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Author: Chris Isaac

Allan Webb hold Green Transport Week


Based in Stonehouse, local business Allan Webb Ltd is holding a green transport week, asking all employees to walk, cycle or take public transport instead of driving into work.

“It’s part of a larger commitment to ensure Allan Webb is an environmentally conscious business,” explains Managing Director, Steve Rigsby. “We have over 125 employees covering our offices in Stonehouse, as well as our additional office in Barrow-in-Furness on the coast of Cumbria. That means a lot of cars doing a lot of commuting, so we’re encouraging employees to use alternative transport for a week, in the hope that they’ll see how easy it is and continue beyond just a single week.”

Nationally around 55% of commuters drive alone to work but Allan Webb are aiming to reduce this number. “We are currently preparing for ISO 14001: Environmental Management System and are excited to be increasing our commitment to the environment and becoming a greener business.”

“Gloucestershire has good public transport links and fantastic walking and cycle tracks. Many of our employees live in Stonehouse and can walk to our office on Bond’s Mill along the canal path. Although the canal restoration hasn’t reached Stonehouse yet, it’s still a beautiful walk into work and far better than the rush hour traffic.”

This initiative follows on from an internal transport survey carried out by Allan Webb that revealed significant potential carbon savings in reducing the number of employees commuting by car. “There’s no shortage of reasons to use alternative transport to commute, for example fuel prices have increased 74% in the last decade, making an attractive case for walking or cycling.”

The initiative is primarily aimed at employees living in Stonehouse and started on the 13th June, with many employees hopefully continuing well beyond the initial week.

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Allan Webb secure up to £9 million contract for MOD


Parts Data Management and Technical Publications specialist, Allan Webb, is pleased to announce the final signing of a new contract with the Ministry of Defence (MOD). The Handbook Management Contract (HMC), worth up to £9 million, will be delivered over the next four years in conjunction with BMT Defence Services Ltd, who are subject matter experts in naval engineering, naval architecture and technical documentation. Allan Webb will be providing documentation for a range of naval vessels, from submarines and destroyers to survey ships.

“The HMC contract is a massive win for us” commented Steve Rigsby, Managing Director of Allan Webb “We’ve been expanding rapidly over the last 18 months, taking on new staff and buildings to accommodate our growth. This contract is the latest in a series of successful tenders that are cementing Allan Webb as the leading provider of data management services.”

“Allan Webb have a wide range of specialisms, from technical documentation to integrated logistics support, it’s great to win contracts that use more than one of our specialisms and utilise the full breadth of the services we offer.”

The contract supports the maintenance, revision and amendment of maritime technical publications across the surface and submarine domains, and involves the development of a centralised service for the maintenance, storage, access, publication, distribution and amendment of the entire suite of the UK MOD’s maritime technical publications.

“We’re looking forward to working in partnership with BMT Defence Services Ltd” continued Steve “As one of the few external organisations to be named by the MOD as a Delegated Naval Authority, they’re an exciting partner to collaborate with on this contract.”

BMT is a leading international design, engineering, science and risk management consultancy with a reputation for engineering excellence. Driven by the belief that things can always be better, safer, faster and more efficient, they bring a wealth of subject matter expertise to the delivery of this contract. Muir Macdonald, Managing Director of BMT Defence Services comments: “BMT has been a key supplier of technical documentation to the MOD for many years.  We are delighted to be working with Allan Webb to offer a fantastic combination of experience and expertise that I am sure will give the MOD a service that will set an impressive new standard for maritime technical publications.”

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Allan Webb Celebrates Reserves Day & Continues To Support Serving Employees


The 27th June marks Armed Forces Day, a chance to show support for our forces and all the work they do. Ahead of that, on Wednesday 24th June, is Reserves Day, celebrating the work and dedication of those who serve in the armed forces in their spare time.

Allan Webb Ltd has regularly given support to Army Reservist Staff Sgt. Darren Iles of Royal Wessex Yeomanry. He has worked for Allan Webb Ltd for 12 years and has been in the Army Reserve for 22 years. The skills he has gained in the Reserves have proved very useful, and he will shortly be sent to Indonesia as part of a large team to help deliver a key contract and train the first batch of Indonesian codifiers.

Making up approximately a sixth of the Armed forces, the Reserve Forces are essential to our nation’s security, both at home and overseas. Reservists are currently supporting operations worldwide, in Afghanistan, Northern Iraq, Cyprus, Bosnia and Herzegovina and as part of the UK’s effort to counter Ebola in Sierra Leone.

For Reserves Day, Reservists wear their uniform in their civilian life.

“Allan Webb is proud to support our forces,” explained Steve Rigsby, Managing Director of Allan Webb. “We know how important our armed forces are, so we make every effort to support the Reservists working in our organisation. Having a Reservist in uniform working amongst us brings home the importance of some of the work we do and puts a face to the people we’re working for.”

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Allan Webb to exhibit at DSEI


Allan Webb will be exhibiting at DSEI 2015. DSEI attracts the largest international community from defence and security sectors. In 2013 over 32,000 visitors, 156 programmed delegations from 56 countries and over 2,800 global VIPs met with 1,489 exhibitors from 54 countries.

DSEI brings together the entire defence and security industry to source the latest equipment and systems, develop international relationships, and generate new business opportunities.

DSEI is the must-attend event for 2015 with more exhibitors and educational content than ever before.

– 1,500 international exhibitors – an unrivalled range of suppliers from 121 countries.
– Specialised Air, Naval, Land, Security, Medical and Unmanned Zones.
– 6 dedicated seminar theatres offering free educational sessions and showcases.
– Over 40 international pavilions – including South Korea, Brazil, India, Australia, UK, USA.
– Expanded live Waterborne and Unmanned Systems Demonstrations.
– Static vehicle displays for land, air and naval sectors – our biggest offering yet.
– International visiting naval ships available to tour.
– Unmanned focus – UAS Conference.
– Unbeatable networking – featuring the entire defence and security supply chain in one place.

DSEI 2015 takes place on the 15th-18th September. To arrange a meeting with Allan Webb while we’re there, please contact one of our Business Development Managers, Lorraine Biggs at or Lawrence Eyles at

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Allan Webb and AURA Launch Joint Codification Venture


Technical publications and NATO codification specialists Allan Webb are launching a joint venture with codification software developers AURA, to provide a comprehensive codification, procurement and inventory management service to clients based in the UK and internationally.

Allan Webb’s codification service currently consists of their Codification PLUS programme, a 12 stage support service that manages clients navigation of the NATO codification process. With more than 50 years of experience in the codification market, they are among the most experienced providers of codification services in the world.

When paired with Allan Webb’s other support services, such as inventory or obsolescence management, Allan Webb provides a single source for all NATO suppliers parts data management and procurement requirements.

AURA offer state of the art, NATO Codification System compatible software which is deployed in over 14 countries. Their software is designed to simplify codification, increasing efficiency and reducing costs on both sides: National Codification Bureaus and industry. The joint venture allows both companies to offer a comprehensive service where Allan Webb’s codification team can carry out everything from screening to maintenance, ensuring the data entered into AURA’s MC CATALOGUE software is designed to be as efficient as possible, minimising your organisations costs.

“The partnership opens a lot of doors for both of our client bases” explains Steve Rigsby, Managing Director of Allan Webb. “We’re always working to make sure we’re offering the best data management on the market and we’re excited to be able to add AURA’s software to our portfolio of services, which already includes a comprehensive range of ILS and parts data management as well as technical publications authoring and complementary services such as document scanning”.

“The partnership allows AURA to increase the range of services provided in many countries world-wide” said Filip Engelsmann, the General Director of AURA. “During last 26 years, AURA always offered high level quality services in the area of military logistics and NATO codification to government departments and to defence industry. Allan Webb’s rich experience in the codification area will allow us to provide wider range and bigger scope of services related to data management, codification and training along with our Military Logistics Information System ISL, world leading codification software MC CATALOGUE, and IS STAN – a document/content management system (DMS/CMS) for defence standardisation”.

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