Mayor Visits National Fabrication Firm Expanding Into Teesside

Business & Invest | Published on: 3rd November 2021

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has today (3 November) welcomed to the region a national fabrication and engineering firm which has secured a new Middlesbrough base following a multimillion-pound deal, in the process safeguarding dozens of local jobs.

Tulway, headquartered in Merseyside, has added the 30,000sq ft fabrication workshop in Sotherby Road to its expanding business, also taking on existing long-term supply agreements in the process.

The acquisition has allowed the firm to not only safeguard the 23 jobs already at the facility, one of the biggest in Teesside, but also take on seven new recruits – with ambitions to take on more staff including apprentices and those helped into work through Government’s Kickstarter scheme.

During the visit Mayor Houchen met Tulway’s Managing Director Kevin Tully to learn more about the business, which has also been supporting companies with mechanical installation, and site maintenance services for almost 25 years.

The pair also discussed the firm’s future expansion plans, which include proposals for a second facility in the region.

Mayor Houchen said: “I’m delighted that Tulway has chosen our area for a base as it continues to grow, securing jobs already here and creating more for local people in the process.

“Tulway is a welcome addition to our already impressive manufacturing and engineering sector and it will undoubtedly become a key player in our supply chains as we secure more ambitious world-leading projects at Teesworks and capitalise on our growing reputation as ground zero for net zero.

“It’s fantastic that the company has only just expanded into the region and now it’s already looking to grow further, bringing with it more investment and jobs for people in Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool. The commitment to the region’s apprentices and those looking for work through Kickstart also shows how it is adding value, giving people the skills they need to succeed.”

Kevin Tully, managing director, Tulway Engineering: “Having immersed ourselves within the North East throughout the last 12 months, Ben Houchen’s visit of our two sites is fantastic news, not only for our company, but also for the wider Middlesbrough business community.

“Ben is incredibly vocal about the need to up-skill and nurture the future generation and with Tulway sharing those exact values, I am looking forward to working closely with the Tees Valley hierarchy in the months and years to come, as we work towards recruiting at least 20 apprentices ourselves between now and 2026.”

To find out about future job opportunities at Tulway, and thousands of others across the Tees Valley, visit

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