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Omega Resource Group News

INEOS Automotive selects Omega as partner of choice for its Grenadier project

Posted by Omega on 03-Feb-2020 08:39:45

We are delighted to announce our exciting partnership with INEOS Automotive. We will be working directly with them to build the team who will construct the highly anticipated Grenadier.

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Topics: Industry Insight

Guidance on IR35

Posted by Omega on 19-Aug-2019 09:41:12


IR35 is properly known as the Intermediaries legislation and came into force in April 2000 as part of the Finance Act. It set out details of new legislation relating to intermediaries (including personal service companies or other companies or partnerships). Since then, IR35 has been used to determine how an individual working via a personal services company should be taxed. 

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Topics: Industry Insight

Callowell Primary School Support

Posted by Omega on 14-Jan-2019 09:40:00

Omega Resource Group are proud to be sponsoring Callowell Primary School's sports kit, in an on-going effort to support local schools and businesses within the community.

On Wednesday, 5th December, Kris Smith (Senior Team Manager) presented the new strip to Callowell's year 3 student, Thomas Daniels, a young prospect in the world of rugby! 

Kris commented, "Thomas's mum, Amie Daniels, who has worked for Omega Resource Group since 2003, recognised that Callowell were seeking a new contributor and the board were happy to help! We've always committed to helping local schools, and we're proud to be associated with Callowell Primary School!" 

We'd like to wish Callowell Primary School the best of luck in their upcoming fixtures, let's hope the new print brings some luck (not that you need it!) 

About Callowell Primary School

Callowell Primary School is located at Farmhill, Stroud and is part of the Gloucestershire Education Authority. Callowell is a co-educational day school with around 180 children of mixed gender aged between 4 and 11 years. The Head Teacher is Mrs L. Wall. 

The school is housed in a 1969 building and has seven classrooms, a hall, ICT suite, administrative offices, a group study room/library and purpose-built facilities for early learning provision including Pre-school, Breakfast, Holiday and After-School Clubs. Their outside facilities include a large playing field, long jump pit, nature area/forest school, early years outside play area, an outdoor classroom and Trim Trail.

They welcome any parents wishing to visit the school. Please make an appointment so that the Head Teacher is free to talk to you and answer any questions you may have.

It is school policy that no child will be discriminated against on ground of gender, race, creed or ability.

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Topics: CSR

Omega eGuide: 7 Business-Critical Changes for Employers and HR Professionals in April 2019

Posted by Omega on 10-Jan-2019 09:39:00

Last year saw the introduction and changes of multiple employment laws that have affected thousands of UK businesses, including first reports for the Gender Pay Gap, changes to benefit and pension rates, updates to National Minimum, National Living and Apprentice Wages and many more.

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Topics: Industry Insight

Season's Greetings from the Omega Team

Posted by Omega on 02-Jan-2019 09:39:00

Season's Greetings and a happy new year from the Omega Team.

Omega Resource Group would like to thank you for your continued and valued support and we would like to express our sincere appreciation for your business.
This year, instead of sending seasonal cards, we will be donating £2,000 to our 20 nominated charities as part of our #PAP2020 campaign, celebrating our 20 year anniversary.

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Topics: CSR

2018 Charity Bake Sale, Raffle and Christmas Jumper Day

Posted by Omega on 17-Dec-2018 09:38:00

What a great way to spend a pre-Christmas Friday afternoon opening presents and wearing festive jumpers? 

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Topics: PAP2020

November sees major improvement in UK manufacturing & engineering activity

Posted by Omega on 16-Nov-2018 09:38:00

According to the last monthly CBI Industrial Trends Survey, manufacturing output growth picked up in the quarter to November, and UK businesses saw overall order books rebound from a fall in October. 

The survey of 381 manufacturers found that output volume growth accelerated in the three months to November, outpacing the long-run average. Output expanded in 13 of the 17 sub-sectors, with growth driven by the food, drink & tobacco, motor vehicles & transport equipment, and chemicals sub-sectors. Firms expect output growth to slow somewhat over the next quarter.

Meanwhile, total order books strengthened in November after worsening in October, and were more robust than the long-run average. Export order books improved marginally following a weakening in October, and, likewise, remained stronger than the historical average.

Average selling prices were expected to increase at a steady pace, above the long-run average, while stocks were considered to be marginally above adequate levels, but below the long-run average.

We expect UK manufacturers to continue benefiting from ongoing global economic expansion and a lower sterling exchange rate, but overall economic growth is expected to remain subdued, reflecting weak household income growth and the drag on investment from Brexit uncertainty.

Rain Newton-Smith, CBI Chief Economist, said: “It’s encouraging to see an improvement in the manufacturing sector after October’s stark survey, with order books and output growth on the up.

“But the future prosperity of manufacturers depends on getting the Brexit deal right. The overwhelming message from business to the Government is to make progress, don’t go backwards.

“We need frictionless trade for our world-beating manufactured goods and a transition period which draws us back from the cliff edge. Anything less than that and jobs and investment could suffer.”

Tom Crotty, Group Director of INEOS and Chair of CBI Manufacturing Council, added:“Improvements in output volumes and overall order books will come as some relief for manufacturers following a weaker out turn in October. Firms will have also broadly welcomed the Autumn Budget, especially the progress on Apprenticeship Levy reform.

“Manufacturers’ top priority unsurprisingly continues to be for the Government to secure frictionless trade and a Brexit transition period. The sector will also be urging the Government to rethink its proposed approach to immigration policy, which, by placing tight restrictions on low-skilled labour, would have a particularly negative impact on manufacturers.”

Key findings:
  • 29% of manufacturers reported total order books to be above normal, and 19% said they were below normal, giving a balance of +10%. This was above the long-run average (-13%) and followed a weakening in October (-6%)
  • 17% of firms said their export order books were above normal, and 17% said they were below normal, giving a normal balance (0) – above the long-run average of -17%, and marginally higher than October (-4%)
  • 35% of businesses said the volume of output over the past three months was up, and 17% said it was down, giving a balance of +18%. This was above the historic average (+4%) and a slight pick-up from October (+13%)
  • Manufacturers expect output to grow at a slower pace in the coming quarter, with 29% predicting growth, and 21% a decline, giving a balance of +8%
  • Expectations for growth in average selling prices for the coming three months (+9%) were broadly unchanged from October (+10%), and the lowest since July 2017 (+9%)
  • 16% of firms said their present stocks of finished goods were more than adequate, whilst 11% said they were less than adequate, giving a balance of +5% – below the long-run average (+13%).

Source: Business & Innovation, 2018

Whilst this is excellent news for manufacturing businesses and the industry itself, the need to retain current staff and hire ahead has never been so important. In a period of UK-high employment, meeting growing demands can be strenuous and finding the right candidates at the right time is becoming increasingly difficult.

Omega Resource Group specialise in providing bespoke recruitment solutions to the engineering and manufacturing industries. If you need any help with up-scaling, retaining and/or preparing for future requirements, contact us and we'll offer a tailored plan to suit you. 

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Topics: Industry Insight

November Anniversaries: Congratulations to Amy Harris - 12 Years at Head Office!

Posted by Omega on 09-Nov-2018 09:37:00

Omega Resource Group are proud to have such outstanding & multi-talented individuals in the Group. With this being said, we'd like to congratulate Amy Harris, UK Operations Manager, on her recent anniversary and long tenure with the company, celebrating her 12th year with Omega Resource Group.

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Topics: Anniversaries

Steve Fulwell Employee of the Year Awards 2018: Winners and runners-up announced for each division!

Posted by Omega on 05-Nov-2018 09:37:00

Employee of the Year - a chance to shine amongst your colleagues. Every year is the same, you (and your colleagues) pretend like it's no big deal and you're "not bothered this year", when in fact, in the lead up to voting day, you go home every night plotting how you can grab yourself some extra votes by squeezing in an extra tea round for your team or setting up 'you vote for me, I'll vote for you' false promises.

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Topics: Awards

Tour de Omega: Employees cycle 150 (virtual) miles for #PAP2020 charity support year

Posted by Omega on 02-Nov-2018 09:36:00

On Friday, 26th October, Omega employees took to the (virtual) velodrome, raising just under £200 for the #PAP2020 charity support year through their hard-worked sweat & tears at the Omega Resource Group Head Office.

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Topics: PAP2020