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Preston’s College award Forsberg Highly Commended Employer status

We are delighted to share that we have recently been awarded Highly Commended Employer status from Preston’s College, for providing exemplary support to their young learners. For the past 3 years, we have been supporting Preston’s College alongside the Government in trialling and supporting the new ‘T-Level initiative’ by offering work experience placements, enabling students to complete this qualification and have gone on to convert two of the placements into long term apprenticeship opportunities within our organisation.

“Their support has been exemplary for the college and it has provided a platform to build on whilst providing local talent the opportunity to grow and nurture their skills whilst studying a full-time course. During the trial period Forsberg have led the way in the Engineering sector, over-coming work placement practices and barriers to ensure our students were provided with the best support and opportunities to learn new practical skills.”
Steven Jones, Apprenticeship Training Support Officer at Preston’s College.

We look forward to offering further support to Preston’s college and their students and are excited to see future developments of the T-Level initiative.

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Forsberg awarded We invest in people, standard accreditation

Investors in People is delighted to award Forsberg, Heysham based Position, Navigation and Timing experts, We invest in people, standard accreditation.

It means principles and practices around supporting people are in place and everyone understands how to use them to make work better!

Established in 1987 as a navigation consultancy by Charles Forsberg, the company has developed expertise in the provision of position and navigation solutions. Forsberg now offer a range of commercial off the shelf products and design, develop and manufacture bespoke solutions for contracted customers. Now employing 40 people, Forsberg recently moved to new, larger premises at Heysham Port, providing a superb platform for their exciting future growth plans. As an SME, Forsberg understand the importance of employees to the success of the business and take great pride in maximising employee satisfaction.

Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said:

“We’d like to congratulate Forsberg. Being accredited with We invest in people is a remarkable effort for any organisation, and places Forsberg in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.

Commenting on the award, Managing Director Chris Mayne, said:

“We are proud to achieve this award as recognition to a lot of hard work and effort by all to build a positive culture within the company. The award provides a further step in our journey to improve productivity through upskilling and investment in our team; making Forsberg a desirable employer and a successful business”.

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Our Manufacturing Excellence Graduates

Congratulations to these members of the Forsberg team for completing their Manufacturing Excellence Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Improving Operational Performance (Business Improvement Techniques) in the Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies.

A brilliant effort was put in by the team and it’s been great to see the output from the programme improve and shape our operations. Well done all. 

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Handing over to the next generation: Charles Forsberg, Managing Director of Forsberg Services Ltd passes leadership to Chris Mayne

Forsberg has witnessed significant change in recent months as the company prepares for future success; a rebrand, an office relocation and now exciting changes in leadership. Charles Forsberg is stepping down from his position as Managing Director and handing over the position to his heir apparent Chris Mayne, previously Operations Director.

Charles established the company name in 1987 acting as Managing Director of a steadily developing and changing navigation business. He has driven the company from a small consultancy to a navigation engineering company, currently employing 41 people with exciting growth plans for the future. Charles remains majority owner and will continue to play a significant role in the business, acting as Chief Technical Officer. This will enable Charles to focus his passion and engineering expertise in driving innovation with the business.

Chris has worked for Forsberg for 16 years, fulfilling the role of Operations Director for 7 years. He began his Forsberg career as an Engineering Assistant and subsequently drove his career and expertise whilst working across all facets of the business. Chris recently completed an MA in Management and Leadership at Lancaster University, this, along with his extensive knowledge of the company and operations, made him the natural choice to lead Forsberg into the 2020s.

 “Chris has been working alongside me for many years, during recent years inheriting many aspects of the Managing Director role. This has enabled me to focus on strategic opportunities. Chris’ passion and dedication to the company is unrivalled. His excellent customer and industry knowledge, combined with academic accomplishments in business management, made him the undisputed choice.”
Charles Forsberg FRIN – Owner/Chief Technical Officer, Forsberg Services Ltd

 We wish Chris and Charles every success in their new roles and are excited for the future of Forsberg.

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GNSS Interference and Spoofing Workshop

Forsberg were invited to present at the Hydrographic Society GNSS Interference and Spoofing workshop. A joint workshop of the Hydrographic Society Benelux (HSB), Geo-Informatie Nederland (GIN) and the Dutch Institute for Navigation (NIN).

The workshop was held on Thursday, December the 12th, 2019, 13:00 – 17:30, with focus on Radio jamming through microwaves, cables and other electronics and conscious jamming and what can be done about it in 2020?

Charles Forsberg presented on behalf of Forsberg Services on ‘Jamming Detection’ the full presentation can be accessed here Jammer Detection Presentation

For more information on the workshop line up and to access the other presentations head to the Hydrographic Society Benelux Website.

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Forsberg Certified IPC Trainer

Forsberg Product Technician Dan has successfully completed his IPC Trainer course which has qualified him to train our employees and other individuals in IPC610 standards. The industry widely accepts IPC standards as the benchmark for quality performance in PCB assembly.

The achievement is a testament to Dan’s devotion to product quality, his own personal development and that of others within the business.

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NATEP Showcase – Jammer Locator Development Project

The National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP) showcase was conducted at the University of Central Lancashire’s Engineering Innovation Centre this week.

The showcase celebrated successes achieved by SME organisations within the programme and provided a forum for companies working on NATEP projects to present their ideas.

Our Operations Director, Chris Mayne, presented on the successes of our Jammer Locator development project, which is focused on identifying and locating sources of GNSS interference or jamming that present a threat to civil and military operations.

This project is an example of Forsberg’s expertise in the provision of Position, Navigation and Timing through GNSS and the protection of GNSS availability in circumstances in which jamming occurs.

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We’ve Moved!

We are excited to announce that we have moved to our new offices. The official switch over was on Monday 23rd September 2019. It has been a busy week of moving each department at a time.

Forsberg continue to be based in the Lancaster area as the new office is located in nearby Heysham. The move represents the exciting next stage in the development of the business and provides a superb platform for future growth plans.

“The company has grown by 30% during 2019 and our new office will serve us well into the future.”

Charles Forsberg – Managing Director, Forsberg Services

The new, purpose-built offices are located in Heysham Port:

New Quay Offices, Heysham Port, Heysham, LA3 2XF, UK.

Opening hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

For more information on the relocation or services supplied by Forsberg Services Ltd, please contact us.

Telephone: 01524 383320 | Email: info@forsbergpnt.com

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Our new identity

As part of our ongoing evolution and the upcoming office move, we felt it was the right time to update our branding to a fresh and modern new design to better reflect us as a company. Our new tagline ‘Positioning, Navigation, Timing’ simply states what we do and better summarises our strengths and capabilities.

To create the new logo, we carefully selected and combined imagery representative of the different areas of our industry to construct a logo that perfectly portrays the work we do in positioning, navigation, timing, mapping, connectivity and innovative engineering.

The diagram below shows the imagery individually and what each one represents. The new Forsberg logo is a combination of each of these elements, the final image representing our specialist areas within the industry.

Our tagline ‘Positioning, Navigation, Timing’ known within the industry as ‘PNT’ will be used in our new website domain, email addresses and social media handles.

Find us and our new look at




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DUCs on the Water

Our Forsberg team ‘DUCs on the Water’ braved the rain and donned duck themed attire to compete in the annual NWL Chamber of Commerce Dragon Boat Challenge on Preston docks.

In the first heat, ‘DUCs on the water’ got the fastest time of the day so far and continued on their winning streak throughout the rest of the heats, taking us through to the final.

Our team rowed their way to a cool 4th place! We may have come home without a medal but a great day was had by all and most importantly, no one fell in! Go team!!

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