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Please complete the following online application form any questions please email to dave.evans@catchuk.org

As part of the award process we ask that a senior manager from your employer supports your application – please ensure that this section is also completed.

About you:

Employers Statement:

Your Statement (750 words)

The CATCH Awards 2020 are now open for nominations.

The CATCH People awards 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 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 lisa.buck@catchuk.org

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You are invited to attend this special event at 10.00am at CATCH.

Businesses – find out how to avoid pitfalls from IR35 with your contractors

Contractors – find out what IR35 means to you?

CATCH Partner E3 Recruitment (E3R) is hosting an event in association with Brookson Legal on the IR35 Reform, a new legislation which will come into force on 6th April 2020.

What is IR35?
From April next year the obligation to assess employment status for tax will move from the contractor to the hirer/end user. The employer will need to exercise reasonable care when determining the IR35 position of any limited company contractor. An IR35 assessment process either managed internally or with external specialist support is required to ensure the status decision is correct. Blanket bans on the use of limited company contractors or blanket IR35 assessments should be avoided, although grouping roles together for the purposes of assessing status is acceptable.

To find out more on how IR35 will impact you please register & attend this event for further information.


10.00 – Registration and coffee

10.15 – Welcome and introduction – Andrew Pilling, E3R

10.20 – Overview of IR35 – including pitfalls, challenges and solutions – Bernie Payne, Brookson Legal Services

11.00 – Coffee break

11.15 – Questions

12.00 – Buffet lunch

To secure your place, please contact Laura Rogers laura.rogers@e3recruitment.com

T: 01484 645269  M: 07855 485 223  W: http://www.e3recruitment.com


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 industry@cogentskills.com to register you interest.



From the Brain to the Bank: The journey of creating value from science

Wednesday 12 September 2018, SCI, London, UK


This is the launch event of the ‘Taking Laboratory Discoveries to the Market’ meeting series planned by SCI’s Science and Enterprise Group. It aims to gather people with experience and resources together with emerging businesses and budding entrepreneurs to generate a creative environment to accelerate innovations along their journey to the marketplace. Delegates will get to meet, learn from and connect with venture capitalists, IP experts, experienced consultants and entrepreneurs who have successfully created their business from scientific ideas.


Early bird rates before Tuesday 31 July 2018:

SCI Member £60, Non-Member £70

Standard rates after Tuesday 31 July 2018:

SCI Member £85, Non-Member £100


This event is aimed at mid-career and budding scientific entrepreneurs from academia and industry looking to start a new business or develop business start-ups. It will also appeal to technical SMEs, spin-outs and start-ups striving to build sustainable organisations.
SCI Members attending this meeting are able to claim CPD points.

Confirmed Speakers :

Paul Hodges, Chairman, International eChem (IeC)  Martin Elliott, Director, Chemical Relations Ltd  Charlotte Crowhurst, Patent Attorney and Partner, Potter Clarkson LLP  Tim Lumb, Chemistry Technical Manager, ALS  Andreas Schatzlein, CEO, Nanomerics  Michael Norris, Director, Rivertime Corporate Finance Ltd  Peter Clark, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)  Damian Kelly, Head of Global R&D, Croda  Graham Hewson, Director, United Kingdom Science Park Association (UKSPA)  Jenny Ames, Director, Jenny Ames Consulting Ltd  Steve Bennett, Managing Director, TransitionPlus Ltd  Fabien Deswarte, Business Development Manager, Circa Sustainable Chemicals Ltd

Book today:

T: +44 (0) 20 7598 1561

E: conferences@soci.org

W: http://bit.ly/2KhTiS0 @SCIUpdate


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 www.greenporthull.co.uk/careersfair


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.


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