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The CATCH annual awards 2020 celebrated the process industries successes in their first online awards ceremony.
The event saw 11 awards presented following a record number of entries earlier in the year.

The 6 finalists competing for the coveted ConCom Apprentice of the year award, were all pleasantly surprised, that due to the current conditions, all 6 finalists were awarded the top prize. Congratulations are therefore due to Jack Hennessy-Smith- Tronox, Edward White – Tronox, Ben Bertie – Testex NDT Ltd, Alex Wingfield – Air Products, Joshua Plaskitt – Total Lindsey Oil Refinery and Ben Ward, BP.

The People awards, also focused on the next generation. Robbie Hutchinson, Science Manufacturing Technical Apprentice from Nufarm, secured the Young Achiever Award. Robbie is a trailblazer completing NVQ 18months early, he pushed himself outside of his comfort zone, working to high standards and assisting other apprentices along the way. Contenders William Suggit, Operations Technician at Px Limited and Tiffany Boal, Electrical Apprentice, Jacobs Field Services were strong runners up and also received trophies.

The Skills Project of the year award was presented to Syngenta. Syngenta went out into the community and educational establishments using their current apprentices acting as ambassadors and advocates of their scheme. They are engaging with a wide audience and very importantly, they have analysed demographics in their recruitment campaigns to identify and encourage applications from underrepresented groups. They have gone to great lengths to educate and promote apprenticeships which will go a long way to fill skills gaps within industry.

WiME, celebrated obtaining the Best Partnership Award. WiMe is designed to encourage businesses to recruit a diverse workforce and employ more women in manufacturing and engineering roles. The project is supported by Greenport Hull, the Humber four local authorities and The Department for Work and Pensions, as well as 55+ private sector businesses specialising in the manufacturing and engineering industry. Thousands of girls from primary, secondary, further and higher education have attended events, and even more have read the inspiring literature created by the partnership, watched the videos, and visited businesses on workplace visits as part of the movement.

The Final award – Outstanding Leader – recognised Richard Cahill, of PX Limited. Richard, started PX as an apprentice, he won the CATCH apprentice of the year award and has actively championed apprenticeships throughout his career. He was recently promoted to the new Saltend Chemical park, and successfully led and trained the site team to implement PX safe systems of work, plus assisted the corporate SHE team to deliver the safe implementation of the Permit to work system all whilst familiarising himself with new hazards, process characteristics and parameters of the new site. The above has now resulted in another promotion to Shift Site Manager.

A new award was presented this year, the CATCH photographer of the year 2020. The award was presented to James Renshaw with his image titled – Instant Road – just add water. The judges commented, how they loved how the image had great impact – it fitted the brief well and had great atmosphere with the driving rain. It also encapsulated 2020 quite well – that no matter what you keep going and get the job done!

David Talbot, CEO of CATCH said “We would like to thank our Awards Sponsors, E3 Recruitment, all those who submitted a nomination, our award finalists, guests and colleagues for helping to make the event a success even if we couldn’t meet in person at our usual Annual Awards Dinner this year – we are hopeful that our next Awards Dinner on the 6th May 2021 will be in person and one to remember”.

The CATCH Photograph of the year –


Wednesday 14th October at 11am

This presentation will be split into two parts and cover two different but connected issues.

The first part of the presentation will cover some of the lessons that we have learned as Asset Optimization Consultants during our twenty years of implementing Risk Based Inspection Projects. It will cover some of the more common mistakes that can be made during an Implementation Project. In particular we will look at how our own methods and approach has been adapted to ensure that these mistakes are not perpetuated. We will examine in more detail our approach to training during a Project and how to choose the best Process Unit for the implementation of an RBI Pilot Project.

The COVID19 pandemic has changed how companies around the world operate and our business has been equally affected. The second part of the presentation will detail some of the learnings that we have made during the COVID19 pandemic. We expect this approach to continue well into the future and companies will need to embrace the software that is on offer and continue to adapt to work remotely. During this period, we have continued to support companies implement Risk Based Inspection projects and we continued to train personnel. We have learned some valuable practical lessons during the period which we would like to share with the audience.

To register please email –


In this webinar, Geraint provided an overview of the work Catch and the Humber LEP have been doing recently in preparation for delivering the Humber Cluster Plan (HCP). The HCP will set out a route map to decarbonising the energy intensive industries such as steel, refining and chemicals within the Humber cluster. The HCP will be funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) which is also funding several large scale deployment projects in the region alongside the Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre at Heriot Watt University which, in collaboration with other Universities, is tasked with developing and sharing new knowledge.

Decarbonisation will lead to profound changes in the way industry uses energy – using outputs from energy system models, Geraint showed how the UK energy system is anticipated to change over the next 30 years. He explained that the industrial sector is one of the most difficult to decarbonise and that this will drive investments into a set of technologies covering demand optimisation, energy efficiency, carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS), bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), Direct Air Capture with CCS (DACCS), bioenergy and hydrogen. Of these, two of the most crucial are CCS and hydrogen, especially given the need to address process feedstock emissions and emissions from internal industrial fuels.

Finally, Geraint provided an overview of the deployment initiatives underway in the Humber region including H2H Saltend, Humber Zero (Immingham), Keadby Clean power hub, British Steel Scunthorpe, Zero Carbon Humber and Green Hydrogen for Humber, followed by an overview of the next steps for the HCP project.

To view the recording please visit CATCH TV –


Here at CATCH we have been working collaboratively with BMA, the Humber LEP and Humber stakeholders to develop a model to illustrate the future capability and functionality of a truly whole systems model to decarbonise the Humber industrial cluster.

The systems model will also serve as a dynamic and living model in the delivery phase of technology and infrastructure deployment, being capable of supporting multi-stakeholder collaboration and use / visibility. Its underlying principles mean it is fully scalable to a national level.

You can read our e-case study ‘Decarbonising Industry in the Humber’ here:


CATCH is recruiting for an Apprentice Finance Assistant to be responsible as part of a team for financial administration and to support the Senior Finance Officer.  The role is very important as it is needed to support the business and to ensure high standards of customer service through effective financial administration support.

A suitable candidate will have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages and have excellent customer service as there will be interaction with customers daily.  It is desired but not essential that the job holder has good IT skills and will be efficient, organised, have excellent communication skills and take pride in their work.

The role will consist of 37 hours a week, during the hours of 8:00 – 16:00 each day Monday to Friday.

The salary will be based on the Apprentice pay scale. For more information, please contact

Closing date – 18 September 2020.

 To apply for the apprenticeship, please apply via the link; –


26th August is recognised as International Dog Day and here at CATCH we celebrated by bringing our dogs to work!  Plus we held our very first CATCH Dog Show and treated our pets to their very own Pup Cakes!

Dog ownership is a popular past time with members of the team, so we thought that this was the perfect way to get together this summer.  The dog show had five categories, cutest puppy, naughtiest pooch, best behaved, most like its owner and waggiest tale – you will have to watch our video to find out which of our four legged friends won the prizes!  In the afternoon the dogs chilled in the office or headed home to snooze whilst their owners worked at home.  The team enjoyed the day so much that we will be repeating the event next year – with the addition of a couple more puppies who were too young to join in this time!


We wanted to take this opportunity to inform you Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS): A Government Response on potential business models for carbon capture, usage and storage  has today been published.

This is an important milestone and underlines the Government’s ambition to delivering CCUS and low carbon hydrogen in the 2020s, supported by new commercial frameworks which we will put in place over the next two years. The response document sets out the progress we have made on business models to incentivise CCUS and low carbon hydrogen, as well as an update on the CCS Infrastructure Fund, announced at the Spring Budget. The response sets out the Government’s intention to progress an Industrial CCUS Contract for Difference and to provide a further detailed update on the model’s design by the end of the year.  On low carbon hydrogen, it includes a commitment to continue to progress the development of a low carbon hydrogen business model with the intention to consult on a preferred business model. Alongside this we have also published: Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage: A Government Response on the re-use of oil and gas assets in CCUS projects, which identifies the opportunities and existing barriers to the re-use of existing infrastructure for CO2 Transport and Storage, as well as the assets with the greatest re-use potential for CCUS.

In July 2020, the UK Government announced plans to publish an Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy in Spring 2021. The Strategy will set out the Government’s vision for a prosperous, low carbon UK industrial sector in 2050. Working closely with Devolved Administration partners, the Strategy will set out how the low carbon transition can support industrial competitiveness and the Green Recovery across the UK, including identifying opportunities for new markets and sectors to develop.

The Strategy’s aim is to set out:
• how the UK can have a thriving industrial sector aligned to Net Zero without pushing emissions abroad;
• how and when Government will act to support decarbonisation, whilst sharing the costs fairly between industry, its customers and the taxpayer; and to
• start a conversation about the shape of industry in a Net Zero world.

Industry accounts for 16% of UK greenhouse gas emissions. This includes sectors like iron and steel, chemicals, cement, glass and paper, as well as industrial buildings. To meet Net Zero, industry emissions must fall by around 90% compared to 1990 levels. The Strategy will look at the role of different technologies and measures in achieving this, including using hydrogen, electrification, biomass and carbon capture, as well as improving energy efficiency and resource efficiency. It will look at industrial sites in clusters and beyond. The Strategy will also discuss the role of Government and industry in this transition, including how Government can coordinate the change, create the right incentives and address the risk of carbon leakage.

Ministers and officials will be talking to stakeholders in the development of the Strategy to ensure it captures a broad range of views and ideas.

For more information please contact:


CATCH is recruiting for a part time Cleaner to be responsible as part of a team for cleaning and supporting the Operations team on site. The role is very important as it is needed to support the business with additional cleaning requirements for the site due to Covid-19 and general site cleanliness.

A suitable candidate will have a good working knowledge of H&S whilst working in an industrial environment and have excellent customer service as there will be interaction with customers daily.  It is essential that the job holder has previous cleaning experience and will be efficient, organised, have excellent communication skills and take pride in making sure everything looks gleaming.  Due to the nature of the role it will require completion of a DBS check.

The role will consist of 20 hours a week during the hours of 16:00 – 20:00 each day Monday to Friday.

The salary will be based on the NMW pay scale and additional company benefits will be offered after the completion of a probationary period.   For an informal discussion please contact or telephone 01469 552825.

Closing date – 31st August 2020

For a company application form please contact:


To celebrate world photography day we are excited to announce a brand new competition! Will you be the first CATCH photographer of the year?

This year’s theme – “A moment in industry”

This year CATCH have launched their first digital photographic competition, designed to showcase and capture on camera the diversity of the people in industry across the Yorkshire & Humber regions. The focus of our first competition is people, and as such the winner will be announced at our people awards ceremony on the 24th September 2020.


The winning photographer will receive a hamper of local goods, and their image will be printed, framed  and put on display at the CATCH site.  The winning image plus three runners up will be publicised across our website and social channels, plus published in our 2021 Awards Dinner Brochure. The winning image and finalist will also be printed in the Grimsby Telegraph.

The judging panel

Lisa Buck, Events and Marketing Manager – CATCH Lisa is an accredited photographer with the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain
David Talbot – CEO CATCH
Katie Hedges – Head of Membership – CATCH
David Laister – Business Editor for Humber Region for Reach Plc

Timescale & Entries
The competition opens on 19th August 2020
Deadline for Entries – 18th September 2020
Judging takes place –  21st September 2020
Winners Announced – 24th September 2020
Entries must be submitted as a jpeg, file sizes should be no larger than 1MB.   Winners will be required to submit a larger file size should you be shortlisted for publication and printing.

Digital manipulation
You may use digital manipulation to improve your image. You may crop an image, but you are not permitted to add or remove key elements.  Manipulations which could realistically be achieved in a darkroom will be accepted but the judges have the discretion to reject any image which has been, in their opinion, over-processed.

Terms and Conditions

The competition is open to all including professional photographers.

All entrants must be aged 18 or over.

Photographs should be new (not published previously) and have been taken in the Yorkshire & Humber region. Entrants must not enter someone else’s images as their own.

Image copyright will remain with the photographer. CATCH will retain the right to use the images royalty-free in its publications, publicity material and digitally, such as in email newsletters, in social media and on websites. The photographer will be credited when possible. It is the photographers responsibility to ensure that full permission is granted from subjects in the photograph and if required the site owners.

Details about the winners and their entries will be used by CATCH for promotional purposes. Those could include, but not be limited to, job title, company and details of the photograph.

Please note all images must include people working in industry to be eligible for the competition.

How To Enter

Please send your images to by the 18th September.  All images should be kept to a maximum of 1MB and the file name changed to the title of your photograph.  The competition is free to enter.


If you have any questions, please contact




This month we welcome new tenants Eco Heatwave to the CATCH site in Stallingborough, we sat down for a quick chat to find out more.

Hello, please tell us a little about you and Eco Heatwave
Hello I’m Lisa Gibson, Managing Director of Eco Heatwave Limited. My CV is host to a variety of exciting roles from sales and business development, to community development, project management and operation control room management. None more exciting though than my current venture. I met iHelios patent holder Sylwester Raczynski back in January after reading an article on Linked in about his amazing product. in an apprentice style moment, I decided to make contact to see if I could represent the brand. I introduced my current business partners Ben & Mark Rozenbroek to Sylwester and invited them to experience the heating system for themselves. Then the rest as they say is history.

Eco Heatwave Limited incorporated in June 2020 as UK distributers and approved installers, of the iHelios Heating System.

iHelios is a revolutionary infrared heating system that operates with 99% efficiency to heat clients home, office or commercial spaces. It provides a complete blank canvas from a design point of view, as it is completely hidden within the walls floor or ceiling. It is totally silent, maintenance free and extremely economical to run. In an average room or workspace the system reaches temperature within about 15 minutes. It can be controlled manually or via the iHelios app which can enable users to make additional savings on their energy consumption as every room can be controlled independently meaning that they only need to heat the spaces that they know they are going to use.

The themal heat generated is similar to that of the sun. It heats objects rather than the air meaning that the air does not move around nor does it hold a lot of moisture. This is particularly good for clients that experience condensation or black mould as this does not occur with iHelios. Furthermore it is good for those with skin conditions, allergies or breathing difficulties.

Whilst it sounds almost too good to be true, it really isn’t. It has to be experienced to be believed.

What support and services can you offer companies in the region and beyond:
Eco Heatwave can supply and install the iHelios heating system or train those wishing to install it themselves to enable them to become approved installers.

We are keen to hear from anyone within the UK who is experiencing any of the following issues with their home, office or commercial space:

  • High heating costs
  • No access to mains gas supply
  • Frequent use of plug in electric heating devices
  • Black mould and/or condensation
  • Heatloss due to frequently open doors or roller shutters
  • Lack of space caused by unsightly radiators
  • Noise disturbance caused by clanging pipes
  • Reducing the risk or CO2 poisoning
  • Reducing the risk of damage caused by theft or flooding from heating systems
  • An appetite for reducing carbon emissions
  • Agitation of health conditions caused by traditional forms of heating

Why did you decide to base your business at CATCH:
CATCH presented us with the perfect opportunity to be a part of something  that is already established and integrated within the renewable industry and business communities within the Humber region and beyond, providing us with a credible start to our fledgling business. The location is perfect due to its accessibility & security. Most importantly for us, we believe by being based here, we will benefit from the excellent training facilities they have to offer as we look to train and perhaps even recruit apprentices to become our approved installers in the future. We have exciting plans to showcase the heating system and create an immersive experience for our future customers. The friendly and supportive team at Catch are as excited as we are about this and are open to accommodating our requirements.

For further information in regards to Eco Heatwave please contact –  Lisa Gibson Managing Director on 07734735602 or


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Redwood Park Estate
DN41 8TH
Company no. 03837010



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