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Sellafield hits the road to grow local supply chain

Wednesday June 27th, 2018

Sellafield Ltd is launching its first ever trade mission to connect its major contractors with Cumbria’s small businesses.Business Team

The company is taking its ‘Tier 2’ suppliers on a road trip around the county to build links with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The aim is to get more local SMEs involved in Sellafield’s £2bn a year decommissioning programme.

The first mission will take place on Monday, July 16 in Allerdale and Copeland.

It aims to take in 6 companies. SMEs are being urged to volunteer to be one of the destinations.

Similar events are also being arranged for Carlisle, Barrow, Penrith and South Lakes, and Warrington.

Businesses in Allerdale or Copeland wishing to express an interest in hosting a visit should email: supply.chain.enquiries@sellafieldsites.com before July 6.

John Berry, Sellafield Ltd supply chain manager, said:

“We want to make sure as many companies as possible, regardless of size or sector, benefit from the unique opportunities in the Sellafield clean-up programme.

Our trade missions are a chance for businesses to get their foot in the door of the multi-billion pound nuclear decommissioning market.

The unqiue twist here is that rather than those companies coming to us and our contractors, we are going to them.

They’ll be able to show us around their premises, demonstrate their capabilities and talk direct to the people who manage these multi-million pound frameworks and contracts.”

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