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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




Due to popular demand we have added an additional Mental Health First Aid England course in September!

Course Date: 24th- 25th September 2020

Course Price: £299+VAT per delegate

Course Content:

  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • 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 further support – whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix



To book your place or to find out more information please contact Holly Goodwin on 01469 552828 or email

CATCH Technical delivered a webinar last week in regards to looking after your employees mental health.

The key messages to take away from this webinar:

  • Does your business have a Mental Health Plan and Risk Assessment in place?
  • Management should also consider a Managing Mental Health formal training course which is comparable to an IOSH Managing Safely
  • Mental Health Incidents should be investigated just like a physical accident – This might involve both HR and Safety within a business

You can view the webinar on CATCH TV now –

For further information on how CATCH Technical can help your business 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


CATCH Skills are looking for sponsorship to run a number of introduction to industry programmes starting in October 2020. The first one being 29-30th October. The programme is 2 days long and gives the learner the opportunity to gain some hands on industry experience at the CATCH plant and workshop facilities. Targeted at 14-18 year olds, our trainers from industry will give them an insight into the variety of STEM based career options that learning at CATCH can offer. The practical elements of the course include basic mechanical and process operations, working at heights and slinging and lifting. Many students have progressed from this programme through to apprenticeships on site and then to a career in industry.

We have been running this programmes since 2015 which is normally funded through donations from the CATCH Annual Dinner raffle however with the postponement of the dinner this year, we are looking for a number of sponsors from industry which will enable us to run as many Introduction to Industry programmes as possible.

Sponsorship is £500 and includes;

Branding of the programme in all social media activity and certificates for the students
Opportunity to have a 30 minute slot to discuss your company and role within industry
Handing out of certificates to learners

If you would like to sponsor the programme please contact


The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and membership organisation CATCH have submitted a joint proposal with industry for funding to develop a comprehensive plan for decarbonisation in our region – the Humber Cluster Plan (HCP) – which will show how the Humber cluster can achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040, potentially making it the first in the world to do so.

A joint bid involving eight private sector partner organisations has been submitted to Innovate UK as part of the Government’s Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge Fund scheme, part of the £350m green recovery package the Prime Minister has announced.

If successful, the £2.6m project (including £1.658m sought from Government) could move the Humber closer to achieving large-scale decarbonisation, with businesses across the Humber working to find effective and lasting solutions for the region.

The Humber emits more CO2 than any other industrial cluster (50% more than the next largest), whilst the area is one of the most vulnerable to climate change through flood risk. At least a quarter of the Humber’s economy and 1 in 10 jobs depend on these industries, making safeguarding their competitiveness imperative for the local economy as well as strategically important for the UK.

The eight partner organisations for this funding bid are: British Steel, Centrica, Drax, Equinor, National Grid Ventures, Phillips 66, SSE Thermal and VPI Immingham. They include the strategically important refining and steel sectors, as well as major energy producers and low carbon infrastructure providers. A wider group of businesses will be involved in developing the plan, with all energy-intensive industries in the Humber invited to take part.

The HCP follows initial funding from Innovate UK in April, which enabled the first phase of feasibility work on the plan to decarbonise the Humber cluster.  This found that the Humber is likely to need both fuel-switching (such as to hydrogen) and carbon capture to achieve the scale of decarbonisation required, as around half of the area’s industrial emissions come from chemical reactions in industry processes (rather than the power that feeds them) and these cannot currently be abated by fuel switching.

The HCP will be informed by ongoing work on proposed industry-led decarbonisation investments and will have access to world-class industrial expertise to demonstrate how decarbonisation can be achieved at the same time as ensuring the local economy continues to thrive.

A phased approach will prioritise near-term deliverable investments that will see quick results, significantly reducing the Humber’s emissions by 2030, mapping out how Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and hydrogen infrastructure can be scaled up over time, and identifying the full range of interventions required to achieve net zero by 2040.

The HCP will identify future actions the Humber can take 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.

A decision on the bid is expected in the autumn, with the project set to begin in January.  Separate phase two bids for the first deployment projects are due to be submitted in October.

Stephen Parnaby OBE, Chair of the Humber LEP, said: “It is imperative that the Humber region decarbonises on a huge scale – but in a way that safeguards our strategically important industries and creates new jobs and business opportunities.  Nowhere has greater potential to be at the heart of the green recovery than the Humber.

“The Humber Cluster Plan is a significant opportunity to achieve this by creating a clear pathway seeking to position the Humber as a global leader on this agenda.  With the support of our partners, we have put forward a compelling proposition to Government and I look forward to a successful outcome.”

David Talbot, CEO of CATCH, said “The HCP will provide a blueprint for clean growth to drive a green recovery in the Humber, which is vital at this time. Our industries and ports are relying on a clear path to decarbonisation to continue their essential services, remain competitive and provide employment for local people.

“We know this plan can help the Humber to secure the long-term sustainability of our industries and attract more new green jobs and investment, while ensuring the survival of these long-standing industries, which are of importance not just to the Humber but the UK as a whole.”


13th August 2020, 11am

If you missed this webinar, now is your chance to participate again.

The BEIS has set out a mission to establish the world’s first net-zero carbon industrial cluster by 2040 and at least one low-carbon cluster by 2030. As part of this mission, Innovate has set up a funding competition called the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) which should see up to £431million invested in at least one of the six industrial clusters to deliver roadmaps, and detailed designs and demonstration projects, known as Deployment projects. Running alongside these two ISCF cluster strands is a third knowledge creation and sharing strand led by Heriot Watt University known as the IDRIC project.

The Humber region, as the largest emitting industrial cluster, has been very active developing plans for an ISCF Roadmap project and several Deployment projects. Innovate has funded CATCH and the Humber LEP to develop its methodology for a Roadmap – this is known as Phase 1 funding. If successful in Phase 1, Catch and the Humber LEP can go onto apply for Phase 2 funding to deliver their Roadmap from January 2021 through to March 2023. There is a similar Phase1/Phase2 process for the Deployment projects.

In this presentation, CATCH Technical Consultant, Geraint Evans will describe the challenge including where the region is now with regards to industrial emissions; the important technologies that we need to deploy and the initiatives and projects already underway. Geraint will present an outline of our approach to date to delivering a roadmap which will identify the optimal route to a secure, low cost, zero carbon industrial energy system by 2040 and some of the outputs from our Phase 1 work to date.

To register your free place, please contact Jill –


David Talbot – CEO – ” First of all I would like to pass on my thanks on behalf of the whole CATCH Team to Brendan Conlan who held the position of Chair for some 4 years.  Brendan’s legacy as Chair has been to drive forward the STEM agenda for young people looking for a career in industry, and to raise the profile of CATCH to ensure it   represents the needs of industry at the highest level on a regional and national stage.  As a team we would like to welcome Richard as the incoming Chair.  He brings with him a deep understanding of the region’s economic landscape, coupled with a long standing relationship with CATCH, which means that he is the ideal person to continue to steer CATCH on its growth strategy, supporting CATCH members, wider stakeholders and our regions”.

We asked Richard a few questions about his background and taking on the role of steering CATCH  –

Please tell us about your background:
I have been the CEO of Singleton Birch Limited for almost 10 years. The Company has been based at Melton Ross in North Lincolnshire since the 1850s and was established over 200 years ago. It’s largest shareholder in the early 1900s was Lionel Martin, the founder of Aston Martin, and his ‘hobby’ was funded by his dividends from Singleton Birch. His wife inherited his shares when he died and she subsequently left the shares in her will for the benefit of three charities, Barnardos, The NSPCC and the RSPCA. The Katherine Martin trust which represents these charities still owns 50% of the shares in the company.
I joined Singleton Birch Limited as a Trainee Quarry Manager when I was 21 having received sponsorship and work experience with the company during my student years studying engineering. The company’s sole focus at the time was producing lime, a generic term for calcium carbonate, calcium oxide and calcium hydroxide. Around 90% of the output was going to British Steel at Scunthorpe and as a consequence the Company’s fortunes rose and fell with the cyclic nature of the steel sector. Over the next 30 years the business diversified its product base across many different sectors, lime being a ubiquitous chemical found in most everyday items. In particular the business focussed on developing calcium hydroxide products for water treatment and environmental protection. Today the business supplies around 25% of its products into steel and has developed businesses in renewable energy, waste, chemicals and logistics.
Lime production is energy and carbon intensive and the biggest challenge for the Company is to remain competitive and relevant in an increasingly low-carbon economy. Our diversification drive dovetailed with our need to reduce our environmental impact and the development of an aerobic digestion (AD) plant at our Melton Ross site not only provided the site with low carbon energy but also led to the construction of two more plants for other customers and the establishment of a national servicing business for other AD facilities. We are also involved in several carbon capture projects for our kilns with the ultimate aim of becoming carbon negative as many of the lime products we produce also capture carbon from the atmosphere in use.

Talking about your new role, what excites you the most about your position as chairman of CATCH?

Having been involved with the Humber Chemical Focus in its early days its very satisfying to see how the organisation has developed and grown in recent times both in terms of the facilities and the services provided, throughout the Yorkshire and Humber regions. Notwithstanding the Covid crisis the organisation is on an upward trajectory and these are extremely interesting times to be involved with the leadership of Catch.

How can cluster organisation like CATCH ensure we are responsible and continue to contribute to the success of the industry we represent?

The board is made up of senior leaders from member companies representing some of the biggest businesses across the Humber region. This provides a powerful voice for industry which can help influence and shape industrial strategy for the area and attract much needed investment, particularly in relation to the decarbonisation of the economy.

What would you like to achieve with CATCH in the next few years?

As well as see the development of a nationally recognised centre of excellence for our industry I think the current involvement of CATCH at the heart of the Industrial Decarbonisation Network represents an important development for the organisation. It would be fantastic if in a few years time we are seeing significant decarbonisation of energy intensive industry in the Humber region and CATCH has been a significant contributor to that transformation and a forerunner for the UK.


Work started at the CATCH site in March, using a portion of the £195,000 grant from the Government’s Local Growth Fund, secured by the Humber LEP and part of the Government’s commitment to the Northern Powerhouse.

We quickly realised that due to the pandemic, unfortunately this area of the project was to be delayed.  However, we are now proud to have made improvements to the site that enhance the customer experience when on site here at catch. Starting with the improved signage, which include signposts to our on site tenants and providers, plus a visual map for ease of navigation across the site.  We are also making improvements to those arriving by car, with a new number plate recognition barrier and new road markings.

Once inside our buildings, we have made further progress to improve the look and feel of the site, such as redecorating the training and meeting rooms and installing new carpets.  To improve delegate comfort we have installed air conditioning throughout.  Catering is always a key requirement, therefore to reduce waiting times we have extended the dinning toom to accommodate extra diners. Adding to the above, we have installed a state of the art CCTV system to secure the site further.

If you have any questions about the CATCH site improvements please contact Paul –


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