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Shadow Board Awards 2020 – Winners Announced

Each of our members do fantastic work year after year and its important that we celebrate those achievements together usually through our bi-annual awards dinner.

The difficulties created with COVID-19 restrictions meant that we were not able to celebrate in the usual way, however the BECBC Shadow Board decided it would be a miss to not highlight the achievements of our members in what has been a very different year. The BECBC Shadow Board Awards 2020 is not a true replacement of the BECBC Awards, but allows us to show that our members have still continued to do brilliant work despite the challenges of the global pandemic.

Jason Savage, Shadow Board Chair, said “We created four awards based on our four strategic themes. We were impressed with the number and quality of the entries from our members and decided to award a winner and a highly commended for each award. Well done to everyone who entered its fantastic to read about the work our members have done in this difficult year to support their own businesses, other members and our community”

Business Collaboration

Winner: All Together Cumbria

Our theme lead Thomas Hyland says “A huge congratulations to Sarah and the team at All Together Cumbria on winning on the business collaboration award. With an impressive history of connecting local businesses with local people, this award is in recognition of the helping to build a stronger and brighter future for Cumbria. A huge thank you from us for your continued efforts.”

Highly Commended: Kathryn Jackson Coaching & Better Bodies UK

Better Place to Live and Work

Winner: Copeland Borough Council Shop Local Campaign

Our theme lead Adam Pearson says “During what has been a very challenging year for many, perhaps especially for those working in retail, it’s amazing to see the great work that has been done by Copeland Borough Council to support local businesses through their Shop Local Campaign – an initiative led by Jenny Brumby. Jenny has made every effort to ensure the voices of local businesses are heard, whilst also providing valuable free advice to help them through this difficult time. With over 500 businesses reached so far, the successfulness of this initiative is undeniable and we would therefore like to congratulate Jenny and the CBC team for their efforts, resulting in a well-deserved win for this award”

Highly Commended: Lee Grears – Responsive Ltd

Diversity and Inclusion
(sponsored by the National Nuclear Laboratory)

Winner: Rebecca Ballantyne – Kreative Kidz Cumbria

Our theme lead Sophie Z says “Kreative Kidz Cumbria was a real highlight and lifeline for some during an incredibly difficult time at the beginning of the pandemic. Rebecca’s engaging, educational and most importantly fun activities brought together a real community of families and friends, showing the truly inclusive spirit of Cumbria! A worthy winner who demonstrated local passion and ingenuity.”

Highly Commended: Diversity and Inclusion in UK Nuclear

Developing the Next Generation
(sponsored by NIS Limited)

Winner: Inspira

Our theme lead Charlotte Kelly says “Massive congratulations to Vicky Ritson and Inspira for winning this award. Engagement with schools is a crucial part of inspiring the next generation and supporting young people to make key decisions on where they want to take their futures. Inspira were faced with the physical challenges of not being able to go into schools but didn’t let that get in their way quickly implementing digital solutions to engage with schools safely. By doing this they ensured the next generation received the support they needed reducing the overall impact, particularly in Cumbria. Well done Inspira!”

Highly Commended: Energus

Our Shadow Board Awards have highlighted some of the great work from our members this year, you can listen to the four winners speaking about their efforts on our latest podcast!