Jobs created as engineering firm expands into Washington

Pictured left to right: William Hair, Craig Wright, Mike Middleton and Stephen Lancaster of SPEC Limited outside of their new office at The Hub in Washington.
Pictured left to right: William Hair, Craig Wright, Mike Middleton and Stephen Lancaster of SPEC Limited outside of their new office at The Hub in Washington.
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Bright sparks Spec are to create up to 20 new jobs after expanding into the North East.

Yorkshire-based substation support contractor Specialist Power Engineering Contracts (Spec) Limited has opened a new office at The Hub in Washington.

Pictured left to right: Stephen Lancaster, Mike Middleton, William Hair and Craig Wright of SPEC Limited.

Pictured left to right: Stephen Lancaster, Mike Middleton, William Hair and Craig Wright of SPEC Limited.

The company, which provides services and support including the supply, installation and maintenance of power substations, distribution and networks up to and including 66KV, operates and maintains about 1,600 HV connected sites nationally for clients, such as power stations, supermarkets, hotel chains, manufacturing, renewable sites, and the oil and gas and industrial.

The company employs more than 80 staff nationally and saw turnover reach £12million in the last financial year. Established in August 2000 and spearheaded by directors Craig Wright and Ian Needham, the company is based in Wakefield and also has offices in Oxford, Aldershot and Lancaster.

“We work with clients all over the world, but our aim is to firmly establish ourselves here in the UK,” said power contracts director Craig Wright.

“We want to grow our business and have a strong regional presence here in the North East, and The Hub was ideal because of its excellent location and flexibility to help us grow.

We are committed to creating up to twenty new jobs here in the North East.

Craig Wright

“We are committed to creating up to 20 new jobs here in the North East and have already appointed two members of staff in the last six weeks, with a further two appointments to be announced next month.”

Stephen Lancaster has recently been appointed as northern sales manager, while William Hair has been appointed as technical sales and project engineer.

Stephen, who is responsible for establishing and running the North East operation from The Hub, said: “The company has gone through significant growth over the last few years and it was important for us to have a base here in the North East to serve clients, but also to have easier access to our clients in Yorkshire and Scotland.

“The Hub is managed by The North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC), so we have access to a range of additional services and business support, which is perfect to help us to grow our business here in the North East.”

Hub centre manager Jillian Coleman said: “The Hub provides flexible managed office space to businesses looking to grow and expand, so we are delighted to welcome Spec Limited as a tenant at a very important stage of their development.”