Intelect’s workforce since they launched their programme back in 1998, and since then over 100 apprentices have successfully qualified, with 54% of them still working for the company today.

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Intelect pledges a fourth year of support to the High Tide Foundation and renews Corporate Partnership

Middlesbrough-based engineering company, Intelect has pledged to support the High Tide Foundation for a fourth consecutive year, renewing its Corporate Partnership and making a donation of £5,000 to assist the local charity with raising the aspirations of young people across the Tees Valley.

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High Tide Chairman, Mark Easby and Intelect Managing Director, Fran Cormican.

Founded in 2012, the High Tide Foundation is dedicated to offering young people valuable career experiences and has seen significant growth over the last ten years. Despite the obvious challenges faced by the charity in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, they remained determined to continue to provide support to those who needed it most.

Moving many of their career programmes online, and with the help of local businesses and their fellow corporate partners, High Tide were able to deliver over 50 virtual work experience opportunities, and most recently they launched the Happy Hub, a resource that provides mental health and wellbeing support to young people.

At Intelect, supporting young people has been at the heart of their organisation since the launch of their award-winning apprenticeship programme back in 1998. Over the years, they have seen over 100 apprentices successfully pass through their doors, and now, more than ever, they are keen to reach even more young people with the help of High Tide.

Intelect Managing Director, Fran Cormican said, “We’re delighted to be renewing our corporate partnership with the High Tide Foundation for a fourth year, particularly as we celebrate our 25th year of operation as a business.

“Over the years, we’ve realised that the success we’ve had as a business wouldn’t have been possible without our ‘train to retain’ ethos and our apprenticeship programme, so we understand the importance of investing in the young people of our area, and keeping talent within the Tees Valley”.

High Tide Chairman, Mark Easby expressed his thanks to Intelect saying, “We are proud and privileged to have Intelect on board as Corporate Partners for 2022. Their ongoing commitment and support for the Foundation over the last few of years has been amazing.

He continued, “While the Foundation has undergone a period of digital transformation in response to the challenges faced during the pandemic, Intelect, along with our other Corporate Partners, have stepped up to ensure we can continue delivering our career programmes, raising aspirations, showcasing opportunities and increasing our impact for young people across our region."

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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.

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Francis Cormican
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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.

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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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