A management consultancy is celebrating winning a four year £4 million contract with a Cumbrian radioactive waste repository.

Prima Uno, a specialist project controls, risk, programme and project management consultancy based in Cleator Moor, has secured the project controls framework contract with the Low Level Waste Repository, at Drigg.

Prima Uno has been already been working with the LLWR for five years undertaking the previous project controls contract.

This is the first of the frameworks procured by the LLWR to provide project controls under its new Business and Technical Services initiative.

BATS is an online system which it will use to procure professional services across 13 business categories.

Sarah Purdham, managing director of Prima Uno, said the team was "absolutely delighted" after having worked extremely hard to win the contract.

She said: “Winning this framework means so much to me and the people of Prima Uno.

"We can continue our relationship with LLWR on a journey to deliver its long term goal and mission.

"We want to improve our current service and continue to deliver an exceptional service.

"We have been given another chance to make a difference.

"We have an extraordinary relationship with LLWR and have always been a fully integrated team.

"Our demonstrable experience helping blue chip clients achieve sector leading performance puts us in a wonderful position to deliver value to LLWR."

LLWR processes and disposes of a variety of different types of waste in which low levels of radioactivity are present.

Waste arrives by rail or road in containers, which are filled with grout and disposed of in am engineered vault.

Last week Prima Uno announced it had also won a £2m contract with International Nuclear Services.

INS, which is involved in the transport and management fuels, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

Prima Uno has won the four-year framework for the Provision of Project Delivery.

It will be managed by Sarah alongside director Rachel Starkey.