Business Support

As the voice of business in the county, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is keen to ensure that local and regional businesses are as well-prepared as possible to benefit from contracts within the nuclear industry – and not just for Sizewell C.

To achieve this , companies will have to ensure that they work to high standards and attain the relevant professional standards.

EDF Energy has stressed the importance of the ‘3Cs’ in this process. Your business must be;

  • Capable
  • Have the capacity
  • Be competitive

In particular, your company needs to achieve

  • ISO 9001:2015 – Quality
  • OHSAS 18001 – Safety
  • EN14001 – Environment

Please contact the Suffolk Chamber Supply Chain team on 01473 694818 or email info@suffolkchamber.co.uk and we will discuss the various options open to you.

In particular, Chamber Fit2Grow and Fit4Nuclear are two free options for you which your company might wish to consider.

Chamber Fit2Grow

Chamber Fit2Grow is a free diagnostic service to help growing companies to increase business resilience and capability.

The areas covered in the diagnostic include, but are not limited to planning, financials, quality & compliance, insurance, marketing and diversification.

Businesses will receive an initial diagnostic with a Growth Hub Adviser, followed by access to specialist consultants to support the actions identified in the diagnostic.

Whether you’re a business or a consultant and interested to find out more, email angela@suffolkchamber.co.uk


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Fit For Nuclear (F4N) is a unique service to help UK manufacturing companies get ready to bid for work in the civil nuclear supply chain. It is delivered by the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC).

F4N lets companies measure their operations against the standards required to supply the nuclear industry – in new build, operations and decommissioning – and take the necessary steps to close any gaps.

F4N has been developed by the Nuclear AMRC with the support of its top tier partners, including nuclear new build developers and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. These industry leaders are using F4N to identify potential companies for their own supply chains. Follow the link below for more information on Fit for Nuclear.