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New Skills and Competency Group launched to support process manufacturing companies in the Yorkshire region and beyond.
The new group – which is part of YCF & CATCH – a manufacturing membership organisation based in Stallingbourgh – held its first meeting at Nufarm, Wkye with representatives from member companies throughout the process industries.
The Skills and Competency group was launched last week as a direct response from members for a manufacturer only network in Yorkshire – that builds on the already established group in the Humber – with the remit of best practice sharing, collaborative learning and resources plus competency of the workforce.
With technical roles becoming more difficult to recruit, younger staff difficult to retain and an ageing workforce causing companies to review long term plans, this group will provide peer to peer advice and support to tackle these challenges together.
Steve Foster, MD at Vickers, who attended the launch said “This industry led group is incredibly valuable – to have a platform where we can discuss our processes and procedures, and then listen to how other similar companies approach recruitment, learning and development, enables us to fine tune what we are doing for our most valuable assets –  our employees”
James McIntosh, head of CATCH skills said, “Skills challenges are common across many of our manufacturer member companies, it makes perfect sense to bring like minded individuals together to share the responsibility of educating their workforce, whilst having a group voice to make access to training and experts more accessible for all”
“We discuss best practice across the full spectrum of learning and development from apprentices and graduates to training the MD, which all contributes to a well-trained and well-functioning workforce, which in turn reduces down-time, quality issues and improves staff retention”.
The meeting which is facilitated by James McIntosh at CATCH and Lisa Buck from YCF, aims to meet bi-monthly and will be held at a member manufacturing facility to further knowledge exchange. For information on how to get involved, you can contact Lisa at lisa@ycf.org.uk or lisa.buck@catchuk.org


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Date: 21 November 2018
Time: 08:30 – 15:15
Venue: Hull University – Canham Turner (Staff House)
Details:
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



A new £2.6m business park has been approved (10 October) by North East Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee as part of the SHIIP programme designed to improve the economy in the area.
Strategically located at the junction of the A180 and the A1173, it has good access to the Ports of Immingham and Grimsby, and has ready access to the strategic highway network.
The site has been allocated for employment purposes in the Local Plan and is also a designated Humber LEP Enterprise Zone.
The work at Stallingborough Interchange Business Park will include:
·       Creation of a new roundabout on the A1173 to provide access to the site, and associated other highways works
·       Build new access roads within the site
·       Build substations, pumping stations
·       Provide drainage infrastructure
·       Landscaping
Once complete, the new 106 acre (43-hectare) park will give the potential for approximately 1.6million square feet (150,000m2) of business space (around 20 units) and up to 2672 national standard jobs. The space will be allocated for research and development, general industry and storage and distribution units.
Councillor Peter Wheatley, cabinet member for regeneration, said: “The availability of good quality employment land within North East Lincolnshire is currently very limited and this is the first steps in addressing this. Additionally, recent evidence has shown that there is real potential for employment growth over the next 10-20 years. This is a key milestone in the South Humber Industrial Investment Plan, and one I’m delighted has progressed.”
Plans have already been approved for the creation of the South Humber Bank Link Road, which will link Grimsby and Stallingborough on a parallel road to the A180 and help movement between the ports.
Funding for the Stallingborough Interchange Business Park scheme has come from  North East Lincolnshire Council (£13.4m) and is match funded with £2.6m funds from the Humber LEP. Work is due to start on site in early 2019, with the project completed by mid 2020.


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BASIC BUSINESS STRATEGIES, DESIGN SOLUTIONS AND STEP-IN TECHNOLOGIES
@ CATCH, GRIMSBY
13 NOVEMBER, 2018 –09.00–16.00
YOU ARE INVITED to a Nordic Heat Master Class in Grimsby, aiming to highlight initial business strategies, design solutions and step-in technologies when investing in the first heat network.  North East Lincolnshire is of particular interest as the council is now in the process of launching the implementation of the planned heat network.
THE OBJECTIVE is to present opportunities, solutions and strategies to making heat networks competitive from the very start.  We will make the end-users the starting point for the conversation.  The first priority for any DHN project team is to define the revenue model.  We need to identify the initial target customers, and even more importantly understand what it takes to convince them to replace existing gas boilers with heat networks.
THE AGENDA will involve speakers with different backgrounds– e.g. experienced project teams from other regions and abroad, design engineers, end-users, contractors, technology and service providers, investors and political decision makers.
FEE
Free of charge for local authorities and public stake holders
£150 (excl. VAT) for local suppliers (max 2 participants per company)
£450 (excl. VAT) for national & international suppliers (max 2 participants per company)
REGISTRATION & QUESTIONS:
Peter Anderberg –Nordic Heat
pa@heatnet.se+46 70 56 111 99
Mark Woodward –Nordic Heat
mw@heatnet.se+44 114 230 4722



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


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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 – lisa@ycf.org uk or lisa.buck@catchuk.org


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New Skills and Competency Group launched to support process manufacturing companies in the Yorkshire region and beyond.
The new group – which is part of YCF & CATCH – a manufacturing membership organisation based in Stallingbourgh – held its first meeting at Nufarm, Wkye with representatives from member companies throughout the process industries.
The Skills and Competency group was launched last week as a direct response from members for a manufacturer only network in Yorkshire – that builds on the already established group in the Humber – with the remit of best practice sharing, collaborative learning and resources plus competency of the workforce.
With technical roles becoming more difficult to recruit, younger staff difficult to retain and an ageing workforce causing companies to review long term plans, this group will provide peer to peer advice and support to tackle these challenges together.
Steve Foster, MD at Vickers, who attended the launch said “This industry led group is incredibly valuable – to have a platform where we can discuss our processes and procedures, and then listen to how other similar companies approach recruitment, learning and development, enables us to fine tune what we are doing for our most valuable assets –  our employees”
James McIntosh, head of CATCH skills said, “Skills challenges are common across many of our manufacturer member companies, it makes perfect sense to bring like minded individuals together to share the responsibility of educating their workforce, whilst having a group voice to make access to training and experts more accessible for all”
“We discuss best practice across the full spectrum of learning and development from apprentices and graduates to training the MD, which all contributes to a well-trained and well-functioning workforce, which in turn reduces down-time, quality issues and improves staff retention”.
The meeting which is facilitated by James McIntosh at CATCH and Lisa Buck from YCF, aims to meet bi-monthly and will be held at a member manufacturing facility to further knowledge exchange. For information on how to get involved, you can contact Lisa at lisa@ycf.org.uk or lisa.buck@catchuk.org


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The YCF Young Persons network meeting takes place on the 24th October at Vickers Laboratories in Leeds.

The group is for young people aged between 18-35 including recent apprentices and graduates. The group, which is led by industry, aims to facilitate fantastic networking opportunities, provide a platform to learn, experience different sectors, to share ideas and provide project opportunities to support the next generation.

Rachel, host and a member of our group will be talking about her company Vickers Laboratories plus we have David Shindler who will be covering “learning to leap” his talk is outlined below:

We all need to learn to leap again and again in our working lives – developing new skills, new knowledge and adapting our mindset and behaviors for changing personal and business circumstances. Because the world does not stand still.

Many people later in life say they wished they had known more when they were younger. You can avoid that trap by empowering yourself early on and navigating your career with confidence and skill.  Gain insight earlier to reduce the disappointment of hindsight!

Many people focus on technical skills without embracing the mindset, attitudes and so-called soft skills that are so vital in working life. Soft skills are tough! And they are transferable.

This workshop will give you a brilliant understanding of how to progress your career and start to develop your leadership skills – you don’t need the title to start and lead!

The event is free for members of YCF & CATCH and £45+at for non-members.  Members please email lisa@ycf.org.uk to book and non-members can book and pay online at – https://www.ycf.org.uk/product-page/ycf-young-person-group

Any questions please contact Lisa – the full programme and timings are here.


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When:  Tuesday 2nd October
Where:  Grimsby Auditorium
10am – 6.30pm
Book now at www.businesshive.live
This year we have a great variety of local speakers covering current, engaging topics and 2 Keynote talks that will be nothing short of inspirational.
We have over 60 exhibitors just waiting for you to come and talk to them at their stands and see if business can be done together.
Plus, we have our own pop up restaurant, The Lincolnshire Kitchen serving a delicious lunch menu courtesy of The Lincolnshire Chef and free tea and coffee all day.
This isn’t your average business expo, this is Business Hive Live 2018.


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When:  Tuesday 2nd October

Where:  Grimsby Auditorium

10am – 6.30pm

Book now at www.businesshive.live

This year we have a great variety of local speakers covering current, engaging topics and 2 Keynote talks that will be nothing short of inspirational.

We have over 60 exhibitors just waiting for you to come and talk to them at their stands and see if business can be done together.

Plus, we have our own pop up restaurant, The Lincolnshire Kitchen serving a delicious lunch menu courtesy of The Lincolnshire Chef and free tea and coffee all day.

This isn’t your average business expo, this is Business Hive Live 2018.


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