The chilly early hours of Bank Holiday Sunday saw the good citizens of the sleepy village of Frampton Cotterell turn out to watch the slow progress down Church Road of a new highway deck for their picturesque stone bridge across the river Frome. A few intrepid balloonists also flew over to view the event.
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On Monday 21st July 2014, Business Support Engineer, Nigel Keen, attended an Ocean Waste Plastic event at the Maritime Museum in Falmouth. The event, organised by the Rame Peninsula Beachcare Charity which was originally inspired by the NCC’s very own Ocean Waste Plastic guru, Andy Fox.
Reduced journey times for customers
Research marks start of move towards lighter trains
London Underground (LU) is exploring ways to reduce delays for customers by trialling lighter Tube train doors using award-winning innovative aerospace technology. LU's Innovation Team has led a group of industry experts including the NCC, Atkins UK, Wabtec Rail and UCL to explore using materials previously only used in aerospace composite materials to construct a commercially viable, lightweight train door.
On Wednesday 6th August 2014, Business Development Director, Tom Hitchings, attended the Regional Growth Fund Round 6 Roadshow event at the University of Portsmouth. There was a good attendance from a number of companies across a variety of sectors and Finance Birmingham’s AMSCI presentation at the end of the day proved especially popular.
The £3.2 billion Regional Growth Fund (RGF) supports eligible projects and programmes that are also raising private sector investment to create economic growth and sustainable employment. Round 6 of the RGF opened on 19 June 2014.
Earlier this month, Business Support Engineer, Paul Gallen, presented a speed pitch at the Technology Strategy Board IDP11 and Off-HighWay Vehicle Networking event. This event was the ideal occasion to promote our new press village (which includes a large high-power Schuler press suitable for large 'body in black' components - see previous news item) that will become available when the doors to the extension open later this year.
Apprentice programmes in England are undergoing a significant reform.
They are being reformed to ensure that they can meet the needs of the economy and employers for years to come.
The reforms are intended to:
The NCC supported the Composites UK and HS2 Technical Directorate in a one-day drop-in showcase event at the Building Centre on 14th July to enable High Speed 2 (HS2) engineers, specifiers, contractors, and the wider engineering community to gain a better understanding of what composite materials are, where they are already used and how they might be utilised effectively in the HS2 line.
The NCC was delighted to host The LRF Contribution to the Business Awards event for the second year running last week.
This annual event is primarily a showcase for Sheffield-based businesses to attract overseas investors to their region. Held this year at the new Apprentice Training Centre on the Advanced Manufacturing Park across the road from the AMRC it attracted many of the small businesses close by and engaged with the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.
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