Eaton Controls & Lintott Partnership

Lintott welcomed its partner, Eaton Controls to its Norwich HQ late October. This was to enable Eaton to show first hand, its latest developments in control system technology. Lintott colleagues from across the business were able to extend their product knowledge & to discuss trends & applications with technical representatives from Eaton.

Lintott is proudly an xEnergy Licensed Panel Builder & in only a short while, has manufactured, installed & commissioned several projects. The xEnergy range consists of comprehensive fixed & withdrawable configurations for power & control in accordance with IEC61439 that can be matched & tailored to applications in commercial & industrial facilities.

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nmcn acquires Lintott Control Systems

nmcn is delighted to announce its acquisition of Lintott Control Systems Limited (LCS).  This acquisition builds on nmcn’s core objective of delivering customer value through integrated assets and services that target reduced whole-life costs.

nmcn Chief Executive Officer, John Homer, said: “The cash position we’ve been able to build in recent years has enabled us to take the next step in broadening our offering to our clients.”

“The acquisition of LCS strengthens our ability to offer innovative, customer focussed solutions to our clients in the water sector. We look forward to combining our own experience with our newly acquired colleagues’ skills and expertise to enhance our offering as the leading supplier to the water industry.”

David Owen, Managing Director at Lintott Control Systems said: “We were attracted by the business development opportunities and nmcn’s ambitious growth plans. We look forward to supporting the wider business in achieving its growth objectives and in delivering exceptional customer service.”

The Lintott facility is now integral to nmcn’s national infrastructure, with the entire team joining nmcn.  David Owen and Jamie Thums remain as Directors of LCS, with Mark Davy taking the role of Operational Lead.

John added: “We’re looking forward to welcoming on-board new colleagues and expanding our expertise within the water sector as we work together to grow our services and expertise across all of our key sectors.”

Photo – John Homer and David Owen

Partners meet to help shape the UEA’s state-of-the-art IoP

The University of East Anglia’s “UEA” forthcoming £7.4M state-of-the-art Institute of Productivity “IoP” will be a centre of excellence for engineering, technology & management.  It will facilitate collaborative advancements in management, robotics, 3D printing & digital design for local manufacturers, businesses & Higher & Further Education students.

On 23rd September, Jamie Thums (Lintott COO, IoP co-originator & Chair of the New Anglia Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering sector group) joined Chris Starkie (CEO, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership) Professor Fiona Lettice (Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research & Innovation, UEA) & Professor Lawrence Coates (Professor of Engineering, UEA) in presenting to regional businesses & partners the next phase of the project. This involves partners helping to ‘shape’ the nature of the IoP to optimise stakeholder benefit.

In addition to UEA investment, the Institute benefits from a grant of £4.5M from the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership.  For more information, please click here to be redirected to the UEA website.

Recently Elected – Jamie Thums

Congratulations to Lintott COO, Jamie Thums on receiving his fellowship from the IET.  Lintott was one of the first fifteen IET enterprise partners in the UK and is steadfast in promoting continued professional development across its workforce and in helping to promote and develop UK engineering and manufacturing.  Mid-September Jamie attended the IET’s Faraday House and was officially presented with his “Fellow” Certificate by Michelle Richmond, Director of Membership & Professional Development.

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Barnabee Meadow: Update 2

Once again we’re delighted to provide fresh photo’s of our progress regarding the development of Lintott’s on-site wildlife habitat & employee rest area, Barnabee Meadow.

People & Skills: Judges Visit

Shortlisted in two categories of the Manufacturer MX Awards 2019, Lintott was visited by the ‘People & Skills’ (SME) judging panel earlier this week (pictured up above alongside LCS colleagues, Anna Hinson (left), Elaine Woodrow (second from right) & Jamie Thums (right)).  But it doesn’t stop there: the ‘Leadership & Strategy’ panel will be visiting later in September too! 

Good luck to all finalists & go UK manufacturing!

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Wellbeing Research

To help the ongoing development of its HRM programme, Lintott Control Systems is delighted to support & be part of the national Steering Group for “Practices & Combinations of Practices for Health & Wellbeing at Work”.  The Group is chaired by Dame Carol Black & the duration of the project is 2 years (led by the University of East Anglia & RAND).  Attended by Lintott COO, Jamie Thums, the first meeting took place in London early September. 

The Company recognises that good health & well-being is a core enabler of employee engagement, & subsequently organisational performance.  This is reflected in Lintott’s HRM “Live Well, Work Well” system, which includes promoting wellbeing & fostering a positive & healthy working environment.

Aspiring Managers

People deserve the best leaders! With this in mind, Lintott regularly undertakes formal management training for current & aspiring managers. This directly underpins Lintott’s HRM strategy “to develop, engage & retain a high performing & diverse workforce”. Recently, 14 colleagues attended an externally ran, ILM accredited training course (Level 3).

People & Operations Manager, Elaine Woodrow commented, “I am delighted to again witness such a high number of colleagues build on their leadership capabilities & gain a range of key management skills. I look forward to working with each of them & in supporting those who wish to progress to the next level.”

Barnabee Meadow: Update

We’re thrilled to provide fresh photo’s of our progress regarding the development of Lintott’s on-site wildlife habitat & employee rest area, Barnabee Meadow. Work is expected to be completed by the end of August. Watch this space for an update!

An (un)paralleled LV Switchboard

Lintott has never been more passionate about the need to continuously outperform. Over the last few years, it has sought to build its management & technical capabilities whilst developing processes & systems which give clients exactly what they require in the shortest possible time. A case in point is the recent Low-Voltage Switchboard Lintott designed & built for its client, MS2JV (a joint venture between Morgan Sindall & Sweco) as part of Lintott’s Yorkshire Water MCC Framework. This complex system included functionality which, provided lossless transition of power from the onsite generator to the mains supply, in addition to the system providing reduced downtime, seamless continuation of the site process is achieved following the recovery of mains power.

To achieve a successful & expedient outcome, Lintott’s engineering function worked closely with stakeholders & overcame several technical challenges. The system was designed to comply with the latest Energy Networks Association (the industry body funded by UK gas & electricity transmission & distribution licence holders) recommendation for infrequent short-term parallel operation (G99 Issue 1 Amendment 1).

The client was highly delighted with Lintott’s approach & the product quality. For more information, please contact