Business centre gives engineering consultancy a foothold on the Humber

An established engineering design consultancy is aiming to build partnerships and generate job opportunities after expanding to the Humber by opening a new office in Hull.

ENG-CAD Group is on the doorstep of the region’s onshore and offshore renewable, oil and gas sectors in its new location at The Deep Business Centre, where it will also be targeting general industry.

Graham Manning, business development manager at ENG-CAD, said the company, based in Great Yarmouth, has worked in the Humber area in the past and now feels that the time is right to take a foothold on the estuary.

He said: “Having worked previously with a number of businesses in the Hull and Humber area we are aware of the massive opportunities that exist here given the huge amount of ‘all sector’ industry.

“We also see an appetite for growth and sense that there could be room for another company here to provide the range of technical engineering and survey services that we offer.”

ENG-CAD Group was launched 15 years ago by managing director David Tucker, an experienced engineer who established the business in the onshore and offshore industries and expanded into sectors including renewables, marine, nuclear, utilities and food.

The company’s key engineering services include structural design and calculations, stress analysis, piping isometrics, site /plant surveying (3D scanning and Total Station), third party inspection, 3D modelling and CAD drawing.

Manning added: “Currently, we have 10 core people in the business including structural engineers, design engineers, surveyors and draughtsmen and we also use local contractors where necessary and available, including many from the Humber, Yorkshire, and North East regions.

“We are dipping our toe in the water by opening an office at The Deep, where the beauty of this facility is that we can add more space very quickly and bring in additional people for our projects if needed. 

“We’re looking to collaborate with existing companies, contractors, suppliers, and skilled trades people where we see mutual benefit in working together, sourcing new opportunities and delivering projects.”

Freya Cross, business and corporate manager at The Deep, said: “Over the years we have welcomed many clients from engineering and energy who have started on a small scale and made the most of our support to raise their profile and expand their activities.

“As a city centre site on the bank of the Humber we are close to essential amenities and within easy reach of riverside energy companies and major industry in the local area and further inland.

“We are also well-versed in the ever-changing requirements of project work, and we look forward to supporting Graham and his colleagues as they expand in the Humber.”

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