Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster currently has a number of active Sector Groups and there are plans for at more to reflect its growing and changing membership. The BECBC Sector Groups are for members only and provide an invaluable forum for businesses to meet others in their industry, to find out about trends and opportunities and to share information and knowledge with potential partners, clients and suppliers.
Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster meetings are held every month and are a great opportunity to meet other members. Other BECBC events include monthly training workshops, the BECBC Business Awards and other networking events, as well as specialist Sector Group meetings.
Business School Engagement Events enable students to gain a better understanding of the world of work as well as meet local employers who are members of the cluster. The Charity Page signposts you to some local organisations.
‘The ADAPT Joint Venture of AREVA, Doosan Babcock and Atkins (all BECBC members) have been greatly impressed by the work of Calderwood House homeless hostel in Egremont, in helping those who have had difficult times get back on their feet. ADAPT have donated £1,000, with a further £500 donated from Sellafield. ADAPT and Sellafield originally decided to contribute £500 each to Calderwood House to celebrate achieving significant milestones on the B6 Diffuser project, ADAPT are now adding a further £500 at the behest of the Joint Venture Board.
Paul Terry ADAPT’s Framework Manager said "The work that Rachel Holliday and her team do is an inspiration and our Joint Venture Board were very keen that ADAPT support Calderwood House and their residents. We hope that our support will help Calderwood House continue their great service to the community in 2018."
Rachel Holliday, founder of Calderwood House (a BECBC member) said. "Winter is always our busiest time for those in need. Our staff work around the clock to make sure we move people out of the cold and into Calderwood House as quickly as possible. This donation of £1,500 made to us through ADAPT came completely out of the blue! We need to help those who have nowhere to call home get back on their feet. This huge donation will do just that. Sellafield and the supply chain have always been such a huge support to Calderwood House, we just couldn't keep going without them."
ADAPT are one of the six organisations supporting Sellafield in decommissioning operations through the Decommissioning Delivery Partnership Framework. The ADAPT Joint Venture have a large local presence with the majority of their workforce based in West Cumbria. ADAPT try to make use of the local supply chain for skills that they do not hold in-house wherever possible to help support and sustain the local economy
In the Photograph John Murphy, Michael McLoughlin and Jenny Scott of ADAPT with Rachel Holliday and members of the Calderwood House Team.