Kathryn McCloghrie and Mark Roberts have both been awarded Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM).
Kathryn has been recognised for services to business and the community in Cumbria during the COVID-19 response, and Mark for services to the community of Cumbria during COVID-19.
So many people have done amazing things this year that I feel quite humbled to have received this recognition.
I see it as thanks to the whole team for our efforts and an indication of how important the ongoing safe secure management of Sellafield is to the country as well as the local community.
Beyond the initial shock, I feel strongly that the recognition belongs to everyone who I’ve worked with as part of the Community Support Cell, and the Crisis Management Support Team – those people, and many others, have worked incredibly hard with very long hours, through weekends, and often under significant pressure.
I’m very proud to have worked with those people; and I’m still working with some of the same people day-in, day-out, and they haven’t expected anything in return.
Similarly, the Sellafield Ltd employees who have volunteered in various ways, whether that’s supporting call centres, community groups, or providing their specialist skills and experience gained within Sellafield Ltd and beyond.
Chief Executive Martin Chown, Sellafield Ltd said:
Throughout our response to the pandemic I have been incredibly proud of the efforts of our employees.
Not only have they kept Sellafield safe and secure and brought work across the site safely back on line, they have also worked hard to make a difference in our local communities.
We were proud to work as one team with community leaders and organisations, and to use our resources where they could help those with immediate and urgent needs in the community.
The work of Kathryn and Mark in that effort was vital.