Lifelong leadership learning in Cumbria


Innovative Work Awareness Programme

ProjX Partner Bios

During ProjX there is a chance to work with a wide range of companies on different aspects of your project. Below are some of the people you might meet across during the week.

Hi, I’m Danielle. I’m a Project Quality Engineer working for Jacobs Engineering on various projects based at Sellafield. I’ve been working on Sellafield for almost 7.5 years and have worked on different aspects of Quality within projects, varying from the documentation required upfront to the on-site inspection and testing. My job involves carrying out audits on new suppliers, involvement in setting up and maintaining Quality Management Systems, working alongside the Design department and suppliers to ensure the job is designed and built properly and items are made and installed correctly. This involves Quality Assurance – upfront checking and Quality Control – during Design, Construction, Installation or Fabrication to check that it is being done as they said it was going to be done!

Richard became a qualified accountant in 2005 and has lived in West Cumbria all his life. He joined Armstrong Watson in 2006 as an audit senior and from 2008 Richard spent four years as Corporate Services Manager at Penrith. In October 2012, he became Corporate Director based at our West Cumbria office and in 2015 Richard became a partner of the firm and continues to lead the West Cumbria office in Cockermouth.

Richard supports and advises clients across a range of industries and those in nuclear, construction and hospitality in particular, and prides himself on providing an accurate, timely and value adding service to his clients. Richard focuses on working with owner managed businesses to help them achieve their business objectives, supporting them in growing and protecting their wealth for the long term, creating lasting relationships built upon honesty and trust.

My name is Rachel Bass and I am the resident Virtual Reality Developer and Technologist at Lakes College​, based in the North West of England. After graduating with a BSc Hons in Computer Animation and Visual Effects at Northumbria University​, I joined the college in August of 2019. My role is to help ​with the integration and development of ​Virtual Reality (VR​),​Augmented Reality (AR​) and other innovative practises within teaching and learning, helping ​to enhance learning across a wide range of curriculum areas.

Harry is a Corporate and Commercial solicitor at Baines Wilson. Harry was a Trainee Solicitor at the firm before qualifying into the team in 2020. Having graduated with an LLB with Business Studies at the University of Liverpool in 2017, Harry achieved a distinction in his LPC and Master of Laws at the University of Law in Chester the following year to set him on the road to become a solicitor.

Baines Wilson are one of the North of England’s leading specialist commercial law firms, meaning we advise and support businesses from all around the country.

Lifelong Leadership Learning in Cumbria