New era, new name for former BNFL laboratory

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Harry Greeson’s family and friends visit the new sign during the lab renaming ceremony

To celebrate the renaming of a former BNFL laboratory; the family, friends and colleagues of the new namesake, Harry Greeson, gathered at Westlakes Science Park  in a fitting and emotional ceremony.

The Whitehaven based laboratories , previously named after the BNFL Chief Medical Officer Geoffrey Schofield, has been renamed Greeson Court as a tribute to the late Harry Greeson who was instrumental in setting up and managing the laboratories when he became general manager in 1991.

Greeson Court is now owned by Cavendish Nuclear and offers nuclear, civil and industrial sectors a wide range of leading edge analytical technique.

Speaking to the group as they visited the new road and property signs, current general manager at Cavendish Nuclear, Mike Froggatt said: “Harry worked in the nuclear industry for many years; initially in BNFL, several years at Capenhurst and then through British Nuclear Group to Sellafield Ltd. 

“He was an incredibly hard working and dedicated employee who was well liked and respected by everybody who worked with him throughout his career.”

His wife Glenda, daughter Karen and son Paul were delighted to see his name live on through the building.

They said during the celebration: “It’s a fantastic tribute; we are very proud and it means so much.”