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Forsberg Finalists at the 2021 BIBA’s

We are so excited to share that Forsberg have been selected as a finalist for the Employer of the Year category at the 2021 BIBA’s – Lancashire’s premier business awards.

The Be Inspired Business Awards (BIBA’s) are the official awards of the Lancashire Chamber of Commerce and are Lancashire’s longest running and most prestigious awards ceremony.

Managing Director Chris Mayne said: “We are ecstatic to be a finalist in the employer of the year category at this year’s awards. As a company we thrive on new challenges and aspire to advance in everything we do and being recognised as a finalist in these awards reinforces our vision and values.”

This year’s winners will be announced at the BIBA awards ceremony held at the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool on Friday 17th September 2021.

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Introducing the new single-antenna CPT7700

Forsberg is excited to add the new CPT7700 and improved CPT7 to our solutions portfolio. These new variants include all the features in past generation CPT7 devices whilst providing support of 3D positioning measurements including velocity, attitude, heading and heave.

New features include:

  • Low size, weight and power
  • 16GB of onboard data storage
  • Supporting wheel sensor data
  • LED status indicators

Learn more about the new GNSS+INS enclosures

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Introducing the GAJT-410MS

Forsberg are delighted to be offering the new GAJT-410MS as part of our NovAtel anti-jam solutions portfolio.

This low size, weight and power (SWaP) variant protects both civil and military operations from interference and jamming, with jammer direction-finding capabilities for enhanced situation awareness in marine environments.

From hydrographic survey, piloting and dredging applications requiring assured position, navigation and timing (PNT) for continuous operations in crowded waterways, commercial shipping under threat from interference targeting navigation and cybersecurity, to marine defence relying on APNT in contested waters, the GAJT-410MS provides dynamic protection from malicious and benign interference.

Learn more about how GAJT-410MS protects GPS L1 and L2 bands with jammer presence and direction-finding capabilities for advanced situation awareness

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Armed Forces Day 2021

Today, the 26th June 2021 is Armed Forces Day. An opportunity for us as a company to show our support to the Armed Forces and our appreciation to our former military personnel.

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What is Armed Forces Day?

The purpose of the day is to support the men and women who make up the Armed Forces, those currently in service, service families, Veterans and Cadets.

The public show their support for the Armed Forces on Armed Forces Day, but it doesn’t end there. Armed Forces personnel past and present are supported by the Government, businesses and communities throughout the year under the Armed Forces Covenant; a promise by the nation to support those who serve, have served and their families. With an estimated 2.6 million military Veterans in the UK, 900,000 of which are estimated to be of working age it is important that businesses recognise and harness the transferable skills that Veterans have to offer by opening up the employment opportunities and broadening their hiring parameters to accommodate applications from ex-service personnel.

Forsberg are proud signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant and have a number of former military personnel in key Sales, Technical, and Management roles within the company who have played or still play an active role within the Military. To celebrate Armed Forces Day, we thought we’d highlight one of our military veterans Matt Gore to reminisce over his time spent in the Armed Forces and his commitment to serving our country.

From Technical Quarter Master Sergeant to Forsberg’s Technical Project Manager

Matt joined the Army when he left school in 2009. He had no interest in going on to higher education at the time and with a few friends in the forces already, he decided to sign up. With some interest in engineering, he pursued roles within the corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME).

Matt began his Military career as an Electronics Technician in Reading, working on land and air equipment before re-training to the role of Technical Support Specialist (TSS). TSS are responsible for the storage and upkeep of technical equipment and real estate within their regiments as well as training other REME tradesmen in military skills such as first aid and weapon handling.

His first role was running an expense store in the Quarter Masters Department before being promoted to Lance Corporal and posted to another unit. He gained an array of instructional qualifications whilst serving such as Battlefield Casualty Drills Instructor, Skill at Arms Instructor, Range Conducting Officer Qualifications and Drill Instructor, which lead to him being placed in the Regimental Training Wing as the Training Corporal. His responsibilities included training and testing other troops within the regiment to ensure they were current in their mandatory military skills as well as running promotion courses for junior non-commissioned officers. Matt served in this role for a few years before being once again promoted and given a new posting to Technical Quarter Master Sergeant where Matt was given his own storehouse, technical accounts and a team to manage.

Matt (front row) with the training team and students whilst instructing on Junior instructing at 1 Battalion REME in Catterick Garrison

Throughout his time in the Army, Matt has served in Northern Ireland, Canada, Germany as well as the UK.

In 2019, a long-term back injury caused Matt to have to leave the Army. He spent his resettlement period gaining qualifications to pursue a career in project management before taking on his current role as Technical Project Manager at Forsberg.

‘The position at Forsberg was a perfect fit for me. Forsberg’s ties to the defence community really appealed to me, still allowing me to work with the military and contribute to their capabilities. It allows me to utilise the technical expertise and management skills I gained whilst in the forces whilst the support and mentoring I have received whilst working at Forsberg has really helped me to develop and adjust to civilian life. I am on the verge of completing a Business Management Degree which wouldn’t have been possible without Forsberg’s support.’

‘I will always be proud to say I served. I built lifelong friendships and experienced things that most will never get the chance to. My time in the Army taught me discipline and built my confidence as well as my organisational and leadership skills. The Forces have set me up with the skills to succeed in the commercial world’

Matt Gore, Technical Project Manager, Forsberg Services Ltd.

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Tech Lancaster Facilitated 65 IPC Certifications

Tech Lancaster have facilitated the award of 65 IPC certifications for both design and manufacture, including IPC-JSTD-001, IPC-A-610, IPC 7711/7721 and IPC CID, over the last 6 weeks.

IPC certification plays a key role in bringing value to the electronics industry and these certifications are crucial to UK hardware, digital, electronics and Electech industries to ensure high quality design and workmanship.

Tech Lancaster is the first skills programme in the country to award certifications of this type to their programme participants, some of whom have already gone on to secure new jobs as a direct result of the training provided.

As a founding member of the consortium, Forsberg are proud to have supported the growth of this inspirational training organisation which is already delivering value to the industry, region and individuals.

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Forsberg commit to driving diversity, inclusion and innovation in the Technology Industry.

Forsberg are proud to be a Signatory of the Tech Talent Charter, pledging to drive diversity, inclusion and innovation in the UK technology industry.

Although we’ve always been champions of diversity within our industry, signing the Tech Talent Charter is an important next step for us to formally pledge our commitment and to have the support and accountability from the TTC, whilst offering valuable insight to ensure our practices are the best they can possibly be to encourage a diverse workforce.

What is the Tech Talent Charter?

The Tech Talent Charter (TTC) is a non-profit organisation leading a movement to address inequality in the UK tech sector and drive inclusion and diversity in a practical and uniquely measurable way. The TTC’s ultimate goal is that the UK tech sector becomes truly inclusive and a reflection of the society which it represents. There are now over 500 UK employers of tech involved with the TTC and working together to drive change.

Although it is very much an employer-led initiative, the TTC is supported by the UK Government’s Digital Strategy.

The importance of greater inclusion and diversity in tech is, thankfully, no longer up for debate. Sectors and organisations now need to work together to shift the dial – and this will happen a lot quicker if we pool our successes, failures, ideas and learn from them to bring about real structural change.

In our inaugural report we stressed the importance of collaboration. One single company can’t do it alone, which is why we’re asking organisations to sign up to the Tech Talent Charter”.

Debbie Forster CEO of Tech Talent Charter
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Why we’ve joined the Tech Talent Charter

Diversity in all forms is crucial to the success of any industry, having a diverse workforce of people from different genders, backgrounds and experiences ensures we are representative not only locally but on a global scale. Increasing diversity in our sector is something we believe we, and all other businesses must do.

“Forsberg are committed to removing as many barriers to tech as possible and providing equal opportunity for all. We’ve always been committed to inclusive recruitment practices and recognise the importance of a diverse workforce, joining the Tech Talent Charter is an important next step for us and we look forward to working with other employers across the UK to make even more of a difference to our industry and our community.“

 Chris Mayne, MD of Forsberg Services and TTC Senior Signatory

The charter outlines a number of pledges, here’s what we’re doing to show our commitment and make a difference:

Inclusive recruitment processes

We’re improving inclusion by ensuring our in-house hiring policy is equitable and free of discrimination whilst adopting inclusive recruitment and promotion processes and practices to support the development and retention of a diverse workforce.

Driving best practice

We already work collaboratively across industry, most actively through our involvement with industry led training organisation Tech Lancaster. Through joining the TCC, we’re excited to work collaboratively with other signatories to share best practices and further develop our individual and collective approach to increase diversity in tech.

Contributing data

We will contribute our employment diversity data for inclusion in the annual Diversity in Tech report. By contributing to generating more accurate data, we can help to provide information, invaluable to tackling the wider problem to help build a more diverse and inclusive industry.

We’re proud to be a part of the Tech Talent Charter, driving future change for the Technology Industry.

For more information on the Tech Talent Charter, please visit their website here: https://www.techtalentcharter.co.uk/

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