Discipline-focused start-up aims to re-calibrate the contracting sector

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 19 Feb 2019

AN instrumentation and electrical technician is looking to establish a vital service for Humber Bank industry.

Waltham’s Ash Greenbeck has launched Humber Bank Instruments, having identified a niche in the market for a discipline-focused delivery in the region.

Working alongside a fellow former LES apprentice, he is leading the development of the new company, with installation, maintenance and commissioning at the fore.

Mr Greenbeck said: “We saw a gap in the market, with businesses struggling to get reliable people of a certain standard. We feel we can supply a service to the Humber Bank, both north and south. A lot of firms have grown in to global contractors, looking at framework contracts across many disciplines. When we go on to sites, we find clients looking out for reliable people who can do the intensive work, which is quite involved.”

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Having served his time with LES, which became Jacobs, he has worked at Theddlethorpe Gas Terminal for ConocoPhillips, before Vivergo in Hull and EPH South Humber at Stallingborough, before taking the decision to launch his own company.

“There is still a lot of industry here,” he said. “Going forward I’d like to put something back too, and look at apprenticeships and growing local labour. I know how hard it is to get an apprenticeship, I’ve been through it, and we know a lot don’t continue down the route because they get rejected, if they don’t get that first offer.”

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Final check commissioning is flagged up as a niche by the ConCom approved contractor, with calibration support offered across oil, gas, chemical processing and utilities.

Premises are also being sought as it seeks to establish a base in the area. 

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