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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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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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Flying The Flag for Armed Forces Day

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What a fantastic day to raise the flag for Armed Forces Day! This photo of the flag flying at our Head Office in Stonehouse was taken by our IT and Security Director Gareth Jones’ drone. It  gives a great view of the surrounding scenery, which acts as the perfect backdrop to the flag.

We’re proud to show our support for our armed forces. Signing the Armed Forces Covenant last year formalised our links to the armed forces but we have always employed a number of ex-forces personnel and have been suppliers to the defence industry for over 50 years. We look forward to continuing this relationship for many years to come.

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