Cornerstone Business Solutions managing director Chris Petty (centre) with fellow directors Chris Clark (right) and John Storey.
Cornerstone Business Solutions managing director Chris Petty (centre) with fellow directors Chris Clark (right) and John Storey.

Teesside IT firm 'ready for take-off' after Tees Renewable Energy Plant win

Teesside IT provider Cornerstone Business Solutions has reached the £2m turnover milestone for the first time in its history, after sealing a significant contract with Spanish giants Tecnicas Reunidas for the new Tees Renewable Energy Plant.

The £650m biomass energy plant at Teesport, which is creating hundreds of new Teesside jobs, will provide electricity for 600,000 homes by burning imported wood chips and pellets.

Cornerstone is providing full remote and onsite IT support to Technicas Reunidas during the building of the world’s biggest plant of its type.

Further contracts have been won to supply IT services to Durham Tees Valley Airport, Port Clarence-based offshore structures giant OSB, Cornerstone’s Stockton neighbours Icon Plastics and Middlesbrough-headquartered Punch Robson Solicitors.

Chris Petty, managing director of the Stockton firm, says the new wins will allow the firm to expand and create more jobs.

He explained: “Winning contracts with such prestigious names is a huge boon for us and all of the organisations fit well with our existing flagships such as Middlesbrough FC, TTE, MAP, Camerons Brewery and Endeavour Partnership.

“I believe this could be the start of something massive for Cornerstone. The Teesside market is buoyant right now – better than I’ve ever known it – so there are plenty more opportunities for fast-growing firms like ours.

“We launched Cornerstone during the credit crunch of 2008 but we’ve remained stable by focusing on outstanding service. Now we’re ready for take-off and a big push forward over the next two years.”

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