Client Inspection Services (C.I.S) offer third party inspections surrounding industrial coatings, technical advice, surveying including air borne and underwater within the oil and gas industry operating all over the UK and continental.
After the directors, Julian Firth and David Daley contacted the Supply Chain North East team, the company have developed an innovative new product a remotely operated vehicle that can be operated by just one person, dive up to 1,000 feet underwater and produce 4k ultra high definition which is recorded in real time. Offering state of the art technology to their clients. Julian explains:
“The company began on this journey to make a difference within the industry. We recently relocated to a larger office, employed a new member of staff and with the help from the programme we have diversified by opening a new division from the technology developed.
“We are also soon to launch our truly unique approach to Asset Integrity Management (AIM) in the form of a web-based platform designed to support the industry with the tough challenges it currently faces.
“We contacted Supply Chain North East for impartial advice in relation to our business, the business model and how to move forward with the new division within the company.
“Supply Chain North East supported us from the very first meeting we had with the team. Alan Hewitt, Amanda Rowan and Karen Moody were very easy to deal throughout our whole journey together. We received the funding to support our new division and our aspersion’s going forward.
“We received plenty of support throughout the funding process; extra support with the paperwork side of things with regular up-dates and how our case was progressing within the company.
“We have learnt that there is great support out there for businesses in the region along with a fantastic team within Supply Chain North East to support you throughout the funding process.
“I would recommend any company looking to diversify to get in touch with the team at Supply Chain North East. Both as an individual and a company owner I would certainly recommend other businesses to explore the potential and possibilities within the supply chain.
“We are proof that the support and commercial element is out there along with the option to grow your professional and business confidence. We are proof that new markets can be opened our company primarily deals within the oil and Gas / Petrochemical sectors however we are now seeing an expression of interest from the follow sectors including. Commercial / Industrial and private.”
Supply Chain North East brings together four key partners to work with over 800 businesses through to 2021, supporting them to identify opportunities in new and existing markets. An integral part of the North East Growth Hub, Supply Chain North East is delivered across the region by RTC North, Generator, North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) and North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC).
Supply Chain North East is a multimillion programme aimed at revolutionising the way SMEs diversify their offering and embrace new markets. The programme has received more than £3m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund, which is part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.
If you are looking to explore opportunities to branch out visit www.supplychainnortheast.co.uk