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Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is delighted that our project ‘Green Investment in Greater Lincolnshire’ has been backed by the Government’s Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund.

Green Investment in Greater Lincolnshire is among 27 schemes nationwide to benefit from the pioneering new fund to drive private investment in nature and tackle climate change, Defra, the Environment Agency and Natural England announced yesterday.

The Natural Environment Investment Readiness Funding will help the Trust to work with relevant stakeholders to establish a joint vision and strategic priorities for Green Investment in Greater Lincolnshire addressing the key issues that people and wildlife are facing.

A credit trading model will be developed where nature-based solutions are designed to deliver habitats to meet biodiversity net gain requirements, to capture and store carbon to enable the journey to net zero or to store water during flood or drought events, or cleanse water to improve the quality in our waterways and in the supply change.

Tammy Smalley, Head of Conservation at the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust said:
“This is truly exciting news for Greater Lincolnshire. This funding will enable us to work with our local councils, landowners, developers and our partnerships covering river catchments, enterprise and nature to develop a fair and equitable scheme for biodiversity, carbon and water credit trading.

“If we get this right, we will be able to deliver more for people and wildlife, while tackling the climate crisis. Together, we can make our patch of the UK resilient to climate change, more vibrant for our communities and allow nature’s recovery.”

The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is grateful to the many people and organisations that provided letters of support for this project and to Anglian Water and the Humber Nature Partnership for providing match funding.

For further information please contact:

Tammy Smalley, Head of Conservation, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust


TesTex NDT Ltd. have been a Contractor member of the Humber Bank Contractor Competency Forum (ConCom) since June 2008.  During this time TesTex has carried out Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) for a number of the ConCom Client members, including; Total (LOR), BP, Centrica, Phillips 66, Arkema, British Steel, Crystal, Greenergy, INEOS, Lenzing, Nippon Gohsei, Novartis, SSE, Synthomer and VPI.

In November 2011 TesTex were awarded the inaugural ‘Continuous Improvement Award for Workforce Competency’

Following a successful audit in April 2015 the auditor wrote; “You will be pleased to know your end score is 94%, last year was 92%. 94% is what we would call a perfect score and we don’t get many if any over this score usually, so well done, you definitely deserve the recognition for this.  Following this achievement and throughout the following years TesTex have continued to score highly in the mid to high 90’s.  That is until April 2021 when the auditor wrote; “thank you for your support in collating the evidence for your remote ConCom Audit.  Absolutely brilliant, excellent preparation, very helpful.  I have pleasure in attaching your completed Audit Report, an Excellent Audit achieving 100%”.

In October 2020 TesTex were pleased to announce that one of their apprentices had been awarded the ConCom Apprentice of the Year Award and on completion of his end point assessment he was  the first person in the country to complete the Engineering Technician Level 3 NDT Apprenticeship with 3 disciplines; Ultrasonic (UT) Shear wave, Dye Penetrant Inspection (DPI) and Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI).


We are proud to sponsor this years CHEMUK showcase at the NEC in Birmingham don’t he 15th -16th September.

We will be exhibiting alongside Reynolds Training Services, showcasing the National Centre for Process and Manufacturing.

Plus David Talbot, CEO and James McIntosh, COO will be contributing to the conference programme – check it out below:

We will be hosting meetings at the show – if you would like to book in with a member of our team, please contact


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