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A total of 4,000 South West businesses have now signed up to the Hinkley Supply Chain portal where companies are matched to contracts at the Hinkley Point C (HPC) construction project, creating hundreds of new jobs and pumping millions of Pounds into the regional economy.
As part of its procurement strategy for Hinkley Point C, EDF Energy has partnered with the Somerset Chamber of Commerce to manage the Hinkley C Supply Chain Team who, in collaboration with Business West and SWMAS LTD, are delivering a supply chain solution for EDF Energy and its contractors by engaging with Somerset and South West businesses that want to become part of the supply chain. GFirst LEP and Gloucestershire County Council would now like to help your business understand the opportunities that may be available to you and how this team could help.
Jamie Driver - As Supply Chain Engagement Manager Jamie works to improve EDF NNB's engagement with local and regional companies essential to the support the construction of Hinkley Point C. Prior to this role, as a chartered engineer, he has worked at the Hinkley Point site from 1984 and within the nuclear industry since 1979.
Chris Langdon - Chris is the Hinkley Supply Chain Project Lead for Somerset Chamber of Commerce. His background in advising SME's, Small Business Banking and Economic regeneration projects over the last 30 years has provided a base of what makes SME's spark. He has been working with EDF Energy for over 7 years helping to develop capability maps and mechanisms to engage the most capable suppliers with the large and complex HPC site.
Sam Evans - Sam is Head of Hinkley Supply Chain Engagement for the Somerset Chamber of Commerce and has worked within the team for over 4 years. In this time she has garnered a great understanding of the exciting range of business and industry capabilities in the South West. This is counter balanced with a constantly expanding knowledge of requirements surrounding the building of HPC.
Case Study - Dave Cook, Head of Business Development at Gloucestershire-based Arc Energy Resources and active member of a strategic fabrication collaboration group more info here