“The value of the working relationship and joint strategy with the Hinkley Supply Chain Team cannot be overstated. From the first meeting it was clear that there were a number of chances for us to create opportunities in the local and regional areas to enable us to leave a lasting legacy, once Hinkley Point C is commissioned. The Hinkley Supply Chain Team have supported the Procurement Department on numerous packages of work, and with the engagement of new Supply Chain parties. I have seen local manufactures grow and develop their business over the last few years after engaging with the Hinkley Point C Project.
The Hinkley Supply Chain Team have directly impacted requirements such as precast concrete manufacture, equipment manufacture and the overall logistics of materials. They have felt like part of the internal team, by supporting both the project, and the local economy, with relentless enthusiasm. It’s simple for me to recommend them to any other Hinkley contractor and/or local supplier or manufacturer considering working on the project.
Olivia Hamilton, Communications Manager, Balfour Beatty Major Projects
“The process is swift and efficient and the HSC team use their local knowledge and expertise to find companies capable of meeting our work package requirements as it’s important that, as one of the primary contractors to this project, we find the right company for the job,”
Kurt Hutcheon, Procurement Lead, BYLOR JV
“I would highly recommend working with the HSC team; they are fully engaged in HPC and they understand the challenges that local businesses have in accessing the market.
“They offer free, personal and friendly advice over a coffee, which can be invaluable and allow you to reset your thinking,”
Tristan Savage, Managing Director, Falcon Vehicle Solutions
“The Hinkley Supply Chain Team has enabled us to grow our network and our business and I would recommend anyone hoping to provide services to the project to engage with the team,”
Kevin Fox, Product Manager, W2 Global Data
“A member of the team came to visit us and gave us some great advice on how to increase our exposure to different kinds of contractors/potential suppliers to the project. The advice was invaluable to us, we would not have been able to gain this from anywhere else.
“Without the Hinkley Supply Chain Team we would have never gained this kind of information and hopefully we will see an increase in business off the back of this,”
Adam Long, Sales and Marketing Manager, Custom Labels
“Getting in front of the right Tier 1 and Tier 2 people and gaining contacts for the site has been invaluable, while the team’s updates are very informative and crucial to keep up with the changing dynamic of HPC,”
Paul Phillips, Operations Director, Jays Logistics
“We would recommend any company to speak to the Hinkley Supply Chain Team, they do a fantastic job in getting local companies engaged on the project, the bespoke workshops they deliver are invaluable to anyone wishing to supply HPC.
“Other companies would benefit from utilising the vast information they have gathered from the key personnel on site; it’s something you would never be able to access without working with the Hinkley Supply Chain Team,”
Phil Davies, Managing Director, Abatec
“The Hinkley Supply Chain Team played crucial roles in developing the relationship between ourselves and EDF in the early days. They were extremely helpful in getting us together with the right contacts so that we could adjust our activities at Avonmouth to accommodate HPC and also to opening discussions with contractors who we would work directly with day to day,”
Miles Adams, Commercial Director, Bristol Port Company.
“We were a very small business and the companies we were approaching at the time were among some of the biggest companies in the world. Because we had considered the market early on we were able to slowly get things ready for entry into the nuclear market. EDF, the Hinkley Supply Chain Team and GE were very well advanced in their preparations. We listened to what they had to say and we made the improvements they suggested,”
Julian Vance-Daniel, Managing Director, Vescco
“I think the most frustrating thing that I hear is about businesses waiting for this power station to get the nod before getting involved. I just don’t understand that because you should want to get involved at an early stage. They should be in touch with the Hinkley Supply Chain Team and making the most of the opportunities now,”
Jonathan Jones-Pratt, Somerset Passenger Solutions
“The Hinkley Supply Chain Team points companies in the right direction for assistance with funding, research and product development,”
Shuresh Maran, Business Development Director, Flamgard Calidair
“Business isn’t just about numbers and figures, it’s about meeting actual people and building trust between you and them and we did everything we possibly could to raise our profile,”
Geoff Wyatt, Project Manager, Plantforce