SteelCast
Episode 9: “Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create”

Episode 9: “Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create”

June 1, 2022

Tata Steel’s Shotton site has this year launched a sustainability commitment with four key themes: Reducing the site’s carbon footprint; Developing and producing products and services that support sustainable construction; Protecting and expanding the site’s biodiversity; and maximising material efficiency and achieving zero onsite waste.

Build me up buttercup

Build me up buttercup

May 18, 2022

Recorded live at Grand Designs Live, ExCel London 2022!

We talk to Phil Bagnall, Managing Director of Matrix Structures about their new partnership with Tata steel brand Catnic about the benefits of offsite modular construction for domestic properties, not just in cost and speed of build but also for the environment, too.

It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it

It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it

April 13, 2022

We talk with Dr Chris Williams, Head of Industrial Decarbonisation for Industry Wales about how businesses in different sectors are coming together with government and academia to create geographical clusters for capturing and distributing energy and industrial gases.

The will and the way

The will and the way

April 6, 2022

We catch up with Director General of Trade Association UK Steel, Gareth Stace, to talk about the challenges of ensuring favourable policies on topics such as energy and industrial strategy, and how decarbonising energy-intensive industries relies on having a supportive political framework.

School of thought

School of thought

March 30, 2022

Host Tim Rutter is joined by Dr Sumitesh Das, Director of Research & Development for Tata Steel UK, and Professor Dave Worsley, Head of Materials Science and Engineering at Swansea University to talk about how industry and academia can work hand-in-hand to solve some of society’s most pressing issues such as decarbonisation. “It is the very act of something not being possible that drives R&D”, says Sumitesh.

You pays your money and you takes your choice

You pays your money and you takes your choice

March 2, 2022

Tata Steel UK’s Manager of Process Technology, Richie Hart, guides listeners through the various technology choices available to the world’s steel industry, and the relative benefits and drawbacks of each.

He also talks about the choices governments have to make about industrial supply chains, the dangers of offshoring carbon responsibility and the cost impact on consumers of a ‘polluter pays’ principle.

Push-me-pull-you

Push-me-pull-you

February 23, 2022

Tata Steel UK’s Marketing Director Russell Codling joins host, Tim Rutter, to explain that it’s not just pressure being brought to bear by legislators and environmentalists that is driving decarbonisation in the steel industry, but customers too. And Russell reveals another fascinating stakeholder that may be the most powerful of the lot!

Part of the problem or part of the solution?

Part of the problem or part of the solution?

February 16, 2022

Today's guest is Tata Steel UK’s Manager, Process Optimisation (Energy & Environment), Paul Wheeler, who explains how steel is essential in the modern world, how carbon is an essential element in current steelmaking technologies, and the huge changes already made to reduce the material’s environmental footprint throughout the supply chain.

Don’t mention the C word

Don’t mention the C word

February 9, 2022

In the latest series of Steelcast, Tata Steel’s host Tim Rutter talks to a variety of experts about climate change, sustainability and decarbonisation in the steel industry.

 

In this first episode his guest is Tata Steel UK’s Head of Climate Change Policy & Strategy, Pete Quinn, who goes back to the basics and asks ‘Just what is so bad about Carbon?’

Women of Steel S3 E4 - Karen Bowman

Women of Steel S3 E4 - Karen Bowman

September 29, 2021

After completing her degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the University of Warwick, Karen joined what was then British Steel, as a Logistics Graduate in 1992.

Working across a number of different departments over the last 29 years, Karen is currently working as an Integration Manager for Supply Chain. It has been quite a career for Karen, who has been able to successfully navigate being in a senior management position while raising her family – but it hasn’t always been easy.

Karen opens up about how it's vital to take time for yourself, the importance of prioritising your mental health, and how her own journey has made her a better leader. 

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