Two engineering businesses are looking to recruit after establishing and expanding new offices in Teesside.

Clarkebond is opening a new office at Innovation Central, Darlington after a contract win to help deliver the SeAH Wind factory at Teesworks, and Addison Project, who opened a base on Riverside Park in Middlesbrough in 2020, wants local talent for design, engineering and project management roles.

Bristol headquartered Clarkebond already has regional offices in London and Exeter and delivers wide ranging engineering projects for industry, developers and governments across the world.

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Darlington-born Anthony Hoare has been appointed Regional Director and is responsible for developing the firm’s newest office to deliver a fully multi-disciplined service. The Innovation Central team now features four engineers and technicians and recruitment will continue as new client relationships are built.

Anthony said: “The company has recognised how up-and-coming the area is. The huge investment in projects including government offices like the Treasury is a great indication of the confidence and potential of the area and we can’t wait to be a part of it.

“One of the main attractions to Innovation Central is the flexibility of the tenancy. As a new branch of the business, things could change quite quickly for us as we begin to explore opportunities, but we have lots of scope to grow by simply moving to a larger unit down the hall.”

In Middlesbrough, Addison Project now has a 30-strong team of design, engineering and project management specialists.

The team also includes T-level students, and they’re set to be joined by graduates and apprentices in the near future.

As one of the UK’s leading independent industrial design and project management companies, Addison takes on projects ranging from £5,000 to £50 million. The company works closely with the local chemical sector and other related businesses, and is also looking to expand its Teesside presence by recruiting locally for future roles.

Middlesbrough Mayor Chris Cooke said: “When Addison were looking to establish a north east HQ, Middlesbrough and Riverside Park offered them everything they needed.

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“The company’s burgeoning growth is proof that their initial investment in this area is paying off, providing jobs and opportunities for local people and giving a very real boost to the local economy. I’m delighted their faith in Middlesbrough has proved well-founded.”

Kevin Simmonds, Addison Project’s Group Sales and Marketing Director, said: “When Addison opened the Teesside office during the pandemic, it was a typically brave move for us.

“We told the mayor then that we would create local job opportunities, we kept that promise and it’s wonderful to see that the various political and education bodies supporting us in this.”