A rapidly expanding wind-turbine support company has stepped up its investment in Hull after confirming the city as the new home of its head office and winning a major renewables’ industry award. TRG Wind has registered its premises at Tower House Lane Business Park as the head office in a move, which Managing Director David Elcombe says is all about building for the future.
“TRG Wind has grown dramatically since we launched the company less than three years ago, and the focal point for expansion now is in Hull even though we only moved to the city in June 2016,” he said.
TRG Wind provides supervision, inspection, and installation services to wind turbine manufacturers and operators to ensure the highest standards of quality and safety in constructing, commissioning, and maintaining turbines.
“We are building strong partnerships in Hull with the businesses community generally and the renewables sector in particular, which is growing very quickly following the investment of Siemens,” said Elcombe. “We have good access through the Port of Hull to Dogger Bank, one of the largest wind zones in the UK, and to central Europe where we carry out much of our work.”
Staff at TRG Wind’s office in Bromley, Kent, will retain their logistics and finance roles in support of the company’s ongoing expansion, which is being driven from Hull.
“We have identified a good supply of local talent in the Hull and Humber area, which will help our recruitment as we continue to expand, and we have also identified potential partners who can help us train our workforce. Siemens themselves have confirmed plans to move their wind power training facility to Hull, and that is a further indication of the city’s progress and potential as a centre for the renewables industry,” he said.
The company brought together staff from both of its UK offices in Hull to celebrate success in the Humber Renewables Awards 2017. The awards are organized by the Hull Daily Mail with Siemens as headline sponsors. Other sponsors include ports operator ABP, safety equipment specialists Arco, accountancy giant RSM and engineering heavyweight Spencer Group.
“We are investing in providing work for people in and around Hull and we are also investing in property, renting accommodation for our management and staff as they spend more time in the city. The success of the awards and the support which they have secured over the last six years is evidence that the Hull and Humber region is the place to be for companies operating in renewables in the UK,” said Elcombe.
TRG Wind opened its first Hull office in June 2016 and is now operating in more than 20 countries, with engineers currently working in South Africa and throughout Europe.
“A quarter of our staff of nearly 50, from trainee to director level, live in Hull even though we employ people from 11 countries. We plan to continue to expand in the region, creating jobs and providing true, local support to the Humber wind industry,” he added.
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