Pembrokeshire engineering firm expands following Welsh Government support
A Pembrokeshire engineering company that specialises in design and consultancy is expanding with the creation of 22 new jobs, following support from the Welsh Government.
InSite Technical Services, who are based at the Pembrokeshire Science and Technology Park, provide engineering and design services to a wide range of clients in the oil, gas, metals, chemicals and renewable industries.
The company, which is located within the Haven Waterway Enterprise Zone, has grown rapidly, nearly doubling its turnover in the last two years and has been awarded £160k funding support from the Welsh Government.
This is enabling the company to move from its current premises at a Pembrokeshire incubation hub, to a new, company owned, site and offices, that they plan to expand. The move to the new premises is set to take place at the end of March.
The expansion is expected to create 22 new, highly skilled and well paid jobs over five years, with an average salary of £42,000.
Founded after the closure of the Murco Pembrokeshire Oil Refinery, InSite has expanded from six founding directors in 2014 to its current workforce of around 80 personnel.
Economy Minister, Ken Skates yesterday said:
I am delighted that Welsh Government funding is enabling this thriving engineering company to create 22 highly skilled and well paid, new jobs in Pembrokeshire.
InSite have an Economic Contract in place with the Welsh Government, which means they are committed to the principles of growth, fair work, health, skills and learning and decarbonisation and, of course, these are principles that are more important than ever as we prepare for life outside the EU.
With their provision of work placement graduate position apprenticeships, their commitment to developing the local workforce and their close work with Swansea University, InSite exemplify many of the business behaviours we are seeking to encourage. I wish them every success with their expansion plans.
Jean Martin, Managing Director at Insite Technical Services yesterday said:
Since start-up in January 2015, the company has grown from a handful of engineers to a 50-strong team with over 20 supporting contractors and we are now poised to move to larger premises, to allow for further growth.
InSite Technical Services provide engineering design services and operational experience to the energy sector in Wales, the UK and abroad. We have built our team from the engineering talent already in Pembrokeshire and West Wales, and now are recruiting from further afield.
We’re proud to count the major sites on the haven among our customers, including the local refinery, oil storage terminals and both LNG sites. Our overseas consulting activities have taken us as far afield as Canada, Saudi and the UAE, and we have just placed an engineer for a longer-term contract in Switzerland.
The support we receive from Welsh Government in managing that growth, including their Accelerated Growth Programme expert advice, has been critical to our success. We are also grateful to Pembs County Council whose Bridge Innovation Centre has been the perfect base from which to launch our enterprise.
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