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 email the Suffolk Chamber Supply Chain team at info@suffolkchamber.co.uk  for further information on the options available.

Below are links to business support and information for potential suppliers.  

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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.

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We don’t just help with grants and funding, there are many other ways we can help you grow your business.

Our advisers work on the basis of Information, Diagnostic and Brokerage in an initial meeting that takes around an hour.

Information – We will ask you for information on all aspects of your business. This can include anything from staff numbers to financials and future plans. Giving us as much information as possible helps us to help you

Diagnostic – One of our business advisers will carry out a diagnostic on your business and provide you with an action plan for growth. You don’t even need to leave your premises as we will come to you

Brokerage – We’re not always the experts, but we know who the experts are. The New Anglia Growth Hub provides a bespoke signposting and referral service, putting you in contact with specialists in your field, such as Innovate UK, Intellectual Property Office and Enterprise Europe Network

Call 0300 333 6536 .

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Links to other useful Nuclear related information

Nuclear Industry Association>

National Skills Academy for Nuclear Manufacturing>

Nuclear AMRC >

Manufacturing Advisory Service