A North East utility broker is celebrating two major deals as it strengthens its foothold in the Tees region.
Middlesbrough-based Splash Utilities has signed an agreement with Cornerstone Business Solutions, hiring the Stockton firm to look after all of its IT solutions.
Meanwhile, Splash has also signed a 24-month deal with Middlesbrough FC’s Business Club, in partnership with Eleven Sports Media, committing to two seasons of involvement with the corporate side of the club.
Cornerstone, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary by announcing an expansion to Leeds, will offer complete IT service desk support as Splash continues its recruitment drive.
Splash managing director Tony Anderson said: “Cornerstone have a great reputation and we want to be seen as working with reputable businesses in the Tees region.
“We see ourselves as a Tees Valley business. This is our hub and where our foothold is, and although our product is national, we want to make an impact in the Tees Valley, not just from an economic point of view, but to partner with good solid businesses.
“So we’re delighted to be getting expert advice and to be working with a credible brand, and we see it as very much a long-term arrangement. I know what the club means to the people of the area.
“So we want to do our bit for the local football club, which is a huge source of local pride, to local people and our employees. We’ve signed a two-year deal with Middlesbrough FC’s Business Club, which will see us being active in the local business community in attending events while supporting the football club at the same time.
“There’ll be an element of sponsorship, including advertising around the ground on matchdays, and we’ll be attending business networking events. But, again, it’s about partnering with a credible brand in the region.”
Splash was formed in 2017 after Anderson and his team spotted an opportunity in the sector following the deregulation of the water industry.
The business moved into the 8,000 sq ft vacant premises in Royal Middlehaven House on Gosford Street in Middlesbrough.
Since then more than 50 staff have already been recruited, with another 50-plus roles yet to be filled – including team managers, business lead generators and energy consultants.