ISO 27001:2013 Certified!

Lintott Control Systems is pleased to announce that, following completion of its Stage 2 audit (November 2020) the Company has been formally certified to ISO 27001:2013!

Implementation of 27001, & it’s best practice approach to information security, has enabled the Company to further strengthen its integrated Business Quality Management System (which is also certified to ISO 9001:2015, 14001:2015, 45001:2018 & TickITplus). Underpinning the maturity of the Management System, the Company is proud to share that no major & minor nonconformities were identified throughout the certification process. 

ISO 27001:2013 Recommendation!

For well over 10 years, Lintott has operated an integrated Business Quality Management System.  This links the core components of quality, environment & health & safety facets of the business.  More recently, this has been expended to include Information Security.  Built on this & following completion of the stage 2 audit, Lintott has been recommended by the Company’s external assessor (ACM) for certification to International Information Security Standard, ISO 27001:2013.  Information Security concerns to the processes & methodologies designed and implemented to protect all types of from unauthorised access & treatment.

Testament to the Systems maturity & full integration, the Company was delighted that no major & minor nonconformities were identified.  The bar has now been set!

Outstanding People Awards

Despite the difficulties experienced throughout 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, Lintott’s employees responded proactively in helping to remodel the working environment, whilst continuing to support business operations & deliver exceptional customer service. A number of colleagues ‘set the bar’ in their response & contribution. Early November, Mark Davy, Lintott’s Operations Director, recognised 6 colleagues, who throughout the duration, performed, as he summarised, “consistently above & beyond”. These were: Business Assurance Manager, Anna Hinson; Project Engineer, Carl Carpenter; Production Operative, Ben Sutton; ICT Support Engineer, Ryan Storey; Applications Engineer, Scott Moises; and Test & Finishing Technician, James Riches. Each colleague received Amazon vouchers as a small gesture of the Company’s gratitude.

Huge congratulations to each winner & thanks too to all Lintott colleagues for ‘pulling together’ – brilliant!

This is Engineering Day!

Lintott is ardent in its support for “Engineering Day” & in applauding the pioneering work of engineers around the UK & indeed the World.

Engineering Day is a campaign which seeks to bring engineering to life for young people, & give more people the opportunity to pursue a career in the Engineering sector.  This year the theme is #BeTheDifference: a celebration of the engineering that shapes our world for the better!  The objective is to show tomorrow budding talent what engineering really looks like, and how it is an exciting and rewarding career path.

Through its 7-strong team of STEM Ambassadors, Lintott takes a leadership role in supporting teaching & promotional activities which target science, technology, engineering & mathematics in schools & colleges. As an enterprise with engineering at its heart, Lintott is steadfast in doing everything possible to develop the sector & entice more creative people to join it: Go Engineering!

To discover more about This Is Engineer Day visit: https://www.thisisengineering.org.uk/

Birthday Honour

Lintott Control Systems Limited is thrilled to announce that its COO, Jamie Thums, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. This well-deserved award is for services to manufacturing. Big congratulations from everyone at Lintott!

A “Top 100 Manufacturing Figure”, Jamie has amassed cutting-edge business reinvention expertise during a +25-year tenure working in leading UK-based and international manufacturing businesses.

To see the full list of recipients click here

The above photo is from last year (when Jamie received his CEng certificate) – picture left to right is Nigel Fine (IET CEO), Jamie Thums MBE (Lintott COO) & Dr Peter Bonfield OBE (2019 IET President).

Lintott delivers its first Digital Twin

What is a Digital Twin?  Put simply, it is the creation a highly complex virtual model that is the exact counterpart (or twin) of a physical entity.  The ‘entity’ could be a car, a tunnel, a bridge, a jet engine, or in Lintott’s case, a factory-built product such as a dosing or UV disinfection system.

As part of expanding Lintott’s disruptive & award winning digital eco-system, its Digital Delivery & Engineering functions have been spearheading a digital twin development environment to host factory built assemblies – as featured below:

Some of the primary benefits associated with a digital twin include:

  • The ability to visualise a product / process whilst in use (in real time);
  • Connecting disparate systems & fuelling traceability;
  • The ability to redefine assumptions via predictive analytics;
  • Troubleshooting geographically remote plant & equipment.

This project has shown, once again, Lintott’s creative & pioneering mindset & how the Company is focused on continually enhancing its value proposition.  Watch this space for an update, but if you can’t wait, please contact media@lintottcs.co.uk for more information.

F4OR Success!

Lintott Control Systems Limited is delighted to announce that it beat fierce competition in securing a place in the first intake of the Offshore Renewable Energy [“ORE”] Catapult’s industry-backed Fit 4 Offshore Renewables [“F4OR”] New Anglia Programme.  The scheme received 53 expressions of interest, with 29 companies shortlisted, but only 10 winning companies selected!

F4OR is designed to help UK businesses measure their current operations against the standards required to supply the offshore renewables industry, & take the necessary steps to enter & / or grow the market; including development & construction, manufacturing, operations & maintenance & decommissioning.

F4OR, which follows the principles of the well-respected Business Excellence Model, has been developed by the Nuclear AMRC & the ORE Catapult.

For more information, please click here or contact media@lintottcs.co.uk.

Further Strengthening: Information & Cyber Security

Lintott Control Systems Limited is pleased to advise that it has successfully renewed its Cyber Essentials certification – since first gaining accreditation in 2019.  Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against ever-growing cyber threats. 

On receiving notification, Andrew Pilkington, Director of Digital Delivery, commented: “Ongoing Cyber Essentials certification & operating in accordance with the Information Security Standard, ISO 27001, is essential to our business operations.  Our growing credentials seek to provides stakeholder confidence that we’re working diligently in continually developing measures & controls which safeguards & prioritises data security. This includes ensuring that data is rigorously protected; that we assess, minimise, & eliminate risks & vulnerabilities; we’re compliant with the highest standard for information security; & we rigorously apply best practice to our IT, HR & information processes.  The Company will very shortly be audited externally against the ISO 27001 standard – watch this space for an update.”

Summer Fruit Celebration 🍌🍎🍊

As part of Lintott’s Wellbeing programme, this week marks our annual “Summer Fruit Celebration” week!  Promoting healthy eating, each day the Company has provided a colourful & nutritious selection of fresh seasonal fruits for colleagues. 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. Bon appetit!

Shape the World – Celebrating International Women in Engineering…

It is a fact that Industry is facing a skills crisis & more engineers & technicians are required to help stoke creativity & the economy. Lintott therefore holds the view that it is vital for businesses, learning institutions & other partners to work collaboratively to inspire future generations to forge a career in a STEM-based (science, technology, engineering & mathematics) profession.

Led by Lintott’ parent, nmcn Plc, the overall business has committed to engaging with at least 5,000 children & young people by 2025. Aligned with this, nmcn has produced its first-ever children’s story book. “When I grow up” takes the reader through the journey of twins, “Harry” & “Amy”, who are considering their future vocations as part of their school careers day competition. The book is aimed at Key Stage 1 & includes a range of engineering activities which aims to inspire young minds! This fits neatly with Lintott’s localised programme.

The Company is steadfast in its commitment to promoting both STEM (within schools & colleges) as well as celebrating & promoting diversity within the workplace. This week, Lintott is delighted to once again, celebrate the outstanding achievements of women engineers throughout the world! International Women in Engineering Day 2020 is on 23rd June, & is aptly themed “Shape-The-World”. Since the Day was launched in 2014, the event has grown enormously, to the point where it received UNESCO patronage in 2016.

Harnessing both the promotion of STEM as well as celebrating International Women in Engineering Day, Anna Hinson (Business Assurance Manager & STEM Ambassador) presented Tasha McCord (Year 4 School Teacher) of Angel Road Junior School located in Norwich with package of “When I grow up” books & STEM career information resources (including curriculum linked lesson plans; posters demonstrating exciting career opportunities; & information leaflets describing different areas of engineering & the various routes into the sector).

Watch this space for future developments!