Local Business Reaches New Heights in the Renewable Sector
From left AIS Grimsby Manager Chris Holden, Townsend Managers Nathan Cass, Paul Huntley, Electricians Darren Emmons and Courtney Humphrey.

Townsend Est 1947 is one of the oldest businesses in Grimsby and has expanded dramatically over the years since new Managing Director Mark Shepherd took over in 2000. The 68 year old business started by offering electrical services and over time has expanded into plumbing, heating, buildings maintenance and now renewables.

With the renewable industry investing heavily into the Grimsby area, Townsend have successfully been able to expand their business whilst working with AIS Training. AIS Training have recently themselves, invested into the area with their new site based at the Catch facilities in Immingham.

Townsend have embraced the renewable and wind industry coming to the area and whilst working with AIS Training, Townsend now have 2 trained staff Darren Emmons and Courtney Humphrey who have passed their off-shore survival training, which will enable them to work within the thriving industry.

Townsend Managing Director Mark Shepherd says. “So much investment has already been ploughed into the area of which so many businesses have and will continue to gain from, thanks to the renewable sector. But, we wanted to be a part of the growing industry. Being able to offer further development and exciting paths for our staff seemed like a fantastic investment for us to make and that’s why, we decided to work with Chris Holden from AIS Training.”

New Site Manager Chris Holden says. “AIS have not been in Grimsby very long, we’re proud to already be working so closely with local businesses who are not only embracing the renewable industry but choosing to work with us where their training needs are concerned. The relationship with Townsend was formed after an introduction at the GRP (Grimsby Renewable Partnership) and the monthly events have enabled us to build a relationship.” “Having AIS Training so local to us is great for the area and I’m pleased we’ve been able to work with AIS where our lads training is concerned.” adds Nathan Cass, Townsend Manager.

Townsend already have other staff lined up ready to send for numerous different training activities. As their business grows they’ll be sending staff on different training courses to not only renew their courses but, to enhance their already impressive portfolios. In turn, this will enable the electricians, plumbers and building maintenance staff to embark in new areas and take on different challenges whilst the business expands its services.

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