Herald - Issue 448

26th October 2023 • The HERALD • Page 65 v THE HERALD - SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES v ASK A PROFESSIONAL New Chapter Beckons as Agency Signs Up for Help to Grow Training Local PR agency Lee Peck Media has signed up to the government’s Help to Grow development programme which is being delivered by the Southampton Business School at the University of Southampton. Founder and director Lee Peck will be attending the course alongside his daughter Frankie Peck, who has just joined the agency a er more than 10 years with the BBC. “Frankie’s arrival marks a new chapter,” said Lee, who founded the business 35 years ago, and built it into one of the most respected communications agencies on the south coast. “The big advantage of the course is that it will allow us to work on the business rather than in the business. More than that, as Frankie has come directly from journalism the programme will give her an invaluable insight into the world of business.” The Help to Grow: Management Course is a unique executive development leadership and management course designed to help business leaders grow their business and is delivered by worldclass business schools across the UK and facilitated by subject experts. A member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, Southampton Business School is recognised as one of the best in the country, and it is a key part of the University of Southampton, a Russell Group member, ranked in the top 100 globally. e course is 90% funded by the government, and with a one-o fee of only £750 upfront, it’s designed to be undertaken alongside full-time work with a time commitment of 50 hours over 12 weeks. It uses a combination of online and face-to-face sessions alongside case study workshops to give business leaders the opportunity to apply the concepts being taught to real-life situations. By the end of the course, delegates will have developed a tailored Growth Action Plan aimed at helping their business reach its full potential. Delegates will be supported through the programme by their own mentor and have the opportunity to learn from peers as well as having opportunities for networking. Left to Right: Associate Professor Gillian Saieva with Frankie Peck and Lee Peck Associate Professor Gillian Saieva is the Director of Executive Education at Southampton Business School, University of Southampton. She said: “Our mission is simple: we are committed to developing leaders of the future who will take on the challenges we face and transform business and society for the better. Delivering the government’s, Help to Grow programme is something we’re very proud of and we’re delighted to welcome on board Lee and Frankie at Lee Peck Media.” ere is still time to sign up for the course which begins 15th November, for more information please visit: www.southampton. ac.uk/study/short-courses/ cpd/help-to-growmanagement DP World Boosts Safety with World’s First Remote Pinning Station at Southampton Hub In a major step forward for employee safety, DP World has introduced a remote pinning station at its Southampton hub, the rst of its kind in the world which will improve safety and productivity during a vital part of port operations. ‘Pinning’ is the process of manually placing a twistlock into the corner casting of a container to keep it in place during a journey at sea. For the past 50 years, twistlocks were put in and taken out on the quayside, directly underneath container-bearing cranes, a hazardous environment where heavy machinery and people operate in close proximity. e new remote pinning station at DP World Southampton is the rst at any straddle carrier port in the world. e station is the size of two football pitches and is set 150 yards from the quay to further protect workers. e remote model enables the straddle carriers, which move containers handled by the quay cranes, to take each one from berth to pinning station. DP Word’s ambition is to move 35 containers an hour. e Southampton hub already achieved two successive records for container handling earlier this year. In April, the team recorded 9,416 container moves in just 88 hours from the Hapag-Lloyd AG vessel Al Nefud. is was made possible by a new operating model, which enabled workers to concentrate more cranes on the vessel while continuing to service other customers at the same time. In addition to its UK hubs at Southampton and London Gateway, DP World’s o er includes logistics, forwarding and European transport capabilities, all of which are being integrated into the company’s global network.