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My role consists of day-to-day general HR and administration, organising room hire and meetings, and to organise company events. I also work towards meeting the BSI ISO 9001 accreditation. Additionally, I tend to do a bit of everything around the office. It is always in my best interest to make sure customers are happy with the advice and support they receive, whether this be face to face, by email or phone. I will always try my best to help them achieve the outcome they were looking for.

Every morning I am driven and motivated when I walk into work, I always want the best from every working day. I would say my favourite thing about my job is working with such an amazing team, we all support each other wherever we can, even if we are not in the same department, we will always pull together to make sure the job is done correctly. I find that working in business support you are always faced with different challenges, but I enjoy this as it helps me stay motivated.

I want to continue to improve my confidence, since starting at CATCH I have seen a huge difference and I think that working here has really brought me on. I was so shy when I first started and now you can’t shut me up! I am currently signed up to the CIPD Foundation Level in People Practice which is going to help me learn to act with confidence, perform effectively, drive change, and help me progress in my career. I am looking forward to bringing what I learn into the business. In 10 years’ time I hope that I will still be working at CATCH in more of a management role or senior role.

My advice to my 15-year-old self would be to worry less, spend less time worrying about what could go wrong and think more positively about what could go right!


The 10th of October marks World Mental Health Day.

During the World Health Assembly in May 2021, governments from around the world recognised the need to scale up quality mental health services at all levels.  You can read the WHOs updated 2030 mental health action plan here –

Poor mental health doesn’t discriminate, from students to adults, it can strike at anytime and we need to ensure, as a responsible employer that we provide timely support when it is needed most.  Here at CATCH we have trained mental health first aiders, from all levels of our business plus an open-door policy to ensure we all feel comfortable to talk.

Of course, mental health isn’t just confined to the workplace, education settings, home life and relationships with family and friends can all effect our mental health.  The World health Organisation have produced a series of postcards of how you can help should someone you know, or indeed yourself, feel depressed or suicidal – click this link to access these resources-

You can also contact the Samaritans  – Call free, day or night, on 116 123 or email

If you are interested in becoming a Mental Health First Aider, contact the skills team –


24th of September saw CATCH host their annual MacMillan coffee morning. Organised by CATCH apprentices Libbi and Yasmin, the event raised over £500 for the MacMillan Cancer Trust Charity with plenty of cakes donated,  a name card and guess the number of sweets in the jar. The most popular game of the day being the raffle!

CATCH’s Daisy correctly guessed the number of sweets in the jar and colleague Lauren the name card. Also well done to Carl and Libbi for winning the Maersk training package costing over £700! The raffle was full to the brim with prizes donated from local businesses. We want to say a massive thank you too:

Pupcone- Barking bakes

Seaweed Hamper- Seaweed Agogo

Thai hamper- Thai Me Up

Pringles, Doritos, bath bombs, diffuser, candle, Bodyshop, popcorn- Jane

Celebrations, Heroes, Roses, Argos £50 voucher- Reynolds

Hair products- Cinders Beauty

Stationary- Office Friends

Orchard Barn voucher for treatment- Orchard Barn Spa

Voucher- Club Barber

2 tickets- Immingham Town FC

£10 voucher- Diplicious

£25 voucher- Charlotte Fenty Beauty

£25 voucher- The Dogs

£10 voucher- Beauty by Jade

Voucher for gel nails- Eden Beauty

Nail/ pedicure voucher- Tanning Club

60 min sunbed course voucher- Tanning Club

2x medium breakfasts- Gallery Cafe

2x GWO BST courses- Maersk

£20 voucher- Decadence

£10 voucher- Lunar Resin

£15 voucher- Taylor Made Balloons

£20 voucher- M Davenport

5 sweet pouches- Oh So Sweet

CATCH is delighted to have raised such an amount and beating last year’s tally of over £250!


A huge thank you to everyone who donated money or cake, we can’t wait to do it again next year!

To donate to MacMillan please follow this link



Finance Officer (Maternity Cover)

We are looking for an experienced Finance Officer to cover a period of maternity leave which is anticipated to be between 6 – 12 months.

The position is working within a small accounts team of two, providing full financial reporting to the CEO/COO and Senior Management team.

Key responsibilities: –

  • Processing day to day transactions, including purchase ledger invoices
  • Preparing monthly management accounting including accruals and prepayments
  • Managing capital assets and depreciation
  • Overseeing cash flow management
  • Preparing the annual budget and reporting monthly data including variances to budget holders
  • Experience of analysing and managing nominal and balance sheet codes
  • Completing VAT returns
  • Assisting with funding claims for grant claims as appropriate
  • Provide holiday cover for the Accounts Assistant
  • Experience of PAYE will be an advantage but not essential

The success applicant will possess excellent communication and organisational skills together with experience of using Sage Accounts and Excel spreadsheets.

The role is full time working Monday – Friday and the salary will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

For more information or an informal discussion please contact

Closing date – 21st October 21

Interviews will be held  – 29th October 21

For a company application form please contact:


I am responsible for the day to day running of the CATCH Skills training operation, ensuring all existing and new training provision is delivered to the highest quality, exceeding customer expectations. I ensure new course material is based on the clients’ needs and formulate bespoke training plans to meet their requirements. I work closely with the Account Manager and clients to ensure that our customers are receiving a first-class service every time.

I love coming into work and every day I walk through the doors positive about what the new day will bring. We have an excellent team at CATCH, everyone supports each other to make sure we are all working to our full potential.

We are constantly striving to improve the quality of our training delivery and to widen the choice of courses we offer here at CATCH. In 10 years’ time, I hope to have played a significant part in the future development plans for CATCH and to see these realised, or retired knowing I’ve left CATCH in a better place.

If I could give myself one piece of advice 10 years ago, I would tell myself to move to CATCH sooner! Amazing people with fantastic facilities.


In my role I set the direction of the strategy for the business, and I make sure that we deliver upon the exciting future vision for CATCH. I support the customer on all levels, I support the member companies, wider stakeholders such as the local authorities, supply chain customers and national organisations to ensure we deliver for the industry and the Humber and Yorkshire region.

I absolutely love working with such an incredible team because it’s amazing to see such energy and enthusiasm every single day, and because of this I come into work every day with a smile on my face. It’s amazing to see the impact CATCH has on key issues within the region such as developing key industrial skills and clean growth.

Developing CATCH’s vison in 10 years it is critical we create a legacy capability from the Humber Industrial Cluster Plan activity that supports the road map to net zero industrial emissions! I also want to strengthen our industry led skills capability.

What will I be doing in 10-years’ time? I hope to be sat on a beach retired. If I could give my past self some advice, I would tell myself to research this fantastic company called CATCH, I knew nothing about CATCH 10 years ago and would have benefited greatly from doing so and taking on board the unique offer, and the truly ‘employer-led’ approach to supporting industry.


Meet Matt Robinson, HR business partner at Thornton & Ross – our newest network chair! Here he shares his thought on current challenges facing HR professionals and how being a member of the network has already benefitted their business.

Please tell us a little about yourself:
I’m Matt Robinson – HR Business Partner at Thornton & Ross. We 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®. I’ve been a proud member of the T&R team for the last 12 months and currently look after the central services HR team. Before T&R I spent 13 years with Asda in various roles in stores and in the home office.

What do you think are the biggest challenges facing HR professionals?
The last 18 months have been challenging for many reasons and will impact HR professionals for a long time to come. The first challenge we are already facing is flexible working, closely followed by employee turnover either through redundancy and restructures linked to the pandemic, and now as the labour market reopens and new opportunities become available. Thirdly, I see the recruitment and attraction of talent to be a big challenge in the next few years. Salary costs are likely to increase and the labour market could become a much more competitive market.

How can the group help to address these challenges?
The group is a great tool for us all to voice our opinions, share our stories, and support each other in our decision making with the aim of supporting and growing business across Yorkshire and the Humber. Already we have seen positive and constructive discussions taking place in the last 12 months that have improved employee benefits across many of our members.

How has the HR Yorkshire group benefitted your organisation so far?
We have been able to review and benchmark our current employee benefits with other businesses. Usually, this is done to gain a competitive advantage, but with the support of the other group members, we have been able to align ourselves with other great companies across Yorkshire and the Humber as well as help us think outside the box with different initiatives.

How should I get involved?
Contact Lisa Buck at CATCH –



In August, CATCH Skills delivered a full week of training using a combination of ready to deliver courses and bespoke scenario based training at the National Centre for Process Manufacturing – the UK’s Leading Fully-Operational Tank Farm and Process Plant Training Facility. (NCPM)

The Vivergo Fuels plant will begin to manufacture E10 petrol from January 2022 and therefore requires a new highly competent workforce. By using CATCH skills to train their new recruits, learners benefitted from a combined learning experience – a practical hands-one experience, risk free at the NCPM plus onsite learning at their premises in Saltend Chemicals Park.

Mark, supervisor, Vivergo Fuels said “CATCH has fantastic training facilities, with a realistic feel of a working plant”. Steve, supervisor, Vivergo Fuels contributed “Superb tailor-made training, all within one site. A must for training, for both experienced and new operators”.

Holly Goodwin, Account Manager, CATCH skills added “The whole week was a huge success all round! It was fantastic to see Vivergo’s newest employees gain vital, hands-on experience using our National Centre of Process Manufacturing (NCPM). This leaves them in a great position when they restart their plant in January 2022.  For most delegates, this was their first time working with their new team, this created a brilliant team building and networking opportunity.

The feedback we received from Vivergo was that it was a brilliant week.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their time at CATCH, especially the scenarios created using the NCPM.  It was great that we could replicate Vivergo’s procedures and use their documentation to give their new employees a realistic overview of their operations.  We are currently in discussions with Vivergo to plan for them to return to CATCH in the near future to support them further using the NCPM.”

To find out how CATCH skills can upskill your workforce, contact Daisy Seddon – or call 01469 552828.  You can also visit our website –

The NCPM is delivered in partnership with Reynolds Training Services. You can find out more by visiting our dedicated website


CATCH are pleased to announce that we are sponsoring Immingham Town’s Joseph Winship for the 2021/22 season.

CATCH are pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring Immingham Town’s versatile left back Joseph Winship for the 2021/22 season. Joseph and Immingham Town fully expect to be winning the league this season! We are thrilled to support him on his journey with Immingham Town.

Joseph has said that he is “delighted to be working with CATCH and I am extremely grateful for this opportunity CATCH has afforded me”.

Our COO James Mcintosh had this to say “We at CATCH are delighted to sponsor Joseph Winship for the new season. We are keen to support the local community and when the opportunity came up to be a player sponsor we didn’t want to miss out. We are hopeful that this is the start of a good relationship with Immingham Town and are encouraged by the good start to the season that they have had!”

CATCH were overjoyed to see Joseph named Man of the Match in Immingham Town’s game against Nunsthorpe Tavern and can’t was part of the team that beat Brigg Town Development 3-2 last night.

We can’t wait to see Joseph and Immingham town throughout the rest of the season!


Hull City Council in partnership with and on behalf of the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and CATCH are seeking consultancy and specialist capability support for the delivery of part of our Phase 2 Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) decarbonisation of industrial clusters: Cluster Plans project.

The Phase 2 project builds on feasibility work undertaken in Phase 1 that included a baseline emissions assessment, technology options appraisal and methodology assessment, resulting in a final report outlining the findings and proposed criteria for delivering the Humber Industrial Cluster Plan (HICP) in Phase 2.

The plan will provide a blueprint for clean growth to drive a green recovery in the Humber. 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 CCS and hydrogen infrastructure can be scaled up over time, and identifying the full range of interventions required to achieve net zero by 2040.

HICP will also outline the potential for the Humber’s industrial decarbonisation to support decarbonisation beyond the industrial cluster, including maritime in the UK’s largest ports complex, road/rail transport and decarbonisation of the gas supply (25% of the UK’s supply passes through the Humber). Linked opportunities and implications for renewable energy, especially BECCS and offshore wind (both of which the Humber leads on and are integral to decarbonising industry), will also be identified.

Supporting UK leadership of decarbonisation technologies and the creation of local jobs and supply chains are crosscutting themes where HICP will identify future actions the Humber can take to accelerate the green recovery, including identifying opportunities for inward investing businesses and those looking to diversify to take advantage of low carbon infrastructure.

HICP and the evidence base that will be assembled through its development will provide a clear way forward for industry, Government and local leaders to work together to achieve rapid decarbonisation of the UK’s largest cluster, whilst maximising opportunities for local people and businesses to benefit from the transition.

The strategic importance of the Humber means that there is significant national and international interest in the progress and development of this Plan.

Works required are split into 8 Lots as follows:

Lot 1 – Model and Scenario Outputs – being commissioned by CATCH;

Lot 2 – MPR Fuel Switching / CCS / GGR – being commissioned by CATCH;

Lot 3 – MPR Emissions Offsets / Imports – being commissioned by LEP;

Lot 4 – Societal Challenge and Innovation Study – being commissioned by LEP;

Lot 5 – Preparation of Cluster Plan – being commissioned by LEP;

Lot 6 – Inward Investment – being commissioned by LEP;

Lot 7 – Supply Chain Audit – being commissioned by CATCH; and

Lot 8 – Skills and Age Profile Audit – being commissioned by CATCH


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