Allan Webb Ltd, Red Lodge, Bonds Mill, Stonehouse, Glos, GL10 3RF
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Welcome to Allan Webb

Author: Tracy Isaac

Come and See Us on Stand 46 at DPRTE 2019

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DPRTE is the UK’S leading Defence Procurement and Supply Chain event. On 28th March 2019 at the NEC Birmingham, DPRTE 2019 will provide the opportunity to engage directly with the key personnel and organisations responsible for setting strategy and operationally delivering an annual budget of over £19 billion.

As specialists in Inventory Modelling & Data Analytics, we will be sharing with customers how our bespoke solutions can lead to business efficiencies and improvements. Our expertise in tri-service inventory management and the wider Defence supply chain processes and procedures have allowed us to support our customers in making informed decisions on how they manage and utilise their technical and logistics systems.

Obsolescence Management is just one of many services we offer to the MoD and industry, and we will be on Stand no. 46 discussing the tools and techniques available to support our customers.

We provide a range of inventory management services aimed at reducing costs for our customers, combatting obsolescence and improving the all-important “bottom line”, including:

– Data Cleansing
– Sourcing difficult to find items.
– Sourcing obsolete items (or viable replacements).
– Cost modelling
– Training
– Planning and Policy

Our parts experts have specialist obsolescence management experience and can assist your needs across commodity groups, such as:

– Electrical.
– Mechanical.
– Hydraulic.
– Assemblies or individual piece parts.

With our dedicated obsolescence management division, Through Life Support Ltd (TLS), we are able to provide a comprehensive support offering to customers across all sectors, so contact us to arrange an appointment at DPRTE 2019 or pop along and talk to us on Stand 46.

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Staff on a Mission to Help the Homeless

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Richard Allott, Glyn Davies and Phil Dean recently visited the Gloucester City Mission to present a donation of £360 (£180 raised through Phil’s tuck shop, with a matched donation from Allan Webb Ltd). Gloucester City Mission is a charity working with homeless and marginalised people in the Gloucester area and the money was gratefully and warmly received. It will enable 15 people in dire need to sleep in a warm, safe environment for one night next winter.

The Mission offers help and support at so many levels to those that really need it, providing food, shelter, advice, clothes, showers and comfort to people who are alone, hungry and isolated, sleeping rough, ‘sofa surfing’ or in a hostel.

The life expectancy of people living on the streets is between 42 and 47 years.

Many of the issues that are dealt with at the centre are things most of us steer clear of. Some are things we take for granted. For the people using the centre they can be critical issues and, for some, just knowing somebody cares enough to talk and listen can make an enormous difference. 

The Mission relies totally on donations and their tiny paid staff (1 full-time and 3 part-time) are supported by a fantastic team of volunteers and Trustees to provide:

  • Medical treatment
  • Housing
  • Financial advise
  • Drug addiction management
  • Alcohol addiction management
  • Dealing with Depression
  • Dealing with Loneliness
  • Something to eat and drink
  • A simple washing machine
  • A shower
  • Someone to talk to
  • A place to relax for a short while
  • A place to sleep (during the winter)

Allan Webb staff continue to help raise awareness and funds for the Mission by using Phil’s brilliant Tuck Shop, donating products for Phil to sell, or by making donations.

If you wish to help the Mission you can donate money, time (contact Dave Kinghorn on 01452 901922 to volunteer) or products such as:

  • Pot Noodles, Mug Shots, soup etc. which can be mixed with hot water and easily distributed
  • Chocolate bars, small packets of biscuits and similar
  • Shampoo and soap, ideally individually wrapped ‘hotel’ or ‘travel’ size products
  • Washing machine tablets
  • Good quality laundered clothes, particularly underwear
  • Good quality laundered bedding

For more information about the work of the Gloucester City Mission, visit http://www.gloscitymission.org.uk/

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Meet the Young Professionals on our Apprenticeship Scheme

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Two years have passed since the introduction of our Apprenticeship Scheme and Allan Webb Ltd is pleased to welcome our third promising young professional to the Technical Authoring team based in Barrow-in-Furness.

Rebecca joined Allan Webb in June 2018, having achieved her Level 2 NVQ in Electrical Engineering and is currently working through her Level 3. Although Rebecca has not been here long, she is learning new things every day and is a welcome member to the team.

Rebecca said: “It is a small office full of motivated individuals but everyone is so friendly. I haven’t learnt everything yet but I’m learning new skills day by day in which everyone is happy to offer me help.”

Liam is over a year into his apprenticeship and is performing a range of activities, from Authoring to Quality Assurance, all while completing his Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma.

He said of the apprenticeship: “I feel I have learnt a lot since starting here in April 2017 with no experience and believe I’ve made great progress. I enjoy working at Allan Webb as I find the work interesting and the office has a rather relaxed atmosphere, everybody is friendly, kind and welcoming.”

Mark has been with Allan Webb the longest out and is nearing the end of his two year apprenticeship.

He said about his time at Allan Webb: “I’ve been an apprentice here at Allan Webb’s now for nearly two years and I couldn’t have asked for a better place to work. Everybody here at Allan Webb is great to get on with and they are so helpful in assisting me achieve my goals here.

“I’ve been given numerous opportunities to learn different skills, such as Codification and various types of Illustrative and Authoring work. I have been taught how to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat to a degree that I have a great understanding of it. On top of this, the company has given us all the opportunity to sponsor our local football team and award the man of the match.”

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Family Fun Day Lives Up to its Name

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Every year Allan Webb organises an event for staff in recognition of, and to show our appreciation for their hard work all year. This year’s event was a Family Fun Day which was well attended by staff, management and their families. Held on Sunday 24th June at Stroud Cricket Club in Ryeford, Gloucestershire, the weather couldn’t have been better for a barbecue, rounders and other outdoor games!

The venue (Checkpoint One in this year’s Meningitis Now Five Valleys Walk) offered plenty of outdoor space for children of all ages to run around and to dance to the music provided by The Boxcar Mavericks, a local band formed and fronted by Maverick, his former band mate and bluesman D’S#arp (Allan Webb’s very own, very talented, Darren Iles!) and their three friends, Ade Paveling, Cazz Phillips and Rich Dalton, whose eclectic blend of Americana, Blues, Roots, Country, Southern and Bluegrass styles was very much appreciated by the crowd.

While we recognise that the workplace will never be quite like home, these gatherings enable everybody to get together outside the working environment, chat with people from different parts of the company, get to know each other a little better and have some shared, fun experiences, which all helps in their day-to-day work. Our staff are a very caring bunch of people so it’s great to be able to show them that we care about them too.

 

 

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Allan Webb Ltd Achieves Bronze Award

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Allan Webb Ltd is pleased to have received a Bronze Award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS), a scheme which comprises bronze, silver and gold awards for employers who support those who serve, or have served, in the Armed Forces and their families.

Allan Webb adopted the Armed Forces Covenant at the end of 2017, pledging support to the Armed Forces community with a covenant that includes working with service leavers and veterans to provide a flexible working environment and employment opportunities that take into account the unique demands placed upon service personnel and their families. For a company that has provided essential services to the defence industry for over 50 years, it makes perfect sense to draw on the skills and experience of veterans. In turn, it is essential to provide our veterans and Reservists with the working environment and support they need.

As part of that support we raised the flag on Monday 25th June for Armed Forces Day, which this year falls on Saturday 30th June. And on 27th June we celebrated Reservists Day by encouraging those of our employees who give up their spare time to serve in the Reserve Forces to wear their military uniforms to work with pride. The additional training they receive in their military life adds to their professionalism at work and we’re all very proud to work with them.

The contribution they make to the armed forces and their dedication, professionalism and commitment to serving our country does not go unrecognised at Allan Webb.

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