An expanding Teesside electrical engineering company is taking on new skilled engineers and its first apprentice as it wins a growing number of substantial contracts locally and around the UK.

Intek Electrical Engineering was set up just over a year ago but is already realising its ambitious sales forecasts and has now secured a five-figure investment from UKSE, the Tata Steel business support subsidiary, to back its growth plans.

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The latest additions to the current nine-strong team are engineer Chris Moore of Stockton-on-Tees and 17-year- old apprentice Cooper Knowles of Ingleby Barwick.

Intek is already working on a wide range of projects with construction companies, local authorities and others that include HS2 at a viaduct construction site at Aylesbury.

Based in UKSE’s Innovation Centre on the Kirkleatham Business Park at Redcar, alongside more than 40 other growing businesses, Intek provides electrical engineering solutions for industrial and commercial projects.

Managing Director Iain Wilson said: “We are looking to provide the bespoke, cost-effective services that are in demand and are confident that our team will continue to grow throughout 2022.”

Peter Taylor, UKSE’s Business Development Manager said: “We are confident that the business has real growth potential and are pleased that we could provide an unsecured loan to help it grow in these early stages and create jobs for the area.”