Category Archives: Networking

KTP: TRANSFORMING SCOTTISH BUSINESSES

Earlier this month, we attended the “KTP: Transforming Scottish Business” event at the Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. A KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) is a collaboration between a university, a business, and also a graduate. This event was the ideal platform for showcasing a wide range of KTPs, and the innovative thought-processes behind them. 

Additionally, different speakers at the event were there to highlight the many benefits that an organisation can gain from a KTP scheme, such as:

  • The ability to become more innovative, effective, and efficient
  • Boost in profits and commercial value
  • Helping transform their company and driving growth
  • Strengthened links between the industry and academia (encourages sharing of ideas)

We are currently about six months into the 2-year KTP that we are conducting alongside our knowledge base – The Open University (OU). Albion along with our partners at The OU Scotland provided information on our KTP and the progress we have made in the first 6 months of the KTP. Our KTP is about achieving the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct bioaerosol monitoring for a wide range of commercial clients. Having the in-house capabilities for conducting this work at Albion will reduce reliance on subcontractors, improve flexibility in scheduling work, and expand capacity. In addition, it will provide expertise based in Scotland able to serve the Scottish market.

The KTP event was a great opportunity to showcase our KTP to fellow Scottish businesses, stakeholders, and the press. Over 80 delegates were in attendance, which allowed us to make multiple valuable connections. We displayed some of the work that has been completed as part of our KTP project through a photo slideshow, created by our KTP Associate, Jennifer Kowalski. This generated interest in bioaerosols, the processes involved in monitoring them, and the sites that can act as a source of bioaerosols.

This event was also a great chance for us to explore the other KTPs that are currently taking place within other businesses across Scotland. From developing digital technologies for Virtual Reality, to producing new textile products, to developing new production systems, the aims of the other KTPs that were presented showed that this scheme can be applied to a diverse array of ideas and sectors. The advantages of these projects for the KTP partners were made clear by the speakers at the beginning of the event, but the creativity, ambition, and enthusiasm exhibited by the individuals involved, only served to further highlight this.

 

Scottish Resource Conference 2019 Sponsorship

Albion Environmental host table and provide sponsorship for the  “Best Food Waste Initiative” award at Scottish Resources Awards Dinner 2019 (now in its 18th year) at Perth Concert hall. This prestigious event is to recognise companies and individuals for their creative input within the circular economy and resource management sector. It is held in partnership with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) . We look forward to welcoming our guests and would like to wish all the finalists the best of luck for the awards.

IOSH Chartered Membership Accreditation – Alasdair Meldrum

Albion Environmental Ltd are delighted to announce Alasdair Meldrum’s progression from Graduate Member with IOSH to a Chartered Member (CMIOSH).

As a Chartered Member, businesses, employers and recruitment consultants recognise Chartered status as a shorthand for “best in class” and know they will get the highest professional standards from a Chartered individual.

Alasdair joins Albion’s experienced team of waste management professionals who are registered on the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR). OSHCR is a register of consultants who can offer general advice to UK businesses to help them manage health and safety risks. http://www.hse.gov.uk/oshcr/index.htm

Alasdair is also a SWITCH (Scottish Waste Industry Training, Competency, Health & Safety) ambassador. SWITCH is a multi-partnership forum made up of organisations across all sectors within the resource management industry. https://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/content/switch-forum

Alasdair is on the Education, training & Competency section of SWITCH which is focussed on creating training, learning and development opportunities for the resource management sector.

If you have any H&S issues with your current operation or simply want a review of your existing operation please do not hesitate to contact us info@albion-environmental.co.uk

EPA Waste Workshop 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency EPA is holding a Waste Workshop on Thursday 24th October at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.

The topics that will be raised in the event are as follow:

  • Priority enforcement issues for the Waste Sector.
  • Update on Environmental Liabilities Risk Assessment & Financial Provision.
  • Fire Safety at Transfer Stations.
  • Importance of Waste Classification.
  • Local Authority perspective.

Please signify your interest by e-mail to: s.murphy@epa.ie

Please follow the link to access the leaflet of the event: EPA Waste Workshop 2013.

Free networking event for Chartered Environmentalists in Northern Ireland.

The Society for the Environment is hosting an evening event for all Chartered Environmentalists on Wednesday 11th September 2013. Venue will be the Lagan View Suite, Ramada Plaza Hotel, Belfast.

It will start at 6pm with refreshments and formal proceedings will start at 6.30pm, after which drinks and canapés will be available until 8pm.

If you would like to attend please email your details to elaine.rutherford@socenv.org.uk.

Please follow the link to gain more information about the event: Free networking event.

Source: Society for the Environment and CIWM.