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Careers Advisors, Teachers & School Groups

  • Guildhall, Hull – Friday 5th October
  • Town Hall, Grimsby – Friday 12th October (AM)

Open to the public

  • Guildhall, Hull – Saturday 6th October
  • Town Hall, Grimsby – Friday 12th October (PM)

Discover the opportunities available to women in our area and why you should select

manufacturing and engineering as a career choice.

You will be able to:

  • Meet women from manufacturing and engineering jobs and talk to them
  • about their work
  • Find out about current job vacancies
  • Discover what training and qualifications you may need
  • Learn about apprenticeship opportunities
  • Have a go – we have personal protective equipment and hand tools
  • for you to try


  • Over 20 stands showcasing the opportunities available to women in
  • manufacturing and engineering roles
  • Hands-on exhibitions
  • Videos


  • Airco
  • APD Communications
  • Army Recruitment
  • Associated British Ports
  • BP
  • British Steel
  • CITB
  • Emmerson Kitney
  • Green Port Hull/ The Hub
  • Ideal Boilers
  • Jobcentre Plus
  • KCOM
  • Level Systems
  • LMI Humber
  • National Careers


  • The Nestlé Academy
  • Northern Gas


  • Ørsted
  • The Royal Engineers
  • Sauce
  • Siemens Gamesa
  • Singleton Birch
  • Spencer Group
  • Swift Group
  • Vivergo Fuels


Register at

  • We offer awards, certificates, diplomas and apprenticeships in leadership and management.
  • Benefits improve the productivity, efficiency, effectiveness, innovation, communication, problem solving,decision making and management of key resources in your organisation
  • Improve the leadership of your teams
  • Offer your supervisors and managers a route to professional development in your organisation
  • Pathways are suitable for all levels of experience, from existing managers with significant
  • management responsibilities, to supervisors and junior managers
  • Bespoke programmes are tailored to the needs of the business
  • Can be funded through the Apprenticeship Levy

Level 3 Diploma Modules

  • CMI321 Managing own personal and professional development
  • CMI 301 Principles of Management & Leadership
  • CMI 302 Manage a Team to achieve results
  • CMI312 Managing daily activities to achieve results
  • CMI311 Contributing to the delivery of a project
  • CMI 314 Managing Budgets and Resources
  • CMI318 Managing Data and Information
  • CMI305 Building stakeholder relationships using effective communication


Level 5 Diploma Modules

  • CMI 525 Using Reflective Practice to Inform Personal and Professional
  • Development
  • CMI 501 Principles of Operational Leadership and Management in an
  • Organisational Context
  • CMI 502 Principles of Developing, Managing and Leading Individuals and Teams
  • to Achieve Success
  • CMI 515 Creating and Delivering Operational Plans
  • CMI 514 Managing Change
  • CMI 513 Managing Projects to Achieve Results
  • CMI 520 Managing Finance
  • CMI 509 Managing Stakeholder Relationships

To find out more contact or call 01724 281111.

These programmes are being delivered at Catch, Redwood Park Estate, Stallingborough, Grimsby DN41 8TH


The UK beauty industry employs over a million people and women aged 18-34 are the biggest influencers of the market – innovation in the industry is accelerating with increasingly sophisticated consumer demands and beauty trends now have an average lifespan of 2-3 years, which means that product developers are working overtime to keep up.

The Cosmetics Industry is highly regulated – tests for safety, stability and efficacy are a must if you want products to hit the shelves here in the UK and abroad. How do you go about product testing? Or in fact keep updated? The Cosmetics Cluster UK, (CCUK) is hosting a conference to take companies on a testing journey.

Driven by over 80 CCUK associates and members – testing was seen as a key area for exploration, Dr Gill Westgate, CCUK chair, explained: “Companies can gain immediate business benefits – by learning from industry experts to improve their own skills and knowledge, network with like-minded individuals and share best practice. Perhaps collaborate on projects too?

“The conference will ensure that delegates that are new testing understand the key principles and that seasoned product formulators are updated with key trends in the testing market and are able to speak to experts about any challenges they face”.

The journey will cover topics such as; do you need to test? future trends, needs for product launches, claims support and animal testing.  Plus, the opportunity to seek specific advice in expert-led round-table discussions.

The conference takes place at The Meeting Space, BioCity, Nottingham on the 18th July 2018.  The event will be invaluable for formulators, brand owners and retailers, in fact, anyone involved in the process of developing, defining and approving cosmetic claims and product launches.


The CATCH Major Hazards Group will hold their Annual Process Safety Conference on Thursday 19 July at CATCH in Stallingborough – MHG conference programme 19 July 2018 draft

Registration is from 8.45am.

At this event we will hear a key note address from the President of IOSH, Craig Foyle, followed by Peter Galsworthy & David Coackley who will be giving an update from the Health & Safety Executive and Chemicals, Explosives and Microbiological Hazards Division.

After a break we will hear an industry perspective on regulation and raising performance in the chemicals sector from the Chemical Industries Association’s Phil Scott, followed by a process safety case study from Graeme Ellis of ABB.

We still have a few spaces available for sponsorship  – £349 plus VAT for display stand, literature in delegate packs and logo on programme/website – Major Hazards Conference sponsorship booking form Jul 2018

If you are interested in being a sponsor, please complete the booking form and return to me with your PO number.

Attendance is free of charge, sponsors can send 2 delegates.

Please contact or call 01469 552840

With thanks to our sponsors:


CATCH have announced that, following an EGM that took place on 25 May, the acquisition of Your Connected Future (YCF) was approved by the CATCH Members and this has now progressed through to completion.

YCF is a membership organisation for the manufacturing and process industries within Yorkshire, offering support and networking opportunities to companies both large and small.

The aim of bringing the 2 companies together was to provide a wider offer to our respective memberships, and a more powerful voice for industry in the Humber and Yorkshire region.

While the dust settles on the legal activity, there will be little change for either organisation. Moving forward we will work closely with both sets of member companies to ensure we provide the best possible service for our customers, our sectors, wider stakeholders and our region.

CEO David Talbot said “I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Jill Mooney and Lisa Buck to CATCH and we will now start the hard work of embedding the 2 organisations”


The Humber Environmental Managers held their annual conference on Wednesday 6 June 2018 at The Ropewalk, Barton.

Tony Edwards, Chairman of the Humber Nature Partnership & CATCH’s Humber Environmental Managers Forum, opened the conference.  At the end of 2017 the Government published its Industrial Strategy and Clean Growth Strategy followed in January 2018 by A Green Future:  Our 25 year plan to improve the Environment.

The conference considered the implications of these documents for the sustainable management of the Humber Estuary and its environs, and hear about practical initiatives that are in progress.  The event was sponsored by Clarke Energy and was held as part of Humber Business Week.

Richard Kendall, Executive Director of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership gave a presentation on Clean growth and the Humber industrial strategy.  Clean growth will be a priority for the Humber and will need to be business led, ambitious and distinctive to the Humber and our strengths, building on the success of the Energy Estuary.  The LEP have reviewed their current priority sectors and are developing a new approach that recognises the important links between sectors and opportunities for more integration and growth in the Energy Estuary industries.  These ideas have been captured in a new document Blueprint for the Humber, launched in Humber Business Week.  link here

Then followed a presentation on the 25 Year Environment Plan from Adam Stewart, Policy Adviser, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.  The plan sets out the vision, goals and actions to improve the environment.  The plan includes measures for using and managing land sustainably, increasing resource efficiency, and reducing pollution and waste.  A chemical strategy will be published at the end of this year.

After a networking break delegates heard from Trevor Thompson, Chief Engineer at Integrated Green Energy Solutions about the new development outside Grimsby to  convert end-of life, non-recyclable plastics into road ready fuel.

Marcus Asquith, Partnership Director for Engie with North East Lincolnshire Council gave a presentation on the South Humber Industrial Investment Programme working with the natural environment.

The speakers took questions and the event closed with networking and a buffet lunch.

With thanks to our main sponsor-


Crisis Media, Reputation Management & Crisis PR Breakfast Seminar 8-19am @CATCH

Wednesday 13 June 2018

What is crisis media and how does it differ from PR?

Is it really necessary to have a crisis media plan in place?

What is involved and what should be expected?

What about the aftermath and my reputation?

How to effectively handle your general PR?

Come along and hear what one of the regions leading crisis media consultants has to say on this vast topic.

Blair Jacobs will talk through the basics, which will help you analyse your current crisis media process.

We will also hear from Blair’s colleague Emma Ideson on how effective PR and marketing will work for you.

To register please contact

01482 667 528
07540 273008


4 July 2018, 8.30-17.00 @CATCH

Reliable Manufacturing presents a one day Reliability & Operations Excellence Master Class, exploring the strategies and practices that underpin some of the world’s best operating companies. The Master Class will describe models for achieving Operations Excellence and will show how the best plants are
able to compete globally through the application of a Reliability Strategy; one which combines the best elements of Lean Manufacturing, TPM, RCM, six sigma and other methodologies as well as excellence in operations and maintenance practices.

Through extensive case study examples we will show how the right strategy ensures maximum production capacity by making fundamental changes in the way processes and equipment are designed, operated and maintained. Costs are avoided by eliminating “defects” (which cause the costs in the first place) and optimising work that adds value, thereby ensuring sustained cost reductions.

The Master Class is for leaders in manufacturing, including Operations Directors, Site Managers, Change
Managers, Operations and Maintenance Managers, First Line Supervisors, Reliability Leaders and influential frontline Operators and Maintainers.

Fees are £695 per person plus VAT.
Book online:




Head Office

Redwood Park Estate
DN41 8TH
Company no. 03837010



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