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 to book and non-members can book and pay online at –

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


When:  Tuesday 2nd October

Where:  Grimsby Auditorium

10am – 6.30pm

Book now at

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.


KTN will be hosting an event on 19 September in London to launch the competition scope.

The third round of the Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation competition will open on 17 September.

This competition will support a range of innovation activities around materials, cell and battery manufacturing for electric vehicles.  The event will:

  • provide an overview of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) and Faraday Battery Challenge
  • provide details of the third round of Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation competitions
  • provide a facilitated networking programme from the KTN that maximises your chances of securing suitable collaborators for your ideas
  • through a series of pitches from organisations link early research to targeted industrial applications to assist with exploitation and collaboration

Innovate UK and KTN staff associated with the competitions will be on hand for advice and to answer questions.

This event will benefit entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers who can expand and scale their work in the areas of battery chemistry, raw materials, materials processing, cell components, cell, modules and packs, cell production methods, and the future electric vehicle battery supply chain.

The Faraday Battery Challenge was launched by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as part of the ISCF.  It is an investment of £246m over four years, set up to help UK businesses seize the opportunities presented by the transition to a low carbon economy and to ensure that the UK leads the world in the design, development and manufacture of batteries for the electrification of vehicles.  Battery research from fundamental research through development and innovation to industrial scale up is being supported by the Faraday Battery Challenge via three elements:

  • £78m for a new ‘application-inspired’ research programme coordinated at a national scale – a large part of this is being led by the Faraday Institution.
  • £88m Innovation programme to stimulate collaborative research and development with co-investment from industry – de-risking and enabling the steps to get from research through to manufacturing at scale.
  • £80m scale-up programme to allow companies of all sizes to rapidly move new battery technologies to market through the creation of an open-access facility, the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre.

To register for the event, click here.

If you’re unable to attend in person, the scope and competition process presentations will be available via webcast and you can register to join this section of the day online here.  There will also be additional regional briefings in Cardiff on 25th September and Sunderland on 26th September.


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The Energy Institute and CATCH are pleased to be hosting an Energy conference on 25th September 2018.  The Conference is set in the Humber region, an area branded as the Energy Estuary that has brought power to the UK for decades in the form of coal, oil and gas and more recently from renewable sources such as wind and biodiesel.  The region currently imports 1/3 of the UK’s coal and a significant amount of biomass, which fuels local power stations that produce 17% of the UK’s electricity.  The region also lands 1/5 of the UK’s natural gas and refines 1/3 of the UK’s fuel.  It has 3 of the largest wind farms in the world just off the coast and supports many aspects of the projects from manufacture of turbine blades at the Siemens plant in Hull to the operations and maintenance activity in Grimsby.  The Humber is also the number one in the UK for biofuel production.  The Humber LEP believes that the region can play a leading part in responding to the “Clean Growth” Grand Challenge set by the Government in its Industrial Strategy for the UK – not only in low carbon energy generation, goods and services, but also in the more efficient use of energy and resources by industry.  With two refineries and strengths in steel, chemicals and process industries, the Humber has one of the largest concentrations of energy intensive industries in the country.

It is fitting that this conference is being held at CATCH, an industry-led membership organisation that supports the Humber and Yorkshire region in the chemical process, engineering, energy and renewables sectors.  CATCH has over 80 core Member companies and 250 organisations through the supply chain within its network, and has recently been one of the key stakeholders behind the commissioning of a study into the Humber High Energy Intensive Industry Cluster in the region.

This Conference will also take the opportunity to launch the latest version of the Bondholders’ Energy Estuary map.  This is an exciting opportunity to showcase the region and drive forward the Energy Estuary brand.

We are delighted to have a number of key speakers from industry within the region for the Conference  who will highlight some of the work being driven forward in in the energy sector within the region, and we are also particularly pleased to announce that the Chief Executive of the Energy Institute will deliver an address outlining the work of the Energy Institute.

The agenda for the event will cover:

  • 11:00    Introduction  – David Talbot, Chair of the Humber Branch of the Energy Institute and Chief Executive of CATCH
  • 11:10    Energy Institute presentation by – Louise Kingham, Chief Executive of the Energy Institute
  • 11:40    The Humber High Energy Intensive Cluster Study – David Talbot, Chief Executive of CATCH
  • 12:05    Lunch – showcase the Energy Estuary map
  • 12.45     Plastics to fuel – Trevor Thompson, Integrated Green Energy Solutions
  • 13.10     Biodiesel presentation – Scott Drinkell, Greenergy
  • 13:35    Hornsea One presentation – Natasha Nanuck, Orsted UK
  • 14:00    Coffee break
  • 14.15     Centrica Storage – Rough – transition from storage to production – Ian Livingston
  • 14:45    Panel session – ‘The Energy Institute in the Energy Estuary’
  • 15:00    Close

For more information or to book a place please contact or call 01469 552821

This one day training course offers a clear insight into how to promote a positive safety culture throughout your organisation through the effective engagement of your workforce. It provides participants with the tools to develop a detailed understanding of the business case for effective process safety management.

We will be running a course here at CATCH on the 11th December 2018.

On completing the course, participants will understand:

  • the business case for effective process
  • safety management
  • the nature of major accidents and how hazards and
  • risks are defined and quantified
  • the key elements of process safety
  • management systems
  • assurance processes for effective risk management
  • how to promote a positive process safety culture
  • through effective engagement of the workforce
  • the importance of good process safety leadership
  • principles and how to implement them
  • how to achieve continuous improvement in Process
  • Safety performance

Call Cogent Skills today on 01325 740900 or email to register you interest.



Salary details: £36153 – £39002

Reference HUL/18/0538
Occupational group   Economic Development
Job term   Full Time
Appointment type   Fixed Term
Hours   37
Division   Regeneration & Partnerships – Directorate
Closing Date   20 September 2018
Shortlisting date   21 September 2018
Proposed Interview Date   05 October 2018
Place of work   47 Queen Street, Hull
For an information discussion please contact Richard Kendall
Contact telephone   01482 485261

Fixed Term until 31 March 2020 due to funding.

The Humber LEP has joined with other LEPs in Yorkshire and the North East to form an Energy Hub which will identify and develop local energy projects.

This exciting new role will lead the Humber’s input into the Energy Hub, working with local partners to devise, identify, develop and seek funding to progress a range of local energy projects that will build on the Humber’s position as the UK’s Energy Estuary and provide wider economic and social benefit.

The role will also lead the development and implementation of the LEP’s Energy Strategy, contributing to the Humber Strategic Economic Plan and future Humber Industrial Strategy.

We are looking for a creative individual with knowledge of the energy sector and/or industrial energy users to lead this new area of work for us, working in collaboration with local authorities, businesses and other stakeholders across the Humber and our partners in neighbouring areas.

For more information about the Humber LEP, please visit

The Energy Hub is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Shortlisting: 21/24 September 2018


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


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