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  • 8 Mar 2023 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Stephen Blakey FRICS, FCInstCES, FICW, Commercial Projects Director at Network Rail,
    Frank Lee FICW, CEO at ICW

    We had great pleasure in welcoming ICW Ambassador company Network Rail's Commercial Projects Director Stephen Blakey to the ICW offices at Evergreen House this week. Stephen is a leading advocate of collaboration in business, and a real supporter of the work we do at the Institute to promote the wider adoption of structured collaboration. It was great to learn from Stephen how initiatives that the Institute is deploying can support Network Rail's strategy, and help ensure the projects that they are undertaking provide maximum value to their stakeholders. We found it very valuable getting his thoughts and inputs into our plans for ensuring ICW membership continues to be a clear differentiator for our members at the leading edge of collaborative working. We really look forward to working with him on this going forward.

  • 1 Mar 2023 10:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On Thursday 23rd February I had the privilege of joining our Ambassador member Leidos at their 'Coronation Showcase' at the Honourable Artillery Company in London. The event celebrated the contribution of Small and Medium Enterprises to the Coronation of HM King Charles III.

    It was inspiring to learn about the contribution of 'Team Leidos', as well as all the supply chain contractors, on how they pulled out all the stops to support the funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II. It was also great to have the opportunity to discuss with Leidos' Ambassador representative Angela Crabtree, and colleague Robert McNeill, our visions for the future. In particular, how we believe ICW and structured collaboration can support organisations such as Leidos in achieving their goals and to see how closely our vision aligns with their thinking.

  • 28 Feb 2023 3:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ICW CEO Frank Lee, and Membership Services Director Adrian Miller spent the day with ICW Ambassador member Babcock at Devonport Royal Naval Dockyard recently. This provided a rare and invaluable opportunity for them to explore with Babcock's expert team how ICW can continue to support them in delivering a first-class service to their customers, and in addressing and realising their challenges and opportunities ahead.

    Babcock are delivering high-value, technical and engineering support for ships and submarines at Devonport, to help keep the UK safe and secure. ICW is immensely proud to have Babcock as one of our Ambassador members, in the knowledge that our key objectives of using structured collaboration to provide better commercial outcomes, helping address climate change and other sustainability objectives, delivering social value, and creating a more diverse and inclusive world resonate with Babcock and support their business values and aims.

  • 24 Feb 2023 4:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our tutor Leigh Lawry delivered the course to 5 delegates: James Sippl of Frequentis, who travelled from Vienna, Austria, Michelle Mortlock from Mott MacDonald based in Glasgow, Anna Norgett of Atos London, Jared Tovee of Volkerwessels in Hoddesdon, and Paul Farrow, a consultant from P3A based in Wigan.

    The 4-day course consists of lectures and a written exam (which is also the entrance exam for the Institute), a presentation to the group of a case study, demonstrating where the implementation of the principles of ISO 44001 did or would have made a difference to the project.

    Dr Paul Connor, a lecturer at Warwick University, is the adjudicator for the written exam, which is marked to the exacting standards of the University.

    If you would like to know more about the course and what it covers, or more information about becoming a member of ICW - which gives you the post nominals MICW after your name - please visit our Training section or contact Alan Maund at the ICW office.

    This could be the next step in you collaboration journey!
  • 16 Feb 2023 3:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It was great to welcome Martin Duffy, Chief Executive of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG), to ICW's offices in London today.

    This was an excellent opportunity for our new CEO Frank Lee to get Martin's input into our new and ongoing initiatives. These will help ICW members demonstrate to key Service and Infrastructure providers how they are going beyond compliance to deliver innovative, additional value through effective structured collaboration that delivers effectively for communities and supports the achievement of sustainability goals.

    Frank said, "Martin's input will be of enormous value to ICW's Members, and I look forward to forging stronger relationships with LCRIG and other key players in the highways sector." Frank and Martin then met with ICW's Chairman Lord David Evans for further discussions.

  • 14 Feb 2023 10:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Introducing ICW's new Chief Executive Officer, Frank Lee

    Frank took up the role of Chief Executive Officer of ICW at the start of 2023 following 32 years at BSI. During that time he held a number of roles including regional Director for the Northern European region, EMEA Compliance & Risk Director, and UK&I product Certification Director. While at BSI Frank was key in developing the ISO 44001 Certification Scheme.

    He has been a fellow of the institute since 2014 and was the Collaborative Leader of the Year in 2018.

    Frank brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to ICW and is a recognised expert in the field of Integrated management systems and in integrating the 8-stage model for collaboration into the ISO standard HLS structure.

    We are pleased to have Frank as part of the ICW family and look forward to his continued proven leadership in this new role.

  • 9 Feb 2023 3:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    How can we build a collaborative culture - Babcock graduates rise to the (video) challenge!

    Graduates at Babcock International were set the challenge of producing a video, for internal use, to show the benefits of internal collaboration. ICW has been given permission to share this video, "How can we build a collaborative culture", with our members and visitors.


  • 9 Feb 2023 9:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ICW's CEO Frank Lee announces launch of new 'Strategic Marketing and Communications Team

    ICW are delighted to report that Frank Lee, ICW's recently appointed CEO, has officially announced the launch of the ICW 'Strategic Marketing and Communications Team' (SMCT) - a new initiative combining the knowledge and experience of a team of experts, whose focus is on building the Institute's marketing and communications strategy moving forwards.

    Frank confirmed his vision for the future of the ICW: a purpose-driven not-for-profit organisation with a mission to demonstrate the vital role structured collaborative working plays in delivering key outcomes, and with the objective of supporting our members and partners to:

    • achieve better economic outcomes
    • deliver social value benefits, including inclusivity
    • support the achievement of their sustainability objectives

    The SMCT has commenced a programme of work and activities, including building a blueprint for an exciting series of events that we will be initiating in the near future to support our members, taking ICW into the next stage of its development.

    This is the first of a series of announcements this year from the Institute, as we drive positive change to support our members.

  • 16 Nov 2022 4:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    David Hawkins re-appointed to chair of ISO Committee

    ICW is pleased to announce that David Hawkins has been re-appointed to the chair of the ISO Committee TC286 for a further 3 years. The TC286 Committee overseas developments around the ISO 44001 standard.

    In their letter of appointment, the ISO Central Secretariat said "The fact of your re-appointment speaks to your demonstrated skills and abilities as chair of your committee, and your renewed commitment is greatly appreciated", and they thanked him for contribution to the ISO culture and its spirit of continuous improvement.

    They look forward to their continued collaboration with Mr Hawkins going forward.

  • 16 Nov 2022 12:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    November Leaders Course Sets New Membership Level for ICW

    Leigh Lawry, David Hawkins, and Paul Connor are pictured with the most recent cohort of successful candidates from the November Leaders course held at Warwick University.

    All nine delegates passed the course and became MICWs which set a new milestone in the individual membership for the first time the individual membership has passed the 200 active live member's mark.

    Congratulations to Jessica Green, Joanne Middleton, Tina Rowley, Jill Cressy, Mathew Darragh, Matthew Rumble, Theresa Nicholls, Richard Arthur, and Dominic Busuttil on passing the course and becoming the latest members of the Institute.

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