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Urenco Chairman honoured in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours

11 June 2019

Urenco Chairman Stephen Billingham has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in recognition of his service to Government owned, public and regulated companies.

Stephen Billingham has served on the Urenco Board since 2009 and has been Chairman since 2016. During his tenure as Chairman, he has overseen a number of the company’s most important capital expansions, including the opening of Urenco’s U.S. facility and the opening of the Tails Management Facility (TMF) in Capenhurst, near Chester.

Commenting on the Honour, Stephen said:

“I am honoured to receive a CBE in recognition of my service to companies at the interface of the public and private sector. The award is a great testament to all those people that work for organisations delivering key services owned or regulated by Government. I want to thank all my Urenco colleagues for their tireless work in making the business a global leader in meeting the world’s demand for sustainable energy.”

Stephen is also Chairman of the leading UK regulated water utility, Anglian Water, which has in the last year won numerous national and international awards, including “UK Utility of the Year”, for its innovation and customer service.

Stephen has also chaired the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, one of the UK’s largest acute hospital trusts.


About Urenco

Urenco is an international supplier of enrichment services and fuel cycle products with sustainability at the core of its business. Operating in a pivotal area of the nuclear fuel supply chain for 50 years, Urenco facilitates zero carbon electricity generation for consumers around the world.

With its head office near London, UK, Urenco’s global presence ensures diversity and security of supply for customers through enrichment facilities in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Using centrifuge technology designed and developed by Urenco, and through the expertise of our people, the Urenco Group provides safe, cost effective and reliable services; operating within a framework of high environmental, social and governance standards, complementing international safeguards.

Urenco is committed to continued investment in the responsible management of nuclear materials; innovation activities with clear sustainability benefits, such as nuclear medicine, industrial efficiency and research; and nurturing the next generation of scientists and engineers.


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