Middle row, left to right: Caroline Gate (Safety Critical), Pete Woolaghan (REACT Engineering), Liz Bowe (PacTec EPS), Rachel Rudd (Centre for Leadership Performance), Al Mather (CforLP), Brian Lightowler (QG Management Standards).
Front row, left to right: Mike Layfield and Peter Caunce (both Hudson-Swan Engineering).
About the Awards
Two years ago, I wrote the welcome for the BECBC Business Awards with little awareness of the potential impact of the Awards, not only from the success of the ceremony but also the difference that an Award would make for several of our winners.
Since then, we've seen membership of BECBC grow to over 230 member companies, we've had infrastructure announcements and indicators of new investment on Britain's Energy Coast and elsewhere in Cumbria and we've seen several BECBC member companies develop, grow, bid for and win new contracts, often by working in partnerships and collaborations forged at Cluster meetings.
The BECBC Business Awards 2014 is a celebration of the best of our membership's achievements – the Awards showcase the variety of companies, the breadth (and the depth) of their expertise and, I hope, the region's enthusiasm for success, not only here in Cumbria but in the wider world too.
Chairman of Britain's Energy Coast Business Cluster (BECBC)
Eight awards were presented (including a Special BECBC 10th Anniversary Award). Watch videos from each winner and view their profiles on the BECBC site.
Excellence in Health and Safety Sponsored by NNL (National Nuclear Laboratory)
WINNER: Nuvia Limited
Business Innovation Sponsored by LLWR (Low Level Waste Repository)
WINNER: QG Management Standards and Indelible Data (joint entry)
Commitment to West Cumbria Sponsored by Westinghouse Electric Company
WINNER: Hudson Swan Engineering
Highly Commended: REACT Engineering Ltd
Inspiring People Sponsored by Safety Critical
WINNER: Centre for Leadership Performance
Highly Commended: Innovus (NNL and Manchester University joint entry)
Growing Business of the Year Sponsored by Morgan Sindall and ARUP in joint venture
WINNER: Forth Engineering (Cumbria) Ltd
BECBC Small Business of the Year Sponsored by EnergySolutions
WINNER: Safety Critical
Higly Commended: Prima Uno Planning and Programming Ltd
BECBC Large Business of the Year Sponsored by NMP (Nuclear Management Partners)
WINNER: REACT Engineering Ltd
BECBC Special 10th Anniversary Award (in recognition award for Outstanding Contribution to the Aims of BECBC over 10 years) Sponsored by Nuvia
WINNER: Liz Bowe
Runner-up nominees: Margaret Barrow, Kurt Canfield, Andy Hooper, Derek Jenkinson, Penny Lees
Britain's Energy Coast Business Cluster (formerly West Cumbria Business Cluster) is a private sector-led group of 230+ organisations, from SMEs to global businesses. Members include world-class, innovative and highly competitive companies that offer high value jobs in the region. Further information is available online at www.becbusinesscluster.co.uk.
For further information about BECBC or the Awards night please contact Hazel Duhy, BECBC Admin Manager on 016973 44905 or firstname.lastname@example.org.