in-Cumbria rounds up appointments and achievements in Cumbrian business this week.

Dhavall Gandhi has taken the role of master blender at Lakes Distillery , Bassenthwaite, after leaving a similar role with Macallan , in Moray.

He is a chartered scientist in whisky distilling with a degree in brewing and distilling from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.

Carlisle-based agriculture and engineering firm Carr's , has appointed Matthew Ratcliffe as its new company secretary and group legal counsel.

He was previously with Progression Solicitors - which has offices in Ulverston, Windermere, Grange over Sands and Barrow in Furness. He has an LLB from Durham University Post-graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (with distinction) from College of Law, Chester, and trained at international law firm Pinsent Masons .

Carlisle app and web development company Fika Apps , has appointed Helen Statham as digital media executive.

She joins the company from CN Group , owners of in-Cumbria .

Sellafield worker Adam Sharp is a finalist in the National Apprenticeships Awards. He working towards his apprenticeship in advanced engineering construction, has been shortlisted in the advanced level apprentice category.

He is one of nine people shortlisted for a gong, with the winners announced in January.

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s chief executive, John Clarke has been given a lifetime achievement award for services to the industry.

Mr Clarke picked up the award in front of 1,600 people at the Nuclear Industry Association .

Ray Sempill has joined the Cumberland FA as its football development officer for inclusion.

Mr Sempill, a former county under-18 player who currently plays for Windscale AFC from the Wearside League, joins the team from Onside Sports Coaching , where he had worked in local schools.