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Where Energy Meets Business

As the voice of the supply chain, this not for profit business cluster brings together businesses from across the world who support the clean energy industry and wider supply chain. BECBC helps to grow businesses, forge key partnerships and collaborations, inspire the next generation of Cumbrian leaders and develop the local economy.

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Member Benefits

Access more opportunities, meet more people and ultimately grow your business. All our member benefits are included within your membership package.

Supporting Business

We understand our members come from all different backgrounds. To ensure we fully support all BECBC members, we also run specialist sector groups, which focus on key areas of business:

Nuclear Group

The BECBC Nuclear Group was created as a dedicated cluster of members who work within the nuclear industry.

It is the ideal group for anyone wanting to build relationships and business in the nuclear supply chain. The group usually meets 4 times a year to network and share industry updates.

Want to get involved? Could you host an event at your premises to demonstrate your work?

“After having searched for business support groups across the UK, and joining or visiting a few, I am yet to find one more active or supportive as the BECBC.”

Cliff Woodman, Cumbria O&M Services
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Professional Services Group

This group was set up to bring together a diverse range of businesses offering expertise, products and services.

Whilst many of them do work across the clean energy supply chain, most expand much wider across other sectors too offering a great chance to collaborate, network and learn more about wider opportunities. This group meets quarterly with an expo on an annual basis to showcase talent.

Want to get involved? Come to the meetings and feel free to suggest a working group topic.

"The BSG has introduced us to many great companies, individuals and services that we've used; it's also a network within a network that really works."

Ewen Alcorn, Director, MacArthur Recruitment
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Social Value Delivery Group

The Social Value Group was set up to bring together members wanting to ensure that growing business had positive impacts on the communities of West Cumbria.

Meeting monthly, this group is for anyone wanting to give back, with a current focus on the youth of Cumbria and developing employer engagement for local students.

Want to get involved? Come to a meeting, suggest a workshop topic, host an event or simply share good practice.

"Being a member of this group gives me the opportunity to give something back to our local community and the future leaders that we have the chance to inspire. As a business owner and a personal development coach I feel I have much to give to this group, whether it be exploring ideas or volunteering my time into meetings and activities at our local schools and have found my time with this group to be very rewarding."

Kathryn Jackson, Kathryn Jackson Coaching
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Business and Schools Collaboration Project (BSCP)

This is an award winning collaboration project whereby the Inspira team and volunteers from BECBC members, sponsors and supporters go into schools offering a wide variety of activities that meet the needs of our local children ensuring fair access to local employer engagement for all students across the Allerdale and Copeland area.

Want to get involved? Go to one of the school engagement events and help demonstrate to local students the opportunities available to them.

“I have found BECBC response to the COVID-19 crisis to be really valuable for my business. The support that has been offered for cluster members and the range of events offered to include members has been really valuable during a difficult time”

Joanne Chambers, Lakeland Capabilities Ltd

Upcoming BECBC Events

We hold over 40 events a year to ensure there is something for everyone, with plenty of opportunities for networking and making valuable industry introductions.

Latest News

Keeping you up to date with the industry, the area, and your fellow cluster members.

Connections and Credibility

Our credibility as BECBC comes from our members in businesses both big and small, along with our connections with other organisations, including Government in Westminster. Here's what our members have to say about us:

“The cluster provides the opportunity to network and make new contacts. Board members are supportive and look for ways to help businesses to promote their organisation and engage in activities and events”

Deborah Naylor, Inspira

"It’s great to be a member of the BSG sub group to find out just how much talent and innovation there is in the different organisations and how they have grown and developed their strategy for the future and the value that brings to us as members."

Stephen Shepherd, Camerton Consultants Ltd

"As a micro business member of the cluster, I feel like part of something bigger; part of a group who have my best interests at heart.

You get out what you put in, as with all these things; I have gained a network of friends and champions."

Lucy Harrison, Harrison Network Ltd

"Prima Uno has been a member of the BECBC since 2011. We got introduced to our company solicitors, HR, Quality and Cyber Essentials service businesses all who are members of the BSG Group. We always look at this area of the website should need any assistance with services within our own network. All the businesses we use from the BSG are professional and give a great level of service. The free advice given and support given by this group is invaluable to any local companies my own included."

Sarah Purdham, Managing Director, Prima Uno

“Simply put, membership of the cluster has led to new orders for my business”

Stuart Harrison, owner Solar Flare

"I think the cluster is fantastic thing, it's great for networking and picking up useful information. The members are very helpful to each other"

Steve Shanahan, VINCI Technology Centre UK Ltd

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Meet The Team

BECBC is run by a Board of 8 volunteers from across the energy industry and its supply chain, all bringing their own set of skills and knowledge to the membership. They are supported by a small team of employees and professional consultants.

There is also a BECBC Shadow Board of young professionals (all volunteers), formed to bring disruption to the norm and challenge BECBC to think outside the box.

The BECBC Sector Groups are led by volunteers, all experts from within the membership.

Meet The Team

For immediate enquiries please contact the relevant member of the team:

Dianne Richardson

Dianne Richardson, Chief Executive

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Ellen Muncaster, Membership Secretary

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James Amor

James Amor, Admin Assistant

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