The opening event on 4 July was an important milestone for the company, which has spent its first four years in serviced offices at the Bridge Innovation Centre, an incubation hub for new businesses. The move is a result of the company’s dramatic growth, and the increase in numbers means they need more space.
Founded after the closure of the Milford Haven Refinery in December 2014, InSite has expanded from six founding directors to its current workforce of 90, comprising a blend of full- and part-time employees, supporting contractors and associates. The company operates both locally and internationally, supplying engineering design, technical consultancy and operational services to a variety of clients.
InSite are active in the oil refining, gas, and storage industries, as well LNG, metals and chemicals. In the past four years it has worked in 10 European countries, in the middle east, Canada, Vietnam and Korea. The new premises will enable it to continue to grow, increasing its client base and developing its offering to other energy sectors, such nuclear and renewables.
The opening was attended by many of InSite’s clients. Jean Martin (InSite MD) thanked guests for their support. InSite also acknowledged the support of the Welsh government in the course of its development and for supporting the refurbishment of the building.
Commenting on the official opening of the new premises, Martin said: “Moving into 1 Cleddau Bridge is the springboard for the next stage of our growth. The building lay empty for over four years and we have invested in it to bring it back to life. The project was completed in under 12 weeks which took a lot of co-ordination and teamwork. In the long term this move will help us to play our part across all energy sectors.
“The new premises will allow InSite to continue to grow and provide a first-class engineering service to both existing and new clients. There was a party atmosphere at the opening event which continued into the evening as the company celebrated with their families and friends.”