International firm latest to move to Blyth

An international firm is the latest to make the move to Blyth.

Saturday, 18th February 2017, 7:25 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 8:19 am
John Hildreth, Arch business growth and investment manager; Mark Veitch, Peterson business manager; and Amy Webber, Arch workspace manager.

Energy logistics firm Peterson has opened a new project office at Blyth Workspace, on Commissioners Quay.

The firm provides integrated logistics solutions to the energy industry including the oil and gas, renewable and nuclear energy sectors.

The move has created one job, with the potential for further investment.

The business received support from the Arch Business Inward Investment service in identifying potential property options, providing information on local and regional networks and links into potential supply chains.

Mark Veitch, Peterson business manager, said: “Blyth’s location on the North East coast is ideally positioned to support oil and gas operators located in the Central North Sea and offshore renewable energy projects.

“We also see opportunity to develop our decommissioning service to support our existing facilities in Great Yarmouth and Shetland.

“There is a strong existing skills base in the region and this, together with investment and development of existing infrastructure, creates a great opportunity to establish an integrated supply base to support projects in the area.”

Arch’s service helps businesses thinking about locating to Northumberland find the right premises.

Dave Ledger, chairman of Arch, said: “Northumberland’s proximity to North Sea energy resources, port infrastructure and easy road access have made the county a natural home for the UK’s offshore energy industry.”

“Peterson’s investment into the County is another great example of international companies choosing to set up and grow their operations within Northumberland.”