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CEME 2011 – A Year in View

A Year in Pictures – Innovation,

January – Virtual Servers CEME launches full IT Services package, including Data Centre and web hosting facility for tenants and local organisations. First client acknowledges CEME’s “Best kept secret”.

February – Boris Visits Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, visits: “CEME is amongst the most exciting things I have seen going on in London for a long time.”

March – Innovative CRM Ford Retail agrees to occupy large rotunda room to deliver cutting edge CRM services to Ford existing and prospective customers.

April – Community Engineering Class Racing, a successful community interest company providing automotive

May – University Technical College CEME prepares a bid to establish a University Technical College (UTC) on

June – Supermarket Training Waitrose use CEME conference facilities to train staff prior to the opening of

engineering and race training for young marginalised learners moves to CEME automotive workshops.

the Campus to provide high quality engineering and manufacturing education for 14 to 19 year olds.

a new local store: “Your venue was perfect for us.”

Entrepreneurship & Excellence

July – eTap Charging The UK’s first solar powered parking canopy, called eTap, for charging electric cars and plug-in hybrids opened by Transport Minister, Norman Baker MP.

August – Institute for Manufacturing Institute for Manufacturing agrees joint partnership to run a series of masterclass events at CEME in the first Quarter of 2012.

September – Awards Finalist CEME selected as a finalist in the Green Award for Environmental Management category of the 2011 Havering Business Awards.

October – Football Campaign CEME once again hosts the annual Kick It Out event, sponsored by Ford UK and

November – Roadside Training Local MP for Dagenham and Rainham, Jon Cruddas, visits the engineering workshops

December – Market Revolution Poikos, a revolutionary technology start-up firm and winner of the inaugural

attended by a host of sports stars and a Hollywood actor.

to see the work of the AA who were using the CEME facilities for their training.

Launchpad@ceme business competition, takes up the £35,000 business support prize.

The Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) is a world class industry-led education and business campus. A registered independent charity, CEME helps improve the skills and prospects of local people enabling them to find employment within manufacturing, engineering and technological sectors and increasing the economic contributions of local businesses. Located in the heart of the Thames Gateway, CEME offers flexible and well-equipped teaching accommodation alongside top quality conference facilities and an innovation centre offering business support and workspaces.

CEME Marsh Way, Rainham, Essex RM13 8EU T. 020 8596 7050 E.

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