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UGE steps taken by Grimsby fish processors early £3-million has been to certify North cod invested into Sea making stocks as sustainablea northern Lincolnshire have been welcomed as aneeds symcentral hub for the of a of step in the ofbolsome thechange UK’s biggest industsellers. ry. potato Elsham Wold headline has just become the The biggest to emerge new headquarters for AKP Group, from last week’s World Seafood supplier to supermarket giant Congress, held in the town as a Morrisons and major chip first visit to the UK in its 20-year history, was the move, led by manufacturer McCain. Icelandic Seachill.office block, A state-of-the-art temperature controlled potato A unique partnership, bringing storage facility and grading is line, together key stakeholders, seen together withtoextensions to as a chance completely existing handling areas have just eradicate some commonly-held been completed, with the slights misconceptions, following 13-year-old firm headed bynational Richard from environmentalists, Arundel moving the whole media and celebrity chefs. administration back into the area Seafish, the Grimsby-based from York.organisation and host of industry The son ofis Grimsby centre WSC 2015, looking town at funding and Street markets theFreeman application, which it sees as grocer David Arundel, who also the game changer. used act Pickerell as a potato to Drto Tom is merchant the the area’s fish and chip technical director, whoshops, 12 months joined forces with ago reported backSuffolk on work that businessman Bruce Kerr in 1999. had identified improvements in Thevast former KP potato storage the fishery on Britain, facility has now been Icelandwhich and Norway’s doorstep. substantially developed, was He said: “Project Inshore acquired inthe 2007, when a project identified fact the North Sea began to grow skin finished in cod fishery had everything potatoes on the Isle of Axholme. place except the stock levels. “We wanted to show we could “It said if it exceeded the produce the required quality precautionary safe limit it would locally that supermarkets were be eligible for certification, with buying in from conditions thatHerefordshire, it keeps Scotland or even importing,” he extending. said. “Morrisons backed us with it for this, and it and“We we were went waiting to Yorkshire Forward is amazing There is nothing (the scrappednews. regional to stop us going forward now. development agency) putting “This is so iconic, and tied not the together a plan. We then necessarily one supply chain about up and gotfishery the . It is a symbol, one that is known funding.” globally for alltothe wrong reasons. That equated £700,000. With It is alwaysrapid quoted, it was Morrisons’ growth inthe the poster child for bad fishing, retail world, the business hasyet been now we are one step away from propelled quickly, and working MSC certification. with Eastoft-based L Harrison & this is sayingtotoallow the world Co,“What the infrastructure for

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Sir Roger Carr, president of the CBI and Gavin Esler, best known for his role as a presenter on BBC Newsnight, have been confirmed as the guest speakers at one of the region’s leading business gatherings later this year. The CBI Yorkshire and Humber Annual Dinner takes place at Leeds University on October 10. It will be one of the first events with John Fitzgerald, port director for Grimsby and Immingham, as chairman of the region. Mr Esler is an award-winning television and radio broadcaster, novelist and journalist. His latest book, due to hit the shelves next month, focuses on lessons that can be gleaned from leaders in how they tell stories, and will be the subject of his speech to the area’s business bosses, and their guests. For more information about the dinner, which is frequently well represented by the South Bank and features a drinks reception within Parkinson Court, home to the famous Marks & Spencer archive and art gallery, e-mail katya.menhennet@cbi.org.uk or visit http://yorkshire-annual-dinner.eventbrite.com

£20m milestone passed 10-PAGE SPECIAL FOCUS INSIDE further increases has now been put employed, handling 120,000 tonnes Park on Grimsby’s flagship in place. Europarc development, will be of potatoes a year. Of that, 35,000 officially opened this week by tonnes are self-grown, with a “We have taken two years to get Agriculture and Horticulture to this,” said Mr Arundel. “We got growing group in this region and Development Board chairman around another site in Suffolk, the grant funding for storage and John Godfrey CBE, himself a contributing the balance. grading operations in 2009, and North Lincolnshire farmer. built the storage throughout 2010, Recently 15 employees were to be open for that harvest. We Mr Arundel added: “We’re added, with three graduate have had potatoes in from 2010 and trainees also part of the company, looking forward to opening the 2011, and the whole project has new cold store and grading facility specialising in growing, logistics been finished with the offices just – the uncharacteristic weather and technical elements, including now. conditions have brought us a agronomy. The remaining challenging year, but the opening investment has seen a fleet of six “Our desire is to have more Mercedes rigs brought in to deliver event is just rewards for everyone’s quality potato producers local to the potatoes to customers, with the hard work. this site. It would cut down on PLENTY MORE FISH IN Sea cod could soon be a sustainable again, thankswill to work by primary route Morrisons’ packing species transport costs. There isTHE still SEA: a lot North “The new facility not only Seachill, by Simon Smith, right, and others in Grimsby and beyond. operations near Harrogate. ofIcelandic potential, it willheaded help the enable us to meet the demand of environmental footprint and this our biggest customers, but we’ve Keen to cultivate a prosperous positivity of this isthe going to is that weworld have turned round,to future members of the publicpotato will be part of the has theitability also“The successfully improved for Lincolnshire reach and the consumer. This and some that isofthe managers, grow themarine best potatoes in unaware of 32,000sq where their fish comes quality freshness of ouris good, farmers, the ft storage and hopefully it will counter the thecountry, scientists and the industry the that is what we are. from, but had the potatoes by reducing facility andthat 4,000this sq ft two storey messages that handling have beenand negative. Everyone has wanted this.” majoring on.” makings of a huge–story if drew the transportation, using office development which ● latest Continued page six certification canGenesis be landed. Pickerell said that most the cold on store technologies.” inspiration from Office AMr total of 44 people are now

A FURTHER £4-million of investment across the region this last quarter has seen the total funds issued by Finance Yorkshire climb to £23-million. The money, available to firms in northern Lincolnshire in seedcorn, loan and equity linked investments – ranging from £15,000 to £2-million – is there to help small and medium sized businesses meet their growth and development requirements. The figure amounts to 224 investments in 183 small and medium sized enterprises since August 2010, leading to more than 4,600 jobs created and safeguarded in the region. In the last quarter alone, the venture capital and loan fund completed 30 investments totalling more than £4.3 million. Alex McWhirter, chief executive of Finance Yorkshire, said: “We are looking forward has to building A SCUNTHORPE engineering specialist just on these figures and helping more completed the largest autoclave to companies ever be built in achieve growth in the coming months. Britain. “We urge established earlywill stage companies The industrial pressureand cooker be used to cure to continue speak tocomponents, us to see if Finance carbon fibreto aeroplane and is heading Yorkshire can help turn their ambitions into a reality.” for Scotland. Supported by the European Union, it has attracted Built by GWF, and at 6m diameter, it sets Regional a new £30-million investment from the European record for the Fund, Woodhouse Roadfrom firm, Yorkshire with precious Development £15-million little capacity to get much bigger. Forward’s Single Programme, and £45-million match ● Full story the 50-year-old company, see funding fromfrom the European Investment Bank. For information visit www.finance-yorkshire.com page two.

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NE of the biggest projects ever embarked upon by a Scunthorpe specialist machining and fabrication company is nearing completion, as the business celebrates 50 years.

GWF Engineering Ltd is this month taking the UK’s largest autoclave from the Woodhouse Road workshop where it has been produced, to Prestwick Airport, where it will be used to cure the

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carbon fibre coating of aeroplane jet engines. At 6m diameter, and 12m in length, the huge pressure cooker is the largest of any previously built in the country, and comes 17 years after a first was sent north by the business, then nearly half the size. The vessel features 60 tonnes of steel, using predominantly 30mm plate, and comes in at around £500,000. “This is the biggest one yet, and we have made the bulk of it here,”

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said managing director Craig Leaning. “It has been a complex project, not least because of the size, and we have also had to bring in the heads from Finland, other elements from Germany, and we have had some assistance with machining it from Sheffield Forgemasters. “It has been a very good project.” The contract was won in December last year, with work beginning in February. It will be taken from the Scunthorpe site by town firm C&C Transport in four sections, then re-assembled on the bank of the Firth of Clyde, beside Royal Troon Golf Club, where it will be pressure tested by the team. It will have a capacity of 20 bar, or 290 pounds per square inch, at temperatures up to 180 or190C. “It is a one-off piece as far as the UK market goes,” said Mr Leaning, adding that the client does have sites all over the world, but the scale means it needs to be built close by. “The scale is all down to the actual size of the aeroplanes getting

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bigger and bigger,” he added. In terms of workshop capacity it takes GWF close to it, with just centimetres to spare when it comes to getting it out of the door. “The physical diameter, as a one-off piece, makes it the biggest we have ever done, and certainly the biggest for the last three years in terms of price as well,” Mr Leaning said. “When we had the workshop doors built we went for that size because we knew if we couldn’t get it out of there, we wouldn’t be able to get it anywhere!” Of the looming anniversary, a clear source of pride, Mr Leaning said: “It is a very competitive industry and we have seen a few engineering firms go, particularly in the last 10 years. The niche work, such as this, has helped, together with a very wide customer base, as we work for people all over the country. The broad customer base is certainly key, we deal with oil and gas, power, food, general industrial, a real range.”


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SEAFOOD expert who has worked globally from Grimsby for more than a decade was honoured by the International Association of Fish Inspectors at the World Seafood Congress. Dr Simon Derrick, whose scientific knowledge has been welcomed by far flung foreign governments and leading local industry, had his contribution to the IAFI movement recognised before his peers at the event’s gala dinner. Having completed a PhD in Microbiological Biochemistry at University of Hull in 1995, he went on to spend five years with the campus-based Hull International Fisheries Institute, working on various projects, principally applying his doctorate to fresh and frozen fish. He then went to Oman for two years as a senior fish inspector, before returning to the UK, and joining Grimsby Institute, at Humber Seafood Institute, from where Dr Derrick took international consultancy around the world, including significant work in Indonesia, East Africa and Pakistan. He specialised in establishing food safety control systems in all sectors of the seafood supply chain, providing countries and companies with the intelligence to enter sought after UK and European markets. Dr Derrick, who for the past three years has worked for Icelandic Seachill, the £300 million turnover business which has all four of its sites in Grimsby, was presented with a hand carved polar bear in Canadian soap stone. “It was a complete surprise and I am absolutely honoured. It is like a family network, but it is also the cream of the seafood industry. “It was during the consultancy period that I got involved with IAFI, and I have been assisting the board with planning and operating some of the World Seafood

IN THE MIDST: Dr Simon Derrick networks with delegates at World Seafood Congress 2015. Picture: www.DaveMoss.co.uk. Inset, Dr Derrick receives his award from Timothy Henson, watched by former colleague Dr Mike Dillon.

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FOOD: A husband and wife team who were knocked back by the stars of TV show Dragons’ Den are enjoying a roaring success after securing a lucrative deal with Waitrose for their latest products. Claire and John Brumby launched Scrubbys three years ago and have seen their business grow from strength to strength. The new contract with supermarket giant Waitrose will see two lines of their products sold in more than 200 stores up and down the country. Scrubbys launched as a table gift at the 2012 Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards, with only farm shop and deli listings.

Dong Deal for Hornsea ENERGY: Dong Energy has taken full control of the huge Hornsea offshore wind zone, bringing a step-change in the area’s renewables revolution ever closer. The Hornsea Zone, within the Humber sailing corridor, forms one of the world’s biggest offshore wind development projects, covering an area more than twice the size of Greater London. Rights have been acquired from SMart Wind, a consortium of Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemens Financial Services, in an undisclosed deal. The Danish giant is already Grimsby’s biggest offshore wind investor.

Congresses. I have been working with the organising committee as well as keeping the board of IAFI informed, and providing guidance and assistance to Seafish, who I think have done an absolutely

It was a complete surprise and I am absolutely honoured. It is like a family network, but it is also the cream of the seafood industry Dr Simon Derrick excellent job getting it off the ground and becoming such a successful congress. It is not an

easy job, but we have hosted it, and hosted it well.” Dr Derrick was first involved in The Hague in 2003. “It was a very small event in comparison to what it has now become. As the size has increased the complexity of the organisation increases even more.” In his day job he is technical manager for supply chain, auditing existing suppliers and identifying new ones. “It is a great company and I have seen it transform and grow,” Dr Derrick said. “The role is no longer just auditing against food safety, there are many, many issues that have be to addressed. Food safety is still at the core but we are now dealing with sustainability, method of catch, ethics ... all the buzz words from the congress. “The wealth of experience in Grimsby shouldn’t go unnoticed. The industry as a whole is at the forefront here, it has to be because the UK market place is what is really driving changes. We have to make sure we are working

ethically and sustainably. This is the most developed retail market in the world.” He praised the support from local industry for the congress, stating it had been “absolutely fantastic,” adding: “The welcome provided to the rest of the world has been very, very good.” “I must also thank Icelandic Seachill for their support of my activity with IAFI, as well as the support of the entire World Seafood Congress,” the Bristolian added, stating his award will take pride of place on the mantelpiece.

Ramsdens go-ahead call RETAIL: Greater shopping and leisure choices will be provided with a new development at the Ramsdens site in Grimsby. That was the pledge as permission to expand and redevelop the site into a multi-retail park, creating up to 200 jobs, was given. Planning committee councillors overturned a recommendation to refuse from officers, following an objection by the owners of Freshney Place, who said the development would be damaging to the town centre and could put the planned Primark extension and Riverhead development in jeopardy. Primark refuted this claim.

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World Seafood Congress 2015 was heralded as a huge success for Grimsby. Here over the next nine pages, Business Telegraph dips into several of the sessions, focusing on vital elements for the area’s processing super cluster, with photographs from the evening events that delighted delegates.

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Recently appointed chief executive of Food Standards Scotland, Mr Ogle, pictured, was one of the keynote speakers at World Seafood Congress. His grandfather, Sidney Webster, was a Grimsby deepwater fisherman, sailing with the Boston Group, and his parents were born in the town, before moving with his father’s career in the armed forces. Before delving deep into a topic that remains at the forefront of the food industry’s mind, he picked up on the coverage of the first day in the Grimsby Telegraph. He said: “I was reading the paper on the second morning and saw the

report from Tanya Arkle, who spoke, and she was referring to the ‘legend’ that you could walk across the ships’ desks from one side of the dock to the other,” he told delegates. “ I can remember seeing the ships.” Turning to his specialist subject, Mr Ogle said: “We spend 3.36 years of our life just eating. Food, and it doesn’t matter what sector it is, is a Cinderella industry, and I guess the

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KEY NOTE: Geoff Ogle, at the lectern at World Seafood Congress 2015. regulators could be the ugly sisters. No-one notices it unless by something unexpected or extraordinary happens, then everyone is interested.” Underlining the national media’s hunger for stories of food shocks, where sickness and illness could be a possibility, Mr Ogle said: “Reputation arrives on the back of a snail and leaves on the back of a horse.” He used the horse meat scandal to demonstrate it. “Consumer confidence in ready to eat meals dropped 42 per cent in a very short time, we are talking weeks not months.” Ahead of a presentation from Young’s Seafood director Mike Mitchell on some very positive steps taken on food intelligence, Mr Ogle touched on one particular outcome post spring 2013. He said: ”One of the lessons from horse meat that applies across all sectors is traceability. The legal responsibility is one step back and one step forward, but I think, from discussions I have with larger retailers, the expectation is around whole chain traceability. “That becomes important in incident management and the ability to move and provide reassurance to consumers and retain customer confidence, it can be quite fragile. “Authenticity was never really an issue before horse meat. To be honest, I don’t think anyone thought about it, when eating a beef burger you expected it to be beef, not horse. We have even had contamination of herbs, with oregano. People wanting to

as Mr Mitchell unveiled the Food Integrity Intelligence Network. Looking ahead, Mr Ogle said: “The regulatory landscape continues to be a challenge, and our role as the Food Standards Agency / Food Standards Scotland, is how we work with industry better. Enforcement should not be the first recourse, it should be the end resort. We need to trust each other to enable a partnership to develop. The challenges are always going to be there, we need to look at how we work together to manage these challenges. Collaboration and information sharing allows us to together collectively. Geoff Ogle work “Trust, protection and benefit to the consumers are important.” part, one small organisation that is Coming off stage and speaking to part of the sector to be a huge problem Business Telegraph, Mr Ogle said: for the whole of the sector. “The town has changed a lot. It feels “One area we do need to work more dynamic than it was, it has been cleverly is how we share information able to adapt and diversify well, while better when concerns are being raised. keeping its core around seafood. When There is the ability to make a lot of I was a kid it was all about fishing and money by not doing things correctly. If now it is much more about the that does materialise the impact on the processing, keeping a focus on the legitimate side of the business can be industry. I used to come back here a pretty devastating. It is a risk to the lot, and part of coming back would be sector as a whole.” my granddad taking me down the docks.” That is now being brought forward, commit fraud have a quite varied imagination and any sector is up for grabs. Protection of the market from fraud becomes an issue for all of us.” Mr Mitchell told how the deliberate act of fraud was an issue that had caught the food industry at a vulnerable point, and this was highlighted by Mr Ogle too. “One of the concerns I have for industry is the ‘bad apple’ thing,” he said. “You only need one element, one

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GOLDEN ERA: Trawlers tied up after landing their catch on Grimsby Fish Docks, left. Right, the walk across decks is still possible ... only on crew transfer vessels for the offshore wind farm industry.

WO years on from World Seafood Congress’s first take on how the horse meat crisis could impact on the sector, one of Grimsby’s most eminent professionals has assessed how far it has come.

Mike Mitchell, technical and corporate social responsibility director at Young’s Seafood Ltd, also introduced a new sector initiative that the Ross House company is playing a key part in. The Food Industry Intelligence Network may only have met once, but the long-serving executive believes it is a crucial tool in the fight against food fraud. Mr Mitchell said: “At this conference two years ago in New Foundland I delivered a presentation. This was September 2013, and the horse meat scandal was March/April 2013. The incident was still very fresh in our minds, and front of mind with people in my kind of role. “What I was really asking then was ‘what should the food industry do now?’ Something had happened of significant impact that needed to be addressed. Now two years after the fact we have had two years to reflect back on the issue itself, and how the food industry reacted to the horse meat scandal.” Describing a shift from old world to new world, Mr Mitchell said: “In my mind it was not a matter to approach in small steps for incremental change. There had been a failure to address deliberate food crime. We were looking at food safety from a microbiological and hygiene management control, but we weren’t thinking about people deliberately defrauding us by trading illegal or sub-standard product.” New British Retail Consortium standards introduced post scandal include Vulnerable and Threat Assessment of Critical Control Points (VACCP and TACCP). “We recognise that in food manufacturing we

EOFF Ogle, a senior investigator in the horse meat scandal with the Food Standards Agency, returned to his family’s home town to share some of the lessons learned from the issue that shocked a nation.

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operate in a landscape of risk, we need to find ways to reduce that risk,” Mr Mitchell said. Internally at Ross House a three-stage process has been devised that begins with horizon scanning, followed by characterisation and then application of risk mitigation measures. “We are taking a fresh look, rebooting the way we think about food,” he said. “This is not just a ‘let’s grow into this,’ this is something completely different.” The horse meat scandal was close to home for Young’s Seafood, with owner company Findus Group being hit in the ready meal lasagna range. “There needed to be a better way for industry and government to share intelligence,” said Mr Mitchell. “It needs to be a safe place for industry to discuss concerns and findings. This year 22 food manufacturers, food service distribution companies and major retailers came together to create something brand new.” The Food Industry Intelligence Network is just that. “This is our safe place where we can come together, share our intelligence and amplify the reach of the networks we participate in. This is part of the new paradigm.” Mr Mitchell told how it was still in very early stages, having only met on one occasion, with lawyers drawing up the practical elements of a highly complex platform. “The fundamental principle is that we at Young’s are experts in seafood,” he explained. “There is not an awful lot we don’t know about seafood supply. When we apply our combined business intelligence and combine it with similar businesses, we can build a very comprehensive risk map of the seafood supply chain. But we also use breadcrumbs, wheat and flour products, vegetables, food sensitive packaging... a lot of things we use to process with fish. Are we absolute experts? We have expertise but not leading expertise. We could be vulnerable in the non-seafood part of the portfolio, but if we combine intelligence with people who are specialists in vegetables, other proteins etc, we are creating a more holistic approach to food fraud and building a barrier around our business in an area we feel exposed.”

Seafood snippets Institute’s pride as host HUGH Callaway, pictured, executive director of marketing for Grimsby Institute Group: “The success of the World Seafood Congress 2015 has been excellent for Grimsby and Grimsby Institute. We have received so many positive comments from the delegates about Grimsby Institute as a venue and the high standards of our learners; their food service, performance at the welcome event and the exceptional quality of their hospitality and catering. “The logistics of such a large event has involved many teams of staff and learners, I would like to personally thank them for all of their hard work over the past week although they are rewarded by the gratitude of the delegates and organisers who have found them an invaluable part of the congress. “We are all incredibly proud that we were chosen as the hosting venue and the experience this has given our learners, along with the prestige of such a high profile event taking place in Grimsby, is something we will all remember for many years to come.”

What jobs aren’t there? IVAN Jaines-White, commercial manager at Grimsby Seafood Village and director of Grimsby Seafood Training School: “I often get asked ‘so what jobs are there in the seafood industry?’ I always counter that with ‘what jobs aren’t there?’ “There are tremendous opportunities in the industry.”

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Seafish chief executive sets out future agenda SEAFISH chief executive Dr Paul Williams said it was vital the industry was seen to have genuine influence over its supply chain, to ensure it progresses with pride. Dr Williams, who has led the industry authority for the past six years, is to retire later this year. Addressing the first plenary session, he said: “We as an industry address these challenges and have addressed these challenges with integrity and application, and I think we all have an ever-increasing understanding of our abilities an the way we work. “To continue to develop we have to be seen as an industry of genuine influence, an industry of far greater collaboration with partners, and specifically the

scientific community. “We need to ensure that industry works alongside nature, that we understand the consumer, the business customer, the market, and it needs to be an industry that develops the next generation of skilled individuals. It is an industry that continues to feed the world.” Having survived a challenge to its very being over the mandatory levy, the arms length government-organisation that is headquartered in both Grimsby and Edinburgh is now seen as entering one of the most universally productive eras, more than 30 years on from its inception. It hosted WSC 2015 on behalf of IAFI. As previously reported, Seafish’s

ensuring the organisation was in the best possible shape to support fisheries, fishermen, processors, WELCOME: foodservice providers and Dr Williams retailers. with Sir He said: “The great difficulty for Ranulph Seafish is that we take a levy off Fiennes OBE, on pretty much everyone who imports his arrival or lands seafood into the UK; it in Grimsby. means we have to address every Picture: sector, right the way through from John Armstrong, sea to plate. “The pain of the MSG. seafood sector is not every sector recently published corporate plan has the same demands, but out panel system (pulling together has three over-arching strands, to expertise in areas) is the best we promote consumption, enhance are ever going to find to resolve reputation, and inform decisions. Presenting it an event in July in that. Having industry Grimsby, Dr Williams had told how representatives talking on panels, defining our work.” an industry panel system was

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World Seafood Congress 2015 was heralded as a huge success for Grimsby. Here over the next nine pages, Business Telegraph dips into several of the sessions, focusing on vital elements for the area’s processing super cluster, with photographs from the evening events that delighted delegates.

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Recently appointed chief executive of Food Standards Scotland, Mr Ogle, pictured, was one of the keynote speakers at World Seafood Congress. His grandfather, Sidney Webster, was a Grimsby deepwater fisherman, sailing with the Boston Group, and his parents were born in the town, before moving with his father’s career in the armed forces. Before delving deep into a topic that remains at the forefront of the food industry’s mind, he picked up on the coverage of the first day in the Grimsby Telegraph. He said: “I was reading the paper on the second morning and saw the

report from Tanya Arkle, who spoke, and she was referring to the ‘legend’ that you could walk across the ships’ desks from one side of the dock to the other,” he told delegates. “ I can remember seeing the ships.” Turning to his specialist subject, Mr Ogle said: “We spend 3.36 years of our life just eating. Food, and it doesn’t matter what sector it is, is a Cinderella industry, and I guess the

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KEY NOTE: Geoff Ogle, at the lectern at World Seafood Congress 2015. regulators could be the ugly sisters. No-one notices it unless by something unexpected or extraordinary happens, then everyone is interested.” Underlining the national media’s hunger for stories of food shocks, where sickness and illness could be a possibility, Mr Ogle said: “Reputation arrives on the back of a snail and leaves on the back of a horse.” He used the horse meat scandal to demonstrate it. “Consumer confidence in ready to eat meals dropped 42 per cent in a very short time, we are talking weeks not months.” Ahead of a presentation from Young’s Seafood director Mike Mitchell on some very positive steps taken on food intelligence, Mr Ogle touched on one particular outcome post spring 2013. He said: ”One of the lessons from horse meat that applies across all sectors is traceability. The legal responsibility is one step back and one step forward, but I think, from discussions I have with larger retailers, the expectation is around whole chain traceability. “That becomes important in incident management and the ability to move and provide reassurance to consumers and retain customer confidence, it can be quite fragile. “Authenticity was never really an issue before horse meat. To be honest, I don’t think anyone thought about it, when eating a beef burger you expected it to be beef, not horse. We have even had contamination of herbs, with oregano. People wanting to

as Mr Mitchell unveiled the Food Integrity Intelligence Network. Looking ahead, Mr Ogle said: “The regulatory landscape continues to be a challenge, and our role as the Food Standards Agency / Food Standards Scotland, is how we work with industry better. Enforcement should not be the first recourse, it should be the end resort. We need to trust each other to enable a partnership to develop. The challenges are always going to be there, we need to look at how we work together to manage these challenges. Collaboration and information sharing allows us to together collectively. Geoff Ogle work “Trust, protection and benefit to the consumers are important.” part, one small organisation that is Coming off stage and speaking to part of the sector to be a huge problem Business Telegraph, Mr Ogle said: for the whole of the sector. “The town has changed a lot. It feels “One area we do need to work more dynamic than it was, it has been cleverly is how we share information able to adapt and diversify well, while better when concerns are being raised. keeping its core around seafood. When There is the ability to make a lot of I was a kid it was all about fishing and money by not doing things correctly. If now it is much more about the that does materialise the impact on the processing, keeping a focus on the legitimate side of the business can be industry. I used to come back here a pretty devastating. It is a risk to the lot, and part of coming back would be sector as a whole.” my granddad taking me down the docks.” That is now being brought forward, commit fraud have a quite varied imagination and any sector is up for grabs. Protection of the market from fraud becomes an issue for all of us.” Mr Mitchell told how the deliberate act of fraud was an issue that had caught the food industry at a vulnerable point, and this was highlighted by Mr Ogle too. “One of the concerns I have for industry is the ‘bad apple’ thing,” he said. “You only need one element, one

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GOLDEN ERA: Trawlers tied up after landing their catch on Grimsby Fish Docks, left. Right, the walk across decks is still possible ... only on crew transfer vessels for the offshore wind farm industry.

WO years on from World Seafood Congress’s first take on how the horse meat crisis could impact on the sector, one of Grimsby’s most eminent professionals has assessed how far it has come.

Mike Mitchell, technical and corporate social responsibility director at Young’s Seafood Ltd, also introduced a new sector initiative that the Ross House company is playing a key part in. The Food Industry Intelligence Network may only have met once, but the long-serving executive believes it is a crucial tool in the fight against food fraud. Mr Mitchell said: “At this conference two years ago in New Foundland I delivered a presentation. This was September 2013, and the horse meat scandal was March/April 2013. The incident was still very fresh in our minds, and front of mind with people in my kind of role. “What I was really asking then was ‘what should the food industry do now?’ Something had happened of significant impact that needed to be addressed. Now two years after the fact we have had two years to reflect back on the issue itself, and how the food industry reacted to the horse meat scandal.” Describing a shift from old world to new world, Mr Mitchell said: “In my mind it was not a matter to approach in small steps for incremental change. There had been a failure to address deliberate food crime. We were looking at food safety from a microbiological and hygiene management control, but we weren’t thinking about people deliberately defrauding us by trading illegal or sub-standard product.” New British Retail Consortium standards introduced post scandal include Vulnerable and Threat Assessment of Critical Control Points (VACCP and TACCP). “We recognise that in food manufacturing we

EOFF Ogle, a senior investigator in the horse meat scandal with the Food Standards Agency, returned to his family’s home town to share some of the lessons learned from the issue that shocked a nation.

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operate in a landscape of risk, we need to find ways to reduce that risk,” Mr Mitchell said. Internally at Ross House a three-stage process has been devised that begins with horizon scanning, followed by characterisation and then application of risk mitigation measures. “We are taking a fresh look, rebooting the way we think about food,” he said. “This is not just a ‘let’s grow into this,’ this is something completely different.” The horse meat scandal was close to home for Young’s Seafood, with owner company Findus Group being hit in the ready meal lasagna range. “There needed to be a better way for industry and government to share intelligence,” said Mr Mitchell. “It needs to be a safe place for industry to discuss concerns and findings. This year 22 food manufacturers, food service distribution companies and major retailers came together to create something brand new.” The Food Industry Intelligence Network is just that. “This is our safe place where we can come together, share our intelligence and amplify the reach of the networks we participate in. This is part of the new paradigm.” Mr Mitchell told how it was still in very early stages, having only met on one occasion, with lawyers drawing up the practical elements of a highly complex platform. “The fundamental principle is that we at Young’s are experts in seafood,” he explained. “There is not an awful lot we don’t know about seafood supply. When we apply our combined business intelligence and combine it with similar businesses, we can build a very comprehensive risk map of the seafood supply chain. But we also use breadcrumbs, wheat and flour products, vegetables, food sensitive packaging... a lot of things we use to process with fish. Are we absolute experts? We have expertise but not leading expertise. We could be vulnerable in the non-seafood part of the portfolio, but if we combine intelligence with people who are specialists in vegetables, other proteins etc, we are creating a more holistic approach to food fraud and building a barrier around our business in an area we feel exposed.”

Seafood snippets Institute’s pride as host HUGH Callaway, pictured, executive director of marketing for Grimsby Institute Group: “The success of the World Seafood Congress 2015 has been excellent for Grimsby and Grimsby Institute. We have received so many positive comments from the delegates about Grimsby Institute as a venue and the high standards of our learners; their food service, performance at the welcome event and the exceptional quality of their hospitality and catering. “The logistics of such a large event has involved many teams of staff and learners, I would like to personally thank them for all of their hard work over the past week although they are rewarded by the gratitude of the delegates and organisers who have found them an invaluable part of the congress. “We are all incredibly proud that we were chosen as the hosting venue and the experience this has given our learners, along with the prestige of such a high profile event taking place in Grimsby, is something we will all remember for many years to come.”

What jobs aren’t there? IVAN Jaines-White, commercial manager at Grimsby Seafood Village and director of Grimsby Seafood Training School: “I often get asked ‘so what jobs are there in the seafood industry?’ I always counter that with ‘what jobs aren’t there?’ “There are tremendous opportunities in the industry.”

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Seafish chief executive sets out future agenda SEAFISH chief executive Dr Paul Williams said it was vital the industry was seen to have genuine influence over its supply chain, to ensure it progresses with pride. Dr Williams, who has led the industry authority for the past six years, is to retire later this year. Addressing the first plenary session, he said: “We as an industry address these challenges and have addressed these challenges with integrity and application, and I think we all have an ever-increasing understanding of our abilities an the way we work. “To continue to develop we have to be seen as an industry of genuine influence, an industry of far greater collaboration with partners, and specifically the

scientific community. “We need to ensure that industry works alongside nature, that we understand the consumer, the business customer, the market, and it needs to be an industry that develops the next generation of skilled individuals. It is an industry that continues to feed the world.” Having survived a challenge to its very being over the mandatory levy, the arms length government-organisation that is headquartered in both Grimsby and Edinburgh is now seen as entering one of the most universally productive eras, more than 30 years on from its inception. It hosted WSC 2015 on behalf of IAFI. As previously reported, Seafish’s

ensuring the organisation was in the best possible shape to support fisheries, fishermen, processors, WELCOME: foodservice providers and Dr Williams retailers. with Sir He said: “The great difficulty for Ranulph Seafish is that we take a levy off Fiennes OBE, on pretty much everyone who imports his arrival or lands seafood into the UK; it in Grimsby. means we have to address every Picture: sector, right the way through from John Armstrong, sea to plate. “The pain of the MSG. seafood sector is not every sector recently published corporate plan has the same demands, but out panel system (pulling together has three over-arching strands, to expertise in areas) is the best we promote consumption, enhance are ever going to find to resolve reputation, and inform decisions. Presenting it an event in July in that. Having industry Grimsby, Dr Williams had told how representatives talking on panels, defining our work.” an industry panel system was

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WIDE APPEAL: World Seafood Congress 2015 gets underway. Below, Tanya Arkle. Pictures: John Armstrong, www.msgy.co.uk

ISCUSSIONS held at World Seafood Congress 2015 will help shape Government’s long term strategy for industry. That was a commitment delivered by senior civil servant Tanya Arkle, director of marine for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Deputising for Fisheries Minister George Eustice MP, who was visited by a Grimsby delegation in Westminster immediately after the four day event, Ms Arkle underlined the vitality of science in fisheries management, and the absolute importance of organisations, particularly Seafish, in helping to ensure Grimsby’s processing might can provide Britain with responsibly caught fish. Stating that talks from the bi-annual summit would help shape a 25 year plan for food and farming that embraces fish, she said: “Sustainable business is no longer an ideal, it is a reality. Consumers, the economy and the environment needs it. “The natural assets that really matter are the renewables, the ones nature provides us for free for ever. We can continue to harvest fish as long as we don’t over fish. The economic value for all this fish for ever is enor mous.” The holder of a degree in Biological Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Leicester was in good company among academics, government

representatives and industry leaders at the event. She said: “We know communities around the globe depend on fish for their livelihoods, that the seafood sector is important for jobs, wealth creation, and the economy, with exports benefiting national economies across the world. “We recognise the health benefits of eating seafood – even my teenage children told me how important seafood was before I came up to Grimsby, and we are all aware that a growing world population means pressure to supply more seafood. “Upskilling for a sustainable future is a timely theme. The big question of course is how can we achieve global sustainability to maximise the benefits of seafood? We need to recognise, particularly internationally, that fisheries bring responsibilities as well as rights. “We must ensure that fisheries management decisions are based on scientific evidence for the good of the environment, and in the UK we are committed to sharing data to help that. If we can achieve maximum sustainable yields in fisheries we can look forward to continuing to need our nets for years into the future. “We have all the tools, from selective fishing gear to measure to protect spawning grounds, and we all need to use these tools.” Urging more countries to ratify legislation surrounding illegal unreported and unregulated fishing, which threatens to

undermine the strides taken in Europe, and with 23 countries present to hear her plea, she said: “Under a reformed Common Fisheries Policy the EU is committed to ensuring that fishing regulations outside its waters are the same as those within EU water.” Turning to Grimsby’s primary industry, she pledged support, but also issued challenges on species diversity. “Fish processing is extremely important, Ms Arkle said. “How do we help processors and retailers to source responsibly caught fish? I consider Seafish as a world leader in this and it has a pivotal lead role.

“The Responsible Fishing Scheme guarantees compliance with best practice and we can accredit fishing vessels, providing a model for other countries. Certification of fish stocks is important too. “While in Grimsby we should enjoy our fish and chips, and through marketing and education we can also encourage consumers to eat a much wider range of fish, helping reduce demand for fish in stocks that are under pressure. “Investing in sustainable processes will pay both short term and long term dividends to us all.”

● Continued from page one. “Fish stocks are improving, there are still problems, still issues in our waters, but this is a huge game-changer. This will give UK buyers the big tick to purchase it. It will enable them to maintain high standards of corporate social responsibility while sourcing locally, giving them all the provenance benefits.” It was announced in the main hall at Grimsby Institute as Icelandic Seachill launched its new corporate social responsibility (CSR) approach, Quality, Naturally. Nigel Edwards, technical and CSR director, said: “Our efforts to team up with fishermen’s organisations,

processors and retailers to champion a sustainable North Sea cod fully demonstrate our commitment and approach. We pride ourselves in leading from the front and taking proactive steps to unite all sections of the supply chain to improve standards in sustainability, ethics and authenticity. “We know this builds trust and confidence from the net to the shelf to the plate. The introduction of Quality, Naturally is showcasing actions that come from the heart of our business.” Later in the congress, Dr Carl O’Brien of Cefas, the Government’s science-based fisheries advisor, said: “Things are moving in the right

direction in sustainable fisheries and a move to slightly bigger quotas. “We have seen a 15 per cent increase in cod. Icelandic Seachill is moving to certify, which will take a further 18 months to two years, and it is all good news. “Eco-system management is achievable, we have clearly established goals in the UK, and we understand the base line we are starting from and have achievable objectives. “Stock status is a cause for optimism. Fisheries and the environment are coming closer together for a way forward for the future.”

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BANK OF DATA: Simon Smith, managing director of Icelandic Seachill, presents, with technical and CSR director Nigel Edwards, left, chairing the session. Picture: John Armstrong, www.msgy.co.uk. Below, processing at Icelandic Seachill.

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celandic Seachill chose the World Seafood Congress to unveil a new programme and new identity for its longstanding corporate social responsibility activity.

The Quality, Naturally programme is intended to reinforce trust in the company’s product provenance by demonstrating the commitment of the wholly Grimsby-based company to three core areas of engagement, sustainability,

North Sea cod fishery’s certification

New £1.2m base for PPS, see page 30

We have three main pillars to our strategy, and over arching everything we do is our aim to bring new consumers in to fish Simon Smith ethics and authenticity. Icelandic Seachill’s managing director, Simon Smith, showcased the Quality, Naturally programme during his session at the World Seafood Congress. He revealed that the near £300-million turnover business’s unashamed passion and enthusiasm for fish means that CSR is fundamental to their business and Quality, Naturally runs through their DNA. The company, which now

employs 1,260 people, continues to lead responsible sourcing and collaborative working. The unveiling coincided with the announcement that Icelandic Seachill is spearheading the partnership seeking MSC certification for North Sea cod. Icelandic Seachill operates across four sites, two on South Humberside Industrial Estate, then Great Grimsby Business Park and Riby Street, and deals in four main categories: wet, smoked, coated and ready to eat. It holds a market share of about 15 per cent, with the Russell smoke house recently used in Tesco Finest’s advertising campaign. Mr Smith, who under his predecessor Malcolm Eley brought the Saucy Fish Co to life, and now leads the whole business, said: “I’m incredibly proud of Icelandic Seachill’s achievements in the CSR space over the past 17 years. This has been a driver for how we do business. The new Quality, Naturally CSR brand is designed to showcase to our customers the outstanding achievements and continued efforts being made in the areas of sustainability, ethics and authenticity. A marketing expert with a strong track record in fast moving consumer goods prior to his arrival in Grimsby in 2009, Mr Smith added with a wry smile: “Sustainable, ethical and authentic – happily together they spell sea – we couldn’t believe our luck when that came together.” Reverting to the key message he told delegates: “We have three main pillars to our strategy, and over arching everything we do is our aim to bring new

consumers in to fish. If we get that bit right that’s good, not just for us, it is good for consumers and the whole industry. “Underpinning that is the fact we are market driven, we have moved from just being a processing-led trading organisation to a consumer-led, consumer focused business, where we also have best in class operations. We either have best factories, or other facilities we are rapidly turning into best factories. “Thirdly, we have expertise through the supply chain, we are close to our suppliers, with technical expertise and supply chain expertise.” This was a factor underpinned by Dr Simon Derrick’s award from IAFI, featured on page three. Finally, looking at the market, Mr Smith said:

“Chilled is about twice the size of frozen fish, not only that it is growing well.” And he underlined the room for growth with a startling statistic. “Tesco’s two boneless salmon fillets is the biggest selling seafood product, but data shows it is only consumed by six per cent of households three times a year,” he said, having talked though the mass of data insights bought in by Icelandic Seachill. When it comes to protein, Sainsbury’s 500g minced beef leads the way, with 12 per cent household penetration, and more regular purchases. He added: “There is plenty of headroom for growth in the UK seafood market. Three times a year is not enough!”

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Icelandic Seachill lands CSR strategy

WIDE APPEAL: World Seafood Congress 2015 gets underway. Below, Tanya Arkle. Pictures: John Armstrong, www.msgy.co.uk

ISCUSSIONS held at World Seafood Congress 2015 will help shape Government’s long term strategy for industry. That was a commitment delivered by senior civil servant Tanya Arkle, director of marine for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Deputising for Fisheries Minister George Eustice MP, who was visited by a Grimsby delegation in Westminster immediately after the four day event, Ms Arkle underlined the vitality of science in fisheries management, and the absolute importance of organisations, particularly Seafish, in helping to ensure Grimsby’s processing might can provide Britain with responsibly caught fish. Stating that talks from the bi-annual summit would help shape a 25 year plan for food and farming that embraces fish, she said: “Sustainable business is no longer an ideal, it is a reality. Consumers, the economy and the environment needs it. “The natural assets that really matter are the renewables, the ones nature provides us for free for ever. We can continue to harvest fish as long as we don’t over fish. The economic value for all this fish for ever is enor mous.” The holder of a degree in Biological Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Leicester was in good company among academics, government

representatives and industry leaders at the event. She said: “We know communities around the globe depend on fish for their livelihoods, that the seafood sector is important for jobs, wealth creation, and the economy, with exports benefiting national economies across the world. “We recognise the health benefits of eating seafood – even my teenage children told me how important seafood was before I came up to Grimsby, and we are all aware that a growing world population means pressure to supply more seafood. “Upskilling for a sustainable future is a timely theme. The big question of course is how can we achieve global sustainability to maximise the benefits of seafood? We need to recognise, particularly internationally, that fisheries bring responsibilities as well as rights. “We must ensure that fisheries management decisions are based on scientific evidence for the good of the environment, and in the UK we are committed to sharing data to help that. If we can achieve maximum sustainable yields in fisheries we can look forward to continuing to need our nets for years into the future. “We have all the tools, from selective fishing gear to measure to protect spawning grounds, and we all need to use these tools.” Urging more countries to ratify legislation surrounding illegal unreported and unregulated fishing, which threatens to

undermine the strides taken in Europe, and with 23 countries present to hear her plea, she said: “Under a reformed Common Fisheries Policy the EU is committed to ensuring that fishing regulations outside its waters are the same as those within EU water.” Turning to Grimsby’s primary industry, she pledged support, but also issued challenges on species diversity. “Fish processing is extremely important, Ms Arkle said. “How do we help processors and retailers to source responsibly caught fish? I consider Seafish as a world leader in this and it has a pivotal lead role.

“The Responsible Fishing Scheme guarantees compliance with best practice and we can accredit fishing vessels, providing a model for other countries. Certification of fish stocks is important too. “While in Grimsby we should enjoy our fish and chips, and through marketing and education we can also encourage consumers to eat a much wider range of fish, helping reduce demand for fish in stocks that are under pressure. “Investing in sustainable processes will pay both short term and long term dividends to us all.”

● Continued from page one. “Fish stocks are improving, there are still problems, still issues in our waters, but this is a huge game-changer. This will give UK buyers the big tick to purchase it. It will enable them to maintain high standards of corporate social responsibility while sourcing locally, giving them all the provenance benefits.” It was announced in the main hall at Grimsby Institute as Icelandic Seachill launched its new corporate social responsibility (CSR) approach, Quality, Naturally. Nigel Edwards, technical and CSR director, said: “Our efforts to team up with fishermen’s organisations,

processors and retailers to champion a sustainable North Sea cod fully demonstrate our commitment and approach. We pride ourselves in leading from the front and taking proactive steps to unite all sections of the supply chain to improve standards in sustainability, ethics and authenticity. “We know this builds trust and confidence from the net to the shelf to the plate. The introduction of Quality, Naturally is showcasing actions that come from the heart of our business.” Later in the congress, Dr Carl O’Brien of Cefas, the Government’s science-based fisheries advisor, said: “Things are moving in the right

direction in sustainable fisheries and a move to slightly bigger quotas. “We have seen a 15 per cent increase in cod. Icelandic Seachill is moving to certify, which will take a further 18 months to two years, and it is all good news. “Eco-system management is achievable, we have clearly established goals in the UK, and we understand the base line we are starting from and have achievable objectives. “Stock status is a cause for optimism. Fisheries and the environment are coming closer together for a way forward for the future.”

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BANK OF DATA: Simon Smith, managing director of Icelandic Seachill, presents, with technical and CSR director Nigel Edwards, left, chairing the session. Picture: John Armstrong, www.msgy.co.uk. Below, processing at Icelandic Seachill.

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celandic Seachill chose the World Seafood Congress to unveil a new programme and new identity for its longstanding corporate social responsibility activity.

The Quality, Naturally programme is intended to reinforce trust in the company’s product provenance by demonstrating the commitment of the wholly Grimsby-based company to three core areas of engagement, sustainability,

North Sea cod fishery’s certification

New £1.2m base for PPS, see page 30

We have three main pillars to our strategy, and over arching everything we do is our aim to bring new consumers in to fish Simon Smith ethics and authenticity. Icelandic Seachill’s managing director, Simon Smith, showcased the Quality, Naturally programme during his session at the World Seafood Congress. He revealed that the near £300-million turnover business’s unashamed passion and enthusiasm for fish means that CSR is fundamental to their business and Quality, Naturally runs through their DNA. The company, which now

employs 1,260 people, continues to lead responsible sourcing and collaborative working. The unveiling coincided with the announcement that Icelandic Seachill is spearheading the partnership seeking MSC certification for North Sea cod. Icelandic Seachill operates across four sites, two on South Humberside Industrial Estate, then Great Grimsby Business Park and Riby Street, and deals in four main categories: wet, smoked, coated and ready to eat. It holds a market share of about 15 per cent, with the Russell smoke house recently used in Tesco Finest’s advertising campaign. Mr Smith, who under his predecessor Malcolm Eley brought the Saucy Fish Co to life, and now leads the whole business, said: “I’m incredibly proud of Icelandic Seachill’s achievements in the CSR space over the past 17 years. This has been a driver for how we do business. The new Quality, Naturally CSR brand is designed to showcase to our customers the outstanding achievements and continued efforts being made in the areas of sustainability, ethics and authenticity. A marketing expert with a strong track record in fast moving consumer goods prior to his arrival in Grimsby in 2009, Mr Smith added with a wry smile: “Sustainable, ethical and authentic – happily together they spell sea – we couldn’t believe our luck when that came together.” Reverting to the key message he told delegates: “We have three main pillars to our strategy, and over arching everything we do is our aim to bring new

consumers in to fish. If we get that bit right that’s good, not just for us, it is good for consumers and the whole industry. “Underpinning that is the fact we are market driven, we have moved from just being a processing-led trading organisation to a consumer-led, consumer focused business, where we also have best in class operations. We either have best factories, or other facilities we are rapidly turning into best factories. “Thirdly, we have expertise through the supply chain, we are close to our suppliers, with technical expertise and supply chain expertise.” This was a factor underpinned by Dr Simon Derrick’s award from IAFI, featured on page three. Finally, looking at the market, Mr Smith said:

“Chilled is about twice the size of frozen fish, not only that it is growing well.” And he underlined the room for growth with a startling statistic. “Tesco’s two boneless salmon fillets is the biggest selling seafood product, but data shows it is only consumed by six per cent of households three times a year,” he said, having talked though the mass of data insights bought in by Icelandic Seachill. When it comes to protein, Sainsbury’s 500g minced beef leads the way, with 12 per cent household penetration, and more regular purchases. He added: “There is plenty of headroom for growth in the UK seafood market. Three times a year is not enough!”

ickness absences cost UK employers an estimated £9billion a year and is one of the biggest employment issues that companies consistently face. One Government initiative to combat this headache is the newly introduced Fit for Work (FFW) Service. The service is now available in Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire, however most employers are still unaware of what it can offer. Teresa Thomas, Partner and Head of Employment Law at Wilkin Chapman Grange, guides us through the essentials. The aim of this free scheme is to keep employees with health problems at work or in the event of a sickness absence, to get them back to work as soon as possible. This is achieved in two ways. Firstly, expert occupational health (OH) advice is available via telephone and online through detailed practical guidance notes, online chat facility and via email, to help employers manage and deal with sickness absences and common problems. Secondly, employees can now be referred to an OH professional

Teresa Thomas, Partner and Head of Employment Law

for a detailed assessment if they have been off sick or they are likely to be off sick for four weeks. Following the assessment a return to work plan will be produced and sent to the employer with recommendations they can implement to facilitate a return to work. Two issues are that the report will only be available with the employees consent and the majority of assessments will be carried out over the telephone rather than face to face which instantly raises questions over the validity of the service. With the service being within its infancy, there appear to be advantages and disadvantages that may indicate this is not a cure for businesses. We do recommend that you update contracts of employment and sickness policies to reflect the new Fit for Work service so that employees are fully aware of the procedure and service. Our employment specialists at Wilkin Chapman Grange have the knowledge and expertise to guide you through any sickness absence and can help you update your contracts and policies to make the most of this new service.

For further information, please contact Teresa Thomas at Wilkin Chapman Grange on 01472 262626, email tthomas@wilkinchapman.co.uk or visit www.wilkinchapman.co.uk

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HOW I SEE IT: Paul Geary addresses World Seafood Congress 2015, with Young’s Seafood’s Funky Fish brand as part of his presentation.

Humber ’16 event move could follow WSC 2015 Tom Pickerell, pictured, technical director at Seafish: “It has been amazing. The venue is fantastic. I hadn’t been to it, I had been focusing on the programme and timings, I was bowled over when I came. All the little details, from the stickers on the paths to the attention to detail inside. “We have had people here saying how great it is from all over the world. We have to seriously consider the venue for Humber Seafood Summit. “The congress itself has been really impressive. The quality of speakers has been fantastic, international leading industry thinkers with a real sense of knowledge. “Similar themes came through too. Consumption, we have got to get more people to eat more fish; and enthusiasm, real optimism about the state of stocks. “Now we also know where the challenges are, such as getting young people to eat fish, and ethics, which has built on from the Seafood Summit in New Orleans in February. It is finally a key issue, and there is now a ‘hands up’ desire to make changes. “The industry is no longer solely about the fish, it is the fishermen, and those working with the fish. It has stepped back beyond the fishery.”

World Seafood Congress A total of 277 delegates from 23 countries made WSC 2015 the truly global event it is. Top attendees: Chile (12) Iceland (8) Canada (7) Malaysia (7) USA (7) Ghana (5) Tanzania (5)

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HE importance of the efforts being made by Grimsby’s brand leaders Young’s and Saucy Fish Co was underlined when Dr Martin Jaffa addressed WSC 2015.

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FASCINATING insight on the seafood industry’s position in mass retail was given by the man responsible for its placement in Britain’s third largest supermarket.

further the education and training offered in the super cluster. Looking at the key motivations behind seafood purchases, Mr Geary said: “The biggest driver, is health. Not value for money, not inspiration, it is health. We are an inherently healthy arena, and one Paul Geary, head of fish and red we can really go up against other meat for Asda, spoke at World proteins.” Seafood Congress 2015, six months Price per kilo remains a on from joining the Grimsby challenge though. “Salmon is 100 delegation to North Atlantic per cent more expensive than a Seafood Form in Bergen, where he chicken breast fillet, and if you also spoke. look at the suggested portion of 110 The retail executive focused on to 140g, the perception of value for price, health and knowledge, money is a barrier we need to bringing perception from the aisles overcome. If you put a 110g fillet in to the industry direct. front of a hungry man he won’t thank you for it. Put the same Mr Geary said Asda had to be in a position to cover everything from value of chicken there and he will LOVE FISH: be quite happy. His perception is Asda buyer a fish finger “easy tea” to a wet Paul Geary told poor value compared to other halibut fillet “to impress a how a partner”. He posed the question: proteins.” supermarket’s “The customer is buying across Research presented from others seafood that range, and as a mass market showed how customers were still offering has to retail industry, do we do a good very cautious about shopping bills, cover all enough job covering all of that?” despite consumer confidence being comers, from He even suggested that the at a post-recession high. So while young families, customer friendly ‘fixed price, price is an every-day watch word, as perfectly fixed weight’ sales method was a using fish as the basis of a treat, illustrated by step too far, with product the special occasion, brings John Lewis last knowledge being lost and those seafood into a new dimension. And Christmas, to behind the trolleys perceiving it is thanks to ideas formulated the romantic pre-packed chilled fish as not as from celebrity chefs and favoured night in. fresh as that on ice on display. restaurants. “What we have been guilty of is “The prevalence of TV food dumbing down the offer,” he said. programmes is encouraging a “Consumers saw it at food “One result of fixed price, fixed broader repertoire,” Mr Geary service, or on the television, and weight retailing is that as an wanted to recreate it.” said, pointing out two species. industry we have done away with a Asda enjoys a strong relationship “Sea bream and sea bass were lot of the skills. We have gone too with Young’s Seafood, with the far in UK retail. Grimsby company’s Funky Fish “Critically the investment in the brand stocked exclusively. Mr counter concept – the product Geary was full of praise for the range on the ice – has been more processors’ reactions, to industry important than training the skills challenges picked up through analysis. side of the fishmonger colleagues. What I see in my role, looking “This is where the industry has across retail, is a very varied skill led the market in overcoming set. What would be interesting Paul Geary barriers to purchase, particularly would be standardisation of around the inspiration and training. That could only be a good confidence. thing for the industry in general. “Consumers definitely don’t like regarded as niche five years ago, “We need to invest in counter eyes, bones and skin, they want now all retailers are listing them. colleagues and invest in training Retailers have been quick to react. something quick, convenient and and that will deliver really tasty. This industry has been Priced more affordable, we have incrementally.” really quick to adapt ahead of all been able to get supply and sales other protein. Grimsby provides this, and it was have been fantastic. “Soon the market became pretty flagged as an opportunity to

We have so much more to innovate, so much more to invent

RIGHT DIRECTION: The attention to detail impressed many, including Dr Tom Pickerell, above.

Number crunching as : the tills keep ringing

full of these products. “What we have seen now is other proteins take our lead, and develop their own take on this. A cook-inthe-bag chicken, already on a roasting tray, then a ‘let’s put a sauce with it’. Closing, he encouraged more health drum banging and, crucially for the town, more invention. “Don’t underplay the health benefits, customers tell us it is so important,” he said. “Follow food trends and be bold. “Customers expect quality as a given but there are so many categories where a lack of innovation has made sales struggle. We have so much more to innovate, so much more to invent, the average fish counter has 35 species, we are not talking about a chicken fillet here.”

The highly respected aquaculture industry strategic planner and marketer told how UK consumption was decreasing in the home, with 65 per cent of consumers now over 35. “The really worrying area is the younger end of the spectrum eating less,” the Callender McDowell man said. “Under 45s have growing families, no money and no spare time. Younger consumers have also grown up with the growth of the supermarket, they are used to convenience and have a completely different approach to fish.” He even suggested the fall of the Berlin Wall may be a contributing factor. “All the environmental protest groups had to find somewhere else to go. Environmentalists have raised the profile of sustainability in the fish and seafood sector, and in my own opinion, as an industry it has deflected away from the reality – consumption – and the issue has become sustainability. “Where you used to see a sticker saying ‘eat two a week’ now we see MSC or we don’t, though that’s a topic for another conversation. “How does that affect the consumer? People aren’t interested, the reality is sustainability is not an issue.” Quoting a recent Sainsbury’s survey showing drivers of consumer fish purchase, sustainability, at five per cent, was way behind price (38 per cent) and nutrition (17 per cent). He added further research that said 52 per cent of people found ethical labelling confusing, with 75 per cent saying they didn’t even look for it. Nearly half, 48 per cent,

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Seafood snippets Ghost fishing gear issue Lost and abandoned fishing gear is causing irreparable damage to the world’s oceans, WSC 2015 heard. Christina Dixon, of World Animal Protection (WAP), presented Fishing’s Phantom Menace: Why Ghost Fishing Gear is Impacting Sustainable Fisheries, to the Grimsby audience, ahead of a meeting in London at which WAP spearheaded the launch of Global Ghost Gear Initiative. Experts, including the United Nations Environment Programme, the Marine Stewardship Council, Young’s Seafood Ltd and Australia’s Northern Prawn Fishery are to share knowledge to form an action plan. Extreme weather events, accidental loss and deliberate disposal at sea contribute to the issue. Mostly made of plastic, with a life expectancy of up to 600 years, ghost gear accumulates at an estimated rate of 640,000 tonnes annually, or one tonne of ghost gear per 125 tonnes of fish caught. It causes huge devastation to marine habitats as it continues to catch, entangle and kill hundreds of species including seals, turtles, dolphins and whales. David Parker, marine biologist at Young’s, said: “We recognise that ghost gear poses a significant yet hidden threat to both the seafood industry and the wider marine environment; affecting fishermen, other marine users and wildlife. Young’s aims to bring a seafood industry perspective to the GGGI through the network of our supply chains around the world.”

RECOVERED: A ghost gear haul. Picture: www.ghostgear.org.

WELCOMING: An Asda wet fish counter. Retailers should upskill their counter staff and focus on consumption, WSC2015 heard. said it wouldn’t affect the purchasing habit. “The whole thing of being ethical and sustainable, while being something we are happy to talk about, doesn’t relate to the real world. Why have we seen big declines? We are too focused on issue of sustainability, we need to get real again, are we sending the right message out? In 2006 average UK seafood consumption was 170g per week, with 2012 at 144g per week, moving up to 146g in

2013 (an average salmon portion is between 110g and 140g). He put the lift in he final year down to huge retailer-led promotional activity. “The seafood industry should focus on what consumers want, how you attract young consumers, and focus on issues like simple to prepare, convenient, good value for money and, perhaps, so it is not obviously fishy. We need to look at the next generation.”

Calling all retailers opportunities exist on...

Eating out worth shouting about SEAFISH’S Julia Brooks gave an upbeat overview of eating out opportunities. Many Grimsby processors and fish merchants supply food service outlets, so it was a key topic for the town to hear. Stating how more people were eating out more often, she said: “The British mood has been positive on the back of some really strong GDP growth and that is being reflected. “People are going high end

or for something cheap, and the biggest growth area is casual dining, bars with restaurants.” Suggesting the ideal on trend dish would be a messy seafood sharing platter, Ms Brooks said: “People have got to pick a side, high value or honest, good value. “Get people to see the value in what you are offering. Authenticity and fresh are so important, tell people on the menu, check the area, the species, where it is caught. It

is a healthy indulgence, people need to be reminded that fish is really good for them. “There is no guilt attached to it, it is a complete luxury and really good for you. Remind people because we forget things very quickly. “Keep up with new trends, find out what is happening, look at London and adapt because they will spread. Keep it exciting, keep it innovative.”

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HOW I SEE IT: Paul Geary addresses World Seafood Congress 2015, with Young’s Seafood’s Funky Fish brand as part of his presentation.

Humber ’16 event move could follow WSC 2015 Tom Pickerell, pictured, technical director at Seafish: “It has been amazing. The venue is fantastic. I hadn’t been to it, I had been focusing on the programme and timings, I was bowled over when I came. All the little details, from the stickers on the paths to the attention to detail inside. “We have had people here saying how great it is from all over the world. We have to seriously consider the venue for Humber Seafood Summit. “The congress itself has been really impressive. The quality of speakers has been fantastic, international leading industry thinkers with a real sense of knowledge. “Similar themes came through too. Consumption, we have got to get more people to eat more fish; and enthusiasm, real optimism about the state of stocks. “Now we also know where the challenges are, such as getting young people to eat fish, and ethics, which has built on from the Seafood Summit in New Orleans in February. It is finally a key issue, and there is now a ‘hands up’ desire to make changes. “The industry is no longer solely about the fish, it is the fishermen, and those working with the fish. It has stepped back beyond the fishery.”

World Seafood Congress A total of 277 delegates from 23 countries made WSC 2015 the truly global event it is. Top attendees: Chile (12) Iceland (8) Canada (7) Malaysia (7) USA (7) Ghana (5) Tanzania (5)

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HE importance of the efforts being made by Grimsby’s brand leaders Young’s and Saucy Fish Co was underlined when Dr Martin Jaffa addressed WSC 2015.

From the child-friendly fish finger to the fine dining first date delight A

FASCINATING insight on the seafood industry’s position in mass retail was given by the man responsible for its placement in Britain’s third largest supermarket.

further the education and training offered in the super cluster. Looking at the key motivations behind seafood purchases, Mr Geary said: “The biggest driver, is health. Not value for money, not inspiration, it is health. We are an inherently healthy arena, and one Paul Geary, head of fish and red we can really go up against other meat for Asda, spoke at World proteins.” Seafood Congress 2015, six months Price per kilo remains a on from joining the Grimsby challenge though. “Salmon is 100 delegation to North Atlantic per cent more expensive than a Seafood Form in Bergen, where he chicken breast fillet, and if you also spoke. look at the suggested portion of 110 The retail executive focused on to 140g, the perception of value for price, health and knowledge, money is a barrier we need to bringing perception from the aisles overcome. If you put a 110g fillet in to the industry direct. front of a hungry man he won’t thank you for it. Put the same Mr Geary said Asda had to be in a position to cover everything from value of chicken there and he will LOVE FISH: be quite happy. His perception is Asda buyer a fish finger “easy tea” to a wet Paul Geary told poor value compared to other halibut fillet “to impress a how a partner”. He posed the question: proteins.” supermarket’s “The customer is buying across Research presented from others seafood that range, and as a mass market showed how customers were still offering has to retail industry, do we do a good very cautious about shopping bills, cover all enough job covering all of that?” despite consumer confidence being comers, from He even suggested that the at a post-recession high. So while young families, customer friendly ‘fixed price, price is an every-day watch word, as perfectly fixed weight’ sales method was a using fish as the basis of a treat, illustrated by step too far, with product the special occasion, brings John Lewis last knowledge being lost and those seafood into a new dimension. And Christmas, to behind the trolleys perceiving it is thanks to ideas formulated the romantic pre-packed chilled fish as not as from celebrity chefs and favoured night in. fresh as that on ice on display. restaurants. “What we have been guilty of is “The prevalence of TV food dumbing down the offer,” he said. programmes is encouraging a “Consumers saw it at food “One result of fixed price, fixed broader repertoire,” Mr Geary service, or on the television, and weight retailing is that as an wanted to recreate it.” said, pointing out two species. industry we have done away with a Asda enjoys a strong relationship “Sea bream and sea bass were lot of the skills. We have gone too with Young’s Seafood, with the far in UK retail. Grimsby company’s Funky Fish “Critically the investment in the brand stocked exclusively. Mr counter concept – the product Geary was full of praise for the range on the ice – has been more processors’ reactions, to industry important than training the skills challenges picked up through analysis. side of the fishmonger colleagues. What I see in my role, looking “This is where the industry has across retail, is a very varied skill led the market in overcoming set. What would be interesting Paul Geary barriers to purchase, particularly would be standardisation of around the inspiration and training. That could only be a good confidence. thing for the industry in general. “Consumers definitely don’t like regarded as niche five years ago, “We need to invest in counter eyes, bones and skin, they want now all retailers are listing them. colleagues and invest in training Retailers have been quick to react. something quick, convenient and and that will deliver really tasty. This industry has been Priced more affordable, we have incrementally.” really quick to adapt ahead of all been able to get supply and sales other protein. Grimsby provides this, and it was have been fantastic. “Soon the market became pretty flagged as an opportunity to

We have so much more to innovate, so much more to invent

RIGHT DIRECTION: The attention to detail impressed many, including Dr Tom Pickerell, above.

Number crunching as : the tills keep ringing

full of these products. “What we have seen now is other proteins take our lead, and develop their own take on this. A cook-inthe-bag chicken, already on a roasting tray, then a ‘let’s put a sauce with it’. Closing, he encouraged more health drum banging and, crucially for the town, more invention. “Don’t underplay the health benefits, customers tell us it is so important,” he said. “Follow food trends and be bold. “Customers expect quality as a given but there are so many categories where a lack of innovation has made sales struggle. We have so much more to innovate, so much more to invent, the average fish counter has 35 species, we are not talking about a chicken fillet here.”

The highly respected aquaculture industry strategic planner and marketer told how UK consumption was decreasing in the home, with 65 per cent of consumers now over 35. “The really worrying area is the younger end of the spectrum eating less,” the Callender McDowell man said. “Under 45s have growing families, no money and no spare time. Younger consumers have also grown up with the growth of the supermarket, they are used to convenience and have a completely different approach to fish.” He even suggested the fall of the Berlin Wall may be a contributing factor. “All the environmental protest groups had to find somewhere else to go. Environmentalists have raised the profile of sustainability in the fish and seafood sector, and in my own opinion, as an industry it has deflected away from the reality – consumption – and the issue has become sustainability. “Where you used to see a sticker saying ‘eat two a week’ now we see MSC or we don’t, though that’s a topic for another conversation. “How does that affect the consumer? People aren’t interested, the reality is sustainability is not an issue.” Quoting a recent Sainsbury’s survey showing drivers of consumer fish purchase, sustainability, at five per cent, was way behind price (38 per cent) and nutrition (17 per cent). He added further research that said 52 per cent of people found ethical labelling confusing, with 75 per cent saying they didn’t even look for it. Nearly half, 48 per cent,

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Seafood snippets Ghost fishing gear issue Lost and abandoned fishing gear is causing irreparable damage to the world’s oceans, WSC 2015 heard. Christina Dixon, of World Animal Protection (WAP), presented Fishing’s Phantom Menace: Why Ghost Fishing Gear is Impacting Sustainable Fisheries, to the Grimsby audience, ahead of a meeting in London at which WAP spearheaded the launch of Global Ghost Gear Initiative. Experts, including the United Nations Environment Programme, the Marine Stewardship Council, Young’s Seafood Ltd and Australia’s Northern Prawn Fishery are to share knowledge to form an action plan. Extreme weather events, accidental loss and deliberate disposal at sea contribute to the issue. Mostly made of plastic, with a life expectancy of up to 600 years, ghost gear accumulates at an estimated rate of 640,000 tonnes annually, or one tonne of ghost gear per 125 tonnes of fish caught. It causes huge devastation to marine habitats as it continues to catch, entangle and kill hundreds of species including seals, turtles, dolphins and whales. David Parker, marine biologist at Young’s, said: “We recognise that ghost gear poses a significant yet hidden threat to both the seafood industry and the wider marine environment; affecting fishermen, other marine users and wildlife. Young’s aims to bring a seafood industry perspective to the GGGI through the network of our supply chains around the world.”

RECOVERED: A ghost gear haul. Picture: www.ghostgear.org.

WELCOMING: An Asda wet fish counter. Retailers should upskill their counter staff and focus on consumption, WSC2015 heard. said it wouldn’t affect the purchasing habit. “The whole thing of being ethical and sustainable, while being something we are happy to talk about, doesn’t relate to the real world. Why have we seen big declines? We are too focused on issue of sustainability, we need to get real again, are we sending the right message out? In 2006 average UK seafood consumption was 170g per week, with 2012 at 144g per week, moving up to 146g in

2013 (an average salmon portion is between 110g and 140g). He put the lift in he final year down to huge retailer-led promotional activity. “The seafood industry should focus on what consumers want, how you attract young consumers, and focus on issues like simple to prepare, convenient, good value for money and, perhaps, so it is not obviously fishy. We need to look at the next generation.”

Calling all retailers opportunities exist on...

Eating out worth shouting about SEAFISH’S Julia Brooks gave an upbeat overview of eating out opportunities. Many Grimsby processors and fish merchants supply food service outlets, so it was a key topic for the town to hear. Stating how more people were eating out more often, she said: “The British mood has been positive on the back of some really strong GDP growth and that is being reflected. “People are going high end

or for something cheap, and the biggest growth area is casual dining, bars with restaurants.” Suggesting the ideal on trend dish would be a messy seafood sharing platter, Ms Brooks said: “People have got to pick a side, high value or honest, good value. “Get people to see the value in what you are offering. Authenticity and fresh are so important, tell people on the menu, check the area, the species, where it is caught. It

is a healthy indulgence, people need to be reminded that fish is really good for them. “There is no guilt attached to it, it is a complete luxury and really good for you. Remind people because we forget things very quickly. “Keep up with new trends, find out what is happening, look at London and adapt because they will spread. Keep it exciting, keep it innovative.”

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hile the days were packed with new scientific papers, facts, industry interpretations and horizon scanning, the nights of World Seafood Congress 2015 provided time for delegates to let their hair down. Here Dave Moss shares a selection of his photographs from the Seafood Fayre, held at Humber Royal Hotel, Grimsby. It featured food from Saucy Fish Co, Young’s Seafood and Chapman’s Fishcakes, as well as ice cream, beer and chocolates from regional suppliers, with live music as an accompaniment. ● For more details about the photographs, or the photographer, visit www.davemoss.co .uk

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hile the days were packed with new scientific papers, facts, industry interpretations and horizon scanning, the nights of World Seafood Congress 2015 provided time for delegates to let their hair down. Here Dave Moss shares a selection of his photographs from the Seafood Fayre, held at Humber Royal Hotel, Grimsby. It featured food from Saucy Fish Co, Young’s Seafood and Chapman’s Fishcakes, as well as ice cream, beer and chocolates from regional suppliers, with live music as an accompaniment. ● For more details about the photographs, or the photographer, visit www.davemoss.co .uk

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HE driving force behind Grimsby’s initial push to host World Seafood Congress believes the timing was absolutely right for the area.

Prof Mike Dillon, a past president of IAFI, served Grimsby Institute as international vice principal for several years, and was close to attempts to bring the event here 15 years ago. A staple part of the United Nations’ food programme work, he said: “I am so pleased to have seen it here, and I think we have done the area proud. “Daniel Khan (former Grimsby Institute principal, who attended the congress) was looking at 2001, but at that time the college was 99 per cent further education, we had

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We are giving people an impression of the area now that is fantastic Prof Mike Dillon the old hall, no university centre, there wasn’t the hotel infrastructure, and no buy-in had been garnered from industry. As executive director, I said no. “As more effort was put in to the formation of Humber Seafood Group (now succeeded by Seafood Grimsby & Humber) and we built it up, we brought Seafish in and said to the sector exactly what it was. Even before Morocco (2009) we had the buy in within the seafood sector. Before then we didn’t have the profile or the whole network. This time we had sign off from Government, with Seafish and the trade associations. While we could have offered to host in 2001, bringing it here in 2015 has been much better for the area. “There are a lot of things happening in the industry, a lot of opportunities, and I have been

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ONE FOR YOU: Prof Mike Dillon collects his World Seafood Congress 2015 registration badge in Grimsby Institute's University Centre atrium. Picture: www.DaveMoss.co.uk running round trying to team people up. It is a very good event for that.” Mr Dillon brought senior government officials from Bangladesh to Grimsby. “They are looking for opportunities, for joint ventures,” he said. “They have money to invest, and things they are interested in fit well in this area. We are giving people an impression of the area now that is fantastic. “For Abdul Hannan, the Bangladesh high commissioner to come and see this is excellent. He is just in London normally, at different ambassadorial events,

royal functions and the like. Bangladesh is definitely one of the countries we want to deal with.” His current work in the Bay of Bengal in South Asia, which led to the delegation, follows strong work with Indonesia, where a 400 per cent increase in productivity was achieved in aquaculture there. With the Institute of Productivity, Prof Dillon said 20,000 fish ponds in Bangladesh were now part of a programme, with 500 benchmarked. “We are looking to improve production performance to adopt seafood safety,” he said. In Indonesia a £200,000 trade corridor project first began in 2004,

coming from high level Government meetings involving then Prime Minister Tony Blair and chancellor Gordon Brown, and their counterparts. “From launch we got an initial supply chain and a first container in six months,” he recalled. “Grimsby achieved more in six months than the entire aid project. Now whenever I go back they always ask, ‘how can we do more?’. “A big difference now is the important of Grimsby as a trading port. If we want to do something then this is the area, and that is why it is so good to see World Seafood Congress here.”

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intended before the dark nights really set in, and businesses are opening and closing in darkness. “The same applies for home owners and community organisations. Alleyway gates can easily be forgotten, so too the importance of securing garages, sheds and outbuildings.” Apex also offers light fabrication works, and can provide security grilles, burglar bars, high security fencing and anti-vandal window mesh screen. “Signs of wear that should prompt attention with roller shutters are if you are having trouble with locking, they are heavy to lift or difficult to close at night,” Mr Collins said. “We maintain manual and electric shutters and operate on a 24-hour call-out. For more information call 01472 355044 or 07967 127856.

With recruitment firms springing up all over the place, the industry has undergone something of a challenge in recent years, with plenty of new businesses trading without important safeguards in place. What’s the issue here? Allow me to explain. In the past few years, recruitment firms have been trading without completing audits that to us, are absolutely fundamental. We recommend that every food business works to achieve compliant recruitment, for all sorts of reasons, not least the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re abiding by the law. My own business has put massive onus on external audits in the past few months, recently submitting to audits by the Recruitment and Employment Federation (REC) and the Association of Labour Providers (ALP), with both audits aiming to ensure that the business conforms to Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) standards. The GLA licence that results from audits such as these is typically difficult to achieve; with strict criteria required in order to reach GLA status. Treatment of workers, working conditions and salary are all taken into consideration, and in my view this should be mandatory for recruiters looking to work with other businesses. Unfortunately the statistics indicate that this is not the case, with only 2 per cent of UK recruitment agencies signed up to be audited by the REC. This creates a number of complex issues for businesses looking to recruit.

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NEW MOVE: Red Recruitment’s three directors outside the new Scunthorpe office in Oswald Road. From left, Nicky Dennis, Mark Morley and Jason Hinsley. Between them they have more than 60 years local recruitment experience, and individually they each bring a fresh approach to recruitment and project management. Below, one of the audit seals of approval they are proud to display.

The main issue for the business owner recruiting via an agency that doesn’t submit to REC auditing is that they won’t have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that everything they are doing is absolutely above board. While the audit process is a rather arduous

one; we feel that it’s important for us to be able to ensure that our clients are fully compliant. I would urge all business owners to seriously consider whether the recruiter they are using goes to these measures to ensure compliance. Business owners looking to understand more about the auditing process undertaken by the

REC and the ALP can find out more by visiting both websites, www.rec.uk.com and www.labourproviders.org.uk Red Recruitment 24/7, at 58 Oswald Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 7PQ, can be reached on 01724 375020. Alternatively, e-mail nicky.d@redrec247.co.uk

Short run opportunity boosts extreme athletes’ new trail snacks WHEN Tribe, a new company, decided to develop their specialist range of training snacks they turned to Grimsby’s Ultimate Digital for their packaging solution. Set up by three old friends, Tom Stancliffe, Guy Hacking and Rob Martineau – for mer city lawyers with a shared passion for extreme running – have formulated their own trail mixes. They opted for stand out packaging and a flexible range that they could change every few weeks to deliver to their members. Digital print proved ideal for the short run and fast turn around packaging required. Mr Martineau said: “Within ten days of receiving our artwork files Ultimate Digital printed, laminated and delivered new packaging for 15 products in three different sizes in two different substrate specifications in small volumes for us to hit the market running. “The extensive knowledge and support of the Ultimate Digital team was invaluable to us when making the tough decisions on how we wanted the packs to look and feel as well as taking into account how they would run on the packing lines. “The team was great to work with – really responsive and patient with all our questions.” The range was reverse printed on the HP6600 Indigo press, a major investment at the Europarc base, where Ultimate has embraced new technology to supplement the

large-scale flexographic business it has created. The trail mixes are all made from unrefined and natural foods to provide sustenance and nutrients for tough jour neys. “It was great to work with Tribe using the flexibility of digital print to bring this exciting range of new products to market,” Rachel Read, Ultimate’s business development manager said. As reported in July, the company has won its first retail contract, with Iceland Foods’ new British sausage range. At the time, Chris Tonge, Ultimate owner and director, said: “With a large percentage of flexible packaging specifications now achievable using digital print technology this is a real game changer for brands and retailers. Test marketing of actual products in store, customised, regionalised products and special promotions can now be produced in small volumes on really short lead times. “Digital print complements the Ultimate flexo business, attracting new, big brand clients who are looking to increase consumer engagement using digitally printed packaging that features customisation, personalisation, one off designs and promotional links.”


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HE driving force behind Grimsby’s initial push to host World Seafood Congress believes the timing was absolutely right for the area.

Prof Mike Dillon, a past president of IAFI, served Grimsby Institute as international vice principal for several years, and was close to attempts to bring the event here 15 years ago. A staple part of the United Nations’ food programme work, he said: “I am so pleased to have seen it here, and I think we have done the area proud. “Daniel Khan (former Grimsby Institute principal, who attended the congress) was looking at 2001, but at that time the college was 99 per cent further education, we had

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OMPLIANCE isn’t necessarily a word that one associates regularly with recruitment, but recent developments and press coverage around illegal workers in big cities and forced labour in the Lincolnshire area has forced recruiters to think carefully about their strategy.

We are giving people an impression of the area now that is fantastic Prof Mike Dillon the old hall, no university centre, there wasn’t the hotel infrastructure, and no buy-in had been garnered from industry. As executive director, I said no. “As more effort was put in to the formation of Humber Seafood Group (now succeeded by Seafood Grimsby & Humber) and we built it up, we brought Seafish in and said to the sector exactly what it was. Even before Morocco (2009) we had the buy in within the seafood sector. Before then we didn’t have the profile or the whole network. This time we had sign off from Government, with Seafish and the trade associations. While we could have offered to host in 2001, bringing it here in 2015 has been much better for the area. “There are a lot of things happening in the industry, a lot of opportunities, and I have been

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ONE FOR YOU: Prof Mike Dillon collects his World Seafood Congress 2015 registration badge in Grimsby Institute's University Centre atrium. Picture: www.DaveMoss.co.uk running round trying to team people up. It is a very good event for that.” Mr Dillon brought senior government officials from Bangladesh to Grimsby. “They are looking for opportunities, for joint ventures,” he said. “They have money to invest, and things they are interested in fit well in this area. We are giving people an impression of the area now that is fantastic. “For Abdul Hannan, the Bangladesh high commissioner to come and see this is excellent. He is just in London normally, at different ambassadorial events,

royal functions and the like. Bangladesh is definitely one of the countries we want to deal with.” His current work in the Bay of Bengal in South Asia, which led to the delegation, follows strong work with Indonesia, where a 400 per cent increase in productivity was achieved in aquaculture there. With the Institute of Productivity, Prof Dillon said 20,000 fish ponds in Bangladesh were now part of a programme, with 500 benchmarked. “We are looking to improve production performance to adopt seafood safety,” he said. In Indonesia a £200,000 trade corridor project first began in 2004,

coming from high level Government meetings involving then Prime Minister Tony Blair and chancellor Gordon Brown, and their counterparts. “From launch we got an initial supply chain and a first container in six months,” he recalled. “Grimsby achieved more in six months than the entire aid project. Now whenever I go back they always ask, ‘how can we do more?’. “A big difference now is the important of Grimsby as a trading port. If we want to do something then this is the area, and that is why it is so good to see World Seafood Congress here.”

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GRIMSBY-based Apex Engineering Services Ltd is encouraging businesses and home-owners to have a security sweep as daylight hours begin to dwindle. The blacksmith and general engineering business, which has served the town for more than 30 years, is headed by John Collins, pictured. It specialises in the manufacture, supply and installation of manual and electric roller shutters, wrought iron works, as well as offering a grit blast and re-paint service from a centrally located unit in Cromwell Road, Grimsby. Mr Collins said: “Now that the dark nights are coming it is important those with premises to protect take some important steps. “I would recommend a thorough servicing of roller shutters to make sure all locks work and they are up to the job

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intended before the dark nights really set in, and businesses are opening and closing in darkness. “The same applies for home owners and community organisations. Alleyway gates can easily be forgotten, so too the importance of securing garages, sheds and outbuildings.” Apex also offers light fabrication works, and can provide security grilles, burglar bars, high security fencing and anti-vandal window mesh screen. “Signs of wear that should prompt attention with roller shutters are if you are having trouble with locking, they are heavy to lift or difficult to close at night,” Mr Collins said. “We maintain manual and electric shutters and operate on a 24-hour call-out. For more information call 01472 355044 or 07967 127856.

With recruitment firms springing up all over the place, the industry has undergone something of a challenge in recent years, with plenty of new businesses trading without important safeguards in place. What’s the issue here? Allow me to explain. In the past few years, recruitment firms have been trading without completing audits that to us, are absolutely fundamental. We recommend that every food business works to achieve compliant recruitment, for all sorts of reasons, not least the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re abiding by the law. My own business has put massive onus on external audits in the past few months, recently submitting to audits by the Recruitment and Employment Federation (REC) and the Association of Labour Providers (ALP), with both audits aiming to ensure that the business conforms to Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) standards. The GLA licence that results from audits such as these is typically difficult to achieve; with strict criteria required in order to reach GLA status. Treatment of workers, working conditions and salary are all taken into consideration, and in my view this should be mandatory for recruiters looking to work with other businesses. Unfortunately the statistics indicate that this is not the case, with only 2 per cent of UK recruitment agencies signed up to be audited by the REC. This creates a number of complex issues for businesses looking to recruit.

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Without the support of these companies this page would not be possible To feature your company call Angie Atkinson on 01472 372281 email: angie.atkinson@gsmg.co.uk ©LW

NEW MOVE: Red Recruitment’s three directors outside the new Scunthorpe office in Oswald Road. From left, Nicky Dennis, Mark Morley and Jason Hinsley. Between them they have more than 60 years local recruitment experience, and individually they each bring a fresh approach to recruitment and project management. Below, one of the audit seals of approval they are proud to display.

The main issue for the business owner recruiting via an agency that doesn’t submit to REC auditing is that they won’t have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that everything they are doing is absolutely above board. While the audit process is a rather arduous

one; we feel that it’s important for us to be able to ensure that our clients are fully compliant. I would urge all business owners to seriously consider whether the recruiter they are using goes to these measures to ensure compliance. Business owners looking to understand more about the auditing process undertaken by the

REC and the ALP can find out more by visiting both websites, www.rec.uk.com and www.labourproviders.org.uk Red Recruitment 24/7, at 58 Oswald Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 7PQ, can be reached on 01724 375020. Alternatively, e-mail nicky.d@redrec247.co.uk

Short run opportunity boosts extreme athletes’ new trail snacks WHEN Tribe, a new company, decided to develop their specialist range of training snacks they turned to Grimsby’s Ultimate Digital for their packaging solution. Set up by three old friends, Tom Stancliffe, Guy Hacking and Rob Martineau – for mer city lawyers with a shared passion for extreme running – have formulated their own trail mixes. They opted for stand out packaging and a flexible range that they could change every few weeks to deliver to their members. Digital print proved ideal for the short run and fast turn around packaging required. Mr Martineau said: “Within ten days of receiving our artwork files Ultimate Digital printed, laminated and delivered new packaging for 15 products in three different sizes in two different substrate specifications in small volumes for us to hit the market running. “The extensive knowledge and support of the Ultimate Digital team was invaluable to us when making the tough decisions on how we wanted the packs to look and feel as well as taking into account how they would run on the packing lines. “The team was great to work with – really responsive and patient with all our questions.” The range was reverse printed on the HP6600 Indigo press, a major investment at the Europarc base, where Ultimate has embraced new technology to supplement the

large-scale flexographic business it has created. The trail mixes are all made from unrefined and natural foods to provide sustenance and nutrients for tough jour neys. “It was great to work with Tribe using the flexibility of digital print to bring this exciting range of new products to market,” Rachel Read, Ultimate’s business development manager said. As reported in July, the company has won its first retail contract, with Iceland Foods’ new British sausage range. At the time, Chris Tonge, Ultimate owner and director, said: “With a large percentage of flexible packaging specifications now achievable using digital print technology this is a real game changer for brands and retailers. Test marketing of actual products in store, customised, regionalised products and special promotions can now be produced in small volumes on really short lead times. “Digital print complements the Ultimate flexo business, attracting new, big brand clients who are looking to increase consumer engagement using digitally printed packaging that features customisation, personalisation, one off designs and promotional links.”


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MPLOYERS who fail to make their employees aware of changes to company policies, or the consequences of any breach, may be inadvertently condoning such breaches and will be unable to dismiss the employee concerned, warns Mary Walker of solicitors Andrew Jackson.

The recent Court of Appeal case of Newbound –v- Thames Water highlights the difficulties faced by employers when trying to ensure that staff comply with new procedures, whilst also serving as a reminder how best to avoid such situations in future, she says. Mr Newbound was an employee of 34 years’ standing with an flawless disciplinary record who was properly trained in health and safety matters. He was dismissed for gross misconduct after entering a sewer without the necessary breathing equipment, which was in breach of newly-introduced provisions in his employer’s health and safety policy. However, the practice of entering the sewer without the equipment was a practice that the employer had allowed for many years,

effectively condoning it. Mr Newbound claimed unfair dismissal. Agreeing that Mr Newbound’s dismissal was unfair, the Court of Appeal found that the policy was relatively new and the employee had not been trained in its significance and was therefore unaware that failure to comply could result in dismissal. Further, it found that Thames Water had previously relied on Mr Newbound’s knowledge and experience in this type of situation, and had effectively condoned him using his discretion as to whether or not to use the breathing apparatus by failing to discipline him on previous occasions. Finally, his employer had not attached enough importance to his unblemished disciplinary record and the Court said that no reasonable employer would have dismissed the employee in such circumstances. The Court also found that Mr Newbound had been treated very differently from his manager who had watched him enter the sewer and had made no attempt to stop him. He had been accused of misconduct, not Gross Misconduct, and had not been dismissed but

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simply given a warning. The Court could not find justification for such conflicting treatment. To ensure you don’t find yourself in a similar situation Mary said: “First, it is important that you monitor employees’ actions to ensure that practices do not develop which breach your company policies, including health and safety, so that you avoid the risk of being seen to be condoning any breaches. “Second, you should ensure that your staff are aware of changes to policies and the disciplinary consequences of breaching them. You need to communicate effectively any new procedures and provide the appropriate training to avoid any confusion over previous and new procedures. “Third, when you do communicate the changes to a policy, keep evidence that you have done so. “Fourth, if you have a policy, make sure it suits your particular workplace and working practices. Make sure that a policy reflects the needs of your workplace. “Finally, there should be consistency in disciplinary action and sanction.”

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DONG Energy and partner organisation ESG have just completed one of the most comprehensive pile testing campaigns ever. Initial results show great cost reduction potential for the offshore wind industry. They have tested 28 piles on two different onshore sites in order to assist the development of new design methods. Undertaken by the joint industry project PISA – pile soil analysis – it was performed to assess and validate a new design method developed by a working group led by Oxford University and including Imperial College London and University College Dublin. The group supervised the testing on site, as each pile was pulled sideways until failure. Alastair Muir Wood, lead geotechnical engineer at Dong Energy and technical manager for the PISA project, said: “We’re very pleased with the test results, which confirm that traditional design methods in these soils are very conservative. “The results indicate that in these site conditions there may be opportunities for savings identified by reducing the quantity of steel in the foundation. In other words, there’s a savings potential that will contribute to reducing the cost of electricity.”

Humber Recruitment, based in Victoria Street, in the town has grown to become a successful and highly recommended recruitment centre – leaping from strength to strength. In May this year Humber Recruitment successfully acquired ESP (Executive & Secretarial Personnel Limited). After 17-years in business the company owner Fiona Bellamy made the decision to work in partnership with Humber Recruitment. Fiona joined the Humber Recruitment team, bringing with her a wealth of clients and contacts within the office and administration sectors. This exciting new opportunity has led to new prospects for Humber Recruitment in sectors previously not explored. Recently, Humber Recruitment were delighted to welcome Julian Barker to the team. Julian has extensive knowledge and experience within recruitment and brought with him expertise in several sectors, specialising in the food industry. Humber Recruitment have most recently advertised for a new recruiter to join the team and are delighted with the high volume of responses they received. Humber Recruitment specialise in the following sectors of industry: ● Engineering ● Engineering ● Manufacturing ● Logistics ● Renewables ● Energy Meanwhile Humber Resource Training, based on Armstrong Street in a purpose built centre, offers professional, multi accredited training. Humber Resource Training are an accredited centre of IOSH, ECITB/CCNSG, SPA and Highfields. The reputable centre offers high quality Health and Safety training, including Safety Passport training to both individuals and businesses. Being one of the only companies locally to offer accredited SPA Modules with subjects covering; working at heights, confined spaces, asbestos and abrasive wheels, Humber Resource Training are able to meet the requirements for large and small businesses either at the centre in Armstrong Street or the clients own site.

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testing of wind turbine piles testing we’ve ever undertaken. With the largest test, we were simultaneously monitoring more than 250 different precision instruments, while applying a load greater than the weight of 37 London double decker buses.” The PISA academic working group now has six months to analyse the data collected and use it to confirm the new design methods. Their final report is due to be delivered to the project partners in January 2016. Jesper Skov Gretlund Jesper Skov Gretlund, research and development project manager at Dong Energy, said: “The PISA project is a great example of The testing took place in Cowden, Kent, pictured right, and in Dunkirk, France. The clay inter-industry collaboration to solve a common problem. If the thickness or length of the steel till site in Cowden and the dense sand site in piles can be reduced by even a small fraction, Dunkirk represent typical surface soil the saving in cost is quite considerable since conditions found in much of the North Sea. smaller construction vessels can be used and Bladt and Dansteel supplied piles of three larger turbines constructed. The next challenge different diameters for the tests; the piles with a is to analyse all of the data collected in order to diameter of two metres are some of the largest refine our methods and apply these findings to ever tested. During testing, other our foundation designs.” instrumentation was used including fibre optic Together with Dong, EDF, RWE, Statoil, strain gauges installed by Marmota Industries. Statkraft, SSE, Scottish Power, Vattenfall, Steve Turner, project director from ESG, who Alstom and Van Oord are involved, under the undertook the testing, said: “The PISA project framework of the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind has provided some of the most challenging Accelerator.

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RIMSBY-based Humber Recruitment and its sister company Humber Resource Training are continuing to establish themselves as high-quality recruitment and training providers.

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WARNING:Good advice from Mary Walker, a partner in employment law at Andrew Jackson.

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NEW CASE:The hearing involving Thames Water should serve as a warning to others.

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MPLOYERS who fail to make their employees aware of changes to company policies, or the consequences of any breach, may be inadvertently condoning such breaches and will be unable to dismiss the employee concerned, warns Mary Walker of solicitors Andrew Jackson.

The recent Court of Appeal case of Newbound –v- Thames Water highlights the difficulties faced by employers when trying to ensure that staff comply with new procedures, whilst also serving as a reminder how best to avoid such situations in future, she says. Mr Newbound was an employee of 34 years’ standing with an flawless disciplinary record who was properly trained in health and safety matters. He was dismissed for gross misconduct after entering a sewer without the necessary breathing equipment, which was in breach of newly-introduced provisions in his employer’s health and safety policy. However, the practice of entering the sewer without the equipment was a practice that the employer had allowed for many years,

effectively condoning it. Mr Newbound claimed unfair dismissal. Agreeing that Mr Newbound’s dismissal was unfair, the Court of Appeal found that the policy was relatively new and the employee had not been trained in its significance and was therefore unaware that failure to comply could result in dismissal. Further, it found that Thames Water had previously relied on Mr Newbound’s knowledge and experience in this type of situation, and had effectively condoned him using his discretion as to whether or not to use the breathing apparatus by failing to discipline him on previous occasions. Finally, his employer had not attached enough importance to his unblemished disciplinary record and the Court said that no reasonable employer would have dismissed the employee in such circumstances. The Court also found that Mr Newbound had been treated very differently from his manager who had watched him enter the sewer and had made no attempt to stop him. He had been accused of misconduct, not Gross Misconduct, and had not been dismissed but

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simply given a warning. The Court could not find justification for such conflicting treatment. To ensure you don’t find yourself in a similar situation Mary said: “First, it is important that you monitor employees’ actions to ensure that practices do not develop which breach your company policies, including health and safety, so that you avoid the risk of being seen to be condoning any breaches. “Second, you should ensure that your staff are aware of changes to policies and the disciplinary consequences of breaching them. You need to communicate effectively any new procedures and provide the appropriate training to avoid any confusion over previous and new procedures. “Third, when you do communicate the changes to a policy, keep evidence that you have done so. “Fourth, if you have a policy, make sure it suits your particular workplace and working practices. Make sure that a policy reflects the needs of your workplace. “Finally, there should be consistency in disciplinary action and sanction.”

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DONG Energy and partner organisation ESG have just completed one of the most comprehensive pile testing campaigns ever. Initial results show great cost reduction potential for the offshore wind industry. They have tested 28 piles on two different onshore sites in order to assist the development of new design methods. Undertaken by the joint industry project PISA – pile soil analysis – it was performed to assess and validate a new design method developed by a working group led by Oxford University and including Imperial College London and University College Dublin. The group supervised the testing on site, as each pile was pulled sideways until failure. Alastair Muir Wood, lead geotechnical engineer at Dong Energy and technical manager for the PISA project, said: “We’re very pleased with the test results, which confirm that traditional design methods in these soils are very conservative. “The results indicate that in these site conditions there may be opportunities for savings identified by reducing the quantity of steel in the foundation. In other words, there’s a savings potential that will contribute to reducing the cost of electricity.”

Humber Recruitment, based in Victoria Street, in the town has grown to become a successful and highly recommended recruitment centre – leaping from strength to strength. In May this year Humber Recruitment successfully acquired ESP (Executive & Secretarial Personnel Limited). After 17-years in business the company owner Fiona Bellamy made the decision to work in partnership with Humber Recruitment. Fiona joined the Humber Recruitment team, bringing with her a wealth of clients and contacts within the office and administration sectors. This exciting new opportunity has led to new prospects for Humber Recruitment in sectors previously not explored. Recently, Humber Recruitment were delighted to welcome Julian Barker to the team. Julian has extensive knowledge and experience within recruitment and brought with him expertise in several sectors, specialising in the food industry. Humber Recruitment have most recently advertised for a new recruiter to join the team and are delighted with the high volume of responses they received. Humber Recruitment specialise in the following sectors of industry: ● Engineering ● Engineering ● Manufacturing ● Logistics ● Renewables ● Energy Meanwhile Humber Resource Training, based on Armstrong Street in a purpose built centre, offers professional, multi accredited training. Humber Resource Training are an accredited centre of IOSH, ECITB/CCNSG, SPA and Highfields. The reputable centre offers high quality Health and Safety training, including Safety Passport training to both individuals and businesses. Being one of the only companies locally to offer accredited SPA Modules with subjects covering; working at heights, confined spaces, asbestos and abrasive wheels, Humber Resource Training are able to meet the requirements for large and small businesses either at the centre in Armstrong Street or the clients own site.

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testing of wind turbine piles testing we’ve ever undertaken. With the largest test, we were simultaneously monitoring more than 250 different precision instruments, while applying a load greater than the weight of 37 London double decker buses.” The PISA academic working group now has six months to analyse the data collected and use it to confirm the new design methods. Their final report is due to be delivered to the project partners in January 2016. Jesper Skov Gretlund Jesper Skov Gretlund, research and development project manager at Dong Energy, said: “The PISA project is a great example of The testing took place in Cowden, Kent, pictured right, and in Dunkirk, France. The clay inter-industry collaboration to solve a common problem. If the thickness or length of the steel till site in Cowden and the dense sand site in piles can be reduced by even a small fraction, Dunkirk represent typical surface soil the saving in cost is quite considerable since conditions found in much of the North Sea. smaller construction vessels can be used and Bladt and Dansteel supplied piles of three larger turbines constructed. The next challenge different diameters for the tests; the piles with a is to analyse all of the data collected in order to diameter of two metres are some of the largest refine our methods and apply these findings to ever tested. During testing, other our foundation designs.” instrumentation was used including fibre optic Together with Dong, EDF, RWE, Statoil, strain gauges installed by Marmota Industries. Statkraft, SSE, Scottish Power, Vattenfall, Steve Turner, project director from ESG, who Alstom and Van Oord are involved, under the undertook the testing, said: “The PISA project framework of the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind has provided some of the most challenging Accelerator.

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1 and 2 with the option of 0 per cent finance over 12 months. The course lasts six to seven weeks and on successful completion, Humber Recruitment then assist newly qualified individuals to seek employment. To contact Humber Recruitment please get in touch on 01472 729768 or visit www.humberrecruitment. co.uk For training information or to book a course, call Jemma Chilvers on 01472 729914 or visit www.humberresourcetraining.co.uk

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WELCOME: Nic Dakin MP, right, with HETA chief executive Iain Elliott at the Foxhills Centre, Scunthorpe.

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Humberside Engineering Training Association (HETA) will target schools, students, employees and parents with the initiative which will feature open days, engineering taster events, marketing activities and dedicated Girls Into Engineering days. The venture has the backing of Nic Dakin MP, chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Skills and Employment, whose Scunthorpe constituency covers HETA’s Foxhills Training Centre, launched last year. Iain Elliott, HETA chief executive, said the organisation

has trained 22 female engineers since 2010 at its three sites – Foxhills, Catch at Stallingborough and Hull. Current female apprentices include former Withernsea High School student Emma Johnson, who is training in renewables at Catch and spoke at a recent event at Wilberforce College in Hull aimed at encouraging women to become engineers. But Iain said more needs to be done. “Between 2012 and 2014 the number of women entering engineering increased by more than 100 per cent but the starting level was very low. “The UK produces 36,000 fewer engineers than are required by British industry. The evidence suggests that girls outnumber boys in STEM subject choices and also

outperform boys in STEM qualifications. “But many girls are not choosing physics beyond the age of 16. They are losing the opportunity to choose engineering from the age of 18 and only nine per cent of women progress to work in STEM subjects.” During the first week of this month all three of HETA’s sites hosted open days aimed at careers advisers and anyone else who helps students make their career choices. Generic taster days will begin in October and will continue every month until July. Girls Into Engineering days will be held in November and February and there will also be an “inspirational women’s week” during which STEM ambassadors will visit schools to talk to students in assemblies.

Mr Dakin said: “I am very keen to support women into engineering. I welcome HETA’s campaign and I look forward to supporting them and helping them to maximise the opportunities to reach as many people as possible. “Given where we are in the Humber with the opportunities of a lot more engineering jobs we cannot afford for 50 per cent of the population to not seize that opportunity and the more that can be done to encourage, support and celebrate women into engineering the better. When I visited HETA’s Foxhills centre recently and spoke to the apprentices I was particularly impressed by the enthusiasm of the young women who are coming into engineering and by the fact that they can see the great opportunities to make a difference.”

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TEENAGER Emma Johnson’s career has been aided by working on tractors. Her father farms land on the North Bank, close to Spurn Point. She initially missed out on a mechanical apprenticeship, but secured one in renewables, offered by Heta and sponsored by Centrica Energy. She said: “My dad is a farmer and, when I had so much time off at the end of Year 11, I started working with him on tractors and other machinery, and that gave me a start in mechanical engineering.” Of her course, she said: “We’ve been working with engineers from Ecotricity, going up wind turbines to carry out inspections. “I want to try to progress with Centrica and hopefully get into management.” Sarah Smith, a workshop manager at HETA, left school in 1976, at a time when girls with O-levels “were expected to work in a bank, while girls with CSEs were pushed into secretarial roles”.

Instead, shebecame the only woman among 12 apprentices at a firm building vehicles and bridges for the British Army. Training as a fitter welder, she then became an aircraft mechanic in the Royal Navy, later becoming an instructor and joining Heta five years ago. She said: “I had a choice of engineering or a bank, but now there are companies falling over themselves to get girls into engineering and they get the support of schools. “We need more young women. In Hull, where I am based, I had three this year and four last year but, in September, we’ll be taking on 124 apprentices. Fewer than half a dozen will be female and I’d like to see about 70, with parents doing more to encourage daughters to consider engineering.” Sarah was one of a cohort of speakers at a Women In Engineering event at Wilberforce College, organised by Heta and Withernsea High School.

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OVERNMENT and business leaders from Oman have turned to one of the Humber’s top training providers for tips on how to set up a national apprenticeship scheme. The delegates met management and apprentices at Humberside Engineering Training Association (HETA) during a UK fact-finding trip which also included discussions with leading industry bodies and regulators. HETA is now looking to build on the contacts made during the visit as it works to develop an international business strategy which has already forged links with Malaysia, Indonesia and Dubai. Iain Elliott, chief executive of HETA, said: “This was a high level delegation representing government and industry in Oman and we are delighted that they decided to come to HETA to see our facilities and talk to some of our apprentices. “It was a good opportunity for our visitors and for us because we are developing an international strategy and the Middle East is one of our target areas. We are looking into joining a trade mission to the Middle East in December to explore sending trainers over there to help them build capacity and bringing some of their people for training at our centres.” The delegation’s programme included meetings in London with

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w: www.klingeruk.co.uk MIDDLE EAST VISIT: Omani visitors speak with apprentices at Catch in Stallingborough. Bottom left, the Catch centre. the Institute of Engineering and Technology, the Institute of Directors and Ofqual, the qualifications and examinations regulator, before heading to Hull and then on to the Catch facility at Stallingbrough, where HETA

operates one of its three training centres. Iain said: “We briefed the delegates on our activities throughout the Humber region and we took them to Catch because it is a great example of how employers

have created a vocational campus based on what they need for their businesses. “The delegates spoke to apprentices who were in their first few days of training having only just joined us. They also looked at our model to see which elements they might be able to replicate as they develop their own framework.” Kevin Watson, who works for BP in Oman on the professional development of technicians for the Khazzan gas project and as an adviser to the Omani government, said the delegates are working on setting up an apprenticeship system which would be aligned to the UK model. He said: “We wanted to see a holistic walk through the apprenticeship system from end to end and this part of the trip was about seeing the people who are involved in delivery. We looked at HETA’s recruitment processes and at how they support the trainees right through the programme. “It was very useful. We picked up a lot of background information on the challenges and we spoke to the trainees on why they are pursuing apprenticeships instead of university. It was a very positive visit and the delegates thoroughly enjoyed it. “We are going to need various levels of support as we work on our apprenticeship programme and there will be opportunities for a number of different organisations to help us with that.”

Open day planned for Roxby’s training offer ROXBY Training Solutions is to host an open day at Catch later this month. The doors to the centre will be opened on Wednesday, September 30, with interested parties given the opportunity to experience a toolbox talk, view facilities and collect course details. Nassia Fulcher, trainee assistant manager at Roxby’s

Catch centre, said: “This is an opportunity for us to give people in the industry, employers from different companies around the Humber – both existing customers and potential new ones – the chance to have a look at our facilities. “We look to provide people in the industry, particularly petrochemical, those that require training to further

competencies of employees with regard to electrical and mechanical, instrumentation and hazardous area skills. We also offer bespoke training.” Roxby operate at Stallingborough as well as Middlesbrough, with a portfolio of more than 100 courses. It opened the new facility within Catch in 2012, and since then has welcomed more than

700 candidates. It offers a full range of outsourced services, including the ability to act as an in-house training manager. Roxby has also been delivering courses inter nationally. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day. To register interest e-mail bookings@roxby.com or call Miss Fulcher on 01469 552853.

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Humber terminal is braced for expansion as fleet grows E UROPEAN short Sea RoRo specialist CLdN RoRo SA has initiated an ambitious expansion programme to add 12 new vessels to its fleet, boosting capacity by 70 per cent.

CLdN, which includes Humber Sea Terminal in the 100 sailings it undertakes between England, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Holland and Portugal, has placed firm orders for two 8,000 lane metre roll-on roll-off vessels. They will have a length of 235m, double the capacity of the majority of today’s larger short sea RoRo vessels. The business, already operating 24 modern ships, is also poised to place orders for further vessels of classes ranging between 4,700 and

The expansion programme will allow CLdN to broaden the range of our services while also offering a very significant increase of capacity on our existing routes. CLdN spokesman 8,000 lane metres. The orders will be spread across various yards, in Europe and in the Far East. It will be seen as a major sign of confidence in the economy and the UK’s trade. A spokesman for the 31-year-old business described the first orders as “game changers”. In a statement, the spokesman

Month in Review Pigs fans will fly as attraction goes aerial LEISURE: A new treetop high ropes course is being earmarked for the Pink Pig Farm in Holme. A joint project between local business Arialtrail and Pink Pig owners Sally and Andrew Jackson, the course represents a joint investment of more than £150,000. The planning application is currently being considered by North Lincolnshire Council, but it is hoped that it will be up and running by April.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Mark Drane, left, and Dean Geddes of DMW Furniture on South Park Industrial Estate, Scunthorpe.

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LAST INVESTMENT: MV Adeline, the last major investment by CLdN RoRo SA. She is pictured passing Tower Bridge on her Christening Day, in October 2012. said: “They are of an innovative design, offering changeability and flexibility in their deck configuration, catering for the cargo blends of trailers, containers, high and heavy cargoes, cars, vans and trucks. “The design allows for the vessel to interchange between short sea roll-on, roll-off services, where high manoeuvrability and economy is paramount and deep sea trades, where endurance and a flexible and high stowage factor is required.” The ships will have the ‘liquefied natural gas (LNG) ready’ class notation, providing the option for a

straightforward conversion to LNG propulsion. CLdN currently handles on an annual basis, one million cargo units and one million new cars and vans, and the new vessels will generate an additional 70 per cent capacity over the next four years. The spokesperson said: “The expansion programme will allow CLdN to broaden the range of our services while also offering a very significant increase of capacity on our existing routes. The new vessels will follow CLdN’s proven methodology of combining high utilisation container and trailer decks with additional car decks to

service their automotive clients.” As CLdN offers in the main, integrated solutions, the ports division C.Ro, will simultaneously invest around £75 million on expanding its terminals for the arrival of the next generation vessels. The spokesman added: “Part of this investment will be aimed towards ‘value added’ services, tailored to customer needs, specifically the car manufacturing industry, whose requirements are clearly evolving at a very fast pace.” The first of the new vessels are due to enter service in the autumn of 2017.

The pair head up DMW Furniture, and success on the world wide web has prompted them to make the most of the 8,000 sq ft premises on Scunthorpe’s South Park Industrial Estate. Mr Geddes said: “We have the stock here, it is a lot easier to deliver locally, so we thought

‘why not?’ We have a lot of bespoke furniture, we deal with several suppliers, some very big names, and they are all at discounted prices.” Former display products, samples and end of line ranges are tapped into by the pair, who are passionate about the robust pieces they stock. “You won’t find flat pack here,” Mr Drane said. “This is good furniture at a competitive price. “We tend to cater for the slightly older customer, where they have a little bit more money to spend, they don’t tend to be 19 or 20 having just moved into their first flat.” Launched three and a half years ago, Mr

Geddes was a manager for supermarket giant Morrisons, with Mr Drane working for a leather manufacturer. A combination of contacts in the industry and attending trade shows allowed them to build up a supply chain. “We’re not focused on margins and profits, we are focused on what we sell,” Mr Drane said. With online clients often arranging to view items, they decided to take the step further. Now, together with a separate commercial furnishing operation, the company now employs five people, and hopes to grow further.

ENERGY: A new power plant could be built on the outskirts of Scunthorpe. Plans have been submitted to North Lincolnshire Council for the construction of a “short-term operating reserve power generating facility” on land to the south of the Dragonby Vale Enterprise Park on Mannaberg Way. The proposal is for eight natural gas powered generators to be installed. The applicant is Marden Power Ltd.

Hotel’s health expansion LEISURE: Forest Pines Hotel and Golf Resort bosses have announced major expansion plans, investing £300,000 in expanding the site’s leisure facilities. The business, based near Broughton, is to add two new fitness studios to its health club, giving guests and members a choice of up to 55 classes a week. Work is underway, and they are expected to open in January. ● Articles in Month in Review have previously appeared in full in either the Grimsby or Scunthorpe Telegraph. To subscribe call 0844 406 8744.

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Port photographs may float judges’ boats in camera competition THE Grimsby Telegraph’s Camera Club took a nautical turn this month when Talbot Clark, chief engineer of Humber tug Svitzer Laura, made his submissions. Thet show Svitzer Kathleen assisting a vessel

berthing at Immingham Oil Terminal, left, and tanker Baltic Sky1 being assisted by tugs towards Immingham Oil Terminal. On both the Grimsby skyline, punctuated now only by the Dock Tower following Tioxide

Tower’s demolition, can be seen. Do you have an image you’d like to share with others? Send your submissions to: pictures@grimsbytelegraph.co.uk. Each month

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THE facilities management arm of Scunthorpe’s Clugston Group has added a fire equipment maintenance service to its offer. It has been established to provide specialist support to help estate managers, landlords and premises owners maintain their fire safety systems. Staffed by fully trained and experienced personnel, the Clugston team can now provide

advice and undertake reactive and planned maintenance for alarms, detectors, sprinkles and fire suppression systems, including testing of extinguishers. George Nelson, head of Clugston Facilities Management, said: “This investment is designed to enhance the existing range of facility services we provide. Through the

introduction of this mobile fire service we can help both existing and new customers to keep their systems in good working order and compliant with legislation. Besides investment in the equipment we have also committed to ensuring all our team receive regular training to make sure they are qualified and fully up-to-date with current requirements and legislation. The

service is available throughout the region.” As part of the investment new liveried vehicles have been added to the fleet. Clugston Facilities Management was established in 2001 to provide 24/7 support, hard and soft estate services to a number of hospitals and since then has expanded its services to schools, manufacturing plants and commercial properties.

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Humber terminal is braced for expansion as fleet grows E UROPEAN short Sea RoRo specialist CLdN RoRo SA has initiated an ambitious expansion programme to add 12 new vessels to its fleet, boosting capacity by 70 per cent.

CLdN, which includes Humber Sea Terminal in the 100 sailings it undertakes between England, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Holland and Portugal, has placed firm orders for two 8,000 lane metre roll-on roll-off vessels. They will have a length of 235m, double the capacity of the majority of today’s larger short sea RoRo vessels. The business, already operating 24 modern ships, is also poised to place orders for further vessels of classes ranging between 4,700 and

The expansion programme will allow CLdN to broaden the range of our services while also offering a very significant increase of capacity on our existing routes. CLdN spokesman 8,000 lane metres. The orders will be spread across various yards, in Europe and in the Far East. It will be seen as a major sign of confidence in the economy and the UK’s trade. A spokesman for the 31-year-old business described the first orders as “game changers”. In a statement, the spokesman

Month in Review Pigs fans will fly as attraction goes aerial LEISURE: A new treetop high ropes course is being earmarked for the Pink Pig Farm in Holme. A joint project between local business Arialtrail and Pink Pig owners Sally and Andrew Jackson, the course represents a joint investment of more than £150,000. The planning application is currently being considered by North Lincolnshire Council, but it is hoped that it will be up and running by April.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Mark Drane, left, and Dean Geddes of DMW Furniture on South Park Industrial Estate, Scunthorpe.

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Sofa so good as web sales success leads to store move F URNISHING entrepreneurs Mark Drane and Dean Geddes have opened their online retailing warehouse to the public as they seek to win a share of the local trade while serving the national market.

LAST INVESTMENT: MV Adeline, the last major investment by CLdN RoRo SA. She is pictured passing Tower Bridge on her Christening Day, in October 2012. said: “They are of an innovative design, offering changeability and flexibility in their deck configuration, catering for the cargo blends of trailers, containers, high and heavy cargoes, cars, vans and trucks. “The design allows for the vessel to interchange between short sea roll-on, roll-off services, where high manoeuvrability and economy is paramount and deep sea trades, where endurance and a flexible and high stowage factor is required.” The ships will have the ‘liquefied natural gas (LNG) ready’ class notation, providing the option for a

straightforward conversion to LNG propulsion. CLdN currently handles on an annual basis, one million cargo units and one million new cars and vans, and the new vessels will generate an additional 70 per cent capacity over the next four years. The spokesperson said: “The expansion programme will allow CLdN to broaden the range of our services while also offering a very significant increase of capacity on our existing routes. The new vessels will follow CLdN’s proven methodology of combining high utilisation container and trailer decks with additional car decks to

service their automotive clients.” As CLdN offers in the main, integrated solutions, the ports division C.Ro, will simultaneously invest around £75 million on expanding its terminals for the arrival of the next generation vessels. The spokesman added: “Part of this investment will be aimed towards ‘value added’ services, tailored to customer needs, specifically the car manufacturing industry, whose requirements are clearly evolving at a very fast pace.” The first of the new vessels are due to enter service in the autumn of 2017.

The pair head up DMW Furniture, and success on the world wide web has prompted them to make the most of the 8,000 sq ft premises on Scunthorpe’s South Park Industrial Estate. Mr Geddes said: “We have the stock here, it is a lot easier to deliver locally, so we thought

‘why not?’ We have a lot of bespoke furniture, we deal with several suppliers, some very big names, and they are all at discounted prices.” Former display products, samples and end of line ranges are tapped into by the pair, who are passionate about the robust pieces they stock. “You won’t find flat pack here,” Mr Drane said. “This is good furniture at a competitive price. “We tend to cater for the slightly older customer, where they have a little bit more money to spend, they don’t tend to be 19 or 20 having just moved into their first flat.” Launched three and a half years ago, Mr

Geddes was a manager for supermarket giant Morrisons, with Mr Drane working for a leather manufacturer. A combination of contacts in the industry and attending trade shows allowed them to build up a supply chain. “We’re not focused on margins and profits, we are focused on what we sell,” Mr Drane said. With online clients often arranging to view items, they decided to take the step further. Now, together with a separate commercial furnishing operation, the company now employs five people, and hopes to grow further.

ENERGY: A new power plant could be built on the outskirts of Scunthorpe. Plans have been submitted to North Lincolnshire Council for the construction of a “short-term operating reserve power generating facility” on land to the south of the Dragonby Vale Enterprise Park on Mannaberg Way. The proposal is for eight natural gas powered generators to be installed. The applicant is Marden Power Ltd.

Hotel’s health expansion LEISURE: Forest Pines Hotel and Golf Resort bosses have announced major expansion plans, investing £300,000 in expanding the site’s leisure facilities. The business, based near Broughton, is to add two new fitness studios to its health club, giving guests and members a choice of up to 55 classes a week. Work is underway, and they are expected to open in January. ● Articles in Month in Review have previously appeared in full in either the Grimsby or Scunthorpe Telegraph. To subscribe call 0844 406 8744.

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Port photographs may float judges’ boats in camera competition THE Grimsby Telegraph’s Camera Club took a nautical turn this month when Talbot Clark, chief engineer of Humber tug Svitzer Laura, made his submissions. Thet show Svitzer Kathleen assisting a vessel

berthing at Immingham Oil Terminal, left, and tanker Baltic Sky1 being assisted by tugs towards Immingham Oil Terminal. On both the Grimsby skyline, punctuated now only by the Dock Tower following Tioxide

Tower’s demolition, can be seen. Do you have an image you’d like to share with others? Send your submissions to: pictures@grimsbytelegraph.co.uk. Each month

winning photographs are presented with a £70 canvas print of the submission courtesy of sponsor Comley Cameras, of St Peter’s Avenue, Cleethorpes. Include contact details and a full caption.

THE facilities management arm of Scunthorpe’s Clugston Group has added a fire equipment maintenance service to its offer. It has been established to provide specialist support to help estate managers, landlords and premises owners maintain their fire safety systems. Staffed by fully trained and experienced personnel, the Clugston team can now provide

advice and undertake reactive and planned maintenance for alarms, detectors, sprinkles and fire suppression systems, including testing of extinguishers. George Nelson, head of Clugston Facilities Management, said: “This investment is designed to enhance the existing range of facility services we provide. Through the

introduction of this mobile fire service we can help both existing and new customers to keep their systems in good working order and compliant with legislation. Besides investment in the equipment we have also committed to ensuring all our team receive regular training to make sure they are qualified and fully up-to-date with current requirements and legislation. The

service is available throughout the region.” As part of the investment new liveried vehicles have been added to the fleet. Clugston Facilities Management was established in 2001 to provide 24/7 support, hard and soft estate services to a number of hospitals and since then has expanded its services to schools, manufacturing plants and commercial properties.

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HE CHANCELLOR announced in his summer budget, some major changes to the way dividends will be taxed which will affect many local business owners, advise leading accountancy firm Haines Watts.

The changes will not only potentially affect business owners who receive dividends from their own companies but also individual investors with significant dividend income from a portfolio of listed shares. Head of Tax Advisory at Haines Watts Nolan Gooch explains: “The Chancellor has announced that from April 6, 2016 the 10 per cent dividend tax credit will be abolished. Although a £5,000 tax free dividend allowance will be introduced, dividends received in excess of this limit will be taxed at rates between 7.5 per cent and 38.1 per cent depending on their overall level of income.” Although some people may benefit where they receive dividends less than £5,000, it appears that small business owners will be hardest hit by the changes. Nolan Gooch continues: “If you take the example of a small business owner who takes a basic salary from their company along with a dividend depending on the company’s profitability then they will pay a significant amount of additional income tax from next year. “For example an owner director receiving an annual salary of £8,000 and dividends of £40,000 in 2016/17 will pay an extra £1,825 in income tax under the new rules”. The new dividend tax levy could be seen as a disincentive for people wanting to start their own business and appears contrary to the general pro business message that comes out of government.

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TIMELY WARNING: Haines Watts staff members, Mark Bell, head of operations and development, left, and Nolan Gooch, head of tax advisory services will offer sound advice. Picture: Jon Corken Mark Bell, Head of Operations and Development at Haines Watts explains: “There should be clear incentives in the tax system for people taking the risk of setting up in business. Small businesses are the lifeblood of the local economy providing much needed employment. These changes do

nothing to encourage people to take a risk and develop and grow their own business”. The changes do not come into effect until April 6, 2016 and Mark Bell advises: “Although the changes are unwelcome for small business owners, there is time to review their remuneration

strategies before the new rules come into force to ensure they organise their affairs in the most tax efficient manner.” If you would benefit from talking to Haines Watts then contact them in Grimsby on 01472 355215 or Scunthorpe 01724 844876 or visit www.hwca.com

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BE SAFE:A special week with an emphasis on gas danger is running this week.

SCUNTHORPE business Mr Therm is backing a national gas safety campaign in a bid to raise awareness. The firm, based in Dunstall Street in Scunthorpe, specialises in boiler installation and central heating services. Gas Safety Week is an annual drive to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of gas appliances. Running this week, the event is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register – with support from retailers, manufacturers and the public. One such retailer backing the incentive is Mr Therm, with staff keen to stress the importance of gas safety. A spokesman for the business said: “We want to make people aware by telling them the importance of having their appliances checked regularly. “That way you can make sure they are safe and not

leaking anything dangerous. Gas Safety Week helps promote that awareness. “Everyone who comes to do installations and fittings of boilers or gas appliances should be Gas Safe registered. We are part of that organisation. “We run a system where we have all our clients on a database. We tell them when appliances are ready for a service. People do forget so we try to look after them.” Mr Therm is also keen for people to keep a carbon monoxide detector in the home, to act as an early warning for a gas leak. The spokesman said: “The leaking of gases can be very dangerous, and can be lethal. “It can happen if equipment is left and not serviced. That will damage the product and could cost more to repair as well. “As a business we would recommend a carbon monoxide detector in the

home. It is an extra safety assurance. “Also, if people aren’t on our database they can register with us. We have engineers who do servicing even if people haven’t bought a product from us. “Gas safety can be undervalued. A lot of people won’t have boilers serviced regularly and we have that database to prompt people. That is a safety reassurance we offer. With so much going on in the home it is easily forgotten about.” Mr Therm is also encouraging people to have any central heating issues sorted out before the winter months. For more details about Mr Therm, or to enquire about services, contact 01724 271313 or visit www.mrther m.co.uk ● For information about Gas Safety Week, or to download a supporters toolkit, visit www.gassafe register.co.uk

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USINESSES of all sizes need help with HR issues.

A small business with no HR experience may be trying to manage a difficult employee, or it may be that an HR manager wants a second opinion or additional support in handling a complex grievance. These are issues that many businesses face and sometimes don’t have the confidence or internal skills required to handle them. Employment law is complex and ever-changing, which is why Wilkin Chapman Solicitors provides companies with a flexible and cost effective HR support service, providing as much or as little help that may be needed. The firm’s specialist employment team is highly regarded across the region for its practical and commercially focused advice to businesses of all sizes. But they are not just there for legal advice on major restructuring exercises or employment tribunal claims. Their HR advice starts much earlier in the process and they can provide hands on support at a client’s premises. The HR support includes anything from setting up new employment contracts, policies and procedures, having an experienced HR adviser present at internal meetings with employees or helping managers, take issues through capability or disciplinary procedures. Knowing what you can or can’t say can be a minefield in itself, which is why the firm can also provide your script.

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Tracy Rowbotham This HR support service aims to help take the worry away from businesses, creating better employee relations and reducing the risk of claims. Tracy Rowbotham is a qualified specialist employment adviser who has been with the Wilkin Chapman employment team for more than ten years and has a wealth of experience in relation to disciplinary and HR issues. She says: “I really enjoy getting under the skin of the businesses I work with and helping them to become better employers. “We offer clients a fixed price package or a monthly paid helpline to make sure that HR skills are affordable no matter what size the business.” ● For further details contact Tracy direct on: 01472 265984, e-mail trowbotham@wilkinchapman.co.uk or visit www.wilkinchapman.co.uk

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HE CHANCELLOR announced in his summer budget, some major changes to the way dividends will be taxed which will affect many local business owners, advise leading accountancy firm Haines Watts.

The changes will not only potentially affect business owners who receive dividends from their own companies but also individual investors with significant dividend income from a portfolio of listed shares. Head of Tax Advisory at Haines Watts Nolan Gooch explains: “The Chancellor has announced that from April 6, 2016 the 10 per cent dividend tax credit will be abolished. Although a £5,000 tax free dividend allowance will be introduced, dividends received in excess of this limit will be taxed at rates between 7.5 per cent and 38.1 per cent depending on their overall level of income.” Although some people may benefit where they receive dividends less than £5,000, it appears that small business owners will be hardest hit by the changes. Nolan Gooch continues: “If you take the example of a small business owner who takes a basic salary from their company along with a dividend depending on the company’s profitability then they will pay a significant amount of additional income tax from next year. “For example an owner director receiving an annual salary of £8,000 and dividends of £40,000 in 2016/17 will pay an extra £1,825 in income tax under the new rules”. The new dividend tax levy could be seen as a disincentive for people wanting to start their own business and appears contrary to the general pro business message that comes out of government.

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HELP AT HAND: Staff in any need to be managed and employers must keep up with the latest employment law, advises the experts.

TIMELY WARNING: Haines Watts staff members, Mark Bell, head of operations and development, left, and Nolan Gooch, head of tax advisory services will offer sound advice. Picture: Jon Corken Mark Bell, Head of Operations and Development at Haines Watts explains: “There should be clear incentives in the tax system for people taking the risk of setting up in business. Small businesses are the lifeblood of the local economy providing much needed employment. These changes do

nothing to encourage people to take a risk and develop and grow their own business”. The changes do not come into effect until April 6, 2016 and Mark Bell advises: “Although the changes are unwelcome for small business owners, there is time to review their remuneration

strategies before the new rules come into force to ensure they organise their affairs in the most tax efficient manner.” If you would benefit from talking to Haines Watts then contact them in Grimsby on 01472 355215 or Scunthorpe 01724 844876 or visit www.hwca.com

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BE SAFE:A special week with an emphasis on gas danger is running this week.

SCUNTHORPE business Mr Therm is backing a national gas safety campaign in a bid to raise awareness. The firm, based in Dunstall Street in Scunthorpe, specialises in boiler installation and central heating services. Gas Safety Week is an annual drive to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of gas appliances. Running this week, the event is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register – with support from retailers, manufacturers and the public. One such retailer backing the incentive is Mr Therm, with staff keen to stress the importance of gas safety. A spokesman for the business said: “We want to make people aware by telling them the importance of having their appliances checked regularly. “That way you can make sure they are safe and not

leaking anything dangerous. Gas Safety Week helps promote that awareness. “Everyone who comes to do installations and fittings of boilers or gas appliances should be Gas Safe registered. We are part of that organisation. “We run a system where we have all our clients on a database. We tell them when appliances are ready for a service. People do forget so we try to look after them.” Mr Therm is also keen for people to keep a carbon monoxide detector in the home, to act as an early warning for a gas leak. The spokesman said: “The leaking of gases can be very dangerous, and can be lethal. “It can happen if equipment is left and not serviced. That will damage the product and could cost more to repair as well. “As a business we would recommend a carbon monoxide detector in the

home. It is an extra safety assurance. “Also, if people aren’t on our database they can register with us. We have engineers who do servicing even if people haven’t bought a product from us. “Gas safety can be undervalued. A lot of people won’t have boilers serviced regularly and we have that database to prompt people. That is a safety reassurance we offer. With so much going on in the home it is easily forgotten about.” Mr Therm is also encouraging people to have any central heating issues sorted out before the winter months. For more details about Mr Therm, or to enquire about services, contact 01724 271313 or visit www.mrther m.co.uk ● For information about Gas Safety Week, or to download a supporters toolkit, visit www.gassafe register.co.uk

MEMBER OF THE FEDERATION OF SMALL BUSINESSES

SOUND ADVICE:Tracy Rowbotham, of Wilkin Chapman Solicitors.

USINESSES of all sizes need help with HR issues.

A small business with no HR experience may be trying to manage a difficult employee, or it may be that an HR manager wants a second opinion or additional support in handling a complex grievance. These are issues that many businesses face and sometimes don’t have the confidence or internal skills required to handle them. Employment law is complex and ever-changing, which is why Wilkin Chapman Solicitors provides companies with a flexible and cost effective HR support service, providing as much or as little help that may be needed. The firm’s specialist employment team is highly regarded across the region for its practical and commercially focused advice to businesses of all sizes. But they are not just there for legal advice on major restructuring exercises or employment tribunal claims. Their HR advice starts much earlier in the process and they can provide hands on support at a client’s premises. The HR support includes anything from setting up new employment contracts, policies and procedures, having an experienced HR adviser present at internal meetings with employees or helping managers, take issues through capability or disciplinary procedures. Knowing what you can or can’t say can be a minefield in itself, which is why the firm can also provide your script.

I really enjoy getting under the skin of the businesses I work with and helping them to become better employers. We offer clients a fixed price package or a monthly paid helpline to make sure that HR skills are affordable no matter what size the business

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Tracy Rowbotham This HR support service aims to help take the worry away from businesses, creating better employee relations and reducing the risk of claims. Tracy Rowbotham is a qualified specialist employment adviser who has been with the Wilkin Chapman employment team for more than ten years and has a wealth of experience in relation to disciplinary and HR issues. She says: “I really enjoy getting under the skin of the businesses I work with and helping them to become better employers. “We offer clients a fixed price package or a monthly paid helpline to make sure that HR skills are affordable no matter what size the business.” ● For further details contact Tracy direct on: 01472 265984, e-mail trowbotham@wilkinchapman.co.uk or visit www.wilkinchapman.co.uk

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ORK is well underway to create new specialist facilities at the beacon training centre Catch, as Advanced Industrial Solutions gears up to invest £4 million in the area.

HFR base open HFR Solutions and Centrica Energy have teamed up to launch a new regional training centre. It will be used by Centrica Energy’s power generation teams as a base for the award-winning Generation Safe programme, which has been established to encourage staff, contractors and suppliers to collaborate on safety training and awareness. In addition to Centrica’s own events, the training centre, in Hull, will become a specialised training environment for HFR Solutions and Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS), from which HFR has been formed as a community interest company. It will allow firefighters to practise responding to emergencies in specially designed sets and for HFR Solutions to deliver training courses to clients. Patrick Harnett, who heads up Centrica’s Generation Safe programme, said: “Maintaining and operating power stations and wind farms often includes the need to work from height, in confined spaces and around highly combustible or high

voltage equipment – making safety a paramount importance. “We have a long standing partnership with HFR Solutions and want to continue working with them to help our staff adopt the same safety conscious approach that they have applied to the private sector from their fire and rescue service background. “Much like the teams that work at our power generation sites, the fire and rescue service work in dangerous and ever changing conditions every day. There is a lot we can learn from their flexible and dedicated approach. This new facility will be a great way to share information and training, as well as helping to make sure all of our staff are safe at all times.” Work has been underway since March and it was opened this week, ahead of a two day workshop for Centrica teams based at k, Brigg and Killingholme power stations, and Grimsby’s offshore wind base. Nick Granger, director at HFR Solutions, said: “This partnership represents the coming together of two like-minded businesses who put safety at number one.”

forged strong partnerships, and it is a key geographical location, with the right infrastructure and hard-working culture. We have listened and this is why we are building the facility.” Grimsby MP Melanie Onn will officially open the site next month. Chris Holden, who has moved It comes as Paul Stonebanks, from RES Offshore to head up the managing director of AIS, has been new development, is currently named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ overseeing the creation of a new at a prestigious regional awards working at height zone, with the ceremony in the North East. first courses to start imminently. Paul scooped one of the top A phased approach will see individual business prizes at award-winning operations in North Insider Media Dealmaker Awards. Sheilds replicated in North East Judges heard how he started AIS Lincolshire. in 2007, initially focussing on Mr Holden said: “What AIS is manufacturing, supplying and doing here in Grimsby – installing bespoke insulation Stallingborough – is building a products for the global oil and gas world class training centre to industry, but quickly diversified enhance what Catch has to offer. into industrial training on the back “We want to come along, enhance of strong customer demand. that, and make a world class The company has experienced statement here.” phenomenal business success and growth since its inception. As well Speaking at the Team Humber as an 80 per cent increase in Marine Alliance and Grimsby turnover and profits year-on-year, Renewables Partnership summer AIS has expanded from an initial social at Cleethorpes Pier, Mr team of two to 150 today. Holden, a former chairman of the latter organisation, said: “We have It invested heavily to create a people from both sides of the river state-of-the-art 150,000 sq ft training working together here, we have complex in North Shields which includes a world-class offshore survival centre, onsite hotel and renewable energy centre of excellence. Together with Stallingborough, sites in Aberdeen and the Middle East are being added. Mr Stonebanks said: “I feel extremely honoured to have been awarded this prestigious title. It’s the icing on the cake of what has been a fantastic year for AIS. We are continuing to push the envelope

of achievement, as well as cementing the North East’s global reputation for world-leading products and services. In the past 12 months alone we’ve launched the world’s thinnest industrial jet-fire insulation jacket, developed a £1 million Renewable Energy Centre of Excellence to provide skills training for the wind industry and established new bases in addition to creating 60 new jobs. “But these achievements aren’t down to just one man – I’ve got a very talented and hard-working team behind me. They have all

helped make AIS the phenomenal success story it is today. This award is as much for them as it is for me and I want to thank the entire AIS team – along with the Dealmaker voters – for their support and this very flattering accolade.” Philip Cunliffe, Insider Media’s regional business editor, commented: “We had some truly exceptional business leaders on the shortlist but Paul Stonebanks really stands out as one of the best there is. What he has achieved, and continues to achieve, for AIS and the region, is truly inspirational.”

Warm welcome at organisations’ summer social AIS’s training ambition for the area was further welcomed when the proposals were given top billing at Team Humber Marine Alliance’s (THMA) summer social, held together with Grimsby Renewables Partnership at Cleethorpes Pier. Mark O’Reilly, chairman and chief executive of THMA, said: “I am so pleased AIS has invested in this part of the world. The facility at Catch is going to be outstanding, and a great addition to the region.”

PRESENTATION: AIS sponsored the recent Cleethorpes Pier event. From left are, Mark O'Reilly, chairman of Team Humber Marine Alliance, Chris Holden, Grimsby centre manager for AIS Training and Roger Smith, chairman of Grimsby Renewables Partnership.


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Careers HIGHLY VISIBLE: Sajid Mohammed, Luxus’ new associate commercial director.

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NNOVATIVE technical plastics compounder and recycler Luxus has appointed Sajid Mohammed as its new associate commercial director.

profitability and commercialisation strategies. Prior to this he worked as a sales director for BA Tubes where his main role was to formulate strategy to help grow business in its chosen products and markets. Sajid Mohammed has spent 25 Mr Mohammed said: “I’m really years working in the engineering pleased to be joining Luxus, a sector where he has successfully highly innovative plastics created and managed international compounder and recycler that’s business development pushing the boundaries in many programmes. During his previous diverse industries from automotive six years working as global sales to civil engineering and and marketing director for Sanvik horticulture. Its continued Materials Technology, he was investment programme will I’m responsible for sales and sure enable Luxus to consolidate marketing, business development, its leadership position in its

chosen markets and enable it to explore emerging global opportunities too. Responsibilities at the Louth business will include managing its commercial activities including sales and procurement, while also supporting its overall business objectives for increased growth globally. As part of this, he will build on both its customer and supplier relationships and help improve its supply chains too. Peter Atterby, Luxus’ managing director, said: “We are delighted that Sajid Mohammed has decided to join Luxus at such an interesting time for the company.

He brings with him a wealth of experience, particularly in the development of new markets. I’m sure he will quickly become an important player in our management team and will help us meet the challenge of communicating to specifiers the benefits of adopting environmentally responsibly sourced engineered materials for a more sustainable future.” This year has been a bitter sweet one in the firm’s history, with 50 years celebrated in January, and the loss of founder Ronald Tonn, at the age of 83, last month.

Just the job, and jacket!

WELCOME: Julie Keen, right, managing director of Pink Jacket Marketing, with Charlotte Adams, centre, and Sharron Eskesen.

A SECOND pink jacket has been added at a Grimsby business. Pink Jacket Marketing was launched by Julie Keen nine months ago, with a full service offer to businesses and organisations. Charlotte Adams has now joined Miss Keen, who is based at the Business Hive in Dudley Street, having moved from an initial hot-desking arrangement to a leased office in the E-Factor managed workspace. Miss Keen said: “It has been an amazing nine months in business, I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Like all businesses it’s not been without its challenges but my heart is in it to succeed. “I never wanted to set up my business as a one man band, I always wanted to build a great team and offer progression paths so that as my business grows, so does the team and their roles. Both of her parents have had their own businesses, with her father still running a successful operation in Bristol. It has always been a dream of hers to follow in their footsteps. “I felt the time was right last year to take the plunge and do it,” she said. “There has been so much going on in

the local area over the past few years that’s really inspired me and I’ve met a lot of very inspirational people along the way. “The Business Hive in Grimsby ran their 100 Inspiring Women programme of which I am very proud to say I am one. These events shared some amazing stories with guest speakers.” She recently met Sharron Eskesen at North Lindsey College, and Charlotte was put forward. Miss Adams said: “When I got the call from Sharron telling me that Julie wanted to offer me the job, I was so excited and couldn’t wait to start. I’ve settled in really well and we both get on great! I am looking forward to my career here and the opportunities and progression that come with it.” Pink Jacket has just been taken on to handle the Advanced Industrial Solutions account in the town, as announced by centre manager Chris Holden at the Grimsby Renewables Partnership / Team Humber Marine Alliance summer social at Cleethorpes Pier, see facing page.

ALL YOURS: Outgoing chairman Peter Aarosin wishes successor Anita Pace well.

New Bondholder chair as Aarosin steps down PORTS executive Peter Aarosin has stepped down as chairman of the pan-Humber Bondholders marketing organisation. He has been succeeded by KC’s director of media and contact centres, Anita Pace, who has just left the Hull business to run her own PR enterprise for technology companies. The appointment was announced at the latest Bondholders’ Breakfast event. Mr Aarosin, who heads up Goole-headquartered RMS Group, which has operations in every Humber port, and is a director of East Trans in Stallingborogh, said: It has been an absolute pleasure and a very great privilege to lead the Bondholders. “Working with our terrific team and our members, I have been proud to promote the Humber’s strengths and its tremendous potential for growth. “We now want to take our work marketing the Humber to the next level.” Ms Pace has worked for Hull’s private internet provider almost continuously since 1989. She said: “I’m extremely keen for Bondholders not only to continue on our successful journey, supporting and uniting Humber businesses, but also to play a proactive role in exploiting every opportunity that we, this region, now has. “As an organisation we should be proud of what we’ve achieved together. “We’re making great progress – and it is great progress – but there is still work to do.” Ms Pace said she was determined to make the Humber an internationally-recognised place to live and work. She praised her predecessors, Mr Aarosin and founding chairman Jim Dick, and said she wanted to build on their efforts. Ms Pace said: “I envisage a time when we’re thriving, when the envy is directed towards us. “No other region has the assets we have. I believe with a shared vision and purpose, together with a can-do spirit and positive belief, we have the power between us to do something amazing and deliver this region the success it really deserves.”


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Christmas 2015

LUXURY: The Humber Royal provides the perfect opportunity to impress clients and business partners.

Time of the day is crucial to a good party for staff, and needs some thought

Celebrate in Style this Christmas

and Enjoy an Outstanding Dining Experience

Choose from traditional Greek Cypriot dishes or one of our classic meals all freshly cooked on our open charcoal grill using locally sourced produce.

Christmas at The St. James Hotel Disco party Nights with Live Acts FRIDAY’S SATURDAY’S

For an intimate private party or conference why not reserve our Aphrodite Suite for exclusive use.

Elvis Tribute Dolly Parton Tribute Meatloaf Tribute

4th 5th Soul & Motown Party 11th 12th Lady Gaga & Pop Mix 18th 19th Michael Buble Tribute

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Rock and Pop Around the Christmas Tree £36.00 Including Christmas Fayre Menu and entertainment by Fuzion!

Friday 11th Dec

The Ultimate 70’s and 80’s £36.00 per person Including Christmas Fayre Menu and entertainment by Fuzion! Magical Bond Night £39.50 Including Cocktail on arrival and Christmas Fayre Menu and entertainment by Fuzion! * Black Tie Dress Code Carol Night

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Christmas Day Lunch £65.00 Adult, £32.00 Children Age 4-10

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Fine wines spirits, beers and cask ales Extensive Bar & Restaurant menu Open 7 days a week

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It is always a difficult call to plan the festive entertainment, but give it some thought and it is a great morale booster for staff and is a thank you for the hard work and effort that has been put in by your loyal staff over the year. And don’t forget the taxman will help you to foot the bill as the government allows UK companies to claim the cost of a staff party against tax up to a maximum annual tax allowance for staff entertainment of £150 (including VAT) per person. There is no right and wrong to what makes a good office party – but if you know your staff, then you should be able to get it just about right. However some top tips include: ● Avoid the usual sit-down-and-eat office

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T’S SEPTEMBER … but now is the time to be thinking about a company Christmas party … as there is no doubt the best venues will be snapped up and the best ideas taken!

£5 per person non-returnable deposit is required at time of booking. Subject to availability.

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Christmas is coming, time to plan the party! party. Get people moving about. ● Don’t party in the same building you work in. Splash out on an off-site location. ● Don’t force people to take part in games or wear Santa/paper hats. Let them choose when they’re ready. ● Seat people according to their teams/department? A Big No. Better for people to sit with friends they know or have some bond with. ● Ban all office politics or gossip. That’s why you need to party outside the office. You need that separation. You also need to make sure everyone knows. Time of the day is also crucial to a good party for staff, and needs some thought. Most people will expect an evening after-work party – so why not try an earlier time, e.g. lunch or a long breakfast, that may actually fit better around shift patterns or people’s circumstances. But if you prefer an evening party, why not host it later in the week? That way, it’s a nice lead up to the weekend. However, if that is the case then book NOW … as the popular venues close to the weekend will be very busy. Locally there are some great venues to book, from hotels offering something a little different, to the smaller venues and restaurants. The Humber Royal, for example, has a lot of success with its black tie dinners, themed social events and cocktails – providing the perfect opportunity to impress clients and business partners. Running throughout December, they have special room rates for partygoers with dress code smart casual – fancy dress is, of course, optional! The evening comes complete with dinner and entertainment – the latter being an eclectic mix from the Blues Brothers to Motown, and Abba tributes. Private rooms are also available on various dates throughout December for between 20 to 250 guests. Meanwhile if you are looking for flexibility, then do not forget other venues that offer some very good rooms and facilities. The Beachcomber has a choice of function rooms with experienced staff, who can advise you on every aspect of hosting your function and arrange for everything to take place. They have a number of packages available and can cater for between 50 and 500 guests, with packages to choose from, which can be tailored to exact requirements and budgets. Room decorations to exact requirements can also be arranged.

DELICIOUS: The Othello restaurant, in Bethlehem Street, Grimsby.

TRADITIONAL BRITISH PUB: Black Bull, Wrawby Road, Brigg.

DON’T HANG ABOUT! Plan your works Christmas do now to avoid disappointment!

MORALE BOOSTING: Christmas parties are a great way to galvanise your team. Happy workers make for better workers!

Celebrate Christmas

in style at the Humber Royal Hotel Thursday 3rd December - Blues Brothers £30PP Friday 4th & Saturday 5th December - The Revolvers £37PP Thursday 10th December - Gimme Abba £30PP Friday 11th December - Gimme Abba £37PP Saturday 12th December - Tina Turner 'Simply the Best Tribute' £37PP Thursday 17th December - Drifters & Motown £30PP Friday 18th December - Rocking Through the Years £37PP Saturday 19th December - Blues Brothers £37PP

All party nights include a full festive menu and disco To book your table please call 01472 240 024 Humber Royal Hotel, Littlecoates Road, Grimsby, DN34 4LX

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Christmas 2015

LUXURY: The Humber Royal provides the perfect opportunity to impress clients and business partners.

Time of the day is crucial to a good party for staff, and needs some thought

Celebrate in Style this Christmas

and Enjoy an Outstanding Dining Experience

Choose from traditional Greek Cypriot dishes or one of our classic meals all freshly cooked on our open charcoal grill using locally sourced produce.

Christmas at The St. James Hotel Disco party Nights with Live Acts FRIDAY’S SATURDAY’S

For an intimate private party or conference why not reserve our Aphrodite Suite for exclusive use.

Elvis Tribute Dolly Parton Tribute Meatloaf Tribute

4th 5th Soul & Motown Party 11th 12th Lady Gaga & Pop Mix 18th 19th Michael Buble Tribute

£22.50 per person

Price includes a three course festive dinner To celebrate the Christmas season in style why not join us for a delicious festive lunch or an afternoon tea.

To book your table call

01472 356704

Black Bull Inn

A Freehouse with a difference...

Friday 4th Dec

Rock and Pop Around the Christmas Tree £36.00 Including Christmas Fayre Menu and entertainment by Fuzion!

Friday 11th Dec

The Ultimate 70’s and 80’s £36.00 per person Including Christmas Fayre Menu and entertainment by Fuzion! Magical Bond Night £39.50 Including Cocktail on arrival and Christmas Fayre Menu and entertainment by Fuzion! * Black Tie Dress Code Carol Night

Friday 25th Dec

Christmas Day Lunch £65.00 Adult, £32.00 Children Age 4-10

New Years Eve

Sparkle and Mistletoe Dinner £36.00

£15 per person, children £6.50 Bookings now being taken for Christmas Day Lunch Only

£49.95 per person £49 per person

Christmas Menus are Available every lunch & evening in our restaurant.

Pre-booking required:

01472 359771

Riby Road, Stallingborough, Nr Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire DN41 8BU

Tel: 01469 561302

Email: reception@stallingboroughgrange.co.uk Website: www.stallingboroughgrange.co.uk

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Fine wines spirits, beers and cask ales Extensive Bar & Restaurant menu Open 7 days a week

Enjoy a traditional festive Sunday lunch with a visit from Santa with a gift for all the children

Bring the New Year in in style with a celebration of live entertainment, disco and sumptuous hot buffet at

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It is always a difficult call to plan the festive entertainment, but give it some thought and it is a great morale booster for staff and is a thank you for the hard work and effort that has been put in by your loyal staff over the year. And don’t forget the taxman will help you to foot the bill as the government allows UK companies to claim the cost of a staff party against tax up to a maximum annual tax allowance for staff entertainment of £150 (including VAT) per person. There is no right and wrong to what makes a good office party – but if you know your staff, then you should be able to get it just about right. However some top tips include: ● Avoid the usual sit-down-and-eat office

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T’S SEPTEMBER … but now is the time to be thinking about a company Christmas party … as there is no doubt the best venues will be snapped up and the best ideas taken!

£5 per person non-returnable deposit is required at time of booking. Subject to availability.

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Christmas is coming, time to plan the party! party. Get people moving about. ● Don’t party in the same building you work in. Splash out on an off-site location. ● Don’t force people to take part in games or wear Santa/paper hats. Let them choose when they’re ready. ● Seat people according to their teams/department? A Big No. Better for people to sit with friends they know or have some bond with. ● Ban all office politics or gossip. That’s why you need to party outside the office. You need that separation. You also need to make sure everyone knows. Time of the day is also crucial to a good party for staff, and needs some thought. Most people will expect an evening after-work party – so why not try an earlier time, e.g. lunch or a long breakfast, that may actually fit better around shift patterns or people’s circumstances. But if you prefer an evening party, why not host it later in the week? That way, it’s a nice lead up to the weekend. However, if that is the case then book NOW … as the popular venues close to the weekend will be very busy. Locally there are some great venues to book, from hotels offering something a little different, to the smaller venues and restaurants. The Humber Royal, for example, has a lot of success with its black tie dinners, themed social events and cocktails – providing the perfect opportunity to impress clients and business partners. Running throughout December, they have special room rates for partygoers with dress code smart casual – fancy dress is, of course, optional! The evening comes complete with dinner and entertainment – the latter being an eclectic mix from the Blues Brothers to Motown, and Abba tributes. Private rooms are also available on various dates throughout December for between 20 to 250 guests. Meanwhile if you are looking for flexibility, then do not forget other venues that offer some very good rooms and facilities. The Beachcomber has a choice of function rooms with experienced staff, who can advise you on every aspect of hosting your function and arrange for everything to take place. They have a number of packages available and can cater for between 50 and 500 guests, with packages to choose from, which can be tailored to exact requirements and budgets. Room decorations to exact requirements can also be arranged.

DELICIOUS: The Othello restaurant, in Bethlehem Street, Grimsby.

TRADITIONAL BRITISH PUB: Black Bull, Wrawby Road, Brigg.

DON’T HANG ABOUT! Plan your works Christmas do now to avoid disappointment!

MORALE BOOSTING: Christmas parties are a great way to galvanise your team. Happy workers make for better workers!

Celebrate Christmas

in style at the Humber Royal Hotel Thursday 3rd December - Blues Brothers £30PP Friday 4th & Saturday 5th December - The Revolvers £37PP Thursday 10th December - Gimme Abba £30PP Friday 11th December - Gimme Abba £37PP Saturday 12th December - Tina Turner 'Simply the Best Tribute' £37PP Thursday 17th December - Drifters & Motown £30PP Friday 18th December - Rocking Through the Years £37PP Saturday 19th December - Blues Brothers £37PP

All party nights include a full festive menu and disco To book your table please call 01472 240 024 Humber Royal Hotel, Littlecoates Road, Grimsby, DN34 4LX

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Commercial vehicles

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When it comes to choosing your vehicle you will rely heavily on your local dealer. Be sure to take a test drive. Many dealers are able to arrange 24-hour trials, too, so that you can be sure that the style of van you are considering really does meet the needs of the business. You will want to check out the servicing and maintenance support your dealer can provide, but above all you will have to decide upon the most cost-effective way of financing the vehicle. Again, your dealer will be glad to help. There might even be a dedicated business specialist who would be glad to weigh up the options with you. At the end of the day, of course, it’s your business – and your decision. Your dealer will probably be working with one of the many finance and leasing companies that operate throughout the UK. You can arrange finance through the dealership, or independently if you prefer. The first step is to decide whether you want to buy or lease the van in question. A good finance company will help you find the best solution. If the deal works out well for you, they’ll enjoy repeat business, so it’s in their interests to look after your business. The majority of vans and light commercial vehicles on the roads have been purchased rather than leased – but just because you’ve always owned your fleet doesn’t mean that you can’t consider alternatives at any time. The benefit of ownership, of course, is that the vehicles look good as assets on your balance sheet and you have the freedom to sell at any time. The downside is the residual risk, not least depreciation when you come to sell and the manpower it can take to administer and maintain the vans you operate. Leasing, on the other hand, allows you the use of the vehicles without the responsibilities of ownership – and without tying up existing lines of credit. Typically, van leasing schemes run for 12 months and fixed monthly rentals will help you

to spread payments evenly and budget accurately for fleet expansion and replacement. If you decide to buy, will you pay in cash or credit? Capital outlay now could mean less flexibility later and profit opportunities could be lost. You have to decide if finance is more easily available to you for vehicles or for other purposes, of course, and which would be cheaper. Credit can be obtained through your bank in the form of an overdraft or business loan, but this could tie up lines of credit you would prefer to leave open for other purposes. Financing through a purchase plan can improve cash flow – but there is, of course, a cost attached. You pay interest whatever option you ultimately choose. If you are considering a purchase plan, where you eventually own or retain the option to own the van, plans are available for ● conditional sale (may also be known as Lease Purchase);

● Hire Purchase; and ● Contract Purchase. There are as many options in vehicle leasing and you have to decide whether to choose a fixed term agreement or a flexible agreement. Each has its own advantages and you would wish to discuss these in detail with your finance provider – who might also be your commercial vehicles dealer. When it comes to insurance, of course, you would be expected to arrange cover yourself, although if you are leasing or renting your vans, the finance company might be able to offer insurance as part of their package. Other services, which are well worth looking into are breakdown recovery and accident management. In summary, whether you’re buying the first van you need for your business, or adding to an established fleet, if you do your homework thoroughly at the outset you can free yourself and your capital to work where it’s most effective – in your business.

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HETHER you are a sole trader or a busy commercial organisation with daily deliveries to make, you must have reliable vehicles. Your needs might be many and various, encompassing cars, trucks or a range of light and medium vans, depending on the nature of your business.

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PICTURE this scenario. You need to make a bold statement with your company vehicles, building your brand identity and bringing in new business. This used to involve visiting a professional signwriter and having a custom paint finish which not only costs a fortune but also made the vehicles difficult to dispose when the time came to sell on. Nowadays there’s a more efficient method available. You simply wrap the vehicle in a full vinyl jacket. This way you can make your boring fleet of white vans dayglo yellow and then return them to their pristine white state after however many years you intend to keep them. Not only does this boost the resale value, but the vinyl coverings also help to protect the paintwork from stone chips, superficial scratches and rust. The cost depends on a number of

Looking to make a cost effective impact with your commercial vehicles? Modern materials and technology have revolutionised the signwriting business. Andy Enright Reports

Some vinyls are supplied with eight to ten year guarantees, although flat surfaces are a good deal more durable than awkward recesses. The average life span is around five years. It’s a very durable finish although commercial car At a conservative it turned to Signs Express. factors including the estimate, vehicle wrapping washes and higher power The result was a Sign complexity of the artwork, jet washes should be works out at about 70% of the grade of vinyl used and, Industry Award for best the cost of respraying but it avoided. If you don’t want to vehicle livery project in naturally, the size and type go the whole hog with vinyl requires similar precision. return for the job done. of your vehicle. wrapping, self-adhesive Group Marketing Manager Preparing the vehicle in Some vehicles are easier vinyl numbers, letters, Dan Archer notes, Demand advance is key and to wrap than others. The stripes and logos are also for vehicle livery has grown removing the exterior Mercedes Sprinter van is mirrors and door handles is available. Most companies notoriously tricky due to its in recent years as people will be able to help with a realise its full potential as a essential for a professional deep panel indents and custom design by using a job. It’s advisable to wait a promotional and hammered textured finish, computer-controlled few days before applying whilst smart cars are one of communication medium. plotting table. vinyl to a freshly painted Vehicle wrapping has the simplest and most cost If you’re still driving surface as the paint can become more popular as effective options to wrap. around in a plain white van, emit gases as it bonds customers increasingly The challenge of a fleet of the signs are that your which can then cause want to stand out from the Mercedes Sprinter didn’t bubbling. In most instances company’s missing a crowd. With recent faze market leaders Signs the vinyl is gently warmed revenue building advancements in Express, a nationwide opportunity. Do the maths, to soften it for application technology we are able to company with over 80 consider the benefits and and then heated again to apply full colour graphics branches. When you'll appreciate why you cure the adhesive all Mercedes-Benz Service 24h and even photographic need to be seen to be performed in a wanted reflective markings images to vehicles – the successful. on a large fleet of Sprinters opportunities are limitless.” climate-controlled bay.


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‘Pedalling’ the very best France has to offer in a supply chain tour de force C

ROSS-channel entrepreneurs Jordan Gardiner and Clem Pichon are saying ‘bonjour’ to new business premises, as a cycle importing initiative gains traction.

Serving the huge appetite for all things bikes, the enthusiastic business woman is pitching her distribution experience with the contacts built up by her competition cyclist business partner. Together with his coaching friend Francois Feral, they have opened doors to major continental brands that have yet to be established in the UK. Now Spitfire UK Distribution Ltd, just 18 months old, is exclusive business-to-business supplier of Hutchinson Tyres, with Kenny equipment and Osymetric chain rings, the latter as used by British saddle ace Chris Froome. It has established a strong relationship with town centre retailer Cycle Mode, owned by businessman Guy Kemp, and is continuing to increase its presence with more shops and online

outlets. Miss Gardiner, who worked for Binbrook renewables firm 4Eco before setting Spitfire up, met Mr Pichon as a friend of his wife’s. “He is mad on cycling, and I’m mad on business, and we tied them both together. I was working in distribution and the management of big accounts, and I was ready for my own thing. We have been going for a year and a half, and had offices in Alexandra Dock Business Centre, but we needed extra space due to the growth and because we were taking on new brands.” The Hutchinson deal required a minimum order and storage space, and with components and clothing being added to the offer regularly, it was only going one way. “We hope eventually to have our own online shop, and to take on more staff and more brands. We are bringing in brands that are not

easily available in the UK, but are popular in the rest of Europe, and particularly France. “We are very passionate about the French-made products, and the economy, and not just buying cheap from China.” The ‘Wiggo effect’, Sir Bradley Wiggins’ amazing conquests on two wheels, has spurred her on to the point where she is also joining the lycra-clad users of country lanes. “That is what sparked it, it is still a high growth industry and doesn’t seem to have peaked yet. People are getting into it more and more, and it always sees us well when British riders win big, particularly the Tour de France. “I’m cycling now because of the business!” Spitfire also sponsors the local Gypo team. A celebration launch was held on Friday at the unit, on E-Factor’s Enterprise Village, Prince Albert Gardens, Grimsby. .

MOVING IN: Jordan Gardiner, director at Spitfire Distribution, outside the new unit on E-Factor’s Enterprise Village, Prince Albert Gardens, Grimsby. Picture: Jon Corken.

We hope eventually to have our own online shop, and to take on more staff and more brands. We are bringing in brands that are not easily available in the UK, but are popular in the rest of Europe, and particularly France Jordan Gardiner

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Old Rectory takes the lead on dementia care

IMPRESSIVE:Raj Verna, with Jeanette Elliott, registered manager, of Norwood House in Gunness.

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YMPATHETIC to both residents and the 19th century building in which it is now based, a complete refurbishment of Norwood House Residential Home by new owner Raj Verma has been completed.

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Fowler. He was five times Mayor of Louth, responsible for Grimsby Town Hall, as well as restoration projects at scores of Lincolnshire churches in the late 19th century, from Amcotts to Wold Newton, North Reston to South Ormsby; East Ravendale to West Butterwick. It marks a new era for both And while the original Gunness’ Old Rectory and the exterior still receives the dementia specialist business, plaudits, the interior of the having moved from Vicarage modern addition has taken the Gardens in Scunthorpe when Prime Life vacated in favour of care home to a new level. Large wall art installations the new Phoenix Parkway feature traditional street development, then under the scenes, from post boxes and Oakridge Care Group. lamp posts to shop fronts, as Mr Verma has worked in well as seaside vistas. Bedroom property for some time, with doors are painted individual the family having been colours, with knockers too. initially involved in the “It was a very careful project jewellery trade in Leeds. to complete the full renovation, He said: “I took over last and it has been ongoing since April. In just over a year we last year,” Mr Verma said. have completely revamped it, really focusing on the dementia care, and we have had a fantastic response so far. “It all started because I fell in love with the building. I decided to maintain and renovate it, and carry the business on. It would have been a real shame to change the use; everything is there. It is a very attractive building and the older generation really appreciates that.” A team of 19 are now employed, with registered manager Jeanette Elliott overseeing the business on a daily basis, although Mr Verma has undertaken specialist care courses himself. The 26-bed facility, all en-suite, features four lounges, a coffee shop and spacious day room, which opens out into a private garden, with hairdressing facilities and activity room. Much of it is accommodated in a large extension to the rear of the property, which was built in the 1860s, designed by diocesan architect and surveyor James

“When you are having to close off rooms we were very aware that we didn’t want to restrict the residents, so it has been a phased project over a long period.” Jeanette, who has been with the business three years, said: “It is a fantastic place to work, everywhere you turn there is something bright and interesting to look at.” Special colour coded signage, a multitude of twiddle boards and memory boxes are the physical dementia aids, with training and knowledge put into practice. There are currently 16 residents, with day care and respite services also offered. Enquiries are being received from Hull and Doncaster, as well as northern Lincolnshire, as a new marketing campaign gets underway.


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Commercial Property Ten of the best for the Hodson team The independently acclaimed 10 award-winning buildings from the Hodson Architects team: 1. Immage 2000, Immingham (pictured, bottom right). 2. Student common room, Grimsby Institute. 3. Ecology Building Society, Silsden. 4. Fine art and photography building, Franklin College, Grimsby 5. Women’s Refuge, Grimsby (top right). 6. Central Hall, Keighley. 7. Student services building, Franklin College (top left). 8. Classrooms, Humberston Park Special School. 9. Centre 4, Grimsby. 10. Evergreen Drive, Caistor (five photographs at bottom of page).

NEW ROLES: Louise Longstaff with Mark Hodson at the Cleethorpes office of Hodson Architects.

RIBA role for Mark as Louise is made director M

ARK Hodson this week takes his place as a regional representative on the national council of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

in architecture, to make it more closely aligned with practice, rather than purely theoretical. “They are the two key things for me, and it is a great honour to represent my peers.” He attends his first reception Mr Hodson, who has just this week, while on the home appointed a third director at front, Louise Longstaff has his eponymous Cleethorpes been appointed as a director practice, was elected to alongside Mark and Jo represent the wider Yorkshire Hodson, his wife, with whom area as part of the prestigious the practice was launched back professional organisation’s in 1992. governing body. Mrs Longstaff joined the It comes as a recent practice eight years ago, as expansion into Hull continues part of a year out of studies in to blossom, and a 10th project Sheffield, going onto complete wins an award. her diploma on a part time basis when she was retained He said: “Architects in this by Hodson. country are very “She has been with us ever London-centred, and my role is since, we get on very well, she to represent this region, both is dependable and ever so the Humber and wider thorough. She has always Yorkshire, and outline the completely understood what architectural presence, the opportunities and differences. we are about as a practice, and “I am very keen on helping to she has flourished with us.” Work on four eco homes in nurture the education system

Caistor has led to the latest plaudit for the practice, having won the Best Small New Housing Development at the East Midlands Local Authority Building Control Awards. Evergreen Drive was put forward by West Lindsey District Council, and was built by JK Construction with CR Parrott Consultants, for Goldcrest Properties (Lincolnshire) Ltd. It now goes to the national final in November. Mr Hodson said: “The developer built four houses on spec, and has sold them at a good price, which shows if you are willing to commit to sustainable design and integrated green technologies, people out there are willing to buy, and see the benefit. “It could be a lesson for other developers of smaller scale developments.”

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14, Caistor Road

* Sales area approx. 138.7sq.m, Secondary sales approx. 69sq.m on the first floor * Ancillaries/workshops & offices approx. 51.3sq.m, 1st floor approx. 1257sq.ft * Investment/dev potential, EPC Rating C

* Long leasehold convenience store/PO, with let flat over * Residential development land, Approx 0.23 acres(stss) * Sales area approx. 135 sqm, Ancillaries approx. 58.9 sqm * Planning consent for 5, 3 storey terraced houses, * 2 bed 2nd floor flat and separate photo studio/office * Existing rental income for 12 x brick lock-up stores/ * Significant potential and investment income, EPC C & D garages and potential for further parking/storage

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PRICE £75,000

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* Period office building in 5 offices on 2 levels, Approx 1029 sqft/95.6 sqm * Character accommodation, opposite potential off-road parking, available separately * Close to Victoria Street North/Westgate, EPC Rating F

* FISH & CHIP SHOP/RESTAURANT WITH LET FLATS OVER * 24 inside/out covers * EPC Rating E

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RENT £5,500 p.a.

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Commercial Property Serving the Region’s Business & Commerce Prominent Corner Retail Unit

Excellent Established Thai Food Resturant Within Elite Coastal Eaterie And Wine Bar Location

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SEAFOOD SNIP: Pete Ward cuts the ribbon to officially launch PPS’s new premises, watched by industry representatives below. He stands with Mayor of North East Lincolnshire, Cllr Cliff Barber, and Joanne Moss, managing director of PPS. Pictures: Jon Corken.

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TOWN CENTRE Cleethorpes Grimsby Road Prominent retail investment premises situated within a busy shopping parade on Grimsby Road the main arterial route through to both the towns of Grimsby and Cleethorpes with high levels of traf fic throughout the day. The ground floor accommodation totals an area of 907 sq ft (84.3 sq m) with A2 consent, suitable for various other uses, subject to the appropriate consent (currently available To Let at £85 PW) with first floor self contained one bedroomed living accommodation. Rental potential of up to approximately £8,500 p.a. Available For Sale with offers in the region of £105,000. Ground floor retail unit To Let at £85 PW.

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for this investment of more than £1 million in this facility. I am proud we have a long and successful relationship, and long may it continue. “Success has been recognised with British Retail Consortium accreditation and PPS has taken on a a Northern Lincolnshire significantly larger site on Business Award for innovation Grimsby’s South Humberside last year. Industrial Estate, in a £1.2 million move supported by “I am sure with growth the Regional Growth Fund. continuing, and the new premises, it will continue to go As reported in Business from strength to strength.” Telegraph in July, the 69,000 sq ft facility on Estate Road Two West-Midlands is more than three times the headquartered PPS bought out size of the previous base, on TFA Box Company in 2010, neighbouring Estate Road Six. having been launched in the late Eighties. It was formerly used by specialty chemical distributor opened the site. He represents Mayor of North East Univar, but had sat empty for one of the largest and longest Lincolnshire, Cllr Cliff Barber, standing customers of PPS.” eight years prior to the said: “I recall TFA starting off purchase. The celebration immediately nearly 30 years ago with Pete Davey, Icebrit and Ron Woods, followed the close of World Joanne Moss, managing and I didn’t think it would end Seafood Congress 2015, with director of PPS, said: up how it is today.” “Everyone at PPS has put a lot some international delegates taking up an open invite. of hard work in to set up the Steve Moore, a popular new facility. entrepreneurial figure, had Mr Ward, who had also taken the business forward, addressed the congress for “I would like to thank the adding new products and which PPS was a sponsor and Mayor for supporting us, as innovation. He now works as a exhibitor, said: “PPS provides well as North East consultant to the business. huge support for the food Lincolnshire Council for processing industry, not just “I know Steve put 100 per providing the support via the here in Grimsby but across the cent in to everything, Regional Growth Fund, to UK and Europe; they even have especially on the box side, and enable us to move. Finally, a a facility in Iceland. this move is another huge huge thank you to Pete Ward, success for the company,” Mr chief executive of Young’s “Successful growth of the Seafood Ltd, who has officially company is shown by the need Barber added.

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes: The greatest living orator?

MUCH WARMER WELCOME: There was no frosty reception for Sir Ranulph Fiennes when he lit up the World Seafood Congress 2015 gala dinner... though he still can’t resist a good manhaul, as he pulls his books towards his awaiting support vehicle. Inset, he is one lighter as a small contribution to his next adventure is made by a very grateful journo. Doolittle I’m told), exemplified this. He character because skills can be added His conquering of so many physical used explosives he had accumulated as but character can’t be changed,’ had feats that quickly became mental a private stash from his SAS training, minefields delivered a wow factor. Only many nodding. His sense of rebellion but ultimately loyalty and determination, due to the fact that he always had some hearing of the absolute hardships and spare because he was so good at it. All the efforts involved brought home what and his ingenuity amazed. NEED A CAR? soaked in all kinds of wrong, but A story about saving a small English he has achieved. All told in this DANGER! privilege to cover. absolutely for the greater good. wildlife by blowing up a wonderfully unique style, mixing a regalChildrenvillage’s lucky to Next month we have Midge Ure in be alive after He quickly became the star in an event temporary dam put in place by a film charm with the mischievous boy at the climbing pylon for which Grimsby did itself so proud in town... which leaves November looking company who were using the back of the class. distinctly downbeat at present! hosting, and it was an honour and a picturesque hamlet as a film set (Dr His recruitment policy, ‘go with Breaking news all day at www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk

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I’M not sure I’ve ever sat and listened to anyone for just an hour and been so gripped, entertained, shocked, stunned and baffled in my life. That was the Sir Ranulph Fiennes effect, a marvel of a man who had an audience in the palm of his extreme adventure battered hands at World Seafood Congress 2015. No words can do justice to the depth of the tales this heroic explorer brings to life so colourfully, so charmingly and so apparently effortlessly. I simply didn’t want him to stop, and I’m pretty sure I wasn’t alone. Ran’s self-defacing humour, his steely stare-death-in-the-face-and-wink attitude, and his amazing repertoire was an absolute joy to behold. When he was announced as the guest speaker for the event way back when, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. There was no connection to the town, or seafood, so how could it be weaved in to the theme, the larger narrative? I’m not particularly an outdoors kind of guy either, to the extent that just 24 hours before his appearance I’d liked a Facebook post along the lines of ‘Some friends have asked me to go camping, I need to draw up a list of what I need... 1) New friends.’ But he had been on his feet for two minutes when I knew exactly why.

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ARMED police surrounded a home in Grimsby after a man threatened to harm himself. The man, understood to be in his 30s, claimed to have a weapon. Humberside Police specialist firearms officers, backed up by dogs and several other officers in nine vehicles, attended the scene in Anderson Street, Grimsby, shortly after 5pm yesterday. The street was cordoned off and surrounding alleyways were also blocked. Other officers evacuated nearby residents and led them to safety. A large number of people gathered at the Lord Street entrance to the street to watch Picture: Abby Ruston the drama.

A Humberside Police spokesman said officers negotiated with the man, who was alone in the house, to surrender himself. He said the area was closed off to the public for their safety. The spokesman said: “We were called after a man threatened to harm himself and he said he had a weapon. Our first priority was to make the area safe.” A neighbour said: "My wife called me at work and said he was at the back door shouting at the coppers. It's frightening." Lord Street resident Malcolm Daynes, 73, said he had heard that a shotgun might have been involved.

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Arsonist blamed husband A MOTHER has been sent to jail after setting light to a kitchen and blaming it on her husband. In starting the fire, Michelle Gath caused a “real and present“ danger to her own children, a court was told. She was handed a four-and-a-half year prison sentence by a judge sitting at Grimsby Crown Court. ● See page 3.

Sniffing out your opinion FROM cinnamon to air freshener ... what did your Grimsby Telegraph smell of yesterday? The Telegraph’s scratch and sniff edition – believed to be a first for a regional newspaper – attracted attention from national media including The Guardian. But what did you think? ● See page 4.

A GOURMET crisp launched in Grimsby is looking to take a big bite out of a major food market.

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ground, and their surname – will be sending pallets loaded with crisps from Europe’s Food Town. Explaining the beginnings, Mr Brumby said: “We always wanted our own food product, and we had to find out what was popular. We had a small business producing organic fruit and vegetable boxes and had a stall at Beverley Market and some of the farmers’ markets in the area, selling other peoples’

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Business leaders are already heris hoped the advert – set to the music People from the town can Coronation Street – a multi-mil- alding ector, said: “Grimsby is the epicentre it as a major boost. lion-pound advertising campaign for When The Boat Comes In – will of the seafood industry and while beam with pride tonight as Young’s, the town’s biggest private Called Sea To Plate, the advert fol- Young’s has a huge presence, it is not strengthen Britain’s favourite seafood 13-million television viewers employer, focuses on the 10,000 people lows brand, its £220-million annual sales the catching process in Iceland, just about us. learn it is not a dying fishing employed in food processing here. and the future for its 3,000 staff in South Africa and the Maldives and “This firmly puts the emphasis mouthwatering images of prepared back on what the town does. People Great Grimsby. port but a thriving food hub. The advert will also appear on food. L a u n ch e d t h i s m o r n i n g a n d repeated at 7.45pm – in the middle of

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GRIMSBY has secured its place on the culinary map of Europe.

The town’s traditionally smoked fish has finally been awarded the coveted Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) – and those behind the nine-year quest for recognition are proud their craft has finally received it. Published in the Official Journal of the European Union yesterday, the decision adds further prestige to the product, and puts it in a select band of foodstuffs that includes Gorgonzola, Melton Mowbray Pork Pies and Champagne. Now, set criteria will have to be met before the product can bear the town’s name. With persistent support from North East Lincolnshire Council, the push for protection of traditional smoked Grimsby fish has been championed by Richard Enderby, who together with his brother George has continued the family business Alfred Enderby Ltd, started by his father on Grimsby Fish Docks more than 50 years ago. Together with three other companies, Atkinson’s Fish Merchants, GH Abernethie Ltd and MTL Fish Curers, they collaborated to form the Grimsby Traditional Fish Smokers Group, and the achievement will now be celebrated as they look to maximise the opportunities it presents. Mr Enderby said: “This is a real shot in Continued on page two

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A BRIGHT future rests on this Government minister’s decision to approve the development of the Able Marine Energy Park at North Killingholme.

Today, industry, business and community leaders join the Grimsby Telegraph in a call for the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, to say YES! His decision is just days away. The North Killingholme plan is set to create thousands of jobs in manufacturing, engineering and logistics, all connected to the offshore wind industry. Austrian firm Strabag Offshore Wind is already in talks over a new turbine foundation plant at the site, creating 400 jobs. And thousands more are promised both at the site and in the area as a massive economic boost is predicted. Martin Vickers, MP for the area of North Killingholme, summed up its importance: “This decision has the potential to transform the economy of northern Lincolnshire with thousands of jobs, providing a massive boost.” The decision comes as thousands of new turbines are to be installed in the North Sea, 35 miles off the Humber, as part of the Government’s Round Three plans for offshore wind. ● Full story on pages 4 and 5.

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Associated British Ports is behind the multi-million-pound development, which is set to support Dong Energy’s Westermost Rough windfarm, in both construction and ongoing operations and maintenance. The scheme, in the shadow of the Dock Tower, builds on the huge strides already made by the town in the burgeoning sector. As exclusively revealed by the Telegraph, Dong wants to come to Grimsby, the first port of call for most of the southern North Sea developments. The documents published as part of the early stages of the planning process for what is being referred to as Royal Dock Harbour Port Of Grimsby, reveal the extent of the ambition for that relationship. The desire is to create 30 to 40 jobs, though contracts have not yet been signed. The Danish state-owned company, formed through work in oil and natural

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“WOULD the last person out of the ports please close the lock gates.”

That is what hundreds of local business owners and workers fear if Labour is re-elected and does not reverse its demand to collect thousands of pounds in backdated company port rates. Today, our two MPs, Austin Mitchell and Shona McIsaac, will make a final attempt to get the ruling overturned, when they meet with John Denham, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. Their hope is that he will ask Alistair Darling, Chancellor of the Exchequer, to call for an 11th hour amendment. As the Telegraph exclusively revealed last week, the Conservatives have pledged to halt collections should David Cameron be given the keys to 10 Downing Street in early May. Now, as Mr Mitchell and his Labour colleagues on the Humber have one last attempt to persuade their Westminster bosses, this paper urges the current ruling party to do the same – making sure there is a “Fair Deal For The Docks”.

f LEADERS: David Cameron’s Conservatives have pledged to halt collections should they win the General Election, but we call on Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the ruling Labour Party to overturn the unfair ruling now.

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enthusiastically pointed out! The first, interviewing Grimsby’s Tesco store manager, when he refers to his boss. Sir Terry Leahy, as was then, as I will never forget... “The rebuild was also responding to customer demand. Terry Lee, the chief executive, has said several ● 4,000 jobs as area becomes one times, ‘follow the customer, deliver what the of the biggest centres for offshore wind in the world customer wants and you will always be ● 400 jobs already earmarked by leading European firm successful’.” ● A £450-million investment at a I now say, like I was taught 18 years ago, check 350-hectare site on Grimsby’s doorstep... with this man’s backing the spelling of EVERY name. The latest mistake (that has been brought to my attention thus far), was describing Icelandic Seachill managing director Simon Smith joining the company with a “background in fat moving PICKING BATTLES: The Telegraph’s support for consumer goods”. One missing ‘s’ (fast) brought Able Marine Energy Park. wry smiles I’m told. The joke for those not aware is the business. I am so keen for this area to do well, that his CV was dominated by brands Haagen Dazs and Fox’s Biscuits... so no real error! and it only takes one major employer to fall to 3. The losses of great contacts and characters. It wipe out so much of the incremental success we has been a summer of sadness on this front. Dr see day-in day-out. Glyn Hughes, chief executive of HCF Catch, and I firmly believe that the way these massive Nick Palmer, former port director at Grimsby and announcements are handled is incredibly Immingham, were two people who really helped me get a grip on big business . I and many others will miss them dearly. Future: An incredibly interesting time again, as we await the latest pattern and the progress that devolved powers will bring. I think the horror tales I am still regularly told of regional development agency Yorkshire Forward have made me slightly wary of these extra layers of administration, and having been born in Cleethorpes, South Humberside, I never had the problem others did with the river-based entity. I think Humber LEP has done a top job too, but I’m not quite close enough to fully understand, admittedly. Now as we appear to link up with Lincolnshire and Hull and East Riding go it solo, I fear we may start to resemble a Northern Powerbedsit, with neither having the clout both would appear to wish to control. Laister on the big campaigns And with David Cameron’s Yorkshire comments, take how seriously they were intended as you important, and I’ve seen some very good, and very wish, is the north bank in danger of throwing a bad, examples in the past decade. City of Culture party for which invitations will be 2.Errors. Unavoidable when working on a daily snubbed and neighbours will just complain about newspaper, but we do our utmost. I challenge the noise? anyone to write upwards of 2,500 words a day, Hopes and dreams going forward? Young’s to and design the pages many of them will sit on, pass the 2,000 employee mark in the town; Triton and not have an errant keystroke or genuine Knoll offshore wind farm to be built from Grimsby; mistake in recollection of a fact then committed to Scunthorpe steel to be used for it all, and... print. Once it is done, it is done, and the heart (secretly?!?) Siemens to suddenly realise the blade sinks whenever I spot one, or have one factory is being built 10km too far north!

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nique. Mrs Brumby said: “As a start-up company we had to find the best way to generate turnover, first get established and get some money behind us. It is a new brand and we had to hit the market with something that can catapult us the furthest and fastest.” Within three to five years it is hoped Scrubbys – a name generated from the very first act when a vegetable is pulled from the

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Scrubbys, a vegetable-based snack that goes on sale today, is the result of five years of endeavour from husband and wife team John and Claire Brumby, working from an office on Europarc. And the plan is to bring production of the “crisp with character” to town in the near future, and with it scores of jobs, having initially had to launch with third party manufacturing. The sector-defying lower fat, lower calorie option, meant that to stay true to their core principles, in-house production from the off had to be foresaken, as expensive and rare machinery was required to help beat the bulge. Mrs Brumby said: “We want to revolutionise crisps. It is a tall order, but we aim to. Why do we need all this fat? We have proved you can bring great tasting products to market. As a nation we need this. “Obesity and Type 2 diabetes are at epidemic levels in the UK and we didn’t want that. This is part of the reason why it has taken us so long to get to market. If we wanted to bring out another Lincolnshire crisp we could have done that quickly, this is a healthier, tastier crisp.” The process involves a lower temperature frying, enabling more of the vegetables’ goodness to be retained, in a trans-fat free sunflower oil, known as high oleic, which is a key part of the tech-

I was humbled so many readers picked up, and then took the trouble to congratulate me on ten years of Business Telegraph publications, since moving across the newsroom to what is undoubtedly (in my mind) the best job in the office. I even had an e-card pop into my mailbox, so thanks for that. So now to answer a few of the questions that accompanied the kind messages. Highs: 1.The emergence of the offshore wind operations and maintenance industry. To see this come forward from concept to critical mass has been nothing short of phenomenal, not only to report on, but for the wider interests of the area, and the future. I am a father too. It has also allowed me to sail out under the Dock Tower for the first time. 2. Immersing myself in the positive bubble that becomes an exhibition event. World Seafood Congress here, has been exceptional, so too the away trips to Norway and Brussels with the ‘fishy people’ as well as Glasgow and Manchester with the wind warriors. The advantage of being a local journalist is you can be partisan and nail your colours to the wall. Wind is good people. 3. The remarkable friendships that emerge and are based on mutual trust and respect. With journalism as a career choice that is something that requires real work, and I am delighted to count numerous contacts as close pals now. 4. Being able to help make a real difference. Campaigning pieces when judgement of the general mood is vital and a requirement to step up is there. Highlighting the impact of Labour’s potentially ruinous port rates ahead of the 2010 General Election and pressure on Government to get Able Marine Energy Park through were two I felt obliged to champion, together with support for the retention of the Cleethorpes/Grimsby/Scunthorpe to Manchester Airport direct rail link. 5. The jolly. The increasingly rare opportunity to go and do something amazing on the proviso you write about it. The best? Being given an Aston Martin for the weekend by a specialist hire company, which quickly accelerated to a weekend away and me popping the question to my now wife a couple of months earlier than planned... and the squirm-inducing realisation that it had a tracker fitted when handing the keys back. It was nervous excitement that led to the heavy right foot! Lows: 1. Reporting huge job losses. The occasionally inevitable, but always soul destroying aspects of

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GRIMSBY was reeling from a Huntsman “hammer blow” today as it comes to terms with the proposed closure of its symbolic manufacturing flagship – Tioxide.

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A total of 200 jobs will go when production of the whitening pigment titanium dioxide ceases as planned in a matter of weeks. As broken on www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk and www.humberbusiness.com yesterday, the closure is part of a series of cuts to save American chemicals giant Huntsman $150-million as it comes to terms with a global economic downturn that has seen demand slump for its products. Worldwide the US-based firm is shedding 1,175 jobs – nine per cent of the 12,770 workforce, losing 490 contractor positions. At the iconic Pyewipe plant, 126 permanent staff and 75 contractors will lose their jobs. The closing of the plant, which the company says is the “oldest and least efficient” in its pigments division, is expected to save $28-million per year. Demand for pigments – used in paints and coatings – has waned due to the housing downturn, said the company. North East Lincolnshire Council leader Coun Andrew De Freitas said: “This is a real hammer blow. Tioxide has been part of the industrial landscape in the Grimsby area for many, many years. “We will do everything we can to assist. We will look to set up a task force like we have done with Mariner Foods, and try to assist people in getting the present circumstances, but there is s Continued on page two.

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HARD NEWS: Dong Energy’s Royal Dock plan, February 2013; The port rates fiasco, March 2010 and the beginning of the end at Huntsman Tioxide, January 2009.

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