Acquiring this site early in 2021 allowed Tulway to not only secure the 23 jobs already at the facility, which is one of the biggest in Teesside, but also take on seven new recruits, with ambitions to take on more staff, including apprentices and those helped into work through the Government’s Kickstart Scheme.
During the visit, Mayor Houchen met with Tulway’s managing director, Kevin Tully to learn more about the business, which has been supporting companies with mechanical installation, and site maintenance services for almost 25 years.
The pair also discussed the firm’s future expansion plans, which includes a proposal for a second site in the region.
Mayor Houchen said: “I’m delighted that Tulway has chosen our area for a base as it continues to grow, securing jobs already here and creating more for local people in the process.
“Tulway is a welcome addition to our already impressive manufacturing and engineering sector and it will undoubtedly become a key player in our supply chain as we secure more ambitious world-leading projects at Teesworks and capitalise on our growing reputation as ground zero for net-zero.
“It’s fantastic that the company has only just expanded into the region and now it’s already looking to grow further, bringing with it more investment and jobs for people in Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool. The commitment to the region’s apprentices and those looking for work through Kickstart also shows how it is adding value, giving people the skills they need to succeed.”
Kevin Tully, managing director, Tulway Engineering, said: “Having immersed ourselves within the North-East throughout the last 12 months, Ben Houchen’s visit to our two sites is fantastic news, not only for our company but also for the wider Middlesbrough business community.
“Ben is incredibly vocal about the need to up-skill and nurture the future generation and with Tulway sharing those exact values, I am looking forward to working closely with the Tees Valley hierarchy in the months and years to come, as we work towards recruiting at least 20 apprentices ourselves between now and 2026.”