Our stakeholders

Our customer-focused, dedicated and collaborative approach adds value to customers as well as ourselves. Our loadbank design team works closely with customers to ensure the end product meets all of their needs.

Our size is ideally placed to be large enough for customers to benefit from production scale and experience, but nimble and flexible enough to undertake bespoke engineered solutions that both our rental and sales competitors often resist.

Highly focused teams concentrate on ensuring equipment availability is at the highest levels possible. This allows our customers to have the confidence to rely on us to meet their needs. The fast-paced and service-led construction, oil and gas and data centre markets demand this manner of operation.

The Group’s employees are highly motivated, customer focused and highly experienced in their fields. Attracting, motivating and retaining the right people will be critical on our recovery path.

We have a very stable workforce with many long-term employees. Apprenticeship schemes are in place and we are committed to bringing young people into the business, whilst sponsoring their education and training. We aim to attract and develop our staff and give them opportunities and pathways to progress. Many of our staff have secured promotions over the past few years and many job opportunities are taken by internal candidates.

We aim to attract and develop our staff and give them opportunities and pathways to progress. Many of our staff have secured promotions over the past few years and many job opportunities are taken by internal candidates.

Building successful partnerships is key to Northbridge. New products have been launched and new markets entered by partnering with local companies and utilising the relationships to access local markets. This enables us to establish a presence quickly and cost efficiently and leverages the partners’ local knowledge.

Within Crestchic, which offers a specialised service, this model is very flexible as many markets do not offer full time demand but often have major projects.

Our effectiveness in meeting our customers’ needs is reliant on our strong relationships with our key suppliers.

We believe that we are well positioned to capitalise on a sustained post-COVID-19 recovery and delivery superior returns to shareholders.

Our divisions

Northbridge is an AIM-listed entity which wholly owns two distinct trading divisions, Crestchic and Tasman. The divisions’ rental activities are similar in nature with some common customers.

Northbridge

Northbridge is an AIM-listed entity which wholly owns two distinct trading divisions, Crestchic and Tasman. The divisions’ rental activities are similar in nature with some common customers.

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  • Specialists in electrical testing equipment
  • Manufacturing, sales, service and hire

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  • Drilling tool and ancillary item rental into the gas, oil and geothermal industries

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Our value creation

All our markets demand very high levels of safety appreciation, working practices and qualification. We demand the same from our engineering design, factory production, rental operation and site engineers. Continuous training, certification and customer engagement are vital to keep our employees, customers and shareholders insulated from risk. Our understanding of emerging market trends and technologies and our capacity to innovate enable us to keep pace with changing customer needs and provide high value-added solutions.

Our Strategy

 

The Northbridge strategy is to consolidate and build its specialist industrial equipment power reliability business, driving growth organically through:

  • increasing presence in major regional markets: Continental Europe and the USA
  • exploring opportunities offered by the new economy: data centres and grid resilience/renewable energy;
  • investing to enlarge and upgrade the hire fleet;
  • expanding the factory to provide production capacity to meet growing demand; and
  • research and development to enhance our existing products and expand our product offering

 

Achieving this strategy will consolidate our position as a specialist industrial services business serving international markets to meet the emerging needs of the new economy, which is data driven and dependent upon a reliable electrical power infrastructure, and where environmental priorities are driving a rapidly increasing share of that power to come from renewables and cleaner energy  generation.