A WELL-established safety, environment and engineering consultancy has joined an expanding group of organisations at Tees Valley-based research and innovation centre, the Materials Processing Institute.

Mabbett, as part of its ongoing expansion plans, is now looking to establish a base and extend its geographical reach in the North-East of England after taking occupancy at the Institute’s Middlesbrough campus.

Established in 1996, Mabbett is one of the leading independent international safety, environment and engineering consultancy, with offices across the UK and Ireland.

Mabbett focus on supporting manufacturing, engineering and commercial organisations to grow a more competitive and sustainable business and to See a Difference, through identifying and implementing practical, tailored solutions which manage risk, achieve compliance and reduce costs.

Derek J. McNab, managing director of Mabbett Ltd, said: “Mabbett are delighted to invest in an office at the Materials Processing Institute in Middlesbrough as we look to expand our regional coverage into Teesside, the North-East and the North-West of England.

“As an independent, integrated, safety, environment and engineering consultancy we see the Institute’s prestigious facilities and location as the ideal base to continue identifying and implementing practical, tailored solutions which manage risk, achieve compliance and reduce costs for our clients.

“We look forward to playing an active role in the Teesside business community, developing collaborative partnerships with other like-minded businesses and demonstrating our commitment to the region over the long-term.”

The Materials Processing Institute is a research and innovation centre supporting organisations that work in advanced materials, low carbon energy and the circular economy.

It is recognised as a leading research centre for the global steel industry, with expertise in the development and upscaling of materials and industrial processes.

Chris McDonald, chief executive of the Materials Processing Institute, said: “Our campus has grown to become a thriving hub of innovative and growing businesses, and I am delighted to welcome Mabbett to the Institute.

“We are committed to supporting a range of organisations through our SME Technology Centre services and I’d like to wish Mabbett all the very best with its expansion plans as it aims to grow further in the region.”

The Materials Processing Institute includes developments funded through the Tees Valley Combined Authority, through the Local Growth Fund, also known as the Growth Deal.