Jeff Pratt, UKBIC’s Managing Director, said: “We’re delighted that Isobel Sheldon has been awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in Her Majesty the Queen’s New Year Honours list for her services to motor vehicle battery technology.

The award recognises her work in the field of lithium-ion batteries and a career which has included working as Business Development Director for UKBIC, a battery production development facility to enable the scale-up of UK battery manufacturing.

UKBIC is a key part of the Faraday Battery Challenge (FBC), a Government programme to fast track the development of cost-effective, high-performance, durable, safe, low-weight and recyclable batteries.

Isobel was UKBIC’s Business Development Director between January 2019 until she joined Britishvolt as Chief Strategy Officer in July 2020.”