Morgan Sindall Infrastructure’s work is vital in keeping our businesses and communities running.

However, it is also a business that is committed to working with the people in those communities as well.

Morgan Sindall Infrastructure delivers some of the UK’s most complex and critical infrastructure across six core sectors of nuclear, energy, water, highways, rail and aviation for government, public and private customers.

The Morgan Sindall Infrastructure Nuclear Business Unit (MSIN) operations in Cumbria have contributed greatly to investing in local communities.

Owned by Morgan Sindall Group, All Together Cumbria (ATC) is a community interest company providing opportunities and access to employment. ATC works in partnership with industry, training providers and communities, providing structured skills and employment programmes, including for those with special educational needs and disabilities.

Morgan Sindall also works in partnership with Creating Careers in Cumbria and Energy Coast University Technical College Partnerships which aim to build the skills of the future workforce and provide development opportunities across Cumbria.

At the same time, its Future Pathways initiative for Key Stage 3 pupils aims to address and reduce anti-social behaviour by providing them with life and employability skills. Currently at five schools in Copeland, it is extending to five more schools in Allerdale and Copeland.

Its Virtual Work Experience community engagement programme has increased four-fold since 2020 and provided over 200 extra hours of engagement in 2021, while it also delivers supply chain workshops to local schools and has developed a 12-week programme of work for those who have been permanently excluded from education.

In addition, it supports the Reboot social value programme in Copeland, which brings private and public sector operators together to deliver priority projects. It is also a signatory to the Women in Nuclear Charter, with its employee Claire Morfoot sitting as the WiN Cumbria chair.

On the night Andy Dodds, Caroline Hindmarch, Chris Guirdham and Shannon Bradley collected the award. After thanking the judges, Caroline talked about their work with excluded and autistic youngsters, adding: “We are about creating a long-lasting legacy, we are trying to make sure we do something that makes that difference.”

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