If you require any training that is not listed above or would prefer virtual training please call Holly on 01469 552828 option 1 or email

We have the below open course dates available:


Abrasive Wheels

2nd November

Mental Health First Aid England

5th-6th November

Slinging and Lifting

9th November

CCNSG Leading a Team Safely

20th November

ECITB Medium Risk Confined Space

23rd – 24th November

First Aid Refresher

26th– 27th November

First Aid at Work

30th November- 2nd December


**Additional Dates Added**


CCNSG Safety Passport Renewal

11th November

CCNSG Safety Passport Basic

23rd-24th November


18th November


WiME Careers Event

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
  • Discover what training and qualifications you may need
  • Learn about apprenticeship opportunities

Who is it suitable for?

School and College students only

What will be included?

90 minute zoom webinar 5:00pm-6:30pm which will include a series of 4 on-line career events.


For more information on the event or to register, please click the link below:


In an open letter to Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng prior to his speech at the Waterline Summit, the Zero Carbon Humber Partnership have called on the Government to back their major funding bid and provided compelling evidence of the strength and breadth of regional, national and international support for their ground-breaking project.

The letter is accompanied by forty-five formal letters of support from non-partner organisations who recognise the proposals’ unique offering and unrivalled benefits for the environment and the economy. These supporters include international trade bodies; business and investment groups; local authorities and LEPs; equality and diversity organisations; trade associations; academic institutions; training providers; and supply chain networks.

The open letter, signed by the twelve-partner coalition, which boasts major names such as Equinor, Drax, National Grid, SSE and British Steel, states that they “believe this illustrates the unified strength of Zero Carbon Humber Partnership’s ISCF bid” to make the Humber the world’s first net zero industrial cluster by 2040.

Amongst those providing letters of support are:
– Several international bodies such as the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute; the Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce; and the European Alternative & Renewable Transport Fuels Forum; – National and regional organisations such as the Energy Institute; Women into Manufacturing and Engineering; the Northern Powerhouse Partnership; the NP11; the GMB Union; the CBI; Make UK; Offshore Renewable Catapult; the Federation for Small Business; the Humber Chamber of Commerce; CATCH; and Marketing Humber;- Educational, skills and training institutions including Women into Manufacturing & Engineering; Aura Innovation Centre; Hull University; Leeds University; Sheffield University; Grimsby Institute; DN Colleges Group; and Bishop Burton College;
– Three regional LEPs – Humber LEP; Greater Lincolnshire LEP; and York & North Yorkshire LEP;
– The four Humber councils – Hull City Council; East Riding of Yorkshire Council; North East Lincolnshire Council; and North Lincolnshire Council;
– Several other major national and international businesses including Siemens Energy, Engie, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries; Premier Oil; and Penspen.

Among the contributors, the Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce commented that “this Partnership stands out as a beacon of how businesses take on their social and environmental responsibility”; the Global Carbon Capture & Storage Institute added that it was “promising to see ambitious climate efforts being mirrored by UK industry leaders”; and the UK’s Energy Institute noted that the project “offers a great opportunity for industry to collaborate to advance towards 2050 targets, preserve and create jobs, and rebalance the economy”.

Also within the letter submissions, and referencing the need for a ‘just transition’ to a low carbon economy, Louise Smith, Director of Aura Innovation Centre wrote:
“CCUS and hydrogen have a central role to play in creating a resilient, inclusive and innovation driven regional economy that delivers clean growth for the Humber. With a third of the Humber’s economy based on high carbon jobs, an inclusive transition to low carbon is critical to the place and its people … The technologies developed on the back of a successful bid in the Humber will protect the region against flooding and lead the world in the fight against climate change.”

Noting the opportunity for this project to stimulate post-covid growth in the North, Beckie Hart, Yorkshire & Humber Regional Director at the Confederation of British Industry stated:
“At a time when economic considerations are higher up the agenda than ever, the potential for the Zero Carbon Humber Partnership to secure existing industries whilst also bringing new jobs, skills, growth and investment to the region is a considerable benefit for generations to come. Business and government share the priority to build back greener, and better from the pandemic, and support for the Zero Carbon Humber Partnership would deliver investment at this crucial juncture, both for our economic recovery, and pathway to net-zero emissions.”
In relation to the prospect of underpinning a future hydrogen economy in the Humber, Peter O’Sullivan, CEO of international engineering firm Penspen said:
“Zero Carbon Humber is an important first step [in establishing a viable hydrogen economy] and will decarbonise the UK’s largest industrial region. It is well positioned to do so because it builds on existing skills and infrastructure – it has existing sources of hydrogen production from the refineries in the region, it has a well-established skill-base and it is close to reservoirs in the Southern North Sea which will play an important role in both scaling up hydrogen production and providing CO2 storage.”

Earlier this month, the twelve-organisation partnership submitted a bid to phase two of the Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund for a carbon capture, hydrogen and infrastructure project worth £75m. If successful the bid would unlock a potentially multi-billion pound project which could transform the region whilst also reducing the UK’s annual emissions by 15%.

The accompanying letter to Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng, who has visited Humber energy projects on a number of occasions, outlines the case for the project, its potential to help the UK meet its international legally binding climate targets, and its ability to future-proof existing industry whilst creating additional jobs. A decision is expected in early 2021.

Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng is expected to address the Humber’s Waterline Summit later today (23 October 2020), wrapping up a week of fascinating discussion and debate around energy, clean growth and tackling climate change in the region.


On Wednesday 21st October, we hosted our 3rd Industrial Decarbonisation Network, with over 35 delegates in attendance, both in person and online.

The meeting provides a platform, each quarter, for companies to network and engage with subjects that are pertinent to the Decarbonisation agenda.  David Talbot, CEO CATCH, opened the meeting, and introduced the networks first speaker, Claire Thornhill, from Frontier Economics, who set the scene and shared details of the project they have been working on with BEIS – Business Models for Hydrogen Production.  With an objective of focusing on large scale hydrogen production in the near term (2020s) whilst considering the characteristics of the production technologies and the markets.  Claire explained that their research identified 4 key priorities for the sector – Technology Specific Support, Transfer demand risk away from investors, reduce the risk of policy change and allow reduction in support for successive investments. Claire went on to explain their recommended solutions and structures of producer’s subsidiary models, including premium payments and revenue stabilisation structures plus models with a fixed / variable split – with the conclusion that split models look promising at this stage.

Next David introduced Ian Livingston, from Equinor, who gave updates from the Zero Carbon Humber project – a bid of £75 Million has been submitted to the Industrial Clusters Mission, which is backed by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund – to provide the infrastructure to develop a carbon Capture and storage pipe line across the Humber region. Next Ian explained the H2H Saltend project, which will be one of the first in the UK to utilize the infrastructure put in place by the Zero Carbon Project by switching the chemicals park to 100% hydrogen by 2030. Therefore, achieving Decarbonisation targets whilst helping Saltend Chemicals Park Companies to produce greener products.

Katie Hedges, who leads the CATCH Industrial Decarbonisation Network, closed the meeting by providing an update of the Humber Industrial Cluster Plan – The plan will set out a route map to decarbonising the energy intensive industries such as steel, refining and chemicals within the Humber Cluster, whilst providing a platform and support for all the deployment projects in the region. The work is due to commence in January, once the project has been approved by the government.

Katie invited group members to sign up to the new CATCH Industrial Decarbonisation Mailing list, to receive invites to meetings and to be kept up to date with projects. You can sign up here.

Date of next meeting – 27th January 2021.


The latest Manufacturing Barometer survey is now LIVE for SME Manufacturers across the country to have their say on their confidence levels within the industry, and this quarter – to call for the support they require the most to support their recovery and growth ambitions.

We’re asking those important SME manufacturers, who account for over 98% of UK manufacturing, to tell us how current economic conditions are continuing to impact their business, how they expect the end of the EU transition period to further affect operations, and which areas of support are critically needed to assist them over the coming months.

The survey closes on Friday 30th October with the results being analysed during the month of November with an aim to have all reports complete by Friday 27th November.

Survey link:


Energy, Wind Power, Decarbonisation, Hydrogen, Electrification, NetZero and Renewables – what do these words mean to you?

Quite rightly, the world is changing, from the UK government announcing huge funding calls and new net zero and energy targets, to David Attenborough encouraging us to ReWild following his new witness statement documentary – the world has a joint call to action that has never been seen before – to save our planet.

So where does industry feature in this? The answer you may have guessed is – heavily. The Humber emits more C02 than any other industrial cluster, and the area is one of the most vulnerable to climate change through flood risk.   The Humber economy and 1-10 jobs depend on these high emitting industries; therefore, it is imperative that these jobs are safeguarded though transformation of skills for the clean future.

Decarbonisation will lead to profound changes in the way industry uses energy, and networking and collaboration is key to meeting targets set by the UK Government.  CATCH have focused on two of the crucial elements of Decarbonisation, with the launch of two new networks – The Industrial Decarbonisation Network and a new Hydrogen network which will launch in 2021.

As part of these plans, CATCH have submitted a joint bid with the Humber LEP to accelerate the green recovery, including identifying opportunities for inward investment and those looking to diversify to take advantage of low carbon infrastructure. It will also support the UK leadership of decarbonisation technologies and the creation of local jobs and supply chains.

Our Call to Action – simply join us and become a part of our collective voice for decarbonising industry in the Humber region –  please contact Katie Hedges, Director of Low Carbon Strategy, CATCH, for an informal chat  –



12th November @11am

The presentation will discuss the successful and sustained implementation of a Lean Programme and how this is achieved by understanding that Lean is a bit more than just a few posters on the wall and some nicely painted walls and floors! The Lean Tools and Techniques need to be meshed with a change in mindset and behaviour

  • We need to make sure that there is a compelling story for our workforce, that they understand the need to change
  • They need to see the structures, processes and systems in place to support those changes
  • They need the skills to support the change so they understand what to do and how to behave differently
  • And they need to see all their Leaders act in a way that supports the programme

Lose any of these four and the likelihood is that the programme will fail.

The presentation will explore each of these areas with some real examples from the Lean World together with the speaker’s real life experience of introducing a major Improvement Programme into a leading Heavy Engineering Business.

To register please contact


CATCH are partnering up with OSL to provide a free masterclass in Risk Quantification and Business Simulations.

Date: 28th October 2020

Time: 1pm

 If you would like to attend please contact

More about the free masterclass:

  • The success of Energy transition and net-zero carbon business depends on how decision-makers and managers manage risk and use data analytics to make better-informed decisions.
  • This webinar is supported by CATCH (UK) and the IIPER (US) to help professionals with new transferable skills across the engineering industry, bringing international recognised online and on-site training programs in risk management, data analytics, and quantitative methods across different industries.
  • This Master Class is aligned with the first professional training program in “Risk Quantification and Business Simulations”, available for our members, supporters, and the general public.
  • Our vision is supporting both individuals and companies with the Humber’s industrial strategy, where professional skills and development need to be aligned with investments and growth opportunities.
  • Speaker: Dr Elvis Hernandez-Perdomo is a Senior IIPER-CQRM Certifed Trainer with over eighteen years of experience in risk management, project management, corporate governance, economic valuations, and real options in energy-related companies. Director of OSL Risk Management (UK), Senior Risk Specialist at OSL Consulting Engineering, and Senior Executive Consultant at Real Options Valuations, Inc. (ROV – USA) working on real options, risk management, Monte Carlo Risk Simulation, optimisation, and business intelligence analytics.



Equinor, together with eleven other companies and organisations, has submitted a joint proposal to create a low carbon cluster in the Humber, the UK’s largest and most carbon-intensive industrial region.

The application by the Zero Carbon Humber (ZCH) Partnership is a first step to creating the world’s first net zero industrial cluster by 2040 and will support clean growth in the north-east of England. The bid, announced today, for Phase Two funding from the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, builds on a successful application for Phase One funding which was announced in April.

The ZCH Partnership includes Equinor, Associated British Ports, British Steel, Centrica Storage Ltd, Drax Group, Mitsubishi, National Grid Ventures, px Group, SSE Thermal, Saltend Cogeneration Company Limited, Uniper, and the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Centre (AMRC).

“We are proud to be a leader of Zero Carbon Humber, partnering with a broad group of forward-looking companies. This proposal can bring tremendous benefits to the Humber region, protecting industries, creating jobs, promoting economic growth and reducing emissions. Our bid demonstrates the kind of ambitious action that is needed to for the UK to achieve its net zero carbon target by 2050,” says Al Cook, Equinor executive vice president and UK country manager.

Read more here.


Why is Mental Health so important to you?

We all have mental health; without good mental health we cannot perform to the best of our abilities. In my time in the film and TV industry I have met some wonderfully creative people. Unfortunately, the dynamics of that industry often takes its toll on the mental health of those that work in it. I lost a friend and a colleague to suicide. The engineer’s response is to do something to prevent a recurrence. Hence, I have researched mental health, stress and wellbeing in the workplace and trained to instruct managers how to have a positive impact on the mental health and wellbeing of their employees and colleagues.

All the studies show that organisations that protect and nurture the mental health of their employees and colleagues, outperform those that do not, in the long term. They create a sustainable and efficient culture where people work well in terms of efficiency and innovation.

How can you support an organisation in their development and implementation of a Mental Health Policy?

Initially, I can train managers to promote positive initiatives that help the mental health and wellbeing of their employees and colleagues.

Often the mental health of employees is seen as an HR issue. Hence there are very few improvements made and the mental health of employees is left out of the health and safety management systems. I can help organisations to embed mental health, stress and wellbeing into their health and safety management systems to ensure that they are complying with their duty of care under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and also how to carry out risk assessments for stress and mental health which are required under the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999. This all starts with a robust stress and mental health policy based on the specific activities of each part of the organisation.

Please tell us about why you became a CT Consultant?

I became a CATCH Technical Consultant because I believe that I have a wide range of skills that could help CATCH provide excellent service and support to their clients. I am a Chartered Chemical Engineer with a range of experience across different Industries and also roles. As well as 10+ years operational experience I have 20 years commercial experience dealing with procurement, sales and business improvement. CATCH has a great exposure to the process industries which will help with a symbiotic relationship.

How are you able to assist companies with their projects?

I bring a wealth of experience operationally and commercially. I am able to evaluate the requirements of the business and turn that into practical actions to deliver improvements to customer service, operational efficiency and also contract negotiation or interpretation as to the requirements. Over the years I have saved companies considerable amounts of money in procurement as well as securing business with a sustainable collaborative approach which brings benefits for the long term. I am also able to troubleshoot and recommend improvements ranging from health and safety, quality and operational issues.

Why is it important to have a full service CATCH Technical capability?

It is important for CATCH to be able to offer a suite of capabilities to their clients. Companies work in a variety of industries and have many different drivers and needs. Only with a full service can CATCH meet these needs. Drawing on experience and knowledge from a wide range of consultants will allow best practices from different areas to be used and cross fertilise other industries. It will allow CATCH to be creative with the solutions it offers. The solutions will be based in experience but will also be creative. Companies often need a wholistic approach with an understanding of their business not just an off the shelf offering. Having a full service will enable CATCH to fully understand their clients needs.

Why should a client use the Catch Technical Service?

A client of CATCH is accessing a great wealth of experience. The consultants have a collaborative approach and will work with the client to attain the best outcome for the client by understanding their business drivers and proposing a range of options to improve. This is performed in a collaborative manner using fully open communication and evidence/experience based solutions. This enables the client to assess the most appropriate way forward for them in the most cost effective manner.



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