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Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony 2019

Please join us on THURSDAY 9th MAY 2019 MERCURE GRANGE PARK HOTEL HULL for a DRINKS RECEPTION followed by a THREE COURSE DINNER and an evening of celebration with our E3R PEOPLE AWARDS including the CONCOM APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR AWARDS.


Download Dinner Invitation here

The AWARDS – Sponsored by E3 Recruitment

ConCom Apprentice of the Year award
The Apprentice Awards are open to all apprentices in years 2, 3 or 4 working for Concom Client or Contractor member companies.  The apprenticeship can be in any discipline, any NVQ awarding body and with any training provider. 

Further information & nominate here


Young Achiever Award
In conjunction with our Young Person Network, the young achiever award celebrates apprentices, graduates, higher apprentices and young people who are making a significant contribution in their workplace.  The award aims to showcase the positive impact that young people make in industry and encourage employers to develop and grow talent in their sector.

Outstanding Leader Award
The outstanding leader award celebrates all those who make a real difference to your business. We often think of leaders as mangers of people, projects or processes – when in fact leaders could also be those that set examples for others, speak freely or coach colleagues.  People are what makes your company successful, thank them by nominating them for this award.

Best Partnership Award
Partnership working is becoming an essential part of every company’s strategy. From sharing best practice to working with academia, most companies now work with others to fulfil their business objectives.  This could be a project which actively involved several colleagues, or perhaps your social responsibility team had made a difference in the local community. Who ever you have partnered with, we would love to hear your story.

Skills Project of the year Award
As we all know, skills is still high on the agenda for many companies. Therefore, we have devised an award to celebrate companies that are actively involved in changing the landscape, not only for themselves but for the industry too. This award celebrates skills at all levels, from involvement with schools, colleges, training providers and universities to continuous development and upskilling staff in the workplace.

Please click this link to nominate online.



Tickets Before 19th March:
Members £95 Non-Members £110

Tickets After:
Members £120 Non-Members £135

Download the booking form – Annual Dinner Booking Form 2019 and send to

Interested in Sponsorship? Please have a chat with Lisa –




Our annual dinner takes place on Thursday 9th May 2019 at the Mercure Grange Park Hotel, Willerby, Hull.
With a difference….. 
Together we present:
The CATCH & YCF Annual Awards Dinner, featuring:

  • Drinks Reception – meet the sponsors
  • Three course meal
  • ConCom Apprentice of the Year Award
  • People Awards
  • Plus After dinner speaker
  • And a Charity Raffle

Sponsorship packages are available now – this is your opportunity to showcase your business to an expected 300+ industry professionals, throughout Yorkshire & Humber and beyond.
Further details and a booking form Annual Dinner Booking Form 2019
This event will be our largest awards dinner to date and we would love for you to be involved!
If you have any questions at all, please contact Lisa – or


National engineering and manufacturing specialist E3 Recruitment (E3R) has signed an exclusive partnership with leading trade association CATCH, an industry led partnership which supports the engineering, process, and renewable industries in the Humber region.
The partnership follows CATCH’s merge with YCF in April this year, a membership organisation for the manufacturing and process industries which E3R has partnered with since its inception in 2013. The merge expanded both networks and reach adding a skills provision, a £12 million training facility, and approved contractor support to YCF’s offering.
There is great synergy between E3R, CATCH and YCF as E3R is a specialist recruiter for the Chemical and Pharmaceutical, Oil and Gas and Energy and Utilities sectors, with specialist sector teams, which means continuity of contact with consultants who build in-depth knowledge of their specific industry and are experts in theirs fields.
E3R is proud to be partnering with these innovative industry led membership organisations and can provide members with quality recruitment advice, offering a sounding board for companies that maybe experiencing skills challenges.  E3R has a wealth of experience in the industry and prides itself on building long lasting relationships with clients built on openness and trust which results in client loyalty and E3R becoming an extension of their HR team.
The new partnership is already providing mutual opportunities for both parties with E3R hosting the YCF’s Skills Meeting on 28th November at their Huddersfield Head Office, which brings together manufacturers to discuss skills issues. On 4th December E3R is sponsoring YCF’s Cosmetic Cluster UK event ‘Practical Brexit’, which offers attendees practical solutions on the key issues facing the cosmetic industry. E3R will also be offering the CATCH courses to over 150 of its clients at a discounted rate.
Katie Hedges, Head of Membership Services at CATCH commented: “E3 Recruitment have been a subscribing member of YCF Limited and its cluster since E3R’s inception in 2015. Having built our relationship over several years, we are confident that, as our exclusive recruitment partner, they will serve our members needs particularly well, whether that is recruiting, speaking at our events or proving guidance at our networks. The wider CATCH team and I look forward to working with them”.
Andrew Pilling, E3R Director commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with CATCH and continuing our partnership with YCF. Both are a perfect strategic fit as E3R specialise in Chemical and Pharmaceutical, Oil and Gas and Energy and Utilities recruitment. The UK faces an unprecedented skills shortage and with the level of unemployment at the lowest it has been in decades – filling technical positions is becoming increasingly more difficult. We are looking forward to embarking on the partnership and offering our recruitment, skills and compliance expertise to all members through networking, speaking at events and hosting learning lunches.”


We would like to invite you to the next UK public Reliability & Operations Excellence Master Class
Date: December 5th 2018
Location: CATCH, Humberside
Through inspirational case studies from some of the world’s best operations, this one-day workshop will show you how to:
-Establish reliability alongside safety and quality as a core value in your business
-Increase quality production capability whilst sustainably reducing costs
-Make step changes in your safety and environmental performance
-Implement reliability practices throughout your organisation
-Lead the culture change to high reliability performance
-Create defect elimination habits in your workforce
Please see the below link for more information on the event…

Masterclass Event Flyer

CATCH Members entitled to 15% discount off all bookings made before
October 31st 2018 using discount code CATCH15
Register Now


Please find attached the full details of our Practical Brexit event on the 4th December, kindly hosted by Thor Specialities and sponsored by E3 Recruitment and Microbiological Solutions.
Flyer – Brexit
The programme is as follows:
10:00     Registration
10:30     Welcome and update, Dr Gillian Westgate, Chair
11:00     Keynote, Francesca Rapolla, Regulatory Officer, CTPA
11:30     Our Regulatory Plans, Scott Betts, Technical Manager, Thor Specialities (UK) Limited
12:00     Lunch & Networking
13:00     The Responsible Person, Alex Fotheringham, Microbiological Solutions
13:30     Sufachem’s Strategy, Greg Barton, Deputy Managing Director, Surfachem
14:00     Roundtable Q&A Session & Refreshments
15:00    Panel Discussion & Final Comments
15:30     Optional Tour of Thor
16:30     Close
I do hope that you are able to join us – members of CATCH, YCF & CCUK are just £35+vat and non-members £145+vat.   To book your place, please visit our new Cosmetics Cluster UK website – – we hope you like it!
For more information please contact:  Lisa Buck, Operations Manager
M: 07545 159503

10:00 – Registration and refreshments
10:30 – Introduction and update on EU Exit negotiations
10:45 – Supply chains, tariffs and rules of origin (presentation followed by facilitated group discussions)
Government is talking to with businesses to ensure that the rules of origin we agree with the EU allow businesses to continue to operate integrated supply chains.  Officials will explain what rules of origin are and how they are relevant to businesses in ensuring that trade tariffs are avoided, before helping industry representatives to explore the potential impacts on their companies.  Registrants will be sent information and a questionnaire ahead of the event.
12:00 – Customs and the border (presentation followed by Q&A with government and industry panel)
Officials will explain how the UK’s customs proposals would operate, demystify some of the complex issues around border administration and help industry representatives to explore what preparations they can make for new trading arrangements.
13:00 – Lunch
13:45 – Regulations (presentation followed by Q&A with government and industry panel)
Officials will explain the impact on the chemicals regulatory regimes in a no-deal scenario, describe the action that the Government is taking to mitigate the risks associated with this, and outline what businesses need to do from a regulatory perspective in order to minimise disruptions to the chemicals supply chain.
15:00 – General Q&A with a joint Government/industry panel to allow businesses to highlight other issues
15:30 – Closing remarks and next steps
These events are intended to support chemicals businesses, as well as downstream users of chemicals (coatings, plastics, cleaning products, cosmetics, adhesives etc), to understand the potential impacts of EU Exit on their business in key areas such as regulations, tariffs/rules of origin and customs/border processes.  This is an opportunity for you to ask questions of policy officials, advise Government on the impact of EU Exit on your business and help to shape the negotiation and policy positions that will support the sector.
Please register now for your nearest event:


2019 is the first year that CATCH and YCF will combine their member directories. The big book of the Humber and the YCF members directory will form a new publication specifically for the manufacturing, energy and process industries.
The Directory will be distributed online to over 2500 members and associates in various sectors, from speciality chemicals, cosmetics and personal care, pharmaceuticals, energy, petrochemicals and more!
The joint Directory follows the merger of the two companies in June 2018, so the addition of a new directory, which will showcase the Yorkshire and Humber region and beyond, will serve as guidance for members, connect manufactures and providers, aid networking and collaboration. It will also detail information on the benefits and services the two organisations deliver to its members and associates.  Including CATCH skills, ConCom, manufacturer only networks and Clusters such as the Cosmetics Cluster UK and the Chemicals Cluster UK.
The directory will be free for members and non-members to access and is a fantastic way to connect with fellow companies in the industry.
Please click here to download the CATCH & YCF Directory media pack for advertising opportunities.
For further information, please contact Lisa – uk or


Date: 21 November 2018
Time: 08:30 – 15:15
Venue: Hull University – Canham Turner (Staff House)
Following on from the successful launch of the 4th Energy Barometer, the conference will focus on the key areas highlighted with more detail analysis of the important topics and technology solutions.
We are delighted to welcome our colleagues from EI HQ and a number of local speakers across Industry, Local Authority and Academia.
The topic of people and skills will highlight the continued need for integration between local companies and students. The lunch break provides an excellent opportunity to bring both groups together. We hope you will be able to join us.
Conference Agenda:
08:30 Registration and Refreshments
09:00 Welcome and Introduction – Alastair Robertson, EI
09:10 Outline of the 2018 Energy Barometer – Kinga Niemczyk, EI HQ
09:45 Energy Policy – Industrial Strategy/Clean Growth Strategy – A Local Authority Interpretation – East Riding Council
10:15 Investment Risk – Elvis Hernandez – OSL Risk Management
10:45 Refreshments
11:00 Sustainable Energy – (University of Hull)
11:30 Energy Storage Explained
12:00 People and Skills in Energy
12:30 Lunch and Career Networking
13:15 Energy Efficiency – Implementing ISO50001:2011 (2018) – Ian Gibbs
13:40 Technology Paper – Bio Fuel – The Options and Challenges – Mike Tooke
14:05 Technology Paper – Hydrogen
14:30 Closing Remarks – Alastair Robertson, EI
14:40 Coffee and Networking
15:15 Meeting Finish
Refreshments and buffet lunch will be provided
If you would like to attend this event, please visit the EI website.
Kind regards,
EI Humber Branch

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CATCH is an industry led partnership supporting the process, energy, engineering and renewable industries in the Humber region.
They are actively involved in developing skills and qualifications programmes both regionally and nationally, they are unique and offer world class facilities.

This exciting opportunity is only available to Business Hive Members!

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The agenda of the day will be as follows:

Arrive- 11am

Meet and Greet talk by CEO David Talbot- 11.15am

Tour of facilities- 11.30 – 12.30pm

Lunch and Networking opportunity- 12.30 – 1.30pm


Wednesday 14th November

11am until 1:30pm (Lunch included)

Redwood Park Estate



DN41 8TH



We look forward to seeing you there!


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Redwood Park Estate
DN41 8TH
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