Shadow Board

In April 2018, Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster (BECBC) established its first ever Shadow Board: a group of eight young professionals between 18 and 30 working within the energy sector supply chain in Cumbria. The idea was to create positive disruption by bringing greater diversity into the cluster’s leadership and giving the next generation a voice in the cluster’s activities, vision and direction.

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2019/20 BECBC Shadow Board (except Jason Savage)


The current Shadow Board are (left to right):

  • Alex Grainger, WYG
  • Mohammad Hossain, TSP Engineering

  • Adam Pearson, Adamedia

  • Charlotte Kelly, Morgan Sindall
  • Thomas Hyland, Balfour Beatty

  • Rob Ward, Copeland Borough Council (has now retired from Shadow Board)

  • Ruth Sellick, Orano (Chair)
  • Jason Savage, Sellafield Ltd (not in photo)

  • Sarah Dockeray of Cavendish Nuclear (not in photo, joined March 2020)

  • Sophie Zienkiewicz of NNL (not in photo, joined March 2020)


Below are some updates on BECBC Shadow Board activities:

BECBC Shadow Board Podcasts (available on Spotify):

  • Member Podcast with Kinetic Energy (2019)
  • Tom Samson, CEO of Guardian Power (2019)
  • Rob Davies, COO of China General Nuclear UK (2019)
  • Rt Hon Hazel Blears (2019)
  • Adriènne Kelbie, Chief Executive ONR (2019)
  • Claire Hensman, The Lord-Lieutenant of Cumbria (2019)
  • Michael Pemberton, CEO of BEC (2019)
  • Emma-Jayne Gooch, Head of Supply Chain Development & Innovation at Sellafield Ltd (2019)
  • Dr Tim Stone CBE, Chair of NIA (2019)
  • Bret Kugelmass, MD of Energy Impact Center (2019)


BECBC Shadow Board Newsletters:

  • Newsletter 3 - Sept 2019 - featuring articles on:
    - The Young Professional's Development Guide
    - Global Reach
    - A Visit to Sellafield
    - Giving Back in Order to Give Forward
    - Spotlight on Mitchell McCombe, Local Nuclear Sector Development Officer
    - Social Alert - the BECBC Shadow Board's next social night
    - BSCP's Autumn Term Calendar - your chance to volunteer to visit and engage with local schools
  • Newsletter 2 - June 2019 - featuring articles on:
    - New Team
    - Stepping Down to Step Up (Charlotte Horner, first BECBC Shadow Board Chair)
    - Spilling the Tea on Coaching
    - Presenting Prodigies
    - NuclearInnovation UK Speaking Competition
  • Newsletter 1 - April 2019 - featuring articles on:
    - Shadow Board Update
    - Coming Home
    - Upcomign Events


AppFit Event (11 Jan 2020) - organised by Jason Savage, BECBC Shadow Board member

AppFit is an event co-ordinated by the Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster (BECBC) Shadow Board to help young professionals in Cumbria get into the right apprenticeships. Young professionals in Cumbria have the opportunity to practice the apprenticeship application process before applying for the start in their careers.

Event support currently includes:
ARUP, Balfour Beatty, Capula, Centre for Leadership Performance, Copeland Borough Council, Cumbria LEP, Energus, IDS, Inspira, Jacobs, Kaefer, KBR, React Engineering, Rosehill Theatre, Sellafield Ltd, Wood, WYG with training providers Carlisle College, Gen2 and Lakes College


Global Reach (6 November 2019)


Other activites have included:

  • Focus Groups
    - Copeland Economic Vision and Nuclear Prospectus with Copeland Borough Council (Aug 2019)
    - Future High Streets Fund Project with Copeland Borough Council (Sept 2019)
  • social evenings

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