Indeed, the campus has proven itself to be a location where local people can develop careers that last a lifetime. Married couple Suzanne and Nigel Henshall work as logistics operative and estates maintenance manager for STFC on campus respectively. Suzanne is a Halton native, while Frodsham born Nigel has lived in the area for 34 years. Combined, they have over 50 years of service to Sci-Tech Daresbury.
“A lot of couples have met here just like us, and there’s a lot of camaraderie and friendships. There are fantastic people that work all over on the campus,” says Suzanne. “Everyone is treated well, and the work is great.”
“It’s a family,” agreed Nigel. “Of course, people come and go and there’s always new faces, but the feeling of community doesn’t change.”
During their time in their roles, Nigel and Suzanne have seen many famous faces visit the renowned campus.
“I once shared a lift with David Cameron – I don’t think you’d get that anywhere else!”, says Nigel.
As well as leaders past and present, the campus also encourages the youngsters of today to dream big.
“We do a lot with schools,” says Suzanne. “We have many campus visits and introduce them to science and get them to come in and picture themselves as being the people that will be working here in the future."
Thanks to the ecosystem of support and training that has been created on campus there is every possibility that those Halton children visiting the campus in 2023 can look back in thirty years' time at having built their own lasting career at Sci-Tech Daresbury, with a wealth of roles available for them to achieve their potential.