Celebrating South Norfolk Business!

Recognising & celebrating Norfolk-based business, Lintott was delighted to provide its expertise as a panel judge at the South Norfolk Business Awards – Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing category (sponsored by Mirus Aircraft Seating).  The winner will be announced at the awards gala on 5th February at Dunston Hall (for more information, click here).  Good luck to all short-listed finalists!

New Appointment: Director of Engineering

Lintott is delighted to announce the appointment of Andy Whilding as Director of Engineering. Andy joins the Company from the University of East Anglia & is responsible for all technical aspects associated with the design of Lintott’s products. Spanning both academia & industry, Andy has amassed considerable academic & applied technical expertise & has strong research-based knowledge & connections akin to the Company’s product & innovation programme. A chartered engineer, Andy also has significant people development skills, reflected by a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

In his past employment, Andy also worked at Corus Colors, Proserv UK & East Coast College.

Christmas Charity Spectacular!

Getting into the Christmas spirit, Lintott’s team held a “Christmas Charity Spectacular” mid December.  In addition to celebrating the festive period, the event was held to raise money for charity.  Activities included wearing Christmas-themed attire & a Christmas cake sale.  All told over ÂŁ250 was raised to be spread across several charities (Great Ormond Hospital Charity & the Hamlet Centre).  Well done!

Christmas greetings, office closure & emergency support

Throughout 2018, Lintott demonstrated its integrity, competence & desire to continuously improve & outperform. The year saw the Company receive further external recognition & accolades in response to its business strategy, practices & industry-defining use of technology. Plans for 2019 will accelerate process, product & people developments further still – watch this space!

With 2018 drawing to a close, Lintott’s directors & staff would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support throughout the year & to wish you a very happy Christmas & a prosperous New Year.

Although service & production colleagues will be operating throughout the festive period, please be advised that the office will formally close around 15:30hrs on Monday 24th December & re-open on Wednesday 2nd January 2019 at 08:00hrs. During this time, if you require emergency product assistance please telephone 0870 112 1883.

We look forward to working with you again in 2019!

The Manufacturer interviews Lintott COO, Jamie Thums

In November, Lintott’s COO, Jamie Thums was recognised as one of the nations Top 100 manufacturing figures. During the Digital Manufacturing Week which featured at the same time, Jamie was interviewed by Nick Peters, Editorial Director at The Manufacturer. To view the interview, please click here.  Earlier this month, Lintott was also featured on BBC’s Look East.  This highlighted how many businesses are reshoring their manufacturing capabilities back within the UK, & in particular, the East of England.  

Primary Engineer STEM Event

Lintott’s team of 10 STEM ambassadors reflect the Company’s passion to engender the next generation of budding engineers & technicians. On 6th December, Lintott’s Principal Engineer, Jason Hart, participated in the first part of an event ran by Primary Engineer, held at Hethel Innovation. Primary Engineer seeks to bring engineering & engineers into primary classrooms & curricula. This day-long event involved working with teachers in two projects: The first was to transform a shoe box into a basic cart & to test it climbing a slope. The second was to build a battery-powered cart, which also had to climb a ramp.

Next year, Jason will join teachers in helping to deliver the thought-inspiring project to tomorrows aspiring engineering talent.

Best in Class Employee Recognition

It’s a fact that exceptional employees want to work for a great organisation. Lintott is committed to achieving this by developing sustainable business opportunities & most fundamentally, via celebrating achievement & forging an ever-developing colleague package which continually enhance the overall employee experience. One small but integral part of this is the Company’s colleague recognition scheme. At regular intervals throughout each year, this rewards those team members who have gone “above & beyond”. Bolstering this & for the first time, Lintott has expanded the programme with an “Outstanding Contribution of the Year” award.

This years’ winners were Glen Ireland (shown below, left) & Carl Carpenter (right). Lintott’s Director of Digital Delivery, Andrew Pilkington (shown centre) hosted a special presentation & outlined to team members, why Glen & Carl were worthy winners & quite literally “Best in Class”. Congratulations Glen & Carl!

Britain’s manufacturing heroes named in Liverpool

During the Digital Manufacturing Week held in Liverpool (14th to 16th November 2018), Lintott’s Chief Operating Officer, Jamie Thums, was recognised in The Manufacturer Top 100 (2018). The scheme is run by The Manufacturer magazine, in partnership with Cranfield University, one of the country’s top centres of business education.Now in its fifth year, The Manufacturer Top 100 project, publicly recognises the most dynamic leaders and innovators in manufacturing. Its goal is to help dispel popularly-held myths that vibrant manufacturing in the UK is a thing of the past! Awardees are drawn from every walk of UK industry, from top floor to shop floor. From Sanjeev Gupta, who is singlehandedly transforming the British steel industry, to Amy Druce, Production Team Leader at BMW MINI Plant Oxford.They are selected from hundreds of nominations for the examples they set to young people aspiring to a career in industry; 100 unique and uplifting stories of struggle, grit, determination and success against all the odds, personal tales of individuals helping to change popular perceptions of careers in manufacturing and draw young people into the sector. 

Nick Peters, Editorial Director of The Manufacturer and of The Manufacturer Top 100 report commented during the formal drinks reception, “The individual stories in the report published today (available from www.themanufacturer.com) are a compelling reminder of how strong and vibrant UK manufacturing really is. We need to keep saying that, because as a nation we seem to harbour the notion that no one in the UK makes things anymore, and young people are discouraged from considering careers in manufacturing. The truth is we do make things – we are the world’s 9th largest manufacturing nation – and careers are very well paid. But there are too few skilled young people coming through the system. It is on behalf of that new generation that we do this. We want to break down the decades-old prejudice against manufacturing. We want parents to get excited about recommending a career in manufacturing to their offspring, not see it (so erroneously) as an occupation of last resort. We must not let the prejudices of yesterday poison the opportunities of tomorrow.” 

The Manufacturer Top 100 judging panel include:

  • Paul Everitt, CEO, ADS
  • Jenny Holloway, CEO, Fashion Enter/Fashion Capital 
  • Nigel Fine, CEO, Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Dr Hayaatun Sillem, CEO, The Royal Academy of Engineering 
  • Jane Robinson, Former Director Cutting Technologies 
  • Harris Makatsoris, Professor of Manufacturing Operations, Cranfield University 
  • Steve Evans, Director of Research, University of Cambridge 
  • Bernard Molloy, Global Industrial Logistics Director, Unipart 
  • James Selka, CEO, MTA 
  • Carl Perrin, CEO, Institute for Future Transport & Cities 
  • Colin Brown, CEO, Institute of Mechanical Engineers 
  • George Edwards, Founder, Gas- Sense Solutions 
  • Bill Williams, Chief Executive, CEME Ltd 
  • Stephen Phipson, CEO, EEF 
  • Jan Ward CBE, CEO, Corrotherm International Ltd

Benchmarking against the very best!

Lintott was truly honoured to be ranked alongside world-class manufacturers at the MX Manufacturing Awards held in Liverpool on 15th November. The Company was a finalist in two categories: “Manufacturing in Action” & “Leadership & Strategy”. The journey to becoming a finalist involved a rigorous review & assessment exercise headed by an industry-leading panel. Congratulations to all the winners!

Earlier this year, Lintott won “Best use of Technology” (East of England) at the 2018 Chamber Business Awards as well as a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation.

New recruitment drive & UEA Careers Fair

On 18th October, Elaine Woodrow (People & Operations Manager) & Deb Scott (Business Operations Officer) represented Lintott at the University of East Anglia’s Recruitment & Opportunities Fair.

Lintott’s attendance was on multiple fronts: Firstly, it coincided with the start of the Company’s latest recruitment drive; Secondly, it provided yet another opportunity to further-widen the Company’s brand locally; & thirdly to make some positive noise & encourage both under & post graduate students to consider a career in the manufacturing & engineeirng sector.

Some 2000 students attended the event. Lintott was proudly situated within the ‘Engineering Hub’ which contained an array of SME (small to medium) & larger engineering-related businesses.

Lintott’s people-based competencies include electrical, mechanical, chemical, ICT, software applications, project / commercial, production, site services, sales, HRM & clercial roles. Most notably, the Company is today seeking to grow its Site Services, Electrical Design & Software / ICA Reams (both in Norwich & Rotherham)

For information about joining Lintott or how the Company supports the New Anglia community & the UK’s engineering & manufacturing space please contact media@lintottcs.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!