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10th June 2013
Continued Development of Jo Bird Team Through NVQ Diplomas

We are very proud of our team at Jo Bird and continually embrace the opportunity to develop skills through work-based qualifications. We are excited to have 3 members of the team due to embark on their EAL Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering (QCF).

EAL is the specialist, employer-recognised awarding organisation for the engineering and manufacturing, building services and related sectors. This qualification is designed to cover the skills and knowledge of a wide variety of mechanical manufacturing activities such as:

  • Develop skills and competencies relating to their specific role
  • Meet the competence requirements of Semta's engineering manufacture Apprenticeship at level 3 for the mechanical engineering pathway
  • Gain a recognised qualification to support their progress to further learning and greater responsibility in the workplace.

With all 3 having gained thier NVQ2 in Performing Manufacturing Opertions 2 years ago, they're clearly not shy of hard work!

We wish them all the very best of luck. 

 

21st April 2013
Jo Bird Win The Queen's Award For Enterprise

I am delighted to announce that Jo Bird & Company Limited have been awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2013.

Since the Company was formed 27 years ago, we have steadily built an enviable reputation for world-class products designed to meet the most testing of operational environments.

We recently carried out a fundamental strategic review of our operations including product design and manufacturing processes. In response to the ensuing customer feedback, we set about enhancing our products to meet the new environmental challenges of the increasingly extreme climates in which you, our customers and contractors, are operating. This included designing robust products to successfully perform with longevity in extreme arctic, desert and hurricane conditions. For the Gorgon Project in Australia, cabinets were designed to withstand a once in 100 year cyclone with wind speeds up to 200mph. A welcome consequence of such responsive product development has seen outstanding 3-year export growth of 141%.

I am very proud of our achievements in becoming an internationally recognised brand and am particularly proud of the individual contributions made by every member of the team at our Somerset factory. Without their dedication and commitment to continually deliver quality products and customer service, our international and substantial domestic trade success could not have been achieved. The Queen's Award for Enterprise will undoubtedly enhance our international reputation and help us to grow our business in existing and new world markets in the years ahead.

Of course, none of this would have been possible without our customers, contractors and suppliers. I would like therefore, to also take this opportunity to thank you for your support.

 

Guy Atkins

Managing Director
Jo Bird & Company Ltd.

 

 

 

 

17th April 2013
Project News:

Recent Projects that Jo Bird has been involved in.

West Franklin (UK)

Goliat (Norway)

Bourouge 3 (UAE)

Wheatstone (Australia)

Ichthys (Australia)

 

Gorgon cabinet

 

 

 

13th March 2013
New Lloyd's Type Test Approval

Jo Bird & Company have now received a new Lloyds Type Test Approval and IP56 certificates for our new JB70 & JB82 ranges of cabinets.These new cabinet ranges have been designed to give even better protection for vital fire safety and lifesaving equipment.

5th November 2012
EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2012

Jo Bird and Co Ltd are proud to have been selected as South West runners up in the Outstanding Export category of the 2012 EEF Future Manufacturing Awards.

This award recognises manufacturers who have successfully traded goods and or services to an existing export market within the last three years.

We are looking forward to meeting fellow winners at the Gala Dinner on 31st January, 2013 in London.

Congratulations and thank you to all of our staff!

http://www.eef.org.uk/awards/news/south-west-regional-winners-announced.htm

EEF Future Manufacturing Awards

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