Abellio LondonThe company is part of Abellio Group. Abellio London and Surrey employs 2,100 staff and operates over 600 buses. We aim to provide the best public service to our customers, providing a professional and reliable service, giving excellent customer service and providing clean, green and modern buses. Our ambition is to work in partnership with our stakeholders and offer staff a secure and rewarding employment, so that we can become a successful company with a long-term future.
Allan Haddow LtdAllan Haddow Ltd is a national training provider and business services company, which specialises in automotive and transport training. Having over 38 years’ experience in training and human resource development in these business sectors, and continues to work closely with, and supply training services to, many of the major UK fleet operators and European truck manufacturers. Allan Haddow Ltd operates on a national basis. The training courses are designed and tailored to meet the client's specific business requirements and needs, and delivered at venues to suit the customer, throughout the U.K. and Ireland.
Allianz Engineering Inspection Services LtdAllianz Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and as part of the Allianz Group is one of the leading integrated financial services providers worldwide and the largest property and casualty insurer in the world.
Allianz offers commercial insurance with a full range of products from sole traders to large commercial organisations. Allianz also provides a wide range of personal lines products distributed through brokers, retailers, affinity partners, veterinary practices and direct marketing. Allianz Insurance employs over 4,500 people across a network of 20 offices in the UK and the company’s head office is situated in Guildford, Surrey.
Allianz Engineering Inspection Services is one of the largest engineering inspection bodies in the UK employing nearly 600 Engineer Surveyors across UK & Ireland.
We are accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) as a Type A Inspection Body in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 17020:2012.
Allianz Engineering is competent to undertake in-service inspection, examination and witness of pressure systems, lifting equipment, power presses, local exhaust ventilation plant, low voltage electrical installations and associated electrical equipment. It issues appropriate reports, certificates and written schemes of examination.
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BAE Systems PLCBAE Systems is a leading global defence, aerospace and security group delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. With approximately 84,600 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' sales exceeded £18 billion in 2013.
The company works with customers in over 100 countries and has major operations in five countries -Australia, India, Saudi Arabia, the UK and the US.
Facing the demands of rapidly evolving requirements in defence and security, the company leads the field in the development of defence platforms and services. It is also a leader in electronic systems including next generation communication systems and data links for the battlespace.
Through its global cyber and intelligence business, BAE Systems specialises in the collection, management and analysis of information to reveal intelligence, maintain security, manage risk and strengthen resilience in today's complex operating environment.
As the UK's largest manufacturing employer and employer of qualified engineers, BAE Systems is committed to ensuring it has the right people with the right skills to remain competitive and operate successfully in the future. Through its Skills 2020 programme the company invests £80M per annum in apprenticeships, employee training, university partnerships and liaison with schools.
Babcock Critical Services LtdBabcock is a leading provider of asset management services to the public and private sector. We manage and maintain fleets of mobile assets for customers, ranging from specialist emergency service vehicles, airport ground support equipment and construction plant, to heavy goods vehicles, cars and motorcycles.
Through an output-based contract, Babcock takes responsibility for the assets which customers consider critical to their operations. We optimise the size and range of assets within a client’s fleet, guaranteeing their availability to meet each customer’s operational demands. By taking a ‘whole-life’ approach to managing clients’ assets, we are able to reduce costs, while still ensuring the right vehicle is available, in the right location, at the right time.
Backhouse Jones SolicitorsWith a heritage stretching back to 1819 Backhouse Jones is the leading firm of solicitors which, since the introduction of the first transport act in 1930, has built an unrivalled reputation representing the haulage and passenger transport industries.
The company is regularly appointed to advise SOE members and the 2015 Independent Chambers Guide describes the company as “fully focused on representing clients from the passenger and freight transport industries, covering the full range of legal needs” and “the premier firm dealing with road transport regulatory work with far and away the biggest market share of any firm in this field”. By concentrating its expertise within just the road transport industry, Backhouse Jones provides an identifiably bespoke service completely tailored for logistics. Being uniquely industry specific and fluent in road transport, clients will not have to start their consultation by explaining what a PG9 is or an OCRS. Backhouse Jones already has a thousand first-hand experiences of your requirements and through this clear and unequivocal strategy, provides operators with a commercial advantage.
Biffa Waste ServicesWaste and recycling company Biffa was founded 100 years ago and was originally dedicated to the collection of ashes, dust and clinker from coal-fired power stations in the London area. Biffa is now the leading nationwide integrated waste management business providing collection, treatment, recycling and technologically-driven energy generation services.
Biffa serves 75,000 industrial and commercial customers; carries out 2.5 million collections from 1.8 million households each week on behalf of 39 local authorities; and has three major PPP contracts.
Helping customers meet their corporate social responsibilities whilst protecting the environment and saving money is at the heart of Biffa's operations. With wastes increasingly being recognised as valuable resources, Biffa is at the forefront of the change from a disposal culture to a more circular economy.
In the last year, Biffa and its customers have won a host of awards from efficiency in resource management to high street recycling, innovative practice and energy recovery.
Alongside the waste management services is Biffa Award, a multi-million pound fund which awards grants to community and environmental projects across the UK.
Bridgestone UK LtdBridgestone is the world’s largest tyre & rubber company. Since its inception in 1931, Bridgestone has continually developed and grown into one of the most innovative tyre manufacturers in the world with a brand reputation synonymous with quality technology and global reach. Bridgestone’s philosophy of “serving society with products of superior quality” is still at the heart of its operation.
Bridgestone’s Total Tyre Care approach provides the service, products and technology required to meet the specific needs of truck fleet customers. Benefits include a full range of new and retread tyres and a dedicated account management team. All this is further supported by Bridgestone’s bespoke tyre management software systems, fleet inspections and pressure maintenance package. This approach ensures that Bridgestone will remain one of the major players in the commercial tyre market in partnership with Truck Point – its fully audited independent service channel.
Many of Europe’s leading operators have selected Bridgestone and Truck Point to operate the tyre policy on their vehicles more efficiently. Contact Bridgestone to learn how our Total Tyre Care approach of premium products and service can keep your business moving forward and drive down your costs.
British Engineering Services LtdBritish Engineering Services has come a long way in over 150 years, when our forebears took the first steps in engineering inspection. Since those early days we have been through many transformations. We have changed our name, merged with other businesses and been incorporated into much larger organisations. Until recently, our business was part of RSA, one of the world's leading insurance groups and a FTSE 100 company. In 2015 we became established once more as an independent and privately-owned company.
Today we employ over 450 highly trained and qualified Engineer Surveyors and Consultant Engineers. Our customers benefit from state-of-the-art technology and excellent online reporting systems that can deliver information quickly and efficiently. Our commitment to training the next generation of Engineer Surveyors and Consultant Engineers is setting the standard for others to follow. Each year we invest in our people, our systems and our infrastructure.
Some things, however, never change, like our expertise, our knowledge and our reputation for looking after our customers. We are still protecting people and our customers’ businesses. That is why we are proud to be British Engineering Services and the originals in risk control since 1859.
Bullwell Trailer Solutions LtdBullwell Trailer Solutions are specialists in the provision of trailer repair and maintenance solutions, and we can offer completely impartial advice to our clients. The range of services offered extends from pay-as-you-go and contract repair and maintenance, to a complete take-over of existing workshop facilities and staff.
Bureau Veritas UK LtdCreated in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.
As a trusted partner, Bureau Veritas offers innovative solutions that go beyond simple compliance with regulations and standards, reducing risk, improving performance and promoting sustainable development.
Bureau Veritas core values include integrity and ethics, impartial counsel and validation, customer focus and safety at work.
Bureau Veritas is recognised and accredited by major national and international organisations.
City College CoventryWhen you think of engineering in Coventry, you think of City College Coventry. Today, we’re at the forefront of teaching and training practice but we can trace our origins back to 1828 and the foundation of Coventry’s Mechanics Institution which evolved into the Technical College.
Day release apprenticeships in the UK began as early as 1931 with the college and Coventry employers leading the way.
The ‘Tech’ merged with Tile Hill College to create City College Coventry and we moved to our present Swanswell site in 2008.
We have therefore been training the engineers of the future for most of your past. Bus and coach engineers training has been offered for over 30 years and we were instrumental in the setting of the standards for the BACEM qualification.
Our focus however will always be on shaping the future. That means adopting and implementing the new standards, evolving our teaching and investing in e-learning, including a new flagship Fujitsu interactive learning zone for 2016.
Current PSV apprentices follow an outstanding learning experience with block release, host accommodation, expert tuition. A dedicated team support them and the employer from the very beginning.
Commercial Body Fittings LtdEstablished in 1970, Commercial Body Fittings is a privately-owned company which constantly strives to meet customer’s needs and expectations. With over 45 years of experience, we are clear market leaders in designing, manufacturing and distributing to the commercial vehicle body building, trailer manufacturing and allied trade markets.
CBF is an appointed distributor for many established and well-regarded manufacturers based in the UK, Europe and North America. Combined with a large portfolio of products exclusively manufactured for CBF, this has enabled us to service domestic, European and worldwide markets with over 3,600 products.
CBF operates from two strategically placed distribution centres. Our head office is based in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire (20 miles north of London), and operates from a 26,000 sq ft (2415.50 sq mt) office and warehousing facility, with our Midlands division based in Coseley (10 miles north west of Birmingham) and operating from a 56,000 sq ft (5202.50 sq mt) office and warehousing facility.
Cork Institute Of TechnologyCIT offers full-time, part-time and specialist courses in art, business and humanities, computing and information technology, engineering, media, music, nautical studies, and science.
DAF Trucks LtdDAF Trucks is the UK market leading manufacturer of commercial vehicles with products available from 7.5 tonnes GVW to 44 tonnes GCW and, for specialist haulage, right up to 150 tonnes GCW.
The DAF Range includes the LF which is available from 7.5 tonnes to 18 tonnes and is ideally suited to distribution applications where its exceptional manoeuvrability and easy cab access have helped to make it the most popular truck in its class.
The mid-range CF is versatile and suitable for wide range of applications. With 2, 3 and 4 axle rigid variants in numerous wheel plans as well as two and three axle tractor specifications the CF can be specified to suit operation in applications as diverse as distribution and refuse collection, and from construction to chilled goods.
The top of the range XF is designed for long distance and heavy transport where its spacious and comfortable cab is hard to beat. Drivers appreciate its practicality, clever storage and the quiet living and working environment.
To support DAF operators, DAF’s UK network of over 130 independent dealers provides a comprehensive range of services. DAF MultiSupport maintenance packages for cost management and peace of mind. PACCAR Parts provides parts for DAF and other makes of trucks and trailers. PACCAR Financial PLC offer financial solutions. DAF Dealers provide workshop services including DAFcheck on-line maintenance record keeping. DAFaid roadside assistance provides round the clock back-up in case of breakdown.
DSAE RAF CosfordThe Defence School of Aeronautical Engineering (DSAE) provides high quality, relevant and up-to-date Aeronautical Engineering (AE) training to fulfil the needs of today and tomorrow’s front line – providing trained and motivated personnel to deliver the UK’s defence capability.
With its headquarters located at RAF Cosford, the DSAE is a federated school delivering training at three separate sites; AE and Survival Equipment (SE) elements of Royal Navy training at the Air Engineering and Survival Equipment School at HMS Sultan in Gosport, the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers aviation training at the School of Army Aviation at Arborfield Garrison and Royal Air Force AE, Weapons and SE training at the No 1 School of Technical Training and the Aerosystems Engineer and Management Training School at RAF Cosford.
The DSAE is proud of its reputation for producing high calibre AE, Weapons and SE graduates ready to serve on the front line. The quality of the training provided by the DSAE has been recognised by many of our friends and allies, many of whose Navy, Army and Air Force Officers and Technicians have benefitted from and continue to enjoy being fully embedded into the DSAE training system. The DSAE has successfully developed partnering relationships with International Defence Training Service teams, to deliver Government to Government, UK industry and strategic overseas programmes.
Although the DSAE is a federation of military units, it continues to enhance its home and overseas reputation by rigorously applying itself as an evolving cost-effective enterprise, using modern learning techniques and developing customer-focused initiatives.
The DSAE is a modern military organisation which prides itself on ensuring that excellence and quality underpin all of its output to Defence.
First Group PlcFirstGroup plc is the leading transport operator in the UK and North America and our services help to create strong, vibrant and sustainable local economies. During the last year around 2.2 billion people relied on us to get to work, to education, to visit family and friends and much more and, each day, every one of our 110,000 employees works hard to deliver vitally important services for our passengers.
Our vision is to provide solutions for an increasingly congested world… keeping people moving and communities prospering.
First Bus, one of FirstGroup’s five Divisions, is one of Britain’s largest bus operators with around a fifth of bus services outside London. A fleet of some 6,200 buses carries approximately 1.6 million passengers a day in a huge number of communities including 40 of the UK's largest towns and cities. We operate some US-style yellow school buses and have a fleet of coaches available for charter. We also operate the Aircoach network in Ireland.
Freight Transport AssociationFreight Transport Association (FTA) is one of the UK’s largest trade associations and represents the transport interests of companies moving goods by road, rail, sea and air.
Gen II Engineering & Tech TrainingGen2 are an Ofsted Outstanding Grade 1 training organisation, based in the north west of England. The company was established in June 2000 by five partner companies; AMEC, Sellafield Ltd (formally BNFL), TATA Steel (formally CORUS), Iggesund Paperboard and Innovia Films (formally UCB Films).
Our ethos focusses on providing high quality employer and learner responsive training and educational programmes. We work with over 250 employers at any one time and in the last thirteen years, over 2000 apprentices have been trained by Gen2, with 94% of them progressing into full-time employment with their employer once training has been completed. We currently have in learning, over 900 apprentices, 100 adult learners, 250 higher education learners and deliver in excess of 10,000 delegate days on short courses across our five training centres in Cumbria. These include, ENERGUS, Lillyhall, Sellafield, Carlisle and Furness. This means we have a Cumbria county-wide spread and regional heft to deliver to as wide and diverse range of employers.
We are committed to increasing skills levels and reducing skills gaps in the population from level 1 to 7 through apprenticeships and adult training and higher education routes. Gen2 offers a wide range of learning and development opportunities, which respond to socio-economic, employer, sector and regeneration needs. Gen2 actively supports the creation of sustainable employment through high quality apprentice, adult and higher education training.
In addition, we deliver a wide range of bespoke training courses, apprenticeships and higher-education programmes covering a range of technology-related disciplines including: Professional Engineering (mechanical, electrical, electronic, control and instrumentation), Nuclear Related Technologies, Manufacturing, Health and Safety, ICT, Renewables, Business Support Skills and Leadership and Management. The courses are designed through close employer engagement to meet specific skills requirements, are fully-accredited by relevant professional/awarding bodies and range from entry level through foundation degrees to masters level (QCF Levels 1 – 7).
Go South Coast (Bluestar)Go South Coast operates across a comprehensive network of bus services in the counties of Dorset, Hampshire, Wilshire and the Isle of Wight. Our bus services are provided through the route networks of Bluestar, More Bus, Salisbury Reds and Southern Vectis.
GSC has a fleet of 751 vehicles across all brands. These networks are in the majority commercially operated but there is significant involvement in the tendered local bus market, together with school and college movements. Our prestigious university contracts include Unilink, for the University of Southampton, and UNIBUS for Bournemouth University.
GSC also operates two coach companies; Damory based in Pimperne and Tourist based in Salisbury, which provide a range of contract and private hire services.
We aim to provide customers with the best experience when they travel with us. To achieve this, we are constantly investing in our fleet and staying ahead of competitors with innovative on-board technology from free wifi to USB charging points and smart ticketing.
Another section of our business is Hants and Dorset Trim specialist vehicle refurbishment company providing services to the bus and coach industry.
Go-Ahead Group plcSince it was founded almost three decades ago, Go-Ahead has transformed from a small bus operator in north east England to one of the UK's leading providers of passenger transport. Over the years, many things have changed but one thing that has remained core to Go-Ahead is our commitment to our customers and staff. We employ over 23,500 people in the UK who are moving with us on our journey of growth.
Over two million journeys are taken on our services each day. Our staff work hard to deliver safe, reliable and value for money services for our customers.
Gray & Adams LtdGray & Adams is a progressive company that is built around the market. We design and manufacture bespoke temperature-controlled and other specialist transport equipment.
Established in 1957 the company has grown substantially, now consisting of four well-established manufacturing sites within the UK. Gray & Adams core product portfolio includes a complete range of refrigerated trailers and rigid bodies including twin and lifting deck trailers, in both dry freight and refrigerated configurations. Gray & Adams product range also includes refrigerated storage solutions, the conversion of panel vans for temperature-controlled operations, insulated side access loading trailers and mobile shop facilities as well as highly specified chick carrying and prisoner escort vehicles.
Through our unwavering commitment to product, service and site development, we are now at the forefront of the industry as the UK's leading manufacturer of bespoke trailers and vehicles for temperature-controlled and specialised dry freight applications.
As a diverse and innovative company which produces quality products, we understand the importance in regard to training and development of our staff and are committed to maintaining standards in health, safety and our environmental impact on society.
HMS Sultan - Royal Naval School of EngineersHMS Sultan is the home of Defence School of Marine Engineering (DSMarE) and the Royal Naval Air Engineering and Survival School (RNAESS).
HSB Engineering Insurance Services LtdHSB Engineering Insurance, as part of Munich Re, is a leading specialist provider of engineering and construction insurance, inspection services and engineering-based risk management. We have extensive knowledge of all types of plant and equipment and provide insurance and inspection services to businesses of all sizes and industry sectors.
With a nationwide network of engineer surveyors, we perform inspections on over 1.5 million items of plant and equipment a year throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland. Our fully accredited inspection service covers boiler/pressure, lifting, electrical/mechanical, dust and fume extraction and power press equipment.
We are the UK-based arm of Hartford Steam Boiler, a leading global provider of specialty insurance, inspection services and engineering consulting for businesses, industries and institutions. Founded in 1866, HSB’s heritage is built on providing specialist engineering insurance and inspection services.
We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Munich Re, one of the world’s leading reinsurers. Munich Re stands for exceptional risk solutions, consistent risk management, financial stability and client proximity.
The combination of HSB's engineering expertise and the group's insurance strength means that our clients benefit from knowledge of risk exposures and service expectations built up over 146 years.
Hong Kong College of TechnologyHong Kong College of Technology (HKCT) is a charitable post-secondary education institution under the HKCT Group Limited. Formerly known as the Mong Kok Workers' Night School, which was established in 1957, the HKCT has striven continuously to contribute to the local education development for over 50 years. Currently the college provides a diversity of professional courses in higher and further education to cater for the needs of learners at different ages and levels. The HKCT is also devoted to social services, contributing to the well-being of society.
The HKCT "aspires to be a preferred, promising institution for tertiary and continuing education, contributing to the country and the community with global vision". The college's diversified mode of teaching and learning imparts not only professional knowledge but also critical thinking skills to our students. Throughout a wide range of learning activities such as general education programmes, mainland and overseas exchange programmes and voluntary services offered by various professional units, our students can broaden their horizons and cultivate themselves with positive values. Our language centre provides trilingual training and empowers our students to improve their communication skills. Apart from professional training, the college is also concerned with the career development of students. We provide internship programmes and supporting services which inspire them to make their own lifelong plans.
Independent National Inspection & Testing Association (INITA)INITA (Independent National Inspection & Testing Association) is a professional trade association representing Independent Engineering Examination and Testing companies (operating outside of the main-stream Engineering Insurance Market).
The focus is the provision of statutory compliance, periodic inspection & testing of engineering plant & equipment, usually required in support of our client’s commercial insurance contracts for example - Lifting Equipment - subject to LOLER Regulations, Pressure Systems - subject to PSSR Regulations, and Local Exhaust Ventilation - subject to CoSHH Regulations.
INITA members also provide a range of engineering consultancy services to Industry, Insurance Companies and Solicitors, such as: Expert Witness, Accident Investigation resulting from plant failure, Metallurgy, Proof Load Testing and Prior to Purchase Valuation & Inspection.
INITA members derive their professional reputation and credibility by maintaining a strict independence and impartiality with respect to the inspection and testing services they provide. INITA members do not install, maintain, repair, or refurbish any of the engineering plant & equipment they examine or test.
INITA was formed, and exists, to provide mutual support, technical information and training for our members. INITA seeks to promote higher standards of statutory compliance inspection & testing, and a greater consistency of approach in all of the areas in which our members operate.
Iveco Ltdlveco is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a world leader in capital goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telemallco Azlonario of the Borsa ltallana (MI: CNHI).
lveco designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, city and intercity buses and coaches as well as special vehicles for applications such as firefighting, off-road missions, defence and civil protection.
lveco employs over 26,000 individuals globally. It manages production sites in 11 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America where it produces vehicles featuring the latest advanced technologies. 5,000 sales and service outlets in over 160 countries guarantee technical support wherever an lveco vehicle is at work.
Knorr-Bremse Systems For Commercial Vehicles LtdKnorr-Bremse is the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other safety critical rail and commercial vehicle systems. Knorr-Bremse’s products make a decisive contribution to greater safety and energy efficiency on rail tracks and roads around the world. For more than 110 years the company has been the industry innovator, driving innovation in mobility and transportation technologies with an edge in connected system solutions. Knorr-Bremse is one of Germany’s most successful industrial companies and profits from the key global megatrends: urbanization, eco-efficiency, digitization and automated driving.
More than 29,000 employees (per June 30, 2018) at over 100 sites in more than 30 countries use their competence and motivation to satisfy customers worldwide with products and services. Localisation is a central focus of Knorr-Bremse’s strategy. Knorr-Bremse delivers braking, entrance, control and auxiliary power supply systems, HVAC and driver assistance systems for rail vehicles, as well as braking, steering, powertrain and transmission control solutions, and driver assistance systems for commercial vehicles.
In 2017, Knorr-Bremse’s two divisions together generated revenues of EUR 6.2 billion (IFRS). A comprehensive aftermarket & services business with high entry barriers gives these revenues increasingly cyclically independent stability. The company benefits from strong, entrepreneurial and experienced management. Technical excellence, reliability, passion and responsibility are deeply embedded in its corporate culture.
MAN Truck & Bus UK LtdThe MAN Group is one of Europe’s leading industrial businesses in transport-related engineering, with a revenue of approximately €14.3 billion in 2014. As a supplier of trucks, buses, diesel engines, turbomachinery, and special gear units, MAN employs approximately 55,900 people worldwide. Its business units hold leading positions in their respective markets.
MAN Truck & Bus UK offers a comprehensive range of commercial vehicles, buses, coaches and industrial engines to operators and companies throughout the country. Our aim is to be recognised as the most reliable road transport service provider by our customers and business partners by focusing on our innovative principal of uptime and unique fleet management program.
MTHL Fleet ServicesMTHL Fleet Services is a complete automotive solutions provider with a unique range of integrated businesses serving commercial, private and corporate customers.
MTHL Fleet Services are highly respected within the industry for our expertise and know-how, built on the strong foundations and heritage of a family business with old school values.
MTHL Fleet Services is the educated choice for your maintenance and vehicle leasing requirements.
MTHL Fleet Services is a leading independent Renault Truck distributor.
MTHL Fleet Services have a pedigree stretching back over 21 years, offering services from accident management and fleet maintenance, through to contract hire, strengthened with an array of innovative solutions.
With approximately 33 staff operating from our head office in Heathrow, MTHL Fleet Services have, over a number of years, nurtured the perfect mix of service professionals and expert leadership to bring to the fore one of the UK’s leading fleet maintenance and leasing companies.
We pride ourselves not only on our heritage, but also on our people; after all it is these individuals and teams that make excellence in customer service.
Marks and Spencer Group plcM&S is one of the UK’s leading retailers. We are committed to making every moment special for our customers, through our high quality, own-brand food, clothing and home products we offer in our 1,433 stores worldwide and online.
We sell beautifully designed, high quality, own-brand clothing and homeware through 343 full-line stores, Outlets and our M&S.com website. Our Womenswear, Menswear, Kidswear, Lingerie, Beauty and Home products account for 40% of our UK turnover. With our focus on contemporary style and wardrobe essentials, we are the UK’s biggest clothing retailer by value. We are also the market leader in Womenswear, Lingerie and Menswear.
Making every food moment special is the aim of our food business, which accounts for 60% of our UK turnover. Through the innovation, quality and choice that we offer, customers know they can come to us for every occasion, whether it is healthy cooking ideas, delicious meals from around the world or convenient food on-the-go. We sell food through 942 UK stores, including 253 owned and 383 franchise Simply Food stores.
Mercedes-Benz Apprentice AcademyDaimler AG is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With divisions: Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance and innovative mobility services.
Mercedes-Benz UK was first established as a UK subsidiary in 1974, when the then parent company Daimler-Benz AG took over the Mercedes-Benz franchise from the Thomas Tilling Company in London.
The company operates six businesses in the UK. The UK has been in the top five markets for Daimler globally for over quarter of a century.
Mercedes-Benz in the UK has a combined workforce of more than 4,000 directly employed colleagues and also supports the livelihood of around 11,000 colleagues at independent retailers, meaning there are 15,000 brand ambassadors in the UK.
Metroline Travel LimitedMetroline Travel is part of Singapore based ComfortDelGro Corporation, one of the world’s largest Land Transport providers.
Metroline itself operates in the Greater London area from 14 garages and repair facilities, employing over 5,000 people and running 1,700+ of the city's buses.
The UK holding company also has coach and bus operations in Scotland and Ireland, and a large taxi and limousine rental service.
New College LanarkshireNew College Lanarkshire has the largest automotive training facility in Scotland, delivering training to around 1,000 students per year including a mix of full-time students and apprentices, technicians and managers working out in the industry.
August 2014 saw the build completion of our new dedicated training facility aimed at the heavy goods and PSV industries. This purpose-built automotive training facility contains a well-equipped workshop, with modern training vehicles, up to date diagnostic equipment and computer access to e-learning resources. Our state-of-the-art classrooms also enable learners to experience the latest technology in learning and teaching resources to enhance their learning experience.
New College Lanarkshire is currently accredited to deliver irtec accreditation for large commercial vehicles and bus and coach along with diplomas and modern apprenticeships for heavy goods vehicles. Subject to demand we can also expand our delivery to include bespoke training courses and qualifications for the PSV industry.
Based in the central belt of Scotland, we are easily accessible from the M74 and M8. The college campus contains a purpose built 50-bedroom halls of residence. All rooms have en-suite facilities, television and PC’s with internet connection allowing learners from stay overnight if required.
O'Donovan (Waste Disposal) LimitedO’Donovan Waste Disposal is one of London’s leading independent waste management companies. A dynamic business specialising in construction and demolition waste, O'Donovan has earned an excellent reputation as a trusted company that crosses over several different sectors, offering total waste management and recycling solutions, while leading the way in safe, green and efficient operations. Based in London with a turnover of £19m+ and 160 employees, services include skip hire, roll on/off bins, waste transfer stations, tipper and grab lorry services, recycled aggregates, road sweepers and demolition services.
The company champions a range of ongoing innovative initiatives that prioritises health and safety, training and environmental excellence, demonstrating a top-down commitment and is widely regarded within the sector as an industry leader.
The multi award-winning company has an array of impressive accreditations demonstrating their competent and ethical practices and is a Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) Champion as well as being a Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Gold operator for the seventh consecutive year.
O’Donovan has invested heavily in waste processing infrastructure and produces recycled materials for re-use to a British Standard quality certification, demonstrating excellence and commitment to the circular economy and recycling 100% of all waste.
Parcelforce WorldwideFor over 14 years, Parcelforce Worldwide has provided a vital link for British businesses needing to send express shipments internationally and in the UK.
The company has approximately 4,500 employees and operates across a network of 52 depots throughout the UK. We manage international traffic through one of two central hubs in Coventry.
We have a long history as part of the Royal Mail Group and pride ourselves on the dedication of our people to deliver high quality services for over 30,000 customers across the country. Parcelforce Worldwide has responded with major investments in technology and, in 2000, the opening of an impressive operational hub in Coventry.
As we compete in an open market, we recognise that our customers have a choice and we aim to offer all our customers with high quality and fairly priced services, no matter their size. At Parcelforce Worldwide, we realise that we’re delivering more than parcels. Everyone that works for us has the responsibility for creating a smooth and efficient service. Our intelligent use of technology also helps ensure we stay one step in front. In our determination to be the voice of the industry, Parcelforce Worldwide is always thinking ahead.
RATP DEV LondonLondon United Busways is one of the largest bus companies in London. They are part of a larger group called RATPDEVUK which is made up of other bus companies around the UK including Epsom bus, Sovereign bus, the original bus tours in London, Yellow bus in Bournemouth, Manchester tram, and Selwyn travel in Yorkshire.
S&B Automotive Academy LtdS&B Automotive Academy is a medium-sized private work-based learning organisation situated in Bristol. The academy's apprentices come from all over the UK. It grew from two group training associations under the auspices of the Road Transport Industry Training Board and has recently celebrated its 42nd anniversary. As a not-for-profit organisation, surplus funds are invested into improving the facilities and services available to its customers.
The academy is committed to the sectors it serves; up-skilling the UK workforce is a vital part of the growth of the country. The academy has invested significantly in its provision to provide dedicated training and assessment including innovative use of modern technology to enable remote delivery and support.
The S&B Automotive Academy board of directors bring a wealth of experience from business expertise, corporate training, strategic planning, and financial controls. The full-time members of the senior management team work closely with the board.
Sparrows GroupSparrows is a leading energy services contractor in its sector, defined by its pioneering approach and quality of service in four product lines - Lifting Solutions, Vessel Support Services, Facility Life Services and Pipe & Cable Lay Facilitation. We commit to deliver effective engineered products and services which optimise performance and minimize risk to our client groups; E&P operators, rig owners and construction vessel owners and operators.
From a global network of service centres, we deliver an expanding range of integrated engineering solutions, from concept to completion, through operations support to decommissioning.
We achieve this by employing outstanding people, by working ethically to exacting standards and by exceeding client expectations through our performance. In health, safety, quality and environment we uphold the highest standards.
Stagecoach UK BusStagecoach Group is an international public transport group, with extensive operations in the UK, continental Europe, the United States and Canada. The Group employs around 39,000 people, and operates bus, coach, train, and tram services.
Stagecoach is one of the UK’s biggest bus and coach operators with around 8,300 buses and coaches. Around 2.8 million passenger journeys are made on Stagecoach's buses every day on a network stretching from south-west England to the highlands and islands of Scotland. Low-cost coach service, megabus.com, operates a network of inter-city services across Europe and North America.
Stephenson CollegeStephenson College has a state-of-the-art campus in Leicestershire, along with smaller campuses in Nottingham. All sites offer a wide range of apprenticeships and full time or part time classroom-based learning programmes for 16 to 19-year-olds as well as courses for adults. Training thousands of students to gain the qualifications they need to further their career prospects.
Providing students with purpose-designed workspaces and a primary focus on vocational subjects, the college offers a wide range of courses including: engineering, construction, plumbing, carpentry & joinery, motor vehicle, electrical installation, painting and decorating, health & social care, hair & beauty, child care, animal care, uniformed services, IT and business studies.
With friendly campuses, supportive tutors and facilities designed to ensure students are taught to the highest standards to inspire success. Providing a range of high-quality courses, offering a gateway to university study and enhancing career prospects.
Working alongside corporate industry partners the college has an excellent reputation for providing quality training and professional backing from the business community. World renowned companies such as Siemens, Volvo, BAM Nuttall and Aggregate Industries provide support, experience and vital insight into current industry practice giving students the ability to be work ready.
T&RS Engineering LtdT&RS Engineering Ltd provides a range of specialist consultancy services to the rail industry for the maintenance and overhaul of individual or fleets of traction and rolling stock vehicles. Provision of our services are proven in: • Reducing fleet operating costs. • Monitoring and improving fleet reliability. • Improving fleet availability. • Delivering improved exam / overhaul downtimes.
We provide reliable and diverse engineering support to train operating companies, rolling stock leasing companies and other rail service providers. Our engineers are flexible and mobile with a wealth of experience in the maintenance and overhaul of all types of traction and rolling stock.
Our rail experience extends beyond passenger traction & rolling stock to include freight, on track plant and machinery.
We tailor our solutions to each client’s needs ensuring that we understand and deliver their individual business requirements.
TIP Trailer Services UK LtdTIP Trailer Services UK Ltd believes keeping trailers legal and compliant is paramount for running a successful and efficient fleet. TIP has evolved from just renting and leasing trailers and has now developed into a fully integrated trailer services company.
To maintain their market leading position, TIP has widened the range of services available to their customers. As an example, most of its workshops are ‘Authorised Test Facility’ (ATF) approved and via its maintenance ‘FleetCare’ product, customers can take advantage of using its workshops to have repairs, servicing and maintenance completed before the MOT test.
TIP continue to invest in its high spec Mobile Service Unit (MSU) fleet. Each one is completely self-sufficient and has the functionality to inspect, service and repair trailers either on customer premises or out on the road, making TIP unique as a trailer maintenance service provider.
TIP also has ongoing training programmes which includes irtec licence accreditation, FTA training modules as well as main manufacturer training.
TIP has a long-term investment programme for its fleet management services - this differentiates TIP from all other trailer service companies as it enables us to enhance its customer service proposition and offer the most comprehensive range of maintenance support programmes currently available from any UK based provider.
The Manchester CollegeThe largest further education college in the UK. With a focus on careers and a work-ready Greater Manchester, we are creating greater opportunities in the heart of the city and leading the way in education.
The Trafford College GroupStockport College is a further education college with a large campus 15 minutes from Manchester city centre and 10 minutes from Manchester International Airport. It offers a broad curriculum from Level 1 to Level 6 including degrees and has approximately 10,000 students. The College has extensive national and international employer networks and partners with Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Central Lancashire, University of Chester and Liverpool John Moores and a wide range of professional bodies.
The College provides education and training on a broad range of engineering programmes for full and part time learners and apprentices and has extensive training facilities at the College and within Manchester Airport. Teaching staff within the College have a range of PHD’s, Chartered Engineering status, published international research and extensive industry experience.
This is an exciting time for Stockport College as we engage with a range of international partners in South Africa and the Middle East and embark on an internationalisation strategy that will bring increased opportunities for our learners and employer network. We are also planning the enhancement of the engineering curriculum by developing blended learning platforms and innovating to meet the learning needs for future engineers and the sector as a whole.
Tower Transit GroupTower Transit is a leading international transportation operator, with extensive passenger operations in London and Singapore. With a commitment to providing innovative and customer centric operations, Tower Transit is dedicated in delivering its vision of being the world's most respected transport provider - the operator of choice.
Truck Align London LtdA motor vehicle repair company
University of Central LancashireThe University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has undergone a major investment programme with the launch of the Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) with state-of-the-art facility, equipped to a high quality standard, on the Preston campus. The EIC is a key part of an overall Engineering Transformation Programme at UCLan. Its aim is to exploit the location of the University at the centre of one of the most intense engineering and manufacturing areas in the UK and establish UCLan as a leader in engineering innovation. The EIC will create an integrated space for teaching, research and knowledge exchange, resulting in higher education provision in Lancashire which more closely reflects the economic priorities of the business community. The EIC will target those courses that can demonstrate clear employer and student demand. The growth will be achieved through both direct applicants and from our network of FE partner colleges and sponsored UTCs. UCLan’s links to local business include both major employers (e.g. BAE Systems and United Utilities) and SMEs are already in place and are proposed to be strengthened over time.
V L Test Systems LtdV L Test Systems design, manufacture, sell previous after sales for their VLT brand of vehicle testing equipment specialising in DVSA (VOSA) complete test lanes, and also individual brake, testers, headlight testers etc.
Van Hool NVVan Hool of Belgium manufactures approximately 1,400 buses and coaches, and as many as 3,000 commercial vehicles annually of which 80% are exported worldwide. Our commercial vehicle department manufactures a comprehensive range of transport means including semitrailers, curtainsider trailers, road tankers, tank and bulk containers, swap tanks, swap bodies and container chassis in the most diverse designs while using the latest technologies.
Venatu ConsultingOur team of highly experienced automotive recruiters are sector-focused and operate throughout the UK offering expertise and insight into industry trends, skill analysis, salary benchmarking, remuneration packages and applicant availability with confidence.
Our automotive division is extremely innovative in creating their own work force that is geared specifically towards this sector. This gives us an outstanding talent pool of today’s best industry professionals to work alongside. Regardless of location; whether it’s a permanent, temporary or an interim position; the ‘automotive’ team can deliver.
Vent-Tech LtdVent-Tech equips companies to minimise the human and business cost of dust, fume and other airborne contaminants at work. Using our expertise as industrial ventilation suppliers, we design and install dust and fume extraction systems; systems that mitigate these costs. The proper installation of a LEV system will safeguard the health of your employees.
It is a very technical area of expertise and the requirements on businesses are highly regulated, so if you are choosing a company to design and install a system you need to be sure that they have the required qualifications and experience. All Vent-Tech’s design, testing and commissioning engineers are BOHS-qualified and have considerable experience.
Our systems comply with the relevant health and safety recommended practice, so you can have the confidence that your employees are being fully protected from the hazardous substances being extracted. We even have the ability to model the ventilation system’s design on our solid works software.
We are able to demonstrate, at design stage, a full-scale 3D representation of how the ventilation system will work using an animated simulation of the air flow.
Volvo Truck & Bus LimitedThe Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, also provides complete solutions for financing and servicing.
The Group, with its headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, employs around 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and is present in more than 190 markets.
In the UK Volvo Group Trucks is based in Warwick, employing around 1,300 people offering complete transport solutions for professional and demanding customers with a full range of new and used light, medium and heavy-duty vans and trucks under the Volvo and Renault brands. In 2014 it registered over 6,100 vehicles through two individual networks totalling 155 dealerpoints throughout the UK and Ireland.
The Volvo Group also includes BRS, offering flexible contract hire packages providing transport solutions plus Roadcrew, the Group’s all-makes ‘one-stop-shop’ for trailer parts and non-Volvo parts.
Another Group member is Volvo Bus, which in addition to supplying bus and coach chassis is also the importer of Jonckheere, Berkhof and Sunsundegui coach bodies and joint distributor of Plaxton bodies.
Zenith Vehicle ContractsA commercial vehicle fleet management specialist which offer both funded and non-funded vehicle management solutions. We operate 24/7/365 and are responsible for managing some of the UK’s largest commercial vehicle fleets. Compliance and cost control are the primary divers of our business. This is supported by experienced people in a technology enabled environment.
Zurich EngineeringFounded in Switzerland in 1872, Zurich is one of the world's most experienced insurers. Our customers choose Zurich to protect the people and things they love because they value our knowledge, expertise and stability. At Zurich, we're in business to help our customers understand and protect themselves from risk, operating in more than 60 countries world-wide with 55,000 employees.
Our most important asset is our people and we have over 500 engineer surveyors located across the UK who have the technical expertise and experience to handle most types of engineering inspections. We undertake statutory inspections of lifting equipment, process plant, power presses, local exhaust ventilation, play equipment, electrical wiring & plant plus other types of work equipment.
We provide an essential aspect of ensuring the safety of plant and machinery for our 10,000 customers. Our market-leading technical expertise, dedication to understanding our customers’ business and use of the latest technology to report on site means our customers can trust us to get it right every time, cost effectively and efficiently.
We can offer a range of engineering consultancy services pressure plant as well as machinery including notified body work. We also have a very successful testing laboratory.