CATCH is offering a unique opportunity for 13- 16 year old students to gain a 2-day insight into engineering practises. Over the 2 days you will learn what it is like to work in the large Humber Bank industries, you will be finding out about:

  • Process Operations
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Process Plant Equipment
  • Interview Tips
  • Slinging and Lifting
  • Mechanical Joint Integrity
  • Bench Fitting
  • Control Room/ Simulator Familiarisation

This course will provide “hands-on” work experience with many types of mechanical equipment, taught by industry experienced trainers.

Limited Spaces Available!

Date: 29th -30th October 2020

Registration Fee: £30 per child

For further information or to book a place please email






David Talbot, CATCH CEO said – ‘In these very difficult and unprecedented times CATCH is pleased to be able to support the Humber LEP in co-ordinating the regional response to the impact of Coronavirus on industry.  There is help out there and its great to see local organisations coming together to support local businesses, with the Growth Hub being a key regional asset. I wish everyone in the Humber and West Yorkshire region all the very best and look forward to seeing the back of COVID-19 so we can get the economy back on track as quickly as possible’


The Humber LEP, the four Humber Local Authorities and membership and business support organisations from across the Humber have joined forces to co-ordinate the local response to the economic impact of the coronavirus.

A new region-wide economic resilience group is now meeting weekly to pool information on the issues affecting businesses, share resources and ensure businesses can access support.

The Humber LEP is providing daily briefings on local and national support initiatives so that all organisations talking to Humber businesses have access to consistent and up-to-date information.

With the national support offer continuing to expand and change, the group is also collating issues and feeding them in to central government through the LEP, ensuring that the concerns of the region’s businesses are known in Whitehall.

In a joint statement, the group members said:

“The coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented and extremely challenging situation for businesses across the Humber.

“We are working together to support Humber businesses through this difficult period and will do everything we can to ensure that they get the help they require.”

How to access business support

The central point of access for business support in the Humber region is the Humber Business Growth Hub.  The Growth Hub brings together information on all support initiatives and can answer questions and signpost to the most appropriate help.

To access support contact

To keep up to date with the latest developments, visit the Growth Hub website at

Group membership

Humber LEP

Humber Business Growth Hub

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Hull City Council

North East Lincolnshire Council

North Lincolnshire Council



Chamber Acorn Fund

E-Factor Group Ltd

Federation of Small Businesses

For Entrepreneurs Only

Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce

Hull BID

Institute of Directors

Make UK

Marketing Humber


Team Humber Marine Alliance


On the behalf of the Concom Team, we would like to inform you of the situation regarding the audits, forums, committee meetings, and Prequals/Prevals in light of the present environment.

We have found it very challenging to arrange audits and Client Auditor support in recent weeks, so following discussions with the Concom Steering Committee and CATCH leadership, the following has been agreed: –


  • Along with others at CATCH, the Concom Team will be working from home
  • Office-based Concom Audits will be temporarily suspended forthwith
  • Pre-prepared Concom Audit Forms will be emailed to our contractor members who are due an audit and asked to complete & return them with examples of the requisite information.  An agreed date will be set for the return of the audit, followed by date when the contractor’s contact could be available for any clarifications, etc.
  • The Concom Audit Form will be revised to give extra guidance on what we need to witness on the behalf of our clients

Concom Forums & Steering Committee Meetings

  • These are suspended temporarily and notification of their re-starts will be reviewed ongoing.  Contact will continue electronically between the Concom Team and Committee

Prequals & Prevals

  • These will continue as normal as they are usually undertaken remotely anyway.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us by email.

Many thanks in anticipation of your understanding.  We hope you all keep well and look forward to seeing you again once the present situation is over.


We really are in unprecedented times and as a business we have to ensure that we have plans in place to support our staff, clients, tenants, suppliers and delegates.

CATCH is all about people, and of course, we want to continue this ethos throughout this period. You can be assured that we are doing everything we can to protect everyone on site, from extra cleaning to following government guidelines on our employees working at home where possible.

A number of skills courses will be going ahead as planned and we have processes in place to re-book those courses that unfortunately have to be postponed. You can read the CATCH skills response here. 

Our networks and events, will, where we can, continue to be held, but for now online. We will ask invited speakers to run short webinars, which will be then recorded and made available on our website to view in your own time.  Each network has a share point, where members can ask questions, share best practice and interact with each other, whilst we are unable to meet face to face.

Please keep an eye on your inbox for our newsletters and social media for our updates. We will soon be launching our marketing packages enabling our members and subscribers to reach out digitally during this period of time – keep in touch and stay safe!


On 17th March 2020 CATCH Skills, hosted 80 University of Lincoln Engineering students for 4 days to take part in the ‘CATCH Experience’ programme. The students, who were in their 1st year of their degree programme, benefited from invaluable practical hands on experience. The aim was to demonstrate how their skills would be used within a workplace. The training included Introduction to Plant Process, COSHH/ Hazard Identification, DCS Simulator, Loss of Containment, Laser Alignment, Pumps and Flange Integrity.

“Practical experience” in a degree programme is very difficult to achieve yet is valued as extremely important by employers. The CATCH Experience Programme allows students to apply and transfer their Engineering theoretical studies into practical scenarios, within a safe and controlled environment. The students felt this experience “provided real life examples of equipment” and allowed them to “gain visual and hands on experience of the theory.” It allows the students to have an “insight to what a career in engineering would be like.” They felt the CATCH Environment was “welcoming and friendly and simulates the real world well.”

They continued to say the environment was “realistic” with the “right amount of professionalism.”

James McIntosh, Director of the CATCH Engineering Training Partnership said “We were delighted to be able to deliver such a varied programme for the University of Lincoln students at CATCH. It is great to see another University wanting to enhance their Engineering degree curriculum with a range of different practical based experiences so the students can find out more about our industry. The feedback from the students was that they enjoyed seeing how the industrial environment linked into their studies and that the hands-on experience was most enjoyable. CATCH has an excellent relationship with the University of Lincoln, and we look forward to working with them again in the future on a variety of projects.”

CATCH Skills approach to industry training is unique. Their Industry led, world class facilities hosts partnerships with multiple training providers including further education colleges and private organisations who are recognised as leaders in their field. Working closely with companies to generate programmes that offers solutions and cater for their training needs.

Based in Stallingborough, CATCH is an industry led partnership supporting the process, energy, engineering and renewable industries in Yorkshire and Humber. Catering for adult and student learning. If you would like to find out more details, please call 01469 552828 or email     


University of Lincoln Loss of Containment (2)
University of Lincoln- Introduction to Plant Process (2)
University of Lincoln Introduction to Plant Process (2)
University of Lincoln Flange Management 2 (2)
University of Lincoln Flange Management (2)


This month we are saying a fond farewell to Neil Mann, our operations manager, who is retiring after working with us for over 10 years!  Filling his shoes is Paul Snowdon.  Our CEO, David shares his thoughts below.

Neil has been with CATCH for over 10 years as the Operations Manager.  During his time in the role he has overseen a huge growth in the activity on site and an extensive expansion of the facilities.  He has overseen this increased responsibility with his usual confident, calm  and unflappable style.  Neil will be greatly missed by all who use the site, whether they are staff, delegates or training providers and I wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement and thank him on behalf of the Board and all of the staff for all he has done for CATCH over the years.

I am really pleased to welcome Paul to CATCH in his role as the Operations Manager.  Paul comes to us with a wealth of experience gained from an extensive career to date in industry, including over 28 years in Knauf, leaving as the Production Director.  Paul joins us at an exciting time at CATCH as we are growing our capability and resources, with some really exciting projects in the pipeline. Paul has already made an impression on site and I look forward to working with him to develop our site and capability even further.


Dear Customer;

The spread of the COVID-19 continues to dominate the news, with major implications across the globe. As you would expect, CATCH Skills continues to follow direct Government advice and guidance from Public Health England (PHE) and other leading organisations. At present the message is that all CATCH Skills upskilling courses will continue to be delivered as normal. We appreciate that some companies have imposed bans on travel and training off site and to that extent would like to commit to offering to move any places currently booked on training courses in March/April/May to a course later in the year. There will be no cancellation fee or additional fee for this service.

Please be assured that on site we are also taking various precautions onsite in line with advice from the Government and PHE. We would ask if any of your personnel who are booked on courses with us and have travelled to the UK from (or via) one of the affected areas listed on the government link below that they take note. If they travelled within 14 days of their course commencing and are displaying symptoms of the virus, then as a precautionary measure we ask that you please reschedule their training course

We will continue to monitor the ongoing situation as it progresses and will ensure that our communication to customers is as clear and as regular as possible.

If you have any questions then please feel free to contact us on or call 01469 552 828


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:

Dinner & Events:



CATCH Skills will now be offering accredited Mental Health First Aid England courses from April;

2nd-3rd April 2020 – £275+VAT per delegate

What will you learn?

Learning takes place through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions. What you learn will depend on the length of course you attend:

Two Day – Mental Health First Aiders A practical skills and awareness course designed to give you:

-A deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including your own
-Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
-Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
-Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
-Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support

How will attending an MHFA England course help?

Research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA England course:
− Raises awareness and mental health literacy
− Reduces stigma around mental ill health
− Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues
− Promotes early intervention which enables recovery


For more information or to book onto our Mental Health First Aid course please call Holly on 01469 552828 or email


To celebrate our fantastic achievement of receiving ECITB Training Provider of the Year, we would like to give something back to you!

For all ECITB courses* taking place within April, May & June, we will be offering “buy one, get one half price”

*Excludes all CCNSG courses.


For more information or course dates please contact the team on 01469 552828 or email Holly on



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