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(02/05/2019) Double the Chances at OXBA 2019
High Spec are thrilled to have been selected for not one, but TWO, FINALIST positions in the Oxfordshire Business Awards 2019.
To reach this stage in the 'Small Business Award' category, High Spec needed to demonstrate: 
Business growth
written business plan with strategy and vision for the next 3-5 years
Understanding of their market and arrangements to respond to change
Funding arrangements and investment plans for the business
The stand-out quality that makes the business a potential award winner


To reach this stage in the 'Young Business Person of the Year Award', Sarah needed to demonstrate she has:
  •  Developed and implemented strategic business plans.
  • Implemented plans to achieve growth and improve profitability.
  • Actively taken steps to exceed customer expectations.
  • Raised the organisation’s profile.
We look forward to celebrating our achievements and finding out the winners on 14th June 2019!


(05/04/2019) Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2019
Congratulations to all finalists and winners of the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2019, especially High Spec's Higher Apprentice Award highly commended Emma Hancock (STFC), Leona Weston (OxLep) and winner Shaun Morton (Nielsen). For full details of the event and winners please visit https://www.oxfordshireapprenticeships.co.uk/awards


22/03/2019) CBAs 2019 Finalists Announced
Finalists for the Cherwell Business Awards 2019 have been announced! Congratulations to all, especially those in the High Spec Composites Small Business Award: Andy's Barber Shop, 9-2-3 Jobs and Castle Minibus. For the full list of finalists please visit  https://cherwellbusinessawards.co.uk/winners/

(19/03/2019) Cherwell Business Awards Judging Meeting
The CBAs 2019 judging meeting took place today at Ellacotts Banbury with both High Spec Directors, Matt and Sarah, in attendance as sponsors of the Small Business Award. 
Good luck to all entrants, finalists to be announced by @CherBizAwards on Twitter 22nd March! 
 
(06/03/2019) High Spec Awarded for Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare
High Spec have proudly received a Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Commitment to Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare. 

(05/03/2019) OA Awards Judging Meeting
The OA Awards judging meeting took place today whilst 'Flying the Flag for Apprenticeships', with our Executive Director, Sarah, on the committee representing small businesses and sponsoring the Higher Apprentice category. Details of finalists to be announced on Twitter during #OAHour at 1pm Thursday 7th March. 


(28/01/2019) CNC department OPEN NOW!!
The doors to our new CNC department are now open! We have capacity and capabilities for full 5-axis machining of patterns, moulds and jigs using the newest of technologies from Haas Automation. All enquires please call 01869 243254 or email sales@hscomposites.co.uk


(22/11/2018) ISO Audit 
We are very pleased to have once again passed our ISO audit with flying colours! Auditor, Dave Smith, commented as follows:

“I was impressed by all aspects of your Quality Management, but would like to particularly praise the following areas.

Your commitment to the pursuit of excellence in staff training

The way in which you have used the ISO manual to ensure that you continue to develop and improve the quality of the products and services you offer clients.

The development of on-going supplier partnerships.”
We look forward to sharing our new certificate with you all very soon.

(22/11/2018)OA Awards 2019!!
You may already know our Director, Sarah, is on the committee for the annual Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards, however as of today High Spec will also be sponsoring the awards for a third year running! In 2019 we will be proud sponsors of the Higher Apprentice Award. For more details on this category or the awards please visit www.oxfordshireapprenticeships.co.uk


(20/11/2018) Sponsors of the CBAs 2019!!
After a great morning speaking at the launch of the Cherwell Business Awards 2019, we’re excited to announce High Spec are the new sponsors of the Small Business Award! Having won this award last year we're thrilled to be able to offer the same opportunities to another deserving Cherwell Business in the coming year. We look forward to meeting applicants very soon and in the meantime nominations are open at www.cherwellbusinessawards.co.uk



(10/10/2018) New CNC Department Coming Soon

 Our Customers spoke, we listened! High Spec will be opening the doors to our very own CNC machining department this coming winter allowing for more control over the manufacturing process and even shorter lead times.
We’ll be offering full 5-axis machining of patterns, moulds and jigs using the newest of technologies from Haas Automation!

(26/09/2018) Partnering with Local Technology Schools
We are pleased to confirm our new working relationship with Bicester Technology Studio. 
BTC offer a fresh approach to learning for up to 310 students aged between 14-19. Through a balanced curriculum they aim to train tomorrow's business leaders and technology innovators with a unique focus on specialisms. To assist with their vision to equip young people with both the technical skills and confidence they need to help shape their future, High Spec will be offering students with interview skills and hands-on work experience starting Autumn 2018.


(14/05/2018) WINNERS of the Small Business Award 2018
Shortlisted as an overall winner, finalist in the Established Business category and WINNERS of the Small Business Award! What an incredible evening at the Cherwell Business Awards 2018!!
 To be shortlisted and winners of such prestigious awards means the absolute world to High Spec; we would like to once again thank the committee of the CBAs for a wonderful evening, Natwest, Spratt Endicott and Norbar Torque Tools for selecting us as your finalists and winner and of course our fabulous team for helping us to achieve all that we do!


(25/04/2018) High Spec Sponsor the OA Awards 2018

What a night! High Spec are proud and honoured to have been able to sponsor the Small Apprenticeship Employer category at the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2018. The applicants were of incredibly high calibre and we took great pleasure in meeting with a range of inspirational businesses; after much deliberation we selected Martin & Co Oxford and La Cucina as our highly commended runners-up and Popham Hairdressing as the winner... huge CONGRATS to all!

 

(28/03/2018) Finalists in TWO prestigious award categories!


We are thrilled to have been selected by Natwest and Spratt Endicott respectively as finalists in both the Small Business and Established Business categories of this year's Cherwell Business Awards.
To be finalists in these prestigious awards is testament to our incredible team and the hard work that goes into pushing the business forward!
We would like to wish all other finalists the best of luck and we look forward to meeting many like-minded businesses on the night.

More to follow on 11th May 2018...


 
(01/03/2018) Baby Jaycock has arrived!

We are very pleased to announce the safe arrival of Tobias John Jaycock, born on 1st March 2018 at 17:45. We look forward to introducing our new member of the team to you all very soon and thank you for all of your ongoing support. 

(03/01/2018) Sarah's going on maternity leave...

As of 2pm on the 19th January 2018 our Director, Sarah, will be going on maternity leave.
We use the term 'leave' rather loosely as Sarah will continue to oversee all business matters and attend all pre-arranged meetings as far as possible. Likewise, she will still have access to her emails which she will be checking on a regular basis!
In Sarah's absence, we leave you in the capable hands of Office Manager, Vicky, and of course Managing Director, Matt, both of whom will do their utmost best to assist with any queries.
We ask that all accounts matters be sent to the email address 'accounts@hscomposites.co.uk' with immediate effect.
For alternative numbers and persons to contact please visit the 'Contact' section of our website or simply call us on 01869 243254.
Many thanks for assisting us throughout this transition. 

(03/01/2018) Happy New Year! 

Wishing everyone a very happy New Year from the team at High Spec!
We're starting 2018 feeling positive and ready for the build season. Having completed two very successful recruitment rounds towards the end of last year our team is now 21 members strong with even more experience in laminating, trimming and inspection. We've used the quieter festive period to train staff and freshen up the facility; we hope to be sharing some pictures of the latter with you all in the very near future - watch this space!!

 
(05/12/2017) Contacting Accounts 
In preparation for our company Director, Sarah Jaycock, going on maternity leave in early 2018, we are asking our customers and suppliers to please send all future invoices, remittance advice, statements and accounts queries to the following address:

 

accounts@hscomposites.co.uk


 

For any urgent queries, you can still call us on 01869 243254.


Thank you for assisting us with this transition. 


   
(01/12/2017) ISO Certified!!

High Spec Composites Ltd has once again surpassed business plans and as of today we are ISO 9001 certified!

 

It was originally drafted into our ten year business plan to apply for ISO certification by 2020 in line with our ten-year trading anniversary, however, as the company has grown and we have  continued to develop relationships with prestigious customers, we felt the need to bring this aim forward! Our first annual audit has taken place and we can now proudly confirm that we have successfully adopted all of the quality management systems needed to save time, costs and improve efficiency.

 

We hope that with all of our systems now operating to an internationally recognised standard we can go into the new year continually supporting our staff whilst improving customer satisfaction.

 

This is not just a one-off certificate either: our systems and procedures will be independently audited each and every year demonstrating our ongoing commitment to quality.





(07/09/2017) Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2018
High Spec are thrilled to announce Director, Sarah Jaycock, will once again be on the committee for the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards representing small businesses AND the company will be sponsoring the new 'Small Apprentice Employer Award' for 2018. Further details on the awards and how you can enter coming soon...

 
 
31/08/2017 Meet Vicky
As promised, please meet new Office Manager, Vicky! Her many transferable skills and qualifications combined with her 'firm but fair' approach is already making waves behind the scenes at High Spec! In addition to the numerous admin and HR tasks being thrown her way, Vicky will be fronting our Caversfield reception each day between 9am and 2pm... please be sure to give her a warm welcome!


 
(01/08/2017) New and improved offices and administration!
You may have seen from recent social media posts, the offices at High Spec are currently undergoing some serious renovation! In addition to a second floor, new offices, updated software and improved telephone systems, High Spec are pleased to be introducing a highly experienced Office Manager to the team later this month... keep your eyes peeled for a more detailed introduction to the lovely lady who will soon be answering many of your calls and queries!



(14/12/2016) High Spec sponsor OA Awards 2017
In addition to Sarah Jaycock being on the Oxfordshire Apprenticeships panel, High Spec Composites Ltd are now the proud sponsor of the Advanced Apprenticeship of the Year Award 2017! 



(22/10/16) Carbon Black chairs feature in Red Dwarf:
The Carbon Black wheelchair, manufactured and assembled by High Spec Composites, features in the newest season of Red Dwarf; Character Dave Lister, portrayed by actor Craig Charles, can be seen in in an *adapted chair  throughout scenes in episode 3 of the popular British science fiction sitcom. 
(*Carbon Black chairs do not come with handle bars as standard.)




(13/10/16) Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2017:
High Spec are excited and proud to announce Executive Director, Sarah Jaycock, will be on the committee for the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2017 representing small businesses.

Sarah will be on the committee alongside Darke &Taylor (large businesses) and Clare Mclening (Training Provider Link).

The awards are due to take place on 8th March 2017 celebrating both outstanding apprentices and apprenticeship providers throughout the county. 





13/10/16: Team Expansion Autumn 2016

After a successful round of recruitment, High spec are pleased to welcome six new members to the team including a former High Spec apprentice who will be returning in a managerial position.

This team expansion will bring a new skill set to the company improving the laminating, trimming and inspection departments as well as adding to the overall capacity available.







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