Merseyside & Warrington Group - Forthcoming Events

June 2017
Tactical Supply Wing - Providing Aviation Fuel to Battlefield Helicopters in a Contested, Degraded and Operationally Limited EnvironmentBOOK NOW
29/06/2017 13:30:00 - 29/06/2017 17:00:00

When: Thursday 29th June from 1300 (for 1330) - 1700 hrs
Where: Tactical Supply Wing (TSW), MOD Stafford, Beaconside, Staffordshire ST18 0AQ

The TSW will host a Defence Forum event to offer CILT professionals the opportunity to learn more about how this specialist unit provides aviation fuel to battlefield helicopters. This unique organisation is one of the most heavily tasked, high readiness units within the UK’s Joint Helicopter Command and has seen almost continual operational service since its formation in 1970.

With a diverse range of capabilities, TSW builds and operates temporary storage sites, employs its fleet of cross-country tankers to transport fuel across the battlefield and conducts ‘Rotors Turning Refuels’ of helicopters. The unit is recognised as UK Defence’s subject matter experts in their field, and are specialists in activities such as parachuting fuel from C130s, flying it forward under-slung from helicopters or taking fuel direct from tactical aircraft such as the C130 Hercules into forward installations.

The event will include both static and live demonstrations, which will illustrate some of the equipment and capabilities the Wing employs, on exercise and operations. During these demonstrations, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with TSW personnel to ask questions regarding the equipment or procedures which the unit employs.  Delegates will hear from Commanding Officer, Wing Commander Jamie Miller, who will speak on TSW’s role as an Air Combat Service Support Unit, where they fit in to Defence and the challenges they face with the perceived change to the future operating environment. Specifically, the talk will outline how the Wing is planning to evolve its capabilities, both conceptually and physically in terms of desired changes to equipment. You will also hear about the support that TSW provides around the world to its diverse customers. He will also speak about how TSW’s capabilities are deployed to support Joint Helicopter Forces operating in a multitude of different austere locations, including desert, jungle and extreme cold weather environments. Subjects will include the levels of training that TSW personnel have to undertake in order to remain suitably qualified and experienced in refuelling helicopters in a combat environment.

The key to TSW’s effectiveness in meeting high readiness global deployed operations is its ability to prepare, generate and project personnel and equipment from MOD Stafford. Officer Commanding Headquarters Squadron will outline how TSW’s team of engineers, suppliers, drivers, administrators and training staff go about achieving this critical task.

With anecdotes from current and past operations, this will be a unique opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of recent developments.

Security restrictions apply to TSW and so delegates are required to provide full names, date of birth, nationality and if travelling by car, full vehicle details (make, model, colour and VRN) two weeks prior to the event. A form of photographic ID (passport or driving licence) will also be required on the day. As the visit will include an outdoor demonstration, warm/waterproof clothing is recommended.  

Refreshments and a light afternoon buffet will be provided.

To secure your place please contact Membership Services, with your ready filled booking form on Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: DSC0320.

Cost: Member: £10; Non-Member: £15.

Cheshire Group Invites You to 'An Evening at the Races'BOOK NOW
30/06/2017 18:00:00 - 28/07/2017 22:00:00

 30th June 2017, 17:45 (for 18:00) - 22:00 (onwards)
Where: The Racecourse, Chester, CH1 2LY
Meeting Point: Outside Holiday Inn Entrance

Back again for another year!

Come and enjoy a social evening at Chester Races and witness some exciting horse racing with the Cheshire CILT committee.  We plan to spectate from the Tattersalls stand, which provides access to bars, food and book-makers (should you fancy a flutter).  The stand is covered, but please dress accordingly to the weather, as the book-makers and bars are not covered.

Parking is available at the racecourse, but please note this fills up quickly on race days.  There is a number of other pay & display options across Chester, which can be found via Google.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: CHG0335.

£30 to be paid on entrance to Chester Racecourse or on the Chester Races website.
July 2017
Business and Franchise Update From NorthernBOOK NOW
18/07/2017 18:30:00 - 18/07/2017 19:30:00

18th July 2017, 18:00 (for 18:30) - 19:30
Where: Transport for Greater Manchester, 2 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BG
Meeting Point: TBC

Speaker: TBC

One year on from being awarded the new franchise, Northern will provide an update on the latest developments with the business.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: GMG0377.

Member: Free; Non-Member: Free
September 2017
CILT Knowledge Centre OverviewBOOK NOW
07/09/2017 18:30:00 - 07/09/2017 20:30:00

When: 07 Sep 2017, 18:00 - 20:30  
Where: Pets at Home, Stanley Matthews Way, Trentham Lakes South, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, ST4 8GR  
Meeting Point: Reception

Speaker: Peter Huggins, Knowledge Centre Manager, CILT

Membership of CILT offers access to a unique range of benefits and unbeatable services designed to support members, personally and professionally, throughout their career. One of the main benefits is the Institute’s Knowledge Centre. By combining traditional and online resources, The Knowledge Centre provides one of the largest specialist and comprehensive sources of logistics, supply chain and transport information in the world.

Peter Huggins, the Knowledge Centre Manager, will offer a unique insight into The Knowledge Centre so that you can learn about all of the information resources that are available to help members regarding the provision and sourcing of professional sector, company and topic-specific supply chain, logistics and transport information for your work and study needs.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: CHG0339.

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

October 2017
Visit to the Eddie Stobart Training Academy and HQBOOK NOW
05/10/2017 18:30:00 - 05/10/2017 20:30:00

When: 05 October 2017, 18:30 for 18:00 - 20:30  
Where: Eddie Stobart, Stretton Green Distribution Park, Langford Way, Appleton, Warrington, Cheshire WA4 4TQ 
Meeting Point: Visitors' Reception - Training Academy

Speaker: Dave Pickering, Chief Operating Officer, Eddie Stobart

If you have ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the country’s most well-known logistics company, then this visit is for you. You will have the chance to visit Eddie Stobart's innovative head office in Warrington. As well as being home to their service support teams, their training academy is located there which caters for induction training, driver CPCs, management courses and much more. You will get to see where new vehicles are prepared with the distinctive Eddie Stobart livery (including the famous female names) and subsequently decommissioned after 2-3 years of service. Their Chief Operating Officer, David Pickering, will share the latest news about the company, following their listing on the London Stock Exchange earlier this year, and you will get the chance to see how a long-haul driver, or 'Tramper' as they are known internally, lives during their week on the road.
The event is being hosted by the Cheshire group but members of other North West groups are welcome. A site map and directions, plus joining instructions, will be provided nearer the time. Photography will be allowed.
Please notify the CILT in advance if you suffer from any food allergies

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Please note this event will be vetted.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: CHG0340

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

November 2017
The Borderlands (Wrexham-Bidston) Rail LineBOOK NOW
09/11/2017 18:30:00 - 09/11/2017 20:30:00

When: 09 November 2017, 18:00 for 18:30 - 20:30
Where: Hallmark Hotel The Queen, City Road, Chester, CH1 3AH
Meeting Point: Hotel Reception (Opposite Chester Railway Station)

Speaker: John Allcock, Chairman, Wrexham-Bidston Rail Users Association

The Borderlands Line provides an important link between North East Wales and the Merseyrail network for connectivity throughout the Liverpool area. The Wrexham-Bidston Rail Users’ Association believes that, with its current service, the “Borderlands Line” significantly underperforms its potential.  A number of key organisations now recognise that this railway corridor could and should provide a more effective link between the communities, work and leisure locations it connects in the cross-border region.

Refreshments will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: CHG0345

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

April 2018
LPW Technology - RuncornBOOK NOW
12/04/2018 18:30:00 - 12/04/2018 20:30:00

When: 12 April 2018, 18:00 for 18:30 - 20:30
Where: Unit 3A Widnes Trade Park, Dennis Road, Widnes, WA8 0GU     
 Meeting Point: Reception

Speaker: TBC

A look at the state of the art, new build manufacturing plant for metal powders for additive manufacturing, the only factory of its kind in the UK.
Hear how metal powders are handled in production environments, ensuring full traceability for use in critical applications including aerospace and medical applications.

See the full PowerLife solution of smart storage and transport solutions, materials monitoring and bespoke QMS systems to support this rapidly growing Additive Manufacturing industry that the UK is striving to be at the forefront of.

Please note this event will be vetted. 

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: CHG0344

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

May 2018
Encirc Glass Visit: Raw Material Logistics & ProductionBOOK NOW
10/05/2018 18:30:00 - 10/05/2018 20:30:00

When: 10 May 2018, 18:00 for 18:30 - 20:30
Where: Encirc Glass, Elton, CH24LF
Meeting Point: Main Reception, Encirc Glass, Elton, CH24LF

Speaker: Brian Harrison: Encirc Logistics, Supply Chain Manager

A great opportunity to visit one of the best examples of a vertically integrated manufacturer, with end-to-end supply chain operations on site. The glass production and raw material supply chain overview will show how working closely with a supplier can improve delivery performance, service, quality and at the same time reducing cost for both parties. Encirc provide evidence for this throughout their supply chain.

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Please note this event will be vetted.

Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: CHG0343

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

North West Regional Golf Event in Memory of Roy HerleyBOOK NOW
18/05/2018 10:00:00 - 18/05/2018 16:00:00

When: 18th May 2017, 09:00 for 10:00 - 16:00
Where: Antrobus Golf Club, Foggs Lane, Antrobus, Cheshire CW9 6JQ
Meeting Point: Antrobus Golf Club Pro Shop

A chance to play one of the North West's most picturesque golf courses in memory of Roy Herley, formerly a member of the Cheshire Group committee. Roy was a keen golfer and this event is an appropriate way of marking his contribution to the CILT and the logistics industry. Tea, coffee and a breakfast bap will be served in the clubhouse before an 18-hole round of golf (team Stableford format), followed by a two course meal back in the clubhouse. Prizes will be awarded for the winning teams, longest drive and nearest the pin. Ladies, gents, senior and junior players all welcome. First tee at 10.00am.

The entry fee will include green fees, tea or coffee and a breakfast bap on arrival, 2 course meal after the round and a contribution to prizes. Any surplus will be donated to the Captain's nominated charity.

Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: quoting the event code: CHG0342

Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free


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