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Scotland Supply Chain Conference

The first NOF Energy Scotland Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition will take place at Inchyra Grange Hotel Falkirk on 27th February 2018. This will be a fantastic event bringing together both supply chain companies and key clients across the energy and defence sectors to network and do business. To ensure delegates have access to a wide range of new business opportunities NOF have ...

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'PREPARING FOR ISO 9000:2015' - BVAA TRAINING COURSE

All ISO 9001 approved organisations are required to transition to the new standard by September 2018. The BVAA are considering running a training course with LRQA to help our members address the new standard requirements and develop a plan to ensure a smooth transition to ISO 9001:2015. BUT we need to know if there is a sufficient market, as the costs for cancelling the course are hu...

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DIT Mexico - Oil & Gas Newsletter

UPCOMING EVENTS Inward Mission from Mexico – December 2017 A Mexican contractor company will be visiting some companies in the UK during the week of 4th December. The agenda, which has been developed by the DIT Mexico Oil & Gas team will comprise at least four days of activities in Aberdeen, Newcastle and London. The programme will include one-to-one meetings, site vis...

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BSI Webinar on Brexit

As advised in last week’s Link Up, on Monday 4th December 2017, BSI streamed another webinar on the position and progress when it comes to Standardisation and ‘Brexit.’ BSI’s ‘stability and continuity’ policy is being, well, continued. Standards-makers (experts) are encouraged to continue with their CEN/CENELEC commitments, as BSI plan to maintain their membership of this NO...

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Oil and gas innovators encouraged to seize funding opportunity

Oil & Gas UK welcomed a new initiative to spur innovation in the UK's offshore oil and gas sector. The Oil & Gas Technology Centre launched TechX - a technology accelerator and incubator which aims to boost the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry through supporting 100 start-ups and 200 SMEs to take their product to market faster. Commenting, Oil & Gas UK's Chief Executive Deirdre Mi...

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FIT 4 NUCLEAR?

At the EIC Connect event this week in Liverpool, we picked up a very useful leaflet on F4N from the NAMRC. You may have seen some members announcing their F4N credentials in the recent Valve User magazines. We hope to get a speaker on F4N shortly, but in the meantime this leaflet can be downloaded from the link below. ...

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INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY - R&D CREDITS INCREASE

Good news if you’re planning to claim Research and Development Expenditure Credit (RDEC) – the recent Budget announced an increased from 11% to 12% and will have effect for expenditure incurred on or after 1 January 2018....

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'PREPARING FOR ISO 9000:2015' - BVAA TRAINING COURSE

In connection with the above, please note BVAA is offering a 2 day ‘PREPARING FOR ISO 9000:2015’ training course in association with LRQA. This will take place on 27/28 FEB 2018 at Brighouse – coinciding with the BVAA Supplier Day event. Contact karen@bvaa.org.uk from Tuesday 5th December for further details....

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ISO 2015 Transitions Progress - Update from TAF

A couple of timely prompts for certified organisations to move to the new versions of the ISO quality standard ISO 9001 and the ISO environmental standard ISO 14001 in a timely basis before the 15 September 2018 deadline. At the 30 October 2017 IAF General Assembly passed a resolution requiring, ‘that as of 15 March 2018, conformity assessment bodies must conduct all ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 in...

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Thank you for the donation

The BVAA would like to say a big thank you to Rob Jones for Latty International S.A's generous donation. We now have a series of rings, packing, stem seals and gaskets in a variety of materials (graphite, stainless steel, PTFE). These will be a nice addition to our training room. For which we are very greatful. ...

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