Strata Technology is delighted to have been invited to appear alongside Prime Minister Theresa May in the 2016/17 Parliamentary Review, an annual publication that showcases ‘best practice’ and demonstrates how sector leaders have responded to challenges in the political and economic environment. Established by former minister The Rt Hon David Curry in 2010, The Parliamentary Review’s September release, which is marked by an annual gala in the Palace of Westminster, is sent to over half a million leading policymakers. The articles in the Review act as both a blueprint for success and a template for reform.
Strata’s inclusion will highlight how expertise across multiple sectors has enabled the company to position itself as a leader in providing engineering solutions to a diverse range of industries and universities, and further demonstrates that perseverance and an ability to diversify does enable a determined business to thrive despite changes in market trends.
|Dr Roger Kimber attending The Parliamentary Review gala launch at The Terrace Pavilion, Westminster||Dr Roger Kimber (centre) with Former Deputy Prime Minster, Nick Clegg and broadcaster, Julia Hartley-Brewer|
Diversifying away from oil and gas
Having emerged from BP as an oil and gas-centric business with a single customer, a sharp fall in oil prices hit the industry badly. An earlier decision to diversify the business was justified but it was a slow progress as Strata broke into new industries competing against established companies in the sector.
However, focusing on its core expertise, Strata also designed and developed a number of niche products and generated new working relationships and partnerships across industry and academia. This has included diversification into the Nuclear sector where its specialist engineering skills combined with high standards of quality and safety are highly valued. Given that safety is paramount, Strata is continuously improving standards to ensure safety approvals are attained but also to maintain an important competitive edge.
Speaking about Strata’s involvement in this year’s Parliamentary Review, Strata’s Managing Director, Dr Roger Kimber said, “We are delighted to have been selected to represent best practice in UK engineering which reflects our commitment to improving and maintaining quality and safety across all our activities and markets.”
Sharing best practice
The PM’s former cabinet colleague and Chairman of the Review, Sir Eric Pickles said, “It has never been more important for government to hear the views of business and the public sector in a constructive forum. It is also a vital time to share best practice and progress.”
The Parliamentary Review’s director Daniel Yossman concurred, saying “Strata Technology Ltd and other hardworking organisations from across the country have come together to make this year’s Review possible. Sharing knowledge and insight with both peers and government is essential work and I am delighted that this year’s Review will reach every corner of the British economy.
“It’s always a real joy to hear from policymakers who tell me that something they have read in the Review has had an effect on their thinking. It is my belief that innovation is contagious, if only it is given the platform to spread. It is the Review’s purpose to provide this platform and I am confident we are fulfilling it.”
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Strata Technology is an approved Fit for Nuclear SME, a member of the Nuclear Industry Association and a signatory of the NDA Supply Chain Charter. Strata is accredited to Investors in People and ISO 17020:2012 standard and operates an approved Business Management System which integrates ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 standards.