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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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Allan Webb Selected as Key Provider into the Programme Delivery Partner for DE&S

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Allan Webb Ltd are delighted to have been selected to be a key support provider into the Programme Delivery Partner (PDP) for Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S).

The PDP contract will be delivered by the U.K. businesses of Jacobs and Turner & Townsend, under the Equinox joint venture, along with Allan Webb Limited and other SMEs, drawing upon their proven U.K. capability, resource base and global best.

With its many years of experience and knowledge, Allan Webb will support PDP in important areas including:

  • Asset Management (Inventory Optimisation, Configuration Control etc.);
  • Modelling & Analysis (Comparative Analysis, Task Analysis, FMECA, LORA, HFI, RCM, Cost of Ownership etc.);
  • Supply Chain Management (Initial Provisioning / Ranging and Scaling, Data Analysis, Inventory Planning and Audits, NATO Codification, Disposal Management / Stock Disposal etc.);
  • Service Delivery Management (Transition to Support, Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), GFE / GFX Management etc.);
  • Technical Through Life Support including (Support Solutions Modelling, Supportability Cases, ARM, Obsolescence Management, Technical Documentation (including Cataloguing, Technical Authoring and Interactive Technical Documentation etc.).

 

“Jacobs has decades of experience providing and integrating full lifecycle services supporting government, military, defence and security sectors in the U.K., and worldwide, to run more efficiently and safely,” said Jacobs Senior Vice President Aerospace, Technology, Environmental and Nuclear International Pete Lutwyche. “Our global programme delivery expertise, coupled with our extensive defence and non-defence capabilities, positions Jacobs ideally – along with our partners – to support DE&S’ continuing transformation programme and journey to becoming a world-leading, best-in-class defence delivery organisation.”

Vincent Clancy, Turner & Townsend Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, added: “Being appointed together with Jacobs provides a further platform to support this transformation programme and strengthens our relationship with the MOD. This builds upon our appointment in 2017 by the MOD, as part of the Paragon JV, as DE&S’ Commercial Delivery Partner and in early 2018 as Strategic Construction Advisor for the Defence Estates Optimisation Programme. Through the Equinox JV, we will draw upon our global programme setup and delivery experience to deliver enhanced programme performance across DE&S.”

Steve Rigsby, Allan Webb Managing Director stated that “This is a significant opportunity for Allan Webb Ltd as part of the Equinox team to utilise our specialist capabilities in support of our partners in the delivery of this important transformation programme for the MOD”.

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Allan Webb Achieves Prestigious SC21 Silver Award

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Allan Webb’s Operations Director, Rory Lipington, and Sales and Marketing’s Jordan Dymond recently attended a conference at Farnborough Airshow to collect the SC21 Silver Award, achieved by the company for continuous improvement in the Defence and Aerospace supply chain and operational excellence. Rory and Jordan were joined by members from 44 other companies collecting similar awards for the programme.

Supply Chains for the 21st Century (SC21) is an improvement programme designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the Aerospace and Defence industry by raising the performance of its supply chains. The programme is endorsed by all major UK Aerospace and Defence companies and is overseen by the Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP) and delivered by ADS at a national level. It has an industry commitment to focus on delivering a globally competitive UK supply chain within the Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space sector.

The award ceremony was part of the SC21 Achieving Supply Chain Excellence events which provide excellent networking opportunities and gives attendees the chance to meet with the ADS SC21 project team, representatives from SMEs, primes and Government.

“As a company that prides itself in providing the highest quality services for our customers, SC21 is a vital part of our daily practices” commented Steve Rigsby, Managing Director of Allan Webb Ltd.  “The achievement of the Silver standard is the latest milestone in our ongoing bid to continually improve our performances and is the culmination of 4 years of investment in the scheme. The success of the scheme is down to support from all of our employees and I couldn’t be happier with the dedication and professionalism of our team in helping us reach this prestigious goal.”

Whilst this is a momentous achievement, Allan Webb Ltd are far from finished with the self-improvement framework and will be working towards joining the exclusive ranks of the Gold Achievers in the near future.

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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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