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March 2023 Newsletter

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ASAMS March 2023 Newsletter. Independently Owned. Consistently Excellent.

Thomas Whiskin attends Select 2023, University of East Anglia.

ASAMS director Thomas Whiskin was pleased to participate in Select 2023 at the UEA school of engineering. It was a great opportunity to meet the engineering students at all levels and give the students the chance to gain valuable interview experience whilst interacting with current engineering professionals. “The students were so passionate about engineering and the career ahead of them. It was great to meet with the students and find the future of engineering is bright.”

Thomas Whiskin attends Select 2023, University of East Anglia.Image Courtesy of University of East Anglia, March 2023 Select Event.

ASAMS appoint new Business Development Manager.

We are pleased to announce that Jamie Podgers has joined our team as Business Development Manager. Jamie began his journey with us in early March and will be focusing on our marketing strategy, Jamie said “This is a really exciting time to join the team at ASAMS and I look forward to building on the success they have achieved over the past 30 years”.

Continued investment in the training of our team.

At ASAMS we recognise the importance of providing high quality training for our people so they can continue to deliver high quality metal testing services for our clients.

We also aim to provide career paths for our team members so they can learn, grow and develop as the company evolves. A recent example of this has been the in-house Leadership and Management Training Programme we have provided for two of our key people who are moving into leadership positions – Jordan Plane and Ziggy Cooke.

The programme focused on the priority leadership and management skills they need in their new roles including inspirational leadership, motivating people, setting clear objectives, giving feedback, time management and coaching skills. It was delivered by our regular management consultants, Norfolk-based US2U Consulting Ltd. Rachel Blackburn, Director of US2U Consulting said “Having worked with Ziggy and Jordan for several years, it is great to see them progress with their careers and be role models for other members of the team.” Ziggy said “I have learnt a lot to help me in my new role”. Jordan agreed and commented that “It is positive to see how the company is investing in us as we work together to grow the business”.

Building the Sizewell C Supply Chain, UEA Roadshow.

ASAMS Business Development Manager, Jamie Podgers attended the Sizewell C Supply Chain Roadshow at the University of East Anglia. Jamie said “The roadshow gave an excellent insight into the economic scope of the project and the opportunities within it that will have a profound impact in the local economy, both directly and indirectly. It also provided a great opportunity to meet business leaders from many industry sectors interested in becoming a part of the supply chain.”

Hosted by the Suffolk Chambers of Commerce, presentations were given by a number of experts including Steve Carroll, Senior Supply Chain Lead of Sizewell C and Guy Hazlehurst, Workforce Development Lead of Sizewell C. The purpose of the Roadshow was to provide and discuss the road map to building the Sizewell C supply chain and how this will be administered.

Productivity East tour at UEA.

Productivity East is home to the engineers of the future. A state of the art regional hub for engineering, technology and management. ASAMS Business Development Manager, Jamie Podgers took the tour of the facility to see how it strives to discover practical solutions to current and future challenges. Jamie said “The combination of students, academics and businesses create a formidable force in the creation of innovative products and services. This is an amazing facility to have on the doorstep.” Opened in the Autumn of 2021, the facility will support the manufacturing and technology sector for many years to come.

Image: Productivity East bank of 3D printers.

asams newsletter 6Image: Productivity East bank of robotic manipulators.


ASAMS Ltd is an independent ISO 17025 UKAS accredited metals testing laboratory based in Great Yarmouth offering services to multiple industries with a main focus on the oil and gas and renewables industries.

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