Hartlepool firm aims to have a ball at fundraiser

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AN award-winning business will be hoping to raise thousands more pounds for charity when it hosts a summer ball.

JDR Cables, which has a base at Greenland Road in Hartlepool, is planning its third annual ball and it will be held on Friday, June 19.

NIGHT TO REMEMBER: The JDR Cables annual fundraising ball which is growing each year, and returns on June 19

NIGHT TO REMEMBER: The JDR Cables annual fundraising ball which is growing each year, and returns on June 19

Sales and marketing administrator Mandy Marriner is one of the co-ordinators of the event. She said: “Our third annual charity summer ball will be held at the Hardwick Hall in Sedgefield.

“We still have tables available for sale and anyone is welcome to come along, whether it be with tickets sold separately at £55 per person or tables of ten for £550.

“This includes a three course meal and entertainment throughout the evening.”

Mandy will be co-hosting the event along with senior production engineer Christian Wain. But Mandy said they would also have the “assistance of the whole of JDR Cables.

“Our nominated charity for this event and for the whole of 2015 is Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice based in Middlesbrough.”

Last year’s charity event saw JDR Cables raise £25,000 in one night. The money was split between Hartlepool & District Hospice and the Butterwick Hospice.

Mandy added: “Every year this just keeps on getting bigger and better.”

JDR is one of Hartlepool’s most successful firms and employs around 160 people in town. Last year, it won both the Business of the Year and the Manufacturer of the Year titles at the Hartlepool Business Awards.

JDR Cables has regularly hit the headlines for the way it has clinched significant contracts in the wind energy sector.

But the firm also serves the oil and gas industry and is doing just as well in that area.

JDR’s subsea power cables are designed for oil and gas and cover great distances.

They are designed to operate in “dynamic” subsea environments for years.

And by using its state-of-the-art design engineering and manufacturing capabilities, the firm is developing custom engineered systems at ever-increasing water depths and distances.

JDR has markets in Brazil, West Africa and a big option for North Sea trade.

Its focus is on the niche umbilical trade and the Brazil trade is now coming to the Hartlepool plant.