Derrick Lewis of Schaeffler UK receives Community Champion Award

Derrick Lewis, Engineering Manager at Schaeffler (UK) Ltd in Llanelli, South Wales, has received the Community Champion Award, a prestigious national award in Works Management’s Manufacturing Champions Awards 2015.   The Manufacturing Champions Awards celebrate the very best of British manufacturers, rewarding the exciting and dynamic achievements of the UK’s manufacturing employees, highlighting the many and varied opportunities available within all sectors of manufacturing and engineering. The winners of the Manufacturing Champions Awards 2015 were revealed at a gala lunch at the Midland Hotel in Manchester on 3rd December 2015, where nearly 300 manufacturing leaders gathered. The Community Champion is awarded to an individual who proactively promotes manufacturing in schools, colleges or universities. Qualifying entries were assessed by an expert judging panel comprising senior site managers. The panel this year included site leaders from companies in the food and drink, chemicals, electronics, defence and heavy engineering sectors. According to the judges, Derrick Lewis received the Community Champion award “through his tireless drive to promote engineering and manufacturing in the schools around South Wales where the Schaeffler plant is based”.  ...

Tarmac and Brammer scoop prestigious CIPS award

Tarmac, a leading supplier of construction products, and Brammer, the UK’s leading distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, have been presented with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) award for Best Supplier Relationship Management at a prestigious ceremony held at the Grosvenor Hotel in central London. More than 1,000 people attended the event, which recognises and celebrates excellence in the purchasing and supply chain industry. Working with Tarmac since 2009, Brammer was instrumental in reducing total costs and enhancing production efficiency through standardising and simplifying Tarmac’s plant-critical spares and services supply base. A three-phase strategic plan was centred on optimising consistency in procurement across 400 UK sites, and reducing the number of suppliers based on quality, cost and service performance. The project resulted in a £1.3m cost saving for Tarmac, as well as significant organisational benefits including enhanced reporting systems, an 80 per cent reduction in paper transactions and a rationalised supply base. Tarmac had previously sourced spares and services from over 480 suppliers, but due to Brammer’s supply chain and technical capabilities, they now account for 75 per cent of MRO spend, vastly simplifying the procurement process and ensuring consistent pricing and quality. Awarding the partnership between Tarmac and Brammer with the category win, the panel of judges commented: “Collaboration seems to be the catalyst for wide-ranging innovation across a number of areas, most importantly in the depth of integration.” Ian Ritchie, Managing Director of Brammer UK, commented: “We were delighted when Tarmac chose to enter our partnership’s work for the Best Supplier Relationship Management Award, and are thrilled to be...

British Safety Council launches International Safety Awards 2013

The British Safety Council has today launched its International Safety Awards 2013 scheme designed to recognise good health and safety management over the past year. 2013 will mark the fifty-fifth year of the International Safety Awards which have made a significant contribution over many years in promoting the benefits that well managed workplace health and safety bring. These awards are open to all organisations, both members of the British Safety Council and non-members in the UK and overseas.  We welcome your application whether you are applying for the first, the tenth or thirty-third time. Last year 550 organisations won our International Safety Award including Aramark, Aston Martin Lagonda, Barclays Capital, Bovis Homes, GlaxoSmithKline, Green King Breweries, Indian Oil Corporation, Kier Construction, Larsen & Toubro, Scottish Power, Selex Galileo, SPIE WHS and Warburtons. Awards relate to individual sites and business units and organisations can enter as many sites or business units as they wish. Applications must be completed online and submitted by the closing date of 25 January 2013. Award applications are marked by independent chartered health and safety professionals appointed by the British Safety Council. Successful applicants are awarded a pass, a merit or distinction. Results will be posted to all applicants on 18 February 2013. For 2013 the British Safety Council is introducing two new individual awards. These new awards are optional and free to enter. The two awards, for Health and Safety Champion of the Year and Health and Safety Young Champion of the Year, provide organisations with the opportunity to recognise and reward the contribution of particular employees who have gone the extra mile to make...

OPTIBELT (UK) – Supplier of the Year Award

OPTIBELT (UK) has just been privileged to accept the prestigious ‘2011 – Supplier of the Year Award’ from IADA, the Independent Authorised Distributor Alliance. Optibelt UK are the UK distribution and support centre for German based Optibelt GmbH, one of the worlds leading manufacturers of high quality and technically advanced transmission belts. Chris Rice – Managing Director of Optibelt (UK) received the award on behalf of his team from Mike Casson – Chairman of IADA, saying “That having only just become a principal supplier to the IADA group a short while ago, it is an honour and testament to Optibelt’s brand credentials, to be recognised as having consistently offered an exceptional customer service, in terms of our product quality, performance, stock availability and delivery”. He went on to say : “Most of our competitors have pulled out of the UK market in favour of centralised European distribution centres. However, Optibelt’s policy is to maintain local stock and support close to the customer and we will continue to do this”. IADA was formed in 1998 by a select group of independent distributors, with the aim of becoming a nationally networked supplier of ‘MRO Supply Solutions’, which today operates over 50 branches across the UK and uses Optibelt as its primary supplier of fully integrated ‘Rubber & PU’ power transmission, timing, synchronous, conveyor and cleated belts, including linear positioning belts. For more information please contact: Chris Rice Optibelt (UK) Limited 5 Bishops Court Winwick Quay Warrington Cheshire Tel: +44 (0) 1925 415 777 Fax: +44 (0) 1925 573 751 WA2 8QY...
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