Author Archives: Matthew Halliwell

HelixONE: Part III [Training]

Upon analyzing our old systems, performance management of the team for me was a key weakness. Not because it wasn’t occurring, but because the way the system worked led to inconsistencies in training and highlighting problem areas. External training wasn’t an issue, documents were checked for skills with expiry dates and logged on the system […]

Race For Life…

5 years ago our former production manager Karen completed the Race For Life after having being diagnosed and treated for pancreatic cancer. Thankfully, following treatment Karen has maintained an all clear for the years following. Sadly this is not the case for many. The 5 year survival rate of pancreatic cancer is just 3%. This […]

HelixONE: Part II [Asset Management]

“Employees are a company’s greatest asset”… is a saying which I tend to disagree with, but hear me out. I don’t like the saying because it dehumanises the team, it puts people on a comparative scale vs equipment and a bank balance. But I won’t stand on a soap box on this one just yet. […]

HelixONE: Part I [Expenses]

Chances are, if you are in regular contact with us or have seen some of our recent marketing, you’ll know we have been working on a project called HelixONE. But what exactly is HelixONE and how is it different to anything else on the market? Well in order to answer that question we’ll be looking […]

Bring A Pound To Work Day

Following last years successful “Quid Ditch 2” campaign, we were back on the road with Minster FM and the “Bring A Pound To Work Day”. The title is a probably a bit on the nose, but it’s all for a good cause! Suggestions for new names for the campaign will always be welcome. On the […]

The “Make A Community Difference” Award

This year we were proud to sponsor the “Make A Community Difference” award with Minster FMs Local Hero campaign. The campaign is to celebrate those who have risen to make a difference in the world around them. We chose to sponsor this particular award as we believe in being part of the community as a […]

The UK MFG PMI and You.

At the Made In Yorkshire Christmas drinks, there was a section where Lord Whitby spoke about the UK Manufacturing PMI being positive. As he explained what the PMI is, I imagine it went unnoticed the smug look on the faces of the Yorkshire Profiles team. This is because we already monitor the MFG PMI and […]

Light Up A Life

This winter we have been proud to support St. Leonard’s Hospice with their “Light Up A Life” campaign. The hospice has trees in four locations. St Helens Square in York, Selby Abbey, Easingwold Market Place and at the Hospice grounds itself.The idea behind the campaign is that each light on the trees represents a loved […]

#LOCALRADIODAY With Minster FM

On Friday 25th May, we set out on the road with Minster FM to raise funds for St. Leonards Hospice. This was part of a campaign entitled “Quid Ditch” where local radio station Minster FM show the power of radio in communities. Minster FM opt to support local charities by asking everyone and anyone who […]

The Young Inventor Project

May started with the launch of the Young Inventors project by the Made In Yorkshire group and sponsored by recruitment specialist Michael Page. As I am a big believer that we need to do what we can to encourage those at a young age to follow a path into engineering and manufacturing careers, I was honoured to […]