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DSL Newsletter

30 July 2013


Defence Solutions Ltd
    Melton Court,
Gibson Lane,
Hull, HU14 3HH
Tel: 01482 638460
Newsletter                                                                               15 July 2013
Welcome to the next edition of the Defence Solutions Ltd Newsletter which we hope you will find of interest.  We have endeavoured to keep it relatively simple and straightforward whereby we have included 3 items that may be of interest for your consideration and review.
Has your business got a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan?
Do you need one? 
Have you thought about one and not got around to putting one together?
Has it been tested?
Defence Solutions Ltd has developed plans for a number of its clients recently with the aim of assisting Directors, Management and staff with details and guidance as to what is required to be undertaken should an event occur that affects the business. The aim has been to minimise the risk should an event occur that affects the smooth running of the business with the view to returning business to normality as soon as is practicable.   
These have proved to be invaluable when an event has occurred helping the businesses to recover quickly and effectively.  In addition we have provided assistance with testing the plan to ensure that it is robust and the necessary processes and procedures are in place, and that all personnel are aware of the plan should an event occur.
If you need advice and assistance then please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.
Are you satisfied with your sub-contractors performance?
Are you looking for a (new) sub-contractor that can undertake specific works or provide equipment or services?
Defence Solutions Ltd has, through its work with Yorkshire AEM, Team Humber Marine Alliance and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, visited and audited a large cross section of companies throughout the region to ascertain if they have the capabilities, qualities and wherewithal to provide equipment and services to the Public and Private sectors. 
We are, therefore, in a position to put companies in touch with other companies in whom they can rely on to perform and deliver quality products at the right price and on time.  
The range of companies (products and services) is extensive – some examples are as follows:
A          Air Conditioning, Access Equipment
B          Bespoke fabrication.
C         Cooling, Cabling, Consultancy
D         Data Centre Infrastructure,  Data & Document Storage
E          Electrical Installations, Enclosures (specialist)
F          Fabrication, Fire Detection Equipment & Installation,
G         Generators,
H         HV Installations, H&S accreditation (CHAS, Safecontractor)
I           Integrated Computer Technology, ISO accreditation & auditing.
J          Joinery.
K          Knives (Specialist Cutting)
L          LV Installations, Leak Detection. Lifting Equipment, Lighting
M         Marine Vessels Design & Build,  Marine Hatches & Doors,
N         NDT Services
O         Oil Tanks installation, inspection and testing.
P          Policy Documentation.
Q         Quality Assurance.
R         Road Transport (specialist)
S          Ship Repair & Maintenance, Sub station construction, Switchgear, Structural Steel, ShipWrights.
T          Transformers, Torsion Bars,
V          Ventilation Equipment & Installation, Valve Manufacture,
W         Waste Removal, Wire Ropes,
X          XRAY Equipment, X Listing.
Y          Yacht Manufacture, Repair, Maintenance.
Z          Zinc Plating.
Defence Solutions Ltd has been appointed as a solution provider by Sheffield University to a Framework Agreement offering technical support (through the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre - National Metal Technology Centre) to companies based in the Yorkshire and Humber Region.   
We have outlined the details of the project below for your information.   
The National Metals Technology Centre has secured ERDF funding supporting regional companies. Part of this funding will provide a new source of financial support to companies to undertake Research and Development. The fund will provide companies with up to 75% funding for suitable short term, high impact projects which lead to benefits in jobs and profits. All projects will be considered; however, they are mainly looking towards projects with a value of £5,000 to £20,000.
How does it work?
Project ideas from companies will be submitted for consideration either by a solution provider or directly from the company if a solution provider has not been identified. The application will be subjected to a technical, financial and value for money calculation.
The technical portion will be reviewed using the following criteria:-
  • Technical feasibility
  • Financial feasibility
  • Are the proposed development steps appropriate?
  • Is there a strong market potential seen for the development?
Types of Project
  • New product / process development
  • Improvements in products or processes – better, smaller, faster, cheaper .......
  • Increase market share / penetration
  • Evaluation of new markets, new products, new services
  • Design of factory layout
  • Single company projects
  • Collaborative applications
  • Open to all Yorkshire & Humber companies
  • Focussed towards 'advanced engineering'
  • Undertake 'development' in the broadest sense
  • Must provide measurable improvement to company (jobs created, jobs safeguarded, GVA)
  • Short, high impact projects
  • Undertaken by a solution provider
  • Electronics
  • Software
  • Food
Application Form
The application form is quick and simple to complete and is normally completed in conjunction with a solution provider. The application form records company details including their de-minimis statement, defines the project, the solution provider, the cost to complete and the forecasted benefits.
If you are interested in any of the above or want to know more about the services that we offer then please do not hesitate to contact us or visit