That's A Wrap

Author: Luke Richardson, Community Relations Officer

21 May 2015

Costain’s Luke Richardson has just finalised the first TEDx event to be held in Cumbria.

Luke, who works on the EVAP D project at Sellafield, utilised his two days of volunteering to organise TEDxWhitehaven alongside his mother, Dianne. The unusual duo held the event on the 18th March 2015 at the newly refurbished Haig Pit Museum. The event, which was limited under license to 100 people, was sponsored by Nuclear Management Partners.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including TEDxWhitehaven, are self-organised.

If you’ve never heard of TED talks visit the TED website here.

“It was a really great experience to bring the first TEDx to Cumbria and a real learning curve. It was well worth using my two days of volunteering for!”

At Costain Group we support our staff through the Costain Voluntary Policy which forms part of our social commitment as the way we do business and underpins our Costain Cares strategy. At Costain we offer our staff up to two days a year to support social causes that are dear to them and these often include volunteering in the local community.

Rob Phillips, Costain Nuclear Process Sector Director, added: “Luke has shown huge personal planning to deliver this event, along with his project commitments and studying for a Master’s Degree in Social Responsibility and Environmental. We are proud to support our staff in developing both their experience and supporting local community initiatives. Luke is a leading voice in enhancing the socio economic impact of businesses working within the local community.”

The videos from TEDxWhitehaven have been published online, which brings the event to a close. Click here to view them.



Photography – contact Luke Richardson.