Business breakfast to explain Hinkley opportunities

Artist’s impression of Hinkley Point

The Somerset Chamber of Commerce is holding a free business breakfast this Thursday December 6, in order to explain to businesses from North Somerset how they can benefit from the proposed Hinkley Point development.

Somerset Chamber has been working closely with EDF Energy as it develops its plans to invest in a multi-billion pound new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point over the next decade.

Over 1100 Somerset businesses have so far registered to be part of the Hinkley supply chain, which is managed on behalf of EDF Energy by the Somerset Chamber.

But the vast majority are based outside of North Somerset.

By attending the event, owners of North Somerset companies will be able to hear direct from EDF Energy’s procurement team and learn how they can become part of the supply chain.

Rupert Cox, CEO of the Somerset Chamber comments: “EDF Energy has been clear that it wants as many Somerset businesses, including those in North Somerset, to benefit from contracts to supply the project. Businesses of all sizes and across all sectors should urgently consider signing up at www.hinkleysupplychain.co.uk.

“Approximately one-third of the investment is planned for the nuclear reactor island with the remaining two-thirds required for associated construction and civil engineering works as well as aligned activity such as business services – so there is plenty of scope for all local companies.”

To register your interest in joining the Hinkley C business breakfast, please go to www.hinkleysupplychain.co.uk/eventscalendar. The business breakfast will begin at 7:30am and is set to be held in Clevedon.

 

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