The Concom team are finishing off the final preparations for the annual Catch up With Competency event on 8th October 2019.  Key client members from the Humber Bank region and many of the Concom contractor members from across the country will be attending again.  This year they will be hearing from key industry players such as the Chair of CATCH, an HSE Inspector and the ECITB.  We will also hear from the Concom Apprentice of the Year 2019 and the Concom Chair regarding the successes of the  Concom Scheme and the way forward.  Attendance is free for Concom contractor members and each can have up to two tickets.  Please let Jane know if you are interested in attending on

CUWC flyer October 2019


Leading energy companies Drax Group, Equinor and National Grid Ventures are spearheading the ZERO CARBON HUMBER campaign with the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and CATCH, a trade body for industrials in the region. The campaign responds to the Government’s world-leading ambition to establish the first ‘net zero’ carbon industrial cluster in the UK by 2040.

Feasibility work is already underway to show how pioneering carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) technology can make the Humber a net zero carbon economy while providing the foundation for the roll-out of low carbon hydrogen as a fuel across the wider Yorkshire region.

To mark the launch of the campaign, the consortium is meeting with MPs and policymakers at a Westminster event where they will explain the benefits of a new zero carbon hydrogen economy in the Humber – both in terms of jobs, clean growth and export opportunities, as well as the positive impacts it will have in combatting the climate crisis.

The Humber is home to the UK’s biggest industrial economy, employing 55,000 people in the region and contributing £18bn to UK GDP each year, leveraging its rich heritage of industry, skills and trade. It hosts around 100 chemical and refining companies alone, which together account for around 12% of total employment in the UK chemicals sector.

But the Humber is also the most carbon intensive industrial region in the country. If industrial business across the Humber fail to decarbonise, they will face costs of between £1.4bn and £4.2bn in carbon taxes alone by 2040, making the Humber less attractive to global investors, putting jobs and supply chains at risk, damaging the opportunity to attract new businesses to the region.

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CATCH, the multi million pound centre of excellence for the process, renewable, engineering and energy sectors is celebrating 20 years of the company’s founding organisation, the membership cluster –  Humber Chemical Focus Ltd.

The cluster, established in 1999, was a spin out from North East Lincolnshire Council to support economic development and inward investment priorities. The local authorities research with support from the Department of International Trade, indicated that supply chain, contractor capability and skills were the primary areas for improvement in the Humber chemical and allied process industries. Thus, Humber Chemical Focus Ltd was born.

Employing 2.5 people, with the support of 5 industry directors and 2 public sector partners, HCF drew on matched funding from the European Regional Development Fund and combined with the sector research grew and established a strong, sustainable membership base, which continues to grow today.

Now, the CATCH facility, which was opened in 2006, arising from a partnership between HCF and the Humber Client Contractor Training Association plus investment from Yorkshire Forward has grown to employ 25 people and has an influential board of 16 directors which supports companies throughout Yorkshire and Humber and beyond.

Katie Hedges, Head of Membership at CATCH, and a founding staff member, said, “We are often asked what makes CATCH membership special, it’s the coming together of likeminded industry professionals to share experiences and learn about what’s important to them. This is done, mostly, via our popular long standing networks such as Environmental Managers and Engineering Managers and Human Factors networks. Picking up tips and being able to implement changes and ideas on site are one of the major benefits of attending.

Katie Continued –  It is amazing to look back over our 20 year history and see all the instrumental things the industry has achieved working together with the public sector stakeholders and the pivotal role CATCH has played.  The next big challenge facing our Cluster is decarbonisation and we expect to announce another collaboration in this area very soon. Just think what we can achieve together in the next 20 years!!”.

And CATCH continues to grow, CATCH is also home to CATCH Skills, CATCH Technical and ConCom – a multi service, thriving community of industry members, contractors and training providers working together to meet the needs of industry and future leaders.


Industry impressed by unifying project that could put the Humber ahead of the world

Big business has welcomed the call to action to bring a zero carbon economy to the Humber by 2040.

A major bid launched on Monday to gain the backing of government – and first the energy intensive community it could serve – with transformative solutions for a region with the highest emissions in the UK laid out.

About 40 delegates were briefed on the feasibility work conducted so far by joint venture partners in the anchor project featuring carbon capture, use and storage as well as hydrogen production.

Drax Group, Equinor and National Grid Ventures are spearheading it, working with Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and the regional process industry representative body Catch, as it looks to provide a pipeline others can feed into along both banks of the Humber, out to depleted oil and gas caverns beneath the North Sea.

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Dress: Black tie

19.00 – 19.45  Arrivals and Reception

19.45  Welcome Speech by David Talbot, Chairman of the Energy Institute – Humber Branch

20.00 – 22.00 Dinner in the Royal Suite – Magician Steve Greenwood will be entertaining guests during the Dinner.

22.00 – 22.15 Charity Raffle in aid of Andy’s Children’s’ Hospice Grimsby, Cardiology Ward Grimsby Hospital, Ward 10 & ICU Castle Hill Hospital Hull, Hull & East Yorkshire Relate and RNLI, Cleethorpes.

22.15 –  23.00 Entertainment – Shawn Dean Singing Duo.

21.00 – 23.59 A “Selfie” Photo booth will be available in the Function Entrance area

23.00 – 00.30 Disco

00.30               Bar closes

01.00               Carriages


Hotel rooms bookings available at the Humber Royal Hotel – tel: 01472 240024 quoting “Energy Institute Dinner Dance, 4 October”. Rates £73.50 B&B – double room, £65.00 – single room.  Please book early to get this best available rate.   Room cancellation – up to 12.00 pm on the day of arrival.

Special dietary requirements, please advise by Monday, 23 September.

Table Wine orders may be placed before the event with Vanessa Hawkins, Humber Royal Hotel – tel: 01472 240024.  Email:   See accompanying wine list.

There will be a wine table in the Function Entrance area for arriving guests so that they can set up a credit card account for their drinks and order table wines.

Ticket price is only £65, you can have tables of 8 and 10 people!



Poached Asparagus on a bed of Vegetarian Black Pudding and Sauce Bearnaise


Sirloin of Scottish Beef with Nutmeg Green Beans and Chasseur Sauce served with two Vegetable bundles

Vegetarian Option: Sweet Potato and Leek Tartlet, Green Salad and Pink Peppercorn Sauce


Banoffee Pie with Toffee Sauce and Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Cheese and Biscuits

Coffee, Tea and Mints


For more information or to buy a ticket please contact Tim Brant on


SHEQ and Facilities Manager

CATCH is recruiting for a SHEQ and Facilities Manager to be responsible for HSE, quality and facility management of the CATCH site.  It will also include managing the ISO 9001 accreditation and the Concom competency scheme.  The role is critical to the day to day management of the site and will include the planning and scheduling of resources to meet the requirements of our customers.

A suitable candidate will have a good working knowledge of current Health, Safety and Environmental legislation gained in industry and backed up with a relevant qualification (NEBOSH certificate as a minimum).  They will also have a detailed knowledge of the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system and an understanding of the 14001 and 45001 standards.  The job holder should be a qualified tradesperson with considerable experience obtained in industry, working across a large range of disciplines.  The role will also include managing a diverse team of people and the candidate must be able to demonstrate a good level of managerial skills ideally backed up with a qualification in supervisory management.

The job is full time and based at the CATCH facility in Stallingborough.  A competitive remuneration package will be offered and for more information or an informal discussion please contact Neil Mann or email

Closing date – 11 October 2019

For a company application form please contact:


Date: 25 September 2019
Times: 10.00 − 14.00
Venue: Executive suite CATCH Conference building

In joint partnership between the Energy Institute and CATCH, the Clean Growth Conference will be focusing on clean growth and will cover topics from the low carbon strategy for the Humber branch, to case studies in decarbonisation and a session from the Energy Institute on HSE in the Offshore Wind Sector.
We are delighted to welcome EI and CATCH Members and wider national/regional stakeholders.
The coffee and lunch break provide an excellent opportunity for networking

We hope you will be able to join us.
To register, visit

Conference agenda:
10:00 Welcome and Introduction – (Dave Talbot, CEO CATCH and Chair of the Humber Branch of the EI)
10:10 Humber Local Industrial Strategy (Richard Kendall, Humber LEP)
10:40 Humber Clean Growth strategy (TBC)
11:10 Coffee and networking
11:30 Good for the planet, good for profit (Adrian Howe Chartwell Consulting)
12:00 Nordic Heat – the Smart City Alliance (Peter Anderberg/Mark Woodward, Nordic Heat – Smart City Alliance)
12:30 HSE and Offshore Wind (Beate Hildenbrand, Energy Institute)
13:00 Questions
13:15 Lunch and networking

For more information please visit the EI webiste at or contact

Jasmine Greenhalgh at


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Redwood Park Estate
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