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Awards joy for Tees Valley engineer Hertel
THE success of a new workshop opened by engineers Hertel, whose headquarters are in Middlesbrough, has brought acclaim from a major chemical industry body.
The award from the Chemical Industries Association-supported Chemical Northwest was given for the achievements at Hertel’s Ellesmere Port fabrication workshop.
In the 12 months it has been open the £4m state-of-the-art facilities has attracted work from existing and new clients from the North-East and across the UK.
To help fulfil the orders the workforce has doubled in size to more than 40 and 11 apprentices taken on which helps to secure skills for the future.
In the citation the judges said Hertel's growth strategy was focused on the needs of the local chemical industry which made the judging panel take notice. Purpose-built engineering facilities and national recognition of its dedication to developing and employing engineering apprenticeships gave them the edge in this very competitive category.
David Fitzsimons, the managing director of Hertel UK and Ireland, said:
“This award is recognition of all the work of everyone that has been involved with the new workshop, from its conception three years ago to the highly successful operation it has become today.”
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