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Introducing the Obsolescence Management Academy


Through Life Support Ltd (TLS) has created the Obsolescence Management Academy (OMA) to develop and deliver all of its Obsolescence Management training. The intention is to develop the OMA as the centre of excellence for Obsolescence Management training, keeping abreast of emerging developments and ensuring that the training content accurately reflects the needs of Obsolescence Management practitioners.

The International Institute of Obsolescence Management (IIOM) has announced the detail of the first phase of its Continual Professional Development (CPD) initiative, and the OMA are pleased to announce that they have been appointed as ‘endorsed trainers’ for the Associate level training.

Consequently, the OMA are pleased to announce their next two Obsolescence Management Training Courses:

Three Day Practitioner Course – 30th October to 1st November 2017, Bristol, UK

This course is designed to provide the delegate with an in depth knowledge of Obsolescence Management.

It is designed for those who are about to embark on an Obsolescence Management strategy, or those who require more detailed information on what an Obsolescence Manager needs to know and what duties they should be performing.


IIOM Certificate in Obsolescence Management (IIOM Associate Grade) – 30th October to 2nd November 2017, Bristol, UK

The International Institute of Obsolescence Management (IIOM) Certificate training course is based upon the IIOM Framework which provides the context for education, training and experience requirements at each grade of IIOM membership. This 4-day IIOM authorised course is designed for those who are looking to attain Associate IIOM (AIIOM) level.


Which Course is right for you?

The above courses will run concurrently.

If a delegate does not require an endorsed IIOM Certificate, they should attend the three-day course.

A certificate of attendance will be issued by the OMA as evidence of the three-day course completion.

For those who are embarking on professional development under the IIOM scheme, an additional fourth day is required.  On this fourth day, the delegate will undertake additional training modules, take an exam and embark upon a project that requires to be completed and delivered after the course.

Upon successful completion of all four days (with associated exam and project), the delegate will receive an IIOM Certificate at Associate Grade.

We hope you find the above training courses of interest to you. Please feel free to contact us at should you wish to discuss any aspect of these courses in more detail or visit the following websites:


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Allan Webb secure Operational Support Programme Contract


Allan Webb Limited is pleased to announce the retention of the Operational Support Programme technical publications contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD). The contract will be delivered for a minimum of two years, with Allan Webb providing support in the form of technical publication review, production, amendment and delivery for the Operational Support Programme, which currently sponsors circa 3000 Army Equipment Service Publications (AESP) and Technical Support Documents.

“This is a key contract for the company and we’re delighted to have retained it” commented Steve Rigsby, Managing Director “We have successfully delivered this capability for the last 3 years and the team are well versed in supporting this integral UK MOD Project Team.”

The Operational Support Programme Project Team, consisting of Operational Infrastructure Programme (OIP), Operational Support Vehicles Programme (OSVP) and and Protected Mobility Vehicle Programme (PMVP) are responsible for a large number of utility and specialist vehicles as well as a range of expeditionary systems crucial to the British Armed Forces.

AW has a reputation of quality and performance on a number of technical documentation enabling agreements, engaging industry and MOD stakeholders to provide a first class service supporting the customer and meeting the needs of the end user community providing Army Equipment Support Publications (AESPs), Air Publications (APs) and Interactive Electronic Publications (IETPs) as well as maintenance of Technical Documents Online (TDOL), the MODs hosting service for documentation.

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Railtex 2017


Allan Webb Limited will be exhibiting at Railtex at the Birmingham NEC on 9th – 11th May 2017. Railtex is the all-encompassing showcase for technological innovations across the entire rail supply market. It delivers something for everyone involved in any aspect of rail and provides visitors with innovative products and services, educational sessions, industry updates and new contacts.

Members of the Allan Webb team will be on Stand F02 to discuss services such as Technical Documentation, Obsolescence Management and Inventory Optimisation.


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Allan Webb to Exhibit at DPRTE 2017


Allan Webb will be exhibiting on Stand 86 at Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability (DPRTE) 2017. Hosted at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena in March, DPRTE provides both buyers and suppliers engaged throughout the defence acquisition supply chain with an invaluable opportunity to enhance knowledge, share best practice and showcase innovation.

Members of the Allan Webb team will be available to discuss services including Technical Documentation, Data Quality, Procurement and Integrated Logistic Support.
Also on the stand will be members of TLS, Allan Webb’s dedicated Obsolescence Management business unit.

DPRTE 2017 takes place on the 28th March. Come and see us at Stand 86, or to arrange a meeting with Allan Webb while we’re there, please contact us at

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Defence Secretary Hosted by Allan Webb Limited


Allan Webb Ltd and BMT Defence Services Ltd were delighted to welcome The Secretary of State for Defence, Sir Michael Fallon to their office in Barrow-in-Furness. During the visit the Secretary of State met members of the team and discussed the various projects that are being worked on and delivered by them in support of both in-service units and new build programmes.

The Barrow office focuses predominantly on producing and maintaining specialist Technical Documentation for the Royal Navy, but also undertakes similar tasks for the wider MOD and also the commercial sector.

Both companies also demonstrated significant innovations aligned with work they are undertaking in support of in-service and future capabilities across Land, Sea and Air for UK MOD; as well as ongoing investment and development in the North West, including the Technical Author Apprenticeship Scheme underway in conjunction with Furness College.

Managing Director Steve Rigsby said: ‘We are exceptionally pleased to have been visited by Sir Michael Fallon and to have had the chance to demonstrate our impact on the North West and the hard work of the Allan Webb and BMT teams. We recognise the importance of investing in the North West and are committed to developing a sustainable future in the region.
Furthermore, the synergies between the two companies have enabled significant collaboration on contracts that we are demonstrating to run effectively and efficiently whilst bringing significant innovation for the customers.”

Allan Webb Ltd have been providing Technical Documentation, Inventory Optimisation and Supportability Solutions to UK MOD and Industry for over 60 years.

BMT Defence Services Ltd delivers independent complex engineering and design capabilities for UK and international defence customers.

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