Control panel design, manufacture and refurbishment


A Newport based engineering company that has boosted turnover by 25% to £3M over the last year - says investiment in leadership and managment has helped it buck the economic downturn.

Celtic Process Control (CPC), of Reevesland Industrial Estate, manufactures control panels and automated systems that provide engineering process control solutions for the water, petro-chemical and paper industry.

It also has grown its workforce from 40 to 65 staff since 2008, and recently achieved Investors in People (IiP) Leadership & Management accreditation, becoming one of just 63 businesses in Wales to accomplish this.

David Morgan, CPC's Managing Director, said: "Achieving the IiP's Leadership & Management accreditation has significantly contributed to the success of the business. It's enpowered all our staff from the shop-floor through to senior management to share their ideas on how we can do things better."

"We listen carefully to our people and act on their suggestions. This is good for morale and has helped us make cost savings, and reduce the amount of materials we use, which is good for the business and is better for the environment. It's a win-win situation," he added.

CPC received match-funding from the Welsh Assembly Government to invest in leadership and management training. John Griffiths, Deputy Minister for skills, said: "Celtc Process Control is a great example of how government and business can work together for the benefit of economy and employer and employees."

"I hope more companies from across Wales will work with us to access the match-funding available to help them enhance their enterprises through a wide number of practical and highly robust training preogrammes that's relevant to firms from all sectors," he added.

Established in 1974, CPC has gained a competitive edge by training its staff to an advanced standard in technical, Health and Safety and project management skills. The company has exported to clients in the Far East, South America and Europe but the majority of its work is in the UK.

Recent successfully completed contracts include a major project at Court Farm Water Treatment Works in Newport in order to meet the increased demand for water during the 2010 Ryder cup, a "state of the art" Advanced Digestion System at Cardiff, sewerage flow surveys and compliance control/monitoring througout Wales and New Water Treatment works at Capel Dewi and Llyswen in West and Mid Wales.

© 2011 Celtic Process Control Ltd.