BLOG ARTICLE: 07/02/2023

British Ceramic Confederation appoints new Policy Officer


British Ceramic Confederation appoints new Policy Officer

The British Ceramic Confederation (BCC) has welcomed a new team member who brings with her plenty of environmental experience.

Lauren Berrisford, who hails from Stoke-on-Trent, has been appointed as a new Policy Officer, working closely with BCC’s technical team, particularly focussing on energy and emissions.

The Edge Hill University graduate studied an Environmental Science degree and has worked as an asbestos surveyor and an environmental inspector for Severn Trent and United Utilities.

Lauren, who recently returned to work after maternity leave, is also no stranger to the ceramic sector as her grandmother worked in the industry in Stoke.

She said: “I am delighted to join the BCC team. It is nice to be back in an office and I have been given a really warm and friendly welcome.

“After having my daughter, I wanted to do something different and was looking for a new direction, so the work at BCC really fits the bill. It is more focused on the environment than previous roles, working in areas such as carbon emissions, which I am really enjoying.”

Lee Brownsword, BCC’s Industrial & Environmental Policy Manager said “We welcome Lauren to the technical team to bring further support to members and our engagement activities.”

BCC Chief Executive Rob Flello added: “We are delighted to welcome Lauren. She has an extremely strong skillset that complements the technical team perfectly. Her experience will prove invaluable in supporting the UK ceramic sector.”