CATCH Newsletter October 2017

CATCH Newsletter

October 2017

A message from David

It’s been a busy few months here – following our rebrand earlier in the year, we have now launched our new website, held our first CATCH Week and officially opened the new CATCH 4 training building.

Our new website is designed to provide a much better user experience and to clearly illustrate what we offer here at CATCH. There are lots of new features, including an interactive CATCH Skills course calendar. I hope you like it as much as we do and we’d love to hear your feedback. You can let us know what you think here.

Running from the 25th to 29th September, CATCH Week was packed full of events organised in conjunction with our training providers, inlcuding North Lindsey College; ESC and Reynolds Training; Safety and Access; AIS Training and Roxby Training Solutions. The week culminated in the grand opening of our fantastic new CATCH 4 building, about which you can read more below, along with other news from our six pillars and the industry itself.

David Talbot
Chief Executive

CATCH 4 grand opening

On Friday 29th September, we welcomed more than 100 guests, including Cleethorpes MP Martin Vickers, to the opening of our £3.9m purpose-built CATCH Skills training building, CATCH 4.

The building has officially been named as The Hughes Building in memory of HCF’s long-serving previous chief executive Glyn Hughes. His wife, Pamela, and daughters, Kate and Emily, also attended the launch event.

CATCH board member Cristal hosts roundtable with Therese Coffey MP

In August, Cristal hosted a roundtable discussion with a number of representatives from the chemicals industry and Therese Cofey MP, Minister for the Environment and Rural Life Opportunities.

The discussion was attended by our CEO David Talbot, and provided the opportunity for the minister to hear the views from the industry representatives and better understand the key challenges that companies like Cristal are facing.

10% discount on CATCH skills courses

From 1st November, we’re offering a 10% discount on standard CATCH Skills courses scheduled in our course calendar.

We have a wide range of courses available in Mechanical, Electrical, Process and Health & Safety. More information about all our courses is available through the button below.

View CATCH Skills courses

ConCom annual conference round-up

On the 3rd of October, ConCom held its annual ‘CATCH up with Competency’ event, which was attended by over 90 delegates from ConCom client companies and its contracting supply chain members.

After a welcome from our CEO, David Talbot, Chris Claydon, CEO of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board, gave a key note speech about the importance of growing leadership and transferable skills across the engineering construction industries.

Other speakers included Brad Frances from Phillips66; Phil Burgess from the HSE; Lorraine Braben from LB Consulting; Ronan Sheils MD of Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services, and finally, Mark Riley, Chair of the Humber ConCom Forum.

For more information about ConCom please contact, or call 01469 552830.

CATCH supporting new ITEC programme

We’re working in partnership with North Lindsey College and The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board to offer students the opportunity to pursue a career within the engineering construction industry with the launch of a new ITEC programme.

An open event was held at CATCH in September to introduce students to the one-year course, which will give them the relevant qualifications, skills, knowledge and health and safety awareness required to prepare them for working in the engineering construction sector.

For further information about the course, click here.

Industry news

£2 million Centre of Excellence for the offshore wind industry launched

The University of Hull and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult have teamed up to launch a £2 million Operations and Maintenance Centre of Excellence for the offshore wind industry. A series of research and innovation projects will be developed as part of the collaboration, which will be based at the University with researchers working alongside Catapult’s innovation team. Its first task will be to engage with industry to develop a series of feasibility studies.



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