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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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BECBC in Numbers

Over
300
businesses across the energy sector and the wider supply chain
Over
40
events a year
Over
65%
of our members believe their business has grown since joining BECBC
 
98%
of our members would recommend BECBC to others

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. Heavily endorsed by Sellafield Ltd and LLWR, 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?

"We joined BECBC as we wanted to continue to build our presence in the nuclear sector and expand this into working with Sellafield. We found the connections made through networking invaluable."

Gary Thornton, MD, The Spencer Group
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Net Zero Group

With the clean energy agenda climbing up the political ladder this group was created to help members explore opportunities in the clean energy supply chain, and collaborate in their own ambitions to reduce carbon emissions.

This group aims to meet 4 times a year and share news in between of supply chain opportunities, and how members are achieving their carbon reduction goals.

Want to get involved? How about host a meeting, or share your news of your work in the clean energy sector.

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

Stuart Harrison, owner Solar Flare
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Business Support Group (BSG)

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
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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.

BECBC e-Networking (21 April 2021)

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A BECBC member e-Event. Intros, speed networking (either 1-2-1 or in small groups) and general group n…

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BECBC e-Group for Nuclear Sector Group (28 Apr 2021)

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A BECBC member only event. Further information will be available shortly and registration will open soo…

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BECBC e-Meeting (5 May 2021)

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BECBC online Member Meeting Further information will be available shortly Registration will open soon T…

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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:

"We really value being a member of the Cluster, having been so for many years so. There are many areas of value, from networking with sector and regional colleagues, to events and member news. You get out of it what you put in and I think businesses that engage with the Cluster and fellow members get a great deal out of it."

Craig Hatch, WYG, aTetra Tech Company

"Being part of the BSG group brings a vast amount of benefits to my business and allows me to collaborate and share experiences with like minded professionals. Feeling part of a community and enjoying the spirit it can inject into achieving personal and business goals without the sense of isolation, gives a tremendous motivational impact. The variety of content, courses and information sharing provided by the Board and other volunteers is exceptionally good."

Linda Aylmore, LA Consulting

"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

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

Stuart Harrison, owner Solar Flare

"We joined BECBC as we wanted to continue to build our presence in the nuclear sector and expand this into working with Sellafield. We found the connections made through networking invaluable."

Gary Thornton, MD, The Spencer Group

"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

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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 professional consultants.

There is also a BECBC Shadow Board of 10 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 Hazel or John::

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Hazel Duhy, BECBC Admin Manager

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John Grainger, BECBC Executive Director

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