Market Cross – Finalist at the 2019 GTR UK Export Showcase

Today Market Cross is at the Global Trade Review 2019 talking about UK Export Planning.  Market Cross is a GTR UK Export Action Plan Showcase finalist and we will be setting out our plan for exporting our services to the EU and the rest of the world. Come and talk to us at the Bishopsgate Suite. We will very much welcome your input about your experiences in world trade.

Update (09/05/19). A very good time was had by all. Thank you to everyone who took the time to come and talk to us. More photos below.

Market Cross enables school trip to go with a Big Bang!

The Big Bang fair, promoting science, technology, engineering and maths to young people, came to Dorset on 13th March 2019. The Big Bang events are designed to bring science and engineering to life for young people. They provide a valuable opportunity for pupils to experience science and technology hands-on, and interact with inspiring demonstrations (see www.thebigbangfair.co.uk).

Around 2000 pupils from Dorset schools attended the event. Dorchester Middle School sent 48 pupils aged 12 and 13. As part of its programme to support community-based science and engineering projects for young people, Market Cross paid for transport to the event for Dorchester Middle school. This enabled the trip to be all-inclusive, for children of all physical abilities. A representative from Dorchester Middle School said “The event was a huge success for both staff and pupils who had a thoroughly enjoyable day.”

Project Delivery, Management and Commercial Consultant – Ian Alderson

We are delighted to welcome new member Ian Alderson to MX. Ian is a highly experienced business leader, project management and commercial consultant. With 32 years in the nuclear industry, Ian has worked for many of the big nuclear businesses including UKAEA, AEA Technology, RWE Nukem (now Nuvia), Tuv Sud Nuclear Technologies and AREVA (now Orano Projects Ltd).

As an Operations Director and twice statutory Board Director, Ian brings extensive experience in safety, quality, environmental and ethics compliance, preparing winning tenders, setting commercial strategy, continuous improvement, learning from experience facilitation, assured project delivery and commercial leadership.

We believe that Ian’s nature, interaction with others, behaviours and values align closely with those of Market across. We are very much looking forward to working with our new colleague for many years to come.

Market Cross maintains important Serco and Home Office contract

We are delighted to have received a significant boost to our support for an important project, sponsored by the Home Office. The support provided by Market Cross to Programme Cyclamen includes the facilitation of emergency processes, radiation protection advice, training and independent instrument testing.

New Instrument Testing Lab

Market Cross supports ground-breaking research project at Thomas Hardye School

As part of its programme to support local science and engineering projects for young people, Market Cross UK Limited has donated equipment needed for an important research project based in Dorset.

The new centrifuge will enable more efficient DNA extraction and profiling of the Borrelia bacteria from ticks. The Borrelia spirochete bacteria is responsible for Lyme disease in humans which is the most common tick-borne disease in the Northern hemisphere. There are around 3000 new cases of Lyme disease each year in the UK according to Public Health England.

Sixth form students at the Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester, Dorset, have been collecting ticks from around Dorset with the aim of developing a risk map of the county and a greater understanding of the epidemiology.

The research, also supported by Exeter University and the Royal Society, has enabled sixth form biology students at the school to develop scientific research skills in preparation for university and a career in science, as well as being part of a significant research project that could help save lives in the county and across the UK.

Pictured below is Michael Reed, current Chairman of Market Cross UK Limited, presenting the new centrifuge to Simon Lewis at Thomas Hardye School.

Further information can be found below.

https://www.thomas-hardye.net/pages/news/2017/05_17/Ticks/Ticks.php

http://lymediseaseuk.com/

Safety Case Production – Dr Paul Coley

We are delighted to welcome new member Dr Paul Coley to the fold. Paul is a highly experienced safety case writer and safety case manager and has produced multiple safety cases for Sellafield Ltd, DSRL, URENCO, LLWR and Magnox in the UK and for Westinghouse and JNFL overseas.

We believe that Paul’s approach to his work exactly reflects the principles of Market Cross – that only ethically grounded, qualified and experienced personnel working for independent, socially responsible organisations can produce truly accurate and proportionate assessments. We are very much looking forward to working with our new colleague for many years to come.

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Market Cross at the 2018 NDA Estate Supply Chain Event

We were exhibiting at the NDA supply chain event last week. This year our stand was in the ‘People Zone’ which is an area of the exhibition exclusively allocated to companies working to support people within the nuclear industry.

We believe it was our unique community based business model, our work on skills development, our membership recruitment campaign and our efforts to address equality, diversity and inclusion attracted the attention of the event organisers.

A big thank you to all who came to see us and we look forward to meeting up again soon.