Suffolk Chamber of Commerce has announced a significant investment in its team to encourage as many local and regional businesses to be as well prepared as possible for the many commercial opportunities arising from the new nuclear power station to be built on the county’s coast.
Suffolk Chamber has run the Sizewell C supply chain portal for many years but with the application now being evaluated by the Planning Inspectorate, the scale and scope of support for businesses interested in winning contracts has been boosted by a number of new appointments.
In addition to longstanding team members, procurement expert Miles Vartan and Angela Silburn, supply chain & projects coordinator, the team – now managed by Ashley Shorey-Mills – has been expanded by the recruitment of:
- Ian Currie – Sizewell C supply chain business manager
- Julia Hale – Sizewell C supply chain business advisor
- Samuel Kalibbala – Sizewell C supply chain business advisor
- Elizabeth Dudman – Sizewell C supply chain events coordinator
Ashley said: “The Sizewell C supply chain is now at its greatest capacity ever with everyone ready to help all of 1400-plus Suffolk and East Anglian businesses already registered on the supply chain portal (https://www.sizewellcsupplychain.co.uk/).
“I feel privileged to be fronting up such a talented and experienced team, which offers dozens of years of business support experience between them.”
The team will be delivering a large number of events, both virtual and in person, in the coming months including meet the buyer events and networking suites.
“But we can only help businesses get ready for both the construction and operational phases of a prospective Sizewell C if they sign up to the portal. By registering on the portal, companies will be the first to hear about these must-attend events which are especially relevant as some of the initial contracts will be soon available for tender.
“From scaffolders and painters, to lab technicians, caterers and security officers, there is a role for so many to play in the building of Sizewell C.”
Source: Paul Simon -Head of Policy & Communications, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce