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Allan Webb Ltd’s Training Course Schedule 2020


We are proud to announce our Public Course Schedule for 2020, based in Northampton. If you would like to book a course or find out more about our training offering, please contact by email at or by phone on +44 (0) 1453 824581. Bespoke courses are also available on request. For a downloadable list of our courses please select the following Link: 2020 Public Training Course Schedule.pdf

Course Title


Dates Course Fee
Obsolescence Management Awareness 1 Day 20  April 2020 £400 + VAT
Obsolescence Management Practitioner 3 Days 20 – 22 April 2020 £980 + VAT
Obsolescence Management including IIOM Certificate 4 Days 20 – 23 April 2020 £1,475 + VAT
Supportability Engineering and LSA 5 Days 27 April – 1 May 2020 £1,700 + VAT
Availability, Reliability and Maintainability 5 Days 8 – 12 June 2020 £1,700 + VAT
ILS and Supportability  Management 5 Days 29 June – 3 July 2020 £1,700 + VAT
Cost of Ownership 5 Days 6 – 10 July 2020 £1,700 + VAT
Supportability Engineering and LSA 5 Days 7 – 11 Sept 2020 £1,700 + VAT
Obsolescence Management Awareness 1 Day 21 Sept 2020 £400 + VAT
Obsolescence Management Practitioner 3 Days 21 – 22 Sept 2020 £980 + VAT
Obsolescence Management Including IIOM Certificate 4 Days 21 – 24 Sept 2020 £1,475 + VAT
Availability, Reliability and Maintainability 5 Days 5 – 9 Oct 2020 £1,700 + VAT
In-Service Support 4 Days 9 – 12 Nov 2020 £1,520 + VAT
Reliability Centred Maintenance 3 Days 23 – 25 Nov 2020 £1,140 + VAT
ILS and Supportability Engineering Management 5 Days 30 Nov – 4 Dec 2020 £1,700 + VAT


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Allan Webb Ltd becomes an approved Digital Supplier to the Public Sector  


Crown Commercial Services Supplier

Allan Webb Ltd is delighted to announce that we have been named as an approved supplier of Digital Outcomes and Digital Specialists on the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) DOS 4 framework.

Through the framework, we will be supporting the public sector with Performance Analysis and Data, Service Delivery, Software Development, Support and Operations, Testing & Auditing, User Experience & Design and User Research.

“This is an exciting time for the company”, said Steve Rigsby, MD of Allan Webb Ltd, “being on this framework provides a great platform to provide our digital expertise to the public sector by making our services more visible to the marketplace”.

About Crown Commercial Services

Crown Commercial Service supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods common goods and services. In 2018/19, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits worth £945m supporting world – class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.

Advantages of Buying through CCS

  • Buyers get competitive prices because suppliers can sell large volumes of their products and services to UK public sector organisations as though they were supplying a single customer.
  • CCS vets and reviews suppliers regularly. This saves you time finding suppliers and checking their reliability.
  • A large number of suppliers from multinational companies to small and medium sized business (SMEs).
  • Contracts include performance management, obliging suppliers to improve value and service over time.
  • Contracts comply with public sector procurement regulations.
  • Standardised contract terms reduce administration.
  • Free to use for public sector and third sector organisations.
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Allan Webb Celebrates its 30+ Year Members


Next year Allan Webb Ltd will be turning 60! To kick-start the celebrations a little early, we wanted to take a moment to show appreciation to the longest serving members of our team. Lorraine Griffin recently celebrated her 30th anniversary with us, bringing the exclusive membership of 30+ year employees to eight. Current members also include: Steve Rigsby, Martin Lewis, Gareth Jones, Sian Boakes, Iain Laws, Sally Laws and Tim Herbert.

Ranging from Naval Parts Cataloguers and Illustrators, to our Quality department, the team have been ever present in shaping Allan Webb throughout their tenure.

“As we continue to progress and diversify, being able to draw upon decades’ worth of experience has been vital in ensuring that our performance remains consistently high in quality” said Steve Rigsby, Managing Director of Allan Webb. “Whilst we are always looking to bring in new talent and foster innovation, it is important that the company’s ethos and values remain true”.

Having been at Allan Webb almost 40 years himself, Steve invited the team to the boardroom to reminisce over refreshments and a slice of cake.

We look forward to many future celebrations as more employees reach this significant milestone.

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Allan Webb Ltd and BMT secure Handbook Management Contract


Allan Webb Limited and BMT are pleased to announce the successful retention of the Handbook Management Contract (HMC) with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD). The contract will be delivered over 5 years with an option to extend by a further 1 year.

Allan Webb will be providing documentation for a range of naval vessels, from submarines and destroyers to survey ships. They will be supported by BMT, a leading subject matter expert in naval engineering, naval architecture and technical documentation.

The Handbook Management Contract involves the maintenance, revision and amendment of over 6,500 publications that support the upkeep of all in service Royal Navy Warships, Royal Fleet Auxiliaries, support craft, shore stations, dockyards and munition depots.

“Establishing close bonds with DE&S through collaboration and teamwork has been a fundamental aspect of our operations through the years”, commented Steve Rigsby, Managing Director of Allan Webb Limited. “We are delighted that the retention of this contract will allow us to continue this facet of our long standing support of the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary in providing these essential services. Our teams working on the contract in Barrow-in-Furness and Stonehouse undertake exemplary work due to their expert knowledge of marine engineering and the needs of the end user. This depth of knowledge and experience has enabled us to establish a successful apprenticeship scheme, developing young engineers to help support the contract and the rest of the business.”

Simon Willmore, Head of Technical Information and Documentation Services at BMT, said: “It’s a very proud moment for the experienced teams here at Bath and Weymouth to be tasked again by the Royal Navy to support their digital data documentation needs. The work we will be undertaking will underpin the entire life-cycle of the Royal Navy’s technical documentation, and will see essential day-to-day support being delivered to end users who need it the most through an online, easy to access portal. The work that we are doing will directly support UK Government’s ongoing digital data transformation and will help provide a national secure facility for assembling, hosting, and maintaining military technical documentation on national infrastructure assets to a very high standard.”

The dedicated HMC teams in Barrow-in-Furness, Stonehouse, Bath and Weymouth provide the ongoing management and maintenance of a centralised digital library of technical documentation. These databases are standalone applications that work together to provide the Navy with a joined up configuration controlled technical publications solution.

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Apprenticeship Success at Allan Webb Ltd


At Allan Webb Ltd (AWL) we take great pride in developing young talent through our numerous apprenticeship schemes established in 2016. We would like to pass on our congratulations to Liam Whalley who has successfully completed his scheme this summer.

Liam joined our Barrow Office in April 2017 to complete a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Support qualification. A previous student of Mechanical Engineering and IT, Liam sought an opportunity to gain some experience working with technical documentation and decided AWL’s apprenticeship offered a perfect balance of hands on work within a business environment whilst gaining further qualifications.

When asked to comment on his favourite aspects of working at Allan Webb, Liam responded: “I arrived at Allan Webb with no experience but have enjoyed the challenging aspect of working here. I also enjoy and appreciate all the help from the highly qualified and experienced authors that are available here, they’re always happy to help out.”

Throughout the duration of his course Liam has thrived in delivering the multitude of tasks that have been passed on to him, working alongside our fully trained experts, who have enabled him to develop skills that will greatly enhance his career progression.

Currently AWL has two apprentices still completing their courses with us and we are looking to employ additional members across a number of disciplines throughout 2019. Liam’s advice: ‘To anyone considering an apprenticeship scheme at Allan Webb, I would 100% recommend it, take every opportunity that will become available to you’.

We are delighted that Liam has opted to remain at AWL with a view to undertake future qualifications in Technical Writing in order to further his career here.

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