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Awards 2022

Meet the Team

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.

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Ivan Baldwin

BECBC Chair

Ivan has recently joined Bechtel and has been a Director of BECBC since 2014 , first elected to lead the board in 2015. 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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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. 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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Marcia Reid Fotheringham, JP, DL

Patron

Marcia was born in London and raised/ educated in Long Island, New York. She attended Hofstra University, Long Island, NY, and graduated: BS Sociology; MS Psychology and PD Family Therapy. In 1997, Marcia moved to Cumbria, UK, and worked for the NHS as a psychologist/family therapist for 10 years. Along with her husband, Jim, Marcia was the owner/Director of two dental practices, they have since sold one practice and continue providing dental services in the other practice.

From 2019-20 Marcia was the High Sheriff of Cumbria and had a most successful year promoting Cumbria and Cumbrians. She is currently a Trustee/Director of: Cumbria Victims Charity Trust Board; Cumbria Community Foundation Board; Multicultural Cumbria Board; Cumbria Opera Group; University of Lancaster Council; Cumbria Race Equality Network (Founder); Carlisle Culture and Carlisle Cathedral Development Board. She is also a Patron of AWAZ Cumbria and a Deputy Lieutenant of Cumbria.

Marcia is keen to be an active patron and get to know and understand members of BECBC.

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Steve Tubman

Board Member

Steve is a born and bred West Cumbrian. He’s a Quantity Surveyor and has worked in the Nuclear industry for most of his working life, covering most UK sites. He’s currently the Commercial Manager for O’Connor Fencing Limited and has done for 11 years, having previously worked for companies such as Rolls Royce, Day and Zimmerman, Redhall. He’s very passionate about the local community and believes we should all work together to create a sustainable environment for future generations both financially and environmentally.

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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 volunteers aged 18-30.

Jason Savage

Jason Savage

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

Shadow Board

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

Shadow Board

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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Rhianna Smith

Shadow Board

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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Emmy Richardson

Shadow Board, Independent Member

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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Robin Spurr

Shadow Board

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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Philip Hindes

Philip Hindes

Shadow Board Advisor

Philip Hindes joined the Shadow Board after having a career as an Olympic Cyclist wining 2 Olympic Gold medals! He has now recently retired from Cycling after his 3rd Olympic Games in Tokyo 2021 and now works as a Sales Development Manager for Sunbelt Rentals within the Construction and Events Sector .

Phil is extremely passionate about playing his part in helping Cumbria to be a more active and better place for young people to live and work and very much looks forward to working with the Shadow Board to achieve our collective goals

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James Harrison

James Harrison

Shadow Board

James joined the Shadow Board in March 2022 and is currently an apprentice procurement officer at Doosan Babcock working as part of the Programme and Project Partners (PPP) which is currently leading the UK’s infrastructure projects.

He has previously been involved in structures such as student councils through sixth form where he was head boy. Currently a member of the Dream Placement alumni which he takes great pride in as they helped him secure work experience with Doosan Babcock where he is now employed. He is also a member of the Cumbria Future Leaders network where he helps to promote being ambitious, taking opportunities and, the benefits of apprenticeships.

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Thomas Smart

Thomas Smart

Shadow Board

Tom joined the Shadow Board in March 2022 and is employed by Morgan Sindall Infrastructure as a Senior Technical Engineer, under the Infrastructure Strategic Alliance (ISA) Framework. Tom has a burning ambition with regards to promoting Diversity and Inclusion within the workplace to ensure equality for all individuals, helping create a place where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.

Tom also looks forward to working with the Shadow Board and its wider members, helping to inspire the next generation of young professionals within the local area.

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Operations Team

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 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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James Amor

James Amor

Admin Assistant

James joined the BECBC team in early October as an Admin Assistant via the Kickstart programme. James is hoping to bring fresh ideas and develop his skills. He previously completed a year as a hospital porter while deciding on a career path.

The first task James will start to undertake is uploading the tender opportunities from Liz to the website each day and moving forward will be supporting Jutta on the communication and marketing for BECBC.

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Sector Group Support

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Cath Howard

Social Value Group Chair

Cath has over 25 years of experience in the Not for Profit (Community, Voluntary and Social Enterprise) sector and within local government regeneration. Cath’s current role is Social Impact Manager for the Box Encapsulation Plant (BEP) working for Jacobs and Balfour Beatty since January 2020. This involves getting businesses to support communities through provision of apprenticeships, employment and training opportunities, increasing corporate volunteering, working together with schools to support them reaching their Gatsby benchmarking, whilst working in partnership across the nuclear supply chain to make a greater impact. Cath has been a supporter of the BECBC Social Value Group since joining in early 2020.

Cath was previously Chief Operating Officer for Cumbria Community Foundation, managing the grants team as well as leading on the Transforming West Cumbria bid to Sellafield Ltd.

Cath is passionate about making a difference in local communities and recognises that the business sector can play an important part in social change.

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Deborah Naylor

Social Value Group Chair

Deborah is the Area Operations Manager for Inspira, a Cumbrian based charity that provides careers advice and personal development opportunities for school and college students and unemployed adults. In her spare time, she is a governor at St Joseph's Catholic High School and a Trustee at Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project; a youth work organisation providing activities for children and also young adults with disabilities. She is passionate about the development of the local area for the benefit of the community and especially those who are disadvantaged.

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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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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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