Emma Degg, Chief Executive of the NWBLT this week welcomed two new business leaders to the team.

‘I know that our two new members will strengthen further the expertise we have around the table at the NWBLT. URENCO are market leaders in the provision of uranium enrichment services for the civil nuclear industry. Martin Pearson, Managing Director of URENCO is joining the team bringing with him significant expertise and knowledge of this crucial sector for the region. Our second new business is Marsh McLellan, a global insurance and risk assessment business. Daniel John, leads for the business across the North. Daniel has impressive expertise in risk and future forecasting that will be invaluable for us – particular in these times of change and challenge.’

On why Marsh have decided to join the NWBLT, Daniel said:

“Marsh & McLennan is delighted to be joining the NWBLT group. As a business, Marsh is passionately committed to the long-term care for our region being at the heart of business and commerce. As such, we felt it was important to join the NWBLT and help to make the North West the UK’s best region in which to do business, work and live.

On hearing the future vision and strategy for the group, a number of common areas of interest were identified that can benefit the region’s long term future. I would describe the work of Emma and her team as both impactful and influential. The team brings together a group of connected and senior business leaders to harness thought leadership and overcome some of key issues affecting the region’s social economic priorities at a local, regional and national level.  

Together, the NWBLT group is acting to unlock the power of business to help deliver sustainable prosperity for our region – harnessing innovation and collaboration to promote key agenda item’s such as Skills and Productivity.”

Cheshire based URENCO operate within the nuclear fuel supply chain. Using cutting edge technology the company conducts uranium enrichment services and enables its customers to generate low carbon nuclear energy. Martin Pearson in the Managing Director of Urenco and emphasised his commitment to working with other companies who share the same values:

“URENCO UK Ltd is an international supplier of uranium enrichment services and fuelcycle products for the global civil nuclear industry.  URENCO is one of the biggest companies in North West England and is a major contributor to the local community in Cheshire, Wirral and North Wales.  Joining the NWBLT allows us to join forces with like-minded forward thinking companies and institutions in areas of skills development, science and technology advancement, which act as a force for good for society not only in this region but national and internationally.”