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Main Board

BECBC is run by a Board of 8 volunteers, who are nominated by members and elected at the annual AGM. The Board come from a range of backgrounds, sectors and geographical areas offering diversity and the ability to add a depth of value to the members.

Ivan Baldwin profess

Ivan Baldwin

BECBC Chair

Ivan has recently joined Bechtel and has been a Director of BECBC for 6 years, first elected to lead the board in 2017. With a seat on the UK Nuclear Industry Council and work as an international expert to OECD in Japan, if you want to know more about the UK and global nuclear sectors, or are looking for direction in exporting your products and services then Ivan would be a great person to talk to.

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Andrew Clitheroe

Andrew Clitheroe

BECBC Financial Director

A Chartered Accountant, Andrew is Finance Director of Carrs Engineering, a division of Carr’s Group Plc and headquartered in Cumbria, Carrs Engineering constitutes seven global businesses with a wide portfolio of products and services supporting the Civil Nuclear, Nuclear Defence and Oil and Gas Markets.

Andrew joined the board of BECBC in 2020.

If you would like to understand how the cluster can support the growth of your business, both within Cumbria and globally, Andrew will be happy to help.

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Charlotte Penn

Charlotte Penn

BECBC Marketing and Communications Director

Charlotte started her BECBC career as the first chair of our shadow board in 2018, before being elected to the main board in 2019. Her background is renewable and sustainable energy, with her role at CambridgeHOK specialising in CHP systems and renewable heat. If renewable energy is a sector you work in or a market you are trying to enter feel free to contact Charlotte to learn more about how the cluster can support you.

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Peter Fleming

Peter Fleming

BECBC Director

With 30 years of business experience Peter has his own Business Consultancy helping businesses improve their business, work/life balance and see the value in investing in their people. Peter was elected onto the board in 2019 and has helped the board with the strategic position of the cluster. If you are looking for some business advice or how the cluster can help develop your business Peter would be more than happy to point you in the right direction.

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Ruth Sellick

BECBC Director

Ruth joined the main board in 2020, after being the Chair of the BECBC Shadow Board since 2019. Ruth is Orano’s Marketing and Communications executive in the UK and also sits on the newly-formed Nextgen Nuclear Industry Council, alongside co-ordinating the UK Nuclear Regions Collaboration that was formed at 2019’s successful Global Reach Conference. Please don’t hesitate to contact Ruth for any information about BECBC.

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Tom Scaife

Tom Scaife

BECBC Legal Director

Tom started looking after the legal affairs for BECBC in 2014, initially as part of the Management Team, before stepping up to Director in 2019. Tom is an Employment Law specialist and Partner with business law firm Baines Wilson, advising businesses on managing employees. Tom leads the Business Support Group which brings together member businesses that offer professional support services and goods. Contact Tom to learn more about how the Cluster can support you.

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Gary Shuttleworth

Gary Shuttleworth

BECBC Director

Gary was appointed to the main Board at the AGM election in June 2021. Gary joined Morgan Sindall Infrastructure in 2019 and was appointed to Business Development Director for the nuclear business in January 2021. In this role he is accountable for the growth strategy, social impact teams and communications team. With over 25 years of domestic and international business experience encompassing a wide range of activities from start-ups, infrastructure, investment to new power generation. If you have any aspect of growth and new business you want to discuss, please contact him.

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Lee Grears

BECBC Director

Lee is the founder and managing director of Responsive Ltd and Flawed Ltd. Lee was elected onto the board in 2021 and has a vested interest in Cumbria and its future prosperity for future generations. Lee is responsible for the daily operations of his companies with a keen interest in the strategic planning. Lee’s passion is micro, small to medium enterprise businesses and new start-ups and believes it is the collaboration of those companies that can drive the success of Cumbrian business. Talk to Lee about SME collaboration in the area

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Shadow Board

The BECBC Shadow Board was created in 2018 to create challenge and diversified thinking from our future leaders. It is built up of 9 volunteers aged 18-30.

Jason Savage

Jason Savage

BECBC Shadow Board Chair

Jason joined the Shadow Board in 2019 looking to improve the business landscape in Cumbria. In January 2020 Jason launched AppFit, an event to support young people into apprenticeships, which was a great success . Jason was voted as Chair in June 2020 where he implemented structure to promote collaboration amongst the team enabling them to deliver their ambitious projects across their four themes. Jason works for Sellafield Ltd and is a great ambassador for young people working in nuclear.

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Adam Pearson

Adam Pearson

BECBC Shadow Board, Better Place to Live and Work Lead

Adam joined the inaugural shadow board in 2018 with a passion to promote Cumbria as a great place to live and work. Since joining Adam has developed a range of podcasts offering with significant business leaders offering industry insights and business advice. Adam has also supported the Global Reach event in 2019, and the launch of Appfit. Running his own business, Adamedia, Adam is a great person to talk to for anyone looking to turn a passion into a successful company.

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Charlotte Kelly

BECBC Shadow Board, Developing the Next Generation Lead

Charlotte joined the original Shadow Board in 2018 with a passion to help young professionals navigate their career paths. Since joining Charlotte has created a newsletter which promotes the achievements of young professionals in the local area as well as building strong relationships with groups who support young people in their development. Charlotte works for Arup as a Social Value Consultant and is a great advocate for promoting opportunity for the next generation.

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Jordon Coulthard

BECBC Shadow Board, Developing the Next Generation Support

Jordon joined the Shadow Board in 2020 as the Developing the Next Generation support. Jordon currently works for James Fisher Nuclear as an ECI Design Engineer. Jordon is passionate about increasing the profile of women in engineering as well as working on projects offering mentorships for young professionals. Jordan is currently working on a young professionals development guide to support young people with their ambitions particular within the small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in our membership

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Rhianna Smith

BECBC Shadow Board, Better Place to Live and Work Support

Rhianna joined the BECBC Shadow Board in 2020 as the Better Place to Live and Work support. Rhianna works at Centre for Leadership Performance as a Project Co-ordinator to support and drive the post-16 projects including the Cumbria Future Leaders and Dream Placement programmes. Having only lived in Cumbria since 2016, Rhianna is passionate about promoting the area as a place of vast opportunity for young professionals, and believes it is vital to attract, and retain, talent in Cumbria. Emerging from the coronavirus pandemic, the business community is going to have changed, and promoting Cumbria as a Better Place to Live and Work, will be more important than ever.

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Sophie Zienkiewicz

BECBC Shadow Board, Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Sophie joined the Shadow Board in 2020 as Diversity and Inclusion Lead. Her ambitions for the theme are to continue championing individuals and organisations across West Cumbria that promote diversity, and encourage others to recognise its importance across the energy industry. Sophie is very optimistic about the role the Business Cluster can play in shaping the future of Cumbria, especially for young people.

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Sarah Dockeray

BECBC Shadow Board, Social Value Lead

Sarah joined the Shadow Board in 2020 after being selected as the vice chair of the Social Value group. Sarah is looking forward to bridging the gap between the groups and creating some joint initiatives. Sarah believes this collaboration will develop significant step changes in how we approach social value across our membership and West Cumbria. Sarah works for Cavendish Nuclear and is working towards a degree in Project Management

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Thomas Hyland

Thomas Hyland

BECBC Shadow Board, Business Collaboration Lead

Thomas joined the Shadow Board in 2019 to help build a bigger and brighter future for Cumbria, understanding that the right support in certain areas of the region could unlock so much opportunity for young professionals and new businesses. Thomas is a project manager for Balfour Beatty working on the Sellafield site and is keen to develop further collaboration opportunities for members

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Andrea Henry

Andrea Henry

BECBC Shadow Board, Diversity and Inclusion Support

Andrea joined the Shadow Board in 2021 as Diversity and Inclusion Support. She currently works as a Technical Apprentice at McMenon Engineering Services and is studying Mechanical Engineering at Lakes College. She wants to raise awareness of the importance of Diversity and Inclusion as she believes this will bring more solutions, perspectives and unity to Cumbria and the broader UK economy. She believes it is important to reach out to, and learn from, a diverse range of people as that will help us to improve and advance in every aspect of business

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Emmy Richardson

BECBC Shadow Board, Business Collaboration Support

Emmy joined the Shadow Board in 2021 as an independent member to provide outside industry perspective to not only the Shadow Board but the wider BECBC operations team. Emmy is looking to promote business collaboration within the cluster, to deliver solutions that address challenges such as sustainability, diversity, and supporting young people. Emmy currently works as a Compliance Analyst at LBMA, a membership organisation that oversees the global precious metals industry. Emmy is excited to bring her experience of driving development within an international supply chain, to the cluster and energy supply chain.

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Jack Riley

BECBC Shadow Board, Communications Lead

Jack joined the Shadow Board in 2020 as the Communications Lead to work with the wider BECBC communications team to promote the Shadow Board and their work as well as provide advice. Jack is a Technical Specialist at Sellafield Ltd with a degree in applied chemistry. Jack wants to use his creative side to support the Shadow Board having already delivered the Shadow Board Awards in December 2020 and working on a number of other campaigns to support our member

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Robin Spurr

BECBC Shadow Board, Sustainability Lead

Robin joined the Shadow Board in 2021 as the Sustainability Lead following the groups Creating Cumbria’s Sustainable Future Event which identified the need for a greater focus on sustainability. Robin works for Cavendish Nuclear as an Assistant Project Manager as well as managing an internal change project around Sustainability. Robin thinks that solving our challenges with sustainability is best done through collaboration with BECBC playing a big part in educating members with the tools and techniques we can use to do that.

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Dianne Richardson

Dianne Richardson

Chief Executive

Dianne is the Britain's Energy Coast Cluster Chief Executive responsible for developing and delivering the business plan. She previously attended Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster meetings for around 8 years representing various employers and was elected to the board in 2019 following some time as the Chair of the BECBC Social Value Group completing 4 years of volunteer contribution in June 2021 when she was appointed to her current role. A social value expert and lifelong learner herself she is a supporter of the cluster’s engagement in schools. She's keen to receive feedback and ideas from cluster members.

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John Grainger

BECBC Executive Director

John Grainger is Executive Director at BECBC, who he joined in 2016 after a 25 year career in economic development specialising in inward investment. Prior to that he ran retail travel companies in the North East and has been involved in administration at county level on both tennis and cricket. He has a Master's Degree from the University of Northumbria, is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Cumbria and in 2019 was the first recipient of the Robin Burgess Lifetime Achievement to Cumbria Award.

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Liz Bowe

Liz Bowe

BECBC Member Opportunity Consultant

Liz is a long term member and supported of the cluster, and an experienced management professional. Liz supports BECBC and its members by sourcing opportunities for our membership. If you are looking for a new opportunity or to break into a new sector speak to Liz.

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Jutta

Jutta Devenish

BECBC PR and Comms Consultant

Jutta is BECBC's PR consultant offering more than 25 years experience in PR and marketing strategy.

Jutta supports the cluster with its press statements and social media. As a member if you have some news which you would like us to share and promote, please speak with Jutta.

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Sector Group Support

Donna Connor

Donna Connor

BECBC Social Value Delivery Group Lead

Donna Leads the Social Value Group sector group. If you would like to learn more about this group please contact Donna.

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John Mc Gibbon

John McGibbon

BECBC Nuclear Group Lead

John leads the Nuclear sector group. If you would like to learn more about this group, host an event or give a talk, please contact John.

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