F4OR is designed for established businesses with 10 or more employees or with a turnover of £1 million and upwards, as the principles of the programme are more difficult to apply to new or very small enterprises. Microenterprises and / or newly established organisations who have identified the offshore renewables sector as a strategic opportunity should still get in touch to discuss how we might be able to help.
Participating companies can range from those with no offshore renewables experience aiming to take a first step into the sector, to established suppliers looking to benchmark their position and drive business excellence.
Due to the level of interest we receive from companies wishing to participate in the F4OR programme, all interested parties are asked to complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) form.
Following submission of this, and confirmation the applicant meets the criteria outlined above, they will be invited to complete a Capability Questionnaire and possibly a business ‘self-assessment’. You may then be requested to have a phone discussion with the F4OR team, to confirm your place on the programme. For companies which are unsuccessful in their application, the F4OR team will provide guidance on what other business support or improvement schemes might be appropriate for the company to consider.
Please note, the Expressions of Interest forms (EOIs) are completed as online forms. It is not possible to save the form midway through. Therefore, we recommend that you review the EOI form initially, but prepare any more substantial written responses offline. You can then populate the EOI online by pasting in relevant sections of text.
Dr. Davood Sabaei is a Supply Chain Project Manager, currently the primary contact on F4OR .
Prior to joining ORE Catapult, Davood was a Supply Chain Specialist in Aerospace and renewable energy sector at the University of Strathclyde, employed by the Low Carbon Challenge Fund. He led on the area engaging with SMEs to help them extend the lifecycle of their assets in the aerospace and renewable energy sector and to start their journey towards achieving net zero.
He has a PhD in Manufacturing and Supply Chain from Cranfield University. He is skilled and highly experienced in the project life cycle for process improvement and new technology implementation on Supply Chain Management.