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How your business can win work in the nuclear sector

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Are you an SME looking to grow your business and take advantage of the opportunities in the nuclear industry?

Did you know there are plenty of FREE resources and practical business support available to help get your business fit to work in this environment?

Morgan Sindall, The Supply Chain Sustainability School and Cumbria Chamber are hosting an Awareness Day next month.

It is aimed specifically at Cumbrian SMEs that want to work in the nuclear sector and those that already do but want to diversify and win new contracts.

Eva Foran, Supply Chain Development Manager at the Chamber, said: “We know that many Cumbrian SMEs would love to work in nuclear but perceive that there are too many obstacles to entry.

“That’s a myth. The reality is that there are opportunities and there is plenty of help available for businesses that want to take advantage of them.

“I’d urge any business with an interest in nuclear to come to the awareness day – it could be a stepping stone to winning lucrative contracts.”

Specifically, the awareness day is aimed at businesses that can offer any of the following disciplines:

  • Design
  • Construction
  • Civil Engineering
  • Fabrication
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Instrumentation
  • Testing
  • Commissioning
  • Professional Services

Businesses attending will be able to discuss and understand the opportunities in the sector and access free resources.

The event will focus on assisting SMEs to grow and develop their offering.

It takes place at the Hunday Manor Country House Hotel, Workington, on Thursday 5th July from 10am to 3pm.

Due to capacity constraints, we can only offer ONE delegate per organisation on a first come first served basis.

To book your place, click here.

If you have any queries, please contact eva@cumbriachamber.co.uk.

Construction firm Morgan Sindall is a Tier 2 supplier to Sellafield Ltd.

Steve Dixon, Senior Supply Chain Manager for Nuclear at Morgan Sindall, said: “Working with local SMEs to grow is critical to the Cumbrian economy and the local communities.

“We are looking forward to meeting organisations at this event who would like assistance in expanding and growing their offering to the nuclear sector.”

And Mark Turner, of the Supply Chain Sustainabilty School, said: “Meeting the sustainability requirements of customers has become a vital consideration in successfully bidding for work.

“The Supply Chain Sustainability School provides an award-winning range of support and resources to help this happen, all provided free of charge to the user thanks to the support of our 75 industry leading partners including Morgan Sindall.

“At this event we will introduce the School, and show you how to register and access its resources”.

To learn more about the opportunities available, check out this webinar on the Cumbria Business Growth Hub website.

Nigel GoodrichNigel Goodrich, of the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Centre, talks through the Fit for Nuclear programme – a service to help manufacturing businesses get ready to bid for work in the civil nuclear supply chain.

The webinar is part of the Growth Hub’s Supply Chain Gateway service, which helps SMEs understand what procurers in large organisations in all sectors expect from suppliers and, crucially, how to meet their procurement criteria.

There is a range of sector and organisation-specific information, online tools and resources including forums where businesses can swap tips and exchange experiences, a business directory and an events diary.

SMEs get access to professional advisers, sources of funding, networking opportunities, training courses and workshops.

© Cumbria Chamber of Commerce


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