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Kayleigh part of ‘world-first’ in Cumbria

Published on: Wednesday 28th February 2018

Categorised under: Work , Cumbria, Engineering, Nuclear

Kayleigh Daniels, 29, is Business Development Manager and Business Area Manager for Remediation at REACT Engineering.

She returned to her hometown of Cleator Moor with her three young children, after living in the south for five years.

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Kayleigh’s work-life balance has improved since being in Cumbria, especially as she doesn’t have the three-hour commute that she had previously. She also feels supported by REACT, who ensure she is comfortable balancing her working hours and family-life.

“I get a lot of support from REACT. I sit on the board now and it is hard managing a senior position on top of having a family, but they have been very flexible. I think a lot of the employers around here are.”

And Kayleigh’s work-life balance allows quality time with her family.

“There’s opportunities to have more time with my children here. As a family, we go to St Bees beach - it’s very popular in our house! We go to The Beacon a lot, whenever they put a new exhibition on. My girls really enjoy it.

“The girls have lots of hobbies that they’re really excited about. My eldest goes to Quantum Leap Explorers Club at the Beacon Centre. They learn about the history of the area, conservation, science and the environment.

“The girls love it here. I don’t think they want for anything anymore. I couldn’t imagine bringing children up anywhere else.”