15 January 2020
We are thrilled to announce that WYG Group Managing Director Craig Hatch has been shortlisted for the Northern Power Women Awards.
Craig, who heads our Management & Surveying business, has become a prominent figure in leading conversations on gender balance. As a sponsor of the Women in Nuclear (WiN) Cumbria branch, his support helped the group win the Northern Power Women Innovation Award in 2019.
The Northern Power Women Awards celebrate the women and men working towards creating gender balance in organisations across the entire Northern Powerhouse.
Craig Hatch, Group Managing Director, WYG, commented on becoming a finalist: “I am extremely proud to have been shortlisted for such a prestigious award, and honoured to be so alongside other shortlisted candidates who have made a big impact in improving gender equality. The support I give to WiN personally and through WYG, a Tetra Tech company, aligns with our ethos of Leading with Science®. I want my daughter Eleanor and all future generations to have open doors to want to progress a STEM career.”
“It has been rewarding to see the meaningful impact made by WiN in the nuclear sector and broader in our community. I have seen that genuine appreciation of the benefits of gender equality has been established. As such this personal recognition is pleasing and humbling and will be used by me to further promote the Equality agenda to enable continued impact of WiN’
Simone Roche MBE, founder and CEO of Northern Power Women, said: “Once again this year I have been absolutely amazed at the outstanding number and quality of nominations we’ve received and it has been hugely impressive to see the range of organisations represented – from bus and rail companies to our military, Olympians and explorers.
"Male advocates of change are so important and we need more male role models."
The WiN Cumbria team was established in March 2018, as part of the global organisation, WiN UK, which recognised the unique contribution that the county makes to the nuclear sector. Since its launch, the network has become a powerful community of local organisations and individuals collaborating to achieve gender diversity within the Cumbrian workforce.
Chair of the WiN Cumbria, Claire Gallery-Strong said: “Craig is absolutely deserving of this recognition. I admit to being really excited at seeing his name amongst the other finalists. I can’t thank him enough for his support. It allowed us to offer a programme to create gender balance at regional events. He truly lives his values - he brought his daughter to our events and encouraged her into a STEM role.”
“It is our mission to ensure we create an inclusive and fair environment that helps attract, retain and build a diverse workforce of the future, for Cumbria and the UK. Allies like Craig are integral to achieving our objectives and I hope that this visibility will encourage more support’.
The winners will be announced at the Northern Power Women awards in Manchester on 20 March 2020.
Only 22 percent of the UK’s nuclear industry is currently female, with even fewer women occupying senior positions. WYG and Tetra Tech are both committed to making a difference on this front across our global offices operating in multiple sectors. In November 2019, the Women's Forum of New York recognised Tetra Tech at its Breakfast of Corporate Champions for achieving at least 30 percent female board representation. Tetra Tech has also met California’s 2021 requirements to have three women on the board of directors early.