Think For 30 Seconds Health & Safety campaign

TF-30″ Think For Thirty Seconds

Think For 30 Seconds Health & Safety campaign

Intelect’s Health & Safety manager Dave Ritchie introduced the ‘Think For 30 Seconds’ campaign towards the end of 2017. The campaign is aimed at all members of staff and sub-contractors working at our own premises, on site or driving between locations.

The point behind the campaign is to raise awareness of the risks that appear around us throughout our working day and to remind us that pausing to consider how to proceed can prevent an accident.

The TF-30″ logo that appears at the top of the page has been designed to help us remember the importance of keeping ourselves and our colleagues safe in the workplace. We have had some stickers made up, which will be finding their way around vaious sites, equipment and vehicles. If anyone would like to request some for tool boxes or machinery then please contact Dave Ritchie on 07702 913252 or email

We have also introduced a QR Code into the design which can be scanned using the camera of your mobile device. The QR Code will provide a link to information relating to health and safety topics, and initiatives which will be updated periodically.

Why is this campaign so important?

There is no doubt keeping safe at work is important, no one would wish an accident upon themselves or a colleague, but you might wonder why we need to have campaigns, surely we all do our best every day to keep ourselves safe?

Well you would think so yes, but ask yourself honestly. Have you ever operated a piece of equipment or machinery with out the correct eyewear or ppe? Have you ever operated a piece of equipment or machinery without the correct PPE or the correct checks being completed? Have you ever driven a vehicle without defrosting it fully, or stood on something that’s not designed to be stood on to allow you to reach?

It’s these small oversights that we want to tighten up on so ‘daft accidents’ are avoided alongside more serious risks.

It’s good for business

Growing our business, securing work and jobs is equally important in maintaining a strong Health & Saftey strategy. In order for Intelect to achieve the accreditations and awards required to win new contracts and secure existing clients, we need to demonstrate our commitment to best practices accross our business. Please help us achieve our long term goals by adhering to, and suggesting improvements, for best practices.

We have produced some posters to help promote health and safety at work

If you would like to get some posters or stickers for use by your team, if you have any questions or need support, please contact Dave Ritchie (Health & Safety Manager) on 07702 913252 or email

New ladder standards for working at heights

New ladder standards for working at heights

The product standards for portable ladders are changing in 2018. BS EN 131 which covers all types of portable ladders has been substantially revised. The changes that come with this revision will help improve the safety of ladders and make buying the right ladder simpler.

These changes will affect everyone involved with ladders, from users and specifiers to suppliers and health & safety professionals.

The document below produced by the Ladder Association will help explain the chages and how they will effect those who work at heights.

If any of our staff or customers would like to discuss the impact of this change in detail, Dave Ritchie, Intelect’s Health & Safety Manger, would be happy to answer your questions.

Tel: 01642 878784
Mob: 07702913252

New Ladder Standards
Intelect named in the Ward Hadaway Fastest 50 list

Intelect named in the Ward Hadaway Fastest 50 list

Intelect named in the Ward Hadaway Fastest 50 list

Intelect were named amongst the North Easts Fastest 50 companies this year, ranking a very respectable 26th out of 50 and 9th in their category of medium-sized businesses.  2017 marks the 20th-anniversary of the awards and coincides with Intelect's own 20th-anniversary celebrations.

The Fastest 50 list was founded by the law firm Ward Hadaway in 1998 to recognise outstanding achievement by companies in the North East, with awards given to small, medium-sized and large companies in an attempt to recognise and encourage both new and established businesses from within our region.

Intelect have never shied away from opportunities, investing in both their facilities and their staff, recruiting key personnel to help the business evolve into the multidisciplined company it is today.

We can supply skilled engineers to work within your organisation or we can take the lead providing a complete CDM package, designing, refurbishing and relocating manufacturing plants and production lines.

With teams specialising in electrical installation, control panel design and build, pipework services, machining and fabrication, Intelect have a proven record with customers involved in food manufacturing, utility supplies, heavy industry and the renewable energy sector.

The team at Intelect would like to congratulate Puregas Solutions, Sunderland on winning the award for the overall fastest growing North East business of 2017, as well as being named the fastest growing medium-sized business in the region.

Intelect have worked alongside Puregas in the installation of a number of biogas plants in the UK and Ireland and hopes to continue this successful relationship into the future.

  • Purac Puregas Biogas

    Purac Puregas Biogas

    Purac Puregas are a Swedish biogas upgrading plant manufacturer.  As a new supplier to the company, Intelect Ltd were tasked with a wide scope of supply, installing Swedish manufactured plant & equipment in the UK. Purac Puregas deliver plants that extract methane from biogas produced from the natural decomposition process of waste. Every step of more →Read More »
intelect engineers and staff

Celebrating 20 years of Intelect

Fran Cormican celebrating 20 years of Intelect

This year again has seen some exciting growth in all our disciplines, we are now able to call on over 230 directly employed staff members with skills covering all the engineering disciplines. We are in the process of relocating to new premises in Grimsby which will increase our office and manufacturing capabilities by 66% in the Humber region. Teesside and The Midlands offices are continuing to expand and have both seen growth in 2016.

Intelect strive for continuing improvement and this year we add the accreditation of BS EN 1090 for fabrication on Teesside, which was instrumental in Intelect being successful on the NWG steel fabrication framework.

Intelect continue to be one of the major engineering solution organisations within the food & utilities industries. Our commitment to quality, safety and delivering a project on time is well known by our clients throughout the industry. 2017 promises to be another exciting year with a host of new possibilities and opportunities for our organisation as we enter our 20th anniversary year. As a company we have come a long way from our humble beginnings at Broadcasting House in 1997, to where we are today, and this is thanks to our many employees, suppliers and clients who have supported us along our journey.

Fran Cormican

Intelect wins the North East Best Employer Award

Intelect Wins The North East Best Employer Award

Intelect wins the North East Best Employer Award

Intelect wins the North East Best Employer Award

Company Secretary and Director John Thompson from the company accepted the honour at the National Rail Museum in York which was held on Tuesday 4th November 2014.

John Thompson said “We are absolutely thrilled to be even considered for such an award, we have a very strong belief in the apprenticeship scheme and have done so since we started the company 17 years ago. Our motto has always be train to retain, we find it so difficult to recruit, therefore we train our own and it works”.

Over the last seventeen years Intelect has shown continuous commitment to its apprentices and trained over seventy apprentices. The company’s electrical apprentice Matthew Lynch was also at the ceremony to accept a certificate for being a finalist to become the apprentice of the year. Matthew was in the final 8 of over one thousand apprentices to be chosen for the award.

Intelect has also been invited along with six other regional winners to contest for the title of JTL National Employer of the year, the result of which will be announced at a ceremony taking place at Drapers Hall in the city of London on Wednesday 25th February 2015.

Investors in people engineering apprentices



Since 1998, apprenticeships have been the building blocks of the Intelect workforce, and have continued to be for the past 20 years as we have grown and progressed as a business.

We have built a strong working relationship with our training providers, including JTL Training, Middlesbrough College and The Northern Skills Group, all of whom have been a constant support network to us and our apprentices, enabling us to get the best from them as they progress throughout their courses and with their careers.

The last few years has seen increased growth with the number of apprentices we take on. On average Intelect employ around 20-25 apprentices at any one time, ranging from 1st year apprentices, to those studying degree level or higher education courses.

When it comes to apprenticeships, Intelect’s ethos has always been ‘train to retain’. With over 50% of the Intelect workforce having previously been an apprentice, or still completing an apprenticeship, this means we retain the specialised skills needed for the industries we operate in, allowing us to maintain the highest standards of practice.

When Intelect started their apprenticeship programme back in 1998, it began with just 2 electrical apprentices, one of whom is still with the company today as a qualified electrician.

As Intelect has grown, the range of apprenticeship disciplines we offer has widened, with us now utilising them in all aspects of our business, from Accounting to CAD Design, and Administration to Welding & Pipework.

Additional information about apprenticeships

  • Apprenticeship Courses

    Apprenticeship Courses

    Our apprenticeship courses include; Electrical Engineering, Fabrication and Welding, Design, Business Administration, Accountancy, Pipefitting and Welding and Mechanical Fitting.Read More »
  • Training


    Here at Intelect, we are very proactive in the training of our apprentices. As well as receiving on the job training, apprentices will also receive specialised training from our training providers, to ensure they build the right knowledge and skills around their course.Read More »
  • Benefits


    The Intelect Apprenticeship Programme is the best way to develop a career in a subject you are passionate about, whilst also getting paid.Read More »
  • Awards


    Intelect are regularly nominated for industry awards which recognise the efforts we put into staff training.Read More »
  • Application Process and How to Apply

    Application Process and How to Apply

    Additional information for anyone wanting to apply for an apprenticeship with Intelect.Read More »

Working for intelect

Read about how our employees that have succeeded through apprenticeship programmes.
Intelect engineering opening of Midlands division

High praise for Intelect from Chairman of Harborough District Council

Intelect engineering opening of Midlands division

Intelect engineering opening of Midlands division

A leading councillor has praised an engineering company for bringing new jobs and new investment to the East Midlands.

Coun. Geraldine Robinson, Chairman of Harborough District Council, was speaking as she officially opened the new premises at Broughton Astley, Leicester, of Intelect Midlands Limited.

Intelect Midlands is the latest expansion of the Middlesbrough-based Intelect Group and began operations from its new office and workshop complex towards the end of last year. The Group has invested around £600,000 in the move and created 10 new jobs. It is already forecasting to double its workforce this year.

At a ceremony attended by staff, customers, trade associates and local councillors, Coun. Mrs Robinson welcomed Intelect to the area. She added: “The creation of these new jobs and the expectation of more to follow is very encouraging. Coun. Robinson also praised the company for its active apprenticeship scheme.

She added: “It is exciting to see a business with established engineering bases at Middlesbrough and North East Lincolnshire choose Broughton Astley with its excellent access to the major arterial routes for this further expansion in the Midlands region. “Their investment will help to fulfil our Council’s vision for a vibrant local economy and Intelect’s contribution cannot be under-estimated”.

John Thompson, the Intelect Group’s finance director, said: “This is a very exciting project for our company. We have grown from a very small business with just four people to being one of the country’s leading mechanical and electrical specialists employing with a workforce of around 170.

“Our policy has always been to surround ourselves with good people and we are doing the same here in Broughton Astley. We can only be as good as the people we employ”. He added: “It is our intention to expand this branch of our business, bring more new jobs and more investment to the East Midlands and especially more opportunities for young people”.

Intelect expands into the Midlands

Intelect expands into the Midlands

Intelect expands into the Midlands

16 Stanier Rd, Cottage Lane Industrial Estate, Leicester, Leicestershire LE9 6TW

North East firm brings new jobs and investment to Leicestershire

One of the North’s fastest growing electrical and mechanical engineering companies has launched a new division based in Leicestershire.

The expansion into the Midlands by the parent group, Middlesbrough-based Intelect UK, has been backed by an investment of around £250,000 and will be welcomed as a rare piece of good news for the area.

The group is in the process of completing a £4m-plus five-year expansion programme at its Riverside Park, Middlesbrough, headquarters, where the workforce has grown quickly in recent years to its current total of more than 120. With a further 40 at its operation in Grimsby.

A recent recruitment campaign attracted almost 100 applications, mostly from people working in the engineering sector in The Midlands area.

Managing Director Francis Cormican, said: “Intelect is one of the most progressive companies in the electrical and mechanical engineering sector and it sees the Midlands as an area of opportunity”.

"Much of our work will be concentrated on serving the food processing and manufacturing industry, both locally and further afield and with that in mind we have hand-picked a number of applicants with impressive levels of knowledge and experience gained from working in that sector. Some of them have more than 25 years experience in the industry.”

"We will also be working within the utilities and pharmaceutical sectors, which is also important to the economy of The Midlands and we hope that by putting together a team of people who have top quality skills, lots of experience and local knowledge we can provide a valuable service to other local businesses without them having to look outside this region.

Many areas in the country have seen decline but we hope Intelect’s investment and job creation will go some way to reversing this trend. Certainly, we plan to move forward at pace with this new division, creating new jobs as we go. We have already identified 10 positions and we expect this number to double before the end of the year.”

Vacancies at Intelect Midlands

We currently have vacancies in the following disciplines for Local and National Contracts within the food industry:

  • Electrical Design Engineers
  • CAD Operators
  • Electricians
  • Panel Wiremen

Please email CV to:

Liam Steel (pictured right) and Jonathan McGowan

Intelect trainees’ win awards

Liam Steel (pictured right) and Jonathan McGowan

Liam Steel (pictured right) and Jonathan McGowan

Intelect are proud that Liam Steel (pictured right) and Jonathan McGowan (pictured left) have achieved training awards this year. Liam steel has been awarded the Building Services Student of the Year Award and The Principal's Award for Student of the Year Award Adult Category. Jonathan McGowan has been awarded the Regional Apprentice of the Year Award. These are great achievements and Intelect will continue to support them both in their training.