Sunderland firm Cedrec plans to treble revenues

Legislation advice company Cedrec plans to boost turnover from £500,000 to £1.5m within three years

Cedrecs new writers Amy Batch (left) and Martha Redpath (right) with senior legal author and auditor Neil Howe
Cedrecs new writers Amy Batch (left) and Martha Redpath (right) with senior legal author and auditor Neil Howe

A Sunderland firm specialising in online safety and environmental legislation advice is to take on new employees as it announces plans to treble its current turnover within three years.

Writers Amy Batch and Martha Redpath will be joining an experienced team in the writing department of Cedrec, providing online content and guidance on the latest legislation for all sectors of industry.

Both are University of Sunderland graduates with extensive writing expertise. Redpath also has a legal background, conducive to advising clients on technical legal enquiries.

The move comes as Cedrec, established 20 years ago by directors Steven Armstrong and Gareth Billinghurst, announces plans to boost its £500,000 turnover to £1.5m within three years.

Currently employing 16 people, the firm is seeing increased demand for its services, used by the likes of Virgin Trains, Nissan and Heerema Hartlepool to improve the quality of their health and safety and environmental systems.

Neil Howe, senior legal author and auditor, said the business’ reputation had been built through delivering proven added value expertise and working with some of the UK’s largest organisations.

“This is a very exciting time for Cedrec,” he said.

“We have continued to grow year-on-year, but this really makes a statement of intent that we want to push our products forward to where we believe they deserve to be.

“Legislation evolves constantly, so it’s important for us to be fast and reactive to keep on top of the changes. It’s essential therefore that whoever comes into the writing team has the necessary skills to excel.”

He added that Cedrec would continue to support its team while encouraging and nurturing a new generation of skilled young people.

“We have excellent links with the Careers and Employability Service at the University Sunderland, and they’ve been brilliant in helping us get two truly exceptional applicants,” he said.

“They will both bring new skills, a new focus and a new energy to our company, and I can’t wait for them to start.”

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