Egremont U15s RU wins treble!

On the 7th of May NIS sponsored Egremont under 15s Rugby Union team won the Cumbria County Cup for the 3rd year running. Well done to all, it was a fantastic team effort and we wish you all the best for the next season.

NIS is a winner in the RoSPA Awards 2018

NIS have been successful in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2018 and have achieved the President’s (12 consecutive Golds) award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

We will be presented with the award during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.

Through the RoSPA Awards scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. The awards are now in its 62nd year.

NIS welcomes the Mayor of Chorley

NIS were pleased to welcome The Mayor of Chorley Councillor Mark Perks to our facility on Tuesday 13th March 2018.

After recently meeting at a local high school STEM event Councillor Perks was invited to tour our Chorley facility and meet some of our Apprentices. We are very proud to currently have 11 Apprentices in a variety of roles including Project Controls, Mechanical Design, Welding, Administration and Fabrication.

Managing Director Gill Marsden was delighted to tell Councillor Perks about a number of projects NIS is working on including:

  • Manufacturing equipment to assist with the Fukushima disaster recovery
  • Supporting UK Defence companies working on projects to protect our nation
  • Collaborating on decommissioning frameworks
  • Working with our clients to providing security detection products across the globe

Left to right: Gill Marsden (Managing Director), The Mayor of Chorley Councillor Mark Perks, David Brown (Technical Director) and Richard Taffs (SHE Manager)

NIS Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

NIS is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2018 with our apprentices both past and current.

We currently have 11 Apprentices, Graduates and Trainees at NIS in a variety of roles including: Project Controls, Mechanical Design, Welding, Administration and Fabrication.

We look forward to our Apprentices following in the footsteps of their colleagues and continuing their careers with NIS and are very proud of the fact that 22 of our past apprentices are still on the role call with the oldest having served his time in 1984!

In alphabetical order with year started: Andy A 2011, Jack A 2015, April B 2010, Alex B 2014, Jason B 1986, Craig B 1984, Mark C 2015, Morgan C 2017, Jack C 2010, Jack C 2011, Tom D 2010, Simon F 2011, Jake F 2009, George G 1984, Ben G2016, Zakir H 2014, Jim H 1997, Mark H 1984, Nick L 2016, Alex L 2009, Paul L 1986, Andrew L 2012, David M 2012, Jordan M 2013, Emily M 2014, Jon M 2003, John P 1987, Josh R 2013, Braddon S 2015, Danny S 1997, Sean T 2015, Jack W 2011, Tim W 1985, Robert W 2013, Matthew W 2014

Supporting local charity…

In keeping with the commitments made within the NIS Social Impact plan, once again we have donated the money historically spent on corporate Christmas cards and gifts for clients to our chosen worthwhile causes. Therefore £500 was given to Derian House along with £250 each for Young People and Child First West Berkshire and West Cumbria Hospice at Home, two of our other chosen charities which are local to NIS’ main business regions.

NIS will be continuing to support the charities that serve the company’s local communities and look forward to getting involved with more fundraising events in 2018.

NIS raises money for local homeless

The annual NIS Festive Bake Sale has this year raised £169.65 for homeless charities both in Chorley and Cumbria.

Members of staff from all departments baked a huge selection of items from mince pies to chicken pasties with the total being rounded up to £200 by NIS. Tinned goods and non-perishable items were also collected and donated to our local food bank.

World Quality Day

World quality day was on November 9 this year and NIS are proud to announce that they did……NOTHING!

Nothing different!

Now I can already hear all the “Are you serious”? “Why”? “Haven’t you missed the point”? “Why no special event”?

But no, we did nothing different for a reason. Quality is the way we do things round here. It starts with the MD Gill Marsden, the Directors David Brown, Gary Ward and Howard Entwistle who lead the business with our vision “To be excellent together” and, mission “Excellence in engineering and manufacturing – powered by pride”, totally integrated in everything we do, through our core values of “Respect, Protect, Commit, and Inspire”.

The leadership team have continual focus on quality starting from Learning from Experience and finishing from yes you guessed it Learning from Experience. It’s the most obvious place to start and finish, isn’t it?

Over the past four years the business has continually transformed with the assistance of the CNSIG team but we are still on our journey, we challenge ourselves and everything we do always looking for improvement. Everyone is empowered to challenge and make change, change is good, it delivers value. We challenged all areas of the business, it’s like pushing on an open door! it’s so refreshing!

So, as we roll past this year’s World Quality Day our challenge is to get to World quality day 2018 and still have the same drive and enthusiasm to be able to challenge the norm and do nothing except a nod and wink of acknowledgement that Quality is the way we do things round here, and continue to be excellent together.

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NIS supports Egremont Rugby Union under 15s

Back to back county cup winners, Egremont Rugby Union under 15s have got their season off to a flying start with a new kit purchased by Design and Manufacturing experts, NIS Ltd. Whilst headquartered in Chorley, Lancashire their commitment to West Cumbria is strong given the multi-million pound contracts they hold with Sellafield Ltd and the fact the business is led by Seascale woman Gill Marsden.

“We’re extremely proud to be in a position to be able to support grass root sports, particularly for this age group. Our values of Respect, Protect, Commit and Inspire naturally align with the values these young people need to succeed, whether in sport, academically or into their chosen careers”.

NIS Ltd Managing Director Gill Marsden pictured with Egremont Rugby Union under 15s

NIS celebrates CNSiG award

NIS is proud to be amongst the 10 Civil Nuclear Sharing in Growth participating companies who along with Nuclear AMRC celebrated being awarded the Capability and Capacity Award at the NDA supply chain awards 2017.

Gill Marsden, NIS Managing Director, and Jonathan Matthews, Rolls Royce Supplier Development Executive

The annual awards recognise the vital contribution of suppliers to the UK’s nuclear clean-up mission. Winners were announced at the NDA Estate Supply Chain Event, held in Manchester on 2nd November at Events City, Manchester.

Gill Marsden NIS Managing Director Said “This is such well deserved recognition for Jonathan, his team and experts such as Nuclear CC who have walked alongside us for the last 4 years as we have set about transforming our business from “Good to Great”, their guidance, support and unwavering patience has been invaluable”.

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The CNSiG programme is developing the UK manufacturing supply chain for civil nuclear – in new build, operations and decommissioning – to help UK companies win work in the nuclear industry at home and overseas. CNSiG is part-funded by government through the Regional Growth Fund and by Rolls-Royce.

NIS supports the Poppy Appeal

For this year’s NDA Supply chain event, which took place at Manchester’s Event city on Thursday 2nd November, NIS decided that once again we would donate the money we would usually spend on corporate gifts to the British Legion Poppy Appeal.

With almost 2000 delegates attending the event has become the biggest of the UK nuclear calendar, and we were delighted to be able to give away hundreds of poppies to support and promote the vital work the British Legion does for the Armed Forces community.

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