BECBC e-Newsletter No 2 - July 2017

Posted by Hazel Duhy on in Cluster News, Cluster Events, Member News.

BECBC e-Newsletter No 2 - July 2017



To build or not to build, is that the question?

It’s been an interesting week for all things nuclear new build. With the funding issues around Moorside (and possibly Wylfa) and the goal post changes at Hinkley Point C, it’s a good job that BECBC members are a diverse and flexible bunch. It’s our experience and our expertise that enable us to adapt, to collaborate and to persevere.

We have to remember that most people in the UK just want to be able to turn the lights on and recharge their gadgets without paying the earth. I had an interesting conversation about the delays on new build decisions – and just in Cumbria –recently and have tried to capture thoughts in a separate article for the website.
See what you think and let me, Hazel or any other member of the Board have your feedback on anything to do with the newsletter. We aim for it to give you valuable background as a BECBC member as well as news you can use.
Best regards
Dave Henderson
Vice-Chair of BECBC




  • Awards shortlist highlights BECBC diversity
    There are major names among the companies shortlisted for the BECBC Business Awards 2017, but also plenty of SMEs and Microbusinesses that might be less familiar. Now that they’re announced, summer plans include video sessions and visits from the judging teams.
  • Fewer but stronger
    The next meeting of the BECBC Socio Economic Sector Group, led by Phil Bennett of Amec Foster Wheeler, is on Tuesday 11 July 2017 in the Innovation Centre at Westlakes Science and Technology Park. The group has been focusing on how best to support education locally and has successes to celebrate as well as interesting plans for the future. Come and listen, participate, or tell us about your own work with schools. 
  • The state of engineering 
    Mark Wood of EngineeringUK spoke at our June meeting and presented impressive (and a few worrying) facts and figures from recent research. From pipelines of new engineers to increasing diversity, he shared key numbers, future priorities and useful links.
  • What a difference a day makes
    John Grainger attended the NIA New Build Conference at the end of June alongside key Cumbrian partner organisations. His report features the positive Day 2 presentations from Kepco and NuGen as well as other connections and insights from the two-day event.
    READ MORE... 


BECBC Events – coming up soon

  • Tuesday 11 July
    BECBC Socio Economic Sector Group Meeting 
  • Wednesday 2 August (am at Energus)
    BECBC Member Meeting
  • Wednesday 2 August (pm at Hunday Manor Hotel)
    BECBC Workshop: Creating your Strategy with Enthios Training and Development
  • ADVANCE NOTICE: Wednesday 27 September
    BECBC Nuclear Engagement Sector Group Meeting hosted by TSP Engineering, Workington
    (Guided tours available during this event)
  • ADVANCE NOTICE: Wednesday 4 October
    BECBC Member Meeting including BECBC Business Support Group (BSG) Showcase and Brunch
    Any BECBC BSG member that wants to register an interest in exhibiting, should contact Hazel 

Full calendar of BECBC, member and industry events online here.


If you would like to receive future copies of the BECBC e-Newsletter or have any feedback, please contact:
Hazel Duhy, BECBC Admin Manager.