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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

As a Chartered Accountant, Andrew works for Carrs Group PLC as Group Head of Business Finance. Headquartered in Cumbria, Carrs Group work across the Agriculture and Engineering sectors, plus many more. Andrew joined the board in 2020 and would be happy to advise any members or potential members on financial issues or building your business up across multiple sectors.

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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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Dianne Richardson

Dianne Richardson

BECBC Membership Engagement Director

Dianne has been attending Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster meetings for around 6 years representing various employers and was elected to the board in 2019 following some time as the Chair of the BECBC Social Value Group. She currently works for KBR Inc as their Social Impact Lead on Project and Programme Partners based at Sellafield. A lifelong learner herself she is a keen supporter of the cluster’s engagement in schools. She’s always happy to connect & have a conversation if she can help.

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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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BECBC Ruth Sellick PHOTO by RS Oct 2020

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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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 has gone on to become chair of the shadow board implementing structure and collaboration amongst the team to enable them to deliver their ambitious projects across their four themes. Jason works for Sellafield and is a great ambassador for young people working in nuclear.

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.

C Harlotte Kelly

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 and is now developing a guide for young professionals mapping out their choices and how to achieve their ambition. Charlotte works for Morgan Sindall and is a great advocate for promoting opportunity for the next generation.

Jordon

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.

Rhianna

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 Energus as the Events coordinator and being fairly new to Cumbria herself is passionate about promoting the area as a place with opportunity for young professionals.

Sophie Z

Sophie Zienkiewicz

BECBC Shadow Board, Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Sophie joined the shadow board in 2020 excited to be part of a fast paced and dynamic group of individuals. Sophie has worked on the International Womens Day campaign and engaged with companies on the importance of mental health. Working for NNL, Sophie is excited to be leading the Diversity and Inclusion theme recognising it’s importance across the energy industry.

Sarah Dock

Sarah Dockeray

BECBC Shadow Board, Diversity and Inclusion Support

Sarah joined the shadow board in 2020. 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 diversity and inclusion 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 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.

Support Team

Hazel

Hazel Duhy

BECBC Admin Manager

Hazel has been our Admin Manager since 2005 and is the main point of contact for BECBC. If you have queries regarding BECBC and your membership, information to share, feedback to give or want to find out more about any of our events, please speak to Hazel.

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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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