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About BECBC

BECBC is a membership organisation bringing together businesses from all different backgrounds. Our core values are Clean Energy, Community and Collaboration, and what ties those together is Business.

Clean Energy

The BECBC was created to support the energy industry and grow the supply chain providing opportunities for businesses across Britain's Energy Coast.

Supported heavily by Sellafield Ltd and the NDA, BECBC has a strong presence in the nuclear industry. Cumbria is also home to the Second largest offshore wind farm in the world. BECBC members include Tier 1 multinationals and major supply chain businesses, through to sole traders and small start-ups. Whether you are looking to start in energy, or grow your business, BECBC can support you to gain technical knowledge and provide industry connections across the clean energy sector.

“My experience as a member of BECBC has been very positive. The monthly events in Cumbria have given a good understanding of the nuclear market and energy industry, and the opportunity to talk and develop relationships with different players in the supply chain”

Beatriz Echeveste, Idom UK, Director

Community

Looking after our environment, our community and our future leaders is a priority for BECBC and our membership.

We have a dedicated Social Value Delivery Group who ensure that through the growth of the energy supply chain comes opportunity for our communities and the next generation of young professionals. BECBC provides a platform for engagement with local schools, charities, young professionals and new business start-ups, offering regular updates from our MPs to ensure that local business has a voice within government.

“The Cluster provides me the opportunity to volunteer and give a bit back. Its all about mutual business benefit and indeed friendships.”

Evan Wright, Silver Stream Business Services

Collaboration

95% of our members value BECBC for the networking opportunities we provide, with 65% of members believing that their business has grown through collaboration in BECBC.

Building connections and business is what we do – creating networks for support, strength and success. With over 40 events a year, there are plenty of opportunities to meet new contacts and build new relationships.

“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

Business

BECBC is built up of companies of all sizes from all sectors. The diversity is what makes it special and what makes it such great value for membership.

Whether you are a Tier 1 multinational or a sole trader, BECBC creates opportunities for you to grow your supply chain, build your network, access new opportunities and ultimately build your business, both within the energy industry and the wider supply chain.

“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

Connections and Credibility

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

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

Stuart Harrison, owner Solar Flare

"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

"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