Email from Michael Grave [Heath 1958–1965]

Michael Grave writes:

My late father John Highley Grave [1927–1934] was President of HOBA at one time.

The information [below] concerns my winning the Jan Runermark award from the Young Generation Network of the European Nuclear Society. I enclose a Mitsui Babcock Energy Ltd press release and some additional information about my background from which you can cut and paste should you wish to mention this award.

Michael Grave

Mitsui Babcock — Press Release
July 2004

Mitsui Babcock helps attract new talent into nuclear industry
Michael Grave from Halifax and resident Whickham in Gateshead

Local interest details


Michael Grave (57) was born in Halifax and attended Heath Grammar School before obtaining an honours degree in Chemical Engineering at Leeds University. He is a former chorister of St Hildas' and Halifax Parish Churches. He returned to Halifax Parish Church several years ago to give an organ recital. He left Halifax to take up his first appointment with ICI on Teesside and then moved to Tyneside to work for his present company, Mitsui Babcock Energy Ltd.


Michael Grave works for Mitsui Babcock Energy Ltd, Nuclear & Decommissioning Services in Gateshead. He joined Clarke Chapman in 1973, which subsequently became Northern Engineering Industries and Rolls-Royce before Mitsui Babcock acquired the nuclear site services activities. He is a resident of Whickham where he is also Organist & Choirmaster of the Parish Church. He has many other interests on Tyneside including:—

The above information was updated in July 2006