Green firm aims to bring jobs to Hartlepool

Darren Magee and his son, also called Darren, from Green Frog Enterprises in Hartlepool.
Darren Magee and his son, also called Darren, from Green Frog Enterprises in Hartlepool.
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A company which specialises in virus control and green technology is bringing more jobs and a new manufacturing plant to Hartlepool - thanks to business being won all over the world.

Father and son team Stephen Darren Magee and Darren Vincent Magee spoke to the Mail about the plans for Green Frog Enterprises, based in Scarborough Street.

We want to control everything from Hartlepool and have a hub here. If we gave a fully operational factory, within three years we could have 20 to 30 people

Darren Magee junior

Its team of seven people could double when a manufacturing plant opens in town.

Green Frog manufactures products which are used in virus infection control and prevention all around the world. Mr Magee junior said he was “discussing with a Nepalese non for profits charity the possibility of providing enough water treatment product to sanitise eight million litres of water in the region worst affected by the earthquake.”

And the good news for the Hartlepool economy is it is all planned within town.

“We want to control everything from Hartlepool and have a hub here. If we have a fully operational factory, within three years we could have 20 to 30 people.”

The company has business in the Kurdish area of northern Iraq, helping to improve infection control. It is also working in Ghana and Nigeria.

It is helping to provide safe drinking water and Mr Magee senior said: “We are looking to provide sachets to the townships.

“There are two hospitals built in Sudan to provide affordable healthcare to the people in Sudan.

“We are looking at implementing their infection control and prevention strategies.”

With Green Frog’s help, each pair of sachets will help to make 100 litres of water safe to drink.

Green Frog was first set up in October 2013.

Mr Magee junior said: “We try and stay on the environmental side of the industry and utilise ethical technology and processes.”

He said a long term aim of the organisation was to have a company on the stock market within four to six years.

“African countries we are just getting established in now include, Algeria, Egypt, Sudan, Somalia land, Ghana and Nigeria,” he added.

He said Green Frog was also working with a senior stroke cardiologist who is dedicated to improving health standards.