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Rob Storey has resigned his directorship of Total Training Direct Limited to focus more upon his business consultancy projects, part time METEC QHSE portfolio, and new opportunities.

Rob commented,

Thanks to the many clients and partners who its been my pleasure to work with whilst developing the business, especially those from the strategic partnerships, and the network of new contacts developed during the journey.

The hard work contributed to Total Training led to many achievements, including two excellent, high profile renewable energy college partnerships in key regions leading the way on the renewable agenda. However, due to circumstances beyond my control its time to hand the baton over to the remaining directors to take advantage of the results to date.

Thanks to those who have been in touch recently to offer new opportunities, and anyone wishing to catch up or explore potential collaboration, please get in touch“.

Rob Storey.

ISO Accreditations benefit METEC CP UK

North East manufacturer Metec rides wave of success with £6.5m offshore contract wins

Rob Storey provides quality health safety & environmental expertise to the Jarrow manufacturing specialist company which has sealed offshore renewables contracts worth over £6.5m to supply the Dogger Bank Wind Farm and a French substation.

Metec UK, which specialises in corrosion protection for high value subsea kit, will supply the Dogger Bank Wind Farm phases A and B, as well as a second offshore substation in France as part of the deals. Other contract wins include protection for port and harbour works linked to the push for renewable energy generation offshore.

Established just four years ago, Metec UK, which has manufacturing facilities in South Shields and Tunisia with representation around the globe, initially employed just six people but now has 45. Turnover has increased from £5.2m in its first year to £8.6m in 2020, and with a host of new projects in the pipeline the company said it will see revenue growth exceed its original target of 5% to 7% for the year 2020/2021.

An integral part of the company success has been achievement of ISO 9001 quality, 45001 health & safety and 14001 environmental UKAS certifications through BSI, a process Rob led, and continues to oversee for METEC.

Alberto Via, UK managing director, said: “These latest successes – and in particular the flagship Dogger Bank Wind Farm contract – justifies our commitment to South Tyneside, the North East and the UK. Our success demonstrates our ability to support large, important and prestigious renewable energy projects of this nature throughout the UK and Europe”.

Careers Education & Enterprise Recognition

Making a difference to pupils, staff and the community

Rob Storey Consulting received recognition from Boldon School whom Rob supports and advises on Careers Strategy and Planning in his Northeast LEP Enterprise Advisors role and related activities.

Helping others through building positive links between education and industry is something Rob has done for many years; making a tangible difference to pupils and teachers with their careers activities and journey’s.

Energi Coast ISO Certification Event

Rob Storey provided a keynote presentation to many renewable energies companies as a panel speaker during today’s Energi Coast event titled ‘How ISO accreditation can help your business grow in the offshore wind sector.’

The presentation catered for newcomers and those already involved with ISO certifications and focused on what are ISO accreditations, how to achieve them, and what benefits they provide to businesses and individuals.

The presentation was warmly received resulting in excellent group and individual attendee feedback.

The Future of The North East Energy Sector

Rob Storey Consulting (RSC) was invited to this event 6th June at Port of Blyth Training Services Centre to hear from a panel of experts on the renewable skills aspirations for the collaborative partnership formed by Port of Blyth and Newcastle College Group.
The impressive list of speakers comprised Martin Lawler (CEO, Port of Blyth), Marc McPake (Director of Business Partnerships, Newcastle College), Hugh McNeil (CEO, Renewable UK), Wayne Daley (Cabinet Member, North of Tyne Combined Authority) and Jamie Driscoll (North of Tyne Mayor).

The event was excellently staged and demonstrated that there is a vibrant sector requiring skilled and qualified people of all ages and types to be trained, and that this partnership has the drive, ambition and abilities to deliver.
Rob Storey has played a major role so far in amongst many things developing subsea and renewable Foundation Degrees being used, delivering Newcastle College Energy Centre, and setting up and managing Renewable training programmes out of Blyth resulting in jobs; and he’s playing an active part contributing to the Energy Partnership to realise its ambitious vision and plans.

North East Business Support Fund

Rob Storey Consulting (RSC) today officially became a “Registered Provider for the North East Business Support Fund” and as such is now able to provide consulting support to help businesses to improve their competitiveness.

RSC is pleased to be able to offer its range of business support and development expertise as part of NBSL efforts to help businesses right across the North East to grow and develop.

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Rob Storey Providing QHSE Management to METEC UK

Rob was delighted to accept the opportunity offered  to manage METEC UK North East England facility Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental (QHSE) activities on a part time basis; contributing towards improving organisational quality, efficiency and performance.

Metec Group are the largest global manufacturer of Cathodic Protection sacrificial annodes, with production facilities in Tunisia, Nigeria and the United Kingdom. The Group boasts an impressive galvanic anode weekly capacity in excess of 1,000 tonnes for aluminium and zinc anode production and takes QHSE very seriously.

Rob is delighted to take on the challenge.

Rob Storey Joins UCQ In Associate Director (Commercial Operations) Role

A key objective of Rob Storey Consulting (RSC) is to help people, organisations and industries develop and prosper and part of RSC approach is to work with likeminded, reputable people and organisations.

University Centre Quayside (UCQ) is one such organisation, providing high quality degree apprenticeships throughout England focused upon employer’s needs with professional learning centres located from Newcastle to London. This employer centred approach offers flexible solutions through taught sessions, off-the-job learning, and blended programme delivery.

UCQ offers the highly respected Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) to employers to fit their business needs by conducting sensibly timed lectures and seminars on company premises, or at one of the local UCQ learning centres if more appropriate.

The programme incorporates the UCQ Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) combining the UCQ BA (Hons) Professional Management degree (validated by The Open University), with the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership. Students successfully completing the programme also receive Chartered Manager (CMgr MCMI) professional recognition through the CMI.

Please get in touch with Rob to hear how you or your organisation could benefit.

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