CONTENTS
The Cluster
04. Meet the team
05. Our vision & mission
07. Overview
09. Chairman’s Note
12. An interview with the Chief Executive
16. Led by Industry
17. Delivering against a strategy
20. NEPIC gets gold
22. The power of the collaborative
Location & sectors
24. Location advantages
27. Petrochemicals: Terrific Teesside
33. Speciality Chemicals: A sector reliant
on formulation expertise
35. Pharmaceuticals: An industry on
the turn
39. Industrial Biotechnology: Potential
turns to reality
43. Beautiful Bioresources & Renewables
44. A Sustainable Future: Natural
resource developments
51. Incredible infrastructure
56. Supply Chain: Underpinning a Sector
Index of Advertisers (A - Z)
34. a1-envirosciences
71. ABB Consulting
42. AVEVA Solutions
26. Balfour Beatty
31. BOC
06. Bond Dickinson
55. Centre for Process Innovation
28. Cogent SSC
62. DeVere Slaley Hall
211. Durham Tees Valley Airport & KLM
50. ECITB
212. Falck Fire Services
38. Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies
30. IChemE
68. KDC
40. Kelly Scientific Resources & Kelly
Engineering Resources
37. Labtex
58. Lockton LLP
53. Middlesbrough College
68. MSA
02. Northumbrian Water
08. Sembcorp UK
32. Tomlinson Hall & Co and Crane
ChemPharma Solutions
66. UK Trade & Investment
60. Utilitywise
11. Vopak
65. Wilton Centre
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Membership advantages
59. NEPIC Insurance scheme
61. NEPIC Energy partnership
63. NEPIC Buying Group
64. NEPIC Market studies creating new
sales opportunities
Projects delivering real results
67. International trade & sector
development
69. LOCIMAP: Keeping Europe competitive
70. DEELOCSI: Growth through energy
accreditation
72. Skills Development: Quality Skills
75. BASME: Business Acceleration for SMEs
A - Z listing of 2014 Membership
78. BASME Member Company Profiles
113. NEPIC Member Company Profiles
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Stan Higgins
Chief Executive Officer
+44 (0) 1642 442 560
+44 (0) 7901 518 860
stan.higgins@nepic.co.uk
Mark Lewis
Technical Manager
+44 (0) 1642 442 579
+44 (0) 7850 764 597
mark.lewis@nepic.co.uk
Paul Butler
Customer Services Manager
& UKTI Marketing Manager
Service Delivery
+44 (0) 191 516 4400
+44 (0) 7802 255 118
paul.butler@nepic.co.uk
Lynne Aungiers
Office Manager & PA to CEO
+44 (0) 1642 442 562
lynne.aungiers@nepic.co.uk
John Brady
Senior Project Manager
+44 (0) 1642 442 566
+44 (0) 7738 724 564
john.brady@nepic.co.uk
Felix O’Hare
Programme Manager,
Business Acceleration
+44 (0) 1642 442 576
+44 (0) 0780 362 5009
felix.o’hare@nepic.co.uk
Philip Aldridge
Project Manager
+44 (0) 191 516 4400
+44 (0) 0780 362 5005
philip.aldridge@nepic.co.uk
Phil Hollowood
Project Manager,
Business Acceleration
+44 (0) 7834 307 905
+44 (0) 1642 442 567
phil.hollowood@nepic.co.uk
Frances McKenna
Marketing & Data
Research Analysis
+44 (0) 1642 442 564
frances.mckenna@nepic.co.uk
Tony Sarginson
Sector Engagement Executive
- UK Trade & Investment
+44 (0) 191 516 4400
+44 (0) 7885 807 801
tony.sarginson@nepic.co.uk
Marion Schooler
Sector Engagement Executive
- UK Trade & Investment
+44 (0) 191 516 4400
+44 (0) 7885 807 803
marion.schooler@nepic.co.uk
Astley Fenwick
Project Manager,
Energy Efficiency
+44 (0)7568 108 177
+44 (0)1642 442 571
astley.fenwick@nepic.co.uk
Martin McTague
Project Manager - Business
Acceleration
+44 (0) 7860 185 133
+44 (0) 1642 442 560
martin.mctague@nepic.co.uk
Joanne Rout
Project Manager - Business
Acceleration & Placements
+44 (0) 1642 442 575
+44 (0) 7712 321 989
joanne.rout@nepic.co.uk
Ebba McGuigan
Event Manager,
UK Trade & Investment
+44 (0) 191 516 4400
+44 (0) 7711 375 426
ebba.mcguigan@nepic.co.uk
NEPIC Staff Meet the Team...
Management
Project Delivery Teams
Darren Timby
Senior Designer
+44 (0) 191 516 4400
darren.timby@nepic.co.uk
Victoria Pepper
Graphic Designer
+44 (0) 191 516 4400
victoria.pepper@nepic.co.uk
Louise Gwynne-Jones
Marketing & PR Officer
+44 (0) 1642 442 569
+44 (0)7808 029967
louise.gwynne-jones@nepic.co.uk
Marketing & Design
Kath Birkin
Cluster Administrator
+44 (0) 1642 442 560
kath.birkin@nepic.co.uk
Debbie Fitzpatrick
Cluster Administrator
+44 (0) 1642 442 565
debbie.fitzpatrick@nepic.co.uk
Sidney Snell
Cluster Administrator
+44 (0) 191 516 4400
sid.snell@nepic.co.uk
Justin Wilkinson
Marketing & Cluster
Administrator
+44 (0) 191 516 4400
justin.wilkinson@nepic.co.uk
Administrative Support
Location NEPIC has offices in Tyne & Wear and Tees Valley:
Sunderland Office: RTC North | 1 Hylton Park | Wessington Way | Sunderland SR5 3HD | 0191 516 4400
Wilton Office: Room H224 | The Wilton Centre | Wilton | Redcar | Cleveland TS10 4RF | 01642 442 560
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THE NEPIC VISION
NEPIC is a world class, high value
process industry cluster based on innovative,
sustainable high tech manufacturing. We are
recognised as passionate and proud of
the process industry, our region and its stakeholders.
THE NEPIC MISSION
The Cluster will:
• Identify and promote industrial interaction
• Create partnerships with other relevant trade bodies
• Increase industry attractiveness
• Bring focus to lobbying activities by maintaining a
voice of the industry to Government, young people,
community & employees
• Provide strategic direction through industry leadership
• Develop the green industry agenda
• Champion skills development
• Identify business opportunities and promote member
to member business
• Lead the development of major investment &
innovation themes
• Identify gaps and be the inward investment hub
for the sector
• Be a voice for the industry
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To find out how we can assist your business, please contact Peter Snaith,
Head of Chemicals on +44 (0)845 415 0000 or peter.snaith@bonddickinson.com
Newcastle | Tees Valley | Leeds | London | Southampton | Bristol | Plymouth | Aberdeen
More than legal expertise
We bring Informed Advantage
As one of the largest national law firms in the
UK, we provide our chemicals clients with
deep sector expertise and a rigorous
understanding of their businesses and needs.
We have many years’ experience rooted in the chemicals sector
in the North East, having advised small and medium-sized
businesses through to the very largest multinationals. We
support businesses in relation to their day-to-day operations
and strategic projects. We also act for inward investors looking
to establish their businesses in the UK and for companies
seeking to merge or acquire on an international scale.
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In support of such investment, and through NEPIC, the region’s Process Industry
companies work to promote the attractiveness of the sector as a career opportunity
and develop new routes to obtain a career in this well paid area.
Additionally, having built trust amongst our members, we engage in benchmarking and
best practice advice on many operational issues. Efficiency improvement programmes
operated by the cluster have helped the region secure jobs and deliver millions of pounds
of bottom line benefits to members.
Over the past twelve months membership of NEPIC has grown considerably and we
now have over 630 participating member companies - making this by far and away
the strongest, most influential body this region’s process sector has ever seen.
Since the Cluster was launched 10 years ago, we have been actively encouraging the
region’s manufacturing and supply chain companies to work together - increasing
their profitability through the sharing of best practice, the overcoming of common
obstacles and threats, and in doing so added to the regional economy.
Privately owned and led by industry, we represent the sector across the broad
chemistry using industries, which include commodity chemicals, fine and speciality
chemicals, polymers and composites, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, bioresources,
biofuels and renewable energy and low carbon materials.
There are more than 1,400 regional companies directly involved with or in the supply
chain of these sectors, collectively generate £26bn of annual sales and employ 190,000
people. Together these companies manufacture 50% of the UK’s petrochemicals, 35%
of the UK’s pharmaceuticals and export £13bn per year - and make a significant
contribution to the North East being the only net exporting region in the UK.
Since NEPIC’s formation there has been 85 investments totalling £4bn, with a further
£10bn of projects in the pipeline. We continually promote the capability of the region and
industry and act as a knowledgeable partner to help companies, the sector and its supply
chain with new investments. We also offer best advice on how to gain public sector
funding for investment and R&D projects.
OVERVIEW
NEPIC is a membership cluster organisation working with the chemistry
using industries in the North East of England. Our ambition: to build on
the already powerful industrial base here and make this region one of the
most competitive and successful chemical-processing locations in Europe.
The region has a healthy book of
ongoing investment projects totalling
£4bn, with a further £10bn of projects in
the pipeline. We continually promote
the capability of the region and industry
and act as a knowledgeable partner
to help companies, the sector and its
supply chain with new investments.
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As the leading supplier of utilities and services to the Wilton
International manufacturing site we take our environmental
responsibilities seriously. This is why we have invested millions
of pounds in our Biomass Power Station, to create 30 MW of
renewable energy from wood and to help combat global warming.
If you wish to understand more about Sembcorp and our Biomass
Power Station please visit our website: www.sembcorp.co.uk
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Sembcorp Utilities (UK) Limited,
PO Box 1985, Wilton International,
Middlesbrough, TS90 8WS.
Email: info@sembcorp.co.uk
Dear Colleagues,
NEPIC’s role in supporting the
industry has been clarified over the
last year, with the development and
communication of the organisations
strategy.
As Chair, I can confirm this was
completely defined by the Industrial
Leadership Team that I have had the
honour of leading.
In summary, the strategic overview
states that NEPIC must continue
to attract & develop investment
to rejuvenate and grow the sector; we must too support skills
development activities and encourage the growth of apprenticeships.
In addition to this is membership growth - without which we
would not survive, aswell as supply chain interaction development
and providing a combined voice of industry in the region. These
strategic aims have been in place since the very formation of NEPIC
and are the fundamental ‘raison d’etre’ of the organisation.
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However, as NEPIC has matured as an organisation, its many
members now have an improved understanding of each other’s
businesses and capabilities. We have therefore determined that
NEPIC can help us all broaden our horizons and improve the
region’s competitiveness.
Consequently, our current strategy challenges Stan Higgins and
the NEPIC team to increase international awareness of industry
in the region and develop better connectivity with other UK
industry bodies - such as the Chemical Industry Association (CIA)
and the BIS Chemical Growth Team; in which, as NEPIC’s Chairman,
I am personally involved. Our members also expect us to develop
Innovative collaborative projects that support the rejuvenation,
sustainability and growth of the process industries. Finally,
we have targeted the participation of SMEs in all the strategic
themes of the sector.
I hope that all our members would agree that through the activity of
the NEPIC Bioresources Team in attracting low carbon investments;
the Process Industries Carbon Capture and Storage Initiative (PICCSI)
in highlighting the need for industrial carbon capture and storage;
the LOCIMAP project in the study of efficient industrial parks and
the BASME programme in growing SME businesses in the sector’s
supply chain - to name but a few - that NEPIC has clearly been
following the strategic brief.
...NEPIC has matured as an organisation,
its many members now have an improved
understanding of each other’s businesses
and capabilities. NEPIC can help us all
broaden our horizons and improve the
region’s competitiveness.
A Note from the Chairman...
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I hope that our strategic aims, accredited activities and
performance will encourage even more companies to
become full members of NEPIC. It is vitally important
to demonstrate to those outside of our region, and
internationally, that we have an incredibly strong
supply chain in North East England - one that is here
to support investments and projects into the future.
Please encourage those in your supply chain to get
involved.Come and join us!
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Paul Booth
Paul Booth, OBE, NEPIC Chairman
As Chair of the organisation, and on behalf of the
Leadership Team, I can assure our members that we are
regularly briefed on progress on the strategic themes and
related projects mentioned above and KPIs are monitored
to ensure that the Cluster’s results are in line with our aims.
This year has been momentous for NEPIC as our cluster
leadership, executive management and membership
involvement processes as a whole have been analysed,
tested, measured and finally accredited by The European
Secretariat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA).
NEPIC received a 96% rating in this quality managing
scheme for Clusters across Europe. NEPIC thereby became
the first UK organisation to achieve Gold Label Status and
only the 37th in Europe of some 2,000 registered cluster
organisations.
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Interview
Q&A with Dr Stan Higgins
Attracting investments on the combined strengths of
the chemistry-focussed process industries, supply chain
infrastructure and logistics capabilities.
The North East of England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) is a successful model of a
world class chemical industry cluster. It covers a broad sweep of chemistry-focussed
industries ranging from petrochemicals, polymers & materials, fine & specialty chemicals,
pharmaceuticals, biotechnology to renewables.
NEPIC has well developed supply chain interactions through its members, develops
innovative projects for the regeneration, sustainability and growth of the process sector
such as the carbon capture & storage initiative. Additionally, its strengths are its level
of engagement with senior people in participating companies and of course the welldeveloped
supporting infrastructure.
In this recent interview with Chemical Industry Digest, Dr Stan Higgins, who has headed
up the cluster from its inception, speaks of how NEPIC came into being, the strengths of
NEPIC, the opportunities that should be explored with the Indian chemical industry and
the overall advantages of a cluster. Considering that India has embarked on putting up many
clusters, Dr Higgins’ views will be of great value to the Indian chemical industry.
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How did the concept of NEPIC originate?
Was it because the region had a few chemical
industries to start with or were there other
congenial and enabling factors? How did
you get enrolled into the idea and became
a strong proponent of NEPIC as its CEO?
The origins of NEPIC lay in the break up of ICI, one of
the world’s largest corporations, during the 1990s. ICI
had major assets in North East England as well as their
corporate HQ and R&D facilities at Wilton.
This fragmentation of the UK chemical industry has
continued up to the present day with the industrial
landscape now dominated by SMEs and branch units
of multinational corporations.
Even so, North East England remains a very strong
producer of Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals and the
region is the only net exporting region within the UK
economy largely due to the process sector. 50% of UK
Chemicals and 35% of its pharmaceuticals are made in
this region with some 1400 organisations in the chemical
process industry supply chain.
The fragmentation of the sector led some business
leaders to recognise that there were many crosscutting
themes that they could work on together
for the benefit of the sector. In fact many of these
issues a single company on its own would have
had no influence. For example on the skills agenda,
infrastructure development, innovation structures,
attracting investment, strengthening the supply chain
etc. Some of these companies recognised my own
networking, commercial and technical skills and asked
me to set up the Cluster in 2003.
I did so starting with a PC and a projector. Now we
have 630 participating organisations and a staff of 25
working on the 8 strategic themes developed by our
industrial members.
What are the major outstanding and
distinctive strengths of NEPIC?
The strength of NEPIC is three-fold. First and foremost is
its level of engagement with very senior people in each
participating company.
Secondly, its broad sectorial focus on the chemistry
using industries from steel to petrochemicals, fine &
speciality, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, polymers &
materials and renewables. This is exactly what Cluster
Guru Prof. Porter of Harvard University described as a
successful model based on a “broad industry focus”.
And thirdly, we involve all aspects of our supply chain
from lawyers, logistics companies, to engineering
and measurement science companies. We involve
the whole process sector and try to build the strength
of the supply chain locally.
Do NEPIC units have access to competitively
priced feedstocks and energy?
As far as feedstocks are concerned, the Cluster was built
on the strength of North Sea Gas and Oil but as this
declines oil and gas and related feedstocks from around
the world are being used.
On the other hand the Cluster lies on the doorstep of
huge Coal reserves and Shale Gas reserves that are
in their early stages of exploitation through either
underground coal gasification or fracking; to provide
what is becoming known as unconventional gas (UCG).
These strategic themes are:
1. Grow the Chemical process Industry of North East
England by attracting & developing investment
2 Development of Skills, grow apprenticeships and
improve the employability of Graduates
3. Grow NEPIC Membership by developing supply
chain interactions
4. Provide a Voice for the Sector for stakeholders
both locally, nationally and internationally
5. Increase International awareness of the industry
in the region and the UK
6. Improve connectivity and help bring alignment
with other UK industry bodies
7. Develop innovative projects for the rejuvenation,
sustainability and growth of the process sector
8. Grow participation of SMEs in all the strategic
themes of the Sector
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In addition, as a centre for low carbon developments,
we have several full scale plants that produce energy
and fuels from biomass, plus large investments
into energy from waste and also the recycling of
polymers.
Finally, to tackle the problem of future carbon
taxation, the Cluster has successfully lobbied the UK
Government to support the installation of a carbon
capture and storage system that should help reduce
operating costs verses the potential tax imposition
but also drive forward the further utilisation of
Carbon Dioxide chemistry which is already taking
place here.
The cluster concept has caught on and many
countries in the world are now emulating a
cluster model of industrial growth. What are
the benefits of a cluster?
There are many benefits arising from the work of a
cluster. We provide a knowledge house for the leaders
of SMEs and Branch Managers of multinationals as
we can supply a big picture view that helps them
influence their companies.
We have the ability to show potential investors the
combined strength of the supply chain, the extent
of the local infrastructure to support the chemical
process industries and the logistical capability of the
region.
In addition, by combining their resources member
companies can tackle bigger and wider issues that
impact upon them. A good example of this is Carbon
Capture and Storage, where the larger emitters of CO2
formed a sub group in NEPIC called the Process Industry
Carbon Capture and Storage Initiative (PICCSI) to lobby
for their needs.
Similarly on skills, by working together, we have created
new apprenticeship frameworks so that technicians
can get trained in 3 years rather than the traditional 4.
Likewise by monitoring innovations around the world
and linking these to our traditional infrastructure and
supply chain strengths, since 2004 we have attracted
over 80 investments totalling £4 billion into North
East England.
What are the challenges involved in managing
a cluster and considering that India is embarking
in many clusters what are the pit falls one should
take care of or avoid?
The main pitfalls in establishing a cluster are being too
narrow in its industrial focus and too wide ranging in its
activities. Early work to identify the cross-cutting themes
that potential competitors might still be able to work upon
for the benefit of their industry and local communities is
key. All cluster organisations are resource limited and
they need to be appropriately resourced for the challenges
set by the industrialists engaged. Industrial leadership
is essential, academic participation can be important
and local authority/public servants should only observe,
not lead the agenda.
Is NEPIC the only cluster in UK?
No, there are several industrial clusters in the UK but
the UK government does not publicly fund them,
therefore there is no consistent policy supporting their
activities. There are also industrial clusters based on
aerospace, automobiles, offshore industry etc, aswell
as smaller cluster organisations in other regions of the
UK-focused chemicals and specialty chemicals. NEPIC
is the only cluster in the UK that is accredited via the
European Union accreditation scheme. There are 500
such accredited cluster organisations across Europe.
Most European clusters receive public funding of their
activities.
We understand that there is an ongoing
engagement between NEPIC and the Indian
Chemical Industry. In these interactions what
are you looking at: Investments from Indian
companies in the NEPIC regions or vice versa,
technology tie-ups, joint ventures?
NEPIC’s engagement with the Indian Chemical industry
is aimed at growing trade between our members and
Indian companies, sharing opportunities for investment
into the UK and into India, identifying supply chain
opportunities and identifying innovation collaborations.
We use Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) as a
way of showing people that we think these relationships
are important.
The strength of NEPIC is three-fold... its broad
sectorial focus on the chemistry using industries
from Steel to petrochemicals, fine & speciality,
pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, polymers & materials
and renewables. This is exactly what Cluster Guru Prof.
Porter of Harvard University described as a successful
model based on a “broad industry focus.”
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While the shale oil and gas revolution in the US
is reviving the US refinery and petrochemical
industry, there are fears that this threatens
the British and other European hydrocarbon
and other chemical industries due to cost
competitive hydrocarbon feedstock and
petrochemical exports from the US to Europe.
What is your take on this?
Our region has an abundance of shale gas and coal that is
being exploited to improve energy security and pricing.
The coal fields alone contain more energy than has ever
been extracted as gas from the North Sea.
While the UK is keen to promote the shale
oil and gas exploitation employing fracking,
civil society activism (and fears) seem to be
impacting such exploitation very negatively.
How do you foresee the deployment of fracking
in the UK in this context?
Fracking is being implemented in the UK with some
activism arising largely from misinformation distributed
by green activists. All Industry and Business forums are
supporting the exploitation of shale gas, as
is the UK Government.
NEPIC is helping stakeholders understand the outcomes
from its exploitation and we contribute regularly to
Government, newspaper and TV & radio discussions
on the topic. The North East of England is already a
much industrialised area and has locations that can
be utilised for this technology.
However, there are other new technologies, such
as Coal Gasification, which has the potential to
revolutionise energy supply in the UK (see page 48).
What are some of the important developments
taking place at NEPIC and how do you foresee
the growth in future?
NEPIC is continuing to develop projects in line with its
8 strategic aims (see page 17). In this respect, we are
delivering EU funded projects to benchmark the most
efficient way of running industrial parks, leading a
project with 16 European partners.
We have developed a program to grow the businesses of
SMEs - our Business Acceleration of SMEs project (BASME)
has in 24 months worked with 350 SMEs, gaining them
over £40m of new business and adding 460 jobs.
We were also the first in the UK to build a project to
improve and accredit the low carbon and sustainability
credentials of SMEs in our supply chain. This is to ensure
that they are ready to present the correct carbon data to
Top Tier/Tier 1 companies who now have to report their
carbon usage in their annual reports.
Our Portfolio of new investment work currently has 65
projects valued at £10 bn and our historical data shows
that with our guidance this region will win at least
half of this investment over the next 5 years or so. Our
work on capturing investment since 2003 has already
delivered over £2bn of Gross Value Added (GVA) per
annum to our local economy. As far as future projects
are concerned this includes studies to show how
reintegration projects will economically impact on the
companies based at our three large chemical parks.
We are also thinking about how technologies are
impacting on Polymer supply chains and the potential
to utilise new technologies to manufacture chemicals
and energy using carbon dioxide. Teesside in particular
is a growing a centre for the implementation of such
technology.
As a result of our work, this region is already recognised
as a leading industrial centre for low carbon technologies
with industrial projects in place or underway in advanced
gasification, bioenergy, pyrolysis, fractionation, biosynthetic
natural gas, anaerobic digestion, electric vehicles, industrial
biotechnology and carbon capture and storage.
The North East of England also has several areas
designated as special economic zones (SEZ) where
new investors are supported to invest through grants
and favourable taxation regimes.
There are many benefits arising
from the work of Cluster. We provide a
knowledge house for the leaders of SMEs
and Branch Managers of multinationals
as we can supply a big picture view that
helps them influence their companies.
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Led by Industry
Leadership Team
Member companies find benefit from leadership and co-ordination of activities that have mutual advantages. The secret to NEPIC’s
success is that top industrialists from all sub sectors in the region form the NEPIC Leadership Team. The key activity of this team is
to provide leadership to the Cluster and to ensure that the NEPIC Growth Strategy will reach its targets. The Team are also ultimately
responsible for the governance of the Cluster’s publicly funded projects.
The Direction & Oversight of all NEPIC Activity Chair:
Paul Booth, SABIC
The Board of Directors
Paul Booth, SABIC UK Petrochemicals
(Chairman)
Steve Bagshaw, Fujifilm Diosynth
Biotechnologies (Vice Chair)
Stan Higgins, NEPIC
Douglas Annan, Sembcorp
Stephen Barker, Aesica Pharmaceuticals
Richard Smith, 2M Holdings
The Leadership Team
Richard Brady, Worley Parsons
Stewart Brennan, Tanton Technology
Keith Brudenell, GrowHow
Subhash Chaudhary, Fujifilm Diosynth
Andrew Cockroft, GSK
Gary Conroy, Huntsman Pigments
Chris Cooke, Johnson Matthey
Malcolm Cossey, Agility
Ross Coulman, CPD
Steve Cragg, ABB
Phil Dryden, SSI
Cliff Hardcastle, Teesside University
Nick Lee, ConocoPhillips
Mike Huggon, BOC
Chris McDonald, Tata Steel
Martin Porton, RTC North
Jarrett Palmer, Piramal
Alby Pattison, Hart Biologics
Nigel Perry, CPI
Jean Phaneuf, Ineos
Bob Redfern, High Force Research
George Ritchie, Sembcorp
James Robson, Exwold Technology
Dermot Roddy, Five-Quarter
Dave Ruddy, Biochemica
John Shipman, Huntsman Polyurethanes
Peter Snaith, BondDickinson
Ian Stark, Chemoxy
Andy Teague, Ensus
Ian Teggert, sanofi-aventis
Aidan Walker, Piramal
Mark Williams, SABIC
Jerry Hopkinson, PD Ports
Observers
Stephen Catchpole, Tees Valley Unlimited
Graham Adams, Arch Group
Sue Houston, BIS
Tom Smyth, BIS
Mark Turner, BIS
Ian Mains, NSAPI
John Brady, NEPIC
Paul Butler, NEPIC
Astley Fenwick, NEPIC
Mark Lewis, NEPIC
Felix O’Hare, NEPIC
Ben Hoskyns, Cleveland Biotech
Marjory Houseman, Northumbrian Water
Martin Inskip, MSD
Melanie Jury, Lucite
Mark Kenrick, Lotte
Mottie Kessler, Banner Chemicals
Malcolm Knott, ITS
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7. Develop/support innovative projects for the
rejuvenation, sustainability and growth of the
industries in the process sector
8. Grow participation of SMEs in all the strategic
themes of the sector.
Delivering against these themes are NEPIC’s strategic
thrust teams. Chaired by a member of the Leadership
Team and comprising in excess of 160 industrialists
and NEPIC staff, these teams oversee the specific
outputs of the themes.
Delivering against a Strategy
One area of development identified during the
benchmarking exercise was the need to align key
performance indicators (KPIs) opposite the Cluster’s
strategic themes.
The narrative below outlines some of these KPIs
along with a picture of some of the outcomes.
Continue NEPIC’s Growth
Activities by attracting
developing investment
The measure here is the projects
that the sector has delivered
and how the sectors ongoing portfolio is being
maintained. This is then supported by the Gross Value
Added that the Cluster has helped to bring to the
region.
Since 2004 over 80 investments have been supported
totalling £4 billion. This and other growth activities
supported by the cluster have supported 4000 jobs,
which now generates more than £2 billion of GVA per
annum for the region’s economy.
• Identify and promote industrial interaction
• Create partnerships with other relevant trade
bodies
• Improve industry networks and connectivity,
particularly with SMEs
• Increase industry attractiveness
• Bring focus to lobbying activities by maintaining
a Voice of the Industry to Government, young
people, community and employees
• Provide strategic direction through industry
leadership
• Develop the green industry agenda
• Champion skills development
• Identify business opportunities and promote
member to member business
• Lead the development of major investment and
innovation themes
• Identify gaps and be the inward investment hub
for the sector
• Be a Voice for the Industry.
The Leadership Team condensed these mission
statements into eight strategic themes - 4 of which
are a continuation of NEPIC’s existing process industry
activity. These are:
1. Continue growth activities - attract and develop
investment
2. Support NSAPI skills activities - grow
apprenticeships
3. Grow membership - develop supply chain
interaction and sales
4. Continue to provide a Voice for the Sector.
And four additional themes, which are:
5. Increase International awareness of the process
industry and the Cluster/its members
6. Improve connectivity and help bring alignment
with other UK industry bodies
Delivering Against a Strategy
2014 has been a year of delivery against the
Cluster’s strategy for the NEPIC Executive Team.
he strategy - which includes an interesting industry analysis
- was created by those participating in our Leadership Team
and led to the following mission statements... T
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Building NEPICs reputation as a wellmanaged
Cluster in EU Cluster programmes
also brings connectivity to many industry and
innovation programmes.
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Support NSAPI skills activities and grow
apprenticeships and the work readiness of
graduates
Here the Cluster team is challenged to support
initiatives to develop both graduate and
apprenticeships in the region. In addition to initiating the Tees
Valley Apprenticeship Programme, where 310 apprentices were
supported, a follow on scheme came in the form of the Employer
Ownership Programme (EOP). Lead by Sembcorp and NSAPI, the
programme will deliver 200 apprentices and also bring 100
unemployed young people into employment.
Work has also commenced on finding permanent placements
for qualified apprentices from Middlesbrough College and over 250
Graduate internships, summer placements and sandwich placements
have been found in collaboration with Teesside University. We have
also encouraged the Pharmaceutical companies in the North of the
Region to take a group approach to influencing their apprenticeship
needs.
Develop and support innovative projects for the
rejuvenation, sustainability and growth of the
industries in the process sector
Building creative and innovative collaborative
projects, that support the strategic aims of the Cluster,
is important in strengthening the SME supply chain. NEPIC is currently
delivering five such projects.
1. A mentoring programme to support the business acceleration
of SME’s (BASME) - see page 72
2. A project designed to develop and support a lower carbon
supply chain (DEELOCSI) - see page 71
3. A project to promote the Europe’s chemical industry around
the World (Wiintech)
4. A major European benchmarking study of industrial park
performance (Locimap) - see page 69
5. The delivery of the UK Trade & Investment project in the North
East with partners, NECC and RTC North - see page 67
NEPIC has also had a significant leadership role on the Teesside
CCS Project (PICCSI) - see page 44 - and in the development of
a project to tackle issues arising from the fragmentation of the
industry. We are also developing projects as part of the new
Horizon 2020 EU project portfolio.
Continue to provide a Voice for the Sector
NEPIC played a significant role in the development
of the Chemical Growth Team strategy. The Cluster
has ensured that the industry is understood in
Westminster through its MPs group and regular
contact with officials from the Department of Business, Innovation
and Skills (BIS). Stakeholders have been kept informed with over one
hundred articles and news items in the press. NEPIC has contributed to
several National Consultations that impact the sector including shale
gas, innovation, electricity market reform and the needs of energy
Intensive Industries. Over 700,000 copies of our Members’ magazine
FocalPoint and the NEPIC Directory are distributed each year.
Grow membership and develop supply chain
interaction
Cluster participation has grown to 640. Of these
300 are involved in supply chain development
projects such as BASME and DEELOCSI - many of
whom are going on to become full members.
Improve connectivity and help bring alignment
with other UK industry bodies
Every effort has been made to contribute to the
work of the local LEPs, both at a strategic and
operational level. Through membership of the
Northern Business Forum, the Cluster has partnered with the North East
Chamber of Commerce, RTC North, the Association of NE Councils,
Service Sector and the Northern Offshore Federation - as well as some
National organisations such as the Confederation of Business Industry
and the Manufacturers Organisation, the EEF.
Sector specific connectivity is maintained nationally with the
Department of Business Innovation and Skills, Chemical Industries
Growth Council, Chemical Industries Association, UK Trade &
Investment and the Sector Skills Council and Academy, NSAPI
and COGENT.
Grow participation of SMEs in all the strategic
themes of the sector
The Board of the Cluster was reviewed at the end
of 2012 and members asked to Nominate Cluster
Directors. Three new Directors were appointed. All
of those not selected for the Board were invited to attend the Cluster
Leadership Team meetings - 30% of which come from the SME
community. As previously mentioned, some 300 more SMEs are also
becoming involved with the Cluster through our BASME and DEELOCSI
programmes.
Increase International awareness of the industry
in the region
NEPIC provides a focal point for the North East
of England Process Chemical Industry’s ambition
to increase its international trade and attract new
investment into the region. Our aim - to develop strategic links and
Memorandum of Understanding’s with similar clusters in key markets
by:
• Providing sector specific market intelligence
• Greater access to potential customers
• Reduced risk of trade - in market intelligence provided by our
strategic partners
• Sharing best practice - learn from your peers and hear from fellow
members and UKTI of their experiences
• Developing inward and outward missions for members
• Gain Ministerial support.
We work closely with both regional and national UK Trade &
Investment to ensure the interests of member companies are
represented at both levels. Furthermore, the Cluster continually
promotes the region and its members capabilities at International
Trade Shows and provides cost effective solutions for members to
attend such shows. Trade and Investment development trips took
place to China and Brazil. In India NEPIC helped manage the Indian
Chemical Council Conference supported by Ian Swales MP for Redcar.
In Europe, taking a leading role in the Wiintech and Locimap projects
and the development of the new Horizon 2020 programme gives
the regions process industry capability a lot of exposure. Furthermore,
building NEPIC’s reputation as a well-managed cluster in EU
cluster programmes also brings connectivity to many industry and
innovation programmes. Cluster Accreditation is important to this
also, enabling NEPIC to be seen as capable organisation that can
participate or lead in EU collaborative programmes.
These programmes have already helped add over £40m of new business
and 400 jobs to these participating companies.
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NEPIC
Gets
Gold
On behalf of the Leadership Team and the
Cluster’s member companies, we congratulate
the NEPIC team for this outstanding achievement.
Gold Label not only brings credit to NEPIC but
also international recognition to our industry and
region.
Paul Booth, Chairman of NEPIC
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NEPIC is amongst Europe’s
‘most excellent cluster
organisations’ - and
becomes first in the UK
to receive Gold Label.
April 2014 saw NEPIC awarded the European
Secretariat for Cluster Analysis Gold Label
for excellent cluster management - and has
become the first cluster in the UK to do so.
The Gold Label acknowledges cluster organisations
that demonstrate highly sophisticated cluster
management and that are committed to further
improving their organisational structures and routines
for the benefit of an even higher performance.
Certification with the Gold Label demands an intensive
audit and proven levels of excellence in fields such
as strategy, structure, recognition, service offers and
results.
The objective of the scheme is not only to identify the
best cluster management organisations in Europe, but
also support the cluster management organisations
with advice on how to further improve.
To date, 500 of the 2,000 registered clusters in Europe
have undergone cluster accreditation. Only 39 hold
Gold Label and of these just six are production and
engineering focused clusters such as NEPIC.
Paul Booth Chairman of NEPIC said: “On behalf of the
Leadership Team and the Cluster’s member companies,
we congratulate the NEPIC team for this outstanding
achievement. Gold Label not only brings credit to NEPIC
but also international recognition to our industry and
region.
“I know Stan Higgins (NEPIC CEO) and his team
were somewhat nervous about the outcome of the
intense auditing of their work. However, they should
be proud of achieving an exam result of 96%. From a
membership perspective, this success reaffirms the
high standard of professionalism that NEPIC delivers.”
One long-term Cluster participant, Ian Stark of
Teesside-based Chemoxy, said: “I have received much
support and advice from the NEPIC team over the years
- from help during the management buy-out to set
up Chemoxy, to being introduced to real business
opportunities and much more in between. The NEPIC
team have real industry knowledge and experience.
“They have the grit of business under their fingernails
and local companies are foolish if they do not tap into
this intelligence. I have always known that NEPIC is a
leading organisation representing the Chemistry-using
industries both regionally and nationally - and now
they have the label that proves it!”
NEPIC has represented the 600+ chemical-processing
companies and its supply chain since its inception in
2003.
Dr Stan Higgins, NEPIC CEO, said: “Quality Management
has long been a focus for all types of business and service
providers. This accreditation scheme has been introduced
in Europe to share best practice and quality-assure the
management processes, activities and outcomes of cluster
management teams across all sectors.
“A Cluster cannot work without its members embracing
the principles of working together to increase the profile
of the sector in the region, improving the capability of the
sector - as well as identifying new business opportunities
for members.
“They are putting in resource for the benefit of
the whole sector and this can be shown by the 83
significant investments captured for the region since
2004 totalling £4 billion, securing some 4000 jobs. This
alone is worth more than £2 billion of Gross Value Added
to the region’s economy”.
More detailed information about the European Cluster
Excellence Initiative is available at:
www.cluster-excellence.eu
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The Power of the
Collaborative
Dr Stan Higgins looks at the future of industry clusters
Countries around the world are seeking to repair damaged economies by implementing
or further supporting industrial cluster initiatives, however in Britain such sector support
is oundering on the rocks of misguided innovation policies
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Effective industrial policy
really must take account of a
region’s industries with much
more developmental control
being given to local industrial
leadership.
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Many recent studies have conrmed the impact
of strong industrial clusters that deliver positive
benets to workers, individual companies, and
regions. It is now widely accepted that strong
localised industrial clusters foster innovation
and investment through deep knowledge and
understanding that passes between participating
organisations.
Cluster activities strengthen entrepreneurship by
initiating new enterprise and fostering greater
survival rates of new enterprises. In addition, cluster
activity brings about enhanced productivity, higher
income-levels, employment growth and in this way
they positively inuence regional economic
performance.
For too long in Britain we have had an over simplied
view of cluster management and its frameworks and
have failed to appreciate the real-world interactions
of company connections, transactions, and dealings.
Regional and national Government have not
understood how a cluster’s unique variations and
specialisations underpin productive local economies
giving rise to new innovations and jobs.
Elsewhere in the world industrial clusters have
become the key economic activity that provides
a timely view of what really matters in economic
aairs. In the UK, Government has mistakenly
suggested that such insight comes from Chambers
of Commerce.
This is possibly due to our misunderstanding of the
German system, where in fact it is the deeper sector
knowledge of cluster organisations that teases out
new innovations, new products, new processes and
new investment. Interestingly there are
200 accredited industrial cluster
organisations in Germany - and only
3 in the UK - therefore if we wish
to rebalance our economy this needs
to be rectied.
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Acceptance of the cluster approach results in more intimate interactions
between Government, academia and companies. This yields many more
practical insights that can help policymakers get their priorities right. As an
example, we in the UK might have avoided the problems associated with
the many misguided attempts with energy policy.
Through the practical advice from cluster industrial leadership, who after
all are people who have to actually manage these policy outcomes on a
day to day basis, a more practical strategic approach could have been
identied. We would have avoided the confusion and uncertainty that
has arisen through piecemeal introduction of regulations attempting to
tackle climate change issues. Industrialists would no doubt have insisted
on the need to consider all forms of power and energy transmission, not
just electricity.
Such industrial intimacy is probably a step too far for central
Government, as it would require more policy focus on
industrial regions and bring to the fore the inconsistent,
grainy, real-world dynamics of regional economies. This
is stu that does not appear in the incomplete, and often
incorrect world of national statistics.
Eective industrial policy really must take account of a region’s industries
with much more developmental control being given to local industrial
leadership. Elsewhere in the western world, Europe and the USA, cluster
support policies do indeed provide the vehicle for coordinating fragmented
policy oerings to improve eciency and bring local economic prosperity.
The key learning from more than 20 years of understanding of implementation
of cluster policies is ‘don’t try to create industrial clusters’.
Clusters can’t be created out of nothing and cluster initiatives should
only be attempted where perhaps signicant fragmented industrial
activity already exists. It is now accepted that the pre-existence of a
cluster means that an industry hotspot has passed the market test.
Evidence shows that eorts at wholesale invention are problematic
with selection issues, ineciency, failure and waste. This is why the
implementation of cluster policy through the Regional Development
Agencies (RDAs) went completely wrong in Britain.
Inexperienced public sector leaders thought that by announcing their
interest in the development or improvement of a new industrial sector,
this would automatically lead to economic development. This error
now needs to be rectied before the UK’s academically and centralised
approach to innovation and new technology development also
catapult’s us into many more dead ends.
You can use all the data you like to target interventions but you can’t
bring success to economic development - or rebalance the economy
toward manufacturing - without real industrial decision makers
leading the challenge, identifying the targets and
taking responsibility for the results.
The UK’s new approach through Local Enterprise
Partnerships is still largely a public sector driven
activity. There is growing evidence from the USA and
Germany that you get maximum impact by leveraging industrial,
cluster-relevant, pre-existing approaches, programs and initiatives.
Central Government can always justify country wide programmes
such as R&D credits, investment and skills support grants but equal or
increased value added impact actually arises from more specic local
cluster programmes and initiatives.
Take for example the current realisation that Teesside has become a
real and growing centre for renewable energy and industrial carbon
capture and storage. Huge new investments into renewable fuels,
waste to energy plants and biomass fuelled power stations has and
are taking place.
This growth in industrial activity is unlikely to have occurred without the
industrial leadership via NEPIC - and its industry thrust teams, North East
Bioresources & Renewables (NEBR) and Process Industry Carbon
Capture and Storage Initiative (PICCSI) - promoting nationally and
internationally the infrastructure and engineering capability of
Teesside.
Industrial cluster collaborations such as these are industry focused and
industry led. Much more would be achieved by utilising public sector
nancial support, and in eect following the very successful European
triple helix concept of industry, academia and industry working
together locally.
However, following the demise of the RDAs, many highly productive
cluster programmes in the UK fell by the wayside or are now so small
they are ineective.
In the UK, state level programmes and policies have since been be
installed and incomplete ideas such as Local Enterprise Partnerships
introduced. Many of these new concepts have been as much of a
hindrance to such new technology investments, as they have help.
Many outstanding projects are still struggling with the inexibility
and inconsistency of centralised Government policies.
A cluster-based approach to economic development is now the
globally dominant tactic in which the main issue for local, regional
and national government is to align industrial policy both vertically
and horizontally. A properly supported cluster program will enable
disconnected policy oerings of any one level of Government to be
translated into the regional needs of industry.
Where such an approach has been adopted monitors of cluster outcomes
say our competitors have reduced policy conict, redundancy, and
missed opportunities for synergy.
If we truly wish to rebalance our economy in the UK, Government
and local authorities must let the private sector lead and support their
collaborative eorts thought a proper industrial cluster policy.
It must be recognised that industrial clustering is a dynamic of the private
economy but vital to local public stakeholders. Such recognition should
result in appropriate private / public sector funding of cluster activities.
All cluster funding in the UK was cut with the closure of the RDAs and
ideas of centralised control polices and strategies for innovation
introduced.
Catapult Centres have been developed to drive innovation but these
now seem to look more towards their funders than the need of local
industry or sectors. Much inter-company discourse, sector intelligence
gathering and business prospecting has been lost. This situation needs
to be reversed.
As has been concluded in the USA about the future of that economy, the
UK would also benet from our Government investing strategically into
cluster-led economic development. Make this a central component of
economic development planning.
Investments should be strategically targeted to clusters of national
signicance and more localised industrial policies further enabled
to encourage more regional industrial collaboration.
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Plug into the Advantages
With a long history of engineering, process, healthcare and
manufacturing excellence, first-class infrastructure, a ready supply
chain and a skilled workforce, North East England has all the
ingredients that make the area a smart place to locate your business.
Established Process Industry Sector
• A world scale petrochemical location - contributing 58% of
UK petrochemicals
• Newcastle is one of six UK science cities in recognition of worldclass
strengths and a vanguard of drug discovery
• Home to one of the largest crackers in Europe owned by SABIC
producing ethylene, polypropylene and butadiene
• The region is one of the UK’s main centres for large pharma and
related supply chain, with a value of around £4bn and employing
172,000 people - and an ever growing presence in biotechnology
• Companies already operating in the region include Sabic, Fujifilm
Diosynth Biotechnologies, Huntsman Polyurethanes, MSD, Lotte
Chemicals UK, Aesica, Sembcorp Utilities, Procter & Gamble, Akzo
Nobel and GlaxoSmithKline.
• Co-location opportunities with suppliers and downstream
customers
• BP CATS pipeline brings 20% of the UK’s natural gas to Seal
Sands from the North Sea
• Over £750m of inward investment into Tees Valley over the past
3 years alone, including from world leading companies such as
SABIC, Hitachi, Mitsubishi, SSI, Ineos and Lotte
• Pharmaceutical and Healthcare industries in best of health with
more than £200m being invested in the region
• The North East is the last remaining net exporting region in
the UK.
Wide choice of Sites and Premises
• In the south of the region, three complexes with sites available,
serviced and non-serviced
• Sites include Wilton International site, owned by Sembcorp
Utilities the second largest petrochemical complex in Europe
• Many development sites across the region with Enterprise Zone
Status offering a combination of reduced taxes, simpler planning
rules and a package of financial incentives for investors
• Home to Newcastle Science Central - one of the most ambitious
regeneration projects in the UK’s - offering a hub for the scientific
growth of the city
First-class process and manufacturing infrastructure and utilities
• Available, affordable utility provision from steam and water to
power and nitrogen
• Reliable grid access
Location
Advantages
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The UK remains the number one location for European HQs with over 43% of new European HQ
investment projects coming to the UK - more than 3 times the number two location. The UK is a
proven gateway to the EU single market of over 500 million consumers and the fact the UK is not
land locked makes the UK an ideal location to serve the global market place. The world class
infrastructure and logistics capability available in the North East makes the region the number
one choice for process investment.
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{ • Two deep water ports, chemical shipping, road, rail and air
transport to UK and Europe
• Major bulk liquid storage and logistics facilities
• Steam available at various pressures
• Natural gas, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen - all readily
available
• Communal effluent treatment facilities receiving aqueous
waste from the main sites
• Two international airports serving over 60 global destinations
Low carbon technology developments
• Region has the expertise and potential to become a low
carbon economy
• From anaerobic digestion, heat waste and bioethanol,
through wind, hydrogen, enhanced oil recovery and
underground coal gasification
• First region in the UK to develop a case for Industrial
Carbon Capture & Storage
• Home to global players including Ensus, Air Products, SITA,
Sembcorp, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Five-Quarter
Support Services
• A full range of engineering design, construction and
maintenance companies
• Chemical consultancies specialising in all aspects of
the industry
• Wide range of security, fire, ambulance and safety services
Financial Incentives
• Main sites classified as European Union (EU)
“Objective 2” regional status
• Enhanced Capital Allowances available on
Enterprise Zone sites
• Companies able to apply for Regional Growth
fund grants
A Skilled and Trained Workforce
• Dedicated process and engineering training
facilities
• A skilled, affordable and loyal workforce, with one
of the lowest labour turnover rates in the country
• Five world-class universities producing
thousands of talented graduates each year
- with many choosing to stay. The region has
the highest retention rate outside of London
• In excess of 5,000 Students a year taking
engineering at local colleges
Supportive Regulatory Environment
• A favourable environment for planning and
operating consents
• Supportive local administration and regulatory
authorities
Comprehensive Business Support
• Lifelong investor support package
• Buoyant region receiving Government backing
and recognised as leading the way.
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Sectors
Base & Petrochemicals:
Terrific Teesside
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The region’s base and petrochemical cluster is one
of the foremost in Europe. It is a vibrant collaborative
community of companies with many global leaders
represented.
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Employers taking
ownership of skills
Vision - A partnership of employers
taking ownership of the skills needed to generate
innovation and growth in the science industries.
Traineeships
A pathway to an Apprenticeship
SMART Apprenticeships
A bespoke approach to developing talent
Workforce Development
Closing skills gaps/recognising competence
Industry Degrees
Shaping graduate skills and providing experience
Modular Masters Framework
Developing high level specialist skills
STEM Careers
Attracting young people into the science-industries
www.scienceindustrypartnership.com
Science Industry Partnership (SIP)
Sponsored by:
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The petrochemical industry, predominately based on Teesside,
stretches back over 170 years during which time there has been a
continuous stream of world leading products and processes. This legacy
and the continual business rejuvenation driven by innovation and
investment has cemented the region as a leading location for the
process industry.
Teesside is hot-wired into the North Sea for the supply of oil and gas
raw materials, whilst the port makes it a central point in the North
Sea basin, giving access to both the European and wider global
markets.
The sector feeds into benefits from other industries in the region.
Many of the plants are integrated though a network of pipelines
ensuring that the end product of one company becomes the raw
material of another.
Teesside’s Landscape
Teesside’s Petrochemical industry is concentrated across a
relatively small geographical area on both sides of the River Tees,
approximately 12 miles from west to east, with three main sites -
Wilton International, Billingham and Seal Sands/North Tees.
The 2,000 acre Wilton International site is one of the UK’s principle
manufacturing sites. Owned by Sembcorp Utilities, the site is home
to SABIC, Huntsman, Lotte Chemical UK, Ensus, Biffa, Invista, Yara, and
International Power GDF Suez. With a 60 year heritage and originally a
cornerstone of the ICI business, today 3,000 people work on the site
and some 50 companies, including suppliers of key maintenance
and engineering services.
The site has extensive existing infrastructure including power,
steam and water and underpinned by one of the largest crackers
in Europe. The cracker is owned by SABIC who produce ethylene,
polypropylene and butadiene. SABIC also operates an ethylene
liquefaction facility and recently opened the world’s largest low
density polyethylene plant.
The site is one of only a few in Western Europe with special
development status for heavy industrial use and in the last 15 years
more than £1.25 billion have been invested on new and updated
plant and equipment. Sitting alongside the Wilton International Site is
one of the largest research and development centres in Europe - the
Wilton Centre.
Billingham’s chemical heritage began in the 1920’s with the production
of ammonia, fertiliser and plastic by then owners ICI. Today chemical,
biotechnology and engineering companies continue to operate at the
multi-company Billingham Chemical Park and include GrowHow, Johnson
Matthey, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies and Frutarom.
Adjacent to this is the 62 acre Belasis Business Park - home to companies
such as Cambridge Research Biologics, ABB and Biochemica.
Situated in the mouth of the River Tees on recovered land from the
sea, an area of Seal Sands became an industrial park for the Chemical
Industry in the 1960’s. Operators here include Ineos, Fine Organics, BP
Cats, SABIC, Vertellus, ConocoPhillips, Vopak, Simon Storage, Harvest
Energy, Greenergy and Air Products will soon operate their two
plasma gasification waste to energy facilities.
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Additionally, Tracerco, part of Johnson Matthey Plc, has recently
expanded its operations in Billingham, investing £8.6million to
develop a new Measurement Technology Centre, a platform for
innovation that will support the companies growing measurement
instruments business.
Over at the North Tees site, Impetus are building a waste sorting
facility that will feed the Air Products waste-to-energy plant. Air
Products are also building a second plasma gasification waste to
energy facility.
Future proofing
The challenge for industry is to use new accessible resources in a
more sustainable way than in the past and to reduce any related
carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions to atmosphere
is paramount. NEPIC members are currently developing projects in
the areas of carbon capture and storage, CO2 utilisation, process
integration, underground coal gasification and shale gas development
to meet this challenge head on. See page 44 for full details.
The ConocoPhillips Ekofisk oil pipeline & BP Cat’s natural gas pipeline both
landfall here also - with 20 per cent of the UK’s natural gas is brought
in here before being transferred onto the national grid. Butane,
ethylene and condensate are also supplied to a number of customers
including Huntsman, Vopak and ConocoPhillips.
Other operators in the region include Huntsman, which has world
scale plants in polyurethanes and pigments; Growhow with the largest
fertiliser plant in the UK and Lotte Chemical UK, who manufacture PET -
a major component in plastic bottles.
Biffa Polymers also operate from the Wilton site, recycling a
significant proportion of UK milk bottles.
Investment activity
The past few years has seen a great deal of new activity and
investment in the chemical sector in Teesside with a number of
new plants and as well as investment in existing facilities. In total,
over the past three years alone Teesside has seen £750m of inward
investment.
In 2011, Lotte Chemical UK Ltd announced plans for a new
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) plant on the Wilton International
chemical complex. The 200 kte pa plant sits alongside its existing
150 ktpa PET Plant and is due to come on-line mid-2014.
SNF Oil and Gas - part of SNF Group, the world’s largest producer
of water soluble polymers - have invested £150 million in a new
polymer plant for the production of oil in Billingham. Furthermore,
SABIC are to build a new aromatics plant in Stockton alongside
existing its facilities at the Wilton International Site.
SITA UK and Sembcorp UK have announced plans for the development
of a new energy-from-waste facility at the Wilton International. The
contract, worth £1.18 billion over 30 years, will see the development
of a £200 million facility on Wilton International Site.
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Ineos Nitriles
Ineos Vinyls
Huntsman
Lotte Chemical UK
GrowHow
Air Products
SNF Oil & Gas
BOC – Linde
Petroplus
ConocoPhillips
BP Cats
Harvest Energy
Ensus
Greenergy
Banner Chemicals
Vopak
Simon Storage
Air Products
Impetus
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BOC supports a range of industries in the UK with industrial and
speciality gases, plus related equipment and know-how. The
company’s gases and expertise have contributed to advances
in many industries and aspects of everyday life, including
steelmaking, refining, chemical processing, clean energy,
wastewater treatment, welding and cutting, food processing and
distribution, glass production, electronics and healthcare. BOC
is a member of The Linde Group - a leading supplier of industrial
and speciality gases across the world.
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businesses in the North East and in particular the needs of the
Teesside process industry by supplying vital gases and local
expertise to ensure that BOC customers get the most out of
industrial gases and gas processes. BOC has built an extensive
presence across the North East which includes over 100 km of
pipelines supplying oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and argon.
BOC’s operations in Teesside represent the largest industrial gas
facility in the UK and one of the largest in Europe. BOC’s local
infrastructure, is a cornerstone for many companies operating
in the process industries.
BOC recognises that process efficiency, safety and environmental
compliance will remain fundamental issues for successful
operations in the process industry. Consequently BOC will
continue to deploy specialist knowledge in these key areas to
help achieve benefits for its customers. BOC is eager to help
develop new projects and is encouraged by a number of new
investment opportunities in the region particularly in the clean
energy sector.
Dr Dave Lockyer, Commercial Manager says that “BOC will
continue to work alongside NEPIC and other local bodies to
ensure that the region makes the most of these opportunities”.
BOC is part of The Linde Group which has global turnover of
more than €15.3 bn with operations in over 100 countries.
Since becoming part of The Linde Group in 2006, BOC’s UK
operations have benefited from investments and access to
new markets. Over £100m has been invested in new UK
facilities including air separation plants at Scunthorpe and
in Scotland, new acetylene production on Humberside and a
new hydrogen facility in Teesside. BOC is actively developing
clean energy opportunities across the globe. In Yorkshire, BOC
is one of the key consortium members in the proposed White
Rose Project which aims to demonstrate Carbon Capture and
Storage at large scale by capturing carbon dioxide emissions
from Drax Power Station using oxygen based technology.
In addition to industrial gases, BOC is building up a nationwide
service to provide a comprehensive range of safety products
and safety related workwear. This service builds on and
extends BOC’s long tradition in welding and cutting related
sectors. BOC is also rolling out a nationwide technical facilities
management offering whereby BOC technicians, based at the
host companies’ site, take over stock and inventory control to
yield impressive efficiency improvements.
BOC takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously and
encourages environmental awareness in others. In conjunction
with NEPIC, BOC are proud to sponsor annual environmental
awards for schools and businesses from across the region. Dr
Dave Lockyer, commented that “the BOC-NEPIC Environmental
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Speciality Chemicals: A Sector
Reliant on Formulation Expertise
Formulation expertise can be key to success in the
many sub sectors of the speciality chemical sector. So
much so that the UK is developing proposals to create
a centre of excellence in formulation, a capability that is
likely to be available to industry in North East England.
The question is, is this a sensible idea given the complexity
and variety in formulated applications and products?
Formulation science and skills remain challenges for the
chemical industry and their consumer facing customers in
food & drink, cosmetics, paints and coatings, engineering
chemicals, oilfield chemicals etc.
Some in the industry believe that formulation is so
important to the sector that a UK Centre of Excellence
needs to be developed to focus on the science and
technologies involved.
There are many jobs for scientists and technicians in
formulation departments at major companies such as
Proctor and Gamble, Unilever, Akzo Nobel/Sikkens Paints
and L’Oreal, and also in the many speciality chemical
companies and contract manufacturers that supply
these consumer giants.
However, despite this being a vital business activity, there
is a lack of academic training courses at universities and
colleges to develop formulation techniques and skills. As
a result formulation scientists are most often self-taught
or learn on the job.
Many of the chemicals the consumer comes into contact
with are contained within formulated products. These
often have many compounds present that have been
created by chemical reactions but chemical reactions
are rarely involved in creating the formulation itself.
Even so, many aspects of chemical science are involved;
surface chemistry, particle size and size distribution,
colour measurements, viscosity, hardness, softness,
elasticity, concentration, optical clarity and many other
measurable properties can be important to a formulated
product.
In addition physical, chemical, thermodynamic and
kinetic measurements can also be important but some
of the chemical and product testing may be less well
scientifically defined or may even be product specific.
Measurements of shelf life, odour, weather resistance,
allergenic properties, feel and texture, colour shading
are amongst those used to qualify the product for use.
Indeed, for some products companies really do employ
people with a ‘nose’ or an ‘eye’ to approve final quality
and product release for the customer.
Manufacturing of formulated products usually involves
mixing chemical compounds, many of which can be
naturally occurring, but in most cases the materials do
not chemically react. Some physical characteristics of the
materials can change and formulation chemists will use
physical measurements to define the properties required.
Some of the test methods used can be product specific
often developed and performed only in-house or specifically
for a product specific transaction between a customer and
supplier. Sometimes special instrumentation is invented to
standardise these observation and techniques for a single
product.
By way of example, mixtures with characteristics
defined by their application are commonplace. A solid
pharmaceutical may become part of a liquid cream to
allow its application on the skin; the concentration of the
pharmaceutical will be important but also the viscosity
that enables easy and even application.
There has been much work to understand the science
of formulation and to develop underlying scientific
principles. Modelling techniques have also been applied
to try to predict performance properties.
However, in many instances formulation remains more art
than science and the art may be being applied to a too
diverse a range of industrial and consumer applications to
enable new platform techniques to be developed. Perhaps
the subject should be broken down into its component
parts and specialist centres developed for product specific
areas?
Furthermore, industrial participation in such centres of
excellence does have its own difficulty, and in the case of
formulation many companies are very protective of their
particular recipes and heavily protect this Intellectual
property (IP). Indeed, in many cases the IP can be too
difficult or simple to patent and use other techniques
to protect their position.
As a subject, formulation chemistry may turn out to be
too complex a landscape mixed up to fit a Centre of
Excellence approach to satisfy the needs of industry.
However such an initiative should at least bring a focus
to the importance of formulation to the chemical
industry as whole.
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Pharmaceuticals: Is this
an industry on the turn?
Asks NEPIC CEO Dr Stan Higgins
Since the Industrial revolution all industries
have relied on market growth. However, due
to increasing knowledge development and the
continuous roll-out of technological competency
all industries have since felt the impact of the
economic “hockey stick”.
After many years of high growth, greater competition
and new market entrants always results in the need
for greater efficiencies. This often translates itself into
lower levels of employment and proper returns for
investors despite increasing sales.
In some instances the sales do decline and a complete
overhaul, displacement or replacement of an industry
does occur. Monitoring the pharmaceutical industry
and its issues leads me to believe that we are on the
cusp of one of these ‘hockey stick’ moments for what
has been one of the best performing industrial sectors
of the last century.
Recognising the value chain
Dominated by ‘Big Pharma’ this industrial sector is
currently undergoing significant transformation. This
is occurring for several reasons, some of which have
their roots in the mistrust of science and engineering
in the population at large.
There have been several instances of bad practice,
misleading information and poor science that have
taken place and discussed in the public domain,
fuelled in an environment where the press can also be
both accused of scare mongering as well as being the
information pathway for most consumers.
There is no doubt that this has resulted in a
massive increase in the regulated monitoring of
manufacturing, logistical, research and doctor
- patient practices, together with an increase in
scientifically difficult questions over the efficacy,
safety and cost of drugs.
The impact of this intense scrutiny is that more
uncertainty has been created in what has traditionally
been considered a stable and highly profitable business
sector. As a consequence a radical change in the industry
may be occurring with the search for new ‘blockbuster’
drugs becoming too expensive and unpredictable and
a new industry emerging that focuses on ‘personalised
medicine’.
Returning to our ‘hockey stick’ model, a typical finding
for most ageing industries is that they go through a
period of mergers to achieve economies of scale. The
Pharmaceutical Industry underwent this part of its
lifecycle from the mid-1980s.
The late 1990’s was a time when the Pharmaceutical
CEO did little else but listen to his M&A consultants
to find out which acquisition would enable size and
product pipeline growth, especially if manufacturing
consolidation could be identified and operational
costs reduced.
However, some would argue that since the new
millennium began, the financial market and its
investors have failed to recognise where value is
created in this sector, focussing more and more on
R&D performance rather than the whole industry
value chain.
Investor prospectuses at this time focused on little else
but the company new product pipeline. Unfortunately
R&D performance of the pharmaceutical industry over
the last 12 years has become something of a nightmare
for the sector despite so much of the industry’s cash
being poured into the research portfolio.
A pipeline blockage
In order to disguise the performance and placate
the financial markets there is a lot of unhelpful R&D
hype about technologies such as ‘high throughput
screening’, new drugs from ‘biotechnology’ and the
‘genome’.
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Their protagonists suggested that these technologies would boost both
speed of new product introduction as well as the number and efficacy
of new drugs that reach the market. With hindsight the industry data
shows that nothing could be further from the truth.
In 1996, when straightforward medicinal chemistry dominated the R&D
labs of the major companies, over 50 new chemical entities entered the
pharmaceutical market from the R&D pipeline. This now looks like it
was a golden era for the industry - with only 12 new products being
approved in 2012. Some of us close to the sector could see this coming.
In 2004 in an article entitled “Going to Work on a Drug” in Chemistry
World I was able to predict this under resourced over hyping and we
could already see the decline in R&D output.
This poor R&D performance is verging on a disaster for many large
pharmaceutical companies that have built business strategies based
on profits from bringing new products to market.
We have already seen the impact this has had in the UK with a fall in R&D
capability such as the withdrawal of Pfizer research almost completely
from the UK and the repositioning, both literally and metaphorically, of
the Astra Zeneca Research base to Cambridge.
The current business model of Pharmaceutical companies relies too
heavily on the need to get new products into existing and new markets
as rapidly as possible in order to maximise the benefit from a limited
patent life. This also brings huge financial pressure to bear on R&D
departments.
The higher profits made on new products are currently justified by the
huge development costs. The UK’s ABPI has estimated that bringing
a new drug to market can exceed $800m per drug. Unfortunately,
excellence in science has not been enough to be successful, as most
potential new drugs have failed due their inability to climb the higher
regulatory barriers put in place by those that oversee public health.
Strategic overhaul
Cleary, focusing on an industry strategy that relies on innovation alone
is not working for the Pharmaceutical Industry. Competitive strategy
guru Michael Porter of Harvard University, US, said that “innovation is the
central issue in economic prosperity.”
Unfortunately, the results achieved in recent years by an R&D strategic
focus by the pharmaceutical industry sounds more like Thomas
Edison, who famously said: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000
ways that won’t work.
” The Pharmaceutical industry needs some radical new thinking about
value creation rather than frittering value away on underproductive
research projects.”
One commentator, PWC, has concluded that: “A number of recent
product recalls, despite quality assurance processes and regulatory
requirements, have led many consumers to believe that pharmaceutical
manufacturers have lost sight of their original vision of improving
human health and are more interested in increasing profits. In the
absence of trust, the public may demand an alternative business model
which may impose unacceptable controls and operating restrictions.”
To further exasperate the Pharmaceutical Industry’s business aims,
the public perceive that the companies in the sector are cash rich. This
is partly because the cost of healthcare is confused with the cost of
pharmaceuticals.
The market visibility of ‘Big Pharma’ and the billion dollar numbers
used to describe those companies gives the health care providers all
the ammunition they need to be aggressive in demanding lower
prices for drugs. Drug pricing has also been impacted by Globalisation
where information technology has reduced the ability to achieve
significant price differentiation in key markets.
Furthermore, initiatives to improve health in poorer countries, such as
‘Drugs for Africa’, have also had a negative impact on pricing. Clearly
it is more and more difficult for Pharmaceutical companies to control
regional pricing, especially when drugs can now be sourced and
competitively priced on the internet.
This is making more and more companies realise that manufacturing
efficiency and better control of operating costs has a bigger role to
play in their strategic plans.
A strategic approach that really drives the whole value chain, built
around the rigorous monitoring and compliance needs that the public
has effectively forced into place, should lead to more patient centric
innovation in all areas of the Pharmaceutical business.
This is easy to say but much harder to implement, particularly in very
big corporations, there again we all know what happened to the
Titanic when it failed to change course.
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000
ways that won’t work.
The Pharmaceutical industry needs
some radical new thinking about value
creation rather than frittering value away on
underproductive research projects.
“
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With this deal Labtex has expanded its product offering to the wider scientific
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items listed and massive stocks we can provide fast quotations and delivery on
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Sectors
Industrial Biotechnology:
Potential Turns to Reality
in the North East
Leading environmental thinkers are beginning
to see that Industrial Biotechnology could, by
2015, be making a significant contribution to
the low carbon economy - and be a £12bn
industry.
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Here in the UK, a report published in 2013 by
environmentalist Jonathon Porritt estimates that
the Industrial Biotechnology (IB) global market will
grow to between £159 billion and £360 billion by
2025 - with impacts in sectors such as agriculture,
forestry, healthcare and the wider manufacturing
sectors.
This report highlights the fact that financial frameworks
need to change to encourage investors to look beyond
the biofuels era, into new materials and process for existing
products. Porrit has also joined others in pointing out
that entrepreneurial SMEs are being starved of capital
investment support.
IB is a young industry and there are still barriers to meeting
its full potential, but a big part of overcoming those barriers
is to ensure that IB, in all its many manifestations, meets the
highest possible sustainability standards.
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The framework for IB is being better supported in the
USA than in the EU. The US spending is nearly 10 times
more on biotech research and development. The ogre
that was the food vs. fuel argument has it seems also
tainted other biotechnology areas.
As an industry IB has to accept that this controversy, that
was in the opinion of many wrongly associated with
such technologies (where campaigners have argued
that energy crops crowd out agricultural production
and can cross-pollinate with food crops)
has not gone away.
In his report, Porritt determines that companies
working in the sector must work to build up trust, and
advises that environmental benefits alongside business
successes need to be promoted.
When people talk about the Green
Economy, they usually limit themselves
to energy efficiency, renewable energy
and waste management.
Industry must however prevent adverse impacts on
food security, affordability and the risk of gene transfer.
Porritt said in a statement: “When people talk about
the Green Economy, they usually limit themselves
to energy efficiency, renewable energy and waste
management. But IB could have an equally dramatic
impact, if it’s done well”.
Building a real industry
While many talk about IB here in the North East of
England we are getting on with the task of building and
expanding the industrial biotechnology industry as part
of the chemical sector. Many of this region’s biggest
recent investments have been built under our IB banner.
NEPIC has supported this real industrial development
activity through its North East Bioresources & Renewables
(NEBR) team and includes products and energy form
biomaterials and also societal waste. Projects include
advanced gasification such as that that is being built by
Air Products, and bioenergy production at the Wilton
10 Wood Fired Power Station, built and operated by
Sembcorp UK.
We also have Europe’s biggest grain based Bioethanol
Plant operated by Ensus, as well as one of the biggest
bio-diesel units operated by Harvest Energy.
Northumbrian Water also now operates two of Europe’s
biggest sewage sludge based Anaerobic Digestion
units, generating electricity for export to the grid.
One of the World’s largest investments into
biopharmaceuticals plant and laboratories is operated
here by FujiFilm Diosynth, and such pharmaceutical
biotechnology interests are also supported locally
by ThermoFisher’s equipment and process media
manufacturing unit. It is also our region that
manufactures all the edible proteins used by Quorn.
The North East of England also has new biotechnology
product projects that are under development into
bioplastics and resins with Plaxica and others, as well
as live investment opportunities into pyrolysis and
fractionation with Pyreco and Novapangea. The region
is also a perfect location for getting biogas into the
National Grid - as this is where much of the UKs natural
gas comes on shore so the distribution infrastructure
starts here.
We are working on emerging technologies with
entrepreneurial companies such as Solrec and
Godvari to name but a few. All of this is backed
up by the Centre for Process Innovation’s (CPI)
National Industrial Biotechnology Facility and the
UK’s CATAPULT Innovation Centre for the Process
Industries. Clearly, NEPIC have been allowing the
others do the talking while we get on and we make
things happen.
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BEAUTIFUL BIORESOURCES
& RENEWABLES
By the end of 2013 the United Kingdom had risen to 4th position in
the league table of the World’s most attractive renewable energy
markets - and the North East of England is at the forefront.
Boosting strong positions in all phases of the invention,
innovation, development, engineering and operations
supply chain, the region has long had a vision of being
an internationally significant hub for bioresources and
renewables.
The region possesses process industry businesses that are
continuously improving their operations; large companies investing
in new bio and waste based technologies and SMEs developing new
technology and investing in production plant.
This is coupled with engineering consulting businesses that design
and build plants both in the region and across the world; nationally
and internationally significant innovation facilities for industrial
biotechnology, anaerobic reactions and high temperature processes
and a strong university research base.
It is these such facilities, teamed with outstanding utilities and
infrastructure and an extremely strong skills base, that ensure North East
England is a key location for all aspects of the development of a lower
carbon economy, greener and more sustainable chemicals, energy and
processing sector.
Renewable Fuels in the North East
The North East of England has seen significant levels of investment
activity in recent years in the fields of renewable fuels. This has been
driven by the co-location of a large-scale petrochemical industry and
an extensive agricultural hinterland.
Biofuels Corporation started up a 250,000 tonne/year biodiesel plant in
2006 and today, this asset is operated by Harvest Energy who are now
investing in terminal and forecourt infrastructure.
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In December 2010, Harvest Energy announced a ten year deal to remain
on Teesside. In three years, Harvest Energy has moved ‘upstream’ from
a buyer to a manufacturer of biodiesel. The company will make and sell
Biodiesel from the Seal Sands plant and also supply its own operation at
Grangemouth.
Ensus Group operates a 400 million litre bioethanol plant at Wilton,
the largest wheat based biorefinery in Europe. Bioethanol is extensively
used for petrol substitution and blending. The refinery also produces a
high protein DDGS animal feed, a high-protein ingredient for cattle, pig
and poultry diets and liquid carbon dioxide for the food, beverage and
horticultural industries.
City deal
The City Deal will boost the process industries on Teesside, supporting
the creation of 3,500 jobs and unlocking £28 million of private sector
investment. It will see the Tees Valley become a global pioneer in carbon
capture and storage, with a business model that will not only see
investment in the area but also reduce industrial carbon emissions
(see page 44).
£28m of private sector investment will see the development of an
innovative waste heat network, where waste heat from Tees Valley’s
industries will be used to heat businesses, homes, hospitals and local
authority buildings. This will see a saving of 10 -15% on businesses’
energy bills, and reduce carbon emissions even further.
Investment activity
There are a significant number of potential investment projects across
a number of sectors and technologies, some of which are advanced
technology. These technologies include advanced gasification, bioenergy,
pyrolysis, fractionation, Bio-synthetic natural gas (BioSNG), anaerobic
digestion, industrial biotechnology and carbon capture and storage.
These projects are in addition to existing low carbon projects already
operational in North East England, including the production of renewable
fuels, electricity, biopolymers, biopharmaceuticals, recycling of polymer
for food packaging and Mitsibushi manufacturing a key component
for electric car batteries in support of the Nissan supply chain. Earlier in
the year, Nissan opened a new £200m battery plant at Sunderland in
support of the LEAF electric vehicle.
We continue to see the construction of Air Products waste gasification
facility with the complex set to enter commercial operation in 2014, but
with the first batch of new recruits already underway including senior
engineering roles, plant operation, maintenance and administrative
positions. It is hoped Air Products will select Tees Valley also for its
second such plant.
Emerald Biogas has announced the completion of its new £8m
anaerobic digestion (AD) plant, and the first facility of its type in the
region to begin operating. Based in Newton Aycliffe, the AD plant will
generate enough energy to power 2,000 homes each year.
Nova Pangaea Technologies have announced that construction of a
2 tonne/hour (green) demonstration plant at Wilton will commence
during 2014. Their staged, progressive, physical and thermo-chemical
process enables a complete fractionation of lignocellulosic materials
into their constituent parts.
The Wilton 11 Project - a consortium involving Sembcorp, SITA and
ITOCHU Corporation - is now working towards financial close. The
project, turning household waste from Merseyside Recycling Waste
Authority (MRWA) into green energy at Sembcorp Wilton clears the
way for 225 jobs to be created on Teesside and 25 on Merseyside.
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The City Deal will boost the
process industries on Teesside,
supporting the creation of 3,500
jobs and unlocking £28 million of
private sector investment. It will
see the Tees Valley become a
global pioneer in carbon capture
and storage, with a business model
that will not only see investment in
the area but also reduce industrial
carbon emissions.
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Earthly Energy commenced construction of their AD plant at Riverside
Park in March 2013 and swiftly followed that by announcing planning
permission was approved for a second facility at Wilton.
Future developments
In addition to the above activity, there have been a number of
grants awarded to low carbon projects. They include Five-Quarter a
pioneering, clean energy company, based in Newcastle, specialising in
the infrastructure and processes needed for the extraction and use of
unconventional gas from rocks deep below the North Sea which could
provide gas feedstocks for the North East’s chemicals industry cluster,
as well as low carbon electricity and transport fuels.
NET Power will use carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology to
ensure its large-scale facility produces zero-emission energy, and they
have chosen Teesside as their home. NET Power burns fuel in pure
oxygen instead of air and uses CO2 (all captured) as a working fluid
instead of steam to produce electricity.
Furthermore, linked to funding although not exclusive to bioresources/
low carbon economy, the Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill allows
the Government to provide expenditure and liabilities on financial
assistance of up to £50bn in support of infrastructure investment.
Infrastructure investment is seen as a way of encouraging growth in the
UK economy.
The company has made significant progress to date having built and
are now successfully operating the demonstration plant at Wilton. In
addition, they have advanced their transformational low cost lactic
acid technology to the point where they are on the verge of building
a second demonstration plant for this process.
NEPIC, in conjunction with National Grid and Centrica has commissioned
a feasibility study to review the use of Bio-SNG (Substitute Natural Gas)
delivered via the gas grid as a way to decarbonise road transport and
heat.
The key advantages of Bio-SNG are: the ability to convert both woody
biomass and wastes into fungible Bio-SNG; the utilisation of the existing gas
grid, which allows highly efficient transfer of energy from the Bio-SNG
plant to the consumer; and finally the use of efficient heating appliances
such as condensing boilers.
In terms of taking forward a UK demonstration project, the Study
indicates that Teesside is a highly attractive location because of its
chemical industry, ability to utilise waste heat and co-products and
extensive high pressure gas grid.
The Sembcorp Biomass Power Station, also referred to as ‘Wilton 10’
began commercial operations in October 2007 and boasts the title
of the United Kingdom’s first ever large scale wood to energy power
facility. The £64m plant was a major step forward in the production of
biomass-generated renewable energy in the UK. Producing 35 MW
of electricity - enough to power a small town - it consumes ~300,000
tonnes a year of sustainable wood as its fuel.
In addition to Wilton 10, Sembcorp UK has announced a joint venture
with SITA UK to build a 35MW green power plant at the Wilton site.
Wilton 11, believed to be worth around £200m, will divert 400,000 tonnes
of non-hazardous office and household waste a year from landfill.
Commercial operations could start by 2015.
SITA UK has commenced building work on a new energy from waste
facility at Haverton Hill on Teesside. SITA are building the plant on behalf
of the South Tyne and Wear Waste Management Partnership as part of a
long term contract to treat 190,000 tonnes of non-recycled waste each
year from 284,000 households. The facility will use a high-tech burning
process to convert waste into energy once it is fully operational in 2014.
MGT Power is an independent British company focused on large scale
biomass projects that use sustainable forestry as fuel supply. The Tees
Renewable Energy Plant is a proposed 300MW biomass power station
that will burn woodchip to generate electricity for the equivalent of
600,000 homes, 24 hours a day.
The station will help to meet the UK’s renewable energy target of 20%
by 2020, accounting for around 5.5% of the renewables target. It will
save about 1.2 million tonnes of CO2 per year. MGT Power also has a
proposed REP at Tyneside of a similar capacity to that proposed for
Teesside.
Gaia Power has been established to develop, build, own and operate
recycled wood biomass generation projects in the UK. They plans
to build a number of plants throughout the UK with the first Site
earmarked on the Billingham Reach Industrial Estate with a 50MW
output.
Furthermore, Dalkia is operating a £40 Million plant burning 120,000
tonnes of waste wood in County Durham. Designed to be fuelled on
locally sourced used wood, the plant generates 18MWe of renewable
electricity.
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Technology developments
High temperature processes such as pyrolysis and gasification are
referred to as advanced technologies. Pyrolysis (thermal decomposition
of biomass in the absence of air) produces a pyrolysis oil which can
serve as a fuel source, but also a charcoal like material called bio-char
which can be crushed and dug into the soil to improve soil fertility.
It reduces nitrous oxide emissions and assist with water retention
whilst keeping the carbon long term within the soil because the
bio-char is largely resistant to decomposition. Gasification is a
process that converts biomass materials at high temperature, into
a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, known as synthesis
or syngas. The syngas can be used to synthesise longer chain
hydrocarbons using technology such as Fischer Tropsch. Potential
products are diesel, alcohols or jet fuel in the form of biokerosene.
New, lower carbon, feedstock is vital for the long term success of the
Process Industries both in the UK and in global areas experiencing
difficulties with traditional petrochemical derived feedstock.
NEPIC together with a number of manufacturing units across the
Tees Valley have sought to outline the position of the Chemical
Industry in the Tees Valley in respect of its current dependence on
fossil based feedstocks, and what potential opportunities exist in
transferring some of this fossil dependence to renewable sources.
Some of the critical issues identified include the cost of energy,
efficiency of production, competitive and sustainable feedstocks
and the impact of carbon (taxation).
The North East region has a number of companies interested in
generating syngas from renewable raw materials and as such,
there are opportunities for collaborative development.
Plaxica, a London and Wilton based technology and licensing
company founded in 2008 are focusing on the production of next
generation biopolymers and platform chemicals from renewable
resources.
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The UK is experiencing a decline in oil and gas production from the
North Sea - the primary source of raw materials for UK industry and
energy production. The country is building a reliance on imported oil
and gas, which means it has less control of process prices and security
of supply despite investment in renewable energy.
However, new technologies are being applied to the country’s own
extensive carbon resources that are in the form of coal and shale gas
- both of which are abundant across the middle portion of the British
Isles.
These huge UK reserves lay across the UK continental shelf and the
British Geological Society report that as much as 3,000 billion tonnes
are present - and possibly up to 23,000 billion tonnes of coal plus more
than 13,000 trillion cubic feet of shale gas could be present.
This represents many times all the energy that has ever been used by the
UK since the Industrial Revolution. Even if we assume the UK continental
shelf has only 3,000 billion tonnes of coal, the lowest estimated amount,
and dismiss shale gas estimates, this equates to 3,000 years of energy at
current annual UK energy usage.
Access to concentrated sources of carbon are essential to the
UK energy market, energy intensive industries and the chemistry
based process industries.
he entire chemical industry supply chain can be drawn extending from natural
carbon resources - with even the inorganic chemical industry needing both
energy and carbon based speciality chemicals to bring its products to the consumer. T
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The use of modern technologies such as underground coal gasification
technologies to access such reserves can provide energy and feedstocks
that will lead to a significant rejuvenation and competitiveness of the UK
chemical industry - as has been shown by the impact of shale gas in the
US.
The challenge for industry is to use these new accessible resources in a
more sustainable way than in the past and to reduce any related carbon
dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions to atmosphere.
NEPIC members are currently developing projects in the areas of carbon
capture, CO2 utilisation, underground coal gasification and shale gas to
meet this challenge head on.
Carbon, Capture & Storage
Carbon Capture and Storage provides a carbon emissions reduction
solution for both the region’s power and industrial needs. The technology,
comprising of the capture, transportation and long-term storage of CO2
will both safeguard existing industries and enable growth.
As an energy intensive sector, we are very aware of our responsibilities to
mitigate the impact of our processes on the environment - not least via
CO2 emissions and in addition are increasingly exposed to carbon costs
under the European Emissions Trading Schemes. Such costs represent a
major challenge to competitiveness and will limit the investment in new
assets as well as the upgrade of existing ones.
NEPIC has been working with the Process Industry Carbon Capture
and Storage Initiative (PICCSI) and Tees Valley Unlimited to lobby
regional and UK Government for many years - developing a case
for the UK’s first Carbon Capture and Storage network based purely
around industrial emissions.
In late 2013 Government announced its support. Since then Pale Blue
Dot Energy, a company with extensive experience developing CCS
projects, has been awarded the contract to build this business case.
During the 12 months, July 2014 -15, the project will be moved forward
through engineering design and scoping studies. The intention is to
build a compelling case as to how the carbon will be captured from an
initial four industrial plants on Teesside; transported & stored for the
foreseeable future. These developments are a significant step forward
in our ambitions to create a low carbon industrial cluster in Tees Valley.
How will Carbon Capture, Storage and Usage help with climate
change?
When linked to manufacturing and energy production processes that
will in future utilise unconventional gas developments, underground
coal gasification, gas from rocks and shale gas, as described elsewhere
in this article, capturing the co-produced CO2 will ensure that the
majority of carbon used will be trapped within the downstream
products or securely stored long term with the potential for later use.
This outcome will effectively decarbonise industrial and energy
emissions, which advocates of climate change believe, over the long
term, perhaps 100 years, is an essential part of bringing about a
reduction of CO2 in the atmosphere.
Solar
Wind
Hydro -
electric
Electrolysis
O2
Fuel
Cells
H2O
Storage
H2
H2
Supply & Distribution
Network Transport
&
Machines
Hydrogen
Economy
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CO2 Utilisation
As well as making the region an even
more attractive, and sustainable place to
invest, such a system also offers growing
opportunities for collected CO2. The potential
for Enhanced Oil Recovery in the North Sea
- a technique for increasing the amount of
crude oil that can be extracted - has been
well documented. We have also witnessed
expanding use of CO2 in the food and
agricultural industries. CCS makes sure
these are still sustainable options.
Other industrial CO2 utilisation growth areas
are also possible. Polycarbonate materials made
using industrial CO2 are increasingly being used
in batteries - particularity in the electric vehicle
market - and also as non-shattering plastics
in spectacle lenses. Bayer is manufacturing
Polyurethane foams from CO2 previously
emitted by its plants in Germany Furthermore,
promising research and development is taking
place in the production of genetic algae and
new catalysts to manufacture fuels from CO2.
Unconventional Gas Developments
Despite the Industrial Revolution, 75 per cent
of the UK’s onshore coal reserves still remain
underground - with much more under the
North Sea. Some have estimated that only
2 billion tonnes has been extracted to date.
New technology allows coal to be gasified
deep underground and brought to surface
as ‘Unconventional Gas’.
Sources of unconventional gas (shale, coal
and tight gas) offer a secure and potentially
competitive feedstock (raw material), as well
as energy itself, at a time when supplies from
the North Sea are in decline. Development of
unconventional gas will improve the business
case for investment in and the development
of UK chemical capacity.
Underground gasification of coal is not new, but
the latest directional drilling technology is seen
as key to the economic and safe extraction of
these reserves. In fact in the Durham coalfields
in the UK, within the NEPIC footprint, still
contain 2 billion tonnes of coal reserves. This
represents more energy than the UK has ever
received from extracting its deposits of North
Sea gas over the last 50 years.
Underground Coal Gasification
There is increasing recognition that amongst
the process industry’s major challenges is the
need to ensure raw materials supply. Indeed, one
can argue that although commodity chemicals
can be shipped around the world, and they are
in increasing volumes, it is more economically
sound to ship higher value products.
This of course is a major issue for most chemical
exporting countries, as they will see North
American exported goods becoming more
and more competitive. Could a similar change
of fortune occur in the UK and particularly
Teesside? It appears that there are significant
and real opportunities.
Gas from Rocks
Newcastle based company Five-Quarter
has recently been given licences by the UK
Government to drill for and extract gas from
coal reserves under the sea off the coast of
North East England.
Five-Quarter has pioneered revolutionary new
technology that combines high-tech mining
to degas multi-layers of course rocks from
under the sea. However, unlike fracking - where
chemicals are injected to produce a syngas - Five
Quarter’s Deep Gas Winning™ technology uses
water and steam.
Using a sophisticated process, Five-Quarter will
drill into coal seams and inject the boreholes
with oxygen and steam.
CO2
CO2
Partial Combustion
of Coal Seam
Coal Ash
Injected Air
Recovered Gases
Power Plant
Waste CO
Separation
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Air Injection
Water Table
Saturated Rock
(Aquifer)
Warm Water Rising
Possibly Carrying Contaminants
The Underground
Coal Gasification
(UCG) Process
It is for this reason that much chemical
production has followed the sources of its key
raw materials, particularly towards the oil and
gas fields of the Middle East.
This is an industry that is totally reliant on a
source of carbon both for energy and its main
raw material. Growing problems with raw
materials supply and rising prices, linked to
the carbon based energy market, continues
to put considerable strain on the industry
globally.
However, once again this represents a huge
opportunity for companies based in North
East England. In recent times, the UK has
imported a significant proportion of its
energy requirements in the form of natural
gas, liquefied natural gas or oil.
In the USA however, there has been a big
push to reduce that economy’s dependency
on imported energy. Huge investments have
resulted in a glut of shale gas and the USA’s
chemical industry is beginning to see energy
costs reduce - and reduce significantly.
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A reaction occurs and creating a syngas comprising hydrogen and
carbon monoxide - along with methane and carbon dioxide. The gas
is then transported to an onshore gas processing facility, treated,
purified and piped directly to the chemical industry on Teesside.
Shale gas exploitation
Shale gas, a natural gas that trapped within shale rock formations, has
become an increasingly important energy source across the world.
In 2000, shale gas provided only 1% of United States natural gas
production. However, by 2010 this figure had increased to 20%
and the US Government predicts that it will further rise to a staggering
46%.
Across the world other shale gas resources are beginning to be
exploited, and the UK has seen some limited activity. The main band
of shale in the UK lies broadly north of the Midlands - across Yorkshire,
Lancashire, south of Teesside and Cumbria.
A few isolated pockets of extractable shale gas are expected to be
found across the North East region of England. All of these resources are
close to the Chemical Industry of Teesside where industrial quantities
of the gas can be utilised and with industrial CCS in a way which does
not add to global warming.
Impact on energy costs and security of supply
The combination of these new technologies to unlock the vast
What is a syngas?
Syngas, or synthetic gas, is a fuel gas mixture consisting
primarily of hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and very often
some carbon dioxide. Its name comes from its use in creating
synthetic natural gas and for producing ammonia or methanol -
and has less than half the energy density of natural gas.
The syngas is gasified - a process that converts the gas into
carbon monoxide, hydrogen and carbon dioxide by reacting
the material at high temperatures with a controlled amount of
oxygen or steam - and turned into electricity. Syngas can also be
used as an intermediate in producing synthetic petroleum for
use as a fuel or lubricant.
untapped reserves of UK gas have the potential of being a real game
changer for the UK. They offer security of supply for multi millennia
whilst the potential impact on energy prices has been clearly
demonstrated in the US where shale gas is six times lower than in Asia
which has led to a marked difference in the cost of Ethylene ($316/ton
vs $1,717/ton).
A sustainable Hydrogen hub of the future
Hydrogen is the ultimate low carbon energy source and hydrogen
production technologies and infrastructures will a play a significant
role in meeting the ambitious climate and energy policy goals of
the UK Government. Both hydrogen and the fuel cell technology to
use it in energy applications have made promising progress towards
technical and commercial maturity.
NEPIC is a founding partner in the newly formed Tees Valley and
North East Hydrogen Partnership that has been set up to develop
a Northeast Hydrogen Strategy, which in turn can build a long term
sustainable Hydrogen economy.
Transport applications represent a significant development currently
foreseen, whilst use as a large scale energy storage vector is increasingly
relevant to the gas and electricity sectors. Particularly in North East
England the development of a zero emissions manufacturing base is
a unique opportunity for the UK.
Hydrogen will play a major part in decarbonising the UK transport
sector as it’s anticipated that by 2050 a significant proportion of UK
cars will be Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.
Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle have recently met technical targets
for commercialisation and in the UK, Transport for London is now
operating 8 hydrogen buses and 15 hydrogen fuelled taxis, which
have been in operation since the 2012 London Olympics. Further to
this, Aberdeen will soon be operating 10 hydrogen fuel cell buses.
This is a new commercial sector with high growth potential and the
Tees Valley and North East Hydrogen Partnership believes it is well
positioned to build a business case - not only in transport - but in a
wider economy.
As a region we have historically been responsible for producing
50 per cent of the UK’s hydrogen supply, using the gas as chemical
intermediate and see we can readily expand its competences and
become a key UK centre for emerging energy applications.
Clearly, hydrogen is a versatile energy carrier that can interlink a wide
range of energy sources and end uses. Its production can be courtesy
of fossil fuel, biomass, electricity and North East England has large
underground salt cavern storage capability for Hydrogen, coupled
with an existing gas distribution and storage network on Teesside.
The region is also ideally placed to exploit use of offshore wind power
to make hydrogen by electrolysis an emerging energy technology
from the proposed world scale Dogger Bank wind farms and any
forthcoming local hydrogen from syngas production.
It is this, coupled with existing transport sector supply chain manufacturers
and specific knowledge and research base, which lead to the rationale
to create the Partnership to develop a regional strategy and action plan
to maximise this potential.
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BUILDING SUCCESS FOR THE ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
The Engineering Construction Industry’s most valuable asset is its people.
They design, construct, maintain, renew and dismantle the UK’s strategically
important industrial infrastructure. For the most part they work in safety critical
environments and are highly mobile; moving from project to project, site to site,
working for many different customers and employers. It is therefore essential that
these individuals are competent. It is also essential that their competence is
properly recognised and validated. They need to be highly skilled and have the
knowledge and understanding required to carry our toles effectively, efficiently
and safely, ensuring a high level of productivity is achieved. Clients, Contractors,
Governments and the general public need to have confidence in their abilities
whether they are Chartered Engineers or Apprentices. The industry also needs to
attract individuals to come and forge careers in the many disciplines available.
The ECITB Skills and Training Charter gives Clients the opportunity to commit to
the skills development of their contractor workforce by signing a pledge that will
ensure the competence of that workforce now and for the future.
GOALS OF THE CHARTER
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COMMITMENT
We will:
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In return for this commitment the ECITB will promote the signatory’s training
and development processes as being socially responsible, committed to
developing the skills of the industry and improving the local and national
economies as a result.
To help develop a more extensive pool of skilled and competent individuals
that will design, project manage, build and service engineering construction
projects now and in the future.
To give opportunities to school leavers and adults to obtain engineering
construction knowledge, skills and qualifications that will be of long term
value to them and the industry throughout their career.
To develop and create an improved industry culture of training, and
developing the workforce for the future and addressing succession.
Promote the signatory of the Charter as a positive force for skills
development within the industry.
Encourage our contractors to invest in training and development activities
for their workforce to build capacity and capability and ensure projects are
completed on time and to budget.
Ensure training and development opportunities are made available to
contractors for Apprentices, Graduate Trainees and other individuals, to ensure
the pool of skilled and competent individuals is maintained and increased.
Provide workplace qualification assessment opportunities, where operational
constraints allow, ensuring the occupational competence of the contractors
workforce is validated and recognised.
For information contact the North East office on 01642 777 719 or visit www.ecitb.org.uk
Incredible
Infrastructure
North East England has world class infrastructure for the
process industry. All aspects of the infrastructure are
privately owned and always commercially competitive.
Whatever the sector capacity and capability, North East
England is the location to help develop your business in
the UK and Europe.
PORTS
The region has two substantial ports, one at Teesside, the
UK’s 2nd biggest port in tonnage terms, which is 70%
occupied with the bulk handling of process industry
products. On Tyneside, the other major port facility, there is
are also passenger ferry services to the continent of Europe.
Both these ports have direct links to the UKs rail and road
network and have portside land available for development.
On Teesside, PD Ports is the high performing specialist
ports business oering a wide variety of supply chain
services to improve customers’ international product
and material movements. Its business is in both bulks
and unitised logistics. PD Logistics also oers warehousing
and distribution services throughout the UK.
The Port of Tyne operates an all weather, deep sea, deep
berth port, which is accessible to 83% of the world’s
largest vessels. With ve business areas; conventional
and bulk cargoes, logistics, car terminals, cruise and
ferries and estates.
There are excellent rail freight facilities with both EWS and
Freightliner operating modern rolling stock. They have
connections to all parts of the UK and Europe via the
Channel Tunnel. EWS is the prime mover of heavy freight
in Tees Valley and partners with PD Ports to operate their
Tees Yard rail hub.
Teesport also has a hub for its intermodal maritime
movements. Freightliner operates its own rail freight
terminal and provides trunk rail services between key ports
and inland rail freight interchanges within the UK including
a daily direct service.
There are two main motorway arteries in the region
connecting us with the rest of the UK and Europe: the
A19 and the A1.
ROAD & RAIL
There are several large road transport eets with vehicles
and trained sta servicing the process sector. PD Ports and
The Port of Tyne are haulage operators along with several
large independents, such as Prestons of Potto, Imperial
Tankers and Stillers alongside multinationals like Hoya,
Bulkhaul & TDG.
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AIRPORTS
Industry here benets from the services of two
excellent regional airports with short connections to
major international hubs such as London, Heathrow,
Schipol, Gatwick and Paris Charles de Galle. Newcastle
International is the North East’s largest airport, handling
over ve million passengers a year. The airport boasts a
choice of over 85 destinations worldwide, including
long-haul scheduled services to Dubai from Newcastle.
Durham Tees Valley Airport is one of Europe’s fastest
growing freight airports with a very competitive oering.
It can accommodate large ad hoc charter ights and has no
slot constraints, excellent year round weather and ecient
handling accommodate large ad hoc charter ights and
has no slot constraints, excellent year round weather and
ecient handling operations. It has International Passenger
Flight Connections via Schipol and other European Hubs.
BULK STORAGE
Bulk storage facilities are available for a wide range of
products. Gas, bulk liquid and solids can all be stored
and managed. The Bulk facilities on Teesside are world
class. For example Vopak Terminal Teesside Limited is
one of a network of 4 UK and 79 worldwide terminals,
run by global market leader in bulk liquid storage;
Royal Vopak of Rotterdam.
The Teesside terminal, conveniently situated for
shipping, at the mouth of the River Tees at Seal Sands,
is one of the largest dedicated bulk liquid chemical and
fuel blending facilities in the UK, with a capacity of
287,000m3 of bulk liquid storage in 168 tanks.
Simon Storage is also an international operator with
a total capacity in excess of 1 million m3. They have
extensive operations in the region with two terminals
on the Tees estuary and one on the Tyne, together
providing over 340,000m3 of storage in support of
local industries.
LARGE SCALE COAL, GAS, BIOMASS
AND WASTE HANDLING
Bulk storage facilities are available for a wide range of
products. Gas, bulk liquid and solids can all be stored
and managed.
The Bulk facilities on Teesside are world class. For
example Vopak Terminal Teesside Limited is one of a
network of 4 UK and 79 worldwide terminals, run by
global market leader in bulk liquid storage; Royal Vopak
of Rotterdam.
The Teesside terminal, conveniently situated for
shipping, at the mouth of the River Tees at Seal Sands,
is one of the largest dedicated bulk liquid chemical
and fuel blending facilities in the UK, with a capacity
of 287,000m3 of bulk liquid storage in 168 tanks.
Simon Storage is also an international operator with
a total capacity in excess of 1 million m3.
They have extensive operations in the region with two
terminals on the Tees estuary and one on the Tyne,
together providing over 340,000m3 of storage in
support of local industries.
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CARBON CAPTURE & STORAGE
The close proximity of the North Sea oil and gas elds, and
further geological studies, show that this region is where
facilities for undersea carbon capture and storage can
be developed. NEPICs process industry carbon capture
and storage initiative (PICCSI) is a leading collaborative
forum aiming to ensure that the facilities, when built, will
enable the carbon dioxide released from industry can
to be captured by the system as well as that at from
energy producing facilities. This aims to reduce the risk
of high carbon taxes on the sector in future.
UTILITIES - WATER & EFFLUENT
The North East has signicant infrastructure for industrial
water supply and euent treatment. One of Europe’s largest
man-made lakes, Keilder Water in Northumberland, was
created to supply water to the industry of North East
England. Substantial resources are still available for new
developments. In addition there is signicant provision for
industrial water treatment.
Both supply and treatment facilities, which are key to
many industrial processes, are operated and provided by
Northumbrian Water, who can deliver a complete range
of water and euent management services to industrial
and commercial customers, including analytical services
and bespoke treatment solutions. It operates world class
large scale euent treatment facilities for Industry at
Brand Sands on Teesside.
UTILITIES - CHEMICAL PARK
Sembcorp UK is a dynamic, innovative and responsive
industrial utilities and services company based in North East
England. It is owned by the Singapore based Sembcorp
Industries Group, which provides centralised utilities, energy
and water to industrial and other customers. It’s Utilities and
Services business owns and markets much of the available
development land on the internationally renowned 2,000
acre Wilton International site. It works closely with NEPIC
to bring investment and jobs to the region.
Sembcorp supplies steam and electrical power, but also
water and industrial gas - to chemical companies and
other customers including international chemical
manufacturers SABIC, INVISTA, Huntsman, Artenius,
Ensus, Bia - each operating high-quality, multi-million
pound plant assets.
Continues...
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Release
the potential
Middlesbrough College
Supporting Your
Training Needs
Middlesbrough College has over 40 years’ experience in
providing valuable and relevant training to support the
Process Industry and to ensure your workforce have the skills
they need to make a di erence within your business.
Our delivery team are specialists in their  eld, recruited from
a wide range of industry backgrounds and include; Research
Materials Scientist, Chemical Engineer, Process Engineer,
Manufacturing Consultant, Electrical Development Engineer,
Production Engineer, Quality Control Inspector, Control
Engineer, Production Manager, Project Engineer, Operations
Supervisor and many more.
At Middlesbrough College we provide full and part time
vocational and academic programmes in a range of
disciplines that include, but are not limited to, Electrical and
Electronics Engineering, Instrumentation and Control, Plant
and Process Operations, Laboratory Science, Performing
Engineering Operations, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering
Construction.
Our Engineering and Science facilities are designed to
support industry in the delivery of a range of programmes
including Traineeships, Technical Certi cation,
Apprenticeships, HNC/HND, Workforce training and
up-skilling.
We also deliver bespoke training tailored to your requirements.
Tel: 01642 333700
Web: www.mbro.ac.uk
STEM £12 million Science Technology
Engineering and Maths (STEM)
Centre Opening in 2015.
Will include a fully operational
processing plant.
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BOC - Linde is internationally renowned for the delivery
of value-added solutions based on the supply of gases. In
Teesside BOC operates one of the world’s largest industrial
gas pipeline grids supplying hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen
and argon to leading companies and has expansion
capabilities to supply the complete range of gases
throughout North East England.
TRAINING & SKILLS – GRADUATES
The North East of England has ve campus based
universities (Durham University, Newcastle University,
Northumbria University, the University of Sunderland,
Teesside University) and plus the Open University in the
North. These universities are an important resource, and
partner, to the process Industry and have many technology,
engineering and science departments underpinning
the sector that are rated 5 stars in their research and
teaching capabilities.
These excellent universities have combined income in
excess of £1 billion, approximately 13% of which was
derived from research grants and contracts. They employ
over 23,000 sta and educate ~120,000 students of which
over 20,000 are International. In a year they will award
over 37,000 qualications, including 2,370 First Class
Honours Degrees and 680 Doctorates. Typically in a year
they will produce over 20,000 graduates.
In a typical year these Universities will have substantial
interactions with Industry including 1,700 research
contracts, 18,000 consultancy contracts, provide 275
facilities and equipment-related services, make 42 new
patent applications, grant 26 non-software licences,
initiate 26 Spin-os which are still active and surviving
three years, and see over 100 of their graduates start-up
new businesses.
TRAINING & SKILLS – APPRENTICES
With 20 Higher Further Education Colleges (HEC’s) there is excellent provision
for technical and commercial apprenticeships. There are also a number of
specialist training organisations that focus on the needs of the process
sector. One college and a specialist provider are featured here.
In UK national school and college performance tables Newcastle College has
been ranked as the best performing general FE College for 16-18 year olds in
England for the second consecutive year. They oer a wide range of full time
16-18 provision, including A- levels, Diplomas, National Diplomas and the
International Baccalaureate programme.
Apprenticeship programmes are a combination of assessment in the
workplace and college-based learning and can be tailored to the specic
needs of organisation, ensuring the course focuses on the needs of the
business.
The TTE Technical Training Group is a ‘Group Training Association’ and a leading
provider of technical training and consultancy services to the engineering,
process and oil & gas sectors. Its technical training programmes range from
longer-term advanced apprenticeships and technician development
programmes at HNC and Graduate level to a wide range of short courses
and client specic skills development programmes.
These are delivered in training centres or on the clients own facilities, and oer
industry-led accredited ‘hands on’ practical training alongside formal
technical qualications, delivered both on and o-the-job.
UTILITIES - INDUSTRIAL GAS
The region has several internationally renowned Innovation
centres two of which are particularly relevant to the process
sector. The Centre for Process Innovation - CPI, is based at
the Wilton Centre near Redcar is a technology innovation
centre that uses market knowledge and technology
understanding to develop and prototype products and
processes quickly and eciently with minimal risk to its
public and private sector partners. It has commercial
open access scale up facilities.
SCALE-UP & INNOVATION FACILITES
...continued.
Wilton Power Station, the main Utilities asset, is a 194MW
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant capable of
producing up to 600 tonnes of steam an hour. The
associated Water Treatment Plant supplies up to 2,000
cubic metres of demineralised water an hour (making it
the largest demineralised water facility in the UK).
The company also manages cable and pipework
distribution systems for electricity, steam, compressed air,
nitrogen and water. Signicant investment into green
technology saw the company open the UK’s rst large
scale ‘wood to energy’ plant - the Sembcorp Biomass
Power Station - to enhance its operations. The plant,
which is carbon neutral by virtue of its use of totally
sustainable sources of wood and, can make enough
electricity to power a small town, came on line in 2007.
New technologies to unlock the vast untapped reserves
of UK gas have the potential to provide competitive
advantage in energy sipply and costs (see pages 46 - 49).
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The Centre for Process Innovation is the UK’s national technology and innovation centre
to serve and support the process manufacturing industries. We are chosen by key industry
leaders and SMEs to develop, prove, prototype and scale up the next generation of
products and processes.
We provide product and process development
services in; Industrial Biotechnology and
Biorefining, Formulation and Flexible
Manufacturing, Printable Electronics and
Biologics, with the aim of creating less waste,
cleaner, more efficient and more economic
products and processes.
By utilising our proven assets and expertise,
we enable companies to take their products
and processes to market faster. We can fine
tune processes for higher yields, reduced
manufacturing time, increased quality and
performance.
www.uk-cpi.com | info@uk-cpi.com | 01642 455 340
For more information on our services, contact us:
Ò £54m of open access assets in Printable
Electronics and Industrial Biotechnology
Ò Product and Process Development
Ò Prototyping, Demonstration and Scale Up
Ò Pilot Production
Ò Feedstock and Materials Investigation
Ò Manufacturability, Process Modelling and
Simulation
Ò Economic Evaluation, Life Cycle Analysis
and Process Economics
Ò Identification and Engagement of Key
Collaborators
Ò Commercialisation Support
Ò ISO 9001
Industrial Biotechnology Printable Electronics
and Biorefining
Formulation and
Flexible Manufacturing Biologics
From innovation to commercialisation
The Centre for
Process Innovation
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Supply Chain:
Underpinning a sector
A very large and extensive supply
chain supports the Process Industry
in North East England.
The key strengths of North East supply chain companies is
their long term competency and knowledge, combined
with a real understanding of the chemical industry’s
needs.
As a true supply chain cluster, NEPIC actively engages
with the entire value chain in order to help drive the
regional economy, and more recently has seen an
increased desire from the major manufacturing companies
within the region to spend more of their budgets locally.
In this scenario the value of information becomes even
more critical. The ability to acquire it, process and
contextualise the information and then to apply it, will
determine an individual company’s chance of being
successful and enhancing their position within the
supply chain. The principle characteristic of the sector’s
supply chain is predominately SME’s.
Engineering excellence
The region has long been recognised for its excellence
in engineering. This excellence continues to this day with
engineers from this region working across the world in
the construction, process, oil and gas industries.
The broad capability is demonstrated by the number of
North East-based small, medium and large engineering
companies that are involved in the design, construction
and commissioning of major process industry projects
and shutdown - and includes companies such as ABB
Engineering Services, Aker Kvaerner, AMEC, WorleyParsons
Europe, Foster Wheeler Energy, Doosan Babcock, K Home
International, Baker Mallett, Stopford Engineering and
Parsons Brinkerho.
Companies involved in minor capital works, turnarounds,
maintenance and some specialist services inc Altec
Engineering, Balfour Beatty Engineering Services, Carillion
PME, Costain Energy & Process, Cordell Group, Entec UK,
Redhall Engineering, Faithful+Gould, Lorien Engineering
Solutions, Hertel and TAS Engineering.
There are many others providing specialist disciplines
such as fabrication, machining, cranage, scaolding,
none destructive testing, leak sealing, facilities
management, QS and legal advice. There are also
a number of agencies who provide engineering
manpower e.g. Solutions Recruitment, Wolviston
Management, Kelly Engineering Resources and NRG
Group.
Engineering related companies form almost 20 % of NEPIC
membership. Regionally there are some 2,810 engineering
and architectural rms who together employ 13,385
people. Furthermore, Stockton-on-Tees has been sighted
as housing the highest concentration of such businesses
in Europe.
Enabling growth
In line with the Cluster’s strategy we manage several
business support products to help SMEs grow. The Cluster
has secured a Regional Growth Funding to mentor 400
SMEs in this region into new business within the process
sector.
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The Business Acceleration for SMEs programme has
enabled NEPIC to increase the interaction between process
industry companies and their local supply chain such that
since April 2012 over 350 SMEs have engaged and some
460 new jobs created. Further details on pages 75 - 77.
Similarly NEPIC created a programme to mentor 120 SMEs
to improve their carbon eciency and to accredit their
sustainability credentials. This project will enable some of
SMEs supply chain data to be available to Tier 1 companies,
who since 2013, are expected to have a mandatory
requirement to supply their carbon footprints on an
annual basis. See pages 60 - 61.
To further encourage SMEs in North East England to
Export, NEPIC has also collaborated with the North East
Chamber of Commerce and RTC North to create a jointly
owned subsidiary company Go Global Limited.
Go Global now manage the contract to deliver the UK
Trade & Investment (UKTI), Government funded, support
products and programme for all business sectors in their
region. The UKTI business support products, to help grow
international trade, are aimed at supporting individual
SMEs to grow their exports and along with supporting
the Cluster and its members with Trade Missions to new
markets. More information on pages 66 - 67.
Industrial Clusters cannot be sustained nor grow without
the support of an extensive local supply chain. This has
become ever more important due to the customer focus
strategies of many companies that has led to the outsourcing
of many support activities formerly undertaken
in-house. This is particularly true in the chemistry using
process industries.
The Cluster Leadership Team believe that the promotion of
the capability of these supply chain companies as crucial to
its ability to attract investment to the region.
Supply Chain Companies:
- Analytical & Measurement Science
- Chemical Engineering
- Control Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Process Engineering
- Project Engineering
- Construction Engineering
- Maintenance Engineering
- Toolmakers
- Business & Site Security
- Safety Management
- Disaster & Business Recovery Management
- Engineering Equipment Suppliers
- Laboratory Equipment Suppliers
- Business Performance Improvement Consultants
- Legal Firms
- Management & Strategy Consultants
- Process Development
- Publicity & Marketing
- Accountancy
- Publishers & Printers
- Purchasing Companies
- Recruitment Companies
- Research Institutions
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Lockton is the world’s largest, privately owned insurance
broker and risk management adviser, employing around 4,000
associates and placing in excess of £10 billion in premiums
on behalf of our clients. Our size and expertise ensures we
enjoy significant influence with the world’s largest insurance
companies and we have used this to create an exclusive
insurance facility for NEPIC members.
Background
Working closely with Stan Higgins and the team at NEPIC,
we have set up an agreement with six of the world’s largest
insurance companies to give NEPIC members a “better deal”.
These insurers have been carefully selected on a number of
criteria including:
• Financial standing
• Having a real appetite, knowledge and expertise in all
the market sectors that NEPIC members operate in
• The ability to provide cover for all types of organisation
from small local businesses to large global multi-nationals
with complex insurance needs
• Market leading service and specialist risk management
resource
• A real commitment to North East companies, through
local offices
It is important to note that although we put together a panel of
six insurers we are not restricted to this. Lockton will still source
quotes from other insurers and we will only ever recommend
what is best for your business.
What is a “Better Deal” - The benefits of being part of
the NEPIC Insurance scheme:
• Guaranteed premium savings - The insurers on the
NEPIC members’ panel have all agreed to guarantee
savings on existing premium spend of at least 10%
although we anticipate this to be greater in most cases.
• Broader cover - Being part of the NEPIC Insurance
scheme will allow companies to secure enhanced/
superior cover.
This will be tailored to each individual businesses needs but is
likely to include:
• Higher Limits of Indemnity as standard, which in addition
to giving better protection, will help when tendering for
contracts
• Broader policy cover giving your business better protection
• Market Leading Risk Management Support - Again this
would be tailored to individual needs and is available to
companies of all sizes (SME to Global Multinational) on
risk management issues including but not limited to -
Health & Safety, Business Continuity Planning and Motor
Fleet Risk Management. Much of this can be accessed
free of charge.
• Enhanced Claims Support - We hope you never have to
use this but buying insurance through the Lockton/NEPIC
facility will ensure you have access to major loss claims
specialists and market leading crisis management support.
Being part of a larger group of companies will also ensure
your claim is handled by insurers in a sympathetic manner,
ensuring losses are recovered/ claims settled with minimal
disruption to your operation.
Gaining long term benefits
The insurers that we are working with have bought into a
simple concept. Essentially, they see a NEPIC membership of
630+ companies that they would like to insure, and they will
offer members a better deal to achieve this. Over time though,
the success of the facility will depend on how many members
support it. The more members who place their insurance
through the facility, the better it gets in terms of price, cover
and additional services. We can deliver this in the short term
but we need members support to make it work in the long
term.
To this end please do engage with us and let’s discuss how we
can help support your business and what benefits we can bring.
We will be in touch with you in the hope of establishing how best
we can take this forward. Alternatively please feel free to contact
us using the details provided below:
NEPIC Insurance Scheme
In conjunction with Lockton
Guaranteed Minimum Saving Of
10% Plus Broader Cover & Market
Leading Risk Management Support
Lockton Companies LLP
Michael Farrell, Partner
michael.farrell@uk.lockton.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 261 3070
or visit www.nepic.co.uk/members/insurance.asp
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ENERGY PROCUREMENT AND MANAGEMENT
Account Care: We’ll look after your energy requirements and
make sure you get a great deal from your supplier. We’ll also look
at your energy bills, your existing meters, and the data held by
your energy supplier to make sure that every detail is correct.
Account Care can be priced on a fixed term or use a variety of
portfolio pricing options. You can make your business energy
carbon neutral by carbon offsetting your business gas and
electricity usage through Utilitywise.
ENERGY MONITORING AND CONTROL SERVICES
Edd:e: Hook Edd:e up to a distribution board and this advanced
energy monitoring system will monitor every circuit, providing
you with an in-depth understanding of your energy usage.
Energy Health Check: We’ll analyse your business energy usage
with our custom software and compare it against a national
database of similar properties and businesses.
Utility Insight: A reporting platform that analyses the data from
your smart meter and helps you interpret it, so that you can make
significant energy savings.
ENERGY REDUCTION SERVICES
Energy Audit: A full review of your site, conducted by teams of
qualified and accredited energy surveyors. The Energy Audit will
help you begin to make practical changes to your business that
will really reduce your energy consumption.
Ecofit: Our Ecofit team can fit a range of energy saving devices
and equipment into industrial and commercial properties. These
include voltage optimisation, lighting, insulation, control and
on-site power generation.
Financing for Energy Saving Products: We can provide financing
options to help you make energy saving changes to your business.
Outsourced Energy Manager: If you have nobody on staff
dedicated to energy management, we can supply the necessary
expertise on a part-time outsourced contract. We come to your
site and work to help you understand your energy use.
CARBON MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Carbon Footprinting: We’ll calculate your business’ carbon
footprint by analysing a host of factors including your energy use
and transport use.
Carbon Management Programmes: Designed to help you
manage your carbon emissions with the production of a carbon
plan.
LEGISLATIVE COMPLIANCE SERVICES
Air Conditioning Inspections: If your air conditioning system
has a rated output above 12kW, you need an Air Conditioning
(AC) Inspection.
Climate Change Agreements: We can help you enter into a
Carbon Change Agreement (CCA), which can help you reduce
your Climate Change Levy.
Display Energy Certificates: Display Energy Certificates (DECs) are
required for all buildings frequently visited by the public over 1,000m².
Energy Performance Certificates: Energy Performance
Certificates (EPCs) are required for all commercial properties
when constructed, rented or sold.
European Union Emissions Trading Scheme: We can help you
deal with this complex legislation.
Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme:
We offer CRC training and a compliance audit.
WATER SERVICES
Water Audit: Businesses in this sector are often heavy users of
water our water audit surveys how water is being used and what
can be done to reduce consumption.
Water Bill Audit: This is a detailed analysis of your bill to see if
what you are being charged is correct and if any rebate can be
extracted from your water company.
NEPIC & Utilitywise
Energy Partnership
With the help of the Utilitywise NEPIC Partnership you can gain control
of your energy spend and reduce your energy consumption
Call 0191 425 4799 to discuss how the partnership could save
you energy and reduce your carbon footprint.
Or visit www.nepic.co.uk/members/utility_wise.asp
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The NEPIC Buying Group allows sustainable cost saving across
19 expenditure categories. As most companies do not have the
time or expertise to optimise their procurement processes for
many day to day overhead items, NEPIC has teamed up with
Expense Reduction specialists J6 to create a buying group for
our members.
Benefits to NEPIC members
• Improving the bottom line with sustainable cost savings
• Buying more efficiently
• Reducing waste
• Buying more locally
• Lowering your carbon footprint
• Improving spend control
• Supporting your supply chain
• Lower prices and rates using J6’s £500m aggregated
buying power
A simple and effective scheme with no catches
• No up-front costs or on-going fees
• One-stop service covering 19 expense categories
• Sustainable savings, not just short-term results
• Local procurement where possible
• Fees paid out of banked savings
19 Expense Categories
Air Travel (long haul), Catering & Vending, Cleaning & Janitorial
Materials, Cleaning Services, Computer Consumables,
Document Management/Storage/Shredding, Delivery and
Courier Services, Freight & Import Costs, Computer Hardware
& Software, Marketing/Promotions, Office Machines, Office
Stationery, Packaging Materials, Pension Schemes, Printing
& Forms, Telecoms (landline, mobile, data), Transport, Vehicle
Costs, Waste Disposal
About J6
• Local company - we understand the region’s priorities and we
support the local economy
• Trusted to deliver - we have over 15 years’ experience in
delivering practical, sustainable savings
• Practical people - we are easy to work with and we deliver
results by getting buy-in to new ideas
• Market knowledge - we understand tariffs, suppliers, seasonal
changes and best practice
• Skills and resources - our specialists know their categories
inside-out to deliver exceptional results and savings strategies
• Buying power - our £500 million aggregated buying power
helps our clients to punch above their weight
• Unique e-procurement technology - to help streamline
buying processes
• Quarterly reports - with suggestive corrective action to
achieve further cost and efficiency savings
• Support buy-local strategies - using local suppliers
where appropriate
• Savings sustainability - our market price tracker programme
ensures continual future savings
• Objective view - we are never influenced by politics, vested
interests and historical preferences
• Pedigree - our client list includes many large and small
organisations who trust J6 to deliver continual savings
J6 is trusted by hundreds of organisations. Our clients include:
Esh Group, East Coast Rail, Newsquest, Courtaulds, Blacks
Leisure, Eversheds, DWF Solicitors, City Electrical Factors and
many other larger and smaller organisations.
Find out more - for a free no-obligation audit, please contact
Elie at J6 as by calling 0845 130 3012 or email elie@j6ltd.com
Visit our unique e-procurement site to save on office stationery
and computer consumables. Visit our unique e-procurement
site developed by J6 to enable you to order office supplies,
stationery and computer consumables online at continually
competitive prices.
Go to www.mintprice.com/intro-nepic.
NEPIC Buying Group
In Partnership with J6
Four Cost Reduction Schemes
Exclusive to NEPIC Members
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And it is precisely this type of work, via our Business
Acceleration for SMEs (BASME) programme, which has
resulted in some 300 SMEs gaining over £40m of new
business in the last 24 months, whilst also creating some
400 jobs. However, few realise that similar work is also being
carried out for larger corporations too. By way of example
we work with organisations that are setting up or thinking
of moving into the region; have a new product to sell, or
simply need to raise their profile in the sector.
NEPIC Market Studies Create
New Sales Opportunities
Since our inception ten years ago, we have been
mentoring members into new business opportunities
through advertising and promotion.
n more recent years this work has developed into formal, direct
mentoring of companies. Such new business is achieved by
helping companies to identify new customers; understand markets
for new products and services or to simply revamp marketing and sales
approaches.
I
These are all circumstances where companies have
commissioned us to perform a Customer Centric Market
Review.
So what is a Customer Centric Market Review or CCMR?
A CCMR involves our team reviewing your company’s sales
presentations, promotional literature and web profile in a
‘Dragon’s Den’ format.
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the fi rst year’s
rent for NEPIC
members.
We all give presentations to potential customers but rarely get
feedback about the customer experience or the message that has been
heard. Our feedback alleviates this issue providing revealing and valuable
information that will enable you to reformat your approach.
Once we are agreed that the market and sales propositions are correctly
targeted - and customer centric actions identified - the data collected
during the review process is then analysed, tested against a potential
new customer list and a customer prioritised marketing strategy
developed.
Energy management organisation, Utilitywise, commissioned the
Cluster to undertake one such review. Speaking of the review’s success,
Darren Sutherland of Utilitywise said:
“Mentoring of our service by NEPIC has helped our company to grow
from an SME to a stock market listed company, employing 1200 people.
The NEPIC team are great people, with real industry knowledge and
experience of the Process Sector.
Darren continued:
“They have identified many new customers for us. They are easy to work
with and they tell you it exactly as it is; where you might get success and
perhaps just as importantly, where you might be wasting your time.”
“Some of the findings during these studies have been remarkable” said
NEPIC CEO, Dr Stan Higgins.
“Working from out of date customer lists. Selling a service that
isn’t mentioned within websites or literature. Failing to address the
prerequisites for selling into the highly regulated process sector.
“In another example we worked with a company who had tried, through
their normal sales team, to access key industry personnel without success.
All these issues and much more can and have been resolved by NEPIC’s
Customer Centric Market Review”.
Duncan Commack of HFL said of the service:
“Getting the NEPIC team to critique our presentation offered some
great ideas. It was clear that the advice offered was very practical and
customer focussed which was very helpful with the client introductions”.
To date every company that has undertaken a NEPIC market review
has gone onto commission us to take their project to the next stage,
which based on customer engagement. Based upon the newly agreed
priority, potential customer listing we arrange actual, new customer
introductions via in a number of effective formats.
For more details about how build your sales in the process
sector via our Customer Centric Market Review service
contact NEPIC on 01642 442 560.
Getting the NEPIC team to critique our
presentation offered some great ideas. It
was clear that the advice offered was very
practical and customer focussed, which was
very helpful with the client introductions.
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When it comes
to exporting
we’ll help get
you started
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the government organisation that
helps UK-based companies succeed in the global marketplace
and assist overseas companies to invest in the UK economy. North
East exports in excess of £11.5 billion in goods and services annually.
With products and services specifically designed for companies new
to export and those experienced in international trade, our regionally
based International Trade Advisers are ready to help your business
access the wealth of knowledge and experience of the 2,000 UKTI
employees based in the UK, and over 150 overseas offices in 100
markets.
To find out how UKTI can help
you contact our International
Trade hotline on: 0845 0505054
or enquiries@uktinortheast.org.uk
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Investing in Your Future
European Regional
Development Fund 2007-13
oday, internationalisation is a key driver for cluster organisations
across the world. As a mature industrial cluster NEPIC’s
internationalisation strategy has led to close collaborations in
India, Brazil, China and the European Union (EU) - and have brought
significant benefit to the region and its companies.
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NEPIC has participated in several EU Cluster
development programmes, as well as numerous
ERDF and FP7 benchmarking and delivery
programmes both inside and outside of the EU.
North East England benefits from a strong
network of clusters and sector focused business
support organisations. However, the degree of
internationalisation of these networks and their
members differs greatly.
An ERDF funded programme to develop international
trade through sector engagement has enabled NEPIC
to take a leading role in assisting in the development
of clusters in adjacent local industries to boost
international trade within the region.
Internationalising cluster activity brings significant
benefit to companies looking to develop trade within
key markets as they:
• deliver more business opportunities
• offer quicker market access
• de-risk trade activities
• provide the right in-country technical and
industry support.
In order to grow trade opportunities for North East
businesses, the programme has been working with
the organisations detailed below and engaged with
each specific sector to identify key export markets,
develop sector specific trade strategies and establish
international partnerships.
Developing trade opportunities
through sector networks
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Sector Organisation Website
Defence & Marine NDI www.ndi.org
Digital, Design & Creative Digital Union www.digiunion.co.uk/export
Energy & Renewables NOF Energy www.nofenergy.co.uk
Food & Drink Taste Club www.tasteclubhq.com
Knowledge Intensive Businesses Construction Excellence NE www.cene.org.uk
Future activity will include:
• sector focused market events and workshops
• inward and outward trade missions
• promotion of business opportunities
• sharing of best practice and sector intelligence
• building supply chain connectivity.
To find out how your company can engage in this activity, please contact either Tony Sarginson on 07885 807 801
or email tony.sarginson@nepic.co.uk or Marion Schooler on 07885 807 803 or email marion.schooler@nepic.co.uk.
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Professional, Responsible Services
For the past 2 and half years the Cluster has coordinated
the EU’s Low Carbon Industrial Manufacturing Parks
project (LOCIMAP), which was devised as a response to the
challenge of low-cost energy economies.
LOCIMAP brings together a 14 strong consortium of
chemical and energy intensive manufacturers and
production sites across the EU; resources and consulting
companies; the business school INSEAD; and Europe’s
chemicals site promotion group, ECSPP.
The projects aim was to identify the practical paths which
Europe can take to grow a revitalised low carbon industrial
base – and ultimately keep Europe competitive. A major
objective was to achieve much closer integration in
manufacturing complexes so they can operate at increased
efficiency both of energy and material use, and with lower
emissions.
The recently announced EU research and Innovation
programme Horizon 2020 with its establishment of
programmes such as SPIRE - Sustainable Process Industry
through Resource & Energy Efficiency - shows that LOCIMAP
was far sighted when it was initiated in looking at this cross
sectorial dimension.
To-date we have hosted numerous best practice
benchmarking workshops - with the most recent, and
possibly the biggest, being held at BAYERS’ Leverkusen
complex on the enormous Chempark Industrial Park.
The LOCIMAP team have collected information from across
the EU - including Spain, Finland, Denmark, UK, Poland and
Germany - and we are now working up as series of white
papers to identify the issues and the ways forward.
Key conclusions so far are that Industrial Symbiosis is a key
approach that really can give dramatic improvements in
energy use and emission reduction. LOCIMAP analysis shows
that if we could make this happen we could easily meet the
2050 targets with current technologies.
However, this would mean enormous reinvestment - but
there are significant opportunities going begging - the Paper,
Steel and Chemicals sectors could do more to seek symbiosis
and here on Teesside, with a steelworks next to a chemical
complex, some of this approach could be developed first.
Other spin offs for NEPIC have included a much closer link
with partners in Europe to allow us to understand and engage
with EU programmes, especially Horizon 2020. It is really
important for UK companies to utilise Horizon 2020. To-date UK
universities have been carrying the British participation flag
but the new programme is much more aligned to business
development - and NEPIC members can work through the
cluster to dip their toes in the water.
For example, as part of EU Energy Week, NEPIC and the LOCIMAP
project established a Memorandum of Understanding with a
Polish cluster in Mazovia to work together on new opportunities
for Industrial Park development.
Only by identifying and then implementing best practice in
cross sector energy integration and industrial symbiosis can
Europe’s energy intensive industries based on parks meet the
challenges of globalisation and low cost energy elsewhere in
the world.
For further project updates or to access the first in the series
of white papers that look at diagnosis visit: www.locimap.eu
Projects: LOCIMAP
Keeping Europe
Competitive
EPIC has long been fighting to retain
investment in the North East of England
and is at the forefront of the drive towards
a lower carbon economy.
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It is not only regulation that will impact upon such
change. Take Marks & Spencer’s Plan A campaign for
instance – tens of thousands of suppliers aected
by one company’s pledge to become the world’s
most sustainable major retailer.
‘Multinational’s pledges and the Energy Eciency
Directive don’t aect me’, I hear you say but with
the display of green credentials edging higher and
higher up the pre-qualication question ladder, it
very much does.
Marks & Spencer’s Plan A pledge has had an
enormous impact upon its suppliers and it was
inevitable that the ripple eect would be felt
further and further downstream until the impact
touched smaller organisations not necessarily
equipped to meet such demands.
Government’s latest proposal is for an Energy
Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) - and could
potentially benet the UK by £1.9 billion.
However the scheme, which is intended to
promote the uptake of cost-eective energy
eciency measures, will require all large enterprises
in the UK to undertake energy eciency audits by
December 2015.
NEPIC’s Free Energy Accreditation
Will Help Grow Your Business
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Energy Efficiency Directive may, on the face of it, only
directly affect listed and large companies but don’t be
fooled - the domino effect is inevitable.
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Audits need repeating every four years thereafter and Government
is strongly recommending that SMEs voluntarily take part
also. Such demands and recommendations, coupled with the
recently implemented Mandatory Carbon Reporting for all UK
listed companies, gives a clear message of what is to be
Having systems and procedures in place to address the issue is one thing -
but now Clients and prospective Clients want to see your ‘green credentials’
laid bare before they commit to purchasing your products or services.
Pre-empting such demands, Government set about developing programmes
to encourage the up-take of energy audits by SMEs. NEPIC - the North East
Process Industry Cluster - undertook the challenge and established the ‘Grow
Greener’ project.
The project, which has a three year duration and is part funded by ERDF, not
only oers free support and guidance to North East SMEs looking to become
more energy ecient - but also oers companies the opportunity to display
these new found ‘green credentials’ through an ocial - and free - Energy
Accreditation.
expected of British companies - both large
and small - in the very near future.
Wittingly or not, energy eciency and the
reduction of greenhouse gases is very much
part of our lives, however times are changing
once more and it is no longer
purely about saving money -
it has the potential to make
money too. O
Through simple measurement of usage
and the changing of established habits we can
significantly assist SMEs to make savings.
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Accreditation is achieved through an independent accreditation
provider, JRP Solutions, who have been appointed by NEPIC.
Following a baseline Energy Performance Assessment by NEPIC,
an Initial Diagnostic Report is provided recommending
improvements.
Once improvements have been completed, greater Energy
Eciency is veried by JRP Solutions and the participating
SME is awarded an Accreditation Certicate indicating the
company’s green credentials.
The system used by JRP Solutions is software based and
therefore not inuenced by subjection and operator opinions.
This means that the information presented is repeatable.
The accreditation has been specically designed with SMEs
in-mind. The British Standard, BS EN ISO 50001, requires a
considerable amount of work, time and money to be spent
and is considered too onerous for an SME within the supply
chain to achieve.
Our accreditation system is principally aligned to BS EN ISO
50001 but with minimum eort required by the SME. It is used
extensively by Rolls Royce, with other UK and International
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Grower Greener project manager, Astley Fenwick, commented:
“Initially we will look at a company’s methodology to energy
management, which in most cases doesn’t exist. Through simple
measurement of usage and the changing of established habits
we can signicantly assist SMEs to make savings.
“For companies wishing to explore resource eciency in
greater depth, the project oers assistance and funding
support guidance on areas ranging from aged inecient
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To date the project has engaged with 80 companies, identied
savings of £1 million and 3,100 CO e. Of these, 18 companies
have undergone accreditation and are now currently embracing
the opportunities that this presents within the supply chain.
If your company is interested in developing a simple improvement
programme that will enable you to not only save money but also
clearly state your sustainability credentials to prospective clients,
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Quality
Skills
NEPIC has, since its inception,
taken a lead on skills development
- encouraging young people into
science and engineering.
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Research and reports are
continually highlighting the
on-going skills issues facing the
process sector in the coming
ten to fifteen years.
NEPIC has continually reported that a predicted
shortfall of 16,000 STEM graduates and apprentices
will be felt by 2015, posing considerable danger to the
industry.
NEPIC has, since its inception, taken a lead on skills
development - encouraging young people into science
and engineering. The Clusters Skills Industry Leadership
Team developed a Skills Strategy to support the growth
of the sector and this directly led to the creation of
the National Skills Academy for the Process Industries
(NSAPI), which has its head office in the region, and is
part of the COGENT Sector Skills Council.
COGENT and NSAPI have developed skills profiles for most
jobs in the process sector and these are becoming the
standards for the industry across the UK - and known as
the ‘Gold Standards’. The Skills Academy is also accrediting
those delivering apprenticeships and courses into the
sector effectively approving quality of delivery and
course content.
Attracting Young People into Science and Engineering
Regardless of gender, race or ethnicity, interest in science
begins in early childhood - with nearly 60% of scientists
stating that they first became interested in science by age
11. Surveys have also shown that 95% of primary school
teachers are ‘uncomfortable’ teaching science - and
that only 3% hold a specialist degree or teacher training
qualification in science.
The Cluster has therefore focused an enormous amount
of effort supporting the Children Challenging Industry (CCI)
Programme - a curriculum based science learning activity
linked to field trips into industry.
The programme was created with the aim to not only to
give primary school children an experience of science
in action in industry but to also train primary school
teachers in how to teach science and where to find
science teaching resources.
The programme includes specially designed classroom
sessions with practical experiments to capture children’s
interest; training for the teachers and then industrial site
visits to see the science taught in action.
The industry supported CCI programme has operated in
this region since its inception in the 1990’s. Over a 10 year
period alone some 48,000 children and 9,500 teachers,
across 1,600 schools participated in the programme.
Employer Ownership Programme
Buoyed by the enormous success of the 2009 Tees Valley
Apprenticeship Programme (TVAP), which secured over
360 apprenticeships in the sector and encouraged over
200 organisations to hire apprentices for the first time,
industry sought further support.
Using a similar model to that of the TVAP Programme,
Sembcorp, NEPIC, NSAPI and the local representatives
of the National Apprenticeship Programme, lobbied
Government for support and subsequently applied
for one of the first Employer Ownership of Skills Pilot
programmes (EOP).
Following a huge amount of work undertaken by
Sembcorp and NSAPI in developing a programme,
training frameworks and funding mechanisms the
Sembcorp Skills Development Programme (SSDP) was
established.
The programme, launched in May 2013 by Business
Secretary Dr Vince Cable MP, will secure a further 200
apprentices and bring 100 young people not currently in
education or employment into career training.
Everyone in our diverse and fragmented sector should
applaud Sembcorp for taking the industry lead in this
project - because without it, the £3.4 million of public
funding for training in our sector would not have been
secured.
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This programme is now seen by Government as a flagship example
of the way forward for industry. The main benefits of the programme
are that we have been able to shape not only the course content
towards our own ‘Gold Standards’ but also the way our industry
apprenticeships will be delivered in the colleges going forward.
Radical changes have been made, for example the SSDP apprentices
will work normal industry working hours and holidays whilst at
college and complete their apprenticeships in 3 years instead of 4.
The funding enabled the new training frameworks to be developed
without any loss of quality.
The Cluster has encouraged pharmaceutical companies in the region to
consider group training schemes. This has been taken further by NSAPI
and Cogent. The work will hopefully secure significant future funding
for a new employer owned programme, led by GlaxoSmithKline, for the
chemistry using industries including Pharmaceuticals.
Additionally, NEPIC has worked with Teesside University to establish
internships and work placements within industry. NEPIC has identified
more than 250 graduate placement opportunities and 90 internships.
The cluster has also been commissioned to help Middlesbrough
College place their Level 3 qualified apprentices.
Awarding Success
NEPIC annually highlights and awards the success of industries rising
stars during its prestigious sector awards evening. Each year, five
young achievers, three apprentices and a local primary school are
commended for their achievements.
To date the NEPIC Annual Dinner has awarded £150,000 in prize money,
which includes £54,000 to the sectors rising stars and £90,000 in support
of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic projects within 45
local schools.
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a combined turnover of
£350 million and employ a
staggering 3,800 people.
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For its members BASME acts as a gateway to influential
figures from the process sector.
It provides one-to-one mentoring sessions and hosts
key conferences and events to help participating firms
bolster their networks and further their sales to the
sector.
BASME is based on a successful pilot scheme trialed a
few years ago. The pilot demonstrated that industry
mentoring was the best way to foster a thriving supply
chain community and secure a stainable future for the
North East’s SMEs.
Naturally industrial mentoring plays a prominent role
on the programme. Over 165 senior figures from the
sector and leading academics donate their time plus
decades of expertise to mentor BASME members. This
helps both successful suppliers and first-time sellers
understand and respond to the needs of the industry.
The sharing of best practice between large manufacturers
and SMEs is common amongst clusters in the European
Union. The BASME programmes illustrates that it works
in the UK too and benefits both parties and the wider
economy.
Mentor activities are supported by a programme of
free ‘business building’ workshops. Members have
benefitted from over 24 workshops covering topics
such as exporting, innovation, and procurement. A
further 12 activities are planned for 2014 alone.
In addition to mentoring 400 SMEs, BASME aims to
collectively generate £40m of additional sales from
the sector and create 1,000 new jobs for the region.
Since starting in April 2012 over 350 firms have signed
up to the programme and 460 new jobs have been
created.
BASME is funded to the sum of £1.5m by the
Government’s Regional Growth Fund. This amount is
match-funded by the process industries and is used
to provide free services to its members.
Darlington-based human recruitment company
HR2day was one of the first companies to sign up to
BASME. As members they have benefitted greatly
from the shared best practice activities and formal
introductions to relevant companies. They have also
increased their employee numbers from three to a
team of seven, which has allowed them to expand
their current client base.
Managing Director of HR2day, Nicky Jolley said:
Business Acceleration for SMEs:
Strengthening the Region’s
Supply Chain
Business Acceleration for SMEs (BASME) is
a NEPIC a programme that helps small to
medium sized businesses develop their sales
to the process sector.
he programme is strengthening the region’s industrial supply
chain by offering targeted support to 400 SMEs based in the
North East. T
BASME has been invaluable in
working with HR2day to expand our
client portfolio and reach into this
thriving sector. They have been a
source of information and support
and we look forward to continuing
to work with them.
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What makes BASME Different from other business growth
programmes?
We’ll help you to fine tune your customer service and market
development plans so that your service offering is more
attractive to the process sector.
We want your company to flourish, so instead of offering
general business advice, we’ll provide sector-specific
mentoring, networking and workshops that are all geared
towards you achieving sustainable business growth.
Here are several ways we can help your business grow:
• Mentoring from key senior industry figures.
• Networking events in the region - meet with major
process sector companies.
• Support for securing new sales in the region.
• Access to global process sector markets and expert
support.
• Improving innovation processes - enabling you to
bring new products and services to market faster.
• Free ‘business building’ workshops to help develop
key skills.
Felix O’Hare, BASME Programme Leader said:
“I believe the appetite for BASME is a direct result of the
services we provide.”
“We focus on connectivity and establishing strong
networks between large manufacturers and SMEs in
the supply chain. There are over 165 senior figures from
the industry ready to offer their wealth of expertise to
our members for free. Members can also tap into the
wider NEPIC network and continually refresh their skills
by participating in our strong programme of ‘business
building’ workshops.”
NEPIC has a long established commitment to supporting
the region’s supply chain and recognise the contribution
they make to North East economy.
“Many agencies are out there chasing big, new, headlinegrabbing,
foreign direct investment, believing it is the
answer to economic development needs when the
solution could be on our doorstep in SMEs.” Said NEPIC
CEO, Dr Stan Higgins.
“North East SMEs have a combined turnover of £350m
and employ a staggering 3800 employees. If this were one
company it would be one of the biggest in the region and
the Government would be all over it trying to help it grow
and invest. Their collective power and contribution should
not be discounted.”
To find out more about BASME please contact Felix
O’Hare, BASME Programme Leader:
felix.ohare@nepic.co.uk
01642 442 576
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
1600 systems
1600systems.co.uk
Billingham
Abfad
abfad.co.uk
Sunderland
Aceda
aceda.co.uk
Stokesley
Active Business Support
activebusiness.org
Middlesbrough
Act Positive
actpositive.co.uk
Newcastle
Advanced Engineering Solutions
aesengs.co.uk
Cramlington
Advanced Industrial Solutions
aisgroup.co.uk
North Tyneside
Age Inclusive
ageinclusive.com
Newcastle
AGMA
agma.co.uk
Haltwhistle
Alcyomics
alcyomics.com
Newcastle
Alethia Limited
alethia.co.uk
Carlisle
Allendale Components Ltd
Marske
Network security, switching
technology infrastructure,
cloud, communications, CCTV,
network switching, IP and
telephony.
Delivering business integration
through technology is our key
business value to increase
efficiency and productivity across
your entire network.
Software Providers and Support Services.
Bookkeeping, VAT and CIS,
payroll, contracts of
employment, HR policies and
procedures, Sage training,
business mentoring, and
workshops
We provide a range of business
support packages tailored to suit
your needs which we can
complete on your premises or in
our offices. Our business mentors
and facilitators all have first hand
experience and are qualified in
their field.
Accountancy, Financial Services, and
Administration.
Software Development. Bespoke risk assessment software
for use on mobile device which
makes carrying out these
assessments much easier and
more effective.
Software Development.
Tank protection liners, single
and double skin plus specialist
coatings, innovative rope access
solutions, wind turbine
maintenance and preservation,
rope access safety cover, and
rescue services.
Multi-discipline rope access
personnel, including emergency
safety cover and rescue AND
protection of storage tanks
against corrosion including
installation of double wall liner
with vacuum pressure
monitoring 24/7 which protects
against environmental pollution.
Engineering: Maintenance, Mechanical,
and Fabrication.
Services and products include
world-class safety, skills and
competency training,
innovative technical insulation,
and passive fire protection with
engineering services.
Bespoke flexible insulation
jacketing solutions and unique
100,000 square foot training
village providing industry
standard and bespoke courses.
Training and Development Providers.
Age Inclusive helps employers
manage their age related
employment issues in order to
improve their business
performance and avoid costly
employment tribunal cases.
This company has a great deal of
expertise and experience in this
specialist area.
HR and Recruitment.
Workforce performance
improvement.
Use of drama to understand
workplace problems and
solutions.
Training and Development Providers.
Pipeline condition inspection,
assessment, monitoring, and
asset life prediction. Pipeline
consultancy, pipe and
component failure
investigations.
Novel (High Flux Magi) noninvasive
and predictive with
remote monitoring. Novel
software for statistical analysis
with IP protection.
Construction, Engineering, and
Infrastructure Services.
Precision machined parts
(milling and turning).
Wide range of specialist CNC
equipment. Can carry out
complex multi-axis work.
Engineering: Maintenance, Mechanical,
and Fabrication.
Industrial cleaning,
sanitisation, corrosion
prevention, and protection
products.
Niche products and customer
focus.
Business Support Services.
Pre-clinical toxicology
screening. Potential REACH
applications.
Predicts immunogenisity. Healthcare and Medical.
HR and Organisational Strategy. Training and Development Providers.
Managing complex people
management situations.
Development of individuals,
teams, and organisations.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
Allied Training Solutions Training and Development Providers.
alliedtrainingsolutions.co.uk
Redcar
Amanda McGough Health & Wellbeing
amandamcgough.co.uk
Stokesley
AMP Consultants
ampconsultants.com
Darlington
Analox
analox.net
Stokesley
Animmersion
animmersion.co.uk
Middlesbrough
Anson Corporate Media Ltd
ansoncorporatemedia.co.uk
Newton Aycliffe
Appamondo
appamondo.com
Middlesbrough
Applied Graphene Materials
appliedgraphenematerials.com
Redcar
Aspire Technology Solutions
aspirets.com
Gateshead
Atlas Cloud
atlascloud.co.uk
Newcastle
Auditel
auditel.co.uk
Middlesbrough
A V Dawson Limited
av-dawson.com
Middlesbrough
Healthy lifestyles, personal
resilience, and wellbeing at
work.
I work with each client and
organisation to create and deliver
a health and wellbeing
programme that works for them
in their environment, whether
the programme is for one
individual or for staff within an
organisation.
Healthcare and Medical.
Civil and structural design Flexible and can carry out
specialist work on structures and
buildings.
Engineering: Civil and Structural.
Design and manufacture of gas
sensors and analysers.
World leader in the design and
manufacture of gas sensors and
analysers, and an acknowledged
authority on the monitoring of
gases in all branches of the diving
industry from sport to military
applications.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
We provide a wide range of
bespoke nationally accredited
training schemes for the
electrical sector from domestic to
heavy industrial.
Training of electrical
apprentices and upskilling of
qualified electricians.
Intuitive user interfaces,3D
interactive product user guides,
interactive product servicing
guides, immersive e-training,
crisp visuals to showcase
products and services.
Adding value to existing
information through
visualisation. Services include:
intuitive user interfaces,
interactive product servicing and
user guides, immersive Etraining,
and 3D product
showcasing.
Software Development.
Corporate promotional video. Anson Corporate Media designs
and produces brilliantly creative,
unique corporate video and
animation which serves a clearly
defined marketing purpose for
the client.
Photographers and Videographers.
Appamondo use Google Apps
for Business as the foundation
for moving SMEs to the cloud.
We integrate other business
applications such as Zendesk,
Capsule and Xero to provide
SME's with a 100% web-based
solution.
We transform SMEs from desktop
to web-based businesses
operated from any place, on any
device. By working in the cloud,
SMEs can be more productive
and cost effective. We deploy,
educate and support applications
providing the user knowledge
required to unlock the benefits of
collaborative working.
Software Providers and Support Services.
Manufacture and application of
graphene.
Leading innovator in the
manufacture and application of
Graphene. Novel process for the
manufacture of high specification
graphene.
Manufacturing: Chemical and
Pharmaceutical.
Full service IT provider. We are an Internet Service
Provider and have an in-house
data centre for cloud services.
Software Providers and Support Services.
Cloud computing solutions. Expertise in all aspects of cloud
computing.
Software Providers and Support Services.
Providing financial training to
improve financial intelligence.
Quality bespoke training
delivered in your place of work.
Accountancy, Financial Services, and
Administration.
Multi modal logistics - haulage,
shipping, warehousing, storage,
railhead.
Single point of contact for
bespoke customer focused
multimodal distribution logistics.
Logistics, Freight, Haulage, Warehousing,
and Distribution.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
Biotoolomics
biotoolomics.com
Consett
Blackwell Water Consultancy Limited
blackwellwaterconsultancy.co.uk
Darlington
BMS Electrical Limited
bms-electrical.co.uk
Sunderland
Bob Snowdon Communications Limited
bobsnowdoncommunications.com
Hartlepool
Bowe Digital
bowe.co.uk
Newcastle
Brewlab
brewlab.co.uk
Sunderland
BRH Business Advisors
brh-business.co.uk
Northallerton
Bright Ideas
brightideasadvertising.co.uk
Hartlepool
Business Health Partners
businesshealthpartners.co.uk
Billingham
Bulktainer Logistics
bulktainerlogistics.com
Guisborough
BWC - Beyond World Class
bwcperformance.com
Sunderland
Business Health Partners (BHP)
provide tailored and cost
effective occupational health
services to SME's in the Tees
Valley area.
BHP specialise in providing
occupational health services on
site, reducing abstraction time for
staff to attend for health
surveillance and testing, helping
companies to meet their
statutory obligations.
Healthcare and Medical.
Blackwell Water Consultancy
provides consultancy services to
all industries about all aspects
of water use and trade effluent,
including water efficiency,
water reuse and recycling, trade
effluent treatment, and
rainwater harvesting. We also
specialise in the statistical
analysis and modelling of data
for process improvement.
Our proven and independent
consultancy services reduce
water and effluent costs in all
industries whether industrial or
commercial.
Hydraulics, Water Management, and
Waste Water Treatment Services.
Chromatography materials and
services.
Column packing services. Linker
technologies.
Analytical Services.
Offer consultancy, design, inhouse
fabrication, PLC
programming, installation, and
commissioning.
One-stop-shop for electrical.
Offer PLC and HMI development.
Wide industrial experience.
Engineering: Control and Electrical.
All aspects of communications
and media relations.
Courtesy, integrity, and
commitment to service.
Marketing, PR, and Communications.
Manufacturing IT Systems (Sage
manufacturer partner).
Wide range of IT products and
solutions, delivered by
understanding your business
needs, experience gained from
real life work practices.
Software Providers and Support Services.
Training, analysis, and supplies
to the brewing industry.
High quality training and pilot
brewing facility.
Manufacturing: Other.
Business consultancy. A partnership of highly
experienced people offering
extensive consultancy support to
SMEs.
Business Support Services.
Providing all types of
advertising to businesses.
We supply good quality, very low
cost printing and promotional
items, and a wide range of
unusual advertising mediums.
Marketing, PR, and Communications.
BWC Performance provide
safety and business
improvement services to
manufacturing companies of all
sizes. We can help you improve
process and hard hat safety
performance, improve your
productivity, improve UPtime,
and reduce unit costs.
We also provide training in lean
continuous improvement
(bronze, silver, gold, and
platinum levels), process safety
and root cause analysis.
Extensive experience in UK,
France, Turkey, and Middle East
reducing injuries, improving
Uptime, and reducing unit costs
through coaching and
mentoring.
SHEQ, Regulatory, and Risk Management.
Bulk liquid transport services. Bespoke and specialist bulk
transport services.
Logistics, Freight, Haulage, Warehousing,
and Distribution.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
C&A Pumps
capumps.com
Hartlepool
Cal Carey Photography
calcarey.co.uk
Saltburn
Calm Digital
calmdigital.com
Middlesbrough
Camair Freight Solutions
camairfreightsolutions.com
Newcastle
Carroll & Meynell
carroll-meynell.com
Eaglescliffe
Carlton & Co
carltonandco.com
Newton Aycliffe
Carlton & Co
carltonandco.com
Newton Aycliffe
Catalysystems
catalysystems.com
Redcar
CAT UK
cat-global.webs.com
Middlesbrough
Chemian
chemian.co.uk
Darlington
Chemoxy International Ltd
chemoxy.com
Middlesbrough
Chirton Engineering
chirtonengineeringltd.co.uk
North Shields
Clark GXP
Morpeth
Cleveland Biotech
clevebio.com
Stockton-on-Tees
Maintenance of pumps and
pumping systems, pump sales,
mechanical and electrical
maintenance, health and safety
training, and consultancy.
One-stop-shop for solving
problems with pumping systems
or general mechanical electrical
issues. Excellent track record with
key companies in the sector.
Engineering: Maintenance, Mechanical,
and Fabrication.
Photography and film. Strong portfolio in sector and
experience in hazardous
environments.
Photographers and Videographers.
Calm Digital specialises in large
scale technical web platforms,
user interface, builds for web
and mobile apps, and tools.
We specialise in bespoke, highly
functional websites that contain
more than the average amount
of interactivity and functionality.
We also have the branding,
design and marketing expertise
to help bring you closer to your
audience.
Software Development.
Worldwide freight handling. Independent and local with
world coverage.
Logistics, Freight, Haulage, Warehousing,
and Distribution.
Carroll & Meynell Transformers
Ltd are designers and
manufacturers of transformers,
inductors, and rectifiers for
industry. Considered a world
class supplier to the marine,
traction, rail, construction, and
MOD sectors.
Employing considerable
engineering resource Carroll &
Meynell are uniquely positioned
to provide solutions from 1VA to
1MVA power requirements for all
industries.
Engineering: Control and Electrical.
Carlton & Co provide cutting Business Support Services.
edge strategic advice to a range
of stakeholders. We develop and
implement strategies minimise
project risk and maximise returns.
Support for business strategy
and innovation. Also hub space
for developing companies.
Business growth specialists.
Consultancy. Coaching.
Mentoring.
Specialising in strategy,
innovation, and raising finance to
help business create and
maintain a competitive edge.
Accountancy, Financial Services, and
Administration.
Catalytic system for waste water
treatment.
Application of photocatalysis for
water treatment with excellent
results.
Hydraulics, Water Management, and
Waste Water Treatment Services.
IP protected catalytic fuel
technology and clean energy
generator in development.
Develops unique fuel saving and
emission reduction technologies
and distributed renewable
energy generators.
Waste and Recycling.
Contract manufacture and
distribution of chemicals.
Meeting new, complex or
unusual requirements for raw
materials, and products.
Manufacture of insect repellent.
Manufacturing: Chemical and
Pharmaceutical.
Custom processing, solvent
recovery and speciality
chemical manufacture.
Key reaction capabilities. Manufacturing: Chemical and
Pharmaceutical.
Precision engineering services. Bespoke and precision
engineering machining
including very unusual materials.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
QA Support to the
pharmaceutical industry.
Extensive hands on and senior
management experience in the
pharmaceutical sector.
Project Management and Design
Services.
Waste management using
biotechnology.
Not only deliver and offer a
service but produce their own
materials.
Waste and Recycling.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
Cleveland Sitesafe
cleveland-sitesafe.ltd.uk
Middlesbrough
Combilog
combilog.co.uk
Redcar
Consolid
consolid.co.uk
Cumbria
Cool Blue Brand Communications
coolblue.co.uk
Middlesbrough
Cottam Brush
cottambrush.com
Hebburn
Cowleigh Gate
tomrushphotography.com
Guisborough
CPD - Cleveland Process Design Limited
cpd-limited.com
Redcar
Modular and portable buildings,
hazardous substance stores,
tool, and machinery stores.
At Cleveland Sitesafe we pride
ourselves on been able to
provide solutions to our
customers many operational
concerns: Really secure storage of
tools, fuel, plant, and equipment.
Proper compliance with codes of
practice and legal requirements
for storage of chemicals, and
flammable substances. Provision
of secure, vandal resistant,
practical, and affordable
buildings.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
Management consultancy for
the logistics industry.
Sales and marketing services to
logistics companies in sector.
Logistics, Freight, Haulage, Warehousing,
and Distribution.
For stabilisation, upgrading, and
recycling of low-quality soil
material and construction
rubble into road, rail
constructions and
rehabilitation, earth work in
railway construction, dam
construction, sealing of
irrigation facilities and ponds,
airfields, runways and parking
lots, industrial areas, and much
more. Recent work has been
the construction of roadways to
the wind turbine farms onshore.
A novel approach to road
construction and other
rehabilitation.
Construction, Engineering, and
Infrastructure Services.
PR, communications, graphic
design, social media.
A multi-award-winning PR, social
media, digital, and graphic
design agency with offices in
Middlesbrough, Newcastle and
London. The team is made up of
experts in each discipline and
together they achieve impressive
results-driven work for regional,
national, and international
clients.
Cool Blue has extensive
experience of working in the
process sector with clients
including Huntsman, Chemoxy
International, Centre for Process
Innovation and Palintest amongst
others.
Marketing, PR, and Communications.
Technical brushes. Cottam design, manufacture and
supply high quality brush
components for industry; from
initial concept through to
prototyping and full production.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
Photographic services. Industrial photography. Photographers and Videographers.
Design engineering and related
services.
Innovative IT solutions for the
process industry, wide
experience with blue chip clients
in oil and gas.
Software Providers and Support Services.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
CRA SHEQ, Regulatory, and Risk Management.
corporateriskassociates.com
Newcastle
Cravens
cravens.co.uk
Newcastle
Crime Control
crimecontrol.co.uk
Redcar
Crosby Weighing Services Ltd
crosbyweighing.co.uk
Bishop Auckland
CSI Drug and Alcohol Testing Ltd
csidrugsandalcohol.co.uk
County Durham
CDS Recruitment
cdsrecruitment.co.uk
Boldon
Cultures CIC
culturescic.org.uk
Stockton-on-Tees
CY Partners
cypartners.co.uk
Newcastle
Datamation
datamation.co.uk
Gateshead
Datatrial
datatrial.com
Newcastle
David Fox Transport
davidfoxtransport.co.uk
Middlesbrough
A boutique clinical data
management organisation.
Management of clinical trials
through electronic data capture
and adaptive study design.
Business Support Services.
Creative marketing agency. Like to engage in shaping clients
strategy prior to delivering
marketing materials.
Marketing, PR, and Communications.
Crime Control: DETER DETECT
DEFEND. Crime prevention
service including crime risk
assessments covert and overt
CCTV system installation and
service. Alarms, asset
protection, asset and vehicle
tracking systems, and personal
safety alarms.
Experts in deterring detecting
and defending crime.
People lie - cameras and
microphones don't.
We can provide a full crime
prevention package from basic
security measures to covert
installations.
Security is not a RISK it's a
NECESSITY.
Security Services and Products.
We provide bespoke Safety,
Risk and Reliability consultancy
services to all industry sectors
including the high hazard
industry sector. We employ
over 40 consultants at five office
locations around the UK.
Our Newcastle Office acts as the
focal point for a wide range of
risk assessment services
including: Human Factors,
Environmental, Safety Case,
Industrial Process Assurance,
RAMS.
Includes regulatory complance
services and advice for:
COMAH, DSEAR, MHSWR, PUWER,
ATEX, etc. provided by former
HSE Specialist Inspectors with
vast experience of use of the
ALARP principle and its
application.
Sales, service, hire, calibration,
and repair of weighing systems;
large industrial to small
analytical and across all
manufacturers equipment.
Weighbridge testing.
Independent, local Northeast
delivery and only NE based
weighbridge testing vehicle.
Response time and cost
advantages with ISO and safety
accreditation.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
CSI laboratories support
employers develop workplace
drug, alcohol, and criminality
solutions.
Total package of consultancy,
rapid testing, training, and
investigation.
SHEQ, Regulatory, and Risk Management.
Recruitment specialists. Specialist knowledge in
industrial, technical, engineering,
manufacturing, and oil and gas
recruitment.
HR and Recruitment.
Training, events management,
catering.
Specialist support for minority
and ethnic groups to increase
employability and integration.
Events Management and Catering.
Recruitment specialists. Good understanding of regional
market.
HR and Recruitment.
Datamation has developed the
data integration and
collaboration solutions based
on our InfoRM (Information
Road Map) methodology.
A scalable solution to suit the
smallest SME to the largest multinational
corporations, enabling
them to effectively support
tailored capabilities and secure
collaborative environments with
partners, suppliers, and
customers.
Software Development.
Haulage. Curtain-sided and flat
backed trailers, and packed
goods. Humberside and
Teesside depots.
Fast and reliable delivery. Flexible
fleet of tractor units and trailers.
Good understanding of process
sector.
Logistics, Freight, Haulage, Warehousing,
and Distribution.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
D3 Associates
d3-associates.co.uk
Hexham
Dartek UK
Guisborough
DBA HR Solutions
dba-hrsolutions.com
Stockton-on-Tees
Demeter Water Solutions
demeterltd.co.uk
Durham
Devine Chemicals
devinechemicals.co.uk
Consett
Diffusion Alloys
diffusion-alloys.com
Teesport
dJI consulting
dji-consulting.com
Ingleby Barwick
DRD Consultants
drdconsultants.co.uk
Redcar
DRD Power
drdpower.co.uk
Redcar
Protective coatings against
metal degradation.
Coating is at the core of what we
do. Our team of dedicated
experts are committed to
providing innovative and flexible
coating solutions for turbomachinery
component coatings,
coatings for the process
industries and wear coatings for
industrial products. We are
continually investing in new
processes and equipment which
allow us to provide the very best
coatings for our customers.
Engineering: Maintenance, Mechanical,
and Fabrication.
Strategy development, strategy
implementation, market
research,
market development, market
expansion, leadership, and
managing cultural diversity.
What makes us different is that
we help you to help yourself. You
will work with only one of our
team who will coach, challenge,
and champion you through each
of the key processes so that, by
the end of the journey, you will
be totally committed to and
comfortable with your strategy
because it will be exactly that -
your strategy!
Marketing, PR, and Communications.
Conceptual studies, technology
evaluation, detailed process
design, process investigation,
process development,
economic appraisal, safety
audits.
Excellent knowledge of the
Teesside process industries.
Engineering: Chemical and Process.
Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC)
technology to generate
electrical power using waste
heat from industrial process and
manufacturing plants.
One of the first in the world to
generate electricity from lowgrade
heat, in the form of waste
steam or hot water, at
temperatures as low as 90ºC.
Utilities, Energy, and Facilities
Management.
Energy management. Provide one-stop-shop for
energy usage reduction, project
management, and certification
(inc ISO).
Project Management and Design
Services.
Tool design, manufacturers, and
makers. Novel hand tool
sanding product.
Recognised as expert in bespoke
tool making.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
HR and Recruitment.
Water monitoring and
management services.
Experienced water specialists
saving money through
innovative monitoring system to
reduce consumption where
average losses initially represent
37% of use.
Hydraulics, Water Management, and
Waste Water Treatment Services.
Supply of speciality chemicals
to coatings and other allied
industries.
Technical expertise, logistics,
worldwide sourcing.
Procurement Services.
Broad range of human resource
support services.
At DBA, the solutions we offer
aim to be delivered as if we are
an extension of your own
organisation. When we work with
you, we are you.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
Drug & Alcohol Testing Services Ltd
drug-alcoholtesting.co.uk
Middlesbrough
Drummond HR
drummondhr.co.uk
Newcastle
Duffy Pedersen
duffypedersen.com
Stokesley
Dunelm Glass
dunelm-glass.co.uk
Houghton le Spring
durhamlane
durhamlane.co.uk
Newcastle
Durham Organics
durhamorganics.com
Durham
Dynamic Distance Learning Ltd
ddluk.com
Middlesbrough and Newcastle
Edwards Analytical
edwards-analytical.com
Newton Aycliffe
Eco Energ Solutions Ltd
ecoenerg.co.uk
Barnard Castle
Drug and alcohol testing of all
types : pre-employment,
random, for cause, post
incident.
Accredited to ISO 9001 standards
for its quality management
systems (2008). DATS is a
specialist North East based
service which provides a number
of core services to organisations
including testing; preemployment;
randomly; for
cause; post incident. Network Rail
authorised and endorsed to
conduct testing on Railtrack
personnel, DATS is supported by
Home Office approved
laboratories with national and
international accreditations.
DATS provides round the clock
advice and call out services to all
its customers with an average
response time of one hour.
SHEQ, Regulatory, and Risk Management.
Accountancy services. Expertise targeted at smaller
companies with turnover less
than £5m.
Accountancy, Financial Services, and
Administration.
High quality quartz glass
consumables for high
temperature, and abrasive
applications viz ICP (MS and
OES) instruments. Glassware
and repair for industrial and lab
applications.
Only UK manufacturer of ICP
glass consumables; price, delivery
and repair advantages. Local
repair service for lab glassware.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
Sales: consultancy, lead
generation, and training.
Combined sales offering is
unique. They train recent STEM
graduates in sales producing
technical sales professionals.
Training and Development Providers.
Contract synthesis, specialist
organic chemicals for
laboratory, and research
applications. Contract research.
Novel technologies in fluoro
chemistry and flash vacuum
pyrolysis.
Manufacturing: Chemical and
Pharmaceutical.
Innovative E-learning and
interactive educational
materials.
With a real understanding of
education, we apply our
specialist knowledge to Elearning,
learning tools,
assessment software,
competence monitoring systems.
Training and Development Providers.
Analytical services. Good technically, customer
focused, price competitive.
Analytical Services.
Provider of renewable energy
solutions.
Compact biomass boilers.
Provider of complete solutions
for small and medium sized
energy users.
Utilities, Energy, and Facilities
Management.
Human resources,
organisational change, and
organisational development
services.
To support our service offer, we
are proud to be the sole UK
affiliate of an American based
company who developed a
powerful online Predictive
Analytics tool. This tool helps
organisations make better
selection, promotion,
development, and succession
planning decisions by predicting
likelihood of being successful.
HR and Recruitment.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
Elite Serviced Apartments
eliteservicedapartments.co.uk
Yarm
E-max Systems
emax-systems.co.uk
Darlington
Eminent Engineering
eminenteng.co.uk
Bedlington and Northumberland
Endeavour Partnership
endeavourpartnership.com
Stockton-on-Tees
Energis Consulting Limited
Guisborough
Enigma Analysis Ltd
enigmaanalysis.co.uk
Stockton-on-Tees
Enterprise North Yorkshire
enterprisenorthyorkshire.co.uk
Thirsk
Enviresearch
enviresearch.com
Newcastle
Environmental Measurements Ltd
emltd.net
Newcastle
ER Forensics
erforensics.com
Middlesbrough
E-Strands Limited
e-strands.com
Redcar
Ethical Planning LLP
ethicalpartnership.co.uk
Newcastle
Serviced apartments. 4 star gold rated serviced
apartment accommodation for
visiting executives. Offering
flexibility, space, and value for
short, medium or long term stays.
Accountancy, Financial Services, and
Administration.
ERP software for SMEs. ERP software for SMEs. Similar to Software Development.
SAP allows the company to
have in one system visibility of
just about all its activities and
resources but not as expensive or
rigid as BigCo alternative.
Fabrication. Fabrication specialists. Engineering: Maintenance, Mechanical,
and Fabrication.
Legal Services. The Endeavour Partnership is a
business law firm providing
purely commercial Legal Services.
to SMEs, businesses, and larger
organisations.
Legal Services.
Energy consultancy. Expert in and has repeatedly
delivered value in; the energy,
waste, and services sectors;
regulatory affairs; renewables
markets, commodity markets,
private and public sector
contracts; project development;
sales and procurement, and
property transactions.
Utilities, Energy, and Facilities
Management.
Intelligence Analysis, Internet
investigation (due diligence,
enhanced reference checks,
research), charting.
Providing an intelligence analysis
and internet investigation
service.
Security Services and Products.
Business training, business
support, access to finance.
Enterprise North Yorkshire is built
upon a combined 25 years
experience in training, business
support programmes, further
education, and direct experience
of running our own business. This
doesn't mean our ideas are
outdated - quite the contrary, we
have teamed up with Enterprise
Made Simple to bring to North
Yorkshire some of the most
current and innovative business
start-up facilities available.
Training and Development Providers.
Regulatory services related to
chemical compliance, product
authorisation, environmental
risk assessments, dossier
preparations.
Strong link to Newcastle
University giving them access to
cutting edge research and
thinking.
SHEQ, Regulatory, and Risk Management.
Weather stations. Patented rain gauges, good
customer service, competitive
pricing.
SHEQ, Regulatory, and Risk Management.
Digital forensics and data
recovery.
Specialists in backing up data. Software Development.
Web design and development
and digital marketing.
E-Strands (Creative Design
Agency) are an ADOBE Business
Catalyst Partner providing you
with a business online, not just a
website.
Marketing, PR, and Communications.
Ethical partnership provides
planning, environmental, and
sustainability consultancy
services.
Clients are better with
us because our joined up and
integrated services are efficient,
effective, and economic.
Project Management and Design
Services.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
Evolution Business & Tax Advisors LLP
evolutionllp.com
Wynyard
Evolution Valves
evolutionvalves.co.uk
Stockton-on-Tees
Excello Law
excellolaw.co.uk
Darlington
Exwold Technology Ltd
exwold.com
Hartlepool
FEG
feg-global.com
Newcastle
Fendor
fendor.co.uk
Washington
Ferschl Hose and Hydraulics
ferschl.co.uk
Gateshead
Ferschl Tubeform
ferschltubeform.co.uk
Peterlee
Northern Hose and Hydraulics
ferschl.co.uk
Middlesbrough
Cleveland Flexible Engineering
ferschl.co.uk
Middlesbrough
5G-Fifth Generation Technologies Europe
fifthgentech.co.uk
Houghton -Le-Spring
FIT Infrared Ltd
fitinfrared.com
Shildon
FEG are consulting engineers
with particular strengths in two
areas: heat recovery,
sustainability and local exhaust,
and ventilation and air pollution
control.
Only UK approved installer of the
Heliex waste heat recovery
system. Very professional
approach.
Engineering: Chemical and Process.
An accountancy, business
advisory, and taxation practice
providing a wide range of
services to meet the needs of
individuals and businesses alike.
Tailoring our services to suit you,
we offer proactive advice to
deliver the help you need. We
have considerable experience
both regionally and nationally
giving us the knowledge,
experience, and connections to
give our clients a first-class
bespoke accountancy and
business advisory service.
Accountancy, Financial Services, and
Administration.
'Butterfly' and other valves. Stockton-on-Tees based
Evolution Valves manufactures
bespoke 'Butterfly' valve
solutions to process control and
isolation problems affordably and
to exact standards.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
Full legal service but local
partner is focussed on debt
recovery.
Partner structure keeps
overheads down and reduces
costs.
Legal Services.
Speciality chemical processing. Key technologies and knowhow
for granule production and
extrusion.
Manufacturing: Chemical and
Pharmaceutical.
Fire and blast resistant
windows, doors and walls.
In-house R&D. In-house product
testing. Innovative products.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
Hydraulic and industrial hose
solution provider.
Total hose swaging, testing, and
flushing service along with
supply of ancillary products.
Hydraulics, Water Management, and
Waste Water Treatment Services.
Manipulated tubes and light
fabrications.
Leading supplier of metal tube
and pipe based components,
products and services.
Engineering: Maintenance, Mechanical,
and Fabrication.
Hydraulic and industrial hose
solution provider.
Total hose swaging and testing
service along with supply of
ancillary products. On site van
and technical advice provider.
Hydraulics, Water Management, and
Waste Water Treatment Services.
Stainless steel hose solution
provider.
Bespoke manufacturer of metallic
hose assemblies and supplier of
all types of bellows, fire, air,
water, steam, and water hose
assemblies.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
Energy management software
to diagnose problems followed
by the development of an
energy reduction strategy.
Development of innovative
products.
Software Development.
The design, manufacture,
installation, and servicing of
industrial gas catalytic infrared
curing and heating systems.
Leader in gas catalytic infrared
heating technology; delivering
exceptional energy efficiency and
low carbon emissions across a
range of applications.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
Five-Quarter Energy Holdings Ltd
five-quarter.com
Newcastle
F J Booth
fjbooth.com
Guisborough
Flo Culture
flo-culture.com
Gateshead
Forte Maritime Limited
fortemaritime.com
Great Ayton
The Fresh Shrimp Company High-quality fresh shrimps. High-quality organic product.
Northumberland
Fridge Productions Limited
fridgeproductions.co.uk
Saltburn
Fscan
fscanltd.com
Durham
Fulcran Limited
fulcran.co.uk
Stokesley
We specialise in the
infrastructure and processes
needed for the extraction and
use of unconventional gas from
rocks deep below the North
Sea, in order to provide gas
chemical industry cluster, as
well as low-carbon electricity
and transport fuels.
Clean, pioneering, and propriety
methods of unconventional gas
is extracted both safety and
cleanly, setting new
environmental standards for this
cutting-edge sector of the energy
industry and liberating up to 90%
of the energy stored in the coal
and neighbouring rocks.
Engineering: Chemical and Process.
Design, fabrication, and
installation of structural steel
systems.
Booth Construction provides key
services including the design,
fabrication, and construction in
the petrochemical, oil and gas,
industrial, engineering, power
generation, nuclear, and biofuels
industries. The company has
forged a nationwide reputation
as one of the leading providers in
the detailed design, fabrication,
and construction of light,
medium, and heavy structural
steelworks.
Engineering: Maintenance, Mechanical,
and Fabrication.
We specialise in designing and
developing mobile and online
solutions that enable
individuals and businesses to
share learning and engage
customers and audiences.
Providing digital technologies
that are cost effective, user
friendly, and simple to deploy.
Software Development.
Maritime and offshore
consultancy covering all aspects
of engineering, surveying,
project and technical
management, towage, and
renewables.
Flexible approach to project
management and any issues in
the marine engineering world.
Surveys carried out to clients
requirements. Can interface
between oil and gas renewables
in most contexts.
Project Management and Design
Services.
Video, film and audio
production. Aerial filming
drones.
Scaleable budgets in High
Definition and Ultra High
Definition film production for
web, TV, and cinema using aerial
filming drones. Producer has a
background and experience
working in blue chip, corporate
and executive board
environments.
Photographers and Videographers.
Novel analytical technology. Accurate results in complex
biological mixtures.
Analytical Services.
Biotechnology
Engineering data management,
planned maintenance
management, maintenance
support, design, and
installation.
At Fulcran we understand that
how we interact with customers
is as important as the services
that we deliver. Our goal is to
ensure our success is built on
repeat business, the quality of
service we deliver and
outstanding customer
relationships.
Project Management and Design
Services.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
Gaia Heat
gaiaheat.com
Yarm
Galia Digital
galiadigital.co.uk
Middlesbrough
GEM Partnership
gempartnership.com
Peterlee
Geneius Laboratories
geneiuslabs.co.uk
Newcastle
Gospelware
gospelware.co.uk
Gateshead
GME Industry Ltd
gmeindustry.com
Newcastle
Glythera
glythera.com
Newcastle
Griffon Management Ltd
griffonmanagement.com
Northallerton
GrowthFunders
growthfunders.com
Newton Aycliffe
We specialise in developing
both permanent and temporary
recruitment solutions for a wide
range of diverse industry
sectors.
HR and Recruitment.
Microbial testing. Advanced rDNA technology. Analytical Services.
Mobile apps. Mobile app focus and the best
Android and iOS programmers in
the region.
Software Development.
Reducing your energy cost by
provision of renewable
sustainable heat, cooling, and
power replacing fossil fuels
through the supply, installation,
and operation of Biomass
Boilers.
Reduced energy cost, no
customer investment (we own
and operate the boilers and pay
for the fuel); reduced carbon
emissions and taxes,
environmentally friendly
marketing; free utility
redundancy, complete one-stopshop
concept. Energy used is
invoiced on a monthly basis in
arrears.
Utilities, Energy, and Facilities
Management.
Auditing Digital Footprint
across Internet and then
advising how to improve.
Low cost as blended auditing so
principally automatic with some
human input.
Business Support Services.
The GEM philosophy is firmly
underpinned by desire to deliver
exceptional levels of service to
both our clients and the
candidates we represent. We pay
far more than lip-service to
professional standards and are
proud members of the REC - the
only recognised trade association
for recruitment agencies and
professionals and have signed up
to their code of professional
conduct.
Mechanical and electrical
design, installation, and
maintenance contractor. LED
lighting specialist.
Independent LED lighting
consultants. GME search the
whole market for the best
available products for their
clients' requirements.
Engineering: Control and Electrical.
Glythera Limited is a
biotechnology company
specialising in the development
of next generation
biotherapeutics through the
application of our advanced
proprietary linker and stable
glycan technologies:
Biologics and chemistry process
capabilities and expertise in the
development of ADCs, conjugate
vaccines, PEGylated products and
biobetters using our novel,
enabling technology platforms.
Biotechnology
Recruitment. Recruitment consultancy and
specialist executive search for the
chemical and pharmaceutical
industries.
HR and Recruitment.
GrowthFunders helps ambitious
businesses raise capital to grow.
Online funding platform Business Support Services.
connecting growing business to
a range of investors including;
Angel Investors, Angel Networks
and VCs. Straightforward,
streamlined solution.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
GSE Systems
gses.com
Stockton-on-Tees
Haden Freeman Limited
hadenfreeman.com
Redcar
Hart Biologicals
hartbio.co.uk
Hartlepool
Hawkes Fire
hawkesfire.co.uk
Stockton-on-Tees
HC Technology Ltd
hctechnology.net
Durham
Herbs and Helpers
herbalmedicineuk.com
Carlisle
Helishoot Limited
constructionlibrary.co.uk
Northumberland
Hexdev
hexdevprecision.co.uk
Hexham
Hiatco Limited
hiatco.com
Stanley
High Force Research Ltd
highforceresearch.com
Durham
Horizonworks Marketing Ltd
horizonworks.co.uk
Newcastle
Horizon Aerial Photography
horizonap.com
Northumberland
HR2Day
hr2day.co.uk
Darlington
Electrical, instrument control
and automation engineering,
and design services. COMAH,
DSEAR, and ATEX compliance
support. Process simulation and
associated training.
GSE is a world leader in real-time,
high-fidelity simulation,
providing a wide range of
simulation, training and
engineering solutions to the
energy industry. Our
comprehensive engineering and
consulting services help
customers achieve performance
excellence in design, training,
and operations. GSE's products
and services are tailored to meet
specific client requirements such
as scope, budget, and timeline.
Engineering: Control and Electrical.
Design engineering and related
services. All risk compliance
capabilities and lean
manufacturing.
All required disciplines in-house.
Cut and carve, design of pilot
plants and scale up of processes.
Expertise in £2-5m projects.
small, safety assessments.
Project Management and Design
Services.
In-vitro diagnostics for blood
related analysis.
In depth understanding of blood
analysis.
Analytical Services.
Fire protection services. Hawkes Fire specialise in high
hazard industry fire protection.
We have a particular expertise in
flammable liquid fire suppression
developed over many years
operating in the NE and beyond.
SHEQ, Regulatory, and Risk Management.
Reverse engineered spare parts. Low cost but high quality spare
parts.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
Herbal medicines. High-quality herbal medicines. Healthcare and Medical.
Aerial photography in the
process industries for
inspecting tall structures.
Highly accurate aerial
photography carried out by
qualified engineers.
Photographers and Videographers.
Precision engineers and tool
makers.
Speed and quality of service. Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
Aluminium structures. Highly experienced in aluminium
construction.
Construction, Engineering, and
Infrastructure Services.
Services allied to new product
manufacture especially for
drugs.
Partnering for chemical
development.
Research and Development.
Full marketing service from
strategy generation to event
management.
A strategy-focused full-service
marketing company, offering
strategy, marketing, PR, brand,
design, and digital services.
Specialists in manufacturing,
engineering, biotechnology,
biopharma, energy, and
processing industries.
Marketing, PR, and Communications.
Aerial photography,
cinematography, and datacapture.
Very technically competent in
remotely piloted aerial systems.
Photographers and Videographers.
HR services. HR2day are renowned for putting
a personal emphasis on human
resource management. All our
employees are fully qualified,
flexible and personable, and able
to work with organisations of any
size.
HR and Recruitment.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
HSA Process Engineering
hsaprocess.com
Middlesbrough
Hutton Fire Protection
huttonfireprotection.couk
Billingham
Hybrow
hybrow.co.uk
Newcastle
Hydron Industrial Ltd
hydronindustrial.co.uk
Skelton in Cleveland
Idratek
idratek.com
Newcastle
Industrial and Marine Hydraulics
imh-uk.com
Middlesbrough
Inlec
inlec.com
Stokesley
In-Spec Manufacturing
in-specmanufacturing.co.uk
South Bank
Integraflex Limited
integraflex.co.uk
Middlesbrough
International Procurement Ltd
ip-ltd.net
Stockton-on-Tees
Intimation Creative
intimation.co.uk
Gateshead
Itchy Robot
itchyrobot.co.uk
Redcar
Industrial Technology Systems (ITS) Ltd
its-ltd.co.uk
Middlesbrough
All aspects of process
engineering and manufacturing
improvement.
From engineering and
manufacturing, our services will
help you sustain profitable
business growth and gain
maximum benefit from design,
engineering and project
management capability.
Engineering: Chemical and Process.
Fire protection services. Total fire protection service and
BAFE registered.
SHEQ, Regulatory, and Risk Management.
Training. Sales training for graduates. Training and Development Providers.
Electromagnetic inductionbased
materials removal from
steel substrates. sales, hire,
training, service maintenance,
onsite support, and full
technical back up for the RPR
induction technology.
Lower project costs. 5-20 x faster
than conventional Abrasive
blasting and UHP water blasting.
Reduced CO₂ emissions. 75%+
more energy efficient. Reduced
waste, clean up, and disposal. No
dust, noise, or HAVS. Safer for
operators and environment.
Engineering: Control and Electrical.
Intelligent automation for
buildings, domestic and
commercial.
Intelligent control for complex
situations tailored for lifestyle
needs.
Utilities, Energy, and Facilities
Management.
Manufacture, refurbishing,
sourcing and servicing of
hydraulic drives, and
components.
IMH is a leading hydraulic
engineering company focused
on high level technical service
and project delivery.
Hydraulics, Water Management, and
Waste Water Treatment Services.
Supply, hire, and calibration of
test and measurement
equipment.
Inlec are one of Europe's leading
test equipment specialists. We
provide test equipment solutions
to help our customers lower costs
improve efficiency and increase
profit. A programme of
continuous investment in
advanced test equipment,
facilities, and systems ensure that
you will receive the best
equipment for your test and
measurement application, next
day, and ready to work for you.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
Fabrication of vessels,
pipework, and structures.
At In-Spec Manufacturing
Limited, partnering starts with
listening. We listen to our
customers to determine their
needs, and then we collaborate
in a manner allowing them to
choose the service they require
from us.
Construction, Engineering, and
Infrastructure Services.
Hose assembly solutions
provider.
Swaging expertise. Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
Suppliers of valves, actuators,
steam traps, and related
equipment.
Tight shut-off isolation valves. Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
Graphic design and marketing
agency.
Proactive and cost effective. Marketing, PR, and Communications.
Training materials and
presentations. website
development.
Combine understanding of sector
requirements with IT capability.
Software Development.
Management information
systems, process control
systems, compliance training.
Project management.
ITS concentrates on delivering
projects that we target to deliver
real customer benefit and value.
Software Providers and Support Services.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
Industrial Thinking Ltd
industrialthinking.com
Redcar
International Innovative Technologies
iituk.com
Gateshead
International Synergies Limited
nispnetwork.com
Sunderland
Jacksons Law
jacksons-law.com
Stockton-on-Tees
J6 Ltd
j6ltd.com
Newcastle
Jam Technology
jam-technology.com
Barnard Castle
JBX-EVOLVE
jbx-evolve.com
Redcar
J Drew Creations
jdrewcreations.co.uk
Middlesbrough
JG Office Supplies
jgofficesupplies.co.uk
Redcar
Jo Hand Recruitment
johandrecruitment.co.uk
Middlesbrough
Manufacturing software
products and services
specialising in data-historian
solutions.
Affordable, flexible, vendor
independent data-visualisation
solutions. Combine relevant data
from a variety of systems to
maximise corporate value and aid
strategic decision making.
Software Development.
Powder processing equipment. New range of milling machines
with low energy consumption
and good size control.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
Novel approach to matching of
resources to deliver maximum
overall benefit.
Matching of needs and surplus
resources between companies
especially in field of waste.
Waste and Recycling.
Legal Services. including
commercial property, company
law, engineering and
construction, employment law,
IP, and regulatory issues.
With offices in the Tees Valley
and Newcastle, we focus on
delivering results, providing real
value and strive to put our clients
at the heart of our business.
Legal Services.
Overhead cost reduction. Retain specialists in all overhead
areas.
Procurement Services.
Product and business
development.
Our purpose is to provide our
clients with the most capable and
effective service to meet their
business needs in the areas of
product and business
development. We aim to be the
most effective and hence
profitable route for any client in
developing their business and
products, or solving their
problems.
Business Support Services.
Leadership and team
development, coaching,
assessment, cultural change
management.
Customer has the opportunity to
partner with us in the creation of
the developmental initiative to
create a bespoke initiative that
compliments your business
strategy, targeted at the
outcomes you desire.
Training and Development Providers.
Software Development. for web
applications.
Bespoke Software Development
for web.
Software Development.
Office supplies and furniture. We offer a wide range of office
furniture, supplies, stationery,
janitorial equipment as well as a
wide range of ink cartridges and
toners. Local and flexible to meet
customer needs.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
Employment agency. A local agency with over 40 years
experience in the North East
recruitment market working with
Blue Chip and SME organisations
in all sectors to include
manufacturing, oil and gas,
energy, communications,
chemical, commercial, etc. Our
USP is that we offer a world class
service for local prices. Long term
personalised working
relationships are what we are
about.
HR and Recruitment.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
John Boyd Associates
jbadesign.co.uk
Wynyard
John Gibson Hire and Sales
johngibsonhiresales.co.uk
Middlesbrough
Johnson Partners Limited
johnsonpartners.co.uk
Middlesbrough
Judith Healey Consultant
Billingham
Kamaiden Limited
scorpeun.co.uk
Redcar
kanto.co.uk
Stockton-on-Tees
KBR
kbr.co.uk
Birtley
KDI Systems
kdi-systems.com
Newcastle
Keane Analytical
keane-analytical.co.uk
Northumberland
KF Training
kftraining.co.uk
Easington
Consultant chemical analysts. High quality GMP analytical
support. Stability studies.
Analytical Services.
Engineering design and
compliance services.
JBA are recognised industry
experts in instrument and
electrical engineering, turn key
project delivery, and regulatory
compliance solutions.
Engineering: Control and Electrical.
Hire and sales of lifting
equipment and tools.
Inspection, testing and repair of
lifting equipment. (On site or
workshop). Calibration services.
Long established North East
company with a reputation for
quality of service that is
responsive to customer needs.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
Freight forwarding. Shipping services for all types of
cargoes with a specialism in
engineering equipment and
project cargo.
Logistics, Freight, Haulage, Warehousing,
and Distribution.
Training, PR, sales
developments.
Unlocking networks to build
business partnerships and
converting leads to business.
Training and Development Providers.
Revolutionary sports footwear
attachment.
Kamaiden is a start-up company
developing a new method of
including more people in active
sports via a revolutionary sports
shoe attachment derived from
professional experiences. The
Scorpeun allows the wearer to
temporarily transform ordinary
training shoes into appropriate
grips for different sports.
Manufacturing: Other.
supplier of industrial
instruments and automation.
We have expertise in bulk
liquid storage applications,
covering fuels, petrochemicals,
chemicals and plant automation
including hazardous areas/ATEX
instrumentation and aggressive
materials.
We can integrate most aspects of
plant (typical application: bulk
liquid storage) operation and
provide real-time and historical
data trending on a web platform.
Innovative alarm features
(email/SMS) can provide an
additional level of audit trail for
alarm management when it
comes to HSE/EA audits. This webbased
system offers also
comprehensive current and
historical management reports
and extensive historical search of
any recorded data.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
Installation of wireless
networks.
Experts in wireless hardware
installation. Agents for a number
of wireless network
manufacturers and also Motorola
mobile devices.
Utilities, Energy, and Facilities
Management.
KDI systems offers a wide range
of services that can be tailored
to meet clients' individual
needs. Project management
and consultancy, new system
development legacy, systems
replacement, systems
integration, tracking systems,
anmd safety critical systems.
KDI systems are system
integration specialists focused on
developing and delivering world
class systems and solutions. KDI
systems deliver a complete range
of management and technical
services, from tailored
consultancy and detailed
technical support to complete
systems development.
Project Management and Design
Services.
Training. Quality of service. Training and Development Providers.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
KeaConsult
keaconsult.com
Yarm
K Home International Ltd
khe.co.uk
Thornaby
Koru Property Services Ltd
koruproperty
Gateshead
KPA Associates
kpaassociates.co.uk
Darlington
Life Aid Training
lifeaidtraining.co.uk
Middlesbrough
Lisam Systems Ltd
lisam.com
Hartlepool
Lorna Michaels Recruitment
lornamichaels.com
Newcastle
Lucion Environmental
lucion.co.uk
Gateshead
LumiBio
lumibio.com
Barrow
Sales consultancy, coaching,
and training.
We help clients address their
sales challenges through the
application of reliable
reproducible methodologies
using real-life sales opportunities.
Training and Development Providers.
Engineering design services. Project Management and Design
Services.
HQ in region. Significant track
record in sector.
Construction, design, project
management.
Modular construction enabling
very rapid build.
Construction, Engineering, and
Infrastructure Services.
Application for mobile workers
to reduce paperwork, provide
progress tracking, collect
inspection evidence.
Flexible, cheap and installs on
existing smart phones.
Software Development.
Provider of first aid training and
defibrillators.
A better approach that gives you
family:
Within the new first aid
regulations that means less
paperwork and more robust
compliance.
SHEQ, Regulatory, and Risk Management.
SDS authoring and chemicals
management software. Reach
volume tracking.
REACH compliant SDS authoring
software. DSD/DPD CLP GHS
ADR. Familiar interface. Global
regulations. International
company with local support.
SHEQ, Regulatory, and Risk Management.
Recruitment services. Lorna Michaels provide bespoke
recruitment solutions to a
number of professional
disciplines and market sectors.
The combination of our industry
knowledge, national network,
and innovative use of
communications technology
ensures that we are able to reach
further than many other
recruitment companies.
HR and Recruitment.
Asbestos and hazardous
material management.
Lucion Environmental is an
independent asbestos
consultancy that specialises in
the surveying, identification and
analysis of asbestos containing
materials. As an independent
company, we are able to ensure
the delivery of impartial trusted
advice and professional services
to our clients throughout the UK.
SHEQ, Regulatory, and Risk Management.
Infection protection. LumiBio has been developed to
assist healthcare providers in
maintaining a clean and
appropriate environment to
ensure service users and staff
have maximum protection
against HCAIs (Healthcare
Associated Infections).
Healthcare and Medical.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
Lumier
lumier.co.uk
Barrow
MAC Security and Fire
macsecurity.co.uk
Consett
Macaw Engineering
macawengineering.com
Newcastle
Mantank
mantank.co.uk
Stockton-on-Tees
Manufacturing Excellence Ltd
manufacturingexcellence.co.uk
Northallerton
Manufacturing Excellence Ltd -
Development Excellence
developmentexcellence.co.uk
Northallerton
Manufacturing Excellence Ltd - ICT
Excellence
ictexcellence.com
Northallerton
Manus Neurodynamica
manusneuro.com
Newcastle
Maritime Safe Passage
Castle Eden
Marske Site Services - Engineering
marskesiteservices.co.uk
Stokesley
Specialist optoelectric design
and manufacture.
From our varied product mix,
Lumier can offer cost effective
alternative solutions to existing
LED applications, ranging from
intensity match and colour
compatibility to direct
manufacturer replacements and
ranking. Lumier can offer a wide
range of reliable and economical
optoelectronic solutions,
supported by our dedicated
technical team.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
Building security systems Independent; No charge for call
outs; Small company feel, close to
customers, repeat business;
strong technically.
Security Services and Products.
Corrosion management, plant
and pipeline integrity
management, materials and
welding, engineering services.
A specialist supplier of integrity,
corrosion management and
related consultancy services to
the oil and gas and infrastructure
markets. MACAW provides
engineering and technical
solutions associated with the
management, operation,
performance, integrity, and life
extension of plant and pipeline
systems worldwide.
Engineering: Maintenance, Mechanical,
and Fabrication.
Environmental services; waste
disposal, industrial cleaning,
decommissioning.
Provider of industrial waste
management services especially
industrial cleaning and waste
removal.
Waste and Recycling.
The Excellence group has 3
strands - manufacturing
excellence, development
excellence, and ICT excellence.
Lean manufacturing and supply
chain expertise delivering
workforce training and
consultancy. Quantifiable and
sustainable results with proven
success. Funding available.
Training and Development Providers.
Practical and bespoke training in
business improvement
techniques, leadership, and teamworking
to resolve real business
issues. Funding available.
Development excellence. Business Support Services.
ICT excellence. Lean office - Design and scoping
of streamlined back-office
processes. Independent and
unbiased systems advice.
Accountancy, Financial Services, and
Administration.
Diagnostic test for Parkinson's
Disease.
Novel IT solution for Parkinson's
Disease diagnostic.
Healthcare and Medical.
Specialist disinfectant
treatments.
Have IP for an effective
disinfectant and flame retardant.
Manufacturing: Chemical and
Pharmaceutical.
Reputation established over 50
years for innovative solutions and
cost effective services. Keen
against tight and demanding
deadlines. Full project
management skills from
conceptual design to prototyping
and final site implementation.
Family-owned business with top
quality engineering professionals
absolutely committed to
delivering exactly to the clients
needs.
The divisions core engineering
activities consist of; offshore
wind turbines and renewables,
vessel mobilisation and
demobilisation,
project management and
operational support, design and
engineering solutions, modular
unit construction, and
consultancy.
Project Management and Design
Services.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
Marske Site Services - Recruitment
marskesiteservices.co.uk
Stokesley
Martel Instruments
martelinstruments.com
Stanley
Martyn Industrials
martyn-industrials.com
Carlisle
Mayberry Consultancy Ltd
mayberryconsultancy.co.uk
Yarm
MB Air Systems
mbairsystems.co.uk
Seaham
McDaniel and Co
mcdanielslaw.com
Newcastle
Mech-Tool
mechtool.co.uk
Darlington
Mercure Hotel
mercure.com/Darlington-hotels
Darlington
Medipro
mediprotraining.co.uk
North Tyneside
The supply of specialist
engineering and technical
personnel to our international
client base, centred on the
following; windfarms and
renewable energy, offshore oil
and gas, and onshore
engineering and construction.
Family owned business
absolutely focussed on the
engineering sector. Laser-like
focus on the clients
requirements, sourcing the right
candidates both from a technical
and cultural perspective. Highly
experienced, stable team of top
quality consultants. Unique
database of talented, highly
marketable engineering
professionals nurtured over many
years. Outstanding reputation for
our ability to recruit for short
term contracts and permanent
positions alike.
HR and Recruitment.
Primarily handheld thermal
printers.
Customer focus. ISO compliance.
Wide range of electronic (PCB)
expertise.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
Access ramps for wheelchairs
and flooring for transport
interiors.
Martyn Industrials is proud to
supply products from industryleading
suppliers, and it remains
our aim to ensure that the quality
and integrity of our supply chain
continues to meet our customers'
high standards.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
Human resource management. Mayberry Consultancy provides a
wide range of human resource
management and business
development services with
particular reference to small and
medium size enterprises.
HR and Recruitment.
Pneumatic systems for industry. Total lifetime solutions for your
air driven equipment.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
Commercial Law. Specialising in
IP law.
A niche practice servicing those
businesses whose core asset lies
in intellectual property.
Legal Services.
Complete Service - Design,
fabrication, project
management, testing, supply,
and installation.
Bespoke solutions for high
hazard applications (fire, blast
walls and acoustics).
Construction, Engineering, and
Infrastructure Services.
Specialist industrial and military
medical education, and a
provider of medical equipment.
We provide accredited specialist
medical training, delivered by
medical professionals. We are
approved by a number of
prestigious internationally
recognised awarding bodies,
including the HSE, IMCA, RCS Ed,
and IHCD.
Healthcare and Medical.
Hotel Accommodation, Meeting
Rooms, Private Dining, Bar and
Restaurant.
Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel is
centrally located in the historic
market town of Darlington yet
close to the A1 and A66. An ideal
base for conducting business in
Newton Aycliffe, Stockton, Tees
Valley, County Durham and North
Yorkshire and only 30 minutes
from Newcastle. With 83 modern
guest bedrooms and 4
conference suites we provide
exceptional service in
contemporary modern
surroundings.
Business Support Services.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
Meldrum Construction Services
meldrumcs.com
Gateshead
Metal Drum Company
metal-drum.co.uk
Durham
Michael Anderson
Redcar
Millhawk Services Ltd
millhawk-sl.co.uk
Northallerton
MN Consultancy Ltd
mnconsultancyltd.co.uk
Darlington
Monumental Training
monumentaltraining.com
Sunderland
Morton Innovation
Redcar
MP Storage and Blending
mpstorage.com
Middlesbrough
Lifestyle Architecture
lifestylearchitecture.com
Hartlepool
Murgitroyd
murgitroyd.com
Newcastle
New Results Training
newresultstraining.co.uk
Houghton Le Spring
Newday Energy Services
newdayenergyservices.com
Barnard Castle
NexStampUK Limited
nexstampuk.com
Middlesbrough
Construction contractor. Design
development, building design,
and construction. Building, civil
engineering, mechanical and E,
and architectural metal work.
Holistic service for your
construction needs with
specialist experience in design,
architectural-based metalwork,
including steelwork, civil,
mechanical, and electrical
engineering.
Construction, Engineering, and
Infrastructure Services.
Tight-head and open top metal
drum packages for liquids and
powders; 5L to 230L capacity.
International and food accredited
packaging supplier. Local NE
supply - short lead times.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
Marketing consultancy. Experience of running Innovation
Accelerator at Wilton and in
senior marketing roles.
Marketing, PR, and Communications.
Assistance with and resolving
difficult projects; reviewing
circumstances and providing
advice regarding entitlement
and, or contract value,
reviewing and analysing
contract documentation, claims
presentation or analysis.
All personnel have extensive
experience in the construction
industry. Able to work with all
construction disciplines,
experienced in many different
spheres of construction. Au fait
with different contract forms, and
also able to understand and
analyse bespoke contracts.
Disapproving of the fees charged
by other contract experts, we
keep our overheads low and our
fees likewise. We are happy and
able to deal with any size
company and problems of any
magnitude.
Project Management and Design
Services.
Financial and pensions advice
especially for SMEs.
Pensions expertise for SMEs a
speciality as well as broad range
of financial advice.
Accountancy, Financial Services, and
Administration.
Training and recruitment and
services.
Long established access to Job
Centre Plus. No cost to clients.
Training and Development Providers.
Business consultancy especially
for SMEs.
Vast experience in supporting
and growing small companies.
Business Support Services.
Chemical blending and dilution,
bulk liquid storage, filling and repacking.
Ancillary services
including quality control lab,
packaging supply, waste
transfer licence.
Safe and efficient blending,
dilution, drumming and repacking.
Site services include
bulk liquid storage, quality
control laboratory and waste
transfer licence.
Dispersions, Blending, Formulations, and
Separations.
Practical leadership training. Focus on development of leaders
only.
Training and Development Providers.
Patent and trade mark
attorneys.
Clients treated as partners and
exceptional service.
Legal Services.
Sales training; consultancy,
training, mentoring, and
strategy.
Observational work to see what a
are. Followed by feedback and
bespoke training.
Training and Development Providers.
Renewable energy and
insulation in construction
industry.
Broad range of energy-efficiency
and renewable energy services to
both the domestic and
commercial sectors.
Utilities, Energy, and Facilities
Management.
Digital stamping technology for
trusted digital documents and
records.
Digital stamping technology is a
novel technology embedding
verifiable evidences of a
document's integrity and
creating self-authenticating
documents.
Software Development
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
Nicholson's Transport Limited
nicholsonstransport.co.uk
Billingham
Norma Foster Ltd
normafoster.com
Gateshead
North Functional Safety Management
Stokesley
North View Engineering Solutions Ltd
northview-engineering.co.uk
Darlington
Northern Business Advisors Ltd
northernbusinessadvisers.co.uk
Across North East
Nortech Solutions Ltd
nortech-solutions.co.uk
Wynyard and Billingham
NewChem Technologies
newchemtechnologies.com
Newcastle
Novatech
novatechuk.com
Chester le Street
Oculus HR Limited
oculus-hr.co.uk
Rainton Bridge
Online Intelligence
online-intelligence.co.uk
Ingleby Barwick
SEO, PPC, social media, link
building, content writing, CRO,
data analysis and reports,
marketing automation, direct
marketing, app development,
brand reputation, content
marketing, and drip marketing.
A digital marketing agency that
combines industry data with
transparency of work. We use
industry data and trends to
analyse and identify
opportunities for success in your
specific industry. We take your
offline success and reproduce
this success online. We work
more closely with your business
compared to most digital
agencies. This allows for a perfect
blend of creativeness that you
find in agency life while still
having specialist industry
knowledge that you find from an
in-house team.
Human resources consultancy
providing consultancy support,
monthly retained, interim, and
virtual assistant services. 15
years experience within
manufacturing and automotive.
Fast-pace and direct.
A forward-thinking HR solution
servicing micro-SMEs and SMEs
who care about their best assetstheir
employees. We hold the
hand of employers for HR
support to guide through their
business processes.
HR and Recruitment.
Marketing, PR, and Communications.
R&D and consultancy services in
the area of organic chemistry
and medicinal chemistry.
Chemistry and drug
development expertise.
Research and Development.
Warehousing, distribution and
specialist transport.
Specialist transport of hazardous
and non-hazardous pallets and
parcel distribution Europe and
UK wide.
Logistics, Freight, Haulage, Warehousing,
and Distribution.
Coaching and training in export
communications and business
development.
Helps business to grow and
succeed worldwide by
developing their
communications.
Training and Development Providers.
Functional safety management. We specialise in corporate and
project functional safety
management and competency
management for functional
safety. Our prime objective is to
work with engineering and
operating companies to develop
their functional safety
management systems towards
gaining compliance with
international standard IEC 61508
and IEC 61511.
SHEQ, Regulatory, and Risk Management.
Machining and fabrication. Flexible integrated service that
completes design, machining,
and fabrication at one site.
Engineering: Maintenance, Mechanical,
and Fabrication.
Supplier of process and
packaging equipment to the
pharmaceutical and fine and
speciality industries.
Buying and selling of high quality
pre-owned process and
packaging equipment.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
Experienced business advisers
using hands-on experience,
training and skills, and putting
them alongside to find the most
creative business solutions that
work.
Providing specific expertise from
a wide range of advisors.
Training and Development Providers.
Engineering design services. Quality, flexible, proactive, fast
track. Proven track record in the
region.
Project Management and Design
Services.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
Organic Engineering Solutions
organicengineeringsolutions.com
Stokesley
On-Trac Software Providers and Support Services.
on-trac.co.uk
Gateshead
Open Eyre Coaching and Consultancy
openeyre.co.uk
Yarm
Optimal Asset Management Limited
oaml.co.uk
Durham
Orange Bus
orangebus.co.uk
Newcastle
Outspoken Voiceover
outspokenvoiceover.com
Middlesbrough
PASS Ltd - Calibration
calibrate.co.uk
Stockton-on-Tees
PASS Ltd - Testing
tester.co.uk
Stockton-on-Tees
Attraction, transformation,
cleansing, modelling, and mining
of data leading to the
provisioning of data analytics,
and business intelligence.
Transform the way industries
deliver information to their
customers, employees, and
suppliers.
UKAS calibration and repair
services of electrical and
mechanical instrumentation.
Local calibration services both on
and off site. Fast turnaround
services.
Engineering: Control and Electrical.
Test equipment, thermal
imaging cameras from Fluke,
Flir, Megger, Seaward.
Over 3,000 items in stock for next
day delivery.
Engineering: Control and Electrical.
Asset management
implementation consultancy.
Improve reliability and reduce
cost by implementing asset
management systems, processes,
and structures underpinned by
developing management
behaviour, skills, and confidence
to ensure sustainability.
Business Support Services.
Delivering a powerful systematic Training and Development Providers.
approach and diagnostic to
improve team performance and
effectiveness with real and
measurable results.
Professional coaching for team
leaders, teams, and
organisations.
Marketing, PR, and Communications.
Voiceovers for E-learning,
videos, animations, explainer
videos, online content and
apps. Audio transcription of text
for blind and partially sighted
people. Oral history recordings.
Social media training.
20+ years experience as a radio
broadcaster, producer, and
voiceover artist. Experience
includes national and local BBC
radio and the Central Office of
Information. As a voiceover I
work locally, nationally, and
internationally. I have my own
broadcast quality voiceover
recording studio, so I can offer a
flexible, reliable service.
Marketing, PR, and Communications.
Supplier of natural organic
treatments for crops. Bionutrients
and ecoenzymes for
land remediation.
Natural organic treatments for
growth promotion. Improving
crop quality with novel diseasepest
protection.
Biotechnology.
We're a technology partner to
companies like Sage, Philips
and TSG, in addition to local and
national government bodies,
such as HMRC, London Councils
and Newcastle City Council.
Services include; digital
strategy, Software
Development., process
improvement, web and mobile
development, data processing,
usability testing, and full
lifecycle digital marketing.
We help businesses to grow and
become more efficient through
the use of technology. Whether
that's through the creation of a
new website, streamlining of the
supply chain process or the
development of bespoke
systems.
Our design and development
decisions are driven by data,
which means that you can be
assured of well-researched
solutions that will be most likely
to have the desired effect on your
users.
We make your targets our
targets. We'll identify your
commercial goals first and
foremost, and then make sure
technology serves to meet them.
We have one of the largest and
most experienced digital teams
in the North East, working across
a multitude of development
languages and platforms, and
therefore capable of working
with any legacy system.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
Parkers Executive Chauffeurs
parkerschauffeurs.com
Darlington
Paul Frost Media
paulfrostmedia.co.uk
Bishopton
Perry Process Equipment
perryprocess.co.uk
Newton Aycliffe
Photon Fire
photonfire.com
Newcastle
Pipetawse
pipetawselimited.co.uk
Seaton DeLaval
Pinnacle Re-Tec
pinnacleretec.com
Consett
Plaxica
plaxica.com
Redcar
Pollywood
Yarm
Polam Hall Darlington
polamhall.com
Darlington
Populus Select
populusselect.com
Darlington
Primary Dispersions
primary dispersions.com
Redcar
PRODDIO
proddio.com
Redcar
Consultancy covering; grant
funding support for SME's and
corporation tax reduction
through R&D tax credits.
Project management, CRM, and
XRM solutions.
We work on a no-win-no-fee
basis and help companies get
cash back from HMRC. We can
also help companies access new
work as well as provide best in
class project management and
CRM services.
Business Support Services.
Structural tubes derived from
sustainable raw materials.
Tubes are light but strong as steel
and made from renewable
materials.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
An independent day and
boarding school.
Independent, co-educational day
and boarding school based in the
North East.
Business Support Services.
Advanced and disruptive One of the key technical barriers
to the large scale commercial
uptake of nanomaterials is the
lack of a process technology
capable of creating long term
level. ConCor technology solves
these problems. This will help to
unlock the full potential of these
exciting materials and markets.
Dispersions, Blending, Formulations, and
Separations.
Recruitment services. Our ability to deliver a full
headhunt (through internal
research abilities) to shortlist in a
reduced timescale.
HR and Recruitment.
Mechanical, pipework and
steelwork fabrication, and
installation solutions.
Flexible and responsive to
customer needs.
Engineering: Maintenance, Mechanical,
and Fabrication.
Core business is in spare parts
for pumps and rotating
equipment.
Ability to re-engineer spare parts. Engineering: Maintenance, Mechanical,
and Fabrication.
Development of low cost lactic
acid technology - green
chemicals.
Low cost lactic acid for use in
polymers and industrial
chemicals.
Manufacturing: Chemical and
Pharmaceutical.
Media training, website films,
and DVDs. Communications
support.
Bespoke media training and
company films. Understand
sector needs.
Training and Development Providers.
Used process equipment
specialists.
Perry Process Equipment has the
largest inventory in the world of
used process equipment with
over 25,000 items in stock. We
have been buying and selling
used process plant and
equipment since 1932. This
makes us able to offer you
equipment at up to 70% cheaper
than new, and with many items
immediately available.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
Electronics, optics, and sensor
technology.
Expertise in rugged sensors. Research and Development.
Executive car and coach service. High quality, reliable executive
car and coach service to
corporate and private clients
wanting to create the best
impression. The service includes
newest fleet with low emissions,
carbon neutral journeys, online
booking, customer loyalty
programme, and guaranteed
reliability through state of the art
tracking and technology.
Business Support Services.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
Profile Analysis Ltd
Middlesbrough
Property Finder Agency
propertyfinderagency.co.uk
Darlington
ProSalus Safety Consultants
prosalus.co.uk
Stokesley
Prozomix
prozomix.com
Haltwhistle
Publicity Seekers Ltd
publicityseekers.co.uk
Hartlepool
PyReco
pyreco.com
Redcar
Python Properties
Pythonproperties.co.uk
Middlesbrough
QA Weldtech Limited
qaweldtech.co.uk
Middlesbrough
Quantum Controls
quantum-controls.co.uk
Northumberland
R Mason Chemicals
County Durham
ramarketing
ramarketing.com
Newcastle
Red Media Technologies
Newcastle
Redrose Manufacturing
redrosemfg.com
Houghton le Spring
Redvas
redvas.info
Darlington
Reflective Thinking
reflectivethinking.com
Newcastle
RDS Engineering
rdsengineering.co.uk
Washington
Virtual online administrative
and support services and wide
range of business training
courses.
Reducing pressure in a business.
Redvas provide online admin
services and have substantial
coaching and mentoring
experience across a range of
sectors.
Accountancy, Financial Services, and
Administration.
'Mistry' training products. 'Mistry' training products allow
teams to solve open-ended
problems.
Software Providers and Support Services.
Independent supplier of
precision engineered
components and tooling.
Rapid response and high quality
products and services.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
Two business areas: API
manufacture and biotech
process development.
Small, flexible operation. Manufacturing: Chemical and
Pharmaceutical.
PR, social media, and SEO. Pharmacuetical track record and
value for money.
Marketing, PR, and Communications.
Nutraceutical and cosmecutical
formulation and manufacture.
Very fast order to delivery. Manufacturing: Chemical and
Pharmaceutical.
Environmental remediation. Novel mineral product binding
heavy metals and adsorbing
phosphates.
Waste and Recycling.
Pyrolysis of waste tyres to useful
raw materials.
Unique IP protected 'green'
processing.
Waste and Recycling.
Specialist welding and
engineering.
Offering global solutions in
specialist welding and fabrication
using state of the art machinery.
Engineering: Maintenance, Mechanical,
and Fabrication.
Motors and drives. 25 years experience with variable
speed drives.
Engineering: Control and Electrical.
Commercial property and office
space.
State of the art office
accommodation.
Business Support Services.
Safety consultancy specialising
in functional and technical
safety.
TUV functional safety accredited
specialist.
SHEQ, Regulatory, and Risk Management.
Novel enzymes. Technology allows superior
biocatalysis to be developed and
manufactured.
Biotechnology.
All aspects of public relations
including strategy, media
relations, events, public affairs,
copywriting.
Former journalists who
specialises in gaining positive
publicity for companies in the
process sector.
Marketing, PR, and Communications.
Development of sales
management software.
Data driven marketing
consultancy using powerful data
research and analysis tools to
identify and exploit real business
opportunities based on customer
intelligence.
Marketing, PR, and Communications.
Help you find and acquire the
ideal property to resolve all your
relocation and homesearch
needs.
With one point of contact, one
designated specialist consultant
to oversee every stage of the
process.
Business Support Services.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
RDW Creative
rdwcreative.co.uk
Stockton-on-Tees
Reprotec
reprotecuk.co.uk
Langley Moor
Resource and Fuels Ltd
resourceandfuels.com
Redcar
Returnable Packaging Services & Outpace
rpsltd.com
outpace.co.uk
Thornaby
Ropax
ropax.co.uk
Barrow
ROVE
roveconsultancy.co.uk
North Tyneside
Royenface
royenface.com
Newcastle
Royston
royston.co.uk
North Tyneside
Rubberlips PR
rubberlipspr.co.uk
Gateshead
Russell-Gibson Partnership
rgpltd.co.uk
Middlesbrough
Ryedale Plasterers
ryedaleplasterers.co.uk
Northallerton
SafetyBUILT-IN
safetybuiltin.co.uk
Great Ayton
Bespoke people-based learning
and development (individuals,
teams, and organisations).
Bespoke people-focused
solutions for individuals, teams,
and organisations.
Training and Development Providers.
Experts in the restoration of
original plaster features.
Bespoke and off-the-shelf
products and services covering all
aspects of lime plasterwork and
decorative moulding.
Construction, Engineering, and
Infrastructure Services.
Safety improvement
programme for the process
sector.
SBI is a 'values-based safety'
company. We understand that
compliance to SHE regulations is
only the beginning. We are
specialists in changing the
culture and mind-sets of
organisations, embedding safety
as a core value. This results in
improved safety in your
organisation, greater
productivity, and significant
financial savings.
SHEQ, Regulatory, and Risk Management.
Microfabrication and metallic
surface modification.
Novel electrochemical
technology.
Engineering: Maintenance, Mechanical,
and Fabrication.
Diesel generators. High level of service and
experience.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
PR and social media provision. Strong track record in process
sector.
Marketing, PR, and Communications.
Logistics, Freight, Haulage, Warehousing,
and Distribution.
Total service. Take pallet
management away from
company. For Outpace find ways
to meet packaging requirements
and regulations at minimum cost.
Pallet recovery and recovery of
other packaging e.g. drums and
IBCs. Provision of optimum
packaging solutions.
Rope access, condition
monitoring, and NDT.
The company has core
competencies in the provision of
non-destructive testing services
and IRATA rope access solutions.
Our strategy is to pursue a
socially responsible approach in
business, minimising our impact
on the environment and helping
to create a more sustainable
future.
Construction, Engineering, and
Infrastructure Services.
Personnel development
consultants. Provision of quality
assurance training.
Client centric as opposed to
qualification or training provider
focused.
Business Support Services.
Marketing, strategy planning,
and consultancy. Branding,
design and print, web design,
and display materials.
Established in 1978. Highly
creative marketing and design
agency working with large
multinational companies
throughout the North East. Inhouse
copywriting and
photographer.
Marketing, PR, and Communications.
Flooring contractor. Knowledge of modern floor
coatings and expertise in
applying them.
Construction, Engineering, and
Infrastructure Services.
Alternate uses of waste
particularly waste to fuels.
Ethical solutions to extract value
from waste.
Waste and Recycling.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
Saltburn Wellbeing Centre
saltburnwellbeingcentre.co.uk
Saltburn
SBV Fabrication and Site Services
sbvfabrications.co.uk
Middlesbrough
Scarab4
scarab4.com
Northumberland
SCITEC Marketing and PR
scitecmarketing.co.uk
Redcar
SCM Pharma
scmpharma.com
Northumberland
Scurator Ltd
scurator.co.uk
Saltburn
Secure Photographic Services
securephotographicservices.com
Consett
Sensapharm
sensapharm.eu
Sunderland
Signacure Resilience
signacure.co.uk
Whitley Bay
Silverstone Building Consultancy
silverstonebc.com
Newcastle
Slater Group - Slaters Electricals
slaters-electricals.com
Blaydon
Building due diligence,
refurbishment, and
maintenance analysis.
Directors are hands-on, high
professional indemnity (£5m),
can-do attitude, and agility.
Project Management and Design
Services.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
Slaters Electricals specialise in the
supply and manufacture of HV
and LV, power and distribution
transformers, and support
services. From design to
installation our engineers have
the exceptional knowledge and
experience across all disciplines
of the industry to allow our
custom projects to be most
effective.
Supply and manufacture of HV
and LV switchgear, power, and
distribution transformers.
Photography. Studio on secure site. Photographers and Videographers.
Small molecule analysis. State of the art small molecule
identification and quantisation
via mass spectroscopy.
Analytical Services.
Supply chain risk and resilience Business Support Services.
specialists.
Supply chain resilience
consultant.
Marketing. Marketing support for technical
businesses.
Marketing, PR, and Communications.
Manufacturing of
pharmaceuticals and medical
devices for clinical studies.
Specialise in novel, difficult
dangerous projects.
Manufacturing: Chemical and
Pharmaceutical.
Civil and structural engineering
solutions.
Can act on behalf of client as
responsible structural engineer.
Engineering: Civil and Structural.
A package of services relating to
health and wellbeing to both
individuals and companies.
These sessions provide the tools
you need to manage stress.
Regular or short term sessions
available. Stress management
workshops. Wellbeing onsite
complementary therapy
sessions. Providing taster
therapies and information.
Specialise in work-related and
personal stress management,
bereavement, and addictions.
The Wellbeing Centre works to
tailor services to the needs of
individuals and companies.
Healthcare and Medical.
Heavy industrial steel
fabrication and pipework
(carbon and stainless).
Equipment packages,
machining, site services, and
project management.
Stainless and carbon steel
industrial fabrication projects.
Complex programmes for the
process, nuclear, power, oil and
gas, petrochemical, marine, and
engineering industries. Also
provide machining, installation,
and site services.
Engineering: Maintenance, Mechanical,
and Fabrication.
Marketing, PR, and business
development strategies.
Specialist market sector focus. Marketing, PR, and Communications.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
Slater Group - MEC Electrical Contractors
mec-contractors.com
Blaydon
Solar Capture Technologies
solarcapturetechnologies.com
Blyth
Solomons (Europe) Ltd
projectcontrolprofessionals.co.uk
Hartlepool
Solvert Limited
solvertltd.co.uk
Redcar
Sortology
sortology.com
Yarm
Sotech Optima Ltd
sotech-optima.co.uk
Peterlee
Spearhead Interactive
spearheadinteractive.com
Middlesbrough
Spectrum Industrial
spectrumindustrial.co.uk
Jarrow
Spiralyne
spiralyne.com
Durham
Splash Print Management Ltd
splash-pm.co.uk
Newton Aycliffe
Square One Law Legal Services.
squareonelaw.com
Newcastle
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
World class expertise in small
photovoltaic cells.
Photovoltaic cells - solar panels
for niche applications.
Quantity surveying. Quantity surveying with
emphasis on process experience.
Project Management and Design
Services.
Unique way of linking up all the Engineering: Chemical and Process.
processes from waste
segregation through to key
chemicals especially butanol.
Solvert specialises in the
development of technology to
produce renewable chemicals
from sustainable raw materials,
specifically the organic fraction
of waste.
Plastics recycling. Separation of difficult mixtures. Waste and Recycling.
Construction, Engineering, and
Infrastructure Services.
Architectural facade systems. Innovative bespoke facades.
Develop bespoke online 3D
solutions.
Providing digital experiences
across business-to-business.
Software Development.
Installation and management of
HV and LV infrastructure. install and management of HV
and LV and transformer
infrastructure. The core value
systematically implement
complex projects but to be able
to create and apply innovative
solutions above the average
requirements.
Construction, Engineering, and
Infrastructure Services.
Manufacturing: Chemical and
Pharmaceutical.
Provide bespoke cleaning
solutions.
Cleaning chemicals.
Dried algae neutraceutical. Blister packing. Biotechnology.
Brokering and managing print
services.
Work with their suppliers but for
their customers. The personal
approach has led to very high
second year growth.
Branding and Print Services
Square One Law is an
entrepreneurial, commercial law
firm offering an alternative, more
agile model to clients. It offers a
proactive and commercially
aware service and their partners
believe this can only be achieved
if they invest time into fully
businesses and the sectors in
which they operate, building
strong relationships, based on
trust. The firm has attracted very
experienced lawyers and now
has ten partners. It has built a
highly motivated team and is
recognised by its clients and
business partners as a quality
offering in the highly
competitive, North East legal
marketplace.
Commercial law firm,
specialising in corporate,
commercial, property, litigation,
employment, energy, sport, and
personal business.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
Stiller Warehousing and Distribution
stiller.co.uk
Newton Aycliffe
Strategic Corrosion Management
stratcorrman.com
Cramlington
Superkrush
superkrush.com
Newcastle
SureTrax
suretrax.org.uk
Stockton-on-Tees
Switch Growth Ltd
switch-growth.co.uk
Redcar
Synergy FTP Ltd - totrain
totrain.co.uk
Stockton-on-Tees
TAD Web Solutions Limited
tadwebsolutions.co.uk
Redcar
Tait Walker
taitwalker.co.uk
Stockton-on-Tees, Newcastle, and Morpeth
Taylor Packaging
taylor-packaging.co.uk
Spennymoor
Tanton Technology
tantontechnology.com
Stokesley
Warehousing, distribution, and
palletline service.
Stiller's comprehensive service
offering means that you can
place yourselves in the hands of
tried, tested, and trusted
professionals, reducing your
costs and eliminating your time
consuming administration.
Palletline - As part of the UK's
largest national network we
provide an innovative solution for
the distribution of small or large
palletised consignments cost
effectively and on time.
Logistics, Freight, Haulage, Warehousing,
and Distribution.
Accountancy, Financial Services, and
Administration.
A high level of expertise
delivered locally.
Accountancy services.
Packaging Materials. A full range of packaging
solutions.
Logistics, Freight, Haulage, Warehousing,
and Distribution.
Project Management and Design
Services.
Project management expertise in
major capital projects. Able to
build and deploy project teams
and project systems to manage
project execution in particular in
support of owners and investors.
Process technology licensing
experience as both sellers and
buyers of technology, experience
in technology selection,
contracts, guarantees, liabilities,
performance trials.
Project management.
Providing business systems and
partnering growth through the
provision of back room support.
We work with companies and
organisations to identify the
appropriate systems and
processes to prepare for growth
and reduce costs - this may be
admin, IT and software,
recruitment, customer service, or
data management.
Business Support Services.
Traditional trainers who are still Training and Development Providers.
true to our roots, but now offer a
range of engaging E-learning
courses developed by trainers
who understand how you learn.
Training, consultancy, plus
recruitment, E-learning.
Website design, mobile apps,
and bespoke software solutions.
A web agency delivering
integrated web and mobile
applications, website design and
e-marketing solutions led by an
award winning Teesside postgraduate.
Software Development.
Great quality and value for Photographers and Videographers.
money. Good customer focus.
Film production for marketing
corporate videos and TV
commercials.
Developing employability skills
via a personal enterprise plan
(PEP).
Practical hands-on approach,
rather than purely producing CVs
from experienced industrialists in
these fields.
HR and Recruitment.
Holistic corrosion management
service.
Their range of services are based
around a unique software system
called RISCm (risk, integrity, and
strategic corrosion
management).
Engineering: Maintenance, Mechanical,
and Fabrication.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
Techconsult (UK) Limited
techconsult.co.uk
Redcar
Teesprint and Design
teesprint.co.uk
Middlesbrough
Tees Safety Services
teessafetyservices.co.uk
Guisborough
Tees Safety Training
teessafetytraining.co.uk
South Bank
Tees Valley Training
teesvalleytraining.co.uk
Stockton-on-Tees
The Brand Chain
thebrandchain.co.uk
Middlesbrough
The Storage Place
thestorageplace.co.uk
Newcastle
Thermal Compliance
thermalcompliance.co.uk
Darlington
Storage. Large storage capacity with
significant lifting capacity and
electricity supply.
Logistics, Freight, Haulage, Warehousing,
and Distribution.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
Portable data loggers for
compliance auditing reducing
time on site and hence cost and
disruption to production.
Temperature mapping and
autoclave validation.
Passionate about keeping people SHEQ, Regulatory, and Risk Management.
safe in the workplace and
helping companies to fully
comply with health and safety
legislation. We have a flexible
approach to meeting the
customer training needs by
delivering training to fit in with
their working schedule.
Local health and safety training
provider, delivering accredited
and non-accredited health and
safety training to all business
sectors throughout the North
East.
IT application training in
Project, Excel, Access,
PowerPoint, Outlook, Word,
ACT!. Generally getting around
your computer.
Tailored IT training from basic to
advanced level in all versions of
Microsoft Office, Project and
ACT!. Training is held on site so
that delegate can apply what has
been learned. Users own data can
be incorporated in training and
free post training support is
provided.
Software Providers and Support Services.
Experienced marketing director Marketing, PR, and Communications.
in large company now using his
skills to help other companies.
Marketing strategy planning
and execution. All aspects of
marketing services.
Recruitment consultancy. Specialist engineering
recruitment organisation. We
have both the experience and
knowhow to deliver a range of
recruitment services that are
tailor made to your needs.
We won't stop at a simple
database search. We will do
everything that is needed in
order to identify, qualify, and
present the most suitable
candidates in the market place at
any given time.
HR and Recruitment.
Ensure creative projects deliver Branding and Print Services
business results by having a
dedicated business advisor
working with the design and
print team. We believe the
success of your creative work
should have its foundations in
solid commercial thinking.
Specialists in modular exhibition
systems. We supply the next
generation of stands using
modular systems to generate a
stand out bespoke finish within
budget.
Design, print, exhibition
systems, promotional gifts.
Health and safety services to
industry, includes risk
assessments and NEBOSH tutor.
Risk assessment expertise
especially in COSHH and fire
safety due to chemistry
knowledge.
SHEQ, Regulatory, and Risk Management.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
Thomas Swan
thomas-swan.co.uk
Consett
Thorchem
thorchem.co.uk
Durham
Time Matters Business Support
tmbsupport.co.uk
Stockton-on-Tees
Tomlinson Hall
tomlinson-hall.co.uk
Billingham
Total Ecology
totalecology.com
Corbridge
TSA Advet
tsaadvet.co.uk
Stokesley
TSC Simulation Ltd
tscsimulation.co.uk
Newton Aycliffe
TTE International Ltd
tte.co.uk
Middlesbrough
Typex Group
typexgroup.com
Newcastle
Largest engineering and process Training and Development Providers.
training provider in UK. Unique
realistic process plant facilities,
international experience in the
design, and operation of
vocational training schools
overseas.
Technical training and training
centre design and operation.
Unified communication
systems.
IP telephony, email, instant
messaging, and conferencing are
integrated but can be accessed
through multiple devices in real
time.
Utilities, Energy, and Facilities
Management.
Ecological services including
surveys. Involved in planning
permission for new builds.
Niche business. Ecologists with
commercial focus.
SHEQ, Regulatory, and Risk Management.
Our years of experience and Software Development.
knowledge are reflected in our
innovative software that is
deployed by some of the largest
companies to solve their EDMS
needs. CAB-i-NET provides a
familiar Windows Explorer style
interface therefore requires little
training, requires configuration
not customisation, all customers
run the same software version,
therefore reducing your
maintenance costs, backed by
high levels of technical support
and a three-ring phone
answering service.
Develop, supply, and support
the CAB-i-NET range of
document and drawing
management software. This
allows users to manage the
creation, workflow, and issue of
all documentation used within
the business from HR through
to engineering CAD
applications.
Off-site document storage and
scanning services are also
provided to solve customers onsite
archiving issues.
Software for process plant
training and dynamic process
plant simulation.
Flexible modular design that can
include physical models to
illustrate processes.
Software Development.
Logistics, Freight, Haulage, Warehousing,
and Distribution.
Working with customers on
sourcing and application issues.
Chemical sales and distribution.
Services include general office
admin, credit control,
bookkeeping, proof-reading,
database maintenance.
Admin and bookkeeping
solutions to fit individual
businesses.
Accountancy, Financial Services, and
Administration.
Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
Pump provision - complete
system design and selection
service tailor made for customer,
in-house manufacture of
LIQUIVAC pump, distributer of
wide range of pumps. Full
overhaul, repair, and installation
service for pumps, gearboxes and
motors.
Manufacture, supply, and
overhaul of pumps and power
transmission equipment.
Performance chemicals, custom
manufacture, and advanced
materials.
fairness and respect means that
people know they can trust us.
of service, Thomas Swan
customers know they can rely on
us to deliver at every level.
and our enthusiasm for
diversification and innovation is
engrained in all of our
employees.
willing to try something new, to
expand and offer continuous
improvement in our products
and services.
Manufacturing: Chemical and
Pharmaceutical.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
United Recruitment and Training
unitedrecruitment.net
Newcastle
Unit Birwelco
unitbirwelco.com
Stockton-on-Tees
Utilitywise plc.
utilitywise.com
South Shields
Valves and Flow Control Resources
valvesandflowcontrolresources.co.uk
Middlesbrough
Vanguard
vanguard2001.co.uk
Gateshead
Vantage Point Technologies
vantage-point-technologies.net
Houghton le Spring
Vector 76
vector76.co.uk
Gateshead
Vicki Stone Marketing
vickistonemarketing.co.uk
Newcastle
Vintage Investment Services
vintageinvestment.ifa-web.co.uk
Stockton-on-Tees
Ward Recycling
wardrecyclingltd.co.uk
Middlesbrough
Watson Lily
watsonlily.com
Wynyard
Waymark IT
waymark-it.com
Gateshead
Websand
websand.co.uk
Newcastle
We Do Marketing
wedo-marketing.co.uk
Middlesbrough
We Do HR
wedohr.co.uk
Darlington
Marketing, Delivering real results through PR, and Communications.
effective marketing without the
agency jargon and waffle.
All.
HR services. Your virtual HR team. Pragmatic
practical HR support for both
employers and employees.
HR and Recruitment.
Boutique executive search firm HR and Recruitment.
specialising in the above sectors
internationally. Involved in the
global energy sector for over 35
delivering on challenging,
international recruitment
projects for almost two decades.
Global executive search firm.
Specialists in identifying,
sourcing and recruiting for
commercial, project and
technical and engineering roles
for the oil and gas, renewable
energy, and process sectors
internationally.
Business system integration.
Hand held devices.
Significant industrial experience.
Specialise in mobile solutions,
apps, and integrating software
systems and databases.
Software Providers and Support Services.
A flexible customised CRM,
business Intelligence, market
process system.
Helping companies get the best
out of their data for marketing.
Software Development.
Independent financial advice
and wealth management.
Online specialist for the new autoenrolment
process for SME
workplace pension schemes.
Accountancy, Financial Services, and
Administration.
Recycled glass filter media. Established and experienced
recycling business operating to
the highest standards in a
specific industry.
Waste and Recycling.
Logistics, Freight, Haulage, Warehousing,
and Distribution.
Will move anything of any size
and complexity.
Machinery and factory
relocation services.
Ability to remotely monitor
anything with an on and off
switch plus onsite services
across a horizontal platform.
Remotely monitor status of
equipment and services in real
time across the internet.
Utilities, Energy, and Facilities
Management.
Award winning. 18 years Marketing, PR, and Communications.
experience working with large
multinational B2B and B2C
brands. Inspired by enterprise,
helping clients get noticed and
increasing their business.
Marketing strategy and
consultancy, branding, web
design, direct mail, e-marketing.
Specialise in visual IT
technology including
augmented reality and 3D
immersive technology.
Developer of the Oculus Rift
(oculusvr.com) immersive 3D
technology.
Software Providers and Support Services.
Piping and mechanical on and
offsite services associated with
projects, maintenance, and
overhauls. Tank building and
refurbishment. Bundle pulling
services.
Construction, Engineering, and
Infrastructure Services.
Provision of high quality
technicians and trades personnel
used to working in Tier 1
registered COMAH facilities.
Service includes provision of
associated management and
admin personnel.
Help businesses get more value
from energy contracts, reduce
energy consumption, and lower
carbon footprint.
Utilities, Energy, and Facilities
Management.
Energy and utility brokers.
Valves and control systems
stockist and distributor.
Local stockist for Flowserve. Industrial Equipment Suppliers and
Manufacturers.
Training funded via training HR and Recruitment.
Gateshead College.
Recruitment and training of low
skilled staff for employers.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
WEEE Link Limited
weeelink.co.uk
integracompliance.co.uk
Castle Eden
WH Partnership
wh-partnership.com
Gateshead
Whitewash Laboratories
whitewashlaboratories.com
Redcar
Williams Process
williamsprocess.co.uk
Middlesbrough
Wolviston Group Ltd
wolviston.com
Stockton-on-Tees
Wynyard Consultants
wynyard-consultants.co.uk
Sedgefield
Manufacturing: Chemical and
Pharmaceutical.
Innovative and cost effective
products for dental hygiene.
WhiteWash Laboratories is a
leading cutting-edge provider
of exceptional oral care
products, including silver
particle whitening toothpaste,
nano-silver toothbrushes, and
professional teeth whitening
strips. All of our products have
been developed and
formulated by leading UK
dentists.
Williams Process is a specialist
process consultancy, set up to
help its customers make their
manufacturing processes
efficient, effective, and
compliant.
A combination of technical
expertise in science and
engineering and with practical
experience.
Project Management and Design
Services.
We understand that legal SHEQ, Regulatory, and Risk Management.
compliance can be complicated
and time consuming, so the goal
We achieve this by
needs and implementing
systems that keep things simple.
We provide a service focused on
individual support and
assistance. Our mission is to not
only make legal compliance easy,
but also to get it right.
Helping clients achieve WEE
and packaging regulation
compliance and also provide
support to achieve ISO 9001
and 14001, and DGSA
compliance. Weeelink is part of
Integra compliance group.
WHP is a specialist design and
engineering company
providing turnkey and project
solutions for the
pharmaceutical, personal care,
and biotechnology industries. It
offers process design and build
services and manufactures,
tests, and validates modular
equipment in its own clean
engineering workshop on
Tyneside, which it installs in
facilities worldwide.
WHP uniquely integrates process
and cleanroom technology to
provide effective and efficient
solutions for clients.
Construction, Engineering, and
Infrastructure Services.
Lead generation services. Generation of high quality sales
opportunities for B2B companies
in UK and export markets. UKTI
registered, Google Partner, and
Growth Voucher Adviser.
Marketing, PR, and Communications.
Temporary and permanent
recruitment, HR and training
solutions, headhunting.
Leading the way in recruitment,
engineering, and training. Over
30 years experience of operating
on a global basis within all major
industries. Specialising in the
recruitment of engineering,
project controls, project services,
commercial, accounting, and IT
personnel.
HR and Recruitment.
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NEPIC's Business Acceleration for SMEs programme
Company Name, URL, and Location Product or Service Unique Selling Point Primary Category
Yarm Osteopaths & Physiotherapy Clinic
yarmosteopaths.co.uk
Yarm
Zeco Energy
zecoenergy.com
Newcastle
Zerust
zerust.co.uk
Spennymoor
Asset protection. Unique asset protection product
for all metallic objects.
Engineering: Maintenance, Mechanical,
and Fabrication.
Energy management services. Unique dashboard to tell clients
where and when their energy is
being used.
Utilities, Energy, and Facilities
Management.
Yarm Osteopaths is a
professional, friendly, and
approachable team of qualified
practitioners. Experts in
muscular and skeletal pain
reduction, and maintenance
programmes.
Yarm Osteopaths are your local
resource for helping your staff in
injury prevention techniques and
offering fast treatment for
injuries and rehabilitation.
We help your staff return to work
much quicker and show them
maintenance exercises and
stretches to help reduce the
likelihood of any re-occurrence.
Healthcare and Medical.
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Advanced
Engineering
Solutions
South Nelson Road
South Nelson Industrial Estate
Cramlington
Northumberland
NE23 1WF
Categories:
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Advanced Engineering Solutions Limited are pipeline and pipeline equipment engineers providing quality services
based on a core expertise in mechanical, materials and electronic engineering and software development. Engineering
specialisations in gas and water pipelines and pipeline equipment, including pressure, flow and control equipment,
fault-finding and refurbishment. We also offer leak-finding and repair solutions for water pipes and pipelines. Technical
consultancy services include stress analysis, maximum operating pressure (MOP) definition and software development.
Asset performance and life prediction analysis is provided, based on selective inspection using patented high flux magnetic
technology and standard NDT techniques. Operational activities include equipment maintenance, pipe coating installation
and specialist painting.
Senior Management
Malcolm Wayman, Managing Director
David Boyes, Company Secretary & Dir.
Richard J Treece, Engineering Director
John S Carmichael, Group Director
Main Member Contact
David Boyes
Company Secretary & Director
david.boyes@aesengs.co.uk
+44 (0) 1670 739 999
+44 (0) 1670 739 999
Employees: 36 Consultants - Engineering; Engineering Equipment; Engineering Maintenance
www.aesengs.co.uk
enquiries@aesengs.co.uk
21 Degrees
Business & Innovation Centre
Wearfield
Sunderland Enterprise Park East
Sunderland
SR5 2TA
Categories:
Profile
21 Degrees provide service and maintenance to HVAC equipment in the petrochemical, process and
biotechnology industry. At present we maintain a variety of buildings in the sector including offices, laboratories,
clean-rooms and manufacturing plant. Our multi-skilled engineers are experienced in air-conditioning, heating
boilers, ventilation, air-conditioning, refrigeration and water chillers. We are fully accredited to the latest industry
standards and we are members of Gas Safe, HVCA, Safe Contractor and Refcom. We also design and install
and refurbish HVAC systems for our clients.
Senior Management
Vince Noble
Director
Main Member Contact
Steve Redhead
Director
steve@21-degrees.co.uk
+44 (0) 7734 472 030
+44 (0) 191 516 6679
Employees: 24 Engineering Maintenance; Utilities & Facilities Management
www.21-degrees.co.uk
steve@21-degrees.co.uk
ABB Consulting
Pavilion 9
Byland Way
Belasis Hall Business Park
Billingham
TS23 4EB
Categories:
Profile
ABB Consulting provides technical and engineering services to help companies in the global process industries
achieve operational excellence. We offer expertise in: inspection, integrity management, operations improvement,
process safety, project services, site and asset closure, technical engineering, technical software, technical
training and competency.
We identify and implement pragmatic solutions based on technical excellence and industry expertise which:
reduce risk, optimise costs and improve manufacturing efficiency.
Senior Management
Elizabeth Thomas, Business Dev. Mgr
Alan D’Ambrogio, Business Dev. Mgr
Paul Everard, Business Dev. Mgr
Joanne Murray, Business Dev. Mgr
Main Member Contact
Peter Hunt
Business Development Director
peter.hunt@gb.abb.com
+44 (0) 1642 372026
+44 (0) 1642 372 000
Employees: 500+
Consultants - Business & Management; Consultants - Engineering;
Consultants - EHS & Risk Management; Engineering
www.abb.com/consulting
contact@gb.abb.com
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Active Business
Support
Cleveland Business Centre
1 Watson Street
Middlesbrough
Tees Valley
TS1 2RQ
Categories:
Profile
Active Business provides support to a range of clients across the North East who prefer to outsource their
accountancy and HR needs. Our team provides a comprehensive service including Management Accounts,
Sage bookkeeping, VAT/CIS returns and payroll through to year end accounts and financial management
which can be completed at your premises or at our Middlesbrough office. We will work with you to produce your
employment contracts, HR policies/procedures and staff handbook. Our experienced Business Mentors deliver
workshops in all of the above areas which can be delivered both on and off site and can be tailored to your
requirements.
Senior Management
Dianne Hitchen, Director
Main Member Contact
Dianne Hitchen
Director
dianne@activebusiness.org
+44 (0) 1642 231 290
+44 (0) 1642 231 290
Employees: 8
Business Support; Consultants-Business & Management; Consultants-HR;
Education & Training
www.activebusiness.org
admin@activebusiness.org
ACEDA
Ellerbeck House
20 Ellerbeck Way
Stokesley Business Park
Middlesbrough
TS9 5JZ
Categories:
Profile
ACEDA are an innovative organisation, providing turnkey engineering solutions to a diverse range of clients.
Established in 1991, ACEDA design and deliver safe, high quality and reliable solutions through one supplier,
one integrated platform and one investment. In house engineering capabilities encompass full project lifecycle
development including, Concept Development, Front End Studies, Design, Project Management, Procurement,
Installation, Inspection, Testing & Certification, Support & Maintenance, EI Services, IP Solutions and Asset
Protection. ACEDA design and deliver multi - vendor systems integration, which in turn allows the seamless
development of scalable engineering solutions that are transferable across the energy and process sectors.
Senior Management
Nick Harker, Group Managing Director
Paul Warnes, Energy & Process Divisional
Director
John Maplesden, Principal Technical
Consultant
Main Member Contact
Paul Warnes
Energy & Process Divisional Director
paul.warnes@aceda.co.uk
+44 (0) 844 4179 744
+44 (0) 844 4179 744
Employees: 43 Consultants - IT & Telecoms; Design; Engineering; Project Management;
www.aceda.co.uk
info@aceda.co.uk
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envirosciences
UK Support Office
Arms Evertyne House
Quay Road
Blyth
Northumberland
NE24 2AS
Categories:
Profile
a1-envirosciences provides a wide range of analytical instrumentation for the chemical, petrochemical,
environmental, pharmaceutical and power industry. We operate extensively in the North East to provide high
quality & reliable systems in a wide range of environments. Our key systems include, Karl Fischer & Titration,
Combustion Elemental Analysers for Mercury, Sulphur, Nitrogen and Halogens (Cl, F, Br, I), Total Organic Carbon,
Laboratory Automation & Portable Mercury Analyser for Occupational Monitoring. With all our systems we offer a
comprehensive training package and continued support by our qualified engineers and technical staff.
Senior Management
Mark Montague, UK Country Manager
Main Member Contact
Darren Machen
Technical Sales Specialist
dmachen@a1-envirosciences.co.uk
+44 (0) 7887 594 641
+44 (0) 845 873 8181
Employees: 9 Distributor; Laboratory Equipment; Other
www.a1-envirosciences.co.uk
sales@a1-envirosciences.co.uk
1600 Systems
Belasis Business Centre
Coxwold Way
Belasis Hall Technology Park
Billingham
TS23 4EA
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We are a software company providing bespoke developments for companies across the North East. We have
also developed a Health & Safety assessment package designed to take the paperwork out of assessments. See
this product website at www.validosoftware.com.
If you have bespoke software needs we can manage the entire process from your initial ideas to a fully installed
and working system with staff trained and ready. We can transfer existing data in a variety of formats into your
new system. If you need mobile apps as part of your requirement, we can build these as well.
Senior Management
Mark Coleman, Director
Main Member Contact
Mark Coleman
Director
mark.coleman@1600systems.co.uk
+44 (0) 845 470 1600
+44 (0) 845 470 1600
Employees: 2 Business Support; Education & Training; Software Solutions
www.1600systems.co.uk
info@1600systems.co.uk
ABFAD
Unit 8, Teal Farm Way
Teal Farm Park
Washington
Tyne & Wear
NE38 8BG
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Storage tank protection specialist providing single skin coatings and double skin liners with 24/7 vacuum leak
detection monitoring for above and underground tanks. Also supply multi discipline rope access personnel for
innovative access solutions for Power Stations, CHP Plants, Refineries, Ship & Fabrication Yards, Wind Turbines
onshore & offshore, Oil & Gas Platform offshore maintenance including emergency safety and rescue cover for
Working at Height and within Confined Spaces. Solvent free resin applicators for long term protection of steel and
concrete for the protection of client’s assets.
Senior Management
Chris Haritou, Projects/Health & Safety Dir.
Alan Fada, Operations Director
Kati Hodgson, Office Manager
Carrie Haritou, Human Resource / QA Mgr.
Main Member Contact
Chris Haritou
Projects / Health & Safety Director
chris@abfad.co.uk
+44 (0) 7711 039 327
+44 (0) 191 543 7166
Employees: Construction; EHS & Risk Assessment; Engineering Maintenance; Research
www.abfad.co.uk
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Hersham Place Technology Park
Walton On Thames
KT12 4RZ
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Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide
with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and
equipment and services. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such
as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives.
The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the
environment. In fiscal 2011, Air Products had revenues of $10 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and 18,900
employees around the globe. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.
Senior Management
Lisa Jordan
Business Manager - Bioenergy
Main Member Contact
Andrew Connolly
Plant Manager
connola2@airproducts.com
+44 (0) 1932 249 200
Employees: 1,600 Bioresources & Renewables; Fine & Speciality Products
www.airproducts.com
AkzoNobel
Powder Coatings
Stoneygate Lane
Felling
Gateshead
NE10 0JY
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AkzoNobel Powder Coatings is the largest global powder coatings manufacturer. Part of AkzoNobel, we have
presence in more than 50 countries worldwide, offering our global expertise and technological leadership at a local
level. Our powder coatings products are sold under two global brands, Interpon and Resicoat, and offer effective
coating solutions for a wide range of applications, including furniture, automotive, IT, domestic appliances, the
architectural market and general industry. Our extensive network of Cromadex distribution centers are well placed to
fulfil even small batch orders. With a SMaRTPlatinum certification and a range of environmental benefits, AkzoNobel
Powder Coatings offer a sustainable solution for all your coating needs.
Senior Management
JR Wolff, Managing Director
Dave Heflin, UK Country Manager
Main Member Contact
Matthew Unthank
Innovative Polymer Project Leader
matthew.unthank@akzonobel.com
+44 (0) 191 401 2128
+44 (0) 191 469 6111
Employees: 4,000 Fine & Specialty Products; Other
www.akzonobel.com/powder
Agility Logistic
Solutions
The Wilton Centre
Redcar
Cleveland
TS10 4RF
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Agility is a global supply chain services company with more than 20,000 employees across 500 offices in more than 100
countries generating over $5 billion in annual revenue. For businesses with logistics needs that demand specific capabilities,
resources and specialised knowledge, Agility offer a wealth of experience in specialist sectors including chemical logistics.
Agility’s specialty chemicals business has a unique chemical pedigree that enables us to deliver significant benefits to our
customers, including: supply chain solutions, leveraged freight procurement and supply chain operations outsourcing while
maintaining our impeccable reputation for safety. The Integrated Solutions approach to logisitcs management delivers
significant cost, efficiency and servicce beneifts to customers within the chemical industry.
Senior Management
Andrew Jackson, President & CEO
Elizabeth Preston, VP Europe
John Quayle, VP Americas
Neil Moon, VP Strategic Enterprise
Main Member Contact
Malcolm Cossey
Business Development Director
mcossey@agilitylogistics.com
+ 44 (0) 1642 438 323
+44 (0) 1642 438 320
Employees: 120 Logistics
www.agilitylogistics.com
Alfavet Animal
Healthcare
Suite 1, Excelsior House
3-5 Balfour Road
Ilford
Essex
IG1 4HP
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Alfavet Animal Healthcare Limited was established following the need for quality Veterinary Medicine and
Services. It is recognised for its commitment to the productions of high quality veterinart products both locally and
internationally. With the changing times, the company has invested in technology and makes consistent research
and development of its products for the promotion of better animal health. Alfavet Animal Healthcare Limited
has Contract Manufacturers worldwide and manufactures a wide range of products for treating ailments in all
domestic animals in the following formulations: Injectables / Water soluble powders / Oral liquids / Feed Additives.
Senior Management
Mr Farouk Shamsudin
Dr Karim Shamshudin
Main Member Contact
Mr Farouk Shamsudin
+44 (0) 208 911 9094 Dr Karim Shamshudin
Employees: 2 Consumer Products
www.alfavet.net
AlphaGraphics
North East
9 Vanguard Court
Preston Farm
Stockton on Tees
TS18 3TR
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A full marketing services provider, we have everything you need to communicate effectively, with our team of
highly trained marketing and print specialists, our creative design studio, the latest software and equipment and a
wide range of print, finishing, fulfilment, and postal services all in-house. That means we can save you time and
money too. Whether you want to increase your sales with cross media marketing or make a lasting impression
with personalised direct mail, we’ll work with you to plan, produce and manage all your visual and marketing
communications, to help you achieve your goals more effectively and confidently.
Senior Management
Sean Costigan, Managing Director
Andrew Dalton, Managing Director
Stephen Jones, Commercial Director
Main Member Contact
Hugh Wharton
Sales Director
h.wharton@agnortheast.com
+44 (0) 1642 261925
+44 (0) 1642 525 100
Employees: 90 Event Management, Marketing & PR; Other
www.agnortheast.com
enquiries@agnortheast.com
AM Engineering
The Grange Business Centre
Belasis Avenue
Billingham
Cleveland
TS23 1LG
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AM Engineering is a multi-disciplined design and engineering company with an established track record, providing
proven engineering solutions and support to companies within the Oil and Gas, Iron and Steel, Petrochemical and
Energy Industries across the UK & overseas. Since our establishment we have successfully completed numerous
green field and brown field engineering projects for major industry leaders, ranging from front end feasibility studies
through to complex multi-disciplined detailed design packages. From our offices in the North East of England we
provide design and engineering services to assist our clients in meeting their objectives, delivering projects on time
and within budget. To achieve our obligations, the AM Engineering team is highly skilled in the use of the latest
industry approved 2D and 3D design and engineering software packages.
Senior Management
Michael Westthorp, Managing Director
Jonathan O’Neill, Managing Director
Fraser Jemmeson, Engineering Director
Main Member Contact
John Caygill
Office Manager
john.caygill@amengineeringltd.com
+44 (0) 1740 645 813
+44 (0) 1740 645813
Employees: Consultants - Engineering; Engineering
www.amengineeringltd.com
Aesica
Pharmaceuticals
Q5, Quorum Business Park
Benton Lane
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE12 8BS
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Aesica’s vision is to become the number one supplier of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) and Formulated
Products to the pharmaceutical industry. We have significant experience in contract manufacturing and are
the partner of choice to several of the top ten global pharmaceutical leaders, emerging life science companies
and leading generic manufacturers. Our state-of-the-art facilities enable delivery of a full API development and
manufacturing, formulation development and formulated products manufacturing services in a growing number of
markets including America, Europe and Asia.
Senior Management
Alan Raymond, Sales & Marketing
Director
Georgia Linscott, Marketing Executive
Helen Taylor, HR Manager
Main Member Contact
Steve Barker
Site Director
steve.barker@aesica-pharma.com
+44 (0) 1670 597 349
+44 (0) 1670 597 314
Employees: 700 Pharmaceuticals
www.aesica-pharma.com
info@aesica-pharma.com
AES Digital
Solutions
172 Belasis Avenue
Billingham
TS23 1EY
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AES Digital Solutions Ltd is a digital media company building bespoke software and web based applications and
offering customers a range of SaaS (Software as a Service) configurable business management and support tools
designed for the fine chemical, pharmaceutical, colour, fragrance, beverage, ingredient and food industries. For
companies with multiple / global locations, our systems improve communication by providing real time data and
reporting. Using Rapid Application Development (RAD) techniques enable us to provide cost effective solutions
configured to match work flows and reporting requirements, and a dedicated workforce means that we offer first
class products supported by secure hosting, data backup, user training and customer / technical support.
Senior Management
Lesley Moody, Managing Director
Joe Telford, Technical Director
Main Member Contact
Lesley Moody
Managing Director
lesley.moody@aes.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 366 660
+44 (0) 1642 366 660
Employees: 6 Software Solutions
www.aes.co.uk
info@aes.co.uk
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Development Company
Arch Workspace
Lintonville Parkway
Ashington
Northumberland
NE63 9JZ
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Arch Group is a development company established to drive investment in housing, commercial premises and
business development in Northumberland through direct development and enabling development in conjunction
with the private sector. Within the Group, Arch (Commercial Enterprises) Ltd seeks to attract inward investment
and support business growth, by existing and new businesses, (working under a Service Level Agreement
with Northumberland County Council). We provide project support and can advise on public and private sector
assistance available for businesses with job creating investment projects locating or expanding in the County.
Senior Management
Peter McIntyre, Managing Director
Main Member Contact
Graham Adams
Business Development Manager
graham.adams@arch-group.co.uk
+44 (0) 1670 528 490
+44 (0) 1670 528 400
Employees: 58 Business Support
www.archnorthumberland.co.uk
ARK Associates
Ouseburn Building
Albion Row
East Quayside
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE6 1LL
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ARK Associates is a communications and coaching organisation. We coach senior executives in all aspects
of thinking, listening and communicating. Over the last fifteen years, ARK has developed a unique coaching
method, tlc, to maximise results. We offer: company-wide programmes, often embedding change in an
organisation; executive coaching for the senior team; individual coaching, for planning and communication
skills; and team coaching, to improve communication and therefo re performance within a team. The firm
has offices in Newcastle upon Tyne and Leeds. We work across the UK for professional practices, corporate
business and the public sector.
Senior Management
Susan Bilton
Associate
Main Member Contact
Alan Ross
Managing Director
alan@arkassociates.com
+44(0) 7774 413 482
+44 (0) 7774 413 482
Employees: Consultants - Business & Management; Education & Training
www.arkassociates.com
AMP Consultants
1st Floor Suite
6 Pioneer Court
Morton Palms Business Park
Darlington
DL1 4WD
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AMP Consultants are based in Darlington and have been providing innovative structural designs for over 20
years. Our structural designs have been adopted by many NEPIC members including Conoco Philips, Cordell
Group, Wilton Biomass. The company has embraced the BIM computer aided design in 3D to ensure that we are
efficient, economic and visual with our designs. Our services include structural design of building structures, pipe
bridges, industrial developments. We design in all the major materials and are leaders in the fields of structural
steelwork design, light gauge steel design and also designs in aluminium and GRP.
Senior Management
David Hodgson
Managing Director
Main Member Contact
David Hodgson
Managing Director
david@ampconsultants.com
+44 (0) 1325 481 941
+44 (0) 1325 481 941
Employees: Consultants - Engineering.
www.ampconsultants.com
Ashville
Management
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We are committed to helping clients develop maintenance capabilities which form a key part of the business process.
By developing the appropriate maintenance strategies supported by the right systems & tools including asset life plans
and planning processes, maintenance can be an important part of business improvement. Performance benchmarking
can be carried out as part of specific maintenance and operational improvement initiatives. Ashville Management also
advises on EH&S and Comah related compliance requirements in areas such as electrical safety.
Senior Management
Gordon Bruce
Director
Main Member Contact
Gordon Bruce
Director
gcbruce@ashvillemanagement.com
+44 (0) 7801 318139
+44 (0) 7801 318139
Employees:
Consultants - Business & Management; Consultants - Engineering;
Consultants - EHS & Risk Management; Consultants - Productivity & Resource Efficiency
www.ashvillemanagement.com
Applied
Graphene
Materials UK
The Wilton Centre
Redcar
Cleveland
TS10 4RF
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Applied Graphene Materials UK Limited has developed a proprietary “bottom up” process for the production of high
specification graphene. Applied Graphene Materials owns the intellectual property and know-how behind this process.
We provide dispersion and product integration expertise, in order to deliver solutions for a wide range of applications.
We have the know-how to deliver advanced material solutions optimised for many applications, including:
• advanced composites
• paints and coatings
• lubricants, oils and functional fluids
• capacitors and batteries
Senior Management
Jon Mabbitt, Chief Executive Officer
Oliver Lightowlers, Chief Financial Officer
Dr Claudio Marinelli, Business
Development Director
Main Member Contact
Mark Snell
Business Development Manager
mark.snell@appliedgraphenematerials.com
+44 (0) 1642 438 220
+44 (0) 1642 438 214
Employees: 20 Fine & Speciality Products
www.appliedgraphene
materials.com
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materials.com
Anson Corporate
Media
Carlton House
Unit 15, Parsons Court
Welbury Way
Newton Aycliffe
DL5 6ZE
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Anson Corporate Media scripts and produces unique, brilliantly creative, marketing-focused video and animation
which gets watched, gets remembered and effectively serves a business purpose. Every production begins
with a detailed analysis of our clients, their marketing strategy, target market, the underlying reasons that their
customers ultimately make a purchase, and the purpose corporate video must serve. We will design and produce
video for you which is so carefully targeted and powerful, it virtually forces the viewing audience to feel how you
want them to feel, or do what you want them to do. It’s media that means business.
Senior Management
Lawrence Conyers, Managing Director
Ashleigh Willis, Production Manager
Main Member Contact
Lawrence Conyers
Managing Director
lac@ansoncorporatemedia.co.uk
+44 (0) 7815 089 948
+44 (0) 800 0337373
Employees: 3
Consultants - Business & Management; Consultants - Productivity & Resource Efficiency;
Event Management, Marketing & PR
www.ansoncorporatemedia.co.uk
Aquilant
Scientific
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Presearch T/A Aquilant
Scientific
Units B1-B2 Bond Close
Kingsland Business Park
Basingstoke, Hampshire
RG24 8PZ
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Aquilant Scientific/Presearch is a leading supplier of scientific instrumentation, consumables and services since 1991.
Working in partnership with globally respected manufacturers, we supply a wide range of innovative products and
services to the Pharmaceuticals, Chemical, Academia, Contract Laboratories, Environmental and Healthcare industries.
Our team are committed to building lasting relationships with our customers and partners providing the best possible
solutions to your analytical challenges. A nationwide team of highly qualified sales and service personnel deliver the
best possible service throughout the lifetime of your instrumentation. Aquilant Scientific/Presearch support its partners
in delivering a tailored service for all aspects of the supply chain, from sales, marketing, technical services, logistics/
distribution and customer services.
Senior Management Main Member Contact
Mark Dunham
+44 (0) 1256 365 492 mark.dunham@aquilantservices.com
Employees: Analytical Services; Biotechnology (Industrial & Medical); Utilities & Facilities Management
www.aquilantscientific.com
• thermal management solutions
• display materials and packaging
• inks and 3D-printers’ materials
• barriers and films
AMEC
Lingfield House
Lingfield Point
Darlington
County Durham
DL1 1RW
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AMEC (LSE: AMEC) is a focused supplier of consultancy, engineering and project management services to its customers in the
world’s oil and gas, mining, clean energy, environment and infrastructure markets. With annual revenues of some £4.2 billion, AMEC
designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets and employs over 29,000 people in around 40 countries worldwide.
AMEC’s Brownfield and Asset Management business has a North East base at Lingfield Point, Darlington. The business provides
engineering, specialist turnaround and maintenance services, mechanical and electrical construction, construction management,
storage tanks (new build, repair and maintenance) and specialist engineering services (bolt tensioning, machining, hydrostatic
testing) Engineering services include engineering consultancy, concept, Front End and detailed design. AMEC’s Environment and
Infrastructure business offers complementary environmental and engineering consultancy services from its Newcastle base.
Senior Management
John Copping
Business Development Director
Main Member Contact
John Copping
Business Development Director
john.copping@amec.com
+44 (0) 7720 425 580
+44 (0)1325 744400
Employees: 29,000 Construction, Engineering; Engineering Maintenance; Project Management
www.amec.com
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Associates
14 Woodstock Court
Bowesfield Cescent
Stockton on Tees
TS18 3BL
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We are a company that provides the chemical, petrochemical, engineering and associated industries with
materials & mechanical engineering and inspection services. We are a UKAS accredited inspection company
and SAFed members and capable of carrying out examination of pressure equipment as part of the PSSR.
We offer laboratory services and consultancy to provide plant operators with all their mechanical and materials
engineering requirements. As a team of Professional Engineers and support staff we have extensive knowledge
and experience in these fields. We can support our clients to enable them to operate their assets safely, reliably
and optimise their maintenance spend.
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Rene Hoyle
Adam Potter
Rob Johnson
Main Member Contact
Rob Johnson
Director
rob.johnson@ax-ea.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 732 745 ext 305
+44 (0) 1642 732 745
Employees: 27 Consultants - Engineering; Engineering; EHS & Risk Assessment
www.ax-ea.co.uk
AVEVA Solutions
Suite 7, Venture House
Venture Way
Dunston Technology Park
Chesterfield
Derbyshire S41 8NR
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AVEVA provides the world’s marine, oil & gas, power and process industries with integrated, best-in-class
engineering design, construction and asset management solutions. The AVEVA solutions have been proven
worldwide to enable the most efficient execution, handover and operation of engineering challenges including
small upgrades, complex major projects and long-term asset performance. AVEVA’s technology leadership, its
commitment to safeguarding customer investment in engineering data, and its unique depth of understanding
of the industries it serves, combine to make AVEVA a dependable supplier of business-critical solutions. AVEVA
solutions support the most effective business processes, expand capabilities and increase competitive advantage.
Senior Management
Gary Patterson, Country Manager
Mel Smith, Regional Manager
Vicky Ison, Marketing Specialist
Main Member Contact
Vicky Ison
Marketing Specialist
vicky.ison@aveva.com
+44 (0) 1246 572 300
+44 (0) 1246 572 300
Employees: 300 Project Management; Software Solutions
www.aveva.com
west.emea@aveva.com
Balfour Beatty
13A Silver Fox Way
Cobalt Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE27 0QJ
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Balfour Beatty Engineering Construction delivers leading-edge solutions with a single and determined focus on
meeting the needs of our customers, providing market-leading mechanical and electrical services across the UK. A
steadfast focus on customer relationships, improving safety and a commitment to creating innovative and sustainable
solutions drives us to lead our industry. Engineering Construction provides mechanical and electrical construction for
large scale projects in highly regulated industries such as power, nuclear, petrochemical, infrastructure, defence and
pharmaceutical sectors. Our major mechanical capability supported by our fabrication facility can manufacture and
install large complex, high pressure fabricated piping systems utilising both standard and exotic materials.
Senior Management
Simon Lafferty, Managing Director
Peter Gray, Regional Director
Steve Fishlock, Construction Director
Main Member Contact
Peter Gray
Regional Director Projects
peter.gray@bbesl.com
+44 (0) 191 293 6410
+44 (0) 191 293 6410
Employees: ~2,000 Construction; Engineering; Project Management
www.balfourbeattycsuk.com
Baker Mallett
LLP
Roseberry House
Lockheed Court
Preston Farm
Stockton on Tees
TS18 3SH
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Established in 1919, Baker Mallett is a leading Practice of Cost Engineers, Quantity Surveyors and Project
Managers with offices in Stockton on Tees, Selkirk, Warrington, Whitehaven and Maidstone. In addition to
working for various local clients from its Stockton office, Baker Mallett is a National Consultancy providing a range
of services including; Contract and Partnership Advice, CDM Coordinator Services, Construction Auditing and
Risk and Value Management.
Senior Management
Stephen Mitchinson, Partner
Ashley Temple, Partner
Main Member Contact
Stephen Mitchinson
Partner
stephen.mitchinson@bakermallett.com
+44 (0) 1642 608 511
+44 (0) 1642 608 511
Employees: 46 Consultants, Project Management
www.bakermallett.com
stephen.mitchinson@
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Bayley Security
9A Bowes Road
Riverside Park
Middlesbrough
Cleveland
TS2 1LU
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Bayley Security Ltd installs and maintains electronic security and fire detection systems for clients across all
categories of industry. Our capability encompasses CCTV for both security management and process control.
Card access systems, which are linked to turnstiles and barriers, provide clients with personnel control and
vehicle management. We also install intruder detection systems for security and fire alarm systems for safety. For
over thirty years, Bayley Security Ltd has supported clients across the North East providing them with systems
which are installed on time and on budget. With health and safety at the heart of the business, we combine it with
the wealth of experience in installation and maintenance to provide an unrivalled service. Please contact John
Bayley to discuss your requirements or see the website for further information.
Senior Management Main Member Contact
John A Bayley
Director
john.bayley@bayleysecurity.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 242 800
+44 (0) 1642 242 800
Employees: 17
Business Support; EHS & Risk Management;
Project Management; Software Solutions
www.bayleysecurity.co.uk
BCECA
Prestige Office
3rd Floor
One Portland Place
London
W1B 1PN
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BCECA, the British Chemical Engineering Contractors Association comprises the 23 principal UK based process
and general energy engineering and construction contractors serving industry in Britain and throughout the World.
The UK has world class skills and experience across a broad spectrum of industries. From embryonic technology
studies to the execution of some of the largest and most complex offshore installations and onshore complexes
in the world, our staff based in the UK are constantly offering the best solutions and most innovative technologies
to meet the world’s energy challenges in all six continents. UK based companies directly employ over 50,000
professional staff in the UK (Inc. Aberdeen), with Revenues of > £20 bn and a supply chain of circa £100 bn (the
majority of which is not manufactured in the UK but the balance of UK work is still a substantial number).
Senior Management
Tracey Shelley, Director
Main Member Contact
Tracey Shelley
Director
tracey.shelley@bceca.org.uk
+44 (0) 207 839 6514
+44 (0) 207 839 6514
Employees: Other
www.bceca.org.uk
AxFlow
Unit 31 Evans Business Centre
Aycliffe Business Park
Newton Aycliffe
County Durham
DL5 6ZF
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AxFlow UK Ltd is the leading supplier of centrifugal, rotary positive displacement and reciprocating pumps in
Great Britain. From its service bases in Huddersfield and Newton Aycliffe, it provides long term product service
through on and off-site maintenance and repair facilities for pump users throughout the North, North East and
the Scottish Borders. These are supported by comprehensive stocks of pumps and components from its Ealing,
Windsor and Aberdeen centres. Associate members of the British Pump Manufacturers Association, AxFlow has
Safe Contractor, CHAS, Achilles and FPAL accreditations, and is a member of AEMT, ADA and BSC.
Senior Management
Tony Peters, Managing Director
Cliff Warne, Sales Development and
Marketing Manager
Main Member Contact
Brendan Orange
Sales Engineer
brendan.orange@axflow.co.uk
+44 (0) 7831 522 734
+44 (0) 1325 327 322
Employees: 85 Distributor; Engineering; Engineering Maintenance; Other
www.axflow.com
AV Dawson
Riverside Park Road
Middlesbrough
TS2 1UT
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With over 75 years serving Teesside freight requirements in feed stock and finished product supply chains, AV Dawson
in Middlesbrough’s Riverside Park operates 100 acre freight terminal incorporating; River Tees Quayside, Railfreight
Terminals, a Container Terminal, and over 50,000 square meters of Warehousing and Project Fabrication halls. All
operations are support by the diverse haulage fleet of over 200 trailers. The North Sea Supply Base now has 750m of
operational River Tees berthing, with water depths of 8.5m below LAT, 50m high fabrication halls and cranes lifting up to
215 tonnes. The Ayrton Railfreight Terminal offers rail connected warehousing for steel, palletised and dry bulk products.
It has a mixture humidity controlled, racked and flat storage warehouses. The second rail terminal is the Tees Riverside
Intermodal Park (TRIP Terminal). The TRIP Terminal specialises loaded container and iso-tank transfers and buffer
storage, and related intermodal rail services. Both terminals benefit from Customs Bonded Status.
Senior Management
Rob Turnbull
Commercial Manager
Main Member Contact
Gary Dawson
Managing Director
enquiries@av-dawson.com
+44 (0) 1642 219 271
Employees: 150 Logistics
www.av-dawson.com
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Bionow
Manchester Science Park
Greenheys
Pencroft Way
Manchester
M15 6JJ
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Bionow is a specialist business development and services company focused on the biomedical sector across the North
of England. We provide innovative products and services that deliver tangible value, enabling our members to be the
most productive and competitive in the world. Our members include biotech, pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical
device companies and the specialist supply chain. Our offering spans procurement, insurance, recruitment, training,
specialist events and access into a vibrant network of businesses, Universities and NHS organisations. Bionow is
uniquely placed to offer economic development advice and we have a strong track record in supporting LEPs, NHS
Trusts and other public bodies.
Senior Management
Dr Geoff Davison, CEO
Dr Diane Cresswell, Executive Director,
Business Development
Main Member Contact
Dr Diane Cresswell
Executive Director, Business Development
diane.cresswell@bionow.co.uk
+44 (0) 7766 991 932
+44 (0) 7766 991 932
Employees: 5
Business Support; Consultants - Business & Management; Education & Training;
Event Management, Marketing & PR
www.bionow.co.uk
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Bio-Sep
Company Secretary
Clapton Revel
Falcons Croft
Wooburn Moor
Buckinghamshire
HP10 0NH
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Bio-Sep Limited (BSL) was formed to exploit the use of surplus ligno-cellulostic material for the production of fuel
and platform chemicals for a wide variety of industrial purposes using novel organic, low temperature and pressure,
cost efficient technology. The “Bio-Sep Separation Process” aims to respond to the UK and European commitment to
increase the use of renewables to reduce the overall carbon footprint, and thereby the requirement for substitution. The
process will focus on ‘green’ surplus and waste products, and encourage the use of low quality under-utilised rural land
to produce feedstocks for separation into cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. In addition to other work strands, BSL is
currently part of an EC FP7 grant funded project to build a pilot plant demonstrator.
Senior Management
Malcolm G Gates
Chairman
malcolm@bio-sepltd.com
+44 (0) 1798 812 269
Main Member Contact
Anthony R McGarel-Groves
Finance Director & Company Secretary
anthony@bio-sepltd.com
+44 (0) 1628 527 733
+44 (0) 1628 527 733
Employees: Bioresources & Renewables
www.bio-sepltd.com
Biochemica UK
Unit 4 Daimler Drive
Cowpen Lane Industrial Estate
Billingham
TS23 4JD
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Biochemica UK Ltd is the North East’s largest private water treatment company. Headquartered in Billingham, we
operate nationwide, providing industry with a comprehensive package of bespoke water management solutions.
Our Total Water Management approach - encompassing influent and effluent requirements - allows us to accurately
diagnose operational issues and deliver the most appropriate, cost effective programmes from boiler, cooling and
waste water treatment to closed loop applications, Legionella control and commodity chemical supply. With our
experienced, skilled team of engineers and chemists, superior technical service and quality products - including our
award-winning technology for cleaning cooling towers, Biochemica is committed to innovation and company growth.
Senior Management
Dave Ruddy, Managing Director
Dr Tim Robinson, Commercial and
Technical Director
Main Member Contact
Dave Ruddy
Managing Director
info@biochemica.co.uk
+44 (0) 8455 045 440
+44 (0) 8455 045 440
Employees: 25
Analytical Services; Consultants - Productivity & Resource Efficeincy;
Fine & Speciality Products; Utilities & Facilities Management
www.biochemica.co.uk
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Biopharmaceutical
Bioprocessing
Technology Centre
Merz Court
Newcastle University
NE1 7RU
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The Biopharmaceutical Bioprocessing Technology Centre comprises an inter-disciplinary team with industry
experience centred on a core of mathematical expertise. Specialising in the extraction of bioprocess
understanding from complex data, the Centre is uniquely placed to support the implementation of Quality by
Design. We offer a range of skills and opportunities which include;
+ Mathematical expertise (data interpretation, optimisation, modelling).
+ An inter-disciplinary R&D strategy.
+ Practical experience in solving industry problems.
+ Funding to support collaboration.
Senior Management
Prof Elaine Martin OBE FREng, Director
Prof Gary Montague
Main Member Contact
Professor Elaine Martin, OBE FREng
BBTC Director
e.b.martin@ncl.ac.uk
+44 (0) 191 222 6231
+44 (0) 191 222 6231
Employees: 5 Biotechnology (Medical); Education & Training; Pharmaceuticals
www.nclbiosystems.net
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Biomass CHP
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Biomass CHP Ltd has built a 300kWe wood chip CHP plant at Wilton as a customer demonstration plant. The plant
operates on virgin wood chip which is gasified to generate producer gas that powers an internal combustion engine
supplying electricity and hot water. We are in the process of commissioning the plant which is designed to run under
computer control, unattended for much of the time. Once commissioned successfully, Biomass CHP Ltd intends to
offer plants of this size as heat and power plants to small factories, sawmills, schools, housing developments, amenity
buildings and so forth as green energy, distributed utility suppliers.
Senior Management
Ralph Pickles, Chairman
Main Member Contact
Ralph Pickles
Chairman
rp@helmsway.co.uk
+44 (0) 7590 495 902
Employees: Bioresources & Renewables
Big Solar
Unit 2
West Quay Court
Sunderland
SR5 2BX
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Big Solar Limited is developing Power Roll, a ground breaking ultra-lightweight and ultra-low cost solar photovoltaic
(“PV”) product. Power Roll represents the next generation in PV technology, allowing consumers to generate
renewable energy at a cost which is comparable to carbon based technologies and significantly less expensive that
other current PV technologies. Power Roll will be a truly flexible PV solution with an expected thickness of less than
1mm and will be up to 70 times lighter than current PV products. Power Roll will have a wide variety of applications
including domestic and commercial installations, off grid solutions as well as providing a source of portable power for
leisure, commercial and military applications.
Senior Management
Neil Spann
Managing Director
Main Member Contact
Neil Spann
Managing Director
neil.spann@bigsolarltd.com
+44 (0) 191 511 8133
+44 (0) 191 511 8133
Employees: 2 Energy
www.bigsolarltd.com
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Bilfinger
Axis House
Tudor Road
Manor Park
Runcorn
Cheshire
WA7 1BD
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Bilfinger Industrial Services UK Ltd is the leading multi-discipline industrial services supplier to the UK Oil & Gas,
Refining & Distribution, Chemical and Power industries. The business has a unique range of competencies and
technical capability allowing us to specialise in developing efficient solutions for assembling, maintaining and operating
plant and equipment. We provide a combined approach to the delivery of engineering and industrial services including:
• Multi Disciplined Engineering Design Services • Process Plant Overhauls & Shutdowns • Design & Build Solutions
• Specialist Painting & Coating • Thermal Insulation A• sbestos Removal
• Access Solutions • Plastics Engineering • Combined Services
Senior Management
Duncan Hall, CEO
Phillip Maurer, Executive Director
Main Member Contact
Dave Wilson
Business Development Director
dave.wilson@bilfinger.com
+44 (0) 7702 373 694
+44 (0) 1928 530 000
Employees: Construction; Engineering; Project Management
www.is-uk-bilfinger.com
enquiries.is@bilfinger.com
BES
Greenside Way
Middleton
Manchester
M24 1SW
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Established in 2002, BES have gained an enviable reputation within the research, development and manufacturing
sectors. We excel in the design, construction and refurbishments of cleanrooms, laboratories and other sophisticated
environments - where we provide a full range of services from front-end design and consultancy through to construction,
commissioning and validation. The strength of BES lies in combining design and innovation with construction excellence
to provide fully integrated solutions. Our reputation has been built on the successful delivery of complex projects - often
within challenging time constraints, and always with enormous enthusiasm and a desire to exceed expectations. Regular
repeat business from demanding blue chip clients is testament to the service we provide.
Senior Management
Steve Marsh, Managing Director
Paul Marsh, Engineering Director
Graham Drew, Projects Director
Darren Lewis, Group Project Manager
Main Member Contact
Gary Horrocks
Business Development Manager
sales@besltd.org
+44 (0) 161 655 3344
+44 (0) 161 655 3344
Employees: 74 Construction; Design; Engineering; Project Management
www.besltd.org
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Longshanks Lane
Birtley
Chester-le-Street
County Durham
DH3 1QZ
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Part of the Brenntag Group, the global market leader in full-line chemical distribution, we are the foremost
chemicals sales and marketing organisation in the UK & Ireland. Our local site in Birtley delivers bulk & packaged
chemicals, speciality chemicals and blending solutions to customers across the North East and Northern
Cumbria. We offer our customers value added services such as filling, mixing and blending as well as technical
support and services covering multiple industries.
Senior Management
Alastair Nicoll, General Manager
Judith Robinson, Office Manager
Main Member Contact
Mark Stafford
Marketing Assistant
mark.stafford@brenntag.co.uk
+44 (0) 113 3879 227
+44 (0) 191 410 9215
Employees: 32 Fine & Speciality Products; Petrochemical & Commodity Chemicals
www.brenntag.co.uk
newcastle.sales@brenntag.co.uk
One Didsbury Point
2 The Avenue
Manchester
M20 2EY
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Bouygues Energies & Services is a partner in the provision of fully integrated process engineering and facility
solutions within critical, high-tech market sectors from demonstrator to full scale manufacture. Our flexible
customer focused in-house consulting & contracting capabilities from architectural, structural through to process,
mechanical, electrical engineering, controls, instrumentation, test and inspection, commissioning and validation,
ensure the delivery of optimised asset capital and lifecycle strategies. We promise to deliver lifecycle solutions
tailored to our client’s individual needs, from front end studies through to handover and maintenance coupled with
energy efficiency and modular pre-fabrication expertise delivering the highest return of investment from day one.
Senior Management
Serge Bordonnat, Managing Director
Zeb Ahmed, Deputy Managing Director
Steven Weir, Director
Main Member Contact
Zeb Ahmed
Deputy Managing Director
zeb.ahmed@bouygues-es.co.uk
+44 (0) 161 249 1000
+44 (0) 161 249 1000
Employees: 2,300 Biotechnology (Industrial & Medical); Engineering; Project Management
ww.bouygues-es.co.uk
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BOC
Tees Dock Road
Grangetown
Middlesbrough
Tees Valley
TS6 7RT
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BOC is renowned for the delivery of value-added solutions based on the supply of industrial gases. In Teesside
BOC operates one of the worlds largest industrial gas pipeline grids supplying hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and
argon to leading companies and has expansive capabilities to supply the complete range of gases throughout the
North East. BOC is part of The Linde Group, one of the world’s leading industrial gases companies with gases
and engineering sales of €15.3 billion and around 62,000 employees in more than 100 countries worldwide. BOC
therefore has the local presence in the North East region but also the strength to partner with our key customers
across the globe. For more information, see The Linde Group web site at www.Linde.com.
Senior Management
Mike Huggon, MD
Stephen Gledhill, Business Manager
Dave Lockyer, Commercial Manager
Main Member Contact
Dave Lockyer
Commercial Manager
dave.lockyer@boc.com
+44 (0) 7768 177 961
+44 (0) 1642 452 481
Employees: 62,000 Utilities & Facilities Management; Engineering Equipment; Fine & Speciality
Products; Logistics
www.linde.com
BP Exploration
CATS Terminal
Seal Sands Road
Middlesbrough
TS2 1UB
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The BP operated Central Area Transmission system is a fully integrated Gas Transportation and processing
system serving the central North sea. The system includes a riser platform, pipeline and onshore terminal. Gas
shippers can enter the system via the riser platform or one of the many sub-sea tees. Gas is redelivered to a
major local energy producer. The terminal consists of two natural gas processing trains each having the capacity
of 600 MSCFD for the redelivery of gas into the British Gas Transco, National Transmission System (NTS).
Produced liquid products - Propane, mixed Butane and Pentanes plus, are delivered to storage and export
facilities in the Seal Sands area.
Senior Management
Mahmoud Mossad, Site Manager
James Biscomb, Engineering Team Leader
Steve Wilde, Operations Team Leader
Main Member Contact
Sarah Torrance
PA to Site Manager
torransk@bp.com
+44 (0) 1642 331 214
+44 (0) 1642 546 404
Employees: 65 Petrochemicals & Commodity Chemicals
www.bp.com
Bouygues
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Blackwell Water
Consultancy
54 Ravensdale Road
Darlington
DL3 8EA
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We specialise in helping clients to reduce trade effluent costs, comply with trade effluent consents, reuse and recycle
water and reduce water consumption. Our services include: design of water and effluent treatment plant, rain water
harvesting feasibility studies, project management and data analysis and modelling. We have clients in industries
as diverse chemicals, cosmetics, food manufacture and waste processing and our projects range from short factory
audits to full-scale design, costing and project management for effluent and water treatment schemes.
Senior Management
David Brydon, Technical Director
Main Member Contact
David Brydon
Technical Director
dbrydon@blackwellwaterconsultancy.co.uk
+44 (0) 7704 845 782
+44 (0) 7704 845 782
Employees: <10 Consultants; Project Management; Utilities & Facilities Management
www.blackwell
waterconsultancy.co.uk
Bond Dickinson
St. Ann’s Wharf
112 Quayside
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 3DX
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Bond Dickinson is a leading law firm with a strategy firmly based on deep sector expertise and a clear understanding of our clients’ needs.
The firm has many years of experience in the chemicals and wide rmanufacturing sector in the North East, as well as expertise ni oil and
gas, energy and renewables. The group comprises lawyers who have worked in the industry fo rmany years as in-house lawyers or on
secondment, as well as experts in health and safety, environment and other specialist areas. We support businesses in relation to their dayto-
day operations and strategic projects. We also act for inward investors looking to establish their busniesses in the UK and for companies
seeking to merge or acquire on an international scale. We aim to be an extension of your in-house legal team o,r for businesses that do not
have the benefit of their own in-house counsel, we provide a combination of legal and commercial support that other law firms cannot match.
Senior Management
Peter Snaith, Partner, Chemicals
Stuart Wardlaw, Partner, Regulatory & Environment
Jonathan Blair, Managing Partner
Main Contact
Peter Snaith
Head of Chemicals and Manufacturing Sector
peter.snaith@bonddickinson.com
+44 (0) 191 279 9457
+44 (0) 844 984 1500
Employees: 1,200 Legal & Financial Services
www.bonddickinson.com
British Rema
Image Works
Foxwood Close
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 9RN
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British Rema is one of the UK’s longest established businesses in powder processing and was a pioneer in
the fields of particle size reduction and particle size control. For customers looking to outsource their powder
processing, we provide a flexible, cost-effective and efficient solution for Milling, Classifying and Mixing and
Blending of powders and resins in our ISO 9001 accredited facility. Alternatively, we can supply our well proven
powder processing equipment and systems. Our engineers have designed and project managed major turnkey
installations in the chemicals industry worldwide. Current chemicals industry applications include composites,
resins, pigments, paints and herbicides.
Senior Management
Struan McBride, Managing Director
Rob Calvert, Technical Director
Simon Abbott, General Manager
Dan Baxter, Sales Manager
Main Member Contact
Debbi Marlow
Marketing Manager
debbi.marlow@britishrema.com
+44 (0) 7972 654 225
+44 (0) 1246 269955
Employees: 49 Contract Manufacturing; Other (Process Equipment)
www.britishrema.com
sales@britishrema.com
Blackmonk
Engineering
15 Whinchat Tail
Guisborough
TS14 8PW
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Blackmonk Engineering is a professional, customer focussed process engineering consultancy based in the
heart of the North East process industry. We offer a variety of services including: conceptual design, process
modelling, flowsheet and P&ID development, relief & blowdown studies, retrofit design, economic analysis, plant
troubleshooting, safety & environmental studies and technical training. We specialise in process calculations and
offer a full checking and approval service.
Senior Management
Simon Learman
Director
Main Member Contact
Simon Learman
Director
info@blackmonk.co.uk
+44 (0) 7900 895 266
+44 (0) 191 645 1287
Employees: Consultants - Engineering
www.blackmonk.co.uk
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Cleveland Business Centre
1 Watson Street
Middlesbrough
TS1 2RQ
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Casper Shipping is the number one shipping agency for specialised bulk services, documentation and
customs clearance on the East Coast UK and Scotland. As an independent ships agency with over 142 years
experience, no one is better placed to deliver professional local knowledge and advice on all shipping related
matters - especially across our core areas: Chemicals, Gas, Bio Ethanol, Oil products, Offshore and Project,
Dry bulk and Steel. We are far more than just a shipping agency. You can depend on us to handle emergencies,
documentation, customs clearance, demurrage and freight forwarding with ease.
Senior Management
Michael Shakesheff, Managing Director
Robert Bateman, Director
John Mitchell, Operations Director
Main Member Contact
Dean Croft
Business Development Executive
commercial@casperltd.com
+44 (0) 1642 243 662
+44 (0) 1642 243 662
Employees: 30 Logistics
www.casperltd.com
Camair Freight
Solutions
Airport Freightway
Freight Village
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE13 8BH
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Although having grown into a Worldwide logistics provider Camair prides itself in never having lost its focus on
local business, continuously listening to customer needs & then endeavouring to provide the bespoke service
that’s continuous to meet their individual requirements. Here in the North East we still find strong representation
in chemical, petrochemical, polymer & biotechnology industries, coupled with off shore activity in oil & energy,
ports and vessels also from time to time needing the requirements that our network offers. We at Camair believe
the most important ingredient in our success story to be our experienced & pro-active team.
Senior Management
Ken Todd, Director
Diane Irving, Operations Director
Main Member Contact
Ken Todd
Director
info@camairfreightsolutionsltd.com
+44 (0) 191 214 0888
+44 (0) 191 214 0888
Employees: 9 Logistics
www.camairfreightsolutions.com
Cambridge
Research
Biochemicals
17-18 Belasis Court
Belasis Hall Technology Park
Billingham
Teesside
TS23 4AZ
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Cambridge Research Biochemicals (CRB) based in Billingham, Teesside has over 30 years of excellence in producing
custom peptides and antibodies to the world’s Life Science market. Typical customers are researchers within the major
global Pharmaceutical R&D divisions (Pfizer, GSK & Novartis); prominent Universities and Research Institutes (MRC,
Cancer Research UK) committed to disease research at the molecular level. The company supplies research reagents
(tools) such as peptides, antibodies, fluorescent dyes, PNA and radio-ligands to a global market. Strategic partnerships
are formed with Babraham Institute (Cambridge), Quotient (UK), University of Durham and Panagene (South Korea).
Senior Management
Emily Humphrys, Commercial Director
Alison White, Operations Director
Main Member Contact
Emily Humphrys
Commercial Director
emily.humphrys@crbdiscovery.com
+44 (0) 1642 567180
+44 (0) 1642 567 180
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www.crbdiscovery.com
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BWC
Performance
Oakhurst House
Marsden Road
Cleadon
Sunderland
SR6 7RA
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We help organisations of all sizes achieve & exceed World-Class levels of safety, operation & business performance.
OUR VISION: ZERO Injuries ~ ZERO Waste ~ ZERO Defects ~ ZERO Rework ~ ZERO Complaints ~ INCREASED
Output ~ RETAINED Customers ~ LOWER Costs ~ HIGHER morale
We drive continuous improvement through the appropriate tools such as LEAN 6 SIGMA, ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS,
ORGANISATION ALIGNMENT, STRATEGIC FLOWDOWN, ALIGNED CONTROL SYSTEMS & VISUAL MGT.
This results in:- Less injuries, Improved asset efficiency, Sustained culture change, Improved revenue and margins.
Our approach is not just about training (trust us ... this doesn’t change behaviours) but involves coaching via practitioners
who have actually been through the journey themselves.
Senior Management Main Member Contact
Chris Lakin
Principal Consultant
cvl@bwcperformance.com
+44 (0) 776 522 1819
+44 (0) 191 519 6872
Consultants - Business Management; Consultants - EHS & Risk Management;
Consultants - Productivity & Resource Efficiency; Business Support
www.bwcperformance.com
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Bulk Tainer Logistics
& Bettersafe
International
2-4 The Old Coach House
Bow Street Centre
Guisborough
Cleveland
TS14 6PR
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Bulk Tainer Logistics are a provider of bespoke transport services for the shipment of bulk liquid products on a global
basis. Our fleet of chemical, food & feed grade tank containers, ensure that we can offer a complete logistics solution
for both short and deep sea cargos. We also offer a management service for customer owned equipment providing
tailor-made solutions for individual supply chain requirements.
Bettersafe International - The home of height safety innovation! We offer a full suite of Working at Height Training and
a Height Safety Site Survey service that provides a detailed report and provision of solutions. We supply a range of
working at height equipment including the T-Line, TRAM & fall protection PPE.
Senior Management
Mark Walshaw, QSSHE Manager / DGSA, Bulktainer Logistics
Graeme Anderson, Operations Manager, Bulktainer Logistics
Alison Ridsdale, Commercial Manager, Bulktainer Logistics
Steve Jervis, Development Director, Bettersafe International
Main Member Contact
David Eltherington
Director
david@bulktainerlogistics.com
+44 (0) 1287 633 220
+44 (0) 1287 633220
Employees: 11 EHS & Risk Assessment; Engineering Equipment; Logistics
www.bulktainerlogistics.com
www.bettersafeinternational.com
Cape Industrial
Services
6 & 7 Lyncastle Way
Barleycastle Lane
Appleton Thorn Trading Estate
Warrington
WA4 4ST
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Cape is an international leader in the provision of essential non-mechanical industrial services focused on the energy
and natural resources sectors. Our range of multi-disciplinary services includes access systems, insulation, painting,
coatings, blasting, industrial cleaning, training and assessment, throughout the lifecycle of large secure industrial
assets. With over 17,000 people in 28 countries, Cape delivers safe, reliable and intelligent solutions both on and
offshore. In 2009 Cape reported revenues of £655 million.
Senior Management
Stephane Navarra, Managing Director, UK, Europe & CIS
Steve Roberts, UK Finance Director
Steve Turner, UK Commercial Director
Simon Hicks, Strategic Development Director
Main Member Contact
John Cauchi
Sector Manager - Chemical UK
john.cauchi@capeplc.com
+44 (0) 1642 565 552
+44 (0) 1925 865 900
3855 Construction; EHS & Risk Assessment; Engineering Maintenance; Petrochemicals &
Commodity Chemicals
www.capeplc.com
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Cal Carey
Photography &
Video
Unit 10-11 Princes Rd
Business Centre
Saltburn by the Sea
Teesside
TS12 1JJ
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Cal Carey shoots photography and video projects for a range of clients across the chemical, energy and
manufacturing sectors, for use in their advertising, websites, brochures & press releases. Cal will capture your
people at work, site and infrastructure, corporate portraits, products and project documentation with creativity and
professionalism. Based in Teesside and with over 10 years experience of industrial photography, Cal has worked in
many hazardous sites, shooting corporate promotional videos and creating time lapse films.
Cal welcomes enquiries from all NEPIC members.
Senior Management
Cal Carey
Owner
Main Member Contact
Cal Carey
Owner
email@calcarey.co.uk
+44 (0) 7900 815 438
+44 (0) 7900 815 438
1 Event Management, Marketing & PR
www.calcarey.co.uk
email@calcarey.co.uk
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Bruker UK
Banner Lane
Coventry
CV4 9GH
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State-of-the-art process control solutions that put high-performance scientific instrumentation into the hands of the nonexpert.
Exploiting Vibrational Spectroscopy, Magnetic Resonance, Mass Spectrometry, and X-ray technologies, Bruker’s
solutions gives you control of your processes, ensuring quality and reliability in industrial production whatever your level
of expertise. From complete Process Control & Monitoring solutions (MATRIX-F FT-NIR & SENTINEL Dispersive Raman)
to the ideal Reaction Monitoring instruments (mid-infrared MATRIX-MF) delivering sampling configurations for research,
pilot plants, and production environments. Applications include real time, direct monitoring of chemical reactions and
intermediate/final product quality; easy-to-use software for process analysis, control and automated model building; industry
standard communication protocols; and accessories provide Off-line, At-line, In-line sampling.
Senior Management
Colin Barrow: UK Sales Manager
(Infrared, Raman and TD-NMR)
Main Member Contact
Colin Barrow
colin.barrow@bruker.co.uk
+44 (0) 2476 855 200
+44 (0) 2476 855 200
Employees: 100 Analytical Services; Laboratory Equipment
www.bruker.com
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Kings Buildings
Smith Square
London
SW1P 3JJ
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The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) is the national representative body for all chemical and pharmaceutical
businesses in the UK. Our mission is to make the UK business climate as internationally competitive as possible,
to help boost chemicals and pharmaceuticals trade and investment. Our activities are split between influencing the
policy agenda and the provision of practical advice and services to our members. Our policy agenda, delivered by
recognised national and international experts, covers business-critical issues such as tax, trade, innovation, energy and
climate change, safety, health and environment, product management, regulation, education, skills and employment.
On all these issues we also offer hands-on practical support and deliver best practice sharing to improve business
performance.
Senior Management
Steve Elliott, Chief Executive
Main Member Contact
Lena Nunkoo
Senior Media & Publications Executive
nunkool@cia.org.uk
+44 (0) 20 7834 3399
+44 (0) 20 7834 3399
Business Support; Consultants - EHS & Risk Management
Consultants - Human Resources; Waste Management & Recycling
www.cia.org.uk
NunkooL@cia.org.uk
Chemical
Process
Solutions
Unit 4 Chevychase Court
Seaham Grange Ind. Estate
Seaham
County Durham
SR7 0PR
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Chemical Process Solutions is one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of Thermoplastic Process
Plant. With many years experience working within the Aerospace, Semiconductor, Chemical, Pharmaceutical,
Electronic and Water Industries, CPS can provide thermoplastic products and turnkey solutions throughout the
UK and Europe. From bulk storage and process vessels in Polypropylene and Polyethylene to fully automated
processing lines and chemical dispense systems. CPS manufacture thermoplastic heat exchangers for use with
corrosive liquids and gases. CPS are able to offer a full design, manufacture and installation service to suit your
individual process requirements, including civil works, controls and electrical installation.
Senior Management
Paul Stones, Director
Judith Chapman, Director
Dave Paige, Director
Main Member Contact
Paul Stones
Director
pstones@cps-plastics.co.uk
+44 (0) 191 523 7711
+44 (0) 191 523 7711
Employees: 12 Engineering; Engineering Equipment; Engineering Maintenance
www.cps-plastics.co.uk
sales@cps-plastics.co.uk
Change Work
Coaching
Sunset House
Appleton le Moors
York
YO62 6TE
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Managers who have been promoted from science or engineering backgrounds often don’t have (or don’t want!)
the broader skills needed to lead and manage other people. There’s an emotional dimension that is usually
ignored because no-one, at any level, knows how to address it. I help you to deal with the difficult, messy,
“people” issues of management, such as poor performance, communication and motivation. This is done through
one-to-one coaching, based on the principles of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and 27 years of experience in
Healthcare R&D.
Senior Management
David Rawlings, Director
Main Member Contact
David Rawlings
Director
david@changeworkcoaching.com
+44 (0) 1751 417 765
+44 (0) 1751 417765
Employees: 2 Consultants - Business & Management; Education & Training
www.changeworkcoaching
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CDS Recruitment
Boldon Business Park
Woodstock Way
Boldon
Tyne and Wear
NE35 9BF
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CDS Recruitment Ltd is a specialist technical recruitment company working within key manufacturing and
engineering sectors including Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Oil & Gas and Power Generation throughout the UK and
internationally sourcing temporary, contract and permanent personnel to cover the full range of Engineering functions
such as: Design & Development; Project Management; Materials Engineering; Quality & Process Engineering;
Manufacturing and Engineering Management; Maintenance, Service & Commissioning; Purchasing & Logistics;
Technical Sales. Our team of experienced recruitment specialists deliver a personal, professional, efficient, and most
importantly a customer driven service that is focused on making the perfect connection for each position.
Senior Management
Derek Raffle
Director
derek.raffle@cdsrecruitment.co.uk
+44 (0) 191 300 1113
Main Member Contact
Chris Sultman
Managing Director
chris.sultman@cdsrecruitment.co.uk
+44 (0) 191 300 1114
+44 (0) 191 300 1113
Employees: Recruitment
www.cdsrecruitment.co.uk
enquiries@cdsrecruitment.co.uk
Centre for
Sustainable Chemical
Processes
Department of Chemistry
Durham University
South Road
Durham
DH1 3LE
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Durham University’s Centre for Sustainable Chemical Processes (CSCP) was founded to address the need to integrate a
resource-sustainable ethos into chemical research and development. The Centre’s members have a wide range of unique
chemical expertise and know-how spanning catalysis, organic, inorganic and process chemistry. CSCP brings together
academic and industrial synthetic chemists from Durham University and the surrounding region under a single umbrella, acting
as a conduit facilitating and providing access to its unique equipment, and research facilities and those of its members, and as
an interface and facilitator to other regional organisations. Main areas and capabilities are: metal-catalysed transformations;
organocatalytic reactions; aqueous chemistry and water-based or -tolerant reactions; organofluorine chemistry; design/
application of flow reactor systems; feedstock production and transformation; hazardous and/or high pressure chemistry.
Senior Management Main Member Contact
Prof. Andy Whiting
Director
andy.whiting@durham.ac.uk
+44 (0) 191 334 2081
+44 (0) 191 334 2076
Employees:
Education & Training; Fine & Speciality Products; Petrochemical & Commodity
Chemicals; Research
www.dur.ac.uk/cscp
cscp@durham.ac.uk
Cenelec
Standards
Inspections
Unit 21/22 Apex Business Village
Northumberland Business Park
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE23 7BF
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Cenelec Standards Inspections Ltd specialise in Inspection of Electrical & Instrument equipment in Hazardous
Areas for clients requiring support to comply with the mandatory requirements of BSEN60079-17, DSEAR
(Dangerous Substances in Explosive Atmospheres Regulations), The equipment Directive ATEX 94/9/EC, the
workers directive ATEX99/92/EC and many other standards. We also have an approved JTL licence to deliver
CompEx courses at our training facility in Newcastle. The company currently operate in over 30 countries with
extensive list of blue chip companies, compliance certification endorsed by UKAS through integrated quality
Management Systems to PAS99, ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO TS 29001 and OHSAS 18001 is also provided.
Senior Management
Jonathan Gibson, Executive Director
Mark Temple, Projects & Technical Authority
Main Member Contact
Jonathan Gibson
Executive Director
jonathan.gibson@cenelec.com
+44 (0) 191 250 2005 Ext 221
+44 (0) 191 250 2005
Employees: 80
Education & Training; Engineering Maintenance; Engineering;
Consultants - EHS & Risk Management
www.cenelec.com
info@cenelec.com
training@cenelec.com
For further information visit our Members section at www.nepic.co.uk
Cavendish
Northern
Beaumont House
Macklin Avenue
Cowpen Lane Industrial Estate
Billingham
TS23 4HF
Categories:
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Cavendish Northern Ltd are a Pipework and Mechanical Installation Contracting Company who specialise in Offsite
Pipework Fabrication, Onsite Pipework Erection and Pressure Testing, Process Skid Manufacture and Installation,
Mechanical Equipment Installation, Bulk Liquid Storage Tank Manufacture and Repair, Pressure Vessel Manufacture
and Repair, Contract Lift Management & Execution, Craneage, Plant Hire and Labour supply. Our Head Offices are
in Billingham, Teesside where we have a 29,000sqft fabrication shop with 10T Over Head Craneage, 44,000sqft
secure external laydown area and 6000sqft offices. We supply services to the Power, Process, Oil and Gas, Nuclear
industries throughout the UK. If you require further information please do not hesitate to call.
Senior Management
Ian Brown, Managing Director
Gillian Hemlin, Financial Director
Main Member Contact
Jonathan Brown
Contracts Manager
jonathan.brown@cavendishnorthern.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 560 001
+44 (0) 1642 560 001
Employees: 150 Construction; Engineering; Project Management
www.cavendishnorthern.co.uk
info@cavendishnorthern.co.uk
For further information visit our Members section at www.nepic.co.uk
CatalySystems
R222 - R226
The Wilton Centre
Wilton
Redcar
TS10 4RF
Categories:
Profile
Developers and suppliers of advanced oxidation process (AOP) technologies for tertiary water treatment and polishing
for industrial, urban and rural applications. AOP systems are based on Company’s own patent protected technology.
In industrial applications, clients in manufacturing sectors are seeking to put in place self-contained industrial water
systems, as part of sustainable manufacturing in their plants globally. Our polishing solutions help meet new tighter
regulations for wastewater disposal and reuse, and can be added alongside existing treatment plant, without costly
refit. Pilot-scale units available for FEED trial, modular 10-20cu.m/hr containerised systems built to order.
Senior Management
Irene Allcroft, Chief Executive
Main Member Contact
Irene Allcroft
Chief Executive
iallcroft@catalysystems.com
+44(0) 1642 438 184
+44 (0) 1642 438 184
Employees: 5
Analytical Services; Bioresources & Renewables; Engineering Equipment;
Waste Management & Recycling
www.catalysystems.com
iallcroft@catalysystems.com
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18-20 Scrutton Street
London
EC2A 4RX
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Code Vanilla develops groundbreaking software across multiple industries including high value manufacturing. We
undertake close consultations with organisations, offering off-the-shelf software products plus bespoke development.
We help improve compliance in High Value Manufacturing organisations through the provision of enriched training
and guidance. Our Training and Guidance (TAG) system provides a digital solution to the capture, conveyance and
retention of operational best practice in order to generate communities of learning. TAG applications include: improve
right-first-time manufacturing, enable lab-bench line-of-sight tech transfer, blend unstructured and structured data,
reduce operator error. Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies won the Nepic Sustainability Award 2013 with the support of
our TAG platform.
Senior Management
Richard Hulbert, Online Director
Matthew Jennings, New Business Director
Dominic Thwaites, Technology Director
Main Member Contact
Matthew Jennings
New Business Director
matthew@codevanilla.com
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www. codevanilla.com
Employees: Categories: Education & Training; Software Solutions
Cofely Fabricom
GDF SUEZ
Piccadilly Offices
Wilton International
Redcar
TS10 4YG
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Cofely Fabricom GDF SUEZ is a part of the global energy group GDF SUEZ. We are one of the leading multidisciplined
engineering, project management and construction organisations in the UK, providing professional
services to the oil, gas, power and renewables industries. From our facilities and offices at Wilton, Stokesley,
Immingham, Chester, Liverpool and Brigg, we provide professional services for projects throughout the UK. Our
services include: FEED, Design/Engineering, Project Management, Construction and Installation.
Senior Management
Craig Welford
Managing Director
Main Member Contact
Colin McMillan
Business Development Director
colin.mcmillan@fabricom-gdfsuez.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 446 400
+44 (0) 1642 446 400
Employees: 600-1,000 Engineering; Construction; Project Management
www.fabricom-gdfsuez.co.uk
Cogent SSC
Unit 5 Mandarin Court
Centre Park
Warrington
WA1 1GG
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Cogent is the UK’s employer–led skills body for the science-based industries. Our vision is for a science-based
sector with world class performance achieved through world class skills benchmarked to industry standards. The
Cogent group also consists of the Technical Apprenticeship service (TAS), the National Skills Academy Process
Industries and the National Skills Academy Nuclear, providing industry with LMI, standards and qualifications,
apprenticeship services, and quality assured training provision.
Senior Management
Joanna Woolf, CEO
Main Member Contact
Kate Hutchins
Events Manager
kate.hutchins@cogent-ssc.com
+44 (0) 1925 515 220
+44 (0) 1925 515 200
Employees: Education & Training; Business Support
www.cogent-ssc.com
Clugston
Construction
3 Merchant Court
Koppers Way
Monkton Business Park
Hebburn
Tyne & Wear
NE31 2EX
Categories:
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Clugston Construction are a leading construction, civil engineering and facilities management contractor. We are
part of the privately owned Clugston Group which also has major interests in property development and transport
logistics. Specialisms include the industrial and process sectors, renewables (energy from waste), covering both
the North East of England and Yorkshire/Humberside areas we can deliver schemes from £500k to £50 million.
Our exemplary Health & Safety Standards are the envy of our Peers and recognised Nationally being awarded a
RoSPA Presidents Award and the Construction News Health & Safety Award in 2012
Senior Management
Steve Radcliffe, Managing Director
Rod Fry, Construction Director
Steve Waggett, Regional Manager
David Clugston, Clugston Distribution
Main Member Contact
Steve Waggett
Regional Manager
steve.waggett@clugston.co.uk
+44 (0) 191 495 0500
+44 (0) 191 495 0500
Employees: 492 Construction; Logistics; Project Management
www.clugston.co.uk
Cleveland
Scientific
Institution
c/o Teesside University
School of Science &
Engineering
Middlesbrough
TS1 3BA
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The Cleveland Scientific Institution is a Charitable Institution promoting education and training opportunities for young
people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Risk Management in the Tees Valley. The Institution’s membership is
drawn from professional Institutions in the above fields in the Tees Valley area. The Institution currently funds:
Undergraduate and graduate prizes; Bursaries to support Science & Engineering students; Meeting rooms;
Educational and Technical Grants towards specific projects designed to raise the profile of science and engineering in
local communities and schools.
Applications are invited for funding for specific projects using the form that can be obtained from the CSI website.
Senior Management
Alan Rodger, Secretary & Director
Main Member Contact
Scott Taylor
President
info@clevelandscientific.org.uk
+44 (0) 1642 212 798
+44 (0) 1642 342 497
Employees: Other
www.clevelandscientific.org.uk
info@clevelandscientific.org.uk
Classic Industries
Europe
Kirkcarrion Estate
Middleton-in-Teesdale
Categories:
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Supplier of plastics components and medical devices to the medical, pharmaceutical, and filtration industries.
Classic Industries a complete service from design, tooling, injection moulding and assembly through to
product validation.
Senior Management
Stephen Shaw, General Manager
Main Member Contact
John Pearson
Chief Operating Officer
jpearson@classicind.com
+44 (0) 1833 640 050
+44 (0) 1833 640 050
Employees: 50 Contract Manufacturing
www.classicind.com
CIEC Promoting
Science
Department of Chemistry
University of York
Heslington
York
YO10 5DD
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CIEC Promoting Science is an established education group, which liaises between schools and industry, to enhance
science teaching and introduce school pupils to the possibility of a career in industry. One of its core activities is the
Children Challenging Industry Project (CCI); where advisory teachers deliver science lessons to 9-11 year old pupils
while providing professional development for the class teacher. Participating schools have seen an improvement in
children’s performance in science tests. A transition project enabling companies to support science in the classroom
is active in two North East high schools. Our services include training for industry to engage more effectively with
schools and training for teachers in the use of CIEC teaching resources building links with industry.
Senior Management
Gayle Pook, Director
Joy Parvin, Director
Main Member Contact
Nicky Waller/Jenny Harvey
+44 (0) 1904 322 523 +44 (0) 1642 442 568
Employees: 8 Education & Training
www.ciec.org.uk
Chemoxy
International Ltd
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Chemoxy International Ltd is one of Europe’s largest providers of contract manufacturing services to the chemical
industry. The company has specialised expertise in combined reaction and fractionation and has two sites on
Teesside at Middlesbrough and Billingham. Industries served include, oil & gas, petrochemicals, fuel additives,
agrochemicals, flavour & fragrances and plastic additives. Chemoxy produces a range of low toxicity solvents,
including Estasol™ and Coasol™ which are used in paints and cleaning products. Chemoxy is also engaged in
solvent recovery activities. The company is now privately owned.
Senior Management
Martyn Bainbridge - COO
David Randall - R&D Manager
Neil Robertson - Commercial Mgr.
Allan Jensen - Commercial Mgr.
Brian Tarbit - Global Technical Dev.t Mgr.
Main Member Contact
Ian Stark
CEO
+44 (0) 1642 248 555 ian.stark@chemoxy.com
Employees: 125 Fine & Speciality Products
www.chemoxy.com
info@chemoxy.com
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Communications
Garland House
144 - 146 Borough Road
Middlesbrough
Tees Valley
TS1 2EP
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Cool Blue is a multi-award-winning PR, social media, digital and graphic design agency with offices in
Middlesbrough, Newcastle and London. The team is made up of experts in each discipline and together they
achieve impressive results-driven work for regional, national and international clients. Cool Blue’s past and
present clients include CPI, Huntsman, Palintest and Chemoxy.
Senior Management
Tanya Garland
Managing Director
Main Member Contact
Tanya Garland
Managing Director
tanya.garland@coolblue.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 351 011
+44 (0) 1642 351 011
Employees: Event Management, Marketing & PR
www.coolblue.co.uk
enquiries@coolblue.co.uk
Cordell Group
Limited
159-160 High Street
Stockton on Tees
TS18 1PL
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Cordell Group Limited is an experienced multi-disciplined engineering business and has provided extensive
engineering design, manufacturing & construction services to a number of blue chip companies in the process
sector. Services available from Cordell Group include FEED studies, Engineering Design, Pipe Work, Structures,
Machining, Fabrication, Construction and EC&I services. With a wide range of in-house capabilities, Cordell
Group are the ideal partner to deliver turnkey projects, specialising in Skid and Process Units, Tank Farms,
bespoke Multi-flue Exhaust Stacks, Chimneys, Process Control Systems, Pilot Plants and Marine, Offshore and
Subsea projects in addition to a comprehensive Term Contract Service.
Senior Management
David Rush, Chairman,
Rob McBride, Managing Director
Gary Lawson, Senior Executive Director
Main Member Contact
Helen Carroll
Sales & Marketing
h.carroll@cordellgroup.com
+44 (0) 1642 662 400
+44 (0) 1642 662 400
Employees: 800 Construction; Engineering; Engineering Maintenance; Project Management
www.cordellgroup.com
hr@cordellgroup.com
Costain Natural
Resources
Tucano House
Falcon Court
Preston Farm Industrial Estate
Stockton on Tees
TS18 3TX
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Costain’s Natural Resources division has offices in Manchester, Teesside and Aberdeen, and provides worldclass
engineering services to the hydrocarbons & chemicals, nuclear, water and waste sectors. The division’s
Hydrocarbons & Chemicals sector specialises in delivering safe, cost effective solutions in the oil, gas, refining,
and petrochemical industries. Costain offers a wide range of services including consultancy and conceptual
studies, all levels of engineering and design, procurement, construction, operations and maintenance.
Senior Management
Alex Vaughan, Managing Director
Fiona Ware, Engineering & Operations
Director
David Taylor, Commercial Director
Main Member Contact
Andy Williams
Engineering Manager, Teesside Operations
andy.williams2@costain.com
+44 (0) 1642 625 050
+44 (0) 1642 625 050
Employees: 500 Construction; Consultants - Engineering; Engineering
www.costain.com
CPACT
c/o Department of Pure &
Applied Chemistry
University of Strathclyde
295 Cathedral Street
Glasgow
G1 1XL
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CPACT is an industrially shaped multidisciplinary Centre formed in 1997 and which now involves 24 end user, process
analytical technology, and process control vendor companies and SMEs from across the UK, Europe and the USA together
with 9 University and Research Institutes. CPACT is one of the few multidisciplinary platforms for process analytics in
the world. It brings together chemical and process engineers, analytical chemists, chemists, control systems engineers,
chemometricians, signal processing engineers and statisticians, from academia and industry, to research, develop and
transfer into the process industries solutions to generic problems in process analysis, data analytics, and process monitoring
and control. The research in industry-shaped and provides routes to tangible scientific and technological benefits in process
and pharmaceuticals manufacturing.
Senior Management
Professor David Littlejohn
Dept of Pure and Applied Chemistry
Strathclyde University
Main Member Contact
Professor Julian Morris
Technical Director
julian.morris@strath.ac.uk
+44 (0) 771 118 2739
+44 (0) 141 548 4836
Employees: Research
www.cpact.com
technical@cpact.com
ConocoPhillips
Petroleum Co
Teesside Operations
Seal Sands
Middlesbrough
TS2 1UH
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The Teesside operations of ConocoPhillips processes, stores and ships crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs)
received by pipeline from the Ekofisk area. Subsequent developments have led to additional production being
added from fields in both the Norwegian and UK sectors of the North Sea, including NGLs being landed via the
CATS pipeline. The facility originally constructed in 1974 is undergoing a significant amount of investment to
secure production beyond 2050. As a safe, consistent and cost effective operator with an excellent record of
reliability, Teesside operations is committed to continual improvement in the delivery of quality products to meet
all customer requirements and schedules.
Senior Management
Lee Murray, Engineering & Maintenance
Manager
Reidar Hellesoe, Operations Manager
Mike Rae, HSEQ Manager
Main Member Contact
Nicholas G Lee
Teesside General Manager
nick.lee@conocophillips.com
+44 (0) 1642 541 360
+44 (0) 1642 546 411
Employees: 285 Petrochemical & Commodity Chemicals
www.conocophillips.com
Commark
The Mansfield I Centre
Oakham Business Park
Hamilton Way
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
NG18 5BR
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Commark Limited is a focused Marketing company with expertise in Publishing, Design and Branding, Print
and Mailing. Consistently delivering bottom line savings against existing expenditure whilst exceeding client
expectations with regard to quality and service Commark enjoys a varied client base operating within Offshore,
Energy, Chemicals, Public Sector and Leisure. Should you require any further information as to how Commark
can help create a better image for your company or simply reduce your print bills then give us a call on 01623
600 621.
Senior Management
Darren Dennis
+44 (0) 7817 516 819
Main Member Contact
John Oakton
Managing Director
joakton@commarkuk.com
+44 (0) 7875 694 478
+44 (0) 1623 600 621
Employees: 3 Categories: Event Management, Marketing & PR; Consultants
CompactGTL
Wilton Centre
Redcar
TS10 4RF
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Offering the world’s first approved and operating, fully integrated modular GTL system, CompactGTL provides
a proven solution for the conversion of stranded, shale and associated gas into synthetic liquids at the point of
production. The solution is a result of a twelve year development programme including over five years actual plant
operational experience in the UK and Brazil.
CompactGTL’s training centre and pilot plant was successfully commissioned at the Wilton Centre site in 2008,
which demonstrated the fully integrated process. The facility runs 24 hours a day and has now been in operation
since 2008.
Senior Management
Peter Riches, CEO
Main Member Contact
Iain Baxter
Director of Business Development
info@compactgtl.com
+44 (0) 1235 462 850
+44 (0) 1642 446 620
Employees: Consultants - Engineering; Engineering; Research
www.compactgtl.com
info@compactgtl.com
CPD
The Wilton Centre
Redcar
Middlesbrough
TS10 4RF
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A combination of cutting-edge technology and industry expertise, we are a world-leading software solution
provider, serving the Oil, Gas, Power and Chemical industries for over 40 years. Our software products lead
the way in terms of innovation, whilst ensuring that they are user friendly and create operational benefits
for our clients. We are proud of our enviable client list and that our software products are utilised in over 23
countries globally. Featured product – iPlan2, a maintenance solution for the management of all forms of Asset
Maintenance. Unlike other maintenance software, iPlan2 is complete management solution for the entire project
and asset lifecycle. iPlan2 gives its users greater control, ensuring maximum productivity and profitability, not to
mention iPlan2 costs 60% less than the competition.
Senior Management
Ross Coulman, Managing Director
James Blackwood, Operations Director
Peter Coulman, Business Dev.t Director
Daniel Meggs, Technical Delivery Mgr.
Main Member Contact
Ross Coulman
Managing Director
ross.coulman@cpd-limited.com
+44 (0) 1642 438114
+44 (0) 1642 438 114
Employees: 18
Software Solutions; Engineering Maintenance; Consultants - IT & Telecoms;
EHS & Risk Assessment
www.cpd-limited.com
assistance@cpd-limited.com
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Suite 2-3
Gateway West Business Centre
Gateway House
Gateway West
Newburn Riverside
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE15 8NX
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Recruitment Specialists (Science, Engineering and Technology). CY Partners are the specialist for scientific,
engineering and technology recruitment, providing the best candidates for Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Life
Science, Electronics and High Technology sectors. Our recruiters are qualified scientists and engineers, having
worked in industry and/or academia. As a consultancy, we are able to work at all staffing levels - from entry level
roles through to those difficult to find and niche senior scientific specialists, and provide staff on a permanent,
temporary or contract basis. Our proven track record and true market knowledge enables us to give an honest,
consultative and tailored approach to your recruitment need.
Senior Management
Probier Chatterjee
Director
probier.chatterjee@cypartners.co.uk
+44 (0) 191 477 4733
Main Member Contact
Daniel Younger
Director
dan.younger@cypartners.co.uk
+44 (0) 191 477 4733
+44 (0) 191 477 4733
Employees: 6 Recruitment
www.cypartners.co.uk
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DBA HR
Solutions
Limited
Surtees Business Centre
Bowesfield Lane
Stockton on Tees
TS18 3HP
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DBA HR Solutions Limited is a highly successful Human Resources consultancy with extensive experience of the NEPIC
industries. Our flexibility, responsiveness and results orientation are valued by our retained clients in both large multi-national
corporations and the SME sector. We produce individually tailored proposals ensuring you get exactly what you want (not
pre-packaged solutions) and with our extensive, highly experienced, network of associate consultants can efficiently manage
large scale projects. Our core expertise covers recruitment across all disciplines & levels, management development &
coaching, employment law guidance, provision of temporary staff as well as HR project management. Call us today to find
out how hard we work to prove that ‘Honesty & Integrity Come Free’.
Senior Management
Derek Abram
Director
Main Member Contact
Derek Abram
Director
derek@dba-hrsolutions.com
+44 (0) 7919 108 965
+44 (0) 845 050 7608
Employees: 2 Consultants - Human Resources; Education & Training; Recruitment
www.dba-hrsolutions.com
enquiries@dba-hrsolutions
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DeVere Slaley
Hall
Slaley
Hexham
Northumberland
NE47 0BX
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Standing proudly in 1,000 acres of prime Northumberland forest and moorland, this elegantly furnished hotel includes
many original features restored to their former glory, combined discreetly with all the facilities you would expect of
a four star hotel. Slaley Hall has Conference and Banqueting facilities catering comfortably for up to 350 delegates.
From major conferences to private meetings, Slaley Hall offers everything that the modern, technology led business
demands and a level of service you would expect, within an environment designed to make a visit both productive and
enjoyable. Relaxation and stimulation go hand in hand with a vast range of activities for the whole family, from a thrilling
4x4 offroad experience, a heavenly beauty spa treatment to two championship golf course which both work perfect for
Corporate Golf Days and membership.
Senior Management
Grant McKenzie, Resort General Manager
Joanne Tipper, Director of Sales
Main Member Contact
Jeff Mills
Head of Golf
jeff.mills@devere-hotels.com
+44 (0) 1434 676 525
+44 (0) 1434 676 512
Employees: Event Management, Marketing & PR; Other
www.devere.co.uk
Crane ChemPharma
& Energy Flow
Solutions
(all UK enquiries c/o)
Tomlinson Hall
Lagonda Road
Cowpen
Lane, Billingham
Teesside TS23 4JA
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Crane ChemPharma & Energy Flow Solutions is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of high quality, positive displacement
pumps and specialist flow-related equipment for the pharmaceutical, petrochemical, commodity and biotechnology industries.
Using the latest technology and advanced production methods, the company’s DEPA Air Operated Diaphragm and ELRO
Peristaltic Pumps are used across all applications, and provide the ultimate transfer control for liquid, viscous and sheer
sensitive products, often in the toughest conditions. DEPA and ELRO products are available in the UK from Teesside-base
national distributor, Tomlinson Hall & Co Ltd. Clients benefit from a dedicated one-stop-shop purchasing, distribution and
customer care facility which offers a highly co-ordinated ordering and delivery service system all under one roof.
Senior Management Main Member Contact
Mr David Lindsay
Pump Sales Manager (UK)
david.lindsay@craneflow.com
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+44 (0) 800 107 7710
Employees: 250 Engineering Equipment
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d3associates
iSpace
Mallan House
Bridge End
Hexham
Northumberland
NE46 4DQ
Categories:
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d3associates is a engineering and design consultancy with significant experience in energy broadly and with
combined heat and power (CHP), energy networks, and renewable energy generation specifically. We advise on
all aspects of energy management (energy efficiency, generation and recovery) and we undertake schemes from
feasibility and business case development, through to design, procurement and construction.
We have an experienced in-house team with strong technical and project management expertise gained from
working on large scale engineering projects.
Senior Management
Paul Haverson, Director
Mike Douglas, Associate Director
Lawrence Best, Senior Consultant
Main Member Contact
Paul Haverson
Director
paul@d3-associates.co.uk
+44 (0) 1434 610 434
+44 (0) 1434 610 434
Employees: 5 Consultants - Construction, Engineering, Engineering Maintenance, Project Management
www.d3-associates.co.uk
info@d3-associates.co.uk
CPI (Centre
for Process
Innovation)
Wilton Centre
Wilton
Redcar
TS10 4RF
Categories:
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The Centre for Process Innovation is a UK-based technology innovation centre and part of the High Value
Manufacturing Catapult. We use applied knowledge in science and engineering combined with state of the art
facilities to enable our clients to develop, prove, prototype and scale up the next generation of products and
processes. Our open innovation model enables clients to develop products and prove processes with minimal
risk. We provide assets and expertise so our customers can demonstrate the process and prove it is feasible
before investing substantial amounts of money in capital equipment and training. New products and processes
can be proven; on paper, in the lab and in the plant before being manufactured at an industrial scale.
Senior Management
Nigel Perry
Chief Executive
Main Member Contact
Matthew Herbert
Marketing Manager
matthew.herbert@uk-cpi.com
+44 (0) 1642 447 274
+44 (0) 1642 455 340
Employees: 150
Biotechnology (Industrial); Pharmaceuticals; Fine & Speciality Products;
Bioresources & Renewables
www.uk-cpi.com
CSI Drug &
Alcohol Testing
First Floor Discovery 1
1 William Armstrong Way
NETPark
Sedgefield
Co Durham
TS21 3FH
Categories:
Profile
CSI Drug & Alcohol Testing supplies comprehensive services to minimise the impact of drugs and alcohol in the
workplace. We assess risks and gather data on workforce behaviours and attitudes to design appropriate policies
and testing procedures for the business sector and location. We train client management and staff to participate
fully in the programme. Samples are collected from any location in UK or abroad, and couriered to our state of the
art lab in the North East, from which we supply results in the fastest response times available. We will then work
with the client to identify trends and use our experts in investigations and interventions to address any issues in a
proactive, positive manner providing a return on investment for the client, their staff and the wider community.
Senior Management
Trevor Hall, Chairman & Managing Director
Ronnie Bage, Director of Social Services
Main Member Contact
Alastair Cameron
Operations Director
alastairc@csi.gb.net
+44 (0) 1740 625 354
+44 (0) 1740 623 960
Employees: Analytical Services; Business Support; Consultants - EHS & Risk Management;
EHS & Risk Assessment
www.csidrugsandalcohol.co.uk
info@csi.gb.net
CRA
Toffee Factory
Lower Steenbergs Yard
Quayside
Ouseburn
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 2DF
Categories:
Profile
A holistic approach to delivering risk assessment strategies to support all stages of the project life cycle. The CRA
team brings together a unique set of skills and experience relevant to the Oil, Gas, Energy and related industry
sectors. CRA provides expert assessment and guidance at all stages of the life cycle: from design through to
decommissioning and restoration. We are leaders in safety and environmental best practice in highly regulated
industries. Our multi-disciplinary approach can involve specialist qualitative and quantitative risk assessment of
process, health and safety, environmental and human factors. Our aim is to help our Clients get it right first time so
they will benefit from process efficiencies and achieve industry and regulatory targets and increased cost benefits.
Senior Management
Jasbir Sidhu, Managing Director
Jan Mirck, Company Secretary
Dave Gorringe, Head of Business Development
Mike Jones, Chief Consultant
Main Member Contact
Dave Gorringe
Head of Business Development
+44 (0) 7964 372 456
dgorringe@c-risk-a.co.uk
+44 (0) 13782 860 840
Employees: 40 Consultants - EHS & Risk Management; Consultants; Engineering; EHS & Risk Assessment
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H235, Wilton Centre
Wilton
Redcar
TS10 4RF
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DRD Consultants was established in 1988 and specialises in all aspects of Process Engineering. DRD’s
consultancy services range from conceptual studies and technology evaluation through to detailed process
design studies. We carry out process investigation, process development, economic appraisal, safety audits,
Hazops, plant commissioning and solve operational problems. DRD has specialist expertise and experience in
resource efficiency and has developed a process for recovering waste low grade heat as electricity using the
Organic Rankine Cycle.
Senior Management
Roger H Mallinson CEng FIChemE,
Director
Clive J Whitbourn CEng FIChemE,
Director
Main Member Contact
Clive J Whitbourn CEng FIChemE
Director
info@drdconsultants.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 430 090
+44 (0) 1642 430 090
Employees: 8
Consultants; Education & Training; Consultants - EHS & Risk Management;
Consultants - Productivity & Resource Efficiency; Recruitment;
www.chemengjobs.co.uk
Driver Group
15 Evolution
Wynyard Park
Wynyard
Cleveland
TS22 5TB
Categories:
Profile
Driver Group, the Global Construction Consultancy provides Strategic Project Management, Project Control,
Commercial, Contract and Expert Services to the manufacturing, engineering and construction industries. With
over 300 skilled and dedicated professionals to rely on, Driver can meet your project needs from inception
through design, planning, construction, commissioning and into beneficial operation and maintenance of assets.
Senior Management
David Webster, Chief Executive Officer
Mark Wheeler, Managing Director Europe
Main Member Contact
Mike Noteyoung
Director - Project Services UK
michael.noteyoung@driver-group.com
+44 (0) 1740 665 466
+44 (0) 1740 665 466
Employees: Construction
www.driver-group.com
DTEC Site
Services
Innovation House
Units 1 to 6
Saturn Business Park
Hixon
Staffordshire
ST18 0PF
Categories:
Profile
Part of the Engenda Group, DTEC Site Services are Column Turnaround Specialists addressing multi column
maintenance turnarounds / revamps. This covers column inspections, equipment supply and installation, specialist
welding services, installation of patch plates, new column sections, manual welding and nozzle installations. The
company also has its own automated weld overlay capability which can provide corrosion mitigation to both internal
and external column surfaces. DTEC has a specialist confined space rescue capability (Column Rescue) which is
available as a standalone service. Finally, we are an ECITB approved trainer. Details of training offered is on the
website.
Senior Management
Steve Korba, Project Manager
John Wood, Project Planner
Colin Smalley, Business Dev.t Manager
Andy Harris, Safety Manager
Main Member Contact
Steve Colclough
Operations Director
stevec@dteccts.com
+44 (0) 1889 270 706
+44 (0) 1889 270 706
Employees: 250+ Engineering Maintenance
www.dteccts.com
sub@dteccts.com
DuPont Teijin
Films
The Wilton Centre
Redcar
TS10 4RF
Categories:
Profile
DuPont Teijin Films is the worlds premier producer of polyester films with production facilities in China, Japan, US,
UK, Luxembourg and Indonesia and R&D facilities in UK and Japan. DuPont Teijin Films offers the broadest portfolio
of polyester films of any supplier and has an unmatched technology platform. Product and Process innovation are
key drivers for the business and by working to understand their customers, the markets in which they operate, and
industry supply chains and will continue to develop and deliver improvements. Constantly pushing the boundaries
of science, DuPont Teijin Films invent and develop new uses for our brands of PET and PEN polyester film, which
include Melinex® and Mylar® brand PET polyester films and Teonex® brand PEN polyester film.
Senior Management
Dr John Purdy, Site Manager
Mr Dave Wall, Global Growth Manager
Main Member Contact
Dr John Purdy
Site Manager
europe.films@gbr.dupont.com
+44 (0) 1642 572 000
+44 (0) 1642 572 000
Employees: 377 Fine & Speciality Products
www.dupontteijinfilms.com
Draeger Safety UK
Ullswater Close
Blyth Riverside Business Park
Blyth
Northumberland
NE24 4RG
Categories:
Profile
Dräger is an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology with over 125 years experience.
“Technology for Life” is our guiding principle and mission, Dräger protects, supports, and saves lives, through
customer focus, innovation, expertise and outstanding quality.
Offering its customers complete hazard management solutions with a special focus on personal safety and
protecting production facilities; the current portfolio includes stationary and mobile gas detection systems,
respiratory protection, firefighting equipment, and alcohol and drug-testing. Full service and training programs
enable complete support in providing safety solutions.
Senior Management
Michael A. Norris, Managing Director
Stuart Ovington, Business Devel.t Director
Andrew Dixon, UK Sales Mgr (Safety Products)
Daniel O’Neill, UK Sales Manager (Plant Safety)
Main Member Contact
Tony Davies - RSM (Safety)
tony.davies@draeger.com
Jason Maybury - RSM (Plant Safety)
jason.maybury@draeger.com
+44 (0) 1670 352 891
Employees: ~500 Other
www.draeger.com
marketing.uk@draeger.com
Doosan Babcock
Ltd
Unit 1a
Selby Business Park
Oakney Wood Road
Selby
YO8 8LZ
Categories:
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Doosan Babcock is a multi-specialist energy services company operating in the thermal power, nuclear, petrochemical, oil &
gas, industrial process and pharmaceutical industries. In the UK we provide project management, engineering, construction
and a full range of maintenance and asset support services, a large proportion of which are carried out under well established
client and partner arrangements. Doosan Babcock is also a leading international steam generation OEM and supplier of the
cleanest, most efficient coal powered technology in the world. We provide innovative solutions that support and enhance the
service life of energy assets across the globe. We have universally recognised expertise in each of our key areas of activity.
For over a century our people have been adding bottom line value for our customers. We develop cutting edge technologies to
improve plant performance, reduce emissions and ensure safe and efficient plant operation.
Senior Management
Scott AndersonRegional Manager
scott.anderson@doosan.com
Main Member Contact
Andy Sedgwick
Senior Operations Manager
andy.sedgwick@doosan.com
01757 293354
+44 (0) 1757 705 464
Employees: 4,500
Construction; Engineering; Engineering Equipment; Engineering Maintenance;
Project Management
www.doosanpowersystems
.com
Dow Chemical
Company
Limited
Seal Sands
Middlesbrough
TS2 1UD
Categories:
Profile
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human
progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the
world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and
increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials,
agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers
in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In
2012, Dow had annual sales of approximately $57 billion and employed approximately 54,000 people worldwide.
Senior Management
Steven McConnell
Site Leader
Main Member Contact
Steven McConnell
Site Leader
smcconnell@dow.com
+44 (0) 1642 543 000
+44 (0) 1642 543 000
Employees: 30 Fine & Speciality Products
www.dow.com
Devine
Chemicals
Prospect Business Park
Leadgate
Consett
DH8 7PW
Categories:
Profile
Devine Chemicals are a specialty chemicals company with our own product lines, DeTOX & DeCAL, supplying
TiO2, dispersants, rheology modifiers and defoamers for use across a diverse range of industries. Since 1986
we have expanded our specialty chemicals portfolio to include products from renowned manufacturers including
Ashland, Lamberti, Allinova BV, IQ Chem Inc, Bitoner, NCC and Ming Zu. Such products include biocides,
water retention aids, guar derivatives, wax emulsions, flame retardants, high performance & specialty pigments,
hydrocarbon resins and metal complex dyes. We are able to provide tailor-made solutions to meet your specific
requirements, no matter how complex or urgent.
Senior Management
Jim Devine
Managing Director
Jim@DevineChemicals.co.uk
+44 (0) 1207 580 101
Main Member Contact
Dan Devine
General Manager
Dan@DevineChemicals.co.uk
+44 (0) 1207 580 101
+44 (0) 1207 580 101
Employees: 5 Consultants - General; Distributor; Petrochemicals & Commodity Chemicals
www.DevineChemicals.co.uk
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Eco-Genics
Head Office
Unit 4
Creca Sawmills
Creca Industrial Estate
DG12 6RP
Categories:
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Eco-Genics provides professional Dry Ice Blast Cleaning Services to a vast array of industries throughout the
UK. Eco-Genics also Supply and Manufacture high quality dry ice pellets using state of the art equipment. Dry
Ice Blasting, also known as Cryogenic Blasting, is a leading edge technology that uses Dry Ice Pellets to clean all
types and types of surfaces and machinery. This alternative to conventional methods of contaminant removal is
an economical and environmentally friendly way to remove debris or contaminants from any objects, structures or
machinery with no secondary waste generated. Total Dry Ice Solutions for North East Industry.
Senior Management
Eddie Black, Managing Director
Nicola Black, Operations Director
Allan Crawford, Senior Office Manager
Thomas Cliffe, Senior Supervising Manager
Main Member Contact
Eddie Black
Managing Director
eddie@eco-genics.co.uk
+44 (0) 7788 411 738
+44 (0) 1461 500 206
Employees: 9 Contract Manufacturing; Engineering Maintenance; Other; Project Management
www.eco-genics.co.uk
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ecom
instruments UK
A310
The Wilton Centre
Redcar
TS10 4RF
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ecom instruments specialise in enterprise mobility for hazardous areas within the energy, chemical and
pharmaceutical industries. As a manufacturer of ATEX equipment, ecom supply intrinsically safe mobile phones,
tablets and handheld computers putting the power of back end systems such as SAP and Maximo in the hands
of your field workers. ecom partner a range of solution providers to offer paperless solutions for a vast range of
applications including work orders, inspection data capture, electronic permit to work, inventory management and
condition monitoring. If you are interested in finding out more about our services or products and how they can
help you start making significant cost savings today then feel free to contact us for friendly and helpful advice.
Senior Management
Carl Henderson
Managing Director
Main Member Contact
Mike Davies
Marketing Manager
Michael.Davies@ecom-ex.com
+44 (0) 1642 465 400
+44 (0) 1642 465 400
Employees: 6 Consultants - IT & Telecoms; Engineering Equipment; Software Solutions
www.ecom-ex.co.uk
info.uk@ecom-ex.com
Edwards
Analytical
Unit 7
Evans Business Centre
Durham Way South
Aycliffe Business Park
Co. Durham DL5 6XP
Categories:
Profile
With laboratory facilities at Aycliffe Business Park, including a new microbiology suite, the business is overseen by
David Edwards, the founder of Edwards Analytical. Son John takes a leading role in ensuring continuity and continued
expansion of the company. Our vision is to continue to provide an accurate and economic analytical & testing service to
responding to ever changing client requirements and the developments in many industries. We have a team of qualified
chemists, microbiologists and support staff. To ensure quality of testing to our Clients we have a Certificate of Compliance
issued by the MHRA (Medicines & Healthcare Regulatory Agency) as being compliant to current Good Manufacturing
Practice.
Senior Management
D.J.H Edwards CSi, CSci, CChem FRSC
Main Member Contact
J. H. Edwards
john@edwardsanalytical.co.uk
+44 (0) 1325 327 314
+44 (0) 1325 327314 / 15
Employees: 7 Analytical Services
www.edwardsanalytical.co.uk
admin@edwardsanalytical
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Elite Serviced
Apartments
41 Oak Road
Redcar
Cleveland
TS10 3NT
Categories:
Profile
Elite Serviced Apartments provides executive accommodation to corporate clients throughout the UK and the
North East, including the picturesque town of Yarm. Offering space, value and flexibility to those travelling on
business whilst working on short, medium or long term projects. The apartments have been awarded 5 & 4 Star
Gold Ratings by QIT, are fully equipped and include all rents, utilities, wireless internet and Sky TV. They are
serviced once weekly and include complimentary toiletries and a welcome hamper on arrival.
Senior Management
Katrina Rosser, Managing Director
Main Member Contact
Katrina Rosser
Managing Director
katrina@eliteservicedapartments.co.uk
+44 (0) 800 610 1030
+44 (0) 800 610 1030
Employees: 2 Other
www.eliteservicedapartments.
co.uk
talk@eliteservicedapartments.
co.uk
Durham
University
The Palatine Centre
Durham University
Stockton Road
Durham
DH1 3LE
Categories:
Profile
Durham is a leading research university and is ranked in the top four of UK Universities. Our science research is world leading,
a large proportion is interdisciplinary in nature and is supported by flagship Research Institutes. Durham University provides
world class innovation, research capabilities and business solutions to help our partners achieve the results they want. Prof
Whiting is Director of the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Process, representing the researchers with diverse research interests
including hetero- and homo-geneous catalysis, high pressure reactions, fluorine, flow and aqueous chemistry. The University
welcomes enquires from potential partners and can work with in a variety of ways, for example consultancy, analytical services,
collaborative research, student placements, education and training. Durham provides an excellent environment for study and is
ranked in the top 20 globally for graduate employability, with award-winning study facilities and extensive learning resources.
Senior Management
Dr Tim Hammond, Director of Business
and Innovation Services
Dr Andy Whiting, Director of Centre for
Sustainable Chemical Processes
Main Member Contact
Dr Heather Allinson
Senior Business Development Manager
durham.business@durham.ac.uk
+44 (0) 191 334 4650
+44 (0) 191 334 2000
Employees: 3,000+ Analytical Services; Consultants; Education & Training; Research
www.durham.ac.uk
durham.business@durham
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Durham Tees
Valley Airport
Darlington
Tees Valley
DL2 1LU
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Profile
Durham Tees Valley Airport offers scheduled and chartered services for both leisure and business passengers to
a range of destinations. Services include popular Winter and Summer destinations across Europe and essential
business routes to Aberdeen and to Amsterdam Schiphol, KLM Royal Dutch Airline’s hub airport, which offers
onward connections to hundreds of destinations worldwide.
Senior Management
Andy Foulds
Commercial Director
Main Member Contact
Andy Foulds
Commercial Director
afoulds@dtva.co.uk
+44 (0) 8712 242 426
Employees: Logistics
www.durhamteesvalley
airport.com
ECIA (Engineering
Construction Industry
Association)
Suite I, North East Business
Innovation Centre
Enterprise Park East
Wearfield
Sunderland
SR5 2TA
Categories:
Profile
The ECIA is the principle employers association for UK engineering construction. Our 300 members include some of
the largest companies in the world that carry out engineering projects across the globe. Others include smaller British
contractors employing skilled crafts people on sites across the UK. Our members design, construct and maintain process
plant across various sectors including oil and gas, power generation, nuclear waste reprocessing, pharmaceuticals,
petrochemicals and chemical sectors. The ECIA provides a collective voice to represent their interests on all matters
affecting the industry and is a signatory to the National Agreement for the Engineering Construction Industry (NAECI)
through the industry’s National Joint Council along with co-signatory unions Unite and GMB.
Senior Management
Mike Hockey, Managing Director
Simon Bailey, Employment Relations
Manager
Main Member Contact
Geoff Wilson or Dave Crabtree
Employment Relations Executive
geoffwilson@ecia.co.uk | davidcrabtree@ecia.co.uk
+44 (0) 191 516 6450
+44 (0) 191 516 6450
Employees: 16 Other
www.ecia.co.uk
ecia@ecia.co.uk
empatec
regulatory
services
Sunset House
Appleton le Moors
York
YO62 6TE
Categories:
Profile
empatec regulatory services provides practical regulatory help and advice to companies who are developing,
manufacturing, marketing, licensing or providing active ingredients for products in the pharmaceutical or
healthcare sectors. We provide regulatory support throughout the product lifecycle including input to development
plans, clinical trial approvals, marketing authorisations and line extensions / variations. For active pharmaceutical
ingredient manufacturers we can help with Master Files, EDQM Certificates of Suitability, gap analysis and data
appraisals. Our experienced team delivers high quality services and cost effective expertise. Our flexible clientfocused
approach is dedicated to meeting clients’ project requirements on time and on budget.
Senior Management
Linda Rawlings
Director
Main Member Contact
Linda Rawlings
Director
linda@empatec.com
+44 (0) 1751 417 765
+44 (0) 1751 417 765
Employees: 3 Consultants; Pharmaceuticals
www.empatec.com
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The Granary
17a High Street
Yarm
TS15 9BW
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Ensus’s aim is to become a leading provider of sustainable bioethanol to the European transport fuels market by
refining arable crops such as wheat into food and fuel. Ensus refineries will reduce greenhouse gas emissions,
improve food and energy security, and reduce European demand for animal feed imports that contribute to global
deforestation. Ensus’ approach to making bioethanol by refining wheat grown in Europe is sustainable, and offers
a renewable and environmentally friendly additive for petrol driven vehicles. Ensus plans to build a number of
plants. Production on the first plant at Wilton began in Feb 2010.
Senior Management
Peter Sopp, CEO
Grant Davison, Commercial Director
Andy Teague, Operations Director
Main Member Contact
Andy Teague
Operations Director
andy.teague@ensusgroup.com
+44 (0) 1642 794 040
+44 (0) 1642 794 040
www.ensus.co.uk
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ENVIRON
1 Broad Gate
The Headrow
Leeds
LS1 8EQ
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Profile
An international technical and strategic consultancy, ENVIRON helps clients resolve their most demanding
environmental and human health issues. From our Leeds office, we support and work closely with international and
regional clients, concentrating on nurturing the excellent partnerships we have built with industry since the office was
first established in 1998. A recognised leader in risk assessment and management, ENVIRON offers comprehensive
environmental, health, safety and sustainability consultancy services. We have a strong focus on support for
chemical and product safety and regulatory compliance, and are recognised as leaders in assessing and managing
potential liabilities associated with ongoing facility operations, and as part of the merger and acquisition due diligence
processes.
Senior Management
Steve Reed, Principal
Sue Bullock, Principal
Main Member Contact
Sue Bullock
Principal
sbullock@environcorp.com
0113 245 7552
0113 245 7552
Employees: 135 Consultants - EHS & Risk Management
www.environcorp.com
sbullock@environcorp.com
Eversheds LLP
Central Square South
Orchard Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 3XX
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Profile
As an innovative international law firm, our legal specialists operate around the world in a multitude of sectors.
We also recognise the strategic importance of some of the key regulatory issues facing your business: process
safety, environmental compliance, bribery and competition. Eversheds has a sector based approach as we
understand that clients expect us to provide pragmatic business solutions which address the real issues affecting
them, as part of a seamless, consistent and high quality legal service. With regard to NEPIC Members’ needs, we
have a particular focus on: Chemicals, Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing; Energy and Natural Resources;
Healthcare; Aerospace, Defence and Security.
Senior Management
Tim Hill, Partner
Charles Reynard, Partner
David Moss, Partner
Mary Anne Roff, Partner
Main Member Contact
Tim Hill
Partner, Solicitor Advocate
timhill@eversheds.com
+44 (0) 7740 157 416
+44 (0) 20 7497 9797
Employees: 2,000 Legal & Financial; Consultants - EHS & Risk Management
www.eversheds.com
Epax Pharma UK
Seal Sands
Middlesbrough
Cleveland
TS2 1UB
Categories:
Epax Pharma UK Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of FMC corporation, a leading manufacturer of marine based
high concentrate omega 3 products for both Nutraceutical and Pharmaceutical Markets.
Senior Management
Glen Colvin, HSE Manager
Paul Fenwick, VP of QA & RA
Anita Booty, Finance & Admin Manager
Main Member Contact
Peter Trickett
Site Director
peter.trickett@fmc.com
+44 (0) 1642 546 574
+44 (0) 1642 546 574
Employees: 50 Pharmaceuticals
www.fmc.com
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Energy
Information
Centre (EIC)
Ravens Court
Ravensbank Business Park
Redditch
B98 9EY
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Founded in 1975, EIC offers the highest levels of expertise and assistance to its client base ofmajor energy users
within the industrial, commercial and public sectors. with a reputation built on expert analysis of the electricity,
oil and gas markets, EIC has developed an all encompassing range of services. These relate to every aspect of
energy, from contract negotiation and risk management to invoice validation and carbon management. In June
2013 EIC joined forces with Utilitywise plc to create one of the largest energy procurernentand consultancy firms
in the UK.
Senior Management
Neil Cressy, Head of Sales - South
Geoff Moses, Head of Sales - North
Chris Taylor, Marketing Manager
Main Member Contact
Kevin Mason
Business Development Manager
kevin.mason@eic.co.uk
+44 (0) 7730 217 379
+44 (0) 1527 511 700
Employees: 103 Utilities & Facilities Management
www.eic.co.uk
recruitment@eic.co.uk
Profile Esh Facilities
Esh Building
Baker Road
Nelson Park West
Cramlington
Northumberland
NE23 1WL
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Esh Facilities are a leading provider of planned and reactive maintenance services. With almost 20 years of
experience working for ‘Blue Chip’ organisations such as Northumbria Water, Duco Technip Northumbria Police
Authority, Wynyard across the manufacturing, financial, commercial private and public sector, we have the people
and systems in place to achieve the highest level of quality and customer service. Esh Facilities deliver the following
services: Mechanical & Electrical (Planned Preventative Maintenance, Reactive and Statutory Compliance); Heating,
Ventilation Air Conditioning; Fabric (Joinery, Decorating, Plumbing, Roofing, Drainage); Civils; Fire Life Safety (BAFE
Accredited); Grounds Maintenance; Cleaning & Washroom Services; Security; Catering.
Senior Management
Stephen Leadbitter, Director
Darren Warneford, Customer Relations Dir.
Stephen Davies, Operations Director
Michael Anderson, Head of Facilities Mgmt.
Main Member Contact
Michael Anderson
Head of Facilities Management
michael.anderson@esh.uk.com
+44 (0) 1670 700 185
+44 (0) 1670 700 150
Employees: 81 Construction; Logistics; Utilities & Facilities Management; Waste Management & Recycling
www.eshfacilities.co.uk
enquiries@eshfacilities.co.uk
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ethical
partnership
Plummer Tower
Croft Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 6NG
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ethical partnership provides planning, environmental and sustainability services to the petrochemical, process,
energy and development industries. We carry out due diligence and feasibility studies on development proposals,
sites and acquisitions. Our team of planners and engineers will advise on and secure all required planning
consents and environmental permits required for site operations including negotiating conditions and agreements,
preparing Best Available Techniques (BAT), Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA), Accident Management Plan
(AMP), Site Condition Report (SCR) and Operational Risk Appraisal (OPRA). In house designers, architects, and
ecologists help us to provide a full design service.
Senior Management
Allen Creedy, Partner
Main Member Contact
Allen Creedy
Partner
allen@ethicalpartnership.co.uk
+44 (0) 7845 709 600
+44 (0) 191 284 6675
Employees: 8 Bioresources & Renewables; Consultants - Construction; Consultants - General; Energy
www.ethicalpartnership.co.uk
enquiries@
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Evolution Valves
Evolution House
Limeoak Way
St Anns Ind Est
Stockton on Tees
TS18 2LS
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Evolution Valves is a Butterfly valve manufacturer based in Stockton on Tees. We deliver solutions to process
control and isolation problems. The company is ISO approved and has approximately 100 years management
experience in this specialised field. We are dedicated to offering affordable alternatives to problems that cannot
easily be addressed by mainstream valve manufacturers. Non standard valve sizes, exotic materials, extremes
in process conditions as well as hostile fluid media such as abrasive, acidic, caustic or hazardous products are
all part of our remit. We have developed unique solutions for applications within the Oil and Gas, Petrochemical,
Power Generation, Pharmaceutical and most other process Industries.
Senior Management
Peter Cone, Sales Director
Steven Heap, Managing Director
Main Member Contact
Claire Watson
Office Manager
cwatson@evolutionvalves.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 671 471
+44 (0) 1642 671 471
Employees: 8 Contract Manufacturing; Design; Engineering; Engineering Equipment
www.evolutionvalves.co.uk
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Excelerate
Energy
1450 Lake Robbins Dr.
Suite 200
The Woodlands
TX
77380
USA
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Excelerate Energy® is an importer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), a provider of regasification services, and a
developer of unique market access points around the world. Excelerate Energy’s Teesside GasPort (TGP)
is the world’s first dockside LNG vaporization and natural gas receiving facility located near Middlesbrough,
UK. TGP incorporates a jetty-mounted articulated gas offloading arm (HP gas arm) and utilizes Excelerate
Energy’s proprietary Energy Bridge technology. With an entrepreneurial focus on the rapidly-growing global LNG
marketplace and the infrastructure required to support it, Excelerate Energy is a proven leader in offshore LNG
solutions.
Senior Management
Rob Bryngelson, President and Chief
Executive Officer
Ed Scott, Chief Operating Officer
Main Member Contact
Mark Lane
Senior Vice President - Operations
mark.lane@excelerateenergy.com
+(1) 832-813-7100
+(1) 832-813-7100
Employees: Construction; Engineering; Other; Utilities & Facilities Management
www.excelerateenergy.com
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Exwold
Technology
Brenda Road
PO Box 270
Hartlepool
TS25 2BW
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Exwold Technology Ltd is a speciality chemicals contract manufacturer providing trusted services to major
multinational companies around the world. Compaction, impregnation and coating, blending, milling and
classification are included in our wide ranging portfolio of powder and granule processing technologies. We are
internationally recognised specialists in the formulation and supply of low pressure extruded granule products
primarily for the agrochemical industry. As a progressive, growing company, building strong & long term
partnerships with our clients is the key to our success. The company operates from four sites in Tees Valley in the
UK employing over 60 people. We are proud to be ISO 9001/14001 accredited.
Senior Management
Kevin Martin, Managing Director
Sam Price, Commercial Director
David Tunney, Operations Director
Main Member Contact
Sam Price
Commercial Director
sam@exwold.com
+44 (0) 1429 230 340
+44 (0) 1429 230 340
Employees: 65 Contract Manufacturing
www.exwold.com
sam@exwold.com
Faithful+Gould
Dunedin House
Columbia Drive
Stockton-on-Tees
TS17 6BJ
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Faithful+Gould is one of the world’s largest project and cost management consultancies, employing over 2,000
staff, with a turnover in excess of £160 million, and expanding office bases in the United States, Asia Pacific,
Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East. Operating in the North East, from offices in
Stockton-on-Tees and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Faithful+Gould provides bespoke solutions to client’s requirements
across the Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, Nuclear, Offshore, Transportation, Building and Civil Engineering
Sectors. Accredited to ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001: 1996, OHSAS 18001 and IIP Faithful+Gould is a wholly
owned subsidiary of Atkins plc.
Senior Management
Ian Cooper, Director
Chris Taylor, Director
Ian Groves, Associate Director
Main Member Contact
Tony Brown
Regional Director
anthony.brown@fgould.com
+44 (0) 1642 675 136
+44 (0) 1642 675 136
Employees: 1,200 Construction, Engineering; Project Management; Consultants - Construction
www.fgould.com
Falck Fire
Services
Walker House
George Street
Aylesbury
Bucks
HP20 2HU
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Falck Fire Services delivers business continuity and asset protection through an integrated service for
ambulance, healthcare and site management with fire-fighting at the core. Falck is the largest private
provider of fire-fighting services globally, protecting oil, gas, petrochemical, airports, nuclear power, steel,
automotive, and other high-risk industries. Whether your business requires a total solution or specific
services, we have the experience to achieve the best in protection, prevention, safety and response at your
premises. Our accredited service is supported through specialist hazard management and risk assessment
as well as world class training, on site or at our specialised training centres.
Senior Management
David Roberts, Managing Director
John Trew, Operations Director
Paul Frankland, Technical Director
Main Member Contact
David Roberts
Managing Director
david.roberts@falck.com
+44 (0) 7425 608 741
+44 (0) 1296 399 311
Employees: Business Support; EHS & Risk Assessment; Other; Utilities & Facilities Management
www.falckfireservices.com
david.roberts@falck.com
Fine Industries
Seal Sands
Middlesbrough
TS2 1UB
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Fine Industries Limited (FIL) is a group of companies based at Seal Sands. Fine Organics Limited (FOL) is a fine
chemical contract manufacturer serving the Pharmaceutical, Agrochemical and Speciality Chemical markets. Fine
Facilities Management Limited (FFM) is a project and maintenance company offering comprehensive services to a
variety of industries. Fine Environmental Services (FES) operates a newly re-commissioned thermal oxidiser, which
is now available to accept hazardous chemical waste from third parties. Fine Contract Research Limited (FCR)
provides high quality small-scale synthesis and research services to a wide spectrum of markets.
Senior Management
Dr C Morgan, CEO Fine Industries
Dr C Morgan, MD Fine Organics
Mr T Robson, GM Fine Facilities Mgmt.
Mr N Boden, GM Fine Env’l Services
Dr N Parkinson, GM Fine Contract Research
Main Member Contact
Dr Simon Rowell - FOL
Commercial Director
simon.rowell@fineindustries.co.uk
+44 (0) 870 836 6666
+44 (0) 870 836 6666
Employees: 300 Fine & Speciality Products; Pharmaceuticals; Contract Manufacturing
www.fineindustries.co.uk
Fine Facilities
Management
Seal Sands
Middlesbrough
TS2 1UB
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Fine Facilities Management offers an Exciting New Approach to asset maintenance, management increasing
manufacturing through put, dramatically improving profitability and progressively multi-skilling your workforce.
Our Range of Methodologies, Strategies and Tools have been honed over 30 years working in top tier COMAH
pharmaceutical and chemical plants, and the study and application of automotive manufacturing best practice.
Fine Facilities Management have only one aim - to deliver world-class processes and procedures that directly
impact your bottom line, vital in today’s globally competitive market.
Senior Management
Tim Robson
Director & General Manager
Main Member Contact
Tim Robson
Director & General Manager
tim.robson@fineindustries.co.uk
+44 (0) 845 1254 352
+44 (0) 845 1254 352
Employees: 70 Consultants - Engineering; Engineering; Engineering Fabrication; Engineering Maintenance
www.finefm.co.uk
Falck Safety
Services
Haverton Hill Industrial Estate
Billingham
TS23 1PZ
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Global Health & Safety training provider Falck Safety Services operate purpose built training Centres in the UK in Teesside
and Aberdeen. We provide realistic accredited training, competency assessments and medical services supporting the
Process Industry, Offshore Oil & Gas, Maritime, Renewable Energy, Military and the Public Sector. Our clients range from
large multi-national companies to smaller operations looking to develop and grow by building their competence, skills and
experience. Our industry-leading centre for excellence in Teesside features a 23.7m tall wind turbine tower to support
working at height, a purpose built confined space unit and support for a range of realistic onshore Health & Safety courses.
We also boast the region’s largest two tier rigging frame and workshop area to deliver company specific and accredited
rigging & lifting training and competency assessments.
Senior Management
Bill Whyman, Operations Manger
Keith Symington, Sales Manager
Main Member Contact
Bill Whyman
Operations Manager
bw@uk.falcksafety.com
+44 (0) 1642 567 403
+44 (0) 8444 142 142
Employees: Education & Training; Consultants - EHS & Risk Management
www.falcksafety.com/uk
Exclusive:
Recruitment &
HR Consultancy
E1 Grey
Prestwick Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE20 9SJ
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Exclusive are an award winning Recruitment & HR consultancy providing a class leading service across the North
East, Yorkshire, Scotland and the USA. Sector specialists within Process, Oil & Gas, Engineering, Manufacturing,
Automotive and Services. Recruitment expertise within Technical, Engineering, Oil & Gas, HR, Sales &
Marketing, Finance, Executive and IT. HR Consultancy support with Outsourced HR for SME’s, Outplacement/
Redundancies, H&S and HR Project support for large businesses. Exclusive’s team of experts operates on
an ethical fixed fee basis with an enviable track record across a range of industries. Please call for a free, no
obligation discussion on your requirements.
Senior Management
Mark Ions, Managing Director
Gemma Lonsdale, Lead Engineering Consultant
Main Member Contact
Joanne Jobe
Engineering Consultant
joanne@exclusiveltd.co.uk
+44 (0) 1661 867 730
+44 (0) 1661 867 730
Employees: 20 Consultants - Business & Management; Consultants - Human Resources; Recruitment
www.exclusiveltd.co.uk
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Foster Wheeler
Energy
73 - 75 Albert Road
Middlesbrough
Cleveland
TS1 2RU
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Foster Wheeler is a global engineering, procurement and construction contractor with a proven track record for
world-class project execution. Foster Wheeler has total project capability from conceptual studies and front-end
design, through to detailed design, procurement, construction and commissioning. We have a collaborative
and flexible approach to project needs, often working in integrated teams, alliances and long-term partnering
agreements. Our significant repeat business from satisfied customers clearly demonstrates their willingness to
return to Foster Wheeler time and time again.
Senior Management
Huw Jones, Manager of Project Operations
Mike Forgie, Manager of Engineering
Graham Duce, Business Dev.t Director
Main Member Contact
John Cumming
General Manager
john_cumming@fwuk.fwc.com
+44 (0) 1642 230 600
+44 (0) 1642 230 600
Employees: 250
Construction; Consultants - Engineering; Consultants - EHS & Risk Management;
Project Management
www.fwc.com
Fujifilm Diosynth
Biotechnologies
Belasis Avenue
Billingham
TS23 1LH
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Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies is an industry leading biologics contract manufacturing organisation with
locations in Billingham, United Kingdom and Research Triangle Park, NC, USA. Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies
has extensive experience in the development and manufacturing of recombinant proteins, vaccines, monoclonal
antibodies, among other large molecules expressed in a wide array of microbial, mammalian, and insect
systems. The company offers a comprehensive list of services from cell line and strain development to process
development, analytical development, clinical and commercial manufacturing. Both sites are FDA-approved for
the production of commercial products.
Senior Management
Steve Bagshaw, Managing Director
Subhash Chaudhary, Site Director
Main Member Contact
Bridget Hall
Communications Manager
enquiries@fujifilmdb.com
+44 (0) 1642 363 511
+44 (0) 1642 363 511
Employees: 530 Biotechnology (Medical)
www.fujifilmdiosynth.com
G4S Secure
Solutions (UK)
Western House
Carlton Complex
Wakefield Road
Leeds
LS10 3DQ
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G4S Yorkshire and North East provide solutions to a vast number of High Risk & COMAH (both Top & Lower)
sites in the region. Adapting our unique approach through Security and Safety Officers, we are able to contribute
to a safe and secure operating environment, re-enforcing clients’ Zero Harm Hours targets & safety messages.
We are the largest security services provider in the region and are able to draw on experience and resource in
Static Security, Patrol & Response, Remote Monitoring, Canine Services and Security Technology in order to
provide a service that meets customers exacting requirements. G4S: Security And Safety Starts At First Contact.
Senior Management
Darren Bidgood, Regional Director
Richard Green, Regional Manager
Main Member Contact
Tim Atherton
Business Development Manager
tim.atherton@uk.g4s.com
+44 (0) 7739 777 422
+44 (0) 113 200 8941
Employees: 25,000 Consultants - Business & Management; Utilities & Facilities Management
www.g4s.com/uk
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Flowserve
Burrell Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 1TL
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Flowserve is a recognised world leader supplying valves and automation equipment, pumps andmechanical seals
to industry worldwide, withbrands including Worcester, Norbro, Automax, Argus, Atomac, Durco, PMV, Limitorque,
McCanna, Gestra, SerckAudco, Valtek and many others. Flowserve’s global reach provides a truly local
presence, where official distributors BSS (Stockton), Tyne Valves (Blaydon) and Valve & Flow Control Resources
(Middlesbrough), provide a “cradle-to-grave” service to customers with local technical support from Flowserve’s
Quick Response Centre in Middlesbrough.
Senior Management
Tom Gillan, UK Sales Manager
Iain Symington, European Sales Manager
Main Member Contact
Adam Jobes
Contract Sales Engineer
ajobes@flowserve.com
+44 (0) 1642 253 253
+44 (0) 1642 253 253
Employees: Engineering; Fine & Speciality Products; Petrochemicals & Commodities; Pharmaceuticals
www.flowserve.com
Fulbeck
Fulbeck Road
Newton Aycliffe
Co. Durham
DL5 6TX
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Fulbeck is a leading independent contract chemical manufacturer with a wealth of experience in process
development and production. Fulbeck provides a high quality, confidential service for a number of multinational
companies, SMEs and start up businesses. Fulbeck manufacture and supply the OXY-WAX range of Hypax
anticorrosive additives.
Senior Management
Robin Tallentire, Commercial Director
Glenn Urquhart, Site Manager
Zoe Stevens, Logistics & Purchasing
Susan Lowe, Finance
Main Member Contact
Doug Urquhart
Technical Director
doug@fulbeck.uk.com
+44 (0) 1325 314 848
+44 (0) 1325 314 848
Employees: 11 Fine & Speciality Products; Contract Manufacturing
www.fulbeck.uk.com
Five-Quarter
Energy Holdings
Collingwood House
Collingwood Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 1JW
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Five-Quarter is a British company developing unconventional gas from source rocks such as shale and coal,
using proprietary techniques from high-tech mining and petroleum exploitation. With its partners, the company
is developing upstream and downstream activities to provide energy and feedstocks to the electricity, clean
fuels and chemicals industries in Britain and elsewhere. 2014 will see the construction of a major project to
demonstrate Five-Quarter’s technologies in a near-shore application in the North East of England, as well as
continued development of the contractual and financing framework for our full-scale commercial facility.
Senior Management
Dr Harry Bradbury, Chairman & CEO
Dermot Roddy, Chief Technology Officer
Chris Blaxall, Chief Financial Officer
Matt Cawood, Director of Human Resources
Main Member Contact
Dermot Roddy
Chief Technology Officer
droddy@five-quarter.com
+44 (0) 191 206 4092
+44 (0) 191 206 4092
Employees: Energy
www.five-quarter.com
hr@five-quarter.com
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Frazer-Nash
Consultancy
Malt Building
Wilderspool Business Park
Greenalls Avenue
Warrington
WA4 6HL
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Frazer-Nash excels in solving complex engineering challenges relating to the management of ageing assets.
With >15 years experience across high hazard, highly regulated industries we understand what’s important
to our customers - high quality results, complete reliability, value for money and business resilience. We gain
a comprehensive understanding of our clients’ problems and then deliver the right combination of intellect,
experience and innovation. We care passionately about delivering real solutions for our clients, often where
conventional methodologies have failed or are not applicable. We always see the bigger picture and we’re not
afraid to explore new ways of doing things.
Senior Management
Neil McDougal, Managing Director
Steve Grant, Power & Energy Director
Ken Neal, Senior Business Executive
Chris Cullis, Business Manager
Main Member Contact
Martin Concannon
Business Manager - Industry
m.concannon@fnc.co.uk
+44 (0) 1925 404 062
+44 (0) 1925 404 000
Employees: 570
Consultants - EHS & Risk Management; Consultants - Engineering; Engineering;
Project Management
www.fnc.co.uk
cv@fnc.co.uk
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Technical
Recruitment
136 Whitley Road
Whitley Bay
Tyne and Wear
NE26 2ET
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First Class Technical Recruitment offer recruitment solutions to specialist manufacturers & service related
industries, in the following sectors: Energy & Utilities, Oil & Gas, Renewables, Chemical & Pharmaceutical and
Automotive.
Sector specific consultants deliver recruitment strategies depending upon and structured around your
requirements, whether that is database & network, advertising, search & selection or a combination of all three.
Our aim is to find the expertise you need in what is a fiercely competitive market place.
Senior Management
James Gill, Director
Main Member Contact
James Gill
Director
james.gill@firstclasstech.co.uk
+44 (0) 191 293 9160
+44 (0) 191 293 9160
Employees: Recruitment
www.firstclasstech.co.uk
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GlaxoSmithKline
Harmire Road
Barnard Castle
County Durham
DL12 8DT
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The GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel
better and live longer. The company develops innovative medicines and products that help millions of people
around the world. The GSK site at Barnard Castle is a key member of the Global Manufacturing and Supply
division and produces some of the world’s leading sterile, inhaled, topical and oral medicines. The site makes
over 40 different products, exporting more than 90% of the 200 million packs produced each year.
Senior Management Main Member Contact
Andy Cockroft
+44 (0) 1833 690 600 Site Director
Employees: Pharmaceuticals
www.gsk.com
Griffon
Management
Tower House
Fishergate
York
YO10 4UA
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Since 1982, Griffon Management has provided a specialist recruitment consultancy service for the chemical,
pharmaceutical, biotechnology and related industries. Our Consultants and Researchers are highly experienced
and industry knowledgeable, and our database contains more than 10,000 contacts. Griffon recruits at all
managerial levels for all functions worldwide, but typically for, R&D, operations, engineering, sales, marketing,
logistics and support services. Executive search is often the only effective method of filling senior specialised
roles, although advertising and the Internet are also employed for recruitment depending on the nature of the
appointment.
Senior Management
Christine Hart
Senior Researcher
Main Member Contact
Dr Peter Dewar
Consultant
research@griffonmanagement.com
+44 (0) 1904 620 772
+44 (0) 1904 620 772
Employees: 4 Recruitment
www.griffonmanagement.com
Graypen
Able House
Billingham Reach Ind. Est.
Stockton on Tees
TS23 1PX
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Graypen Limited is a UK market leader in the provision of port agency services to international ship owners. The
Company has achieved its success by providing an innovative service in this traditional business sector. The
application of modern techniques and a highly motivated staff have placed the Company at the forefront of the
industry. We believe that we outperform other agency companies in every area: in our responsive and flexible
service, through scale and regional coverage; in our reputation for operational excellence; in our strict compliance
with health and safety requirements; in the well-trained and experienced teams that operate our network.
Senior Management
Keith Russell, Manager
Jon Berry, Assistant Manager
Main Member Contact
Keith Russell
Manager
krussell@graypen.com
+44 (0) 1642 560 057
+44 (0) 1642 560 057
Employees: 10 Logistics; Other
www.graypen.com
tees@graypen.com
Glythera
Herschel Annex
King’s Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU
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Glythera Limited is a biotechnology company specialising in the development of next generation biotherapeutics through the
application of our advanced proprietary linker and stable glycan technologies, PermaLink™ and PermaCarb™.
Based in the North East of the UK, our capabilities extend beyond the development of our proprietary technologies. From our
dedicated bioprocessing and chemistry laboratories, and with our backgrounds in process development, clinical manufacture
and product development, we work closely with our partners to progress their drug programmes using our technology platforms.
Senior Management
Dr Anthony Baxter (Chairman)
Dr David Simpson (CEO)
Dr Jenny Thirlway (TD)
Main Member Contact
David Simpson
CEO
david.simpson@glythera.com
+44 (0) 191 222 3836
+44 (0) 191 222 3836
Employees: 10 Biotechnology (Medical)
www.glythera.com
info@glythera.com
Grimley Smith
Associates
GSA Navigation House
16 Ellerbeck Way
Stokesley Business Park
Stokesley
TS9 5JZ
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Grimley Smith Associates (GSA) is a multidiscipline engineering consultancy providing comprehensive design and project
management services to the Chemical, Petrochemical, Oil and Gas, Energy and Biotechnology Industries. GSA maintains
a highly qualified and experienced workforce comprising of a broad range of engineering disciplines including; Process,
Mechanical, Electrical, Control and Instrumentation, Piping and Civil. Operating for over 21 years, services provided
include: feasibility studies, conceptual design, front end engineering design, EPCM support and process safety consultancy
services (HAZOP’s, SIL Assessments, DSEAR Assessments etc). GSA’s HQ is in Brigg, North Lincolnshire with additional
engineering offices in Stokesley and Liverpool.
Senior Management
Nigel Carlton
Martyn Whiteley
Main Member Contact
Ian Kemble
North East Regional Manager
+44 (0) 1642 844 555
+44 (0) 1642 844 555
Employees: 70 Consultants; Consultants - Engineering; Engineering; Project Management
www.gsa.co.uk
info@gsa.co.uk
GexCon
Suites 11 and 12
Hattersley House
Hattersley Court
Ormskirk
L39 2AY
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GexCon UK are a wholly owned subsidiary of GexCon AS, part of the CMR group. GexCon have been providing
consultancy services in SAFETY AND RISK MANAGEMENT for decades. Our consultants can assist you at all
stages of your engineering process, from concept design to process development and safe operation of facilities;
from initial hazard evaluation (HAZID) through to continued safe plant operation (HAZOP, QRA, SCRAM). With
our expertise in explosion safety we can advise on compliance with the ATEX and DSEAR regulations, and
perform consequence modeling with our CFD tool, FLACS.
Senior Management
Dave Price, CEO
Main Member Contact
Gemma Winstone
Process Safety and Risk Engineer
gemma.winstone@gexcon.com
+44 (0) 1695 726 565
+44 (0) 1695 726 565
Employees: 8 Consultants - EHS & Risk Management; Consultants - Engineering;
Education & Training; EHS & Risk Assessment
www.gexcon.com
gemma.winstone@gexcon.com
GEM Premium
People
2 Cook Way
North West Ind. Est.
Peterlee
County Durham
SR8 2HY
Categories:
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GEM Premium People Recruitment is a manpower solutions business supporting organisations across the
North East with recruitment & development services. GEM recognize the importance of identifying, attracting,
retaining and developing the most talented people in order to remain ahead in highly competitive markets and
support clients with specialist recruitment and manpower planning solutions in the following arenas: Engineering,
Scientific and Technical, Manufacturing, Logistics, Contact Centre, Commercial, Sales and Marketing.
Senior Management
Lee Rankin, Managing Director
Ian Miller, Operations Director
Main Member Contact
Paul Brown
Senior Recruitment Consultant
paul.brown@premiumpeople.co.uk
+44 (0) 191 244 6430
+44 (0) 191 587 2999
Employees: Recruitment
www.gempartnership.com
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Premier Way
Lowfields Business Park
Elland
West Yorkshire
HX5 9HF
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Garlock is acknowledged as the global leader in high-performance fluid sealing products, committed to a culture
of safety by making the world safer, sustainable and more reliable.
Globally, Garlock proudly serves processing industries including chemicals and petrochemicals, food and
pharmaceuticals, refining, power generation, pulp and paper, semiconductor, primary metals, mining and original
equipment manufacturers.
Senior Management
Darren Mortiboy, Managing Director
Daryl Stothard, European Sales Manager - E&C
Stephen Doherty, Global Segment Leader Food
& Pharmaceutical
Main Member Contact
Russ Pimblett
Product/Applications Engineering Team leader
russ.pimblett@garlock.com
+44 (0) 7412 934 667
+44 (0) 1422 313 600
Employees: 65 Engineering; Engineering Maintenance; Polymer & Rubber
www.garlock.co.uk
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York House
45 Seymour Street
London
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Harvest Energy is part of the Blue Ocean group of companies, one of Europe’s largest independent suppliers and
blenders of motor fuels, with operations in the UK and Europe.
In the UK, Harvest Energy is one of the largest independent supplier of road fuels, supplying more than 10% of the
UK’s motorfuel requirements. It also operates a 250,000mt per year capacity biodiesel production plant on the Seal
Sands chemical complex in Teesside.
Senior Management
CEO: Ed O’Dea
Financial Director: Fariyal Khanbabi
Head of Sales and Logistics: Simon Davis
Head of Trading: James Ross
Main Member Contact
Andrew Walker
Biofuels Trader
andy.walker@harvestenergy.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 546 740
+44 (0) 207 580 0033
Employees: Bioresources & Renewables
www.harvestenergy.co.uk
Hart Biologicals
2 Rivergreen Business Centre
Queens Meadow
Hartlepool
TS25 2DL
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We develop and manufacture the biological reagents in clinical tests for use in the detection, prevention and monitoring of
medical conditions. We have in-house R&D, manufacture, packaging and supply capability in our state-of-the-art facilities.
Led by a team of dedicated scientists, we can respond quickly to customer requirements and address client needs on
an individual basis - no ‘off the shelf’ products. We have capabilities for precision liquid filling, freeze drying, freeze dry
cycle development, assessment of moisture and vacuum in freeze dried product. Our main products are used in the
field of blood coagulation diagnostics for use in community testing of warfarin management, laboratory investigations of
coagulation and platelet aggregation and the investigation of bleeding problems and rapid treatment in surgery.
Senior Management
Malcolm Pattison, Operations Manager
Keighley Campbell, R&D Manager
Carole Winton, Quality Affairs
Main Member Contact
Albert Pattison
Managing Director
info@hartbio.com
+44 (0) 1429 271 100
+44 (0) 1429 271 100
Employees: 22 Biotechnology (Medical); Contract Manufacturing; Other
www.hartbio.com
info@hartbio.com
Hertel
1 Hudson Quay
The Halyard
Middlehaven
Middlesbrough
TS3 6RT
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Hertel are a global industrial construction and maintenance services company with a proud history of over 115
years in all major industrial markets.
Our core capabilities are customized access solutions, insulation (including asbestos removal) protective coatings
and mechanical services. Additional services include electrical and instrumentation, industrial cleaning and civils.
We have an engaged workforce excelling in safety, reliability and the strength to perform.
Senior Management
David Fitzsimons, Managing Director
John Hall, Head of Bus. Dev.t UK & Ireland
Kayvon Azadi, Regional Business
Development Manager
Main Member Contact
+44 (0) 1642 469 532
Employees: 2,400 Construction; Engineering; Project Management
www.hertel.com/uk
Ian Dalgarno
Regional Director, North East
iandalgarno@hertel.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 469 532
Haden Freeman
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Freeman House
Oldham Street
Denton
Manchester
M34 3SU
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Haden Freeman Ltd (HFL) is a specialist independent engineering and consultancy company founded in 1985.
HFL cultivates a partnership model in which all participants - customers, suppliers and technology partners - work
towards a common goal. Our success is across process industry sectors including chemicals, pharmaceuticals,
healthcare, resource efficiency, food & beverage, environmental and energy. Key business areas include: (i)
engineering design support across all disciplines; (ii) FEED studies through to turnkey plants (iii) modular,
factory-build pharmaceutical plants; (iv) Functional Safety assessments and compliance; (v) specification, design,
implementation and maintenance of PLC, SCADA, DCS, Safety PLCs and Safety Shutdown Systems.
Senior Management
Wayne Baxter, Managing Director
Ian Dunkley, Project Director
Stuart Dow, Technical Director
Main Member Contact
Duncan Cammack
Key Account Manager
dcammack@hadenfreeman.com
+44 (0) 7825 653 657
+44 (0) 161 304 5900
Employees: 165
Construction; Consultants - Engineering; Project Management;
Waste Management & Recycling
www.hadenfreeman.com
info@hadenfreeman.com
GSE Systems
Birch House
Three Acres
Princeton Drive
Stockton On Tees
TS17 6AJ
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GSE Systems Inc. is a global engineering and simulation company, operating in over 35 countries with an
impressive portfolio of high profile clients in power generation, nuclear, petrochemical, oil & gas, utilities,
manufacturing and process markets. Globally, the company have offices in the UK, Sweden, China, India and
the USA. GSE Systems Ltd., the UK operations, provide specialist engineering solutions throughout the project
lifecycle from concept to de-commissioning including Electrical Design and Consultancy, Instrumentation, Control
and Automation Engineering, Project Management Services, Advanced Modelling, Simulator-based Training
Solutions and other specialist E&I plus safety and compliance risk assessment consultancy services.
Senior Management
Paul Welford, Operations Director
Stuart Harrison, Head of Business
Development
Simon Nicholson, VP Sales Europe
Main Member Contact
Les Yeats
Engineering Sales Manager
les.yeats@gses.com
+44 (0) 1642 613 622
+44 (0) 1642 613 622
Employees: 41
Consultants - Engineering; Consultants - EHS & Risk Management; Engineering;
Engineering Maintenance
www.gses.com
engineering@gses.com
Hawkes Fire
Unit 4 Cowton Way
Durham Lane Industrial Estate
Stockton-on-Tees
TS16 0RE
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2014 sees Hawkes fire celebrating 40 years providing life saving and asset protection fire solutions. Whether it’s
a fixed foam system or a length of fire hose, we bring our expertise to the high hazard industries in both the North
East and globally. As the Angus Fire distributor we also offer their range of world class products suited to both
mobile and fixed fire suppression. Working to recognised fire standards, we design, fabricate and install using our
own expert team. Service and maintenance is a 24/7 activity so you can be assured of a whole life approach.
Senior Management
Andy Hawkes, Sales Director
Martin Hawkes, Engineering Director
Main Member Contact
David Owen
Business Development Manager
david.owen@hawkesfire.co.uk
+44 (0) 7817 449 999
+44 (0) 1642 791 022
Employees: 20 EHS & Risk Assessment
www.hawkesfire.co.uk
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HFL Risk
Services
Freeman House
Orbital 24
Oldham Street
Denton
Manchester M34 3SU
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HFL Risk Services is renowned within the chemical and process industries for being a leader in Process Safety Management
and Loss Prevention. Our established team of industry experts has helped hundreds of companies to achieve and maintain
safe, reliable and efficient operation. We believe a positive process safety culture throughout an organisation, with committed
senior management, helps drive success. Recognising this and taking an holistic view, our consultants can help businesses
balance resources and avoid knee-jerk reactions to meeting the demands of modern risk-based legislation. All HFL Risk
consultants have prior industry experience, with many holding senior positions at operational sites. We make it our business
to remain fully conversant with the latest legislation, standards and guidance on all matters relating to process safety.
Senior Management
Dr Julian Hought, Managing Director
Dr Andrew Fowler, Operations Director
Sarah Grindrod, Development Director
Main Member Contact
Dr Julian Hought
Managing Director
jhought@hflrisk.com
+44 (0) 161 304 5902
+44 (0) 161 304 5902
Employees: 24 Consultants - EHS & Risk Management
www.hflrisk.com
sales@hflrisk.com
GrowHow UK
Ince
Chester
Cheshire
CH2 4LB
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GrowHow UK Limited is a joint venture company owned 50:50 by CF Industries Inc and YARA International ASA
with a turnover in excess of 500 million euros. It has two manufacturing sites in the UK - Billingham (Teesside)
and Ince (Cheshire). The company is the UK’s leading manufacturer of ammonia, nitric acid, ammonium nitrate
and granular fertilisers. It is also a supplier of Utilities at its Billingham Site.
Senior Management
Ken Hayes, Chief Executive Officer
Mike Buchan, Commercial Director
Colin Jones, Chief Financial Officer and
Company Secretary
Debbie Pritchard-Jones, HR & Public
Affairs Director
Martin Hallam, Manufacturing Director
Main Member Contact
Jacqui Reed & Gina Chamberlain
Account Manager(s)
utilitymanager@growhow.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 542 882 +44 (0) 151 357 2777
Employees: 600 Petrochemical & Commodity Chemicals
www.growhow.co.uk
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Polyurethanes
PO Box 99
Wilton International
Redcar
TS10 4YA
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Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Our operating companies
manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation,
textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, detergent, personal
care, furniture, appliances and packaging. Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging and, later, for
rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman today has more than 11,000 employees and operates
from multiple locations worldwide. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the Company’s website at
www.huntsman.com.
Senior Management
Richard Barker, Plant Manager
Neil Wallace, Technical & Environmental Mgr
Jonathan Clarke, Engineering Manager
Main Member Contact
John Shipman
Operations Manager
+44 (0) 1642 834 700
+44 (0) 1642 834 700
Employees: 80 Petrochemical & Commodity Chemicals
www.huntsman.com
Huntsman
Pigments
Titanium House
Hanzard Drive
Wynyard Park
Stockton on Tees
TS22 5FD
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Huntsman Pigments is an award winning business employing over 2500 people. We are leading global producers
of specialist titanium dioxide pigments that primarily deliver whiteness, brightness and opacity to a vast range of
products; from coatings and polymers to cosmetics and food. Our pigments can also help to increase the longevity
of products and in some cases help to reduce energy consumption. We have been manufacturing titanium dioxide
pigments for more than 75 years and are proud to serve a wide range of market sectors. Our global brands include
TIOXIDE® titanium dioxide pigment, DELTIO® free-flow titanium dioxide pigment and our very latest innovation,
ALTIRIS® infrared reflecting pigment for colourful exterior coatings and polymers with high solar reflectance. Our
manufacturing site in the UK is at Greatham and our headquarters is located at Wynyard Park.
Senior Management
Simon Turner
President
Main Member Contact
Karen Fenwick
Head of Communications
karen_fenwick@huntsman.com
+44 (0) 1740 608 076
+44 (0) 1740 608 001
Employees: 550 Fine & Speciality Products
www.huntsman.com/pigments
HSP Valves
Units 12 & 13, Primrose Hill
Industrial Estate
Orde Wingate Way
Stockton on Tees
TS19 0GA
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HSP Ltd is a market leading valve distributor to the oil, gas and petrochemical sector. HSP has been operating
for over 30 years in the global oil and gas industry. The company offers a quick response to enquires and can
supply valves within quick lead times. HSP can fulfil orders of any size or complexity, from a single valve to a
multi-million pound EPC project. HSP’s capability and strength covers the full supply chain from assisting in the
selection and technical evaluation of the best product through order placement, expediting and delivery.
Senior Management
Peter Everett
Managing Director
Main Member Contact
Robin Glew
Sales Manager - North East
robin.glew@hspvalves.com
+44 (0) 1642 608 999
+44 (0) 1642 608 999
Employees: 43 Engineering Equipment
www.hspvalves.com
pigments_info@huntsman.com
High Force
Research
Bowburn North Industrial Estate
Bowburn
Durham
DH6 5PF
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High Force Research Ltd (HFR) offers confidential, high quality services for outsourced synthesis and R&D from
the scale of grams to kilos for pharmaceuticals, life sciences and fine chemicals. HFR seeks to collaborate with
discovery groups, start-ups and spin-offs from academia and industry in synthesising new materials for proof-ofconcept
studies and in process development on the route to market. We offer a fast response and flexible service
to customers and partners and can operate on “fee for service”, collaborative research or joint venture basis,
depending on project and business requirements
Senior Management
Roy Valentine, R&D Director
Stuart Penny, Operations Director
Stella James, Business Development Manager
Zoe Lilburn, QA Manager
Main Member Contact
Bob Redfern
Managing Director
bobredfern@highforceresearch.com
+44 (0) 191 377 9098
+44 (0) 191 377 9098
Employees: 23 Fine & Speciality Products; Pharmaceuticals; Research
www.highforceresearch.com
Hydron Industrial
Bhive Business Centre
Allum Way
Skelton Industrial Estate
Skelton in Cleveland
TS12 2LQ
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Hydron Industrial are the sole UK & ROI distributor for RPR Induction Technologies. This ground breaking application
produces localized heat from an electromagnetic field to instantly delaminate materials from steel substrates. Our
equipment is utilized industry wide for removing a wide range of materials including Passive fire protection (PFP),
Floor/Deck/Tank coatings, GRP, 3LPE, Paint, Rust and Scale. Our team have extensive knowledge in the offshore,
petrochemical, service and construction sectors and will assist you at any stage of project planning to identify where the
RPR equipment will significantly reduce your project length, CO2 emissions, energy wastage, operator health & safety
hazards, waste mass and the subsequent cost of the clean-up and disposal operation.
Senior Management
Bret Upton, Technical Manager
Ian Seaton, Operations Manager
Lee Upton, Project & Development
Manager
Main Member Contact
Ian Seaton
Operations Manager
info@hydronindustrial.co.uk
+44 (0) 7446 277 700
+44 (0) 1287 655 443
Employees: 5 Distributor; Project Management
www.hydronindustrial.co.uk
info@hydronindustrial.co.uk
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Horizonworks
Marketing
6 Charlotte Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear
NE1 4XF
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Horizonworks is a strategic marketing company headquartered in Newcastle and with additional offices in
Manchester. Our full-service team have vast experience in strategic marketing, public relations , design, brand
development, digital marketing and event management, and have worked in a wide variety of indusrties. Our
key strength is working with companies on setting their marketing strategy and then delivering it, producing real,
measurable results and maximising a return on investment. At Horizonworks, we have one goal: to deliver what
our clients need to make their businesses grow, thrive and succeed, and to deliver it with honesty, integrity and
professionalism.
Senior Management
Samantha Davidson, Managing Director
Steve Abbott, Head of Strategy & Development
Main Member Contact
Samantha Davidson
Managing Director
samantha@horizonworks.co.uk
+44 (0) 845 075 5955
+44 (0) 845 075 5955
Employees: 10 Design; Event Management, Marketing & PR
www.horizonworks.co.uk
samantha@horizonworks.co.uk
HR2day
2 Endeavour Court
Lingfield Way
Darlington
DL1 4JW
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HR2day are specialists in providing HR support and strategy to companies in the process sector with a proven
track record of delivering results in this complex and specialist area. They are based in Darlington with clients
across the UK and as far away as Dubai, USA and Brazil so understand the complexities of cross cultural
working on a global scale. Through a team of expert consultants they deliver HR services including HR strategy
development, HR policies and procedures as well as performance reviews, discipline and grievance, employment
law, redundancy, coaching, training, restructuring and pension compliance.
Senior Management
Nicky Jolley, MD
Mark Jolley, Director
Main Member Contact
Nicky Jolley
Managing Director
nicky@hr2day.co.uk
+44 (0) 1325 288 299
+44 (0) 1325 288 299
Employees: 8 Consultants - HR; Education & Training
www.hr2day.co.uk
enquiries@hr2day.co.uk
HGF Limited
Belgrave Hall
Belgrave Street
Leeds
LS2 8DD
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HGF is one of the leading patent and trade mark attorney firms based in the United Kingdom. The practice operates
directly in Europe and, via a network of professional associates, throughout the rest of the world. The firm specialises
in providing commercially focused advice on all aspects of patent strategy and portfolio management. This includes
obtaining and defending patent rights, providing opinions on freedom to operate where third party intellectual property
rights exist, challenging third party patent rights and conducting due diligence. Our trademark group provides
corresponding advice in relation to trademark issues. The firm distinguishes itself from virtually all its peers in also having
in-house IP solicitors who sit alongside our attorneys and who are able to provide advice in relation to a variety of IP
issues such as licensing, assignments, contractual arrangements patent infringement and litigation.
Senior Management
Cristina Rivas Graver, Emerging
Markets Director
Paul Sanderson, CEO
Main Member Contact
Dr. Jonathan D. M. Atkinson
Head of Oppositions Team and Head of Asia Team
jatkinson@hgf.com
+44 (0) 113 233 0139
+44 (0) 113 233 0100
Employees: 138 Business Support; Legal & Financial Services
www.hgf.com
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M238 Wilton Centre
Redcar
TS10 4RF
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Industrial Thinking Limited are IT specialists providing consultancy and software for the processing industry. We
leverage your data and infrastructure, offering consultancy for Bespoke Development, Support and Maintenance
packages and Systems Integration expertise. We pride ourselves on building long term relationships providing the
best value solution, on-time, within budget. Our reputation has made us the go-to team for time critical, data intensive
projects. Industrial Thinking’s Counterpoint® product is a powerful, out-of-the-box suite of business applications, built
from our extensive field experience, allowing manipulation of manufacturing data. Each application harmoniously
extends the capabilities of the suite; modules include: Chronicle, OEE Explorer, Health Checks, Trend and Intuition.
Senior Management
Richard Moore, Managing Director
Main Member Contact
Bill Graham
Managing Director
bill.graham@industrialthinking.com
+44 (0) 1642 914 166
+44 (0) 1642 914 166
Employees: 4 Consultants - IT & Telecoms; Software Solutions
www.industrialthinking.com
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Chartered
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85 Gracechurch Street
London
EC3V 0AA
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The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) is the international professional membership organisation for the
shipping industry representing shipbrokers, ship managers and agents, with 120 company members, 4,000
individual members and 25 branches worldwide. ICS is also a leading provider of maritime training ranging from
a basic introductory ‘Maritime World Explained’ one day course to corporate training packages that focus on
the maritime aspects of your business. From senior management looking to increase specific sector knowledge
to admin and support staff requiring a basic understanding, ICS can provide the right maritime training for your
business.
Senior Management
Miss Julie Lithgow, Director
Mr. David Barrett, Learning and
Examinations Manager
Main Member Contact
Mr. Nic Ingle
Commercial Projects Manager
n.ingle@ics.org.uk
+44 (0) 207 623 1111
+44 (0) 207 623 1111
Employees: 13 Education & Training
www.ics.org.uk
enquiries@ics.org.uk
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Control
Delta House
Meadows Road
Queensway Meadows
Newport NP19 4SS
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IAC is an electrical systems integrator approved by the worlds leading Variable Speed Drives and PLC
manufacturers - Siemens, ABB, Rockwell, Schneider, Mitsubishi, Omron, etc. The company has built a reputation
in Metals, Oil and Gas, Paper, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Materials handling, etc. offering turnkey solutions to
process and automation problems. Although based in South Wales, IAC has a northern division and is opening
an office in Teeside and will be offering project solutions as well as service and breakdown cover. IAC offers a
complete project service including design, manufacture, installation and commissioning and has over 700 man
years of experience in the variable speed drives and automation industry.
Senior Management
Peter Lewis, Managing Director
Paul Ryan, Engineering Director
Phil Kitson, Production Director
Katherine Lewis, Marketing Manager
Main Member Contact
Peter Lewis
Managing Director
plewis@iac-ltd.co.uk
+44 (0) 1633 293 000
+44 (0) 1633 293 000
Employees: 65 Consultants - Engineering; Contract Manufacturing; Engineering; Software Solutions
www.iac-ltd.co.uk
Impetus Waste
Management
Wynyard Park House
Wynyard Avenue
Wynyard
Stockton on Tees
TS22 5TB
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Impetus Waste Management provides total waste management solutions to a broad range of customers in the
public and private sectors, both local and nationwide. The business has continued to develop its asset and
customer base such that it can offer solutions to divert waste away from landfill. In 2012 it created a close working
relationship with Air Products to provide its customers with access to the new and innovative EFW Plants located
in the North East. These solutions provide customers with effective and efficient waste management options
including targeted waste recycling, conversion of waste to RDF for energy generation and hazardous and nonhazardous
waste disposal to landfill.
Senior Management
Richard Lord, Chief Operating Officer
Nigel Flintoft, Technical Director
Paul Chapman, Commercial Director
Main Member Contact
Andrew Clark, Waste Feedstock
Contracts Manager.
andrew.clark@impetuswaste.com
+44 (0) 1740 661 220
+44 (0) 1740 661 216
Employees: 65 Bioresources & Renewables; Waste Management & Recycling
www.impetuswaste
management.com
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Technology
Systems (ITS Ltd)
ITS House
High Force Road
Riverside Park
Middlesbrough
TS2 1RH
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ITS Ltd, an independent systems integrator, works in true partnership with its manufacturing and processing
customers. ITS Ltd offers a range of automation solutions that improve performance by addressing key industry
challenges including operational efficiency, quality improvements, data visibility, engineering skill shortages,
traceability, serialisation, validation and obsolescence. ITS Ltd designs and implements Enterprise Performance
Enhancement Solutions for Energy and Utilities, Management Information & MES Solutions, Traceability Systems,
OEE, Process Control, Process Safety, SCADA and Vision Inspection Systems from industry-leading suppliers.
ITS Ltd’s service portfolio includes everything from Consultancy, FEED studies, engineering design, validation and
manpower services, through to project implementation, support and training.
Senior Management
Malcolm Knott, Managing Director
Mark Taylor, Energy Bus. Dev.t Director
Graham Ives, Projects Director
Main Member Contact
Trina Ives
Marketing Executive
t-ives@its-ltd.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 222 232
+44 (0) 1642 222 232
Employees: 60
Consultants - Engineering; Education & Training; Engineering; Engineering Maintenance;
Software Solutions
www.its-ltd.co.uk
enquiries@its-ltd.co.uk
Indigo Software
Indigo House
Belmont Business Park
Durham
DH1 1TW
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Indigo Software is a leading warehousing and logistics provider, implementing warehouse management system
(WMS) solutions for a number of the leading process industry companies throughout the UK and Europe.
Established for over 30 years and based in Durham, we have over 100 happy customers including Tetrosyl and
Evans Vanodine. Our product, Indigo WMS, is the ideal solution for the process industry as full lot control is
built into the architecture ensuring a solid audit trail and providing proof of compliance. All stock movements are
tracked and Indigo WMS is designed to cope with the complex expiry nature of process industry products.
Senior Management
Peter McLane, Managing Director
Colin Hough, Sales Manager
Steve Peirce, Business Development
Manager
Main Member Contact
Melissa Collins
Marketing Manager
melissa.collins@indigo.co.uk
+44 (0) 191 375 6700
+44 (0) 191 375 6700
Employees: 30 Software Solutions
www.indigo.co.uk
helen.taylor@indigo.co.uk
IChemE
Davis Building
Railway Terrace
Rugby
CV21 3HQ
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IChemE is the global professional body committed to advancing chemical, biochemical and process engineering
worldwide. IChemE is active in raising and recognising gold standards in:
• education through course accreditation
• employer investment with graduate training accreditation and corporate partner status
• professional practice by awarding qualified membership (Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer,
Chartered Chemical Engineer)
The IChemE member community of 38,000 includes students, academics, operators, engineers of all levels and anyone
with an interest in the profession across 120 countries. The North East hosts 2,500+ IChemE members, active regional
and special interest groups, technical and networking events, public and in-company training courses.
Senior Management
Neil Atkinson, Director
Justin Blades, Director
Andrew Furlong, Director
Claudia Flavell-While, Director
Main Member Contact
Dr David Brown
Chief Executive Officer
dbrown@icheme.org
+44 (0) 1788 578 214
+44 (0) 1788 578 214
Employees: 64
Business Support; Consultants - EHS & Risk Management; Consultants - Engineering;
Education & Training
www.icheme.org
i2i Business
Solutions LLP
31 Greens Valley
Hartburn
Stockton on Tees
TS18 5QH
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At i2i we pride ourselves on our delivery. Our approach is to develop a firm understanding of the clients business
through careful questioning and listening. Only then can we apply our knowledge, experience and creativity to achieve
the agreed objectives. David Laud - Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing & Chartered Marketer with 25 years
senior executive experience. Emma Hignett - Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations with 16 years
broadcasting experience, having worked extensively in local media presenting on radio and television.
Senior Management
David Laud, Partner
Emma Hignett, Partner
Main Member Contact
David Laud
Partner
david.laud@i2isolutions.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 581 731
+44 (0) 1642 581 731
Employees: 2
Business Support; Consultants - Business & Management;
Event Management, Marketing & PR; Project Management
www.i2isolutions.co.uk
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IPS Flow
Systems
Seaham Grange Industrial Estate
Seaham
County Durham
SR7 0PT
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IPS Flow Systems is the United Kingdom’s leading distributor of industrial plastic piping systems. We supply an
extensive range of rigid piping systems in PVC-U, PVC-C, ABS, Polypropylene and PVDF, as well as a small bore
compression fittings and flexible tube in a variety of materials including Nylon, PVDF, PFA, Brass and Stainless
Steel. We can offer advice on material choice, system design and installation. Our success is a result of our
consistently high levels of customer service.
Senior Management
Kevin Curran, Managing Director
Terry Duell, Technical Director
Steve Hunter, Sales Director
David Stidolph, Operations Director
Main Member Contact
Andrew Lamb
Business Development Manager
alamb@ipsflowsystems.com
+44 (0) 191 521 9012
+44 (0) 191 521 3111
Employees: 41 Engineering Equipment
www.ipsflowsystems.com
IRIS Engineering
& Technology
7 Fern Court
Bracken Hill Business Park
Peterlee
County Durham
SR8 2RR
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IRIS Engineering & Technology Ltd is an organisation dedicated to providing Project & Energy Management,
Design Consultancy and Environmental, Health & Safety and Services. We offer Businesses and Academic
Institutions a ‘Single Source Solution’ by providing a broad range of Management and Engineering Services
which are tailored to fulfil Client needs. We are committed to fully understanding the current and future
requirements of our Clients in order to generate cost effective, innovative solutions.
Senior Management
Robert Preston
Director
Main Member Contact
Mike Thompson
Director
mike.thompson@iriset.co.uk
+44 (0) 7932 652 726
+44 (0) 191 518 2423
Employees: 30
Consultants - Construction; Consultants - Engineering; Project Management;
Consultants - EHS & Risk Management
www.iriset.co.uk
IP Group
Floor 7
West 1
Forth Banks
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 3PA
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IP Group plc specialises in building world class technology businesses using its proven value creation model.
The Group’s extensive expertise in this area combined with its inside knowledge of both industry and finance
have enables it to create a formidable track record of consistently delivering excellent results for its companies,
partners and stakeholders. In the North East region of England we manage the Finance for Business North
East Technology Fund, a venture capital fund dedicated to investing in technology businesses with outstanding
potential which are based in, or are willing to relocate to, the North East of England.
Senior Management
Alan Aubrey, Chief Executive Officer
Charles Winward, MD Top Technology
Greg Smith, Chief Financial Officer
Main Member Contact
Duncan Lowery
Senior Investment Manager
netf@ipgroupplc.com
+44 (0) 845 519 4112
+44 (0) 845 519 4112
Employees: 20+ Business Support; Legal & Financial Services
www.ipgroupplc.com
Intertek Wilton
The Wilton Centre
Redcar
Cleveland
TS10 4RF
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Intertek Wilton delivers value to its clients by applying its excellent analytical, characterisation and physical science
capabilities and its highly experienced experts to all sorts of chemistry- and materials-related problems. Understanding
chemistry, materials science, physical properties and the relationship between them is one of the group’s great
strengths. Wilton specialists can complement the work of your own scientists and engineers in developing new
products and processes. Wilton adds value through its work for its customers in the speciality chemicals, polymers,
plastics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, healthcare products, catalysts and materials sectors. State-of-the-art
measurements and analysis cover the atomic to the polymeric, surface to bulk and micro to macro-scale, with ultratrace
analysis of the elements, imaging of chemical groups and determination of physical properties.
Senior Management
Ben Cliff, Laboratory Director
Duncan Robertson, Operations Manager
Main Member Contact
Duncan Robertson
Operations Manager
duncan.robertson@intertek.com
+44 (0) 1642 435 734
+44 (0) 1642 435 788
Employees: 50 Analytical Services; Research
www.intertek.com
International
Innovative
Technologies
Unit 5 Queen’s Court
Third Avenue
Queensway
Team Valley Trading Estate
Gateshead NE11 0BU
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IIT Ltd (International Innovative Technologies) has two patented technologies, Powder Processing equipment
and Fuel Enrichment. The Powder Processing equipment comprises the m-series mills for fine grinding of many
powder types, the c-series range of classifiers for accurate separation of powder into specific size fractions, the
s-series cyclones to extract powders from air conveying systems. The Fuel Enrichment technology is designed to
improve the combustion of coal in power stations, resulting in the consumption of less coal per megawatt output,
decontaminated fly ash that can be sold for cement production instead of going to landfill, and reduced emissions.
Senior Management
George Ord, Managing Director
Tom Wilkinson, Chairman
Main Member Contact
George Ord
Managing Director
g.ord@iituk.com
+44 (0) 7798 570 410
+44 (0) 191 491 3136
Employees: 25 Engineering; Engineering Equipment
www.iituk.com
enquiries@iituk.com
International
Paint
Stoneygate Lane
Felling
Gateshead
NE10 0JY
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International® is the leading brand name of AkzoNobel’s Marine and Protective Coatings (M&PC) business unit.
International has a proud history stretching back to 1881 and currently has operations in 60 countries worldwide
and more than 5,175 employees working across our Marine, Protective Coatings and Yacht businesses. The Marine
Coatings business is technology leader in TBT-free anti-foulings, abrasion resistant coatings, ballast tank coatings
and fouling control systems for vessels being built, repaired or maintained. The Protective Coatings business offer an
extensive range of high-performance coatings for the oil, gas, chemical processing, power market, steel structure and
mining industries. The Yacht Coatings business are worldwide leaders with the International®, Interlux® and Awlgrip®
brands, and offer coatings with the latest and safest antifouling technology and the toughest protection.
Senior Management Main Member Contact
Gordon Stephenson
Felling Operations Manager
gordon.stephenson@akzonobel.com
+44 (0) 191 469 6111
+44 (0) 191 469 6111
Employees: 700 Fine & Speciality Products; Consumer Products
www.internationalpaint.com
Interserve
Wilton Centre M224
Redcar
Cleveland
TS10 4RF
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Interserve offers a unique and customized approach to projects and asset support for customers operating in
the industrial sector. Providing an unparalleled range of services including access, insulation, industrial cleaning,
protective coatings, facilities management, asbestos solutions, mechanical services and pipework fabrication, we
can deliver a single service package or a totally integrated solution delivered on new build, refurbishment, plant
shutdowns or term maintenance contracts. As an award winning organization accredited to the latest industry
standards Interserve ensures that customers benefit from our expertise to drive service performance and deliver
competitive solutions in a demanding and dynamic sector.
Senior Management
Julian Gammage, Operations Director
Robert McLemon, Senior Commercial
Manager
Main Member Contact
Craig Walker
General Manager
craig.walker@interservefm.com
+44 (0) 7824 530 404
+44 (0) 1642 438 277
Employees: 2,347
Construction; Consultants - Construction; Project Management;
Utilities & Facilities Management
www.interserve.com/industrial
info@industrial@interserve.com
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IntensiChem
Discovery Park House
Ramsgate Road
Sandwich
Kent
CT13 9ND
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IntensiChem offer scalable and innovative flow chemistry and technology solutions from laboratory to plant. Our unique
and valuable offering holistically combines chemistry and process engineering to deliver the following: enhanced yield,
efficient route selection, reduced solvent usage, safe utilisation of hazardous reagents and enhanced steady state
optimised quality. We take clients existing commercial challenges, carry out fundamental laboratory study and use the
resulting understanding to deliver an optimised bespoke flow chemistry solution fit for commercial scale up. We are
specialists in gas-liquid reactions and possess specialist know-how regarding flow hydrogenation and ozonolysis. Our
laboratory solutions can deliver flows to 12L/h at pressures of up to 6000psi and temperatures from cryogenic to over
500°C to explore innovative flow chemistry.
Senior Management
Oliver Tames, Director
Mark Bratt, Director
Main Member Contact
Oliver Tames
Director
ollie.tames@intensichem.com
+44 (0) 7921 386 767
+44 (0) 1304 892 488
Employees:
Consultants - Productivity & Resource Efficiency; Fine & Speciality Products;
Pharmaceuticals; Research
www.intensichem.com
info@intensichem.com
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JBX - Evolve
2 Lysander Close
Marske-by-the-Sea
Cleveland
TS11 6NN
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JBX – Evolve are a development consultancy passionate about developing individuals, teams and organisations
to achieve and expand their potential. We work in partnership with clients to ensure our services are aligned to
their needs, strategy and desired outcomes. Our portfolio includes;
• Leadership, Individual & Team Development
• Coaching & Assessment (examples: emotional intelligence, conflict, 360-Degree, leadership competence)
• Bespoke and Standard Training Programmes and Events
• Cultural Change Management.
Our belief is that people are and will always be your greatest resource, develop the people, develop the business.
Senior Management
John Burluraux, Managing Director
Main Member Contact
John Burluraux
Managing Director
john.burluraux@jbx-evolve.com
+44 (0) 1642 903 434; +44 (0) 7725 843 080
+44 (0) 1642 903 434
Employees:
Business Support; Consultants - Business & Management; Education & Training;
Consultants - Human Resources
www.jbx-evolve.com
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JEC Vac
Solutions
Unit 35, Fusion
Magna Business Centre
Magna Way
Rotherham
South Yorkshire
S60 1FE
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JEC Vac Solutions Ltd. Design, manufacture and supply Bespoke Solutions for a Dust Free Environment. With a
long experience of modern process ventilation, supplying high quality and reliable products and solutions for dust
handling, powder transport, local exhaust and central vacuum cleaning systems, our aim is to provide resolutions
expertly matched to our customers’ needs to overcome problems with the generation, control, collections and
disposal of dust and spillage whilst reducing downtime and operating costs. Products and solutions from JEC Vac
Solutions Ltd exist in environments where end users appreciate efficient production, high product quality and a
clean and safe working environment.
Senior Management
John Clarkson, Director
Main Member Contact
John Clarkson
Director
john@jecvacsolutions.com
+44 (0) 7502 028 780
+44 (0) 1709 789 355
Employees: 1
Consultants - Engineering; Engineering Equipment; Engineering Maintenance;
Utilities & Facilities Management
www.jecvacsolutions.com
info@jecvacsolutions.com
JBA Engineering
17 Evolution
Wynyard Park
Billingham
TS22 5TB
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A unique medium scale EPC contractor focused on Electrical, Control and Instrument Engineering project work
with supporting Mechanical and Process Engineering capability. Just the right blend of skills for EC&I lead or
biased turnkey work. Our consultancy services ensure our solutions have inherent regulatory compliance, offering
significant cost savings over the life cycle of the asset. Easing operational and maintenance burden at a time
when resources are becoming increasingly scarce. A team that’s easy to engage, takes the time to listen, helping
to define a project when you may not have the time. Experienced in all industrial sectors.
Senior Management
Hugh Pilot, Managing Director
Simon Jones, Projects and Technical Dir.
Russell Holmes, Project Engineer
Paul Cockrill, Finance Director
Main Member Contact
Hugh Pilot
Managing Director
HP@JBAengineering.com
+44 (0) 1740 665 733
+44 (0) 1740 665730
Consultants Engineering; Design; Engineering; Project Management
www.JBAengineering.com
info@JBAengineering.com
Jacobs
Phoenix House
Surtees Business Park
Stockton on Tees
TS18 3HR
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Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of professional technical
services. We offer a complete range of services to help our clients maintain a competitive edge in their respective
markets. From feasibility studies to operations and maintenance (O&M), we customize our services to meet
business and project goals. Our global network of technical experts works seamlessly so that clients receive
the best, most economical project or program solution, worldwide. We have more than 200 offices in more
than 25 countries, with operations in the Americas, UK, mainland Europe, India, Australia, Africa and Asia. Our
headquarters are in Pasadena, California.
Senior Management
David Ley, VP Operations
Main Member Contact
Stuart Souter
Divisional Director - Process
stuart.souter@jacobs.com
+44 (0) 1642 334 199
+44 (0) 1642 334 000
Employees: Engineering; Project Management; Construction; Consultants - EHS & Risk Management
www.jacobs.com
ISOS Films
The Innovation Centre
Venture Court
Queens Meadow Business Park
Hartlepool
TS25 5TG
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ISOS Films is a film & production company based in the North-East of England, but working throughout the
UK,Europe & the USA.
We have built up a good reputation over the years and have produced Promotional & Training Programmes and
films for for sectors such as: Oil & Gas, Energy, Renewables, Recycling, Transport & Logistics and the Public
Sector, for companies including:
PD Ports, EDF, BBC, NHS, Containerships as well as arrange of specialists SMEs in the Pharmaceutical,
chemical and engineering world.
Senior Management
Dave Evans
Director
dave@isosfilms.co.uk
+44 (0) 7850 324 445
Main Member Contact
Paul Martin
Director
paul@isosfilms.co.uk
+44 (0) 7740 875 121
+44 (0) 7740 875 121
Employees: 2 Event Management, Marketing & PR
www.isosfilms.co.uk
info@isosfilms.co.uk
Jacksons
Law Firm
Innovation House
Yarm Road
Stockton on Tees
TS18 3TN
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Jacksons Law Firm has been advising business and individuals in the Tees Valley area for over 130 years.
With offices in the Tees Valley and Newcastle and clients from sole traders to PLC companies it has a wealth
of experience and expertise in providing the industrial sectors with specialist legal advice tailored to the needs
of each specific client and delivered in a practical and approachable manner. With particular expertise in
commercial, construction, employment, litigation, property, health and safety and pension matters the lawyers at
Jacksons are always enthusiastic to talk to all businesses about their legal requirements.
Senior Management
Geoff Skeoch, Senior Partner
Nigel Kidwell, Managing Partner
Tony Wentworth, Head of Commercial
Mark Foster, Head of Employment
Main Member Contact
Jane Armitage
Partner
jarmitage@jacksons-law.com
+44 (0) 1642 873 713
+44 (0) 1642 356 500
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www.jacksons-law.com
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J6 Ltd
Unit6 St Thomas Street
Business Centre
St Thomas Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE1 4LE
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J6 has been delivering cost-saving services to organisations in both the public and private sector for over 16 years
with combined experience of over 300 years. Our Saving results are sustainable and continuous. We understand
tariffs, suppliers, seasonal changes and best practice, we have a combined buying power of over £500m and a unique
e-procurement technology to help streamline buying processes. Our real time reporting provides control and management
of purchases and we strongly believe in using local suppliers to deliver the savings. J6 have formed a partnership with
NEPIC creating the NEPIC buying group that will assist NEPIC member of reducing costs by aggregating the members
volume.
Senior Management
Elie Jankelewitz, Chief Executive
Main Member Contact
Elie Jankelewitz
Chief Executive
elie@j6ltd.com
+44 (0) 845 130 3012
+44 (0) 845 130 3012
Employees: 2
Consultants - Business & Management; Consultants - IT & Telecoms;
Utilities & Facilities Management
www.J6ltd.com
enquiries@j6ltd.com
ISS Projects
Unit 1E
Sycamore Business Park
Ripon
North Yorkshire
HG4 5DF
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ISS Projects undertakes Design, Installation, Maintenance and Upgrading of Tank Gauging, Management and
Control Systems. ISS projects, the complete tank gauging solution can be addressed encompassing all types
of sensors and displays providing real time touch screen interface through to full SCADA control systems. ISS
Projects has the solution to the growing demand for Independent High Level/Overfill protection systems. We have
designed and built our own panel to BS 61511 and can be used as part of a SIL 2 rated system. ISS Projects can
provide traceable on site calibration as part of a Planned Preventative Maintenance package.
Senior Management
Kevin Kiely, Managing Director
Main Member Contact
Kevin Kiely
Managing Director
kevin@issprojects.com
+44 (0) 1765 606 655
+44 (0) 1765 606 655
Employees: 8 Petrochemical & Commodity Chemicals; Pharmaceuticals; Project Management
www.issprojects.com
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Johnson Matthey
PO Box 1
Belasis Avenue
Billingham
Cleveland
TS23 1LB
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Johnson Matthey is a speciality chemicals company focused on its core skills in catalysis, precious metals, fine chemicals and
process technology. Johnson Matthey’s principal activities are the manufacture of auto-catalysts, heavy-duty diesel catalysts
and pollution control systems, catalysts and components for fuel cells, catalysts and technologies for chemical processes, fine
chemicals, chemical catalysts and active pharmaceutical ingredients and the marketing, refining, and fabrication of precious metals.
Johnson Matthey has continued to develop its technology for almost 200 years, demonstrating the company’s ability to maintain
world leadership by adapting constantly to rapidly changing customer needs. Rigorous in its own environmental policies, many of
Johnson Matthey’s products have a major beneficial impact on the environment and enhance the quality of life for millions of people
around the world. In the North East, Johnson Matthey has five business units: Tracerco, SynGas, Refinery, Purification and JM
Davy Technologies. Collectively, these businesses form the Company’s Process Technologies Division.
Senior Management
Geoff Otterman, Division Director, PT
Paul Armitage, Managing Director, SynGas
Graeme McGregor, Managing Director, Refinery
Andy Hurst, Managing Director, Tracerco
Antoine Bordet, Managing Director, DPT
Main Member Contact
Chris Cooke
Chilton Site Manager
chris.cooke@matthey.com
+44 (0) 1642 553 601
Employees: 10,000 Fine & Speciality Products
www.matthey.com
Johnson
Partners Ltd
7 River Court
Brighouse Road
Brighouse Business Village
Middlesbrough
TS2 1RT
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Johnson Partners is an independent freight forwarding company. We specialise in project forwarding but cover
all types of transport and shipping services. We move cargo by sea, air, road and rail and are comfortable
moving out of gauge cargo and abnormal loads. Although our main customer base is in the North East of
England, we provide logistics for companies across the UK, Europe and beyond. Johnson Partners understand
that if you need a partner to look after your logistics, then our experience can ease the pressure whilst you focus
on core activities.
Senior Management
Bernie Johnson, Managing Director
Paul Johnson, Director
Main Member Contact
Paul Johnson
Director
paul@johnsonpartners.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 240 123
+44 (0) 1642 240 123
Employees: 7 Logistics
www.johnsonpartners.co.uk
paul@johnsonpartners.co.uk
KDC
Sharston Green Business Park
1 Robeson Way
Manchester
M22 4SW
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KDC is a company specialising in delivering safe “end of asset life” and land remediation solutions for our
customers. We provide competitive decommissioning services including strategy development, demolition, hazard
characterisation, decontamination (asbestos, radiological and chemo-toxic), de-planting, asset disposal and land
remediation. Our focus is exemplary Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) performance to protect our own and our
customers’ people and other stakeholders. KDC serves the process, chemical, nuclear; energy and natural resources,
pharmaceutical, utility and industrial markets, mainly in the UK and Ireland. Customers include Dow, Croda, Sabic,
SembCorp, BP, Chevron, Total, Northern Gas Networks, Sellafield, Magnox, AWE, RSRL, GSK, AstraZeneca, EDF and
Scottish & Southern Energy.
Senior Management
Ian Smithson, Managing Director
Will Simpson, Process Business Director
Martin O’Donnell, Director for Safety
Nigel Jenkins, Sales & Marketing Director
Main Member Contact
Ian Smithson
Managing Director
ian.smithson@kdc.co.uk
+44 (0) 161 947 2150
+44 (0) 161 947 2150
Construction; Waste Management & Recycling
www.kdc.co.uk
kdc@kdc.co.uk
Employees: 140
JULABO UK
34 Thorpe Wood
Thorpe Wood Business Park
Peterborough
PE3 6SR
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JULABO offers a comprehensive range of circulators, chillers and temperature control equipment used for heating and/or
cooling applications within Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Biotechnology, Automotive, Aerospace, Engineering and Electronics
industries. Particularly JULABO equipment ensures precise temperature control of chemical reactions, and other processes.
JULABO circulators and chillers are used for heating / cooling of Reaction Vessels, Chemical Synthesis Stations,
Laboratory Robotic Systems, Reaction Calorimeters and Reaction Blocks, as well as cooling for Rotary Evaporators and
other condensers. Temperature testing for materials and components used in manufacturing processes is another common
application. Temperature control over a wide range from -95°C to +400°C, with stabilities of ±0.01°C, is catered for.
Senior Management
Alastair Munro, General Manager
Main Member Contact
Alastair Munro
General Manager
amunro@julabo.co.uk
+44 (0) 1733 265 892
+44 (0)1733 265892
Employees: 5 Distributor; Engineering Equipment; Laboratory Equipment; Other
www.julabo.co.uk
Jumpstart
6 Atholl Crescent
Edinburgh
EH3 8HA
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Jumpstart is a science and technology company that specialises in R&D tax relief. We are 100% focused on
helping companies make successful claims for HMRC’s R&D tax relief programme. We help with all stages of the
claim process, ensuring that only maximised, properly researched, well-written claims go before HMRC.
We believe that companies get the best results by using people who actually understand the science of what they
do. That’s why every member of our delivery team has a first or postgraduate degree in an area of technology
or science. We are not accountants - we are chemists, biologists, engineers, physicists, computer scientists and
software engineers.
Senior Management
Brian Williamson, Managing Director
Main Member Contact
Robert Cope
Business Analyst
robert.cope@jumpstartuk.co.uk
+44 (0) 7977 412 721
+44 (0) 131 240 2900
Employees: 44 Business Support; Other
www.jumpstartuk.co.uk
helpinghand@jumpstartuk.co.uk
K Home
International
Ingram House
Allensway
Thornaby
Stockton on Tees
TS17 9HA
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K Home International provides comprehensive world class engineering design solutions from concept through to
beneficial operation for developers and operators of process and infrastructure projects. The integration of current
Health, Safety & Environmental legislation into all project design undertaken is fundamental to our success. KHI is a
privately owned company established in 1973, providing services to the chemical, petrochemical, metal & minerals,
oil & gas, energy & nuclear and infrastructure industry sectors. The engineering services provided by KHI include;
feasibility studies, front end engineering design, multi-discipline detail design, 3D modelling, cost estimating and
control, procurement, project and construction management. Further details of the company’s comprehensive services
can be found on its website.
Senior Management
Andrew Home, CEO
Michael Home, Commercial Director
Martin Small, Engineering Director
Lee Anderson, Operations Director
Main Member Contact
David Boxall
Business Development Manager
david.boxall@khomeint.com
+44 (0) 7776 171 832
+44 (0) 1642 765 421
Employees: 200 Engineering Consultants, EHS & Risk Management, Construction; Project Management
www.khomeint.com
enquiry@khomeint.com
John Morfield
Unit 98, Sadler Forster Way
Teesside Industrial Estate
Thornaby
Cleveland
TS17 9JY
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John Morfield Ltd the leading Independent filter supplier in the UK have been a major supplier to the Chemical
Petrochemical and Pharmaceutical industries since 1962, Our services include stocking and supply of
consumable filter products and associated equipment .The company operates single source supply agreements
with some of the UK leading manufacturers both locally and nationally. In addition we offer a consultancy service
for new filtration systems, in partnership with the leading filter manufacturers, and our reputation for innovation
and quality is unsurpassed. Our goal is to “Exceed customer’s expectations”.
Senior Management
Stephen Johnston, Managing Director
Charles Oyston, Sales Director
Gary McMullen, Director
Phil Davis, Director
Main Member Contact
Charles E Oyston
Sales Director
coyston@johnmorfield.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 760 555
+44 (0) 1642 760 555
Employees: 40 Engineering Equipment
www.johnmorfield.co.uk
JRP Solutions
Richmond House
Inglestone Common
Badminton
South Glos
GL9 1BX
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JRP Solutions is a specialist energy business with a no-nonsense approach and apply their in-depth knowledge,
skills and extensive experience to help manufacturing businesses reduce their energy consumption and costs
through the implementation of intelligent strategies and practical improvements.
Operating across all industrial sectors JRP Solutions work with brewers and biscuit manufacturers to aerospace
engine manufacturers and meat processors and by using innovative tools such as Energy Catalyst have helped
reduce energy consumption by up to 30%.
Senior Management
Jes Rutter, Managing Director
Ian Masters, Operations Director
Main Member Contact
Dan Smith
Principle Consultant
dan.smith@jrpsolutions.com
+44 (0) 7773 103051
+44 (0) 1454 299 175
Employees: 14 Consultants - Productivity & Resource Efficiency; Energy; Utilities & Facilities Management
www.jrpsolutions.com
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Refrigeration
Abbotsford Road
Felling
Gateshead
Tyne & Wear
NE10 0EX
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KGM Refrigeration is an independent contractor, whose goal is to be the supplier of choice for users of industrial
refrigeration equipment. From design through to installation, commissioning and follow on routine maintenance, we form
a total partnership with our customers to provide a total solution throughout the life time of the refrigeration plant. Our
business provides the following core services:
•Supply of New Plant •Plant Hire & Leasing •Remanufactured Equipment Sales
Our maintenance programs are all designed and tailored to ensure minimal downtime and efficient running conditions. We
offer various types of maintenance schemes to suit the needs of our clients, operated and developed over many years.
Senior Management
Dave Marwaha, Managing Director
Amar Marwaha, Director
Main Member Contact
Dave Marwaha
Managing Director
dave.marwaha@kgm-refrigeration.co.uk
+44 (0) 7836 786 211
+44 (0) 191 438 0700
Employees: 6
Engineering; Engineering Equipment; Engineering Maintenance;
Utilities & Facilities Management
www.kgm-refrigeration.co.uk
info@kgm-refrigeration.co.uk
Kemira
Chemicals (UK)
Teesport
Middlesbrough
Cleveland
TS6 7SA
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Kemira is a global two billion euro chemicals company that is focused on serving customers in water-intensive
industries. The company offers water quality and quantity management that improves customers’ energy, water,
and raw material efficiency. Kemira’s goal is to be a leading water chemistry company.
Kemira Chemicals (UK) Ltd at Teesport is a largely stainless steel reaction and blending plant, designed to
provide flexibility for the manufacture of a wide range of chemicals, mainly for Oil Drilling Service, Agrochemical
and Pharmaceutical companies.
Senior Management
Steve Lyons
Plant Manager
Main Member Contact
Steve Lyons
Plant Manager
steve.lyons@kemira.com
+44 (0) 1642 463 314
+44 (0) 1642 463 314
Employees: Petrochemical & Commodity Chemicals; Waste Management & Recycling
www.kemira.com
Komodo Digital
63 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 1SG
Profile
Komodo is an award winning digital agency with over a decade of experience working in science, healthcare, oil
& gas, subsea, commercial, and environment sectors. With unique insight into the design and marketing methods
that work best in these sectors, we understand how to communicate sometimes complicated working methods and
technologies to varied recipients. Whether you need a more engaging website with clearer calls to action, a mobile
app to streamline an internal process or a targeted digital marketing campaign for your products, we can help.
Clients include; ITV, Newcastle NE1, Newcastle Science City, NOF Energy and many more.
Senior Management
Andy Greener, Managing Director
Armin Talic, Business Development
Main Member Contact
Armin Talic
Business Development Manager
enquiries@komododigital.co.uk
+44 (0) 191 228 6555
+44 (0) 191 228 6555
www.komododigital.co.uk
enquiries@komododigital.co.uk
Employees: 13 Categories: Marketing, PR & Event Management; Design; Other
Labtex
Dogley Mills
Penistone Road
Fenay Bridge
Huddersfield
HD8 0LE
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We supply leading laboratory products including HUBER liquid temperature control systems -120oC to +425oC for laboratory,
pilot plant and production, DIEHM glass batch reaction systems, PREMEX magnetic drives and high pressure reactors,
POPE wiped film and short path evaporators and distillation systems, BOLA labware in PTFE and other technical plastics,
PLANETROLL ATEX drive technology and ASECOS storage solutions for hazardous materials to BS EN 14470-1. We
have a 1400 page catalogue which features equipment from most major manufacturers e.g. IKA, Heidolph, Vacuubrand,
Memmert and many others. We also provide stainless steel fabrications for the Process Industries. Combining technical
experience and a desire to tackle unusual projects, our work ranges from simple fabrications and machining to high
specification bespoke projects for the pharmaceutical, food processing, water, paper and chemical industries.
Senior Management
Richard Hepplestone
Sales Director
Main Member Contact
Greg Smith
Managing Director
greg@labtex.co.uk
+44 (0) 1484 600 201
+44 (0) 1484 600 200
Employees: 6 Laboratory Equipment
www.labtex.co.uk
greg@labtex.co.uk
Leven
Consultancy
Middleton on Leven
Yarm
TS15 0JX
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Engineering and management consultancy services.
Senior Management
Paul Gotts
Main Member Contact
Paul Gotts
gottspm@btinternet.com
+44 (0) 7867 804 521
+44 (0) 1642 577 428
Employees: Consultants - Business & Management; Consultants - Engineering
gottspm@btinternet.com
Lisam Systems
208 The Innovation Centre
Queens Meadow Business
Park
Hartlepool
TS25 5TG
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Lisam Systems was formed in 1999 by two Belgian business men, since then it has grown to include offices
around the globe. From the UK office, based in Hartlepool we support local and national businesses in ensuring
that they fully meet all requirements for the supply and transport of dangerous chemicals, either through our
ExESS SDS management software solution or with our team of consultants with over 100 years of combined
experience. So if you have a question or need some assistance with your safety datasheets or any other part of
Reach, CLP, ADR, IATA or any other legislation covering dangerous goods then please contact us.
Senior Management
Simon Bradshaw, Director
Main Member Contact
Simon Bradshaw
Director UK
simon.bradshaw@lisam.com
+44 (0) 845 467 5275
+44 (0) 845 467 5275
Employees: 4 Business Support; EHS & Risk Assessment; Software Solutions
www.lisam.com
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Kelly
Engineering
Resources
4th Floor
33 - 39 Grey St
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 6EE
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KER offices are strategically located to serve the needs of the growing process sector community in the UK. From
its offices in Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham and London, KER are well placed to cover the needs of the
engineering sector within the chemical, biotech, pharmaceutical and petrochem industries. All KER consultants
offer the unique combination of an engineering background combined with recruitment specialist expertise and
experience. This enables the teams to appreciate the diversity of challenges for both clients and candidates
within this sector. Formed in 1991 KER has excellent industry connections and combined with its creativity and
professionalism, it is able to attract some of the best qualified and most sought after candidates in the business.
Senior Management
Dominic Graham
Head of Professional and Technical
Main Member Contact
Graham Morris
Engineering Business Manager
gmorris@kellyservices.co.uk
+44 (0) 191 261 0919
+44 (0) 191 2610 919
Employees: 200 Recruitment
www.kellyengineering.com
ker@kellyservices.co.uk
Kelly Scientific
Resources
4th Floor
33 - 39 Grey St
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 6EE
Categories:
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KSR’s offices are strategically located to serve the needs of the growing scientific community in the UK. From its base in
central London, KSR is well placed to cover business across the South East whilst its presence in Manchester, Liverpool,
Newcastle and Glasgow puts it in the heartland of Pharmaceutical, chemical and petrochemical industries concentrated
in the North West, North East and Scotland. All KSR consultants offer the unique combination of a science background
combined with recruitment expertise and experience. This enable them to speak the same language as both their clients
and candidates and appreciate the challenges and opportunities in this sector. With its creative approach, excellent
industry connections and professionalism, KSR identifies and attracts some of the best-qualified and most sought after
candidates in the business.
Senior Management
Dominic Graham
Head of Professional and Technical
Main Member Contact
Jason Hines
Senior Scientific Consultant
jason_hines@kellyservices.co.uk
+44 (0) 191 230 3592
Employees: 200 Recruitment
www.kellyscientific.co.uk
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Safety
4D Brighouse
River Court
Middlesbrough
TS2 1RT
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We stem from a local family business established in 1883 as General Security & Safety within Industrial Teesside,
UK however our work in this side of the industry has helped us realise the niche to provide modern solutions
for industrial plant safety i.e. lockout/tagout (LO-TO) - keep to safe systems of work for all Large Industrial
Organisations. We are premier sellers of world leading manufacturers of Lockout Tagout equipment. Lockout
Tagout Safety Ltd is a popular provider of quality Lo-To products to both UK and World markets.
Senior Management
Ted Boynton, Director
Main Member Contact
Ted Boynton
Director
ted_boynton@lockout-tagout.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 244 017
+44 (0) 1642 244 017
Employees: 4 EHS & Risk Assessment
www.lockouttagout.co.uk
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Lockton
Companies LLP
4th Floor
Higham House
New Bridge Street West
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8AN
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Lockton is the largest independent, privately owned, insurance broker in the world with more than 4,100
employees and revenues in excess of £600m. Lockton is the Insurance Broker partner to NEPIC having
established an exclusive insurance facility with some of the world’s largest insurers specifically for NEPIC
members. The facility delivers significant benefits; including reduced premiums (guaranteed at least 10%),
broader cover, market leading risk management support and award winning service.
Senior Management
Michael Farrell, Partner
Main Member Contact
Michael Farrell
Partner
michael.farrell@uk.lockton.com
+44 (0) 191 261 3070
+44 (0) 191 261 3070
Employees: 4,100 Legal & Financial Services
www.lockton.com
Lokring Northern
(UK)
110 Braid Road
Edinburgh
EH10 GAT
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Lokring Northern (UK) are the exclusive distributor of Lokring weld equivalent pipe work solutions. The technology is rapid
to install, tamper proof and allows a pipe or tube connection to the standard of a butt weld without the need for hot work.
We have significant experience in Oil & Gas Refining, Petrochemical, Chemical & Pharmaceutical markets and as the
Local distributor we stock, technically support, offer installation tooling to hire or purchase and provide installation training
courses on our technology.
Senior Management
Ross Millar, Managing Director
Harry Kearney, Sales Manager
Lyndsey Millar, Office Manager
Main Member Contact
Ross Millar
Managing Director
rmillar@lokring.com
+44 (0) 131 478 2538
+44 (0) 131 478 2538
Employees: 12
Consultants - Engineering; Consultants - Productivity & Resource Efficiency;
Engineering Equipment; Engineering Maintenance
www.lokring.com
rmillar@lokring.com
Lotte Chemical
UK
Davies Offices
Wilton International
Wilton
Redcar
Cleveland
TS10 4XZ
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Lotte Chemical UK Limited was formed in early 2010 when Lotte Chemical Corporation purchased and restarted
the mothballed Wilton assets formerly owned by La Seda, DuPont & ICI. LCUK is the only UK manufacture of
Polyethylene Terephthalate resin (PET) for use in bottles, containers, films, trays and other forms of packaging. In
2011 it announced the expansion of its Wilton asset base with the addition of a new 200kt pa PET Plant, scheduled to
be online in 2014. Lotte Chemical Corporation is part of the Lotte Group, one of the leading conglomerates in South
Korea with a 2012 turnover in excess of $78bn. It operates in food and drink, super and hypermarkets, luxury retail
shopping, entertainment as well as petrochemicals.
Senior Management
Mark Kenrick, Chief Executive Officer
Main Member Contact
Mark Kenrick
CEO
sonia.lancaster@lottechemical.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 451 020
+44 (0) 1642 451 000
Employees: Petrochemicals & Commodities
www.lottechemical.co.uk
recruitment@lottechemical
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Lucite
International
Cassel Works
PO Box 8
Billingham
TS23 1LE
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Lucite International is the Global Leader in Acrylic based products with a strong focus on innovation and
development. Committed to Safety and Health in the workplace and dedicated to preserving the environment and
helping the local community. The Cassel Site at Billingham is the largest within the company and manufactures
both the key raw materials for further processing within the company, and finished product for sale to external
market customers. Main products manufactured on site are Methyl Methacrylate (MMA), Methacrylic Acid (MAA)
& n-Butyl Methacrylate (nBMA). The company global R&D HQ is based at Wilton.
Senior Management
Melanie Jury
Site Director
Main Member Contact
Melanie Jury
Site Director
melanie.jury@lucite.com
+44 (0) 1642 735 097
+44 (0) 1642 735 000
Employees: 700 Fine & Speciality Products
www.luciteinternational.com
Lucion
Environmental
7 Halifax Court
Dunston
Gateshead
NE11 9JT
Categories:
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Lucion Environmental are an independent asbestos consultancy that specialises in the surveying, identification
and analysis of asbestos containing materials. As an independent company with no links to asbestos removal
companies we are able to ensure the delivery of impartial trusted advice and professional services to our clients.
Lucion are also providers asbestos awareness training and are able to provide bespoke courses tailored to the
individual needs of clients. Our vision statement is and always will be the driving force behind the company and
its activities.
Senior Management
Patrick Morton, Managing Director
Charles Pickles, Financial Director
Phil Hoggarth, N.E. Manager
Main Member Contact
Patrick Morton
Managing Director
patrickmorton@lucion.co.uk
+44 (0) 191 461 8999
+44 (0) 191 461 8999
Employees: Analytical Services
www.lucion.co.uk
enquiries@lucion.co.uk
Lucite International
Speciality Polymer
and Resins
Unit 32
Aycliffe Industrial Estate
County Durham
DL5 6YE
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LISPR manufactures a wide range of predominantly acrylic resins for the global speciality acrylic resins market.
End uses include dental prosthesis, bone cement, coatings, inks, interleavant and ceramic moulds. We are
highly skilled at designing and manufacturing resins to our customers’ specific requirements. We are certified to
ISO13485; ISO9001 and ISO14001.
Senior Management
Ann-Marie Stannard
General Manager
Main Member Contact
Ann-Marie Stannard
General Manager
ann-marie.stannard@lucite.com
+ 44 (0) 1325 303 916
+44 (0) 1325 300 990
Employees: 60 Fine & Speciality Products; Rubber & Polymer
www.lucite.com
Loadtec
Engineered
Systems
The Stables
Coach House
Hythe Road
Smeeth
Kent TN25 6SP
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Loadtec Engineered Systems Ltd provides unique solutions to companies having issues with bulk liquid transfer and fall
prevention. With its unrivalled range of focussed and high quality products, sourced from UK and international suppliers,
Loadtec is able to assess, engineer and supply tanker loading and unloading arms, temporary or permanent tanker
access platforms, operator safety cages, meter skids, in-line couplings, breakaway couplings and dry-disconnect systems.
Loadtec has extensive experience in their field and they are able to provide comprehensive packaged solutions to a wide
variety of customers worldwide. Loadtec can draw on the experience and portfolio of their associate companies globally to
engineer large scale infrastructure projects ranging from surveying and refurbishment of existing sites to complete green
field developments.
Senior Management
Alec Keeler, Managing Director
Sue Keeler, Company Secretary
Jonathan Wiltshire, Sales Manager North
Main Member Contact
alec@loadtec.co.uk
sue@loadtec.co.uk
jonathan.wiltshire@loadtec.co.uk
+44 (0) 1303 81 3030
Employees: 7 EHS & Risk Assessment; Engineering Equipment
www.loadtec.co.uk
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Business & Technology Centre
Bessemer Drive
Stevenage
SG1 2DX
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Market Focus offers robust processes, techniques and expert facilitation to help organisations develop and align
corporate, sector, marketing, functional and customer strategies and plans to drive more profitable growth and
greater competitive advantage. Tailored and pragmatic education and training programmes in both strategic
marketing and strategic business management to help embed market focused processes, skills and behaviours in
organisations. Qualitative research to provide market driven input to strategic planning and marketing processes.
Coaching gate and project teams to improve the effectiveness of the organisation’s new product
development activities.
Senior Management
Anita Hunt, Managing Director
Debbie Rogerson, Consultant
Fiona Gould, Consultant
Main Member Contact
Karen Bloye
Business Manager
karen_bloye@mfc-online.com
+44 (0) 1438 729 353
+44 (0) 1438 729 353
Employees: 5 Consultants - Business & Management
www.mfc-online.com
Meldrum
Construction
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Telford House
Durham Road
Birtley
DH3 2TB
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Meldrum Construction Services (MCS) is an expanding and innovative construction company, based in the North
East of England, with operations extending throughout the UK.
We offer a customer focused service across our 5 departments, Building, Civils, Small Works, Mechanical &
Electrical and Steel Structures.
We have a reputation based upon ‘building solutions with integrity’, which is why almost all of our work comes
from repeat business and referrals. Our focus on delivering quality results, on time and within budget, has
resulted in us expanding rapidly over the last 5 years to a turnover today in excess of £25 million.
Senior Management
Dave Meldrum, Managing Director
Matt Price, Operations Director
Steve Padgett, Financial Director
Main Member Contact
Charlotte Thompson
Assistant Marketing Manager
charlotte.thompson@meldrumcs.com
+44 (0) 191 4921 800
+44 (0) 191 4921 800
Employees: 133
Construction; Consultants - Engineering; Engineering - Fabrication;
Engineering Maintenance
www.meldrumcs.com
recruitment@meldrumcs.com
Middlesbrough
College
Dock Street
Middlesbrough
TS2 1AD
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Middlesbrough College is located at the heart of the Tees Valley region with outstanding facilities including a new, state of the
art, industry training centre opening in September 2015. The College offers a comprehensive range of technical vocational
training programmes at home and overseas (from Level 2 to Degree level). Programmes are designed specifically around client
requirements and include Process Plant Operations, Instrumentation, Electrical, Mechanical, Auto CAD, Welding, Chemistry,
PLCs. We also offer a wide range of management training programmes that can be readily configured and contextualised for
industry including Institute of Leadership and Management programmes, Middle Management, Supervisory management, team
leading, coaching and mentoring, train the trainer and project management. We also provide a full suite of Health & Safety
programmes including: Nebosh Diploma/Certificate, IOSH Senior Executive, IOSH Working Safely, CCNG Safety Passport.
Senior Management
Zoe Lewis, Principal & CEO
Ian Smith, Director (STEM)
Steve Ankers, Director (Engineering)
Paul Graham, Director (Business Mgmt)
Main Member Contact
Dr Peter Wilson
Managing Director
pj.wilson@mbro.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1642 333 368; (0) 7919 394 734
+44 (0) 1642 333 321
Employees: 800 Education & Training
www.mbro.ac.uk
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METRC
North East Office
Business & Innovation Services
Maple Wing
Mountjoy Centre
Durham
DH1 3LE
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METRC is a university centre applying university research to industry. We pool expertise from universities
across the North of England to help you to accelerate the development of new products and processes in the
following market sectors: Chemicals :: Energy :: Home & Personal Care :: Medicines & Healthcare :: Transport &
Manufacturing.
Funding is available from METRC to help companies to innovate. METRC Innovation awards supports new
research and innovation projects between universities and companies. Please see www.metrc.co.uk for a list of
eligible universities.
Senior Management
Prof Steve Armes, Academic Director
Main Member Contact
Simon Butler
Centre Manager
simon@metrc.co.uk
+44 (0) 114 222 9450
+44 (0) 114 222 9450
Employees: Research
www.metrc.co.uk
The Metal Drum
Company
Denebridge Road
Chilton
County Durham
DL17 0NU
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The Metal Drum Company is a family business that has been manufacturing and supplying steel drums to major
manufacturers in the petro chemical, resin and paint, dye and construction industries, for over 50 years.
Our independence, size and flexibility means that we’re able to respond to a diverse range of customer
requirements quickly. We manufacture drums to order, ranging in capacity from 5 litres to 230 litres with many
being certified to UN Standards for the transportation of hazardous goods.
Senior Management
Sam Britton, General Manager
Main Member Contact
Jon Shepherd
Sales and Marketing Manager
sales@metal-drum.co.uk
+44 (0) 1388 720 391
+44 (0) 1388 720 391
Employees: 75 Contract Manufacturing; Packaging & Printing
www.metal-drum.co.uk
MCE Group
Pennine House
Hurricane Court
Concorde Way
Stockton on Tees
TS18 3TL
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UK based Valve Repair & Shutdown Services. MCE Group plc commenced trading in 1990 offering Valve
Shutdown and Repair Services to the power generation and process industries covering all valve types e.g.
control and safety. In 2006 MCE was acquired by ValvTechnologies Inc. of Houston Texas and as a wholly owned
subsidiary, now offers after sales support services to ValvTechnologies product sales throughout Europe.
In addition, MCE is a major stock holder of ValvTechnologies, who are a leading global supplier of metal-seated
severe service valves, with a proven performance record of providing field tested ZERO LEAKAGE solutions.
Senior Management
David Bowden, Managing Director
Louise Dunstan, Financial Controller
Adrian Thompson, Valves Services
Manager
Main Member Contact
David Bowden
Managing Director
dbowden@mceplc.com
+44 (0) 7976 299 302
+44 (0) 1642 882 211
Employees: 30 Construction; Distributor; Engineering Maintenance
www.mceplc.com
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Mann Teknik AB
Strandvägen 16
SE-542 31
Mariestad
Sweden
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Mann Teknik AB are the world market leaders in the manufacture of Safety DDCouplings and SBCouplings.
We manufacture the full range of Dry Disconnect Couplings and Safety Breakaway Couplings for a clean, safe and spill
free handling of chemicals, gas and cryogenic liquids.
Mann Teknik AB are a Swedish manufacturer who are certified to ISO 9001:2008. The products are CE labelled and are
certified to PED, ATEX, TUV, Apragaz, Veritas and TDT.
All DDCouplings are manufactured in accordance with the internationally recognised NATO STANAG 3756.
Senior Management Main Member Contact
Chris Franks
UK & Ireland Business Development Manager
chris.franks@btinternet.com
+44 (0) 7985 202 886
+44 (0) 7985 202 886
Employees: 2
Consultants - Business & Management; Engineering - Fabrication;
Engineering Equipment
www.mann-tek.com
MACAW
Engineering
Q5 Quorum Business Park
Benton Lane
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE12 8BS
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MACAW Engineering Ltd is a leading independent engineering consultancy working closely with global operators of oil
& gas production facilities, pipelines and utility systems to reduce risk, maintain integrity and extend the service life of
client assets. Situated in North East England, a region renowned for its expertise in pipeline engineering and integrity
management, MACAW is ideally positioned to serve its customers in the UK, Europe and Worldwide. With many of our
Principal Engineering Consultants able to draw on more than 25 years of industry experience in materials, corrosion,
welding and asset integrity, MACAW Engineering applies this knowledge to develop and provide cost-effective solutions
to our clients across the energy sector.
Senior Management
John Healy, General Manager
Carolyn Riley, Finance Manager
Pat Stokes, Technical Sales Manager
Main Member Contact
Francis Harkin
Development Engineer
francis.harkin@macawengineering.com
+44 (0) 7539 383 261
+44 (0) 191 215 4010
Employees: 82
Consultants - EHS & Risk Management; Consultants - Engineering;
Consultants - General; Engineering
www.macawengineering.com
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Solid dose pharmaceutical manufacturer. UK subsidiary of US parent company. Significant exporter.
Senior Management Main Member Contact
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Employees: 400 Pharmaceuticals
www.merck.com
Murgitroyd &
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Collingwood House
3 Collingwood Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 1JW
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Among the largest and most progressive firms of European Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys. Murgitroyd &
Company have extensive experience of working with international organisations from all industrial sectors.
We now have a staff around 250 operating from twelve European offices and U.S. Development & Client
Management offices in Raleigh, NC and in San Francisco, CA . We assist organisations in protecting their
Intellectual Property rights and have a reputation for providing practical, commercially relevant and technically
accurate advice. We also place great emphasis on good service, anticipating potential areas of difficulty and
resolving problems effectively.
Senior Management Main Member Contact
Lucy Johnson
Director, Patents
lucy.johnson@murgitroyd.com
+44 (0) 191 211 3550
+44 (0) 191 211 3550
Employees: 220 Legal & Financial Services
www.murgitroyd.com
My Insurance
Broker
15 Castle Grange
Skelton Green
Saltburn by the Sea
TS12 2DN
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Challenge us to find a better deal on your life insurance, critical illness cover and income protection. Put simply...
we are brokers that specialise in the types of insurance that people use to protect themselves, their family and
mortgage. Established over 10 years, we strive to deliver the kind of service we like to receive. Call us, you’ll be
delighted you did - but don’t take our word for it, please take a moment to view the testimonials on our website.
Virtually all our customers come through word of mouth.
Senior Management
Jon Walker, Director
Rebecca Seal, Office Manager
Main Member Contact
Jon Walker
Director
jon@mib-uk.com
+44 (0) 1287 650 300
+44 (0) 1287 650 300
Employees: Consultants; Legal & Financial Services; Other
www.mib-uk.com
office@mib-uk.com
National Grid
1-3 Strand
London
WC2N 5EH
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National Grid is an internationally recognised leader in the safe development and operation of large capacity, multiuser,
energy transmission systems. In the UK, National Grid owns and operates the electricity and gas transmission
infrastructure at the centre of Britain’s energy system and in the North Eastern states of the USA, National Grid
provides gas and electricity directly to millions of customers. National Grid Gas runs Britain’s high pressure gas
transmission system as well as four of its eight gas distribution networks, delivering gas to 11 million homes and
businesses. National Grid Electricity Transmission runs Britain’s electricity transmission system. National Grid also
owns and operates a number of other energy related business in the UK, including LNG importation facilities and
National Grid Carbon Limited.
Senior Management Main Member Contact
Dave Bevan
CCS Projects
+44 (0) 1926 653 401
+44 (0) 1926 653 401
Employees: 10,000 Utilities & Facilities Management
www.nationalgrid.com
MP Storage &
Blending
Deepwater Whalf
Dockside Road
Middesbrough
TS3 8AS
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Over the last forty years MP Storage & Blending Ltd, has built a first class reputation for bulk liquid storage,
toll blending and filling. In recent years significant investment has been targeted at developing complete
outsourcing solutions from Laboratory development and raw material supplies through to onward delivery
and shipping. We currently provide UK and overseas customers with cost effective and flexible outsourcing
solutions to shorten supply chains, increase efficiencies and reduce costs. The site is accredited to ISO
9001 (Quality), 14001 (Environment), 18001 (Health & Safety), has COMAH status and can store materials
transported under waste transfer regulations.
Senior Management
Darran Ledsom, Business Dev.t Manager
Mike Goodwin, Group Operations
Manager
Main Member Contact
Darran Ledsom
Business Development Manager
dledsom@mpstorage.com
+44 (0) 754 066 6709
+44 (0) 1642 244 125
Employees: 23 Contract Manufacturing; Logistics
www.mpstorage.com
sales@mpstorage.com
MSA - The Safety
Company
Lochard House
Linnet Way
Strathclyde Business Park
Bellshill
ML4 3RA
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Established in 1914, MSA is the world’s leading manufacturer of safety products designed to protect people
throughout the world. Many MSA products, while simple to use and maintain, are sophisticated in design in
that they typically integrate any combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to
protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations. MSA employs approximately 5,000 associates,
and maintain operations including manufacturing on five continents, which help protect lives in more than 140
countries worldwide. Specialties are Safety Product Manufacturing, Gas and Flame Detection, Head Protection,
Fall Protection, Respiratory Protection, Eye/Face/Hearing Protection, Thermal Imaging Cameras.
Senior Management
Matthew Wilmot, Industrial Sales Leader
- Europe
Gary Bendoris, Industrial Sales Leader
- UK
Main Member Contact
Gary Buckingham
Business Development Executive
gary.buckingham@msasafety.com
+44 (0) 7836 771 751
+44 (0) 1698 573 357
Employees: 9
Consumer Products; Contract Manufacturing; EHS & Risk Assessment;
Engineering Equipment
www.MSAsafety.com
Mineral & Chemical
Services
1 Brittania House
Point Pleasant Industrial Estate
Wallsend
Tyne & Wear
NE28 6HA
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Mineral & Chemical Services Ltd, established in 2005, is a business sourcing and supplying specialised
processed minerals to a variety of industries. Mineral & Chemical Services are recognised as a professional
organisation with highly experienced personnel and have gained representation and distribution agreements with
a number of internationally known mineral & chemical processing companies.
Senior Management
Carole Arthur
MD
Main Member Contact
Patrick Hegarty
MD
patrickhegarty@mineral-services.co.uk
+44 (0) 191 262 3311
+44 (0) 191 262 3311
Employees: Fine & Speciality Products
www.minchemical.co.uk
MMI Engineering
The Brew House
Wilderspool Park
Greenall’s Avenue
Warrington
WA4 6HL
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MMI provides technical and scientific services to help manage risk - whether resulting from man-made or natural
hazards. This is carried out by the application of expertise drawn from a range of scientific and engineering
backgrounds. We provide consultancy services to a wide range of industries including Oil & Gas, Nuclear,
Renewable Energy, Petrochemical, Defense & Security and Aerospace. With offices spanning all the major time
zones we provide clients around the globe with a huge variety of technical services delivered with a continuous
commitment to meet and exceed client’s requirements. Part of the Geosyntec family of companies.
Senior Management
Simon Thurlbeck
Managing Director
Main Member Contact
Tony Byrne
Principal Consultant
tbyrne@mmiengineering.com
+44 (0) 1642 438 182
+44 (0) 1925 230 655
Employees: 54 Consultants - Engineering; Consultants - EHS & Risk Management
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Woolsington
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Newcastle International Airport is the largest airport in the North East. The airport serves a catchment area of
the North East, South Scotland, Cumbria, and North Yorkshire and contributes around £400 million directly
into the regional economy every year. In 2013, over 4.4 million customers passed through its doors. Newcastle
International connects to around 80 destinations directly and provides customers with access to a wider global
network through London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin and Dubai. Full flight information and airport news is
available at www.newcastleairport.com, on Twitter at @NCLairport, and on Facebook at Facebook.com/nclairport.
Senior Management
Dave Laws, Chief Executive
Graeme Mason, Planning and Corporate
Affairs Director
Chris Sanders, Aviation Dev.t Director
Main Member Contact
Corporate Affairs Team
aviation@newcastleinternational.co.uk
+44 (0) 871 882 1121
+44 (0) 871 882 1121
Employees: 300 Logistics; EHS & Risk Assessment
www.newcastleairport.com
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College
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Engineering & Science
Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 7SA
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Newcastle College has 30,000+ students, an investment programme of £250m in facilities, and our student
services team has Matrix accreditation, provides IAG, and we are the STEMPOINT contract holder for Tyne &
Wear. Our School of Construction Engineering & Science enjoys close and productive links with companies and
other stakeholders, offering a full range of provision. Recognising the specific needs of the process industry,
Newcastle College facilities include a clean room and a process plant on site and it offers a broad range of
qualifications and training.
Senior Management
Carole Kitching, Principal
Andy Stephenson, Director Construction
Engineering & Science
Main Member Contact
Rob Storey
Business Development Manager
rob.storey@ncl-coll.ac.uk
+44 (0) 191 200 4438
+44 (0) 191 200 4000
Employees: Education & Training
www.newcastlecollege.co.uk
Newcastle
University
School of Chemistry
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU
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The School of Chemistry provides a broad range of expertise from the desig n and synthesis of molecules and
materials through to process development and optimisation, providing an ideal platform for interdisciplinary innovation.
Areas of research include catalysis; biological and medicinal chemistry; chemical nanoscience and advanced
materials, and electrochemical systems .The School provides Bachelor and Masters degrees in Chemistry,and
postgraduate and postdoctoral research opportunities over a wide range of chemical disciplines. With its new full
time Outreach Officer and its new dedicated laboratory, the opportunity is available for local schools to maximise their
capability to teach chemistry. The facilities are also available for local lndustry and there is a full consulting service.
Senior Management
Prof. Anthony Harriman
Dr Christine Bleasdale
Main Member Contact
Dr Christine Bleasdale
Deputy Head of School of Chemistry
christine.bleasdale@ncl.ac.uk
+44 (0) 191 208 7070
+44 (0) 191 222 7102
Employees: Analytical Services; Education & Training; Research
www.ncl.ac.uk/chem
NewChem
Technologies
NewChem Technologies
Holly Lodge
Whitesmocks
Durham
DH1 4LH
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NewChem Technologies offers Contract R&D to life science markets. The company’s core technology is organic
chemistry which is coupled with extensive process know-how and backed by a comprehensive range of analytical
support services.
NewChem Technolgies offers Contract R&D Services for the development of new products and processes and for
problem solving. Specific market sectors are: • Pharma Products • Fine Chemicals • Diagnostics
Senior Management
Dr Bob Tyson
Managing Director
Main Member Contact
Dr Bob Tyson
Managing Director
sales@newchemtechnologies.com
+44 (0) 191 375 7294
+44 (0) 191 375 7294
Employees: 16 Fine & Speciality Products; Pharmaceuticals, Research
www.newchemtechnologies.com
NFPAS Auctions
Higham House
New Bridge Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8AN
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The NFPA Group has been at the forefront of online auctions within the electricity market for over 10 years.
Through its e-POWER and e-ROC trading platforms NFPA auctions annually on behalf of generators
approaching £500m of electricity and Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs).
The auctions are a great way for generators to access the whole electricity supply market gaining better prices
than can be achieved through traditional bilateral power purchase agreements (PPAs).
Senior Management
Russ Crowther, Financial Director
Stuart Stephens, Commercial Director
Main Member Contact
Stuart Stephens
Commercial Director
stuart.stephens@nfpa.co.uk
+44 (0) 191 245 7340
+44 (0) 191 245 7330
Employees: 10 Bioresources & Renewables; Other
www.nfpas-auctions.co.uk
NHS Innovations
North
1 Hylton Park
Wessington Way
Sunderland
Tyne & Wear
SR5 3HD
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NHS Innovations North is part of a national network of NHS Innovation Hubs. Established in 2001, the hub
champions the cause of healthcare innovation as well as identifying, developing and commercialising intellectual
property (IP) which has been created by NHS employees.
NHS Innovations North works with NHS staff in the North east to identify and protect ‘Bright Ideas’ including
innovative services and devices that could be commercialised or shared to improve patient care. The team
provides guidance and support from the early stages of the idea through to development and final product launch
in the marketplace.
Senior Management Main Member Contact
Sarah Black
Communications Manager
sarah.black@nhsinnovationsnorth.org.uk
+44 (0) 191 516 4400
+44 (0) 191 516 4400
Employees: Biotechnology (Medical); Business Support
www.nhsinnovationsnorth.org.uk
National Skills
Academy Process
Industries
5 Pioneer Court
Morton Palms Business Park
Darlington
DL1 4WD
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The National Skills Academy Process Industries exists to increase skills and competence across the UK Process
Industry sector. We help employers drive organisational performance and deliver skills return on investment
through our Competence Assurance portfolio, process safety and industry specific courses. Our Academy
accredited provider network enables employers to access quality training that meets with their requirements
and geographic location. It is our mission to ensure that the process industries have sufficient highly skilled
employees to maintain fundamental economic growth both regionally and nationally.
Senior Management
Philip Jones, Chief Executive
Dr Ian Mains, Business Dev.t Director
Neil Smith, Skills Development Director
Roger Langford, Account Director
Main Member Contact
Dr Ian Mains
Business Development Director
i.mains@process.nsacademy.co.uk
+44 (0) 1325 740 900
+44 (0) 1325 740 900
Employees: 19 Business Support; Education & Training
www.process.nsacademy
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NECC (North
East Chamber of
Commerce)
Aykley Heads Business Centre
Durham
DH1 5TS
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NECC is a business membership organisation which has the region’s best interests at heart. With over 4,000
member businesses, representing over a third of the region’s workforce, it has more member companies with
200 employees than any other business membership group in the region. NECC represents businesses across
all industries and sectors, from start-ups to established businesses, sole traders to PLCs. It provides operational
support, which includes training and export documentation services to businesses trading internationally. NECC
is also the largest independent training provider in the region, with a success rate of 90% compared to the
national average of 76%.
Senior Management
James Ramsbotham, Chief Executive
Main Member Contact
Brian Dakers
Export Services Manager
brian.dakers@necc.co.uk
+44 (0) 8450 768 305
+44 (0) 300 303 6322
Employees: 150 Business Support
www.necc.co.uk
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Lloyds Court
56 Grey Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 6AH
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Northern Recruitment Group (NRG) is a dynamic, entrepreneurial recruitment services and HR solutions business
with offices in Newcastle upon Tyne, Teesside and Yorkshire. NRG’s Technical division is a multidiscipline
business with dedicated consultants who specialise in recruitment for industrial, professional and executive roles
within the Process and Renewable Energy sectors; including engineering, scientific, operations, supply chain,
finance, HR & IT. NRG has an extensive network, a strong candidate database and an excellent track record with
leading industry brands.
Senior Management
Therese Liddle, Group Managing Director
Chris Bone, Head Of PSG
Chris Olsen, Business Manager, Engineering & Technical
Main Member Contact
Chris Olsen
Business Manager, Engineering & Technical
chrisolsen@nrgplc.com
+44 (0) 191 2321222
+44 (0) 191 232 1222
Employees: 100 Recruitment
www.nrgplc.com
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NNFCC
Biocentre
Innovation Way
York Science Park
Heslington
York YO10 5DG
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NNFCC is a leading international consultancy with expertise on the conversion of biomass to bioenergy, biofuels
and bio-based products. Our award-winning services help industry solve complex business challenges and
provide valued evidence for policy makers. The NNFCC team has a broad blend of skills providing a unique
perspective on the development of the bioeconomy, the interaction between energy, fuel and material markets
and the importance of environmental and social impacts.
Senior Management
Dr Jeremy Tomkinson
Chief Executive Officer
Lead Consultant – Biofuels
Main Member Contact
Dr Adrian Higson
+44 (0) 1904 435 182 Executive: Lead Consultant - Biobased Products
Employees: 12 Bioresources & Renewables
www.nnfcc.co.uk
Nortech
Solutions
Evolution 6B
Wynyard Park
Billingham
TS22 5TB
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Nortech Solutions Ltd, along with sister company Nortech Oil and Gas Ltd, provide flexible and proactive
multidiscipline Engineering design, Procurement and construction management assistance solutions (EPcma)
from our offices, at Wynyard on Teesside. Our team of professionals have an enviable record of successful
project delivery and client satisfaction including:
• Basic Engineering (BE), Concept Engineering (CE) and Detailed Engineering (DE) for the petrochemical,
chemical, energy, steel and oil and gas industries
• Upgrading of a Gas Making facility including new DCS control system
• On-going upgrades to the utilities infrastructure and power plant at the Wilton site, Teesside
Senior Management
Mr Bryan Bunn, Managing Director
Mr Richard Skilbeck, Bus. Delivery Mgr.
Mr Gerry Shaw, QHSE Manager
Mrs Gill Johnson, Senior Administrator
Main Member Contact
Richard Skilbeck
Business Delivery Manager
richard.skilbeck@nortech-solutions.co.uk
+44 (0) 1740 644 283
+44 (0) 1740 644 283
Employees: 75 Consultants - Engineering; Design; Engineering; Recruitment
enquiries@nortech-solutions.co.uk
North Functional
Safety
Management
Springboard Business Centre
24 Ellerbeck Way
Stokesley Business Park
Stokesley
TS9 5JZ
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North Functional Safety Management Limited provides a professional independent consultancy service. We
specialise in corporate and project functional safety management and competency management for functional
safety. Our prime objective is to work with engineering and operating companies to develop their functional safety
management systems towards gaining compliance with international standard IEC 61508 and IEC 61511.
We also offer a range of services including independent assessments and audits and provide functional safety
training for all levels. We Have experience of working in the Defence, Nuclear, Oil & Gas (including Subsea),
Process, Iron & Steel and Energy industrial sectors.
Senior Management
Bob North
Director & Senior Consultant
Main Member Contact
Bob North
Director & Senior Consultant
bob.north@northfsm.co.uk
+44 (0) 7780 437 094
+44 (0) 7780 437 094
Employees: Consultants - EHS & Risk Management
www.nortech-solutions.co.uk
NKA Public
Affairs
22 Quay Level
St Peters Wharf
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE6 1TZ
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NKA are passionate about communications and politics, and understanding the importance of dialogue with all
stakeholders, we offer an uncompromising commitment to our clients. With more than two decades of experience
in politics and business, we have the contacts and knowledge needed to develop and implement bespoke public
affairs campaigns and communication strategies. NKA will deliver real value and a return on investment by:
• Ensuring maximum impact from your communications with government and other policy influencers.
• Building and maintaining positive dialogue with your key audiences.
We have a proven track record of developing and implementing effective influencing and engagement campaigns.
Senior Management
Nick Kemp, Managing Director
Main Member Contact
Nick Kemp
Managing Director
nick@nka-pa.com
+44 (0) 191 275 9779
+44 (0) 191 275 9779
Employees: 1 Business Support; Consultants – General; Event Management, Marketing & PR
www.nka-pa.com
NOF Energy
1st Floor Thames House
Mandale Business Park
Belmont Industrial Estate
County Durham
DH1 1TH
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NOF Energy is a highly proactive business development organisation working on behalf of our member
companies within the oil, gas, nuclear and offshore renewables sectors. With over 470 members we actively
work to identify global opportunities within these sectors and work with our members to help them secure a
share of them.
Senior Management
George Rafferty, Chief Executive
Joanne Leng MBE, Deputy Chief Executive
Clare Weirs, Director Business Services
Main Member Contact
Paul Livingstone
Business Development Manager
plivingstone@nofenergy.co.uk
+44 (0) 191 384 6464
+44 (0) 191 384 6464
Employees: 11 Business Support
www.nofenergy.co.uk
business@nofenergy.co.uk
Nigel Wright
Recruitment
Lloyds Court
78 Grey Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 6AF
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For over 25 years, Nigel Wright Recruitment has been a trusted recruitment partner to the North East business
community. Its brand is highly regarded in the region and the business has a track record of finding the best
talent for North East businesses, across a broad range of sectors and disciplines. Internationally, Nigel Wright is
now regarded as a leading Consumer Recruitment Group and has a network of offices throughout Europe.
Our business in the North East also serves the Industrial and Manufacturing, Business and Professional
services, Scientific, Digital and Creative and Public Sectors. The team recruits at all levels from graduate to
board level appointments.
Senior Management
Mark Simpson, Director
Peter Neal, Senior Manager
Alistair Moore, Managing Consultant
Main Member Contact
Ian Scott-Bell
Marketing and Business Development Manager
ian.scott-bell@nigelwright.com
+44 (0) 191 269 0769
+44 (0) 191 222 0770
Employees: 105 Recruitment
www.nigelwright.com/
NISP Network
44 Imperial Court
Kings Norton Business Centre
Pershore Road Sout
Birminhgam B30 3ES
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NISP Network is all about ‘Connecting Industry and Creating Opportunity’ for business; helping companies cut
disposal, storage and transport costs as well as generating sales by adding value to previously under-used or
discarded resources. The NISP Network identifies mutually profitable links or synergies between its business
members that results in underutilised or under valued resources from one company (materials, energy, water or
logistics) being recovered, reprocessed where necessary, and reused elsewhere in the industrial network.
Senior Management
Peter Laybourn, Chief Executive
Main Member Contact
Ian Humphreys
Director of Operations
ian.humphreys@international-synergies.com
+44 (0) 121 433 2660
+44 (0) 845 094 9501
Employees: 20 Consultants - Business & Management; Waste Management & Recycling
www.NISPnetwork.com
info@NISPnetwork.com
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Darlington
Regional Offices
Newcastle & Leeds
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A specialist in company employee relocation services with offices in Newcastle, Darlington and Leeds, covering
the North of England. Already providing solutions for a number of major public and private sector organisations,
Pafena will manage the entire employee relocation process from start to finish including - initial contact with
employee, orientation/familiarisation tours, research for schools, property to rent or purchase, accompanied
viewings, negotiations to acquire the chosen property, removals/shipping and resettlement support services.
Pafena will work to clients agreed budget, time frames, location and specific requirements. Accredited by the
Association of Relocation Professionals and Association of Professional Inventory Providers.
Senior Management
Lesley Hubbard, Partner
Stephen Hubbard, Partner
Main Member Contact
Stephen Hubard
Partner
shubbard@pafena.com
+44 (0) 191 6030 977
+44 (0) 191 6030 977
Employees: Business Support; Consultants - Human Resources; Other
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Nova Pangaea
Technologies
An Sciobol Spital
Cloyne
County Cork
Republic of Ireland
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Nova Pangaea Technologies’ Ligno-cellulosic Conversion Technology will reduce the global economy’s
dependence on crude oil by freeing up, at scale and maximum efficiency, the capacity of the world’s sustainable
biomass to supply liquid fuels, chemicals and electricity, while creating new economies for developed and
developing countries in the supply chain. Our current stage of development is the construction of a commercial
scale demonstration plant which will test a comprehensive range of tropical and temperate biomass feedstocks
and provide certification data for a planned pipeline of commercial scale licensee implementations.
Senior Management
Ed Wilson, Chief Executive & Project Dir.
John Nicholas, Founder & Commercial
Director
Peter North, Founder & Technical
Development Director
Main Member Contact
John Nicholas
Director
j.nicholas@novapangaea.com
+44 (0) 7766 044 231
+44 (0) 7766 044 231
Employees: 6 Bioresources & Renewables; Engineering
www.novapangaea.com
info@novapangaea.com
Organic
Engineering
Solutions
Unit 14 Roseberry Court
Stokesley Business Park
Stokesley
North Yorkshire
TS9 5QT
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Organic Engineering Solutions Limited works with IOC (International Oil Companies) primarily in Africa and with local
content there. Including working in advocacy alongside senior government principals as well as NGO principals. Working
within this area alongside community leaders and international security partners, we are well versed and diversified
in various areas of the Oil & Gas industry. Including human resources, Oil Leakage clean up technology (indigenous
bacteria and enzymes) that fully remediate oil/contaminant leakage. We also work with leading scientific experts within
the UK, USA and Asia. We have strong technical partners in agriculture and horticulture, in Oil & Gas, in security, in
research of new technology, in supply of human resources, and in product manufacturing.
Senior Management
Phillip Boyle, Director
Sophia Gowland, Accounts Manager
Main Member Contact
Phillip Boyle
Director
phi|lip@organicengineeringsolutions.com
+44 (0) 1642 714 632
+44 (0) 1642 714 632
Employees: 2 Biotechnoogy (Industrial); Consultants - Engineering; Distributor; Energy
www.organicengineering
solutions.com
sophia@organicengineering
solutions.com
Optimal Asset
Management
Limited
Portland House
Belmont Business Park
Durham
County Durham
DH1 1TW
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Experience a different, better result: OAML are a highly experienced team of results orientated implementation
specialists with a commitment to improving asset management and reliability. Accustomed to working on COMAH
sites, OAML have brought programme and project management skills to Steelmaking, Oil & Gas, Chemicals
and Engineering companies. OAML works at all levels to translate strategy into operational results and improve
the effectiveness of organisations. The cornerstone of OAML’s delivery of asset management programmes is
underpinned by improving management systems and processes and special emphasis on management skills,
confidence and behaviours. In addition, organisation structures are reinforced to ensure sustainability of results.
Senior Management Main Member Contact
Harold Parrott
Director
info@oaml.co.uk
+44 (0) 191 375 5725
+44 (0) 191 375 5725
Employees: 2
Consultants - Business & Management; Consultants - Productivity & Resource Efficiency;
Project Management
www.oaml.co.uk
Employees: 3,040
Northumbrian
Water
Abbey Road
Pity Me
Durham
DH1 5FJ
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Northumbrian Water is one of the UK’s major water and waste water companies serving over 80,000 industrial
and commercial customers across the North East. It specialises in the strategic management of water and waste
water services, tailored to meet the individual needs of its customers. In addition to delivering water and waste
water solutions, Northumbrian Water is able to offer a range of products and services to help your business
reduce water and wastewater costs, maintain and develop your site’s water and wastewater infrastructure,
improve your site’s compliance and develop people.
Senior Management
Heidi Mottram, CEO
Chris Johns, Finance Director
Maxine Mayhew, Commercial Director
Graham Neave, Operations Director.
Main Member Contact
Marjory Houseman
Business Customer Manager
marjory.houseman@nwl.co.uk
+44 (0) 191 301 6158
+44 (0) 845 717 1100
Utilities & Facilities Management
www.nwl.co.uk
Oranmore
Environmental
Services
Rawfolds Way
Bradford Road
Cleckheaton
West Yorkshire
BD19 5LH
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Oranmore Environmental Services provide specialist solutions to the water, construction, manufacturing, chemical,
pharmaceutical, food, petrochemical and gas industries. We deliver an extremely high standard of work offering
minimum downtime and disruption to our clients. Oranmore stands for quality, innovation, value for money and excellent
customer experience. Our partnership approach creates a unified culture based on a passion for unlimited success. Our
services include but are not limited to:
• Specialist coatings • Structural rehabilitation • Infiltration engineering • CCTV surveys
• Ground stabilisation • High pressure jetting • Drain repairs • No dig repairs
• Tank and vessel cleaning Vacuumation.
Our team of highly trained individuals are dedicated to providing the best possible service. We pride ourselves on
quality, Health and Safety and Environmental policies.
Senior Management
Tom McGrath, Director
Main Member Contact
John Richmond, Business Development Manager
john@oranmore-esl.co.uk
+44 (0) 7889 540 251
+44 (0) 330 111 0007
Employees: 11 Other
www.oranmore-esl.co.uk
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Northstar
Ventures
5th Floor Maybrook House
27-35 Grainger Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 5JE
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Northstar Ventures brings together a specialist team from a range of science, technology and financial
backgrounds. Committed to the highest standards of professionalism, our investment managers provide value
added specialist venture capability for innovative companies with a high potential for growth. Northstar Ventures
works closely with entrepreneurs at every stage of their company’s development and maximises growth and
returns for investors by building high quality innovative businesses in sectors as diverse as nanotechnology,
communications, ICT, biotechnology, healthcare, chemicals, processing and renewable energy.
Senior Management
Alasdair Greig, Director
Ian Richards, Director
Main Member Contact
Jennifer Muldoon
Jennifer.Muldoon@northstarventures.co.uk
+44 (0) 191 229 2770
+44 (0) 191 229 2770
Employees: Business Support
www.northstarventures.co.uk
enquiries@northstarventures
.co.uk
Northumbria
University
Ellison Building
Ellison Place
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST
Categories:
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Northumbria University is the largest University in North East England with a significant global presence. We
provide innovative research and knowledge exchange, as well as employer-focused education and customised
training that address the needs of industry and government organisations. All of these activities lead to
the initiation and development of collaborations and partnerships with industry and the community at local,
national and international levels. Our experience of working with chemical, petrochemical, speciality chemical,
pharmaceutical, polymer, biotechnology, automotive, food and other manufacturing industries (over 1000 clients
worldwide) has resulted in the University’s export of research, education and expert technical and policy advice
accounting for 20% of its annual turnover.
Senior Management
Prof Andrew Wathey, Vice-Chancellor
Prof Ian Postlethwaite, Dep. V. Chancellor
Lucy Winskell, Pro Vice Chancellor
Main Member Contact
Dr Justin Perry
Enterprise Fellow, Health and Life Sciences
justin.perry@northumbria.ac.uk
+44 (0) 191 227 3554
+44 (0) 191 243 7313
Consultants; Education and Training; Business Support; Research
www.northumbria.ac.uk
Employees: 1,000+
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PD Ports
17/27 Queen’s Square
Middlesbrough
TS2 1AH
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PD Ports is an award-winning ports and logistics business based in the North East of England with operations
throughout the UK. PD Ports owns and operates Teesport, the best connected feeder port in the UK and the
North East’s premier container port. The Port of Hartlepool is also owned and operated by PD Ports which
is a prime location for the renewable energy sector and was the preferred choice for EDF Renewables Ltd’s
Teesside Offshore Windfarm project, which went live in 2013. All of PD Ports’ services are complemented by its
comprehensive logistics offering delivered through PD Logistics and PD Portcentric Logistics.
Senior Management
Jerry Hopkinson, Managing Director -
Bulks and Port Services
Ken Smith, Operations Director - Bulks
Main Member Contact
David Varey, General Manager
Conservancy & Port Development
david.varey@pdports.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 277 563
+44 (0) 1642 877 000
Employees: 1,200+ Logistics
www.pdports.co.uk
PCF Solutions
Halifax House
Falcon Court
Westland Way
Stockton on Tees
TS18 3TU
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PCF Solutions Limited (“PCF”) was formed in 2007 to provide a range of specialist professional services based
upon the extensive experience of the management team. The management of PCF prides itself on taking a
proactive approach with clients and aims to provide business solutions to their specific challenges, however large
or small. Over the past 20 years, the management of PCF has acted as principals, commercial/financial advisors
as well project managers and business turnaround experts for a number of chemical process and bioresource
based projects and ventures across the globe.
Senior Management
Stephen Padgett, Managing Director
Main Member Contact
Stephen Padgett
Managing Director
stephen.padgett@pcfslimited.com
+44 (0) 1642 674 085
+44 (0) 1642 674 085
Employees: 5
Business Support; Consultants - Business & Management; Consultants - Human Resources;
Consultants - Productivity & Resource Efficiency
www.pcfslimited.com
enquiries@pcfslimited.com
Parsons
Brinckerhoff
Stephenson House
High Force Road
Riverside Park
Middlesbrough
TS2 1RH
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Parsons Brinckerhoff is a global consulting firm assisting public and private clients to plan, develop, design, construct,
operate and maintain critical infrastructure around the world. The Major Projects & Commercial Services business unit
provides high quality project control and consultancy services. We specialise in annual maintenance programmes,
overhauls, turnarounds and capital projects and are skilled in all aspects of an investment life cycle.
Operating from Teesside, we provide a tailored and professional approach to meet the needs of North East, UK and
international based clients via innovative, cost effective solutions. With approximately 150 offices around the world,
Parsons Brinckerhoff can provide in-country resources and expertise to clients venturing into new geographies, as
well as a full range of services in the domestic market.
Senior Management
Richard Neal, Operations Director
Roy Hedger, Business Development Director
Jerry Catterall, Account Director
Stuart Gunn, Account Director
Main Member Contact
Richard Neal
Operations Director, Major Projects
& Commercial Services’
richard.neal@pbworld.com; +44 (0) 1642 356 688
+44 (0) 1642 356 688
Employees: 3,500
Consultants; Consultants - Engineering; Consultants - EHS & Risk Management;
Project Management
www.pbworld.com
roy.hedger@pbworld.com
Paul Frost Media
Annagry House
22B High Street
Bishopton
Stockton on Tees
TS21 1HA
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We specialise in the production of DVDs and Website Films including health and safety, induction and product
awareness. Paul Frost Media also offers bespoke media training courses. We have recently launched an
innovative software system for project managers.
Senior Management
Paul Frost, Managing Director
Main Member Contact
Paul Frost
Managing Director
paulfrostmedia@aol.com
+44 (0) 7774 682 288
+44 (0) 7774 682 288
Employees: 3 Education & Training; Event Management, Marketing & PR; Software Solutions
www.paulfrostmedia.co.uk
Parkland
Engineering
Unit 3 Chollerton Drive
North Tyne Industrial Estate
Whitley Road
Benton
Newcastle
NE12 9SZ
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Parkland Engineering is one of the few remaining quality UK hose manufacturers specialising in supplying the
petrochemical, process, automotive & mining industries. We currently advise many of the UK’s leading chemical
sites regarding their flexible hose solutions, as well as on site testing facilities carried out by fully qualified
“unsupervised Passport to safety” trained staff. Offering a fully traceable electronic hose management service,
Parkland are both ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 approved. Parkland have branches located in Teesside, Newcastle,
Carlisle, Glasgow & Aberdeen, all fully equipped with comprehensive hose stocks, together with assembly and
test equipment to meet your requirements.
Senior Management
Doug Sutherland, Managing Director
Jim Black, Sales Director
Neil Colman, Marketing Director
Main Member Contact
Neil Colman MA:MCMI
Marketing Director
neil@parkland-eng.co.uk
+44 (0) 191 270 9730
+44 (0) 191 270 9730
Employees: 46 Contract Manufacturing; Engineering Equipment; Engineering Maintenance
www.parkland-eng.co.uk
Parker domnick
hunter
Durham Road
Birtley
County Durham
DH3 2SF
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Parker domnick hunter provides fully supported, high-purity bioprocessing solutions that speed up development
times, increase efficiency and safety, and guarantee reproducible product quality. The portfolio has been
expanded with the addition of SciLog Inc and now combines filtration and separation, disposable bag systems
and sensors, and automated single-use solutions.
Parker domnick hunter’s single-use product range is supported by a dedicated international team of
biopharmaceutical specialists.
Senior Management
David Coatsworth, Operations Manager
Mike Brailsford, General Manager
Main Member Contact
Keith Wadge
Sales Engineer
keith.wadge@parker.com
+44 (0) 191 410 5121
+44 (0) 191 410 5121
Employees: 250 Engineering Equipment
www.parker.com/dhsingleuse
dhprocess@parker.com
The Parker
Consultancy
7, Kew Gardens
Norton
Stockton on Tees
TS20 1QE
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The Parker Consultancy was established in 2001, and operates at the interface of industry and academia.
Activity largely involves technology and knowledge transfer not only university to industry, but also corporate to
business and business to business. Projects undertaken include coordination of major collaborative programmes,
customer appreciation surveys, sector analysis of R&D capability and project management training. The principal
consultant is a member of the European Industry Research Managers Association and the Industrial Research
Institute (USA).
Senior Management
Dr David Parker
Main Member Contact
Dr David Parker
david.g.parker@ntlworld.com
+44 (0) 1642 352 562
+44 (0) 1642 352 562
Employees:
Consultants - Business & Management; Education & Training; Project Management;
Research
Paramount Power
and Data
Belmont Industrial Estate
Belmont
County Durham
DH1 1TN
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Paramount Power and Data are a UK leader in the design, installation and support of Intelligent Network
infrastructure and IP Security.
Based in the Centre of County Durham and servicing a wide range of diverse sectors throughout the UK;
Paramount are in a key position to become your cabling partner of choice, We pride ourselves on the capabilities
and knowledge our team implement on a daily basis and our clients rely on us to deliver what we promise.
Senior Management
Ian Brown, Managing Director
Kane Hobson, Technical Director
Andrew Marshall, Operations Director
Steven Carrol, Senior Project Engineer
Main Member Contact
Ian Brown
Managing Director
ib@paramountpd.com
+44 (0) 7833 469 192
+44 (0) 845 6399 588
Employees: 14 Consultants - IT & Telecoms; Other
www.paramountpd.com
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Healthcare (UK)
Whalton Road
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 3YA
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Piramal Healthcare is a leading pharmaceutical, supplying pharmaceutical product and across all international
markets. The site at Morpeth is approved by all the major regulatory bodies including MHRA and FDA and offers
the capability to manufacture Phase I - III clinical trials materials, clinical trials packaging and distribution through
to commercial volumes of API and solid dosage drug products, either as bulk or in end user packaging. We are
dedicated to offering a full service across the whole product lifecycle and from the API to final drug product; all
from a single location.
Senior Management
Chris Leahy, Finance Director
Amanda Race, Quality Director
Lesley Whittle, HR Director
Main Member Contact
Aidan Walker
Head UK Operations
aidan.walker@piramal.com
+44 (0) 7880 741 390
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Employees: 410 Pharmaceuticals
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Plenary Project
Solutions
Plenary BV House
Queens Square
Middlesbrough
TS2 1PA
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Plenary Project Solutions Ltd (PPSL) provides specialist services to Onshore Process and Offshore Oil & Gas
industries throughout the UK, Europe and World wide. We deliver the personnel, systems and solutions for the
expedient performance of systems construction, Project Completions, Commissioning, Setting-to-work and Safety
Management. We specialise in the design, construction and commissioning of Heavy Industrial Process plant,
FPSO’s & Offshore Units and Installations for the Oil & Gas industry.
Senior Management
Andy Popple, Business Director
Jo Watts, HR and Accounts Manager
Main Member Contact
Danny McGlade
Managing Director
dannymcglade@plenary-projects.com
+44 (0) 7796 932 779
+44 (0) 1642 246 222
Employees: Construction; Engineering; Project Management
www.plenary-projects.com
vacancies@plenary-projects.com
Plaxica
Imperial College Incubator
Level 1 Bessemer Building
Imperial College
London
SW7 2AZ
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Plaxica : Working together to deliver transformational biopolymer technology.
Plaxica is a technology and licensing company focused on the production of next generation biopolymers and
platform chemicals from renewable resources. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in London and
Wilton. The pilot plant was built at Wilton in 2012.
Plaxica’s polymers are a range of polylactic acid (PLA) based materials which have excellent physical properties,
a small environmental footprint, are fully recyclable and are cost competitive with current oil-based alternatives.
Senior Management
Steve Donegan, Director of Engineering
Dunstan Cooke, Business Director
Ed Marshall, Director of Research
Main Member Contact
Phil Goodier
CEO
p.goodier@plaxica.com
+44 (0) 7789 984 893
+44 (0) 20 7594 3575
Employees: 25
Bioresources & Renewables; Fine & Speciality Products; Petrochemical &
Commodity Chemicals
www.plaxica.com
info@plaxica.com
Pipetech BI
Dinsdale House
North Sea Supply Base
Riverside Park Road
Middlesbrough
TS2 1UT
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Pipetech is a specialised & innovative service company utilizing ‘cutting edge’ high pressure water technology to
remove scale & debris from tubes, pipes & process equipment. The ability to operate our systems remotely using
data technology provides an extra level of safety, unmatched by other similar systems. Pipetech’s technology
gives fast, results using only water as the cutting medium, thus negating the need for potentially harmful
chemicals. Pipetech cleans to such a high standard, that often the clean frequency is reduced dramatically,
potentially saving our clients millions in lost production and maintenance costs.
Senior Management
Tom A Larsen
Managing Director
Main Member Contact
Tom A Larsen
Managing Director
tom@pipetech.no
+47 90525392
+47 90525392
Employees: 1
Engineering Maintenance; Utilities & Facilities Management;
Waste Management & Recycling
www.pipetech.no
Perry Process
Equipment
Station Road
Aycliffe Industrial Park
Newton Aycliffe
Co.Durham
DL5 6EQ
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The trusted market experts for used process equipment. Perry Process Equipment Ltd is one of the world’s
largest dealers of used processing equipment for the Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Food, Brewing and Cosmetics
markets, amongst many others. With over 25,000 items of stock across our global locations we are confident we
can help you source the equipment you need. Perry has been buying and selling used equipment since 1932, so
contact us with your requirements and let us do the searching for you.
Senior Management
Paul Cook, Purchasing & Valuation Manager
Richard Driver, U.K. Sales Manager
Carlo Ragusa, European Sales Manager
Julie Morris, European Sales Manager
Dan Smith, European Sales Manager
Main Member Contact
Darren Bentham
Managing Director
+44 (0) 1325 315 111 dbentham@perryprocess.co.uk
Employees: 19 Engineering Equipment
www.perryprocess.co.uk
dbentham@perryprocess.co.uk
picme
Orbital 24
Oldham Street
Denton
Manchester
M34 3SU
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Set up originally to help Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Plastic and Polymer based companies to improve their
competiveness, picme has a proven track record in supporting organisations to improve their business performance
through the active engagement and development of people at levels of the organisation. Generating in excess of
£120 million of bottom-line benefits for UK based companies, picme can assist organisations in improving operational
performance and supply chain effectiveness through the use of various business improvement techniques. Our
portfolio of services include business and supply chain assessment, strategy development and deployment, lean and
six sigma implementation, employee training and development, supply chain optimisation and reliability improvement.
Senior Management
Jason Barclay, General Manager
Sarah Grindrod, Development Director
Main Member Contact
Jason Barclay
General Manager
jason.barclay@picme.org
+44 (0) 7870 553 175
+44 (0) 161 304 5909
Employees: 14 Consultants - Productivity & Resource Efficiency; Education & Training
www.picme.org
Populus
The Coach House
140 Coniscliffe Road
Darlington
DL37RT
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Is your most valuable asset the people you employ? With business critical hires, our clients know they must get
their talent attraction and retention right. At Populus Select, we have developed a repeatable recruitment process
that identifies, attracts and hires candidates who will help you grow your business for the long term.
The Populus Research Driven Recruitment offer gives all the benefits to your business without the high levels of
cost and time you would expect. Call us now to discover how Populus can deliver for your business.
Senior Management
Sim Hall, MD
Jamie Gardner, Lead Consultant
Main Member Contact
Sim Hall
MD
sim@popsel.com
+44 (0) 1325 488 518
+44 (0) 1325 488 518
Employees: 10 Consultants - Human Resources; Recruitment; Research
www.populusselect.com
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Carrakeel Industrial Estate
Electra Road
Maydown
Co. Londonderry
BT47 6TR
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Precision Processing Services Limited (PPSL) offer a unique service for the refurbishment of process equipment
across industry. We specialise in the cleaning and testing of process equipment which allows equipment to be replaced
on-line and we provide customers with the tailor-made service they require by working closely with both end-users and
equipment OEM’s.
Our industrial sector portfolio includes Polymer, Pharmaceutical, Oil and Gas Processing, Utility, Chemical,
Manufacturing, and Food and Beverage, etc. We offer a cleaning and testing service for individual filters, complete filter
units, pumps, valves, heat exchangers, die blocks, manifolds, pipework and associated plant amongst others.
Senior Management
Chris Clements, Plant Manager
Main Member Contact
Julian Whitehead
Engineering Manager
julian@ppsl-precision.com
+44 (0) 7812 178 374
+44 (0) 28 71 861 600
Employees: 10 Engineering - Maintenance; Project Management; Utilities & Facilities Management
www.ppsl-precision.com
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px house
Westpoint Road
Stockton on Tees
TS17 6BF
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The px group is a fully integrated infrastructure solutions business that delivers improved operating performance
of commercial and industrial facilities through a strategic divisional structure focused upon three key delivery
areas: Engineering Consultancy, Operations & Maintenance and Energy Trading. With over 20 years experience
managing, operating and maintaining some of Europe’s largest industrial facilities the expertise developed
means that px has the ability to take an idea from concept through to commercial operation, incorporating cross
functional learning and adding value to clients at every stage of a project.
Senior Management
Ian Clifford, Chief Executive Officer (px Group)
Tim Underdown, Chairman and Chief Executive
(px International)
Chris Picotte, Chairman
Main Member Contact
David Henderson
Director of Business Development
david.henderson@pxlimited.com
+44 (0) 1642 623 000
+44 (0) 1642 623 000
Employees: 300+ Construction; Engineering; Project Management; Utilities & Facilities Management
www.pxlimited.com
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PYReco
Wilton Centre
Room H245
Wilton
Redcar
TS10 4RF
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The PYReco plant will process tyre shred by pyrolysis guaranteeing environmental compliance. A patented
system feeds the shredded tyres to a slowly rotating calciner (kiln). This thermally breaks down the tyre into its
basic components of Oil, Carbon Black, Gas and Steel. The kiln discharges solids to a patented solids separator
to separate the carbon char from the Steel. The gas stream is withdrawn from the kiln into a patented condenser
system to separate the oil and gas. The oil will be stored in holding tanks and the gas can be used for power
generation or steam production. In the Teesside plant the oil and gas will be used for electricity generation and sale.
The Carbon Char is ground, classified to a high specification and pelleted. When phase one is fully commissioned
the annual production will be 200 tonnes per day.
Senior Management
Richard Tweddle
Manager - PYReco Wilton
Main Member Contact
Richard Tweddle
Manager - PYReco Wilton
richard.tweddle@pyreco.com
+44 (0) 7595 081 865
+44 (0) 1642 438 126
Employees: Bioresources & Renewables; Waste Management & Recycling
www.PYReco.com
Quantum
Controls
6 A Dukes Way
Low Prudhoe Industrial Estate
Prudhoe
Northumberland
NE42 6PQ
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Quantum Controls Ltd have been the largest supplier of ABB Drives and Motors since 1994. Providing 24/7 technical support
and call out services across the UK, based in the North East, Quantum were established in 1989 to specialise in the sale
of Variable Speed Drives and Motors. This was soon expanded to also include Borri Uninterruptable Power Supplies, ABB/
Siemens Instrumentation, ABB Control Gear and Rockwell PLC Systems. While this remains the core of our business we now
also have a dedicated hire department which consists of over 1000 units, with standalone panels from 1.5KW up to 1.5MW
available 24/7. We also have a 20,000 sqft panel shop building LV Distribution, control panels and MCCs to an IEC 61439-2
certified standard. We have recently ben selected to join an exclusive global network by ABB Ltd called the Authorised Value
Provider Network; aiming to improve the operational efficeincy of electric motor driven applications.
Senior Management
Kevin Brown
Managing Director
Main Member Contact
Craig Ferry
North East Sales Engineer
c.ferry@quantum-controls.co.uk
+44 (0) 7812 984 760
+44 (0) 1661 835 566
Employees: 24 Engineering Equipment
www.quantum-controls.co.uk
sales@quantum-controls.co.uk
Processium
CEI 3
62 boulevard Niels Bohr
CS 52132
69603 Villeurbanne Cedex
France
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PROCESSIUM is an independent company founded in 2002 and located in Lyon on the LyonTech University Campus in
France. Our teams work for the chemical, biotech, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, oil and environmental industries.
We are involved in the design, development and improvement of industrial processes with the aim of identifying best
industrial solutions. Rigourous technological decisions and economic studies are integrated as early as possible to
achieve a better control of process development. Our approach combines modeling and experimental means. Our stateof-
the-art laboratories are specifically designed for all types of industrial projects. Processium is composed of PhDs,
engineers and technicians specialized in process development, physical properties and scientific calculations to provide
solutions that save your time, lower your costs and reduce your risks.
Senior Management
Dr Pascal Rousseaux
CEO
Main Member Contact
Laurent Adragna
Business development
+33 (0) 4 78 17 37 04
Adragna@processium.com
+33 (0) 4 78 17 37 04
Employees: 45 Business Support; Research
www.processium.com
processium@processium
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Progressive
Energy
South Tees Business Centre
Puddlers Road
Middlesbrough
TS6 6TL
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Progressive Energy is an internationally recognised clean energy project development company with a particular
focus on decarbonisation of the energy sector through carbon capture and storage (CCS) and renewables. CCS
has a vital role for the region in providing carbon solutions for the power and industrial sectors. Progressive has
a lead position in promoting CCS infrastructure for industrial companies in the Tees Valley and is working directly
with companies to reduce the cost of emissions and improve product sustainability by using CCS and other
approaches.
Senior Management
Peter Whitton, Managing Director
David Hanstock, Commercial Director
Andy Brown, Engineering Director
Chris Manson-Whitton, Director
Main Member Contact
Trevor Croft
Project Director
trevor.croft@progressive-energy.com
+44 (0) 7710 094 642
+44 (0) 1453 822 444
Employees: 15-20 Biotechnology (Industrial); Engineering; Other; Waste Management & Recycling
www.progressive-energy.com
ProSalus
Springboard Business Centre
Ellerbeck Way
Stokesley Business Park
Stokesley
North Yorkshire
TS9 5JZ
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ProSalus Limited provides confidential, high quality advice and assistance to clients in the process industries
covering Safety critical aspects assisting them to meet their legislative, regulatory, environment and safety
obligations: Services include, Development of Functional Safety Management Systems and plans, Safety
Requirements Specifications and Proof test documentation in accordance with IEC61511. Functional Safety
compliance, gap analysis, assessment and auditing. Facilitation of studies including HAZID, HAZOP, CHAZOP,
E-HAZOP, SIL Determination (LOPA, RG & RRM), Alarm Review, Site layout review and Hazardous Area
Classification. Development of Verification and Validation planning and support with implementation.
Senior Management
Colin Easton, Principal Consultant
Ben Easton, Safety Engineer
Main Member Contact
Carol Easton
Company Secretary
carol.easton@prosalus.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 715 339
+44 (0) 1642 715 320
Employees: 6 Business Support; Consultants - Engineering; Education & Training; Engineering
www.prosalus.co.uk
Python
Properties
1 University Boulevard
Middlesbrough
TS1 3BB
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Python Properties are specialists in providing accommodation for contractors in the North East of England. Properties
available in Middlesbrough and Stockton. Save up to 60% on the cost of B&B’s and hotels. 1-12 bedroom properties
available. Company lets. Flexible tenancy lengths. Competitive rents inclusive of gas, electricity, water rates, council
tax and internet. Linen and kitchen utensils provided. Cleaning and laundry service available. Out of hours move in
service. Comfortable and convenient for contractors. Free up your time and allow us to manage your accommodation
requirements. Excellent references available.
Senior Management
Martin Johnson, Partner
Peter Broome, Partner
Mark Oates, General Manager
Main Member Contact
Sarah K Johnston
Lettings Manager
sarah.johnston@pythonproperties.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 242 997
+44 (0) 1642 242 997
Employees: 28 Other
www.pythonproperties.co.uk
Process Systems
Enterprise
5th Floor East
26-28 Hammersmith Grove
London
W6 7HA
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PSE is the world’s foremost provider of Advanced Process Modelling software and services to the Chemicals &
Petrochemicals industries. Companies apply PSE’s gPROMS family products to explore the process decision
space rapidly and effectively, reduce uncertainty and make better, faster and safer design and operating
decisions for processes such as reaction, separation and crystallization. PSE’s technology and services result
in faster innovation, improved process designs, enhanced operations, reduced risk, more effective R&D and
experimental campaigns and better capture and application of corporate knowledge. PSE serves a global
customer base from operations in the UK, USA, Switzerland, Japan and Korea.
Senior Management
Costas Pantelides, Managing Director
Main Member Contact
Mark Matzopoulos
Deputy MD + Marketing Director
m.matzopoulos@psenterprise.com
+44 (0) 208 563 0888
+44 (0) 208 563 0888
Employees: 90 Consultants - Engineering; Design; Engineering; Software Solutions
www.psenterprise.com
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Low Lane
Maltby
Middlesbrough
TS8 0BW
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RPS supplies industrial packaging including pallets, FIBCs, drums and IBCs. Unique to RPS is their collection of
empty packaging from their client’s customers in order for the packaging, fully refurbished to be reused. Packaging
reuse has two key benefits; substantial cost savings and carbon footprint reduction. Reuse is also prioritised
over recycling in the EU Waste Framework Directive. Approved by Valpak, the UK’s largest packaging waste
compliance scheme, RPS has established working relationships with major industrial and commercial companies
through effective packaging management. RPS is also ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 accredited demonstrating
their commitment to environmental sustainability.
Senior Management
Gary Hudson
Director
Main Member Contact
Gary Hudson
Director
gary@rpsltd.com
+44 (0)7880 721240
+44 (0) 1642 469 400
Employees: 17 Logistics; Waste Management & Recycling
www.rpsltd.com
Redhall
Redhall House
Sotherby Road
Skippers Lane Industrial Estate
Middlesbrough
TS6 6LP
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Redhall Engineering operates from offices throughout the UK providing new-build, modifications, upgrades, repair and
maintenance, engineering and design services to owners and operators of process and industrial manufacturing plants.
As part of the Redhall Group family, we have the capability to offer total life cycle solutions through a network of regional
hubs employing over 2000 people. Our multi-discipline engineering offices and manufacturing facilities enable us to
provide a local service on a national basis to the food and beverage, oil and gas, petrochemical, chemical, energy and
pharmaceutical industries. We are committed to ensuring the safety of our employees and associates and ensuring
our operations do not cause harm to individuals, the environment or the community. We operate a certified Integrated
Management System accredited to ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007.
Senior Management
Andrew Smith, Managing Director
Tony Jester, Operations Director
Main Member Contact
Tony Stangroom
Business Development Engineer
t.stangroom@redhallgroup.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 438 300
+44 (0) 1642 438 300
Employees: 800 Engineering; Engineering Maintenance; Project Management
www.redhallengineering.com
resl.enquiries@redhallgroup.co.uk
REMBE
Rembe Ltd
Colworth Science Park
Sharnbrook
MK44 1LQ
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As a wholly owned subsidiary of Rembe GMBH Safety + Control, Rembe Ltd supports the UK and Ireland markets
in all aspects of process pressure relief solutions and dust explosion protection systems throughout a wide number
of industries.
REMBE® is Europe’s largest manufacturer of Bursting Discs and Explosion Protection equipment and is the
inventor of “Indoor Flameless Venting”. Established in 1973, Rembe is a dynamic, family owned, manufacturing
company who invests heavily in product R&D and continue to push the boundaries of process safety technology.
Senior Management
Mike MacClancy, Managing Director
Main Member Contact
Claire Lloyd
Business Development Europe
claire.lloyd@rembe.de
+44 (0) 7568 521 897
+44 (0) 7568 521 897
Employees: 5 Other
www.rembe.co.uk
nfo@rembe.co.uk
ramarketing
Arch 2
Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 1SA
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Newcastle-based ramarketing is a marketing and PR agency that’s in the business of helping ambitious
pharmaceutical, healthcare and manufacturing companies get noticed. Working with the likes of The Specials
Laboratory, Onyx Scientific and SCM Pharma, ramarketing’s model allows it to offer senior manager expertise
across all services in cost-effective manner. Providing clients with an outsourced marketing solution, the agency has
built a reputation for delivering tangible outcomes and value for money. Specialising in devising and implementing
integrated marketing campaigns, the firm offers traditional marketing and digital campaigns that include PR, design,
social media, search engine optimisation, pay-per-click and content creation.
Senior Management
Raman Sehgal, Founder
Main Member Contact
Raman Sehgal
Founder
raman@ramarketingpr.com
+44 (0) 191 222 1242
+44 (0) 191 222 1242
Employees: 5
Consultants - Business & Management; Consultants - General; Design;
Event Management, Marketing & PR
www.ramarketingpr.com
hello@ramarketingpr.com
RDW Creative
Urlay Nook Road
Eaglescliffe
Stockton on Tees
TS16 0LA
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RDW Creative is a highly creative agency with a strong commercial focus. We create intelligent solutions and
combine traditional and digital services to help our clients achieve their sales and marketing objectives. Our services
include brand creation, design for print, web design & build, social media management, PR and content marketing.
We currently work with several NEPIC members including, AkzoNobel, Fujifilm Diosynth, Huntsman (Pigments
and Polyurethanes divisions), Tracerco, The TTE Technical Training Group and Exwold. With over 20 years in the
industry, we have a deep understanding of the process industry and its marketing requirements. We enjoy working
with our clients in the process industry and we believe that they value our support and enjoy having us on their team.
Senior Management
Carol Huitson, Director
Geoff Spencer, Director
Main Member Contact
Carol Huitson
Director
carol@rdwcreative.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 794 922
+44 (0) 1642 790 047
Employees: 9
Business Support; Consultants - Business & Management;
Event Management, Marketing & PR
www.rdwcreative.co.uk
Red Virtual
Administration
Services (Redvas)
Head Office:
40 Oakwood Drive
Ashbrooke
Darlington
County Durham
DL1 3TB
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Red Virtual Administration Services (RedVAS), saves business time and money on virtual administrative services
and book keeping tasks. By using our Online Offices you will have instant access to all of your employee
and business information; inclusive of our FREE virtual services, book keeping and HR package. We provide
complementary virtual administration services, inclusive of holiday cover as we continue to upload post, take
messages, and book appointments into diaries. You simply login to check on your office and employees even whilst
you’re on the beach! Services can be compared to having professional administrative staff for a fraction of the cost,
and risks associated with directly employing, and training staff.
Senior Management
Michael Cherrington MCMI
Yvonne Cherrington MCMI
Beverley Lambert
Sarah Holmes
Main Member Contact
Mike Cherrington
Director Sales and Marketing
mike@redvas.info
+44 (0) 7794 523 737
+44 (0) 1325 461 166
Employees: 4 Business Support; Consultants - Business & Management
www.redvas.info
admin@redvas.info
Recyc-Oil
Murdock Road
East Middlesbrough Ind. Estate
Middlesbrough
TS3 8TB
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Recyc-Oil Ltd is a fully licenced oil recycling and environmental services business; providing a full ‘cradle to
grave’ service for recycling oily liquid waste e.g. waste oils, fuel oils, soluble oil emulsions, oil and water mixtures.
We offer prompt and reliable collections throughout the North East of England with our fleet of road tankers and
we operate a waste oil barge on the River Tees. At our processing site in Middlesbrough we recover, filter, blend
and recycle 99.3% of the waste oil we collect, improving the regions recycling performance and helping our
customers meet their environmental objectives.
Senior Management
Helen Sykes, Managing Director
Main Member Contact
Helen Sykes
Managing Director
hsykes@recyc-oil.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 242 792
+44 (0) 1642 242 792
Employees: Waste Management & Recycling
www.recyc-oil.co.uk
hsykes@recyc-oil.co.uk
Redcar &
Cleveland
College
Corporation Road
Redcar
TS10 1EZ
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Redcar & Cleveland College is a Further Education College working in the North East and offering Engineering /
Manufacturing, Business Management, Health & Safety, Computing and IT courses at all levels for the Processing
Industry. The College is approved by NSAPI as a centre of excellence for Technical Competence and an academy
centre for Compliance and Functional / Behavioural skills. The College will work with employers to help them
achieve the NSAPI Gold Standard, including identifying skills gaps and assessment and accreditation of employees’
current skills. Tailored courses, which lead to nationally recognised programmes, can be offered to underpin the
academic requirements of the students to fit within their current roles. Courses can be offered on a part-time or
flexible basis up to HND and Foundation Degree.
Senior Management
Gary Groom, Principal
Denise McFarlane, Deputy Principal
Main Member Contact
Chris Coupland
Director of Engineering, International and HE
ccoupland@cleveland.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1642 777 110
+44 (0) 1642 473 132
Employees: 250 Education & Training
www.cleveland.ac.uk
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Manor Way
Halesowen
West Midlands
B62 8QZ
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A manufacturer and distributor of seamless piping products. We supply materials to manufacturers, contractors
and end users, in the petrochemical, pharmaceutical and oil and gas industries. We are able to supply Seamless
& hydraulic instrumentation tube: coil, heat exchanger, boiler, high precision, high temperature & fertiliser.
Seamless pipe, welded pipe, butt weld fittings, flanges, screwed & socket weld fittings. Solid round bar, hollow
bar & billet. We supply materials in stainless steel, duplex, super duplex, with special grades also available, in
Sanicro 28, Titanium, Zirconium and other high temperature grades.
Senior Management Main Member Contact
Helen Harvey
Regional Sales Manager - UK - North
helen.harvey@sandvik.com
+44 (0) 121 504 5187
+44 (0) 121 504 5111
Employees: 45 Engineering Equipment
www.smt.sandvik.com
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Sanofi
Edgefield Avenue
Fawdon
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 3TT
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The Sanofi Fawdon site will cease production by mid-2015; we are focussed on the matters that are most important
to us; our people, our site and our duty. We produce solid dose medicines including tablets, effervescent tablets and
capsules. We manufacture, pack and ship for worldwide markets: UK, Europe, Australia, US, Japan and the rest of
the world. A strong LEAN programme has been in place at the site for many years, with a ‘can-do’ approach and ethos
of ‘Continuous Improvement through Employee Involvement’. State of the art facilities throughout the process from
granulation to packaging enable us to meet current customer demand according to our mission: “To produce reliable,
quality medicines at the lowest cost whilst respecting customer service, safety and the environmental within a positive
social culture”.
Senior Management Main Member Contact
enquiries.fawdon@sanofi.com
+44 (0) 191 285 3931
Employees: Pharmaceuticals; Contract Manufacturing
www.sanofi.co.uk
fawdon.recruit@sanofi.com
SCA Hygiene
Products UK Ltd
Prudhoe Mill
Princess Way
Prudhoe
Northumberland
NE42 6HE
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SCA is a global consumer goods and paper company. We develop, produce and market personal care products,
tissue, publication papers and solid-wood products in more than 90 countries. We create value through
knowledge of consumer and customer needs, regional presence and efficient production.
Senior Management
Richard Sutcliffe
Site Manager
Main Member Contact
Richard Sutcliffe
Site Manager
richard.sutcliffe@sca.com
+44 (0) 1661 806 000
+44 (0) 1661 806 000
Employees: 400 Consumer Products
www.sca.com
Sahaviriya Steel
Industries UK
Steel House
Redcar
TS10 5QW
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Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK located in Redcar is a 100% owned UK based subsidiary of Sahaviriya Steel
Industries Public Limited (SSI). SSI is the largest steel sheet producer in South East Asia with an annual hot
rolling capacity of 4 million tonnes, and is publically owned and listed in the Stock Exchange of Thailand. The
Teesside facility has an efficient plant layout and excellent infrastructure integrated with a deep water berth for
easy access to imported raw materials. The Blast Furnace is the second largest in Europe and is linked to a
modern steelmaking facility with a current annual steel slab production capacity of 3.6m tonnes.
Senior Management
Cornelius Louwrens, UK Business
Director and Chief Operating Officer
John Baker, Communications Director
Main Member Contact
John Baker
Communications Director
john.baker@ssi-steel.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 408 000
Employees: 1,800 Engineering; Other; Waste Management & Recycling
www.ssi-steel.co.uk
communications@ssisteel.
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RVA Group
Kinetic Business Centre
Theobald Street
Borehamwood
Herts
WD6 4PJ
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RVA Group is a practice of consulting engineers providing specialist management and CDM co-ordination services
for large scale and complex decommissioning, decontamination, dismantling and demolition projects. The company’s
competent and experienced team of technical experts comprises EHS professionals, risk managers, chemical, demolition,
explosive, civil and structural engineers. Having worked with prestigious names including Huntsman, BASF, Basell, Rohm
and Haas and ConocoPhillips, RVA’s proactive approach in this technically challenging arena is becoming evermore
renowned. Rather than operating a ‘one size fits all’ philosophy, RVA works with each client to develop bespoke, wellmanaged
and cost-effective engineering solutions, always keeping EHS excellence as the non-negotiable priority.
Senior Management
Richard Vann, Managing Director
Ian Wharton, Operations Director
Main Member Contact
Richard Vann
Managing Director
admin@rvagroup.org
+44 (0) 208 387 1323
+44 (0) 208 387 1323
Employees: 18 Consultants - Engineering; Consultants - EHS & Risk Management
www.rvagroup.org
SABIC UK
Petrochemicals
Wilton Centre
Redcar
TS10 4YA
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SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation) was established in 1976 by the Saudi Arabian government to add
value to the country’s natural and plentiful hydrocarbon resources. Today, SABIC is among the world’s leading
petrochemicals companies, both in terms of sales and product diversity. The Company is headquartered in
Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital, and is the Middle East’s largest non-oil industrial company. SABIC UK
Petrochemicals, based on Teesside, has major manufacturing assets at Wilton International (Olefins and Low
Density Polyethylene) and North Tees Site (Aromatics) as well as extensive storage, distribution and logistics
facilities. Their global vision is to become the world leader in Chemicals.
Senior Management Main Member Contact
Janet Jones
Public Relations Officer
janet.s.jones@sabic-europe.com
+44 (0) 1642 834 818
+44 (0) 1642 453 366
Employees: 600 Petrochemical & Commodity Chemicals
www.sabic.com
Robert Alexander
Management
Services (RAMS)
54 Sandmoor Road
New Marske
Redcar
TS11 8DJ
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For over 40 years I have established strong working relationships in the construction, engineering and chemical
process sectors in the North East, through my various management roles with Ballast Nedam, K Home
International, Sembcorp and the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI). Business development, networking and
putting you in touch with people are some of the services available. `RAMS` is ideally placed to provide ad hoc
business support services to any organisation looking to maximise their presence in these sectors in the North
East and beyond.
Senior Management Main Member Contact
Bob Moodie
Consultant
bob.moodie@ntlworld.com
+44 (0) 7554 052 934
+44 (0) 7554 052 934
Employees:
Business Support; Construction; Consultants - Business & Management;
Consultants - Construction
RTC North
1 Hylton Park
Wessington Way
Sunderland
SR5 3HD
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RTC North helps companies turn bright ideas into profitable products and services. Employing scientists,
technologists, engineers and marketing professionals, our focus is on taking products to market and helping
companies innovate in a rapidly changing market place. With offices in Sunderland, Gateshead and Yorkshire,
RTC North employs 40 people and assists companies with Intellectual Property issues, marketing, international
business development, manufacturing process improvement and R&D.
Senior Management
Gordon Ollivere MBE, Chief Executive
Martin Porton, Finance Director
Ray Jones, International Business Manager
Nicola Wesley, Technology Director
Martin McGurk, Innovation Strategist
Main Member Contact
Jamie Ollivere
Marketing Manager
jamie.ollivere@rtcnorth.co.uk
+44 (0) 191 516 4400
+44 (0) 191 516 4400
Employees: 40 Business Support; Education & Training; Utilities & Facilities Management
www.rtcnorth.co.uk
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PO Box 1985
Wilton International
Middlesbrough
TS90 8WS
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Sembcorp UK, a subsidiary of Singapore-based Sembcorp Industries, is the leading industrial utilities and
services business on Teesside and one of the largest in the UK, providing steam and electricity to the major
manufacturers on the Wilton International site. Recently the company opened its Biomass Power Station, creating
more than 30MW of ‘green’ electricity from a renewable fuel source - wood. Apart from a reliable range of utilities,
the services offered to its customers include world-class industrial fire-fighting and spill protection, high voltage
electrical expertise, accredited analytical and environmental services, storage and warehousing and facilities
management. Sembcorp also owns and markets development land at Wilton International to inward investors.
Senior Management
Dr Douglas Annan, Senior Vice President
and Site Director
George Ritchie, SVP Regional HR,
Sembcorp Industries & SVP HR Teesside
Main Member Contact
Jane Goult
Commercial Marketing Manager
jane.goult@sembcorp.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 212 229
+44 (0) 1642 212 000
Employees: 400 Utilities & Facilities Management
www.sembcorp.co.uk
Sembcorp UK
Protection Group
PO Box 1985
Wilton International
Middlesbrough
TS90 8WS
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Sembcorp UK Protection Group provides comprehensive emergency management services tailored to your
requirements. Based on one of the busiest chemical manufacturing parks in Europe, Sembcorp Protection has
over 50 years of experience in protecting high hazard installations. As practitioners in Emergency Preparedness,
we are well placed to share our knowledge and expertise with you in order to help you protect your business
and reputation.So whether you need advice on outsourcing of emergency response; planning and development
of emergency training and exercising; risk management or technical advice, talk to Sembcorp, ‘we practice what
we teach.’
Senior Management
Paul Frankland
VP Industrial Park Services
Main Member Contact
Judith Wong
Business Development Manager
judith.wong@sembcorp.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 212 018
+44 (0) 1642 212 000
Employees: 400 Consultants, Consultants - EHS & Risk Management
www.sembprotection.co.uk
SGS United
Kingdom
Petroservice House
Macklin Avenue
Billingham
Teesside
TS23 4BY
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SGS is the world’s leading inspection, testing & verification company employing over 76,000 people across a network
of 1,500 locations worldwide. SGS Teesside operate three facilities covering oil, gas & chemical testing, instrument
calibration, flow measurement, analytical instrument servicing, temperature calibration, gas detection and a brand
new environmental laboratory. All three sites are UKAS accredited to ISO 17025 and provide services across many
industries including petrochemical, pharmaceutical, research, environmental, etc. A sample management division is also
present providing warehouse storage, collection, packaging & shipping of hazardous and non-hazardous products.
Senior Management
Andrew Smith, Teesside Manager
Main Member Contact
Andrew Smith
Teesside Manager
andrew.smith@sgs.com
+44 (0) 7841 782 700
+44 (0) 1642 561 612
Employees: 1,600 Analytical Services; Laboratory Equipment; Engineering Maintenance; Energy
www.uk.sgs.com
Securitas
Security
Services
Industrial Park
Bill Quay
Gateshead
NE10 0UR
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Securitas services a wide range of customers in a variety of industries & customer segments in the North East. Through our use
of innovative managed service’s we can deliver a be-spoke security solution developed with your business needs in mind. Every
business has differing risk factors & security challenges, at Securitas we understand the flexible requirements of our customers in
an ever-changing environment. Our challenge has always been to provide our clients with a true partnership that deals with any
eventuality. A range of our services include:
• Manned Guarding/Front of House/Incident Response/Key-holding/Mobile Services/CCTV Management
• Access & Egress Control/Technological Innovations/Visitor Management/Vehicle Management
• Enhanced First Aid/H&S/First Attack Fire Fighting/Defence against Terrorism
• Ad-hoc support to in-house teams/Events
Senior Management
Grainne Kelly, Area Director
Main Member Contact
David Bone
Business Manager
david.bone@securitas.uk.com
+44 (0) 7894 462 094
+44 (0) 191 495 2131
Employees: 16,000+ Business Support; Other
www.securitas.com
Secure
Photographic
Services
Rotary Way
Consett
Co. Durham
DH8 7ND
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Secure Photographic Services produce exquisite corporate images for all our client’s promotional and communication
activity. In a world where we are bombarded with information, like never before, it is essential that your images stand
out from the crowd. Everything you communicate to your market, must succinctly describe what it needs know about
your business, products and services. Introducing Image Fetch, giving you piece of mind and saving you time for all your
visual assets. Store them one place so they are easy to find, organise them the way you want, in our flexible storage
system. Automatically resized and available for Social Media, just send your images to us and we take care of all the
labelling and filing. Establish your own security access permissions for groups and individuals, customise functionality for
groups and individual users, secure cloud based access 24/7/365, safely backed up offline.
Senior Management
James Swan, Managing Direcctor
Alex Hunter, Head of Business
Development
Main Member Contact
James Swan
Managing Director
james@securephotographicservices.com
+44 (0) 1207 599 398
+44 (0) 1207 599 398
Employees: 2 Event Management, Marketing & PR; Other
www.securephotographic
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SeerPharma (UK)
PO Box 63
York
YO61 1WY
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SeerPharma (UK) offer consultancy and training support in GxP compliance. This includes: Quality Management,
GMP, GDP, GEP, Risk Management and Validation. We also have a wealth of practical experience in quality and
productivity tools and techniques, including: Lean, Six-Sigma (6-σ), Process Analytical Technology (PAT), Cost of
Quality (CoQ), etc. Our aim is the effective transfer of knowledge, expertise and experience to enable our customers
to compete successfully in the regulated environments of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and related industries. Our
approach to GxP compliance is pragmatic. We work with a large group of professionally qualified consultants, all of
whom have industry experience.
Senior Management
Bob Hayes, Director
Simon Casson, Sales Manager
Debra Stanfield, Office Manager
Main Member Contact
Bob Hayes
Director
bob.hayes@seerpharma.co.uk
+44 (0) 1347 833 101
+44 (0) 1347 833 101
Employees: Consultants - Productivity & Resource Efficiency; Education & Training; Other; Pharmacuticals
www.seerpharma.co.uk
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Materials
Newcastle University
Merz Court
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU
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Established in 1954, Chemical Engineering at Newcastle has undergone many changes. The formation of the
School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials in 2002 reflects the evolution in the field, consolidating
Newcastle’s status as the regional centre for education and research in the discipline. We offer recognised
undergraduate degree programmes, and industrially relevant taught and research postgraduate programmes.
Our internationally renowned researchers provide knowledge and expertise in all areas of Chemical Engineering.
With access to specialist equipment and expertise, find out how your business can benefit from working with us
on research, consultancy projects, knowledge transfer partnerships and student placements.
Senior Management Main Member Contact
Professor Elaine Martin OBE
Head of School
head-of-ceam@ncl.ac.uk
+44 (0) 191 222 7266
+44 (0) 191 222 7266
Employees: ~100 Analytical Services; Consultants - Engineering; Education & Training; Research
www.ncl.ac.uk/ceam
head-of-ceam@ncl.ac.uk
SCM Pharma
Unit 6 Regents Drive
Low Prudhoe Industrial Estate
Prudhoe
Northumberland
NE42 6PX
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SCM Pharma is an award-winning contract and development manufacturing organisation that provides formulation
development and sterile production services to assist clients progressing their innovative drug products through clinical
trials. With an emphasis on novel, difficult and dangerous products, it also makes drugs for customers that require
commercial supply of licensed products in niche markets. With specific expertise in sterile manufacturing and fill/finish,
SCM Pharma is able to handle 14C radio-labelled and highly potent products (including cytotoxics). It operates from
MHRA-licensed facilities to current GMP regulations and can fill liquids, gels and powders in a range of dosage forms
including ampoules, vials, cartridges, syringes and bottles.
Senior Management
Grant Harley, General Manager
Main Member Contact
Julia Stephenson
Executive Assistant
julia.stephenson@scmpharma.com
+44 (0) 1661 833 693
+44 (0) 1661 833 693
Employees: 100 Contract Manufacturing; Pharmaceuticals; Analytical Services; Biotechnology (Medical)
www.scmpharma.com
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Seal Sands Terminal
Seal Sands
Middlesbrough
Cleveland
TS2 1UB
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Simon Storage, acquired by Inter Pipeline in 2005, is a leading European independent bulk liquid and gas logistics
service provider. With eight terminals in the UK, Germany and Ireland and a combined liquid storage capacity
of 1.28 million m3, we handle over 250 products and blends, including petroleums, petrochemicals, vegetable
oils and renewable fuels. We provide a wide range of services for the general chemical, food, agricultural and
pharmaceutical sectors, and have considerable expertise in the handling/management of technical wastes. With
ISO accredited expertise, we can manage every aspect of an engineering project in bulk liquids warehousing and
supply chain logistics.
Senior Management
Richard Sammons, Chief Executive
Martyn Lyons, Managing Director
Gary Lacy, Engineering Director
Paul Oseland, Commercial Director
Main Member Contact
Gillian Baker
Business Development Manager
gillian.baker@simonstorage.com
+44 (0) 1642 543 271
+44 (0) 1642 546 775
Employees: 306 Construction; Engineering; Logistics; Project Management
www.simonstorage.com
Siemens
Sir William Siemens House
Princess Road
Manchester
M20 2UR
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Productivity and efficiency requirements continuously increase in the field of process automation. This creates
a demand for products, systems, solutions and services that allow the full potential for optimisation to be
consistently exploited. As a leading technology partner for the process industry, Siemens offers a comprehensive
range of process automation products covering all types of tasks, as well as a complete range of training and
support services.
Senior Management Main Member Contact
Sean McDonagh
Business Manager
Chemical
+44 (0) 8458 507600
Employees: Consultants - Engineering; Consultants - Productivity & Resource Efficiency
www.siemens.com
Silverstone
Building
Consultancy
19 Grey Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 6EE
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Silverstone Building Consultancy is a specialist firm of Chartered Surveyors providing the best possible project
management and building service advice. Our service lines comprise of:
• Project Services - These include project management, contract administration and CDM.
• Survey Services - Examples include building surveys, expert witness and insurance valuations.
• Asset Management Services - This includes dilapidations, schedules of condition and party wall.
• Specialist Services - This includes complimentary reports and services such as environmental audits, asbestos
surveys and EPC’s.
Senior Management
Ben Hunter, Director
Richard Farrey, Director
Mark Coulter MRICS, Associate Director
Main Member Contact
Ben Hunter
Director
ben.hunter@silverstonebc.com
+44 (0) 7715 103 328
+44 (0) 0191 231 4263
Employees: 5 Consultants - Construction; Project Management
www.silverstonebc.com
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The Shred
Centre
32, Innovation House
South Church Enterprise Park
Bishop Auckland
DL14 8PJ
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The Shred Centre provide confidential data destruction services to companies across the North East of England.
Our services are secure, efficient and reliable. Engaging The Shred Centre as your destruction agent shows
customers, staff and legislative bodies your company takes Data protection seriously. We offer a no obligation
document security reviews and an 8 week trial service option. Shredding services can be provide for documents,
media, hard drives, products, prototypes or plans our solutions provide a full audited destruction trail for all
sensitive, secret or secure material produced.
Senior Management
Patrick Stephens
Managing Director
Main Member Contact
Patrick Stephens
Managing Director
patrick@theshredcentre.com
+44 (0) 7432 084 033
+44 (0) 388 771 522
Employees: 2 Other; Utilities & Facilities Management; Waste Management & Recycling
www.theshredcentre.com
confi@thesrhedcentre.com
SNF Oil & Gas
Solutions House
Ripley Close
Normanton
West Yorkshire
WF6 1TB
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SNF Oil and Gas Ltd, a subsidiary of the world’s largest manufacturer of water soluble polyacrylamides
(flocculants and coagulants), is building a 500 ktpa manufacturing plant for emulsion grade polymers in
Billingham. These products will be used in water treatment plants and within the oil and gas extraction markets.
It is planned that the plant will be ready to manufacture products early in 2015.
Senior Management
Simon Tearle, Managing Director
Dean Sutcliffe, Project Engineering Manager
Ian Trossell, Process Development Manager
Main Member Contact
Simon Tearle
UK Group Director
stearle@snf.co.uk
+44 (0) 1924 311 000
+44 (0) 1924 311 000
Employees: 3 Petrochemicals & Commodity Chemicals; Polymer & Rubber
www.snf.co.uk
Shasun Pharma
Solutions
Dudley
Cramlington
Northumberland
NE23 7QG
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Shasun Pharma Solutions Ltd has over 40 years of contract manufacturing experience and provides services
for the pharmaceutical industry across a wide range of product types from starting materials to advanced
intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients. Our offering covers small scale pre-clinical chemistry to
commercial scale manufacturing and our activities include full analytical and manufacturing support within an
environment of SHE and cGMP compliance. We have a global customer base and serve the needs of both
emerging biotechnology and big Pharma. The UK operation is based at Dudley in Northumberland.
Senior Management
John Wiper, President
Kevin Cook, President Business Growth
Ian Brown, Supply Chain Director
Mike Gibson, Head of Marketing
Main Member Contact
Mark Muldowney
Head Technical Services
mark.muldowney@shasun.uk.com
+44 (0) 191 250 0471
+44 (0) 191 250 0471
Employees: 300 Pharmaceuticals
www.shasun.com
janice.gibson@shasun.uk.com
Shott Trinova
LLP
Glengairn
South Drive
Woolsington
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE13 8AN
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A results-driven business, we make investments in our Partners, when the circumstances are right, and currently
lead and drive a carefully selected portfolio of companies.
We actively engage with them to deliver:
• A shared vision and strategy; • Accelerated enterprise value;
• A robust business with a profitable track record where value and goodwill is embedded in the organisation.
Working together, the emphasis is on delivering significantly accelerated growth and then helping shareholders
realise value from their business as it enters a phase of sustainably increasing profits.
Senior Management
Ian Shott, Managing Partner
Paul Ryan, Partner
Mark Gallon, Marketing Head
Main Member Contact
Ian Shott
Managing Partner
ian.shott@shotttrinova.com
+44 (0) 191 271 2901
+44 (0) 191 271 2901
Employees: 5
Biotechnology (Industrial); Consultants - Business & Management;
Fine & Speciality Products; Pharmaceuticals
www.shotttrinova.com
Solutions
Recruitment
First Floor
Boho Six
Linthorpe Road
Middlesbrough
TS1 1RE
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Solutions Recruitment, established in 1984 is one of the North East’s leading independent recruitment specialists.
Headquartered in Newcastle, Solutions now has a fully operational local office in Middlesbrough, also offering multi-disciplinary
recruitment. We provide temporary, contract and permanent recruitment services, but tailor these to accommodate your
bespoke staffing needs. With an in-depth knowledge of the employment marketplace, our expert senior consultants spend
time getting to know individual clients and candidates. This ensures we always have the highest calibre of candidates available
so we can efficiently match them to the right organisation with unprecedented accuracy. Solutions covers roles in Industrial,
Engineering, IT, HR, Finance, Accountancy, Sales, Marketing, Administration, Purchasing and Logistics.
Senior Management
Michael Grayson, Director
Lee Andrews, Director
Ian O’Brien, Director
Main Member Contact
Matthew Telling
Manager
matt@solrecruit.co.uk
+44 (0) 7525 589 474
+44 (0) 1642 772 161
Employees: 5 Recruitment
www.solrecruit.co.uk
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The Grainger Suite
Dobson House
The Regent Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 3PF
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SRG is an award-winning resourcing company dedicated to the supply of scientific, clinical and engineering
professionals. Our integrated approach covers temporary and permanent recruitment, cutting-edge managed
solutions, and through our niche CRO, Synergy, contract clinical research and scientific services. Our consultants
are experienced industry professionals qualified in your field. So when you talk to us about your career ambitions or
resourcing needs, we speak your language and know exactly how to help. We offer specialist recruitment services
within the pharmaceutical, bulk and fine chemicals, biotechnology, polymer and plastics, environmental, FMCG and
food industries. Our services extend from premium permanent assignments through to volume recruitment campaigns
at large-scale production facilities.
Senior Management
Richard Acton, Operations Director
Main Member Contact
Chris Young
Senior Consultant
chris.young@srg.co.uk
+44 (0) 191 284 6768
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Employees: 90 Recruitment
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Stork Technical
Services
Assessment House
Dukesway
Teesside Ind Est
Thornaby
TS17 9LT
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Stork Specialist Services Division is a multi-disciplined service provider to the Oil and Gas, Power Generation,
Renewable Energy and Nuclear industries. Our facilities in Teesside and Aberdeen provide: • NDT and Inspection •
Pressure Testing • Heat Treatment • Mechanical Services • Rope Access • Industrial Cleaning • Asbestos removal. At
our bespoke operational support facilities in Teesside and Aberdeen we have fully equipped Radiographic exposure bays,
Heat Treatment and Pressure Testing facilities, together with comprehensive equipment and consumable stocks for all
Specialist Services streams. As part of our continuous improvement philosophy we can provide multi-tasking teams to
complete scopes of work that traditionally have been handled as separate operations thereby saving cost and
execution time.
Senior Management
Fraser Coull, Specialist Services Director
Duncan Hart, General Manager
Jason Pavitt, Teesside Facility Manager
Dave Johnston, Mechanical Services Manager
Main Member Contact
Les Colman
On Site Services manager
les.colman@stork.com
+44 (0) 1224 722 888
+44 (0) 1224 722 888
Employees: 3,500 Construction
www.storktechnical
services.com
Springfield NE
Unit 49B Avenue 4
Chilton Industrial Estate
Chilton
Co. Durham
DL17 0SQ
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Springfield NE Limited is an experienced company that specialises in the design & manufacture of Special
Purpose Machines including fully automated systems including Robot cells. We offer a full turn key package for
the following services:
Precision Engineering, Mechanical & Electrical Design and build, Project Management, Fabrication, Jigs &
Fixtures and a range, production manufacturing and assembly of components. We also provide in house the
manufacture off Precision Sheet Metal Work and Sheet Metal CNC Punching & bending including Assembly.
Senior Management
Colin Milsom, Managing Director
Marion Milsom, Company Secretary
Darren Turner, Electrical Engineering Manager
Tony Walton, Production Manager
Main Member Contact
Marion Milsom
Company Secretary
marion@springfieldne.co.uk
+44 (0) 1388 722 800
+44 (0) 1388 722 800
Employees: ~20
Consultants - Engineering; Engineering; Engineering Equipment;
Project Management
www.springfieldne.com
Square One Law
Anson House
Fleming Business Centre
Burdon Terrace
Jesmond
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear
NE2 3AE
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In 2011 corporate partners, Ian Gilthorpe and Alan Fletcher saw an opportunity to setup a new type of
entrepreneurial law firm. Square One Law is leaner, more agile and has an increased focus on service delivery.
The firm has attracted very experienced partners from major law firms, who work closely with clients to fully
understand their businesses and sectors and are prepared to give a commercial view. Square One Law is
developing a regional, national and international reputation and has an impressive list of clients. Core areas of
work are: corporate, commercial, property, banking, employment, litigation, sports law and personal business.
Senior Management
Alan Fletcher, Managing Partner
Jean-Pierre van Zyl, Head of Employment
James Bryce, Head of Energy
Simon Priestley, Head of Property
Main Member Contact
+44 (0) 843 244 7900
Employees: Legal & Financial Services
www.squareonelaw.com
enquiries@squareonelaw.com
Ian Gilthorpe
Senior Partner
ian.gilthorpe@squareonelaw.com
+44 (0) 7771 571 600
Surreal
Evolve Business Centre
Rainton Bridge South
Business Park
County Durham
DH4 5QY
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Not merely designers... more brand architects, strategising and positioning our clients to gain competitive
advantage through the deployment of creative solutions, utilising both traditional & digital marketing. With a vast
experience of working with companies worldwide we are the perfect solution for your business even if already
operating internationally or new to exporting. Whether maximising your existing brand potential or collaborating on
a new product launch from blank canvas to execution and delivery we create winning brands. Having been through
the process of both Passport to Export and G3 with UKTI, we also have commercial experience of the challenges
and opportunities that working internationally bring. With our head office in Durham and offices in London and
Porto our multi talented team look forward to working with you.
Senior Management
Ian P Smith, Managing Director
Jason Hopper, Director
Tiago Pedras, Director
Main Member Contact
+44 (0) 191 305 5068
Employees: 10 Event Management, Marketing & PR; Design; Packaging & Printing; Other
www.whysurreal.com
hello@whysurreal.com
Jason Hopper
Director
jason@whysurreal.com
+44 (0) 191 305 5068
The Specials
Laboratory
Unit 2 Regents Drive
Low Prudhoe Industrial Estate
Prudhoe
Northumberland
NE42 6PX
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The Specials Laboratory is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of unlicensed medicines (known as ‘specials’)
serving the needs of community and hospital pharmacists across the UK and Ireland. The Northumberland-based
company has 3 MHRA approved sites and serves the needs of over 6,000 customers. The award-winning company
prides itself on constantly delivering over 90% of bespoke orders within 24 hours. Working to the highest quality
standards, the company’s experienced team of pharmacists and technicians manufacture a comprehensive range of
non-sterile products and have access to a wide range of unique dosage delivery systems. The Specials Laboratory
also has dedicated facilities to handle cytotoxic preparations and manufacture a range of other toxic products.
Senior Management
Sharon Griffiths, Managing Director
Main Member Contact
Sharon Griffiths
Managing Director
sharong@specialslab.co.uk
+44 (0) 1661 831 811
+44 (0) 800 028 4925
Employees: 130 Pharmaceuticals
www.specialslab.co.uk
orders@specialslab.co.uk
Spearhead
Interactive
Institute of Digital Innovation
Phoenix Building
Middlesbrough
Tees Valley
TS1 3BA
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Spearhead Interactive are world-leading specialists using online 3D solutions to communicate unique ideas to
businesses, education and public sector markets - delivered across PC, Mac and mobile devices.
We look to improve your core business operations across efficiency, productivity, digital transformation and
profitability strands via solutions dedicated to sales, product / component / data visualisation, operational
improvements, staff / customer training, project asset collation / dissemination, BIM and much, much more.
We currently have a portfolio of eight interactive off-the-shelf products and are capable of completing bespoke
visualisation projects - regardless of size.
Senior Management
Dan Riley, Director
Main Member Contact
Dan Riley
Director
dan.riley@spearheadinteractive.com
+44 (0) 7736 847 320
+44 (0) 7736 847 320
Employees: 2 Business Support; Education & Training; Other; Software Solutions
www.spearheadinteractive.com
jobs@spearheadinteractive.com
Solvert
The Wilton Centre
Wilton
Redcar
Cleveland
TS10 4RF
Categories:
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Using a combination of industrial biotechnology, manufacturing excellence and process intensification Solvert
has developed unique technology to convert waste biomass into commodity chemicals. The business is currently
focusing on process scale-up with a plan to have our first facility operational by 2016. Solvert bridges the gaps
between two major UK industrial sectors; waste and chemicals. Through our technology we provide a sustainable
manufacturing route for renewable chemicals to displace imports to the UK whilst diverting significant quantities
of waste biomass from landfill. Whilst the technology can be exploited anywhere our primary focus is on
establishing it in the UK first.
Senior Management
Kris Wadrop, Chief Executive
Main Member Contact
Kris Wadrop
Chief Executive
kris.wadrop@solvertltd.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 438 197
+44 (0) 1642 438 197
Employees: 2
Bioresources & Renewables; Biotechnology (Industrial);
Petrochemicals & Commodity Chemicals; Waste Management & Recycling
www.solvertltd.co.uk
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Unlimited
Cavendish House
Teesdale Business Park
Stockton on Tees
Tees Valley
TS17 6QY
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Tees Valley Unlimited is the Local Enterprise Partnership supporting the growth and development of the local
economy led by a private and public sector Board. The Business Investment Team secures inward investment
through an unmatched understanding of Tees Valley’s economic structure, supply chain, asset base and
demographics. Working closely alongside UKTI, across Centres of Excellence and in partnership with public and
private sector organisations, Tees Valley Unlimited offers a package of support that instils confidence in location
consultants and potential investors nationally and across the globe. To discuss your move to Tees Valley, contact
our team.
Senior Management
Sandy Anderson, Chairman
Stephen Catchpole, Managing Director
Linda Edworthy, Policy & Strategy Director
Neil Kenley, Business Investment Director
Main Member Contact
info@teesvalleyunlimited.gov.uk
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Employees: 51 Business Support
www.teesvalleyunlimited
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Tata Steel
Teesside
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Eston Road
Grangetown
Middlesbrough
TS6 6US
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TTC is the process research centre for Tata Steel globally and offers these services to businesses outside Tata. TTC
engineers pride themselves on finding simple, robust solutions to complex engineering problems, using state of the
art facilities. We develop new technologies, process improvements and pilot facilities, to reduce cost, environmental
impact and improve product quality. Expertise is strong in heat transfer, fluid dynamics and process design, supported
by modelling and instrumentation. The centre delivers technology to China, the Far East and Europe. Leveraged
funding opportunities are exploited through these networks. TTC acts as an innovation hub, providing facilities for
conferences and courses.
Senior Management
Chris McDonald, Manager Steelmaking
& Casting
Colin Jemson, Manager Longs Rolling
& Engineering
Main Member Contact
Chris McDonald
Manager, Steelmaking & Casting
christopher.mcdonald@tatasteel.com
+44 (0) 1642 382 061
+44 (0) 1642 382 000
Employees: 110 Analytical Services; Research
www.tatasteeleurope.com/
en/innovation
Tanton
Technology
Momentum Business Centre
30 Ellerbeck Court
Stokesley Business Park
North Yorkshire
TS9 5PT
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Tanton Technology is a highly experienced team of managers and engineers whose key business areas are Owner’s
project management services, Project Management Consultants (PMC), Front-end project development and Technology
licensing consultancy to buyers and sellers. We have a long and broad-based background in major petrochemical
projects, engineering contracts and contractors management & technology licensing. This includes significant UK and
international capital project experience. Tanton Technology are currently providing project management, procurement,
planning and engineering support for a £50m 200kte/yr chemical plant at Wilton, UK. We recently successfully
completed a €500m 700kte/yr chemical project in Portugal where we provided owner’s project management.
Senior Management
Stewart Brennan
Director
Main Member Contact
Stewart Brennan
Director
stewart.brennan@tantontechnology.com
+44 (0) 1642 714 680
+44 (0) 1642 714 680
Employees: 9 Project Management; Consultants- Engineering; Engineering
www.tantontechnology.com
info@tantontechnology,com
Tait Walker
Chartered
Accountants
Medway House
Fudan Way
Teesdale Park
Stockton on Tees
TS17 6EN
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Tait Walker is one of the leading firms of independent chartered accountants and business advisors in the North East with
offices in Teesside, Newcastle and Northumberland. We advise a number of clients in the manufacturing, chemical and
pharmaceutical sectors and help our clients to identity opportunities for growth, diversification and expansion into new
territories. Our work focuses on a mixture of compliance, business advisory and commercial projects offering our clients
help in areas such as audit compliance, financial reporting, tax mitigation (including R&D tax reliefs), international tax,
employment issues and funding advice. Our experienced Corporate Finance team advises on a variety of transactions in
the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors, including acquisitions, disposals, investment and grant advice.
Senior Management
Brian Laidlaw
Partner
(Newcastle Contact)
+44 (0) 191 285 0321
Main Member Contact
Andrew Moorby
Partner
andrew.moorby@taitwalker.co.uk
+44 (0) 1670 676 888
+44 (0) 1670 676 888
Employees: 130 Legal & Financial Services (Financial); Business Support
www.taitwalker.co.uk
advice@taitwalker.co.uk
System Growth
Consulting
Clitheroe
Lancashire
BB7 1LL
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System Growth Consulting is a technology and innovation management consultancy that helps leaders in high-value
manufacturing companies, where science is vital, achieve sales and profit growth from new products, process and
services. We provide hands-on consultancy, coaching and training to build innovation capability that consistently
delivers and improve the payback from existing innovation activities. We go to work on theinnovation systems and
processes shown to make most impact; leadership, structures, aligning strategies, open innovation, innovation
management techniques and innovation culture. Services include Strategies for Growth, Innovation Project
Management, Technology Auditing and Risk Management, Eco-Process Innovation and Innovation Fund Finding.
Senior Management
Rob Munro, Innovation Director
Main Member Contact
Rob Munro
Innovation Director
rob.munro@systemgrowthconsulting.com
+44 (0) 7896 128 878
+44 (0) 7896 128 878
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Business Support; Consultants - Business & Management;
Project Management; Research
www.systemgrowthconsulting
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Teesprint &
Design
Edwards House
2 Westerby Road
Middlesbrough
TS3 8TD
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We deliver work that means your potential and existing customers are aware you exist, don’t forget who you are and keep
you front of mind. A leading creative design and print company with over 30 years experience building client and brand
success. Understanding our customers business is key to create work that delivers results, helping our clients succeed.
Our full in house design and print services means we create work that not only gets results but delivers exceptional value
too. Highly experienced in the design and print of materials for the process industry we help many NEPIC members achieve
their marketing goals. Our core business is design and print, we also specialise in promotional materials and exhibition
stands from roller banners through to large bespoke projects. Our unique solutions for the exhibition market have been of
great benefit to NEPIC members.
Senior Management
Tony Dobbins, Director
Mark Cullen, Sales & Marketing Manager
Main Member Contact
Mark Cullen
Sales & Marketing Manager
+44 (0) 1642 223 399
+44 (0) 1642 223 399
Employees: 10 Design; Event Management, Marketing & PR; Packaging & Printing
www.teesprint.co.uk
Symbol Signs &
Screenprint
2-3 Rennie Road
Skippers Lane Industrail Estate
Middlesbrough
TS6 6PX
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Symbol Signs & Screenprint Limited originated in 1981 as a production led screenprint and signage facility
manufacturing and supplying print, signage and bespoke graphics to all business sectors including world leading
industrial / commercial companies. We pride ourselves on being part of the very important supply chain to
chemical process facilities, transport of hazardous goods, and industrial requirements. Understanding all the
needs to play a vital role in the supply chain network Symbol has invested and expanded into all areas of visual
production from design to completion incorporating forefront technology and traditional techniques, achieving high
standards of quality in short lead times and at competitive prices.
Senior Management
Paul Walker, Director
Vicky Davison, Account Manager
Main Member Contact
Paul Walker
Director
paul.walker@symbolgroupuk.com
+44 (0) 1642 467 533
+44 (0) 1642 467 533
Employees: 10 Design; Distributor; Other - Signage; Packaging & Printing
www.symbolgroupuk.com
info@symbolgroupuk.com
Swagelok Teesside
Wellington Court
Moss Way
Preston Farm Business Park
Stockton on Tees
TS18 3TA
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Swagelok Teesside, an authorized Swagelok service centre, is located in Stockton-on-Tees. Swagelok is a global
developer and provider of high-quality and reliable fluid system solutions including products, assemblies and
services for the research, instrumentation, process, oil and gas, power, petrochemical, alternative fuels, and
semiconductor industries. Our team of highly skilled associates are at your disposal, ready to provide assistance
locally whenever it is required. Whether you wish:
• Additional information about either our products or services • Pricing and availability
• Your customer Account Manager to call • Technical assistance
Senior Management
Dave Edwards
Business Development Manager - Teesside & Ireland
david.edwards@swagelok.com
+44 (0) 1325 316 468
Main Member Contact
Dennis Melrose
Technical Manager - Teesside & Ireland
dennis.melrose@swagelok.com
+44 (0) 1325 316 468
+44 (0) 1325 316 468
Employees: 14 Education & Training; Engineering Equipment; Laboratory Equipment
www.swagelok.com/teesside
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Consett
County Durham
DH8 7ND
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Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd is a leading independent manufacturer of performance and speciality chemicals. The
company makes over 100 products, from kilogramme to multi-tonne quantities and exports to over 80 different
countries. With comprehensive technical resources, offices in the USA and China and a global network of
distributors, Thomas Swan serves a well established customer base from major blue-chip companies to small
start-ups alike. Above all, Thomas Swan aims to combine the approachability and flexibility of a family-run
business with the efficiency and professionalism of an international chemical manufacturing company.
Senior Management
Harry Swan
Managing Director
Main Member Contact
Harry Swan
Managing Director
hswan@thomas-swan.co.uk
+44 (0) 1207 505 131
+44 (0) 1207 505 131
Employees: 166 Contract Manufacturing; Fine & Speciality Products
www.thomas-swan.co.uk
Tomlinson Hall &
Co Ltd
Lagonda Road
Cowpen Lane Industrial Estate
Billingham
TS23 4JA
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Recognised again in 2014 by the British Pump Manufacturers Association as the UK,s number 1 Pump Distributor, Tomlinson
Hall & Co Ltd continue to enhance a reputation that has been growing since incorporation in 1919. As a manufacturer in its own
right of the Liquivac®Pump, Tomlinson fully understands the standards that are required by pump end users and other Pump
manufacturers distribution partners. With an established global network of its own distribution partners that extend into China,
Australasia, South and North America as well as Scandinavia and the rest of Europe, Tomlinson Hall are proud to be sole UK
Distributors of Depa Air Operated Diaphragm Pumps, Elro Peristaltic & Richter Pumps. Also distributors of Grundfos, Flowserve,
Alfa Laval & Mono Pumps. Our Workshop Service Crews have accreditation to Lloyds ISO9001-2008 and Safe Contractor.
Senior Management
Tony Keville, Chairman MD
Marc Dale, Sales Director
Paul Dixon, Financial Director
Main Member Contact
Colin Simpson
Business Development Director
colin@tomlinson-hall.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 379 500
+44 (0) 1642 379 500
Employees: 23 Engineering Equipment
www.tomlinson-hall.co.uk
Thermal
Detection
Unit 6
Orde Wingate Way
Primrose Hill Industrial Estate
TS19 0GA
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Thermal Detection are manufacturers of industrial temperature sensors and ancillary products for the process and
manufacturing industries. Additionally we specialise in a particular area within the pharmaceutical/biotechnology
and healthcare sector. Our experience of supplying products for difficult application areas within the Sterile
Services sector is acknowledged both by major OEM’s and end users, many have since standardised on these
products. We are committed to supplying high quality products having been accredited to BS EN ISO9001:2002
since 1993. Sample testing is not carried out, only 100% testing of each product.
Senior Management
Hayley Maloney
Operations Director
Main Member Contact
Neville Mitchell
Managing Director
tdl@thermal-detection.com
+44 (0) 1642 602 878
+44 (0) 1642 602 878
Employees: 7 Engineering Equipment
www.thermal-detection.com
Thermo Fisher
Scientific
Unit 9 Atley Way
North Nelson Industrial Estate
Cramlington
Northumberland
NE23 1WA
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ThermoFisher Scientific’s Bio Process Production Cramlington facility manufactures BioProcess Containers
(single use bag and tubing sets) and Sterile Liquids (cell culture media, chromatography buffers and WFI
quality water) under cleanroom conditions to EU GMP guidelines. Our products are used within the European
biopharmaceutical industry and our US parent supplies the rest of the world. Our focus is on supplying the
customer with the custom products that meet their needs in terms of quality and performance. Great emphasis is
placed on training the staff who work in our modern facility.
Senior Management
Christine Hodgson, Commercial Operations Manager
Liann Bensley, Quality Manager
Julie Dixon, HR Manager
Paul Ross, Financial Controller
Main Member Contact
Nicole Aspinall
Site Leader
nicole.aspinall@thermo.com
+44 (0) 1670 706 702
+44 (0) 1670 734 093
Employees: 168 Biotechnology (Medical)
www.thermo.com/bioproduction
Tolent
Construction
Cleveland House
Dukes Court
Teesside Industrial Estate
Thornaby
Tees Valley
TS17 9LT
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Tolent provide our valued clients with the full range of building & civil engineering projects & maintenance services within the petrochemical
plants & industrial sites of Teesside & beyond, commonly in the capacities of ‘Design & Build’ and/or Principle Contractor. Alongside our
Teesside regional office, Tolent operate from three resident contractor offices & compoundfa cilities at the Wilton & NorthT ees Petrochemical
Sites, and at the SSI/TATA Industrial Site from which our dedicated teams service our clients civil engineering & building needs. The value of
our work ranges from the very small minor repair to the multi-isdciplined major project. Our longstanding reputation for servcie excellence in
the eyes of our clients, starts with our consistent year on year World Class SHE achievements, arguably the most important single factor in
our securing business and achieving steady growth over many years, but Tolent combine this with provision of a capable, forward thinking,
multi-disciplined organisation wholly committed to the well being of our clients on Teesside and nationally.
Senior Management
Phil Jackson, Regional Manager
(Commercial)
Rick Halton, Regional Manager
(Construction)
Main Member Contact
Mark Armstrong, Contracts Manager
marmstrong@tolent.co.uk
Neil Parker, Senior Contracts Surveyor
nparker@tolent.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 308 005
Employees: 500+ Construction, Project Management
www.tolent.co.uk
info@tolent.co.uk
totrain
8 Ridley Mews
Norton
Stockton on Tees
TS20 1DW
Categories:
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Totrain, we deliver solutions in digital, traditional and blended learning. The perfect partnership. We work with
the manufacturing, petrochemical and process industry. We have significant experience in Quality ISO 9001,
Environment ISO 14001 and Health and Safety ISO 18001. We also design bespoke e learning courses and
academies for our clients.
Senior Management
Peter Henry, Director
Helen Hood, Director
John Husband, Director
Main Member Contact
Helen Hood
Director
helen@totrain.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 615 111
+44 (0) 1642 551 592
Employees: 7 Consultants - EHS & Risk Management; Education & Training
www.totrain.co.uk
enquiries@totrain.co.uk
Thermal
Compliance
The Granary
Streatlam Home Farm
Barnard Castle
County Durham
DL12 8TZ
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Thermal Compliance provides validation and temperature mapping services to the pharmaceutical, healthcare
and biotechnology industries. We specialise in the validation of autoclaves to international standards. We provide
temperature and humidity mapping services for Fridges, Freezers, Incubators, Cold Stores, Humidity Cabinets,
Depyrogenation Tunnels and Ovens. We cover a temperature range of -196°C to 400°C. We also now provide
CO2 mapping. We have equipment for hire including Kaye Validators and Data Loggers, and we also supply
products such as: Thermocouples, Autoclave Tape, 3M ETS, Biological Indicators and Towel Pack Tests. Visit our
website for more information.
Senior Management
Chris Maughan, Managing Director
Main Member Contact
Chris Maughan
Managing Director
chrism@thermalcompliance.co.uk
+44 (0) 1833 908 002
+44 (0) 1833 908 002
Employees: Analytical Services; Biotechnology; Engineering Equipment; Pharmaceuticals
www.thermalcompliance.co.uk
enquiries@thermalcompliance.co.uk
Teesside
University
Borough Road
Middlesbrough
Tees Valley
TS1 3BA
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Teesside University Business School offers a range of flexible courses across all functional areas of finance, marketing,
human resources and general management. Traditional management degrees and postgraduate programmes are
available on a part-time basis and we also offer short bites of accredited learning to degree and postgraduate level.
Developed in partnership with the sector, our range of flexible masterclasses support the continuous professional
development needs of the sector; minimising the need for staff to be away from the workplace. Knowledge transfer
activities are an important part of our portfolio and we offer consultancy across all functional areas of business via a range
of flexible models. Whether your company is well established, a recent start-up, or a dream you want to turn into reality, we
can help you to prosper and grow.
Senior Management
Alastair Thomson, Dean
Sue Smith, Assistant Dean Business
Engagement
Main Member Contact
Alastair Thomson
Dean
a.thomson@tees.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1642 342 826
+44 (0) 1642 342 826
Employees: ~2,000 Business Support; Consultants; Education & Training; Research
www.tees.ac.uk/
businesschool
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Turner &
Townsend
Victoria House
Pearson Way
Thornaby
Stockton on Tees
TS17 6PT
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Turner & Townsend is a global professional services organisation that provides consultancy, delivery, operations
and programme management services to businesses that invest in, own and operate assets. With offices located
in 29 countries across six of the world’s seven continents, we are global provider of professional services to the
natural resources, infrastructure and property markets, rewarded for the value we create.
Senior Management
Paul Connolly, Managing Director
Darren Laybourn, Director
Main Member Contact
David Gardner
Director
david.gardner@turntown.co.uk
+44 (0) 7798 582 899
+44 (0) 1642 611 116
Employees: 906
Consultants; Consultants - Construction; Consultants - EHS & Risk Management;
Project Management
www.turnerandtownsend.com
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TTE Technical
Training Group
Edison House
Middlesbrough Road East
South Bank
Middlesbrough
TS6 6TZ
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TTE specialises in the delivery of technical training and consultancy services globally. We are a not-forprofit
organisation reinvesting surpluses into our local community by providing training opportunities and
apprenticeships. We offer an unrivalled international range of training and consultancy services specifically for
industry. We have strong local and global links with over 200 companies operating in a wide range of sectors
including Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Engineering and Petrochemical industries. TTE offers technical equipment,
facilities and a high level of industrial expertise. TTE improves industry performance and enhances lives.
Senior Management
John Taylor, Technical Sales Manager
Asia-Pacific
Alan Wallace, Technical Sales Manager
UK/Europe
Main Member Contact
Steve Grant
Group Managing Director
steve.grant@tte.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 462 266
+44 (0) 1642 462 266
Employees: 100+ Education & Training
www.tte.co.uk
nfo@tte.co.uk
TT
Environmental
Heights Lodge North
Castle Carr Road
Wainstalls
Halifax
HX2 7TR
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TT Environmental Ltd is a specialist environmental consultancy helping the chemical and process industries
deal successfully with compulsory environmental regulations, including Environmental Permit and COMAH,
particularly Environmental Risk Assessment; and chemical safety regulations including CLP and REACH.
We carry out and manage environmental monitoring projects on working sites, including soil, ground gas and
groundwater monitoring, and odour testing. We also model pollutant behaviour in the environment, including air,
rivers, sewers, soil and groundwater.
Senior Management
Janet Greenwood, MD
Sandra Hillier-Brook, Senior Consultant
Main Member Contact
Janet Greenwood
MD
janet@ttenvironmental.co.uk
+44 (0) 1422 242 222
+44 (0) 1422 242 222
Employees: 2 Consultants - EHS & Risk Management
www.ttenvironmental.co.uk
info@ttenvironmental.co.uk
UK Trade &
Investment
UKTI International Trade Centre
RTC North
1 Hylton Park
Wessington Way
Sunderland
SR5 3HD
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UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the government organisation that helps UK-based companies succeed in the
global marketplace and assists overseas companies to invest in the UK economy. UKTI focuses on the sectors
and markets where its work can add the most value for the UK economy with North East exports in excess of
£13.5 billion in goods and services annually. We have products and services specifically designed for companies
new to export and those experienced exporters. Our regionally based International Trade Advisors are ready to
help your business access the wealth of knowledge and experience of the 2,000 UKTI employees based in the
UK, and over 150 overseas offices in 100 markets.
Senior Management
David Coppock, Regional Director
Marie Wilson, Deputy Regional Director
Main Member Contact
To contact your local International
Trade Advisor please contact
+44 (0) 845 050 5054
enquiries@uktinortheast.org.uk
+44 (0) 845 050 5054
Employees: 2000 Business Support
www.ukti.gov.uk
enquiries@uktinortheast.org.uk
Unit Birwelco
c/o px House
Westpoint Road
Stockton-On-Tees
TS17 6BF
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Unit Birwelco is an International engineering and construction contractor and thermal equipment manufacturer
providing a comprehensive range of quality services to a variety of industries in the UK and around the globe.
We deliver leading edge design, engineering, construction and maintenance solutions for complete projects
and individual plants within the process, energy, chemical and petrochemical, refinery and utility sectors of
the economy. Our activities assist clients with all aspects of their operations including new facilities, efficiency
improvements and refurbishments as we aim to create value for clients by applying our expert knowledge,
innovation and technology.
Senior Management
Bill Ledwood, Chairman
Malcolm Oliver, Group Managing Director
Leighton Jenkins, Group Finance Director
Neil Clarke, Executive Director
Main Member Contact
Malcolm Oliver
Group Managing Director
M.Oliver@unitbirwelco.com
+44 (0) 7836 545 193
+44 (0) 1642 625741
Employees: 180 Construction; Engineering Fabrication; Engineering Maintenance; Project Management
www.unitbirwelco.com
north@unitbirwelco.com
University of
Sunderland
Business Services
Edinburgh Building
City Campus Chester Road
Sunderland
SR1 3SD
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We are an innovative, forward-thinking university with high standards of teaching, research and support. We have
strong links with industry and business and seek to support employers in the process industries. Through a highly
responsive partnership approach we have a proven track record of supplying organisations with specialist people,
specialist knowledge and specialist facilities to support businesses during all stages of their development. Contact us
to start a conversation about how we can help with student and graduate projects and internships or to work with our
academic experts to transfer new knowledge and capability into your business.
Senior Management
Phil Marsh, Director of Business Services
David Donkin, Assistant Director of
Business Services
Main Member Contact
Mark Donnelly
Business Development Manager, Business Services
mark.donnelly@sunderland.ac.uk
+44 (0) 191 5153365
+44 (0) 191 515 3555
Employees: >1,000 Business Support; Education and Training; Engineering Maintenance; Research
www.sunderland.ac.uk/business
URS
Infrastructure &
Environment UK
Cedar House
2nd Floor, Building IV
III Acre, Princeton Drive
Teesdale Business Park
Stockton-on-Tees
TS17 6FB
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URS is one of the world’s largest providers of engineering and environmental professional services, with nearly
50,000 staff worldwide. With offices across the UK, we have a strong track record of serving clients in the north
east region. We have built our reputation by developing longstanding partnering arrangements in the public
and private sectors, supporting clients operating in a wide range of sectors including oil and gas, chemical,
pharmaceutical, water resources, transport infrastructure, power and energy, mining and commercial industries.
We also have strong links with the property and development sector and through our work have assisted many
clients unlock the full potential of their asset portfolio.
Senior Management
Bob Hudson, Associate Director
Les Orange, Associate
Richard Lowe, Department Head
Rick Parkman, Department Head
Main Member Contact
Bob Hudson
Associate Director
bob.hudson@urs.com
+44 (0) 191 230 7700
+44 (0) 191 230 7700
Employees: 3,000
Consultants - Engineering; Consultants - EHS & Risk Assessment;
Engineering; Waste Management & Recycling
www.urs.com
TSL Projects
Unit 8, Kingfisher Way
Silverlink Business Park
Wallsend
NE28 9NX
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TSL Projects is a dynamic, specialist design and construction company delivering projects in the sensitive
environments of the Pharmaceutical High Tech Manufacturing and Food sectors, consistently delivering first class
results with new build, refurbishments, fit-out and extensions. Our proactive collaborative approach ensures that
the whole team is aligned to deliver a first class facility, to the agreed programme and budget, safely. We provide
a unique combination of Steel design and detailing and Strip out services which allow quick mobilisation of the
project and control of the quality of the primary installation works. Our design capabilities include Architectural,
Civil, Structural, M&E, Controls and Instrumentation and Validation services.
Senior Management
Jackie Wild, Managing Director
John Mulcahy, Technical Director
Brian Tiffin, Design Director
Main Member Contact
Mark Rowland
Business Development Director
mark.rowland@tslprojects.com
+44 (0) 7880 715 491
+44 (0) 1670 528 492
Employees: 104 Construction; Design; Engineering; Project Management
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Vanguard (2001)
Blenheim Place
Halifax Road
Gateshead
NE11 9HF
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Vanguard 2001 Ltd are an independent Machinery Installation and Factory Relocation specialist with Offices
in Gateshead, Bristol, Worcester and London. Vanguard specialise in Machinery Logistics on all types of Plant
and Production equipment from all Industries. The Company has a dedicated team of highly skilled Engineers
and Surveyors capable of managing a full range of projects from a single machine move through to a complex
International relocation. The company have a wide range of specialist moving equipment tailored to individual
projects as well as the run of the mill equipment for less complex moves. Vanguard can, if required, offer a
full turnkey package complete with full technical support throughout the project. Worldwide shipping, Freight
Forwarding and Specialist Rigging Services are included within the Companies portfolio.
Senior Management
David Spence, Managing Director
Bryan Donaldson, Northern Region Manager
Selby Cowan, Southern and Midlands Region Manager
Les Oliver, Engineering Manager
Main Member Contact
David Spence
Managing Director
info@vanguard2001.co.uk
+44 (0) 191 460 0500
+44 (0) 191 460 0500
Employees: 28 Engineering; Logistics; Project Management
www.vanguard2001.co.uk
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Valves &
Flow Control
Resources
Unit 10b Mickleton Road
Riverside Park Industrial Estate
Middlesbrough
TS2 1RQ
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VFCR Limited is a supplier specializing in the provision of high quality valves and associated equipment to all
sectors of the process industry. We have formed strong supply partnerships with some of the worlds’ leading valve
manufacturers. Our product offering covers control, automation and ¼ turn process valves in a wide range of materials
and specifications. Our aim is to select the right valve to suit our customer’s applications.
Senior Management
Richard Mcloughlin, Director
Roger Diddams, Director
Main Member Contact
Richard Mcloughlin
Director
richard@vfcrltd.com
+44 (0) 1642 222 472
+44 (0) 1642 222 472
Employees: 6 Engineering; Engineering Equipment; Engineering Maintenance
www.vfcrltd.com
sales@vfcrltd.com
Vertellus
Specialties (UK)
Seal Sands Road
Seal Sands
Middlesbrough
Teesside
TS2 1UB
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Vertellus Specialties (UK) Ltd is a COMAH top tier site and is registered to ISO9001-2008. We have full liquid and
solids handling capabilities including distillation, flaking, filtration, granulation and drying. One of our six plants is
equipped to manufacture Biomaterial products to medical device standards. Raw materials handled include Allyl
Chloride, Acrylamide, Methacrylates, Crotonaldehyde, Epichlorohydrin, Hydrogen Peroxide, Maleic Anhydride,
Sulphur Trioxide, Dimethyl Sulphate and Hydrazine. We have our own range of Heterocyclic Boronic Acids and
we have expertise in Tchichibabin, Phosphocholine and Pyridine chemistries.
Senior Management
Stef Magnani, Regional Manufacturing
Director - UK & India
Mike Sandford, Regional Regulatory
Manager - Europe & India
Main Member Contact
Andrew Walker
Regional Quality Manager - Europe & India
awalker@vertellus.com
+44 (0) 1642 542 016
+44 (0) 1642 546 546
Employees: 74 Biotechnology (Medical); FIne & Specialty Products; Other
www.vertellus.com
Victrex
Victrex Polymer Solutions
Seal Sands
Middlesbrough
TS2 1UB
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Victrex plc, is the leading global manufacturer of high performance Polyaryletherketones. The company has two
divisions: Victrex Polymer Solutions focuses on transport, industrial and electronics markets with brand names
such as VICTREX® PEEK polymer, VICOTE® coatings, APTIV® films, and VICTREX Pipes™. Invibio® Biomaterial
Solutions provides access to highly specialised biocompatible PEEK-based materials and services for medical
device manufacturers. With production facilities in the UK backed by sales and distribution centres serving more
than 30 countries worldwide, our global market development, sales and technical support services work hand-inhand
with customers offering practical assistance in the areas of processing, design and application development.
Senior Management
David Buck, Manufacturing Manager
Main Member Contact
Dave Buck
Manaufacturing Manager
dbuck@victrex.com
+44 (0) 1642 543 181
+44 (0) 1642 543 150
Employees: 600 Fine & Speciality Products
www.victrex.com
hr@victrex.com
Vopak Terminal
Teesside
Seal Sands
Middlesbrough
TS2 1UA
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Vopak Terminal Teesside Limited is one of a network of 4 UK and 84 worldwide terminals run by global market
leader in bulk liquid storage Royal Vopak of Rotterdam. The Teesside terminal conveniently situated at the mouth
of the River Tees at Seal Sands is one of the largest bulk liquid chemical and fuel blending storage facilities in
the UK. As a top tier COMAH site it operates to the highest safety and quality standards. Currently operating at a
capacity of 287,000m³ Vopak offers a comprehensive range of tank sizes, facilities and services to its customers.
Senior Management
Jason Hornsby
Commercial Manager UK
Main Member Contact
Stephen Lowdon
Senior Sales Manager UK
stephen.lowdon@vopak.com
+44 (0) 1642 543 615
+44 (0) 1642 546 767
Employees: 176 Logistics
www.vopak.co.uk
Vintage, Chartered
Financial Planners
Waterloo House
Teesdale South
Thornaby on Tees
TS17 6SA
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Vintage are a firm of Chartered Financial Planners, based in Teesside. Now in our 25th year, we are dedicated
at helping our clients achieve their financial goals and aspirations. We provide independent financial advice to
individuals and trustees who are looking to build, manage and protect their wealth.
Now in our 25th year, we have recently launched a dedicated service to help companies fulfill and, go beyond,
their legal obligations with regards to the new group pension requirements for employees. For more information,
please visit our website at www.vintage-fp.com
Senior Management
Steven Hodgson, Partner
Paul Adams, Partner
Sam Tate, Business Development
Manager
Main Member Contact
Sam Tate
Business Development Manager
samtate@vintage-fp.com
+44 (0) 7545 561 998
+44 (0) 1642 525 050
Employees: 10
Business Support; Consultants - Business & Management;
Legal & Financial Services
www.vintage-fp.com
samtate@vintage-fp.com
Veolia Water
Technologies UK
Windsor Court
Kingsmead Business Park
High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
HP11 1JU
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Veolia Water Technologies UK is part of Veolia Water Technologies, a subsidiary of Veolia. Veolia Water Technologies
specialises in delivering water purification systems and service support for a wide range of industrial and
pharmaceutical applications. From raw water treatment and rinsing, to boiler feed, CIP and water recovery, we can
support your complete water cycle. Our knowledge and understanding of your production is key to providing cost
effective and sustainable water treatment solutions. Our systems incorporate the latest technologies to help meet the
increasingly strict environmental requirements and economical pressures facing industries today. We can support your
water treatment system through our AQUAservice contracts with 4, 8 or 24 hour response. We also offer short/long term
hire of mobile water solutions to provide independent supply of process water to support you during plant shutdown.
Senior Management
Martyn Fisher, Managing Director
Main Member Contact
Sukhi Dhanhoa
Marketing Communications Manager, Process Water
sukhi.dhanhoa@veolia.com
+44 (0) 1628 897 020
+44 (0) 1628 897 000
Employees:
Consultants - Engineering; Consultants - Productivity & Resource Efficiency;
Laboratory Equipment; Waste Management & Recycling
www.veoliawatertechnologies.co.uk
Utilitywise
Utilitywise House
30-31 Long Row
Market Dock
South Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE33 1JA
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We help businesses get more value out of their energy contracts, reduce their energy consumption and lower their
carbon footprint.
From getting a quote for your business energy, reducing your energy consumption and lowering your carbon footprint
Utilitywise covers it all, including: smart meters, ground-breaking circuit level energy monitoring, carbon credits, energy
audits, fitting energy saving devices to site, EUETS and EPBD.
Senior Management
Geoff Thompson, Chief Executive Officer
Adam Thompson, Chief Operating Officer
Andrew Richardson, Chief Financial Officer
Michael Dent, Sales & Marketing Director
Main Member Contact
Darren Sutherland
Business Development Mnager
darren.sutherland@utilitywise.com
+44 (0) 7407 374 075
+44 (0) 191 425 4799
Employees: 432 Energy; Utilities & Facilities Management
www.utilitywise.com/nepic
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Formed in 1980, Wolviston has become a leading name in the Recruitment Industry and we are constantly
evolving, finding new markets to maintain our competitive edge to support the major shift in global economies,
working with our clients to reduce operating costs. The Group provides permanent staff recruitment, search
and selection, temporary personnel and has grown significantly, both organically and by strategic acquisition, to
match demands of client, global, political and economic performance. Wolviston Group brands in the UK include;
Wolviston Management Services Ltd, Manning Limited, Wolviston Training Resources, Wolviston HR Solutions
and T.J. Hazell (Engineering Consultants) Ltd.
Senior Management
Sam Anderson, Group Operations Director
Robert Fisher, Recruitment Manager
Carol Bradley, Contractor & Client Manager
Main Member Contact
Sally Renwick
Executive Administration Manager
srenwick@wolviston.com
+44 (0) 1642 607 375
+44 (0) 1642 607 375
Employees: 50+ Consultants - Human Resources; Education & Training; Recruitment
www.wolviston.com
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WorleyParsons
Europe
Unit 8
Byland Way
Belasis Hall Technology Park
Billingham
TS23 4EB
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WorleyParsons is a leading provider of professional services to the resources & energy sectors and complex process
industries. Our services cover the full facilities spectrum both in size and lifecycle - from the creation of new assets to
services that sustain and enhance operating assets. In four customer sector groups - Hydrocarbons, Power, Minerals
& Metals (including Chemicals), and Infrastructure & Environment, WorleyParsons offers extensive expertise delivered
by local specialists across our comprehensive global network. WorleyParsons’ Improve is a core service for brownfield
operations focused on the delivery of small to large projects, upgrades, de-bottlenecking, maintenance projects, project
portfolio management and support services to sustain assets and improve business performance.
Senior Management
Ian Taylor, Business Unit General Mgr
David Torode, Manager of Projects
Tom McGoldrick, Delivery Manager
Gary Dunn, NE Engineering Manager
Main Member Contact
Richard Brady
Director of Business Development
richard.j.brady@worleyparsons.com
+44 (0) 1642 373 812
+44 (0) 1642 373 810
Employees: 1,200 Consultants - Engineering, Engineering
www.worleyparsons.com
james.r.allen@worleyparsons
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Wolviston House
5 Falcon Court
Stockton-on-Tees
Cleveland
TS18 3TS
Wilton Centre
Wilton Centre
Redcar
Cleveland
TS10 4RF
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Wilton Centre is set in a 75 acre landscaped park with its own lake and courtyards, the spacious complex provides a
range of high quality office space, fully serviced laboratories and excellent pilot plant/scale-up accommodation plus
ample development opportunities. Situated in the North East of England between Wilton International site and the
picturesque Cleveland Hills, the centre is strategically located within easy reach of the A1(M) and key transport links
and is only ten minutes from central Middlesbrough. Wilton Centre is one of the country’s best known locations for
leading edge research and development facilities with high specification office space. It is currently home to over 60
companies, including a number of prestigious multinationals and collectively they have helped to establish a significant
research and technology community.
Senior Management
Chris Mitchell, Asset Manager
Steve Duffield, Centre Manager
Main Member Contact
Stephen Duffield
Site Director
steve.duffield@wiltoncentre.co.uk
+44 (0) 1642 438 012
+44 (0) 1642 438 050
Employees: 20 Research; Utilities & Facilities Management
www.wiltoncentre.com
Williams Process
35 Gypsy Lane
Nunthorpe
Middlesbrough
TS7 0DU
Categories:
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Williams Process is a specialist Process Consultancy, set up to help its customers make their manufacturing
processes Efficient, Effective and Compliant. With increasing pressures on Quality, Safety, Speed and Cost
from customers and regulators, it is essential to get the most from manufacturing processes. The fundamentals
of Science and Engineering play a big part in this. Williams Process takes technical expertise in science and
engineering, along with practical experience of designing and optimising processes, and uses them to support
your process needs.
Senior Management
Bruce Williams, Director
Main Member Contact
Bruce Williams
Director
bruce@williamsprocess.co.uk
+44 (0) 7944 766 508
+44 (0) 1642 688 228
Employees:
Biotechnology (Industrial & Medical); Consultants - Engineering; Consultants - EHS
& Risk Management; Consultants - Productivity & Resource Efficiency
www.williamsprocess.co.uk
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Associates International)
Trent House
RTC Business Park
London Rd
Derby
DE24 8UP
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Witt O’Brien’s Ltd. (formerly known as LINK Associates International) is a global leader in helping organisations
to be Crisis Confident through realistic simulations, expert con sultancy, software products and response services.
With tailored services in safety management, emergency management, crisis management, business continuity and
crisis communications, we can help you to control the outcome. We can test your capability, plans and response
systems with multi-team extended scenarios exercises. Witt O’Br ien’s specialises in enhancing individual and
team capability through unforgettable training using realistic simulations of your potential emergency and crisis
management situations. Our client base extends over most public and private sector process industries including
chemicals, oil & gas, utilities and power generation.
Senior Management Main Member Contact
Richard Howes
General Manager
rhowes@wittobriens.com
+44 (0) 7799 416 829
+44 (0) 1332 222299
Employees: 80 Consultants - EHS & Risk Management
www.wittobriens.co.uk
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Wilde Analysis
Brindley Lodge
Adcroft Street
Stockport
Cheshire
SK1 3HS
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Formed in 1980, Wilde Analysis is an independent full service provider of market leading FEA, CFD, safety
& reliability engineering and optimisation solutions to the process, power generation and related industries,
comprising engineering software, multi-disciplined consultancy and training. Our services cover structural and fluid
dynamics analysis, fluid network modelling, qualitative and quantitative risk assessment (including HAZOP& LOPA),
functional safety, asset performance management and reliability centred maintenance. With a comprehensive
software portfolio, including ANSYS, Plaxis, Flownex and ReliaSoft, we uniquely offer a full suite of technologies to
optimise the design and operation of products and processes for performance, safety and reliability.
Senior Management
Brian Miller, Sales & Marketing Director
David Deakin, Managing Director
Simon Leefe, Technical Director
Graham Morley, Business Unit Manager - Safety & Reliability
Main Member Contact
Brian Miller
Sales & Marketing Director
bmiller@wildeanalysis.co.uk
+44 (0) 161 474 7479
+44 (0) 161 474 7479
Employees: 35
Consultants - EHS & Risk Management; Consultants - Engineering;
Education & Training; Software Solutions
www.wildeanalysis.co.uk
info@wildeanalysis.co.uk
Ward Hadaway
Sandgate House
102 Quayside
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 3DX
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Ward Hadaway is one of the top 100 law firms in the UK with offices in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester.
Our chemical and pharmaceutical group provides clients with commercial legal advice on all issues affecting the
sector including funding, acquisitions and disposals, intellectual property, energy and SHE compliance issues,
construction and energy, planning, property, employment, and competition issues. Our clients range from multinational
manufacturers and site operators to smaller supply chain businesses. We can advise on all relevant matters including
major process infrastructure projects, plant maintenance and shutdown, workforce management and corporate
transactions. Whatever your situation, we have the resources and the know-how to help you.
Senior Management
Colin Hewitt, Partner
Damien Charlton, Partner
Mike Spetch, Partner
Main Member Contact
Mark Whitehead
Partner, Head of Energy and Utilities
mark.whitehead@wardhadaway.com
+44 (0) 191 204 4214
+44 (0) 191 204 4000
Legal & Financial Services
www.wardhadaway.com
Employees: 440
WH Partnership
Staithes 2
The Watermark
Gateshead
NE11 9SN
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WHP is a specialist engineering company with a heritage rooted in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical
industries. We are experts in delivering processing systems and cleanroom facilities worldwide. Put simply, we
provide engineering solutions which enable our clients to make money. We are an integrated solution provider,
bringing everything together under one professionally-qualified, technically-proficient roof.
Whatever your cleanroom or process needs, WHP can help.
Senior Management
Nigel Hall, Managing Director
Richard Anderson, Sales Director
David Weir, Technical Director
Main Member Contact
Richard Anderson
Sales Director
richard.anderson@wh-partnership.com
+44 (0) 191 460 9295
+44 (0) 191 460 9295
Employees:
Consultants - Construction; Consultants - Engineering; Design;
Engineering - Fabrication
www.wh-partnership.com
recruitment@whpartnership.
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York Potash
10 Manor Court
Manor Garth
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO11 3TU
Categories:
Profile
York Potash Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sirius Minerals plc. Sirius is a UK-listed, potash
development company. The York Potash Project, a proposal to build a state-of-the-art potash mine south
of Whitby and transport the mined ore, via an underground system, to a materials handling and granulation
facility in Teesside, is the company’s flagship project. It represents a £1.5 billion investment and has the
potential to help Sirius to become a leading global potash and multi-nutrient producer. The project will create
thousands of jobs and a range of opportunities for businesses across the region.
Senior Management
Gareth Edmunds, External Affairs Director
Matt Parsons, External Affairs Manager
Main Member Contact
Matt Parsons
External Affairs Manager
matt.parsons@siriusminerals.com
+44 (0) 1723 470 010
+44 (0) 1723 470010
Employees: 60 Other
www.yorkpotash.co.uk
info@yorkpotash.co.uk
WRL Glass
Media
Puddlers Road
South Tees Industrial Park
South Bank
Middlesbrough
TS6 6TX
Categories:
Profile
Established in February 2012, WRL Glass Media is situated on a three and a half acre site in a brand new 29,000 square foot
manufacturing facility on Puddlers Road, South Bank, Middlesbrough. WRL Glass Media produces a glass media from 100%
recycled mixed glass cullet which has been collected on local authority kerbside schemes from within the UK. The cullet received
on site is a sub 12mm mixed glass which is too small to go for re-melt and would otherwise be used as a low value aggregate or
utilised in landfill capping. WRL Glass Media is an inert product which can be used in filtration applications ranging from leisure
swimming pools, aquariums, bore-holes, watertreatment works, irrigation systems, aquaculture and in other domestic or industrial
water filtration operations. It can be used as an environmentalyl sustainable direct replacement for traditional shot blast media
such as Garnet, Chilled Iron, Olivine, Coppe,r Slag and as an additive in cementation products such as concerte, plaster and filler.
Senior Management
Gareth Godwin, Manager
Paul Stonehouse, Sales and Marketing
Paul Urwin, Production Manager
Main Member Contact
Gareth Godwin
Manager
gareth@wardrecyclingltd.co.uk
+44 (0) 7735 678 463
+44 (0) 1642 458 665
Employees: 5 Waste Management & Recycling; Consumer Products; Other
www.wrlglassmedia.co.uk
mel@wardrecvclingltd.co.uk
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Multichem
Tyne Mill Industrial Estate
Hexham
Northumberland
NE46 1XL
Categories:
Profile
Multichem develops and manufactures a range of pigment and dye-based inks for marker pens. These
include whiteboard, permanent and highlighter inks which are supplied to pen manufacturers globally. Our
main production facility is based in Hexham, Northumberland and we also manufacture in Kunshan, China.
We are experienced in handling flammable liquids and of fer a contract manufacturing service for products
of this nature to companies wishing to out-source or scale up. We are accredited to all major national and
international standards and are ISO 9001 and 14001 certified. W e are also active members of EWIMA
(European Writing Instruments Manufacturers Association).
Senior Management
Rob Nirsimloo, Chief Executive
Michael Nelson, Director of Operations
Main Member Contact
Rob Nirsimloo
Chief Executive
rob@multichem.net
+44 (0) 1434 606 085
+44 (0) 1434 606 085
Employees: 14 Contract Manufacturing; Fine & Speciality Products
www.multichem.com
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Kelly Services
33 Grey Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE1 6EE
Categories:
Profile
Kelly Services are a global leader in staffing solutions and we have offices based throughout the UK that are
strategically placed to help our clients with their growth and staffing requirements. In Newcastle, we have specialist
Consultants in Sales and Marketing, Business Support and Industrial sectors who are best placed in their respective
sector. This enables teams to appreciate the diversity of challenges for both clients and candidates within these
sectors. We also work closely with our colleagues in our Engineering and Scientific branches to enable us to offer
a full service to all clients we work with. Formed in 1946 in Troy, Michigan, Kelly Services has excellent industry
connections and combined with its creativity and professionalism, it is able to attract some of the best qualified
and most sought after candidates in the business.
Senior Management
Gary Jones, Vice President & Managing
Director - UK & Ireland UK
Deb Pettingill, Director
Main Member Contact
Jane Clark
Branch Manager
jane.clark@kellyservices.co.uk
+44 (0) 191 230 1177
+44 (0) 191 230 1177
Employees: 200+
Business Support; Consultants - Business & Management; Consultants - General;
Recruitment
www.kellyservices.co.uk
newcastle@kellyservices
.co.uk
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Aquilant Scientific (Presearch)
Biochemica UK
Bruker UK
Cambridge Research Biochemicals
CatalySystems
CSI Drug & Alcohol Testing
Durham University
Edwards Analytical
Intertek Wilton
Lucion Environmental
Newcastle University
School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials
SCM Pharma
SGS United Kingdom
Tata Steel Teesside Technology Centre (TTC)
Thermal Compliance
Air Products
Bio-Sep
Biomass CHP
CatalySystems
CPI (Centre for Process Innovation)
Ensus
ethical partnership
Harvest Energy
Impetus Waste Management
NFPAS Auctions
NNFCC
Nova Pangaea Technologies
Plaxica
PYReco
Solvert
Aquilant Scientific (Presearch)
Bouygues Energies & Services
CPI (Centre for Process Innovation)
Organic Engineering Solutions
Progressive Energy
Shott Trinova LLP
Solvert
Williams Process
Aquilant Scientific (Presearch)
Biopharmaceutical Bioprocessing Technology Centre
Bouygues Energies & Services
Cambridge Research Biochemicals
Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies
Glythera
Hart Biologicals
NHS Innovations North
SCM Pharma
Thermal Compliance
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Vertellus Specialties (UK)
Williams Process
1600 Systems
Active Business Support
Arch, The Northumberland Development Company
Bayley Security
Bionow
BWC Performance
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192
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126
Chemical Industries Association
Cogent SSC
CSI Drug & Alcohol Testing
Falck Fire Services
HGF Limited
i2i Business Solutions LLP
IChemE
IP Group
JBX-Evolve
Jumpstart
Lisam Systems
National Skills Academy Process Industries
NECC (North East Chamber of Commerce)
NHS Innovations North
NKA Public Affairs
NOF Energy
Northstar Ventures
Northumbria University
PAFENA
PCF Solutions
Processium
ProSalus
RDW Creative
Red Virtual Administration Services (Redvas)
Robert Alexander Management Services (RAMS)
RTC North
Securitas Security Services
Spearhead Interactive
System Growth Consulting
Tait Walker Chartered Accountants
Tees Valley Unlimited
Teesside University
UK Trade & Investment
University of Sunderland
Vintage, Chartered Financial Planners
ABFAD Limited
AMEC
Balfour Beatty
BES
Bilfinger
Cape Industrial Services
Cavendish Northern
Clugston Construction
Cofely Fabricom GDF SUEZ
Cordell Group Limited
Costain Natural Resources
Doosan Babcock Ltd
Driver Group
Esh Facilities
Excelerate Energy
Faithful+Gould
Foster Wheeler Energy
Haden Freeman (HFL)
Hertel
Interserve
Jacobs
K Home International
KDC
MCE Group
Meldrum Construction Services
Plenary Project Solutions
px group
Robert Alexander Management Services (RAMS)
Simon Storage
Stork Technical Services
Tolent Construction
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BIORESOURCES & RENEWABLES
BIOTECHNOLOGY (INDUSTRIAL)
BIOTECHNOLOGY (MEDICAL)
CONSTRUCTION
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TSL Projects
Unit Birwelco
ABB Consulting
Active Business Support
Anson Corporate Media
ARK Associates
Ashville Management
Bionow
BWC Performance
Change Work Coaching
Exclusive
G4S Secure Solutions (UK)
i2i Business Solutions LLP
J6 Ltd
JBX-Evolve
Leven Consultancy
Mann Teknik AB
Market Focus
NISP Network
Optimal Asset Management Limited
The Parker Consultancy
PCF Solutions
ramarketing
RDW Creative
Red Virtual Administration Services (Redvas)
Robert Alexander Management Services (RAMS)
Shott Trinova LLP
System Growth Consulting
Vintage, Chartered Financial Planners
d3associates
ethical partnership
Faithful+Gould
Interserve
IRIS Engineering and Technology
Robert Alexander Management Services (RAMS)
Silverstone Building Consultancy
Turner & Townsend
WH Partnership
ABB Consulting
Ashville Management
BWC Performance
Cenelec Standards Inspections
Chemical Industries Association
CRA
CSI Drug & Alcohol Testing
DRD Consultants
ENVIRON
Eversheds LLP
Falck Safety Services
Foster Wheeler Energy
Frazer-Nash Consultancy
Gexcon
GSE Systems
HFL Risk Services
IChemE
IRIS Engineering and Technology
Jacobs
MACAW Engineering
MMI Engineering
North Functional Safety Management
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Parsons Brinckerhoff
RVA Group
Sembcorp UK Protection Group
totrain
TT Environmental
Turner & Townsend
URS Infrastructure & Environment UK
Wilde Analysis
Williams Process
Witt O’Brien’s Ltd (formerly LINK Associates International)
ABB Consulting
Advanced Engineering Solutions
AM Engineering
AMP Consultants
Ashville Management
Axiom Engineering Associates
Blackmonk Engineering
CompactGTL
Costain Natural Resources
Fine Facilities Management
Foster Wheeler Energy
Frazer-Nash Consultancy
Gexcon
Grimley Smith Associates
GSE Systems
Haden Freeman (HFL)
IChemE
Industrial Automation & Control
Industrial Technology Systems (ITS Ltd)
IRIS Engineering and Technology
JBA Engineering
JEC Vac Solutions
K Home International
Leven Consultancy
Lokring Northern (UK)
MACAW Engineering
Meldrum Construction Services
MMI Engineering
Nortech Solutions
Organic Engineering Solutions
Parsons Brinckerhoff
Process Systems Enterprise
ProSalus
RVA Group
School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials
Siemens
Springfield NE
Tanton Technology
TTE Technical Training Group
URS Infrastructure & Environment UK
Veolia Water Technologies UK
WH Partnership
Wilde Analysis
Williams Process
WorleyParsons Europe
Baker Mallett LLP
Blackwell Water Consultancy
Commark
CRA
Devine Chemicals
DRD Consultants
Durham University
empatec regulatory services
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CONSULTANTS - CONSTRUCTION
CONSULTANTS - EHS & RISK MANAGEMENT
CONSULTANTS - ENGINEERING
CONSULTANTS - GENERAL
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Grimley Smith Associates
MACAW Engineering
My Insurance Broker
NKA Public Affairs
Northumbria University
Parsons Brinckerhoff
ramarketing
Sembcorp UK Protection Group
Teesside University
Turner & Townsend
Active Business Support
Chemical Industries Association
DBA HR Solutions Limited
Exclusive
HR2day
JBX-Evolve
PAFENA
PCF Solutions
Populus
Wolviston Group
ACEDA
CPD
ecom instruments UK
Industrial Thinking
J6 Ltd
Paramount Power and Data
Anson Corporate Media
Ashville Management
Biochemica UK
BWC Performance
DRD Consultants
IntensiChem
JRP Solutions
Lokring Northern (UK)
Optimal Asset Management Limited
PCF Solutions
picme
SeerPharma (UK)
Siemens
Veolia Water Technologies UK
Williams Process
Alfavet Animal Healthcare
International Paint
MSA - The Safety Company
SCA Hygiene Products UK Ltd
WRL Glass Media
British Rema
Classic Industries Europe
Eco-Genics
Evolution Valves
Exwold Technology
Fine Industries
Fulbeck
Hart Biologicals
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Industrial Automation & Control
The Metal Drum Company
MP Storage & Blending
MSA - The Safety Company
Multichem
Parkland Engineering
Sanofi
SCM Pharma
Thomas Swan & Company
ACEDA
BES
Horizonworks Marketing
JBA Engineering
Komodo Digital
Nortech Solutions
Process Systems Enterprise
ramarketing
Surreal
Symbol Signs & Screenprint
Teesprint & Design
TSL Projects
WH Partnership
a1-envirosciences
AxFlow
Devine Chemicals
Hydron Industrial
JULABO UK
MCE Group
Organic Engineering Solutions
Symbol Signs & Screenprint
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CONSULTANTS - IT & TELECOMS
CONSULTANTS - PRODUCTIVITY &
RESOURCE EFFICIENCY
CONSUMER PRODUCTS
CONTRACT MANUFACTURING
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1600 Systems
Active Business Support
ARK Associates
Bionow
Biopharmaceutical Bioprocessing Technology Centre
Cenelec Standards Inspections
Centre for Sustainable Chemical Processes
Change Work Coaching
CIEC Promoting Science
Code Vanilla
Cogent SSC
DBA HR Solutions Limited
DRD Consultants
Durham University
Falck Safety Services
Gexcon
HR2day
IChemE
Industrial Technology Systems (ITS Ltd)
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
JBX-Evolve
Middlesbrough College
National Skills Academy Process Industries
Newcastle College
Newcastle University
Northumbria University
The Parker Consultancy
Paul Frost Media
picme
ProSalus
Redcar & Cleveland College
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EDUCATION & TRAINING
RTC North
School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials
SeerPharma (UK)
Spearhead Interactive
Swagelok Teesside
Teesside University
totrain
TTE Technical Training Group
University of Sunderland
Wilde Analysis
Wolviston Group
ABFAD Limited
Axiom Engineering Associates
Bayley Security
Bulk Tainer Logistics & Bettersafe International
Cape Industrial Services
CPD
CRA
CSI Drug & Alcohol Testing
Falck Fire Services
Gexcon
Hawkes Fire
K Home International
Lisam Systems
Loadtec Engineered Systems
Lockout Tagout Safety
MSA - The Safety Company
Newcastle International Airport
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Big Solar
ethical partnership
Five-Quarter Energy Holdings
JRP Solutions
Organic Engineering Solutions
SGS United Kingdom
Utilitywise
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EHS &RISK ASSESSMENT
ENERGY
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Flowserve
Frazer-Nash Consultancy
Garlock GB
Grimley Smith Associates
GSE Systems
Hertel
Industrial Automation & Control
Industrial Technology Systems (ITS Ltd)
International Innovative Technologies
Jacobs
JBA Engineering
KGM Refrigeration
MACAW Engineering
Nortech Solutions
Nova Pangaea Technologies
Plenary Project Solutions
Process Systems Enterprise
Progressive Energy
ProSalus
px group
Redhall
Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK
Simon Storage
Springfield NE
Tanton Technology
TSL Projects
URS Infrastructure & Environment UK
Valves & Flow Control Resources
Vanguard (2001)
WorleyParsons Europe
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Fine Facilities Management
Mann Teknik AB
Meldrum Construction Services
Unit Birwelco
WH Partnership
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ENGINEERING - FABRICATION
Advanced Engineering Solutions
BOC
Bulk Tainer Logistics & Bettersafe International
CatalySystems
Chemical Process Solutions
Crane ChemPharma & Energy Flow Solutions
Doosan Babcock Ltd
ecom instruments UK
Evolution Valves
HSP Valves
International Innovative Technologies
IPS Flow Systems
JEC Vac Solutions
John Morfield
JULABO UK
KGM Refrigeration
Loadtec Engineered Systems
Lokring Northern (UK)
Mann Teknik AB
MSA - The Safety Company
Parker domnick hunter
Parkland Engineering
Perry Process Equipment
Quantum Controls
Sandvik Materials Technology
Springfield NE
Swagelok Teesside
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128
129
134
136
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158
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ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT
ABB Consulting
ACEDA
AM Engineering
AMEC
AxFlow
Axiom Engineering Associates
Balfour Beatty
BES
Bilfinger
Bouygues Energies & Services
Cavendish Northern
Cenelec Standards Inspections
Chemical Process Solutions
Cofely Fabricom GDF SUEZ
CompactGTL
Cordell Group Limited
Costain Natural Resources
CRA
d3associates
Doosan Babcock Ltd
Evolution Valves
Excelerate Energy
Faithful+Gould
Fine Facilities Management
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Thermal Compliance
Thermal Detection
Tomlinson Hall & Co Ltd
Valves & Flow Control Resources
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AlphaGraphics North East
Anson Corporate Media
Bionow
Cal Carey Photography & Video
Commark
Cool Blue Brand Communications
DeVere Slaley Hall
Horizonworks Marketing
i2i Business Solutions LLP
ISOS Films
Komodo Digital
NKA Public Affairs
Paul Frost Media
ramarketing
RDW Creative
Secure Photographic Services
Surreal
Teesprint & Design
EVENT MANAGEMENT, MARKETING & PR
Cambridge Research Biochemicals
Centre for Sustainable Chemical Processes
Chemoxy International Ltd
CPI (Centre for Process Innovation)
Dow Chemical Company Limited
DuPont Teijin Films
Fine Industries
Flowserve
Fulbeck
High Force Research
Huntsman Pigments
IntensiChem
International Paint
Johnson Matthey
Lucite International
Lucite International Speciality Polymers and Resins
Mineral & Chemical Services
Multichem
NewChem Technologies
Plaxica
Shott Trinova LLP
Thomas Swan & Company
Vertellus Specialties (UK)
Victrex
a1-envirosciences
Bruker UK
JULABO UK
Labtex
SGS United Kingdom
Swagelok Teesside
Veolia Water Technologies UK
LABORATORY EQUIPMENT
Bond Dickinson
Eversheds LLP
HGF Limited
IP Group
Jacksons Law Firm
Lockton Companies LLP
Murgitroyd & Company
My Insurance Broker
Square One Law
Tait Walker Chartered Accountants
Vintage, Chartered Financial Planners
Ward Hadaway
LEGAL & FINANCIAL SERVICES
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162
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167
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Agility Logistic Solutions
AV Dawson UK
BOC
Bulk Tainer Logistics & Bettersafe International
Camair Freight Solutions
Casper Shipping
Clugston Construction
Durham Tees Valley Airport
Esh Facilities
Graypen
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120
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126
127
127
131
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141
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LOGISTICS
21 Degrees
ABFAD Limited
Advanced Engineering Solutions
AMEC
AxFlow
Cape Industrial Services
Cenelec Standards Inspections
Chemical Process Solutions
Cordell Group Limited
CPD
d3associates
Doosan Babcock Ltd
DTEC Site Services
Eco-Genics
Fine Facilities Management
Garlock GB
GSE Systems
Industrial Technology Systems (ITS Ltd)
JEC Vac Solutions
KGM Refrigeration
Lokring Northern (UK)
MCE Group
Meldrum Construction Services
Parkland Engineering
Pipetech BI
Precision Processing Services
Redhall
SGS United Kingdom
Unit Birwelco
University of Sunderland
Valves & Flow Control Resources
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115
115
118
120
127
128
129
133
133
135
136
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138
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146
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ENGINEERING MAINTENANCE
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Air Products
AkzoNobel Powder Coatings
Applied Graphene Materials UK
Biochemica UK
FINE & SPECIALITY PRODUCTS
BOC
Brenntag UK & Ireland
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a1-envirosciences
AkzoNobel Powder Coatings
AlphaGraphics North East
AxFlow
BCECA
British Rema
Cleveland Scientific Institution
DeVere Slaley Hall
Draeger Safety UK
ECIA (Engineering Construction Industry Association)
Eco-Genics
Elite Serviced Apartments
Excelerate Energy
Falck Fire Services
Graypen
Hart Biologicals
JULABO UK
Jumpstart
Komodo Digital
My Insurance Broker
NFPAS Auctions
Oranmore Environmental Services Ltd
PAFENA
Paramount Power and Data
Progressive Energy
Python Properties
REMBE
Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK
Secure Photographic Services
Securitas Security Services
SeerPharma (UK)
The Shred Centre
Spearhead Interactive
Surreal
Symbol Signs & Screenprint
Vertellus Specialties (UK)
WRL Glass Media
York Potash
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The Metal Drum Company
Surreal
Symbol Signs & Screenprint
Teesprint & Design
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191
PACKAGING & PRINTING
GrowHow UK
Huntsman Polyurethanes
ISS Projects
Kemira Chemicals (UK)
Lotte Chemical UK
Plaxica
SABIC UK Petrochemicals
SNF Oil and Gas
Solvert
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Aesica Pharmaceuticals
Biopharmaceutical Bioprocessing Technology Centre
CPI (Centre for Process Innovation)
empatec regulatory services
Epax Pharma UK
Fine Industries
Flowserve
GlaxoSmithKline
High Force Research
IntensiChem
ISS Projects
MSD Cramlington
NewChem Technologies
Piramal Healthcare (UK)
Sanofi
SCM Pharma
SeerPharma (UK)
Shasun Pharma Solutions
Shott Trinova LLP
The Specials Laboratory
Thermal Compliance
116
123
134
139
140
143
144
146
150
154
156
167
169
176
183
184
185
186
186
188
192
PHARMACEUTICALS
Garlock GB
Lucite International Speciality Polymers and Resins
SNF Oil and Gas
146
163
187
POLYMER & RUBBER
Johnson Partners Ltd
MP Storage & Blending
Newcastle International Airport
PD Ports
Returnable Packaging Services
Simon Storage
Vanguard (2001)
Vopak Terminal Teesside
158
166
168
175
181
187
196
197
OTHER
LOGISTICS (continued)
ACEDA
AMEC
AVEVA Solutions
Baker Mallett LLP
Balfour Beatty
Bayley Security
BES
Bilfinger
Blackwell Water Consultancy
Bouygues Energies & Services
Cavendish Northern
Clugston Construction
Cofely Fabricom GDF SUEZ
Cordell Group Limited
d3associates
Doosan Babcock Ltd
Eco-Genics
Faithful+Gould
Foster Wheeler Energy
Frazer-Nash Consultancy
Grimley Smith Associates
Haden Freeman (HFL)
Hertel
Hydron Industrial
Interserve
IRIS Engineering and Technology
115
118
120
121
121
121
122
122
124
125
128
131
131
133
135
136
138
142
144
145
147
148
149
151
154
155
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
BP Exploration
Brenntag UK & Ireland
Cape Industrial Services
Centre for Sustainable Chemical Processes
ConocoPhillips Petroleum Co
Devine Chemicals
Flowserve
125
125
127
129
132
136
144
PETROCHEMICALS & COMMODITY CHEMICALS
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ISS Projects
Jacobs
JBA Engineering
K Home International
Optimal Asset Management Limited
The Parker Consultancy
Parsons Brinckerhoff
Plenary Project Solutions
Precision Processing Services
px group
Redhall
Silverstone Building Consultancy
Simon Storage
Springfield NE
System Growth Consulting
Tanton Technology
Tolent Construction
TSL Projects
Turner & Townsend
Unit Birwelco
Vanguard (2001)
156
157
157
159
173
174
175
177
177
179
181
187
187
188
190
191
193
194
194
195
196
CDS Recruitment
CY Partners
DBA HR Solutions Limited
DRD Consultants
Exclusive
First Class Technical Recruitment
GEM Premium People
Griffon Management
Kelly Engineering Resources
Kelly Scientific Resources
Kelly Services
Nigel Wright Recruitment
Nortech Solutions
Northern Recruitment Group (NRG)
Populus
Solutions Recruitment
SRG
Wolviston Group
128
135
135
137
142
144
146
147
160
160
200
170
171
171
177
187
189
199
RECRUITMENT
1600 Systems
AES Digital Solutions
AVEVA Solutions
Bayley Security
Code Vanilla
CPD
ecom instruments UK
Indigo Software
Industrial Automation & Control
Industrial Technology Systems (ITS Ltd)
Industrial Thinking
Lisam Systems
Paul Frost Media
Process Systems Enterprise
Spearhead Interactive
Wilde Analysis
114
116
120
121
131
133
139
152
153
153
153
161
175
178
188
198
SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS
21 Degrees
Aquilant Scientific (Presearch)
Biochemica UK
Blackwell Water Consultancy
BOC
Energy Information Centre (EIC)
Esh Facilities
Excelerate Energy
Falck Fire Services
G4S Secure Solutions (UK)
Interserve
J6 Ltd
JEC Vac Solutions
JRP Solutions
KGM Refrigeration
National Grid
Northumbrian Water
Pipetech BI
Precision Processing Services
px group
RTC North
Sembcorp UK
The Shred Centre
Utilitywise
Wilton Centre
114
119
123
124
124
140
141
142
143
145
154
156
157
158
160
167
172
176
177
179
182
185
186
196
199
UTILITIES & FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
CatalySystems
Chemical Industries Association
Esh Facilities
Haden Freeman (HFL)
Impetus Waste Management
KDC
Kemira Chemicals (UK)
NISP Network
Pipetech BI
Progressive Energy
PYReco
Recyc-Oil
Returnable Packaging Services
Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK
The Shred Centre
Solvert
URS Infrastructure & Environment UK
Veolia Water Technologies UK
WRL Glass Media
128
129
141
148
152
159
160
170
176
178
179
180
181
183
186
188
195
196
200
WASTE MANAGEMENT & RECYCLING ABFAD Limited
Cambridge Research Biochemicals
Centre for Sustainable Chemical Processes
CompactGTL
CPACT
Durham University
High Force Research
IntensiChem
Intertek Wilton
METRC
Newcastle University
NewChem Technologies
Northumbria University
The Parker Consultancy
Populus
Processium
School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials
System Growth Consulting
Tata Steel Teesside Technology Centre (TTC)
University of Sunderland
Wilton Centre
115
127
129
132
133
138
150
154
155
165
169
169
172
174
177
178
184
190
191
195
199
RESEARCH
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The Companies Act 1985
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of association of the Company, to any rules being made there under, and to any terms for membership
applicable to the Company. On behalf of the organisation referred to below I / we hereby apply for
membership of the Company. Membership of the Company will continue until a member resigns by giving
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contribute such amount as may be required, not exceeding the guaranteed sum of £1.00, for payment of
the debts and liabilities of the Company contracted before ceasing to be a member, and costs, charges
and expenses of winding up, and for the adjustment of the rights of the contributories among themselves.
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≤ 2 employees, start ups & not-for-profit Micro £200
≤10 Mini £300
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>250 Large £1,300
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