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September 2019 - Micrometric

Biking to Beat Cancer

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It’s been a fantastic September here at Micrometric and we’re so proud to announce that we took part in the Cycle 300 for Cancer Research UK, raising an amazing £1,353.43 for the charity.

Cancer Research UK challenged brave bikers to cycle 200 or 300 miles this September to raise money for their life-saving research. As soon as we heard about the project, we knew this would be the perfect way for Micrometric to get involved as we have a few keen cyclists in our team.

Seven of our staff members took part – Chris Waters, Kieran Jordan, Matthew Waters, Gary Colin, Neil Skelton, Nino Vacca and Rosie De Smit. We got our spandex out and pedalled through rain and shine, all for a great cause!

Cancer Research UK recommends cycling to work 10 miles every day and you’ll hit 300 miles in a month. Each member of our cycle team completed 200 miles in a month, apart from Gary, who smashed our target and completed a total of 300 miles!

We took on the feat in true team spirit by splitting the distance between us to lighten the load, as well as by cycling some of the miles together after work for support.

Our cycle route included Washingborough, Branston, Sleaford, Woodhall Spa and Bracebridge Heath. The team achieved their goal with a mixture of riding to work during the week, Friday night group rides and Rosie even completing her miles at the weekend as part of her cycle group.

We’d encourage anyone to take part if they can. By chipping away at each mile one by one we felt the 200-mile goal was more than achievable. It was also great to clear our heads after work and let off some steam caused by life’s stresses.

The Cycle 300 was not only a really great way for our team to get fit, reduce stress and burn calories; Cancer Research UK is very close to the heart of employees who have been affected or know someone affected by cancer. Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer, so for many employees it was very much a personal mission.

The money we’ve raised will make a big difference to Cancer Research UK, supporting their pioneering research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer as they help to save millions of lives. Over the past 40 years their amazing work has helped survival rates double!

We’d like to thank our Cycle 300 team for all their hard work. We’re looking forward to getting involved in more rewarding charity projects this year and raising even more money for worthy causes.

 

Our Visit from Lincoln’s MP Karen Lee

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Some of you might have already heard the news by now, but for those of you who haven’t, we’re pleased to announce that Lincoln’s MP Karen Lee recently paid a visit to Micrometric to see our facilities and find out more about our brand new specialist, high-performance laser machine.

 Karen visited with Charlotte Horobin from Make UK which champions and celebrates British manufacturing –an organisation of which we are proud and proactive members. Karen and Charlotte were keen to visit our offices to celebrate our half a million-pound investment into new machinery and gain a better understanding of the work that we do as a UK manufacturer.

During the visit we showed them the everyday processes that take place at Micrometric before giving them a tour of our facilities and expert equipment, including our new high-speed laser cutting machine.

Our employees were also given the opportunity to speak to Karen and Charlotte about the work that we’re doing to support our national and international clients in the aerospace, automotive and energy sectors.

As well as being Lincoln’s MP, Karen is also an apprenticeship ambassador and during her visit we were able to discuss the fantastic range of opportunities that we provide for young people. As a local business, we encourage investment in Lincoln’s economy – and we’re keen to show our support for the next generation by continuing to offer apprenticeship opportunities.

The IHS Markit and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply recently reported that outputs in the UK manufacturing sector fell at the fastest rate in seven years owing to reduced demand from consumers, thanks to the economic slowdown caused by times of uncertainty.

As a growing manufacturing business facing political and economic uncertainty, we believe these statistics highlight just how vital it is for figureheads like Karen to support businesses in the manufacturing sector to operate more effectively and competitively.

We’d like to thank Karen and Charlotte for visiting us and showing their support for our business as we go from strength to strength. It was a great opportunity to showcase what a modern manufacturing business looks like and explain the challenges that we face as a UK manufacturer.L-R Neil Main, Karen Lee MP, Chris Waters, Rosie De Smit and Charlotte Horobin from Make UK

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