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Following discussions with our board and main sponsors the decision has been made to postpone our annual awards dinner to the 24th September 2020.  Many of our member companies have restricted travel, face to face meetings and attendance to networks and events over the coming weeks due to the developing situation with Covid-19.

We are pleased to announce that our speaker, then venue, and associated suppliers are all fully supportive, and our event will take place as it should, just a little later in the year!

If you have any questions:

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The CATCH Awards 2020 are now open for nominations – close 13th March 2020

The CATCH awards, sponsored by E3 Recruitment, celebrate those people in your organisation who stand out – show them some appreciation by nominating them to receive an award at the Norths most prestigious awards dinner!

The People Award Categories are:

Young Achiever Award
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 fulfill 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 up-skilling staff in the workplace.

To nominate please complete this simple form – or send details to

About you:

About the person you would like to nominate:

Please select:



7th May 2020 @7pm

Mercure Hotel, Willerby, Hull.

Over 300 industry guests throughout the industry

Whats included?
Network at our drinks reception & meet the sponsors
Enjoy a Three course meal
Celebrate the ConCom Apprentice of the Year
Congratulate the winners of our People Awards – nominate now – click here 
Be entertained by our after Dinner speaker –  Jamie Peacock MBE
Win amazing prizes at our Charity Raffle

Sponsorship packages are available from £595+vat and tickets from £95+vat. Download the prices and booking form –  Annual Dinner Booking Form 2020 Early bird to 6th March 2020

If you have any questions please contact Lisa –

Special thanks to our sponsors:




A practical conference to explore through life development in the chemical & process industries.

Date: 10th October 2019
Time: 9:30 – 15:30
Lunch and refreshments are included
Venue: The University of Bradford
Cost: Free

To book your free place simply complete the form below:

** SOLD OUT** Please complete the form only to be added to the waiting list.

This unique event is led by our employer networks, who will share best practice and case studies with you.

Attend to gain insight into:
Employer schools engagement programme
Higher education programmes for industry
Employee up-skilling for technicians and operators
Apprenticeship programmes available for chemical industry and supply chain

09:30 Registration
10:30 Welcome – David Talbot, CEO CATCH
10:45 Keynote: Employment and Skills Board, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP)
11:15 Engaging Young People – NuGeneration Team, Nufarm
11:40 Working with Industry- Alex Burnham, Principal, UTC Leeds
12:00 Apprentice Journey – Ian Nunn, Syngenta
12:30 Lunch, networking
13:30 Industrial relations with the University – Tom Swift, The University of Bradford
13:45 Working with the University of Bradford
14:00 Apprenticeships and upskilling programmes for the Chemical industry – James McIntosh, CATCH Skills
14:30 Q&A panel – All speakers
15:30 Close

This event is sponsored by:


Key industry led membership organisation CATCH, welcomed over 90 delegates to its facility in Stallingborough to discuss the latest developments in Process Safety Leadership.

The sold out conference, which had support from numerous industry sponsors, aimed to enable companies to network, share best practice and provide solutions to challenges that companies could take away and implement in their own workplaces.

Commenting on the day, Katie Hedges, Head of Membership at CATCH said, “This conference is born from our Major Hazards Member Network, the network is a forum for safety leaders to collaborate and learn from each other across the process industries.  This group is led by our industry chair, which means that the network is always relevant and provides significant support to those who attend”.

The conference highlighted the COMAH Competent Authorities (CA) year of Process Safety Leadership, which aims to ensure that a strong focus is placed on those in senior positions.  Recommending that major hazards are at the core of a clear and concise business strategy, starting from board level.  Delegates were advised to “look for the bad news” and to ask questions such as “what assures you that everything is alright?”.

Furthermore, the Organisation Safety Culture ought to be the fundamental basis of any process safety strategy, starting from the top.  Ensuring that those in charge have the enthusiasm and consistency for understanding and communicating how process safety principals of major hazards are managed. Another principal consideration should be benchmarking, continually reviewing how you are performing against your set standards.

After all, Process Safety is integral to the reputation of the chemical & process industries and vital in protecting the people and the environment.

The next Major Hazard network for client members is on 7 November.  Please contact Katie Hedges for further information.

Many thanks to all our sponsors for their support








This conference will explore how we embed the value of Behavioural Safety, understanding Occupational Psychology and getting buy in from critical mass.

Attending this Full day Behavioural Safety Conference will enable you to:
▪ Discuss the future of Behavioural Safety and why it fails
▪ How to drive Behavioural to the next natural level and get the buy in
▪ Set the tone for facility inductions – getting it right, first time

Learn why skilled and highly skilled people in the industry still have accidents.
▪ Understand what conscious overload means. (7+/-2)
▪ Appreciate Immediate Corrective Action and Short Term Memory
▪ Intervention and a modern safety culture
▪ How to implement the improvement suggestions that count
▪ See how inattentional blindness affects us all

Bottom up or top down – the eternal question…
What’s expected from the Leader?
▪ Who pushes, who sells?
▪ If it’s good enough for the boss, it’ll be good enough for me

Raising the Safety profile of the Leader.
▪ How a process of conversations set a tone and create a culture

Behaviour-Based-Safety is designed and managed by employees resulting in a truly employee-driven process. In addition, behaviour-based safety is a more positive process that places greater emphasis on employee involvement in the use of the observation data, to developing action plans for continuous improvement. As a result, behaviour-based safety creates a much higher and more consistent level of feedback supporting safer workplace practices.

Full Programme
09:00 Catch Housekeeping followed by welcome introductions from Mick Tutty, HSE, Manager
Humber Refinery
09:20 Passions for Safety in 2019, Brad Francis, Phillips 66
10:30 Break
10:45 How an observation process works from a Leadership view with Jeff Smith, Phillips 66
12:00 Lunch
12:45 Aligning the transient labour to your minimum standards from Trevor Crofts, Turnaround Manager, Phillips 66
14:00 Keep off the grass, Brad Francis
14:15 Inattentional Blindness, Brad Francis
14:45 Break
15:00 Motivation for Safety (Ignite) – Brad Francis
15:15 Safety Leadership. (Flip chart session) – Brad Francis
16:00 5 – A – Day – Brad Francis
16:20 Wrapping up and closing comments and questions

To book a free place or learn about sponsorship opportunities please see Sponsorship booking form 20 Jun 19 or contact Katie Hedges for more details –

This special annual event is supported by:

CATCH network events are supported by our recruitment partner:       


CATCH are delighted to be hosting the Annual Major Hazards Group conference on 18 July – the theme is process safety leadership and opportunities to sponsor this event are available.

With places filling up fast please review the Major Hazards Conference sponsorship booking form Jul 2019 to secure your place.

This event forms part of the annual CATCH networks and events programme and is attended by over 70 delegates from CATCH client members and stakeholders.

Please contact Katie Hedges for more details.



The CATCH annual awards dinner, celebrated the process industries successes in a glittering awards ceremony at the Mercure Hotel, Hull.

Focusing on Skills and Young People, the dinner saw nine awards presented by Andrew Pilling, Director of E3 Recruitment, following a surge of entries in the previous months.

Connor Watson, Mechanical Apprentice at Philips 66, took home the coveted ConCom Apprentice of the year award, Connor attitude and enthusiasm along with a will to succeed ensures that he will be a very successful engineer in the years to come.  It was a close competition – runners up, Kieran Sembiante from Jacobs Field Services and Michael Avis from TOTAL Lindsay Oil Refinery came close second.

The People awards, also focused on the next generation. Natasha Greenbury, project planner and cost engineer, secured the Young Achiever Award. Natasha competed her Advanced apprenticeship in project controls and successfully developed her career along the path of project management.  Contenders Eweline Choma, Customer services coordinator and Paulina Kozielska, regulatory manager, both from Orean Personal Care, were strong runners up.

The Skills Project of the year award went to the Nufarm NuGeneration Team. A new initiative that was set up to actively engage the local community.  A cross-functional working group led by young members of the company work with Worthington Primary School to build positive associations with industry.

The Humber Waste Alliance, celebrated obtaining the Best Partnership Award.  The Alliance actively involves several organisations across the North Humber Bank, to reduce waste to prevent marine litter polluting the Humber.

The Final award – Outstanding Leader – recognised Marc Doyle, Principal & CEO, Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire.  Marc led the UTC in implementing incredible improvements in engineering provision for the local community and created an incredible culture of unconditional positive regard.

The evening progressed with a final passionate speech by Brendan Conlan, Chair of CATCH, who will be stepping down from his chairmanship in 2019.  Brendan engaged the audience by inviting representatives of industry onto the stage, from teachers and apprentices to the UTC and employers, creating a visual pathway of how industry needs to step up and encourage, show and work with local primary and secondary schools to showcase industry in the Yorkshire and Humber.

David Talbot, CEO of CATCH said “We would like to thank all our Sponsors, award finalists, guests and colleagues for helping to make the event the premier industry dinner for the process industries in the Yorkshire & Humber Region”

On Line Group were the main sponsor of the evening, along with E3 Recruitment who sponsored the awards ceremony.

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Join us for the Humber Environmental Managers conference during Humber Business Week and on World Environment Day – Wednesday 5 June 2019 at The Rope Walk, Barton, DN18 5JT 

There was much activity on Climate Change in the run up to the December 2018 ministerial meeting on the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.  In this conference we will consider the recent work of UK’s Climate Change Committee and the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC), latest UK Climate Change Projections (UKCP18) and National Adaptation Plan.  Now we have Greta Thunberg and Youthstrike4Climate, Extinction Rebellion, Mark Carney’s strictures to the finance industry, David Attenborough’s programme ‘Climate Change – the Facts’, David Wallace-Wells’ apocalyptic ‘The Uninhabitable Earth’ and the Committee on Climate Change report on the UK achieving net zero carbon emissions.

The conference will consider the implications for the sustainable management of the Humber region, and hear about practical initiatives that are in progress.  The event is free to attend and is being held as part of Humber Business Week

Registration from 9.00am

Environmental Managers Conference 5 Jun 19

To book your place please contact or call 01469 552821




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