Email News May 2018


Welcome to the May 2018 Email Newsletter from Marine South East

If you would like to submit an article for consideration please email the text and a suitable image or logo to sj@mseuk.org


Posted 2018-04-11 15:21:55


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Are you looking to grow your company and improve your bottom line performance? Is your company seeking funding, equipment, expertise, new connections, or opportunities?

If so, you are invited to become part of a unique, free pilot to trial the 'Launch Find Engine' for the Marine Sector!

At Launch, we know the challenges that business face on the path to growth. This is why we have created a unique set of business tools that can revolutionalise the way businesses grow!

Using open source big data, private client data and combining it with our unique Ai (artificial intelligence) technology, we can provide businesses with recommendations for the simple and efficient solutions they seek, in a targeted way - all at the click of a button!

Please follow the link to register to participate in the trial which will provide invaluable feedback to improve the platform further, in order to support your future business requirements and which will help to drive innovation, growth, productivity and improve the bottom line!

https://goo.gl/forms/b2KfebFCvU5gfew53


Posted 2018-05-01 11:22:49


Marine South East partners new project to promote innovation and key enabling technologies

KETmaritime is a new project aiming to promote the transfer of Key Enabling Technologies in the maritime sector. Marine South East is a partner in this EU Interreg Atlantic Area Program funded project.

Focusing on building a cooperative network that stimulates innovation and competitiveness in the maritime sector of the Atlantic Area, the project embraces the challenge of increasing the capabilities, skills and knowledge on KETs in an integrated and cross-national approach.

The consortium, led by INL, brings together seven partners from 5 different countries that, under the framework of the project, will work closely with industries and businesses from the maritime sector aiming at bringing to market new processes, products, services.
KETmaritime is a project funded by the Interreg Atlantic Area Program.

For more information please visit:

http://www.ketmaritime.eu


Posted 2018-04-11 15:28:13


Developing Innovative New Products and Services? Funding available from Innovate UK

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million to develop ideas for innovative new products and services in any sector of the economy. Read on for full details.

Innovate UK, the UK agency responsible for helping UK businesses bring innovative products and services to market, has up to £20 million to invest in cutting-edge ideas that could have an economic impact. Projects can work on disruptive and game-changing ideas in any sector of the economy or any field of technology, science or engineering. They can be of various kinds from small feasibility studies to longer industrial research or experimental development projects. The competition is also open to concepts with a view to commercialisation.

Competition information:

* the competition opens on 10th May 2018, and the deadline for applications is at midday on 11th July 2018
* it is open to businesses working alone or with other businesses and researchers
* projects must include at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise
* Innovate UK expects projects to range in size between £25,000 and £2 million and for them to last between 6 and 36 months
* businesses could attract up to 70% of their project costs if they are SMEs, (up to 60% for medium-sized businesses, 50% for large businesses)
* a briefing event will be held on 14th May 2018

For more information please visit:

https://tinyurl.com/yaw4zpfr
Alongside this competition, there is also an opportunity for businesses to apply for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs).


Posted 2018-05-01 10:46:51


Ports and Logistics training website goes live

A website dedicated to the technical profiles and training curriculum for the Ports and Logistics sector has gone live.

The ONBOARD-Erasmus project, which is an EU funded project is aiming to design and validate an apprenticeship model for the ports and logistics sector.

The website can be viewed at: http://onboard-project.eu

The main goal of the Onboard project is to promote the establishment of local and regional partnerships between VET providers, business/SME/Chamber/other professional organisations and local or regional authorities to strengthen the apprenticeships schemes in the maritime sector.

The involvement of all target groups is essential for the success of the project and much of the expected impact will depend on the quality and scale of the links that will be established between apprenticeships' providers and SMEs and the dialogue and cooperation that will emerge and be sustained over the project implementation and after its ends.

The Onboard project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.


Posted 2018-05-01 11:06:10


Do you employ composites apprentices? Read on ...

The National Composites Centre (NCC) has supported a multi-industry employer group in developing a level 3 composite technician standard. This standard has now been published and is ready for delivery.

To view the new composite technician standard please visit:

https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/composites-technician/

The National Composites Centre is now supporting the employer group in deciding and developing the next composite related apprenticeship. Under consideration is a Level 2 laminator apprenticeship or a more advanced Level 4 apprenticeship standard.

The National Composites Centre is hosting a 'demand signal' workshop in May to discuss the demand in developing one of these.

If you employ Level 2 laminators or would like a Level 4 composite related apprenticeship standard developed please contact Chris Holmes at British Marine cholmes@britishmarine.co.uk before 20th May 2018


Posted 2018-04-19 19:49:10


How to Gain Skills in the Marine Sector

What's standing between you and your career goals?
To get ahead in the maritime industry, online courses are increasingly popular. With over 40 years’ experience, Lloyd’s Maritime Academy is the industry's preferred training provider.

Lloyd's Maritime Academy is the world's largest provider of professional development courses and academic education qualifications for the maritime industry

They have a number of upcoming courses including:

* Diploma in Shipping Commercial Management
* Certificate in Marine Warranty Surveying
* Certificate in Ship Operations
* Certificate in Cargo Surveying
* Certificate in Shipping Business

To download a full prospectus please visit: http://www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/page/download/?id=17244

Or for more information please visit:
http://www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com


Posted 2018-04-19 19:33:00


Deadline for entries into the Composites UK Industry Award 30th June 2018

Companies in the UK composites supply chain are encouraged to enter the Composite UK Industry Awards before 30th June 2018.

Applications are sought in the following categories:

* Innovation in materials.
* Innovation in manufacturing.
* Innovation in composites design.
* Health and safety award.
* Environmental initiative/Sustainability award.
* Employer of the year.
* Employee of the year.
* Trainee/Apprentice of the year.

Application forms can be found at the following link:

https://tinyurl.com/y9sxacgo

or you can request one from info@compositesuk.co.uk stating which form you'd like sending across.

Deadline for entries is 5pm on 30th June 2018.


Posted 2018-04-19 19:55:04


DIT South East Brand your Business for International Sales; various dates in May 2018

Would you like to expand your company to attract more business on an international level? Join the Department for International Trade (DIT) London and South East for this one off series of masterclasses.

Would you like to expand your SME to attract more business on an international level? Most of us would but if we don't have a credible international brand or communicate the right messages, our chances of success are pretty small.

Andrew Griffiths is a global marketing authority. He is the author of 13 bestselling business books and he has delivered over 500 keynote presentations in over 20 countries worldwide, all around the topic of powerful business communication.

In this one day workshop Andrew is going to:

* Share his framework to help you build an international brand.
* Give you the right strategies to make your business appealing to international markets.
* Offer specific advice to avoid the most common branding mistakes made by businesses.
* Give you a step by step process to follow for online and offline brand building.
* Show you how to compete against much bigger competitors by using effective storytelling in your marketing.
* Share case studies on how small businesses have built mighty global brands.

If you're ready to grow your business internationally, this one-day workshop will be perfect. Andrew has a very engaging presentation style, his workshops are informative, practical and world class in every way.

Cost: £120 (incl. VAT)

Eligibility:

Places are limited to two delegates per company. You must be looking to increase your overseas market access. Delegates should be exporters or those new to exporting and is not suitable for agencies or intermediaries for example: translation agencies, web developers/agencies, international business development agencies etc.

These events are taking place at various locations around the South East in May 2018:

4th May 2018 Guildford https://tinyurl.com/ycf3qtwe

8th May 2018 Ashford https://tinyurl.com/y9wbbscs

9th May 2018 London https://tinyurl.com/y6vqwmjr

11th May 2018 Brighton https://tinyurl.com/y8mgg3ke

18th May 2018 Oxford https://tinyurl.com/ycpcgyyw

21th May 2018 London https://tinyurl.com/ya23cbtx



Posted 2018-04-19 20:37:37


Business South Regenerate Conference, 6th June 2018, Portsmouth

Business South is hosting its annual Regenerate South Conference on Wednesday 6th June 2018 from 9.00 - 16.00 at Lakeside North Harbour.

With the South of England representing one of the most significant and successful economic regions in the UK, it's vital that we retain our competitiveness and productivity into the future.

This year's event will be a fantastic opportunity for potential investors and developers to discover what's on offer in the Central South Region, with Business South working in partnership with a private sector led consortium to promote the key development sites in the region.

Benefits of attending:

* Opportunity to meet with inward investment teams from across the region;
* Meet with local authorities, land owners and agents with a view to developing valuable connections and working relationships that benefit the region;
* Discover more about the exciting developments in the South first hand;
* Join in the debate with fellow business leaders on how to better shape the vision for our region and how we can achieve 'smart growth'.

Who should attend?
Investors, developers, agents and consultants from across the UK

Event details:
Wednesday 6th June 2018
09:00 - 16:00
Lakeside North Harbour, Western Road, Portsmouth,
PO6 3EN

Cost:
Champions: £75.00 +VAT (Investors can attend complimentary)

Non-Champion: £150.00+VAT

If you would like to register to attend this event or have any questions, contact the Business South Events Team on 023 8068 2520 or eventsadmin@businesssouth.org


Posted 2018-04-19 19:26:20