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The East Coast Cluster has been successful in securing track 1 status in the BEIS cluster sequencing programme along with North West Cluster HyNet, and the Scottish Cluster in reserve. The East Coast Cluster is a collaboration between Zero Carbon Humber, Net Zero Teesside and the Northern Endurance Partnership and aims to create and support an average of 25,000 jobs per year between 2023 and 2050, with approximately 41,000 jobs at the project’s peak in 2026. These skilled jobs in exciting new industries, including industrial carbon capture, low-carbon hydrogen production, negative emissions power, and power with carbon capture, can play an important part of levelling up in the UK.

David Talbot, CEO CATCH said “The Humber region has been at the forefront of the Government’s NetZero ambition, particularly in the last few years. The announcement cements that vision, as leading industrial emitters work together to propel the UK to a low carbon future. For the last 12 months CATCH has been working with the HEY Lep and 8 industry partners to produce a strategic roadmap that will provide confidence to the UK Government, encompassing how industrial emissions will change over time and provide the region’s projects and industry with a well-defined, optimal route to achieving true net-zero in 2040.  In addition to the work CATCH is currently undertaking on the Humber Industrial Cluster Plan, I am also committing CATCH to continue to support all the Humber’s exciting deployment projects, our Members, and local industry by providing a lasting legacy to The Humber Industrial Cluster Plan work through to 2040 and beyond.


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Interconnection with hydrogen production facilities, salt cavern storage, and neighbouring hydrogen schemes will enhance the East Coast Hydrogen Network System . The programme will stimulate investment of  ~£1bn in the re-purposing and development of new hydrogen infrastructure, supporting 1000 jobs, and enabling over 5GW of publicly announced hydrogen production projects to export their hydrogen across the region to 4 million homes and 40,000 larger users of gas.

In line with the UK Government’s Hydrogen Strategy, that means that East Coast Hydrogen could deliver 25% of the targeted investment, 10% of the targeted jobs and 100% of the 5GW production target.

If you missed the East Coast Hydrogen Launch event, or wish to watch again, here is link to the full webinar recording and short project video


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CATCH was pleased to be the host site for a meeting of the National Infrastructure Commission on 23 September, where they launched their leveling up recommendations along with North East Lincolnshire Council.  After the meeting the Commissioners were given a tour of the CATCH site.

David Talbot, CEO of CATCH, said “these are exciting times for the Humber region, with huge scale industrial decarbonisation projects in planning, the Freeport status and offshore wind energy all supporting the future of the Energy Estuary.  Coupled with these ‘once in a generation’ opportunities has been the great work undertaken by North East Lincolnshire Council to successfully negotiate several development funding streams including the Greater Grimsby Town Deal, and today has been an opportunity to showcase the region.  I was delighted that the Commissioners were able to tour the CATCH site to see the unique capability in industry led skills on offer.”

To read more about the visit please click here. 


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The ConCom Scheme is led by a committee of industrial client members, which ensures that the scheme is relevant and fit for purpose in today’s industrial environment.

The team sat down with Committee member Desmond Wright, engineering manager, Lenzing Fibers, and asked how important was the ConCom scheme to him.

I’ve worked at Lenzing Fibers since 1992, starting as a Mechanical Technician before progressing to Maintenance Team Leader, Reliability Team Leader, Mechanical Engineer through to my current position of Engineering Manager.

How important is the Concom Scheme to you?

I first starting attending the Concom client/contractor meetings in early 2000 as a temporary stand-in for my Engineering Manager at the time who had been instrumental in setting up the Concom scheme.

Lenzing’s number one priority is to ensure all our employees who work on the site do so in a safe manner by ensuring we follow all current regulations, guidelines, and best practices.   This same principle is applied to all contractors who work on the Lenzing site therefore we need a process that delivers on our expectations.  Concom has been the chosen process to achieve this for over 20 years.

I have seen a dramatic improvement over the years in the way safety and competence is viewed by the HSE and in return by both clients and contractors.  Concom is a scheme recognised by the HSE.  It is proactive in its outlook, has a proven audit process, and provides a forum for open discussions between clients and contractors to ensure high safety and competence standards are embedded into their process.


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Thornton and Ross based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire is the latest organisation to join the CATCH membership scheme.  The company, founded in 1922 are one of the UK’s fastest-growing, leading producers of household pharmaceutical products, and own some of the country’s most loved brands such as Covonia®Hedrin®Cetraben® as well as the leading disinfectant Zoflora®. Many people in the UK will have a product from Thornton & Ross somewhere at home. They are also a trusted and reliable provider of prescription products, including emollients bone health products and generics, to the NHS with almost 100 years’ heritage behind them.

Matt Robinson, HR Business Partner said “We’re really excited to be formally joining CATCH as their latest member. Working alongside other fantastic Yorkshire based organisations will add real benefit to all our operations and help us develop strong links with link minded HR professionals”.

We look forward to working with Matt and his colleagues and welcoming them to our regional networks and events.

To find out more visit https://www.thorntonross.com/


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We are moving forward with our SME Climate Hub Commitment!

We committed to taking action, through changes in our own workplace, using the tools and support offered through the SMEClimateHub to achieve our plan – to half our carbon footprint by 2030 and to be net-zero by 2050!

In response to our commitment, Paul Snowden, Head of Operations, said “ I recently attended a training course – carbon for business, delivered by Tunley engineering. The course helped me to understand how to measure and benchmark our carbon footprint and then put a plan together to reduce it.  We have already put in a number of measures including, distributing new recycling bins across the site, renegotiating our waste contract to support with recycling and shared these measures with our on-site tenants. We have also made provision for Electric charging points in this year’s budget and we are working on proposals to install solar panels on our roof space across the site. Ultimately our plan is to half our carbon footprint by 2030 and to be net zero by 2050”.

To find out more, please contact Paul – paul.snowden@catchuk.org you can make your own commitment here www.smeclimatehub.org


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The CATCH award for excellence is a scheme for recognising when one of our employees really goes above and beyond. Heidi Evans, Cleaning Supervisor,  was nominated and then subsequently presented with the award at our team meeting.

Heidis manager, Paul Snowden said of her nomination “Heidi goes above and beyond in her role always putting her team and CATCH before herself.  She maintains extremely high standards at all times and nothing seems too much for her. She will drop everything including her holidays if necessary to cover for her colleagues for any unforeseen circumstances if required.  She is extremely pleasant and cheerful and interacts well with all on site and is a real pleasure to have around – a well-deserved award!”

On receipt of her award Heidi commented, “I really wasn’t expecting this award and I was very surprised to learn I had been nominated, but also very pleased to accept it. As I said I was very surprised but I a very happy to receive this. I work with an exceptionally good team and I have a great boss Paul, who I enjoy working with, he brightens my day”.

Congratulations Heidi from all at CATCH!


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CATCH is pleased to announce that Martin Jones, Health. Environment, Safety & Quality Manager at Yara is taking over the role of Chair for our members Environmental Managers Network, following long-standing chair, Tony Edwards Retirement after 14 years!

Martin said,  “Thank you, I am very honoured to be appointed as Chair to the Environmental Managers Networking group at CATCH.  Having worked in various Environmental roles within the Chemical Industry in the Humber area I am very passionate about the synergistic relationship of industry and the environment.  I have seen industry improving its direction and strategy in respecting and enhancing the environment.  My intention within this role is to work closely with industry, nature partners and regulators to ensure any barriers are removed so each party can work together because, I believe environmental protection and sustainability are mutually achievable goals. Yara are fully supportive of me in this role and we ourselves are committed to a serious environmental sustainable growth program in both the short and long term.  I look forward to working with you all and will really appreciate your support as I grow into the role”.

Following his departure, Tony Edwards commented, “It has been great chairing the Network since 2007 – someone else should have taken over a long time ago! A fresh perspective is always good and I wish Martin Jones of Yara well in taking over from me. The Network is run by CATCH with help from Humber Nature Partnership. Many thanks to Katie Hedges, CATCH for organising everything and to Darren Clarke, HNP for his support.  – The Network brings together industries from around the Humber, regulators,  consultants and NGOs. We have had many good presentations keeping us on our toes on environmental developments and hearing participants outline their environmental ‘great leaps forward’ (and some woes).  There will be plenty for the Network to consider over the next year or so. There is the outcome of the COP26 Climate conference towards the end of this year and the Environment Bill expected to be enacted in the autumn. The latter should include the creation of the Office of Environmental Protection, set new long-term targets and have measures for air quality improvement, waste management, producer responsibility, water resources, and drainage and sewerage.

I intend to continue my participation in the Network if you allow me, and Humber Nature Partnership. Over the next academic year I am slimming down my lecturing at the University of Hull so moving towards proper retirement – more walking in the Dales, photographing waterfalls, going round art galleries, and all that! I may become a bit more ‘sustainable’ – less car and more bus, train, and foot travel”.

Katie Hedges, CATCH said “It’s with great sadness that we say “farewell” to Tony, he has supported CATCH and our popular network for over 14 years, an amazing achievement! The team at CATCH and I wish him well in his growing retirement and wish to say a heartfelt thank you for all you have done”

“The group and I look forward to working with incoming chair Martin and we are looking forward to seeing how the group continues to grow and develop in the coming years”

If you would like further details in regards to the Environmental Managers group, please contact Katie –  katie.hedges@catchuk.org

 



Would you be interested in learning more about what is Continuous Improvement? The PDCA Cycle? and the Principles of Lean Thinking.  These are just a couple of the themes that will be covered in this one-day course delivered by AGC Traning.

The course is suitable for anyone looking to increase productivity and profitability by removing waste and improving processes.

What’s covered?

What is Continuous Improvement?
The PDCA Cycle
The Principles of Lean Thinking
Specify Value by Offering
Integrate the Value Stream
Make the Offering Flow
8 Wastes
At the Pull of the Customer
In Pursuit of Perfection
5S
Daily Management

Learn from our Master Black Belt Chas Goldring and receive your White Belt Certification!

 


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The CATCH team is set to expand with the creation of three new roles.  We have an energetic and vibrant team here at CATCH – if you are interested in joining us – check them out below:

Cleaner – Immediate Start

CATCH is recruiting for a 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 Jasmine on jasmine.greenhalgh@catchuk.org or 01469552829.

Closing date – Wednesday 30th June 21

 For a company application form please contact:

jasmine.greenhalgh@catchuk.org


Caretaker

CATCH is a small team – but a big business, and we are looking for a positive, driven person who is not afraid of getting stuck in!

Due to the continued growth of CATCH, we are looking to recruit a Caretaker, within our Operations team.  We are seeking a highly motivated and confident individual to assist with the day to day running of the site. A suitable candidate will maintain high levels of Health and Safety and must have a practical approach to be able to carry about minor maintenance tasks.

The role will also include unlocking the site, turning off alarms and opening classrooms and offices. Carrying out room changes to suit client requirements and gritting of the site in winter when required.  The post holder will ensure they uphold the standards of the business and help to develop and continuously improve all working procedures.

The role is based at the CATCH Head Office in Stallingborough and the hours at 7am – 11am 5 days a week.

For more information or an informal discussion please contact Paul Snowden on 07983559445 or email paul.snowden@catchuk.org

Closing date – 25th June 21

For a company application form please contact:

jasmine.greenhalgh@catchuk.org


 

CATCH Skills Associate Technical Instructor – Mechanical

 

With the increasing expansion of our CATCH Skills training brand, CATCH are recruiting for an Associate Instructor with a mechanical maintenance background ideally gained from working on an industrial site. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a highly respected and rapidly growing training provider for the Process, Engineering, Energy and Renewables sectors.

The work will include developing and delivering technical training programmes and accredited courses.  It will also involve liaising with Senior Management across a large client base, qualification awarding bodies, external providers and associates.  The job is based at the CATCH facility in Stallingborough and the post holder will ensure existing and new training provision is designed and delivered to the highest quality, exceeding customer expectations. The role will also involve work on the clients site to deliver a number of courses across the UK.

Relevant experience and qualifications, such as a formal training qualification (or working towards this), are required. Also required is an understanding of training and development and relevant qualification systems.  The individual will also possess excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills, both verbal and written.

The role is on an associate basis and will be paid on a daily rate fee as per our associate agreement.  For more information or an informal discussion please contact Mark Booth, CATCH Training Delivery Manager on 07827338049 or email mark.booth@catchuk.org

Closing date – Friday 2nd July 21

For a company application form please contact:

jasmine.greenhalgh@catchuk.org


 


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