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  1. The Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

    February 21, 2019

    The Hinkley Supply Chain Programme is a funded support programme developed to help South West and South Wales based SME’s (small/medium enterprises) who wish to target upcoming Hinkley Point C (HPC) opportunities.

    The Heart of the South West and West of England Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and the Welsh Government have allocated substantial funds to deliver the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme over a three-year period. The aim is to support local companies by preparing them for upcoming HPC project opportunities, to increase their chances of winning future contracts.

    As HPC moves forward, many contracts will be awarded throughout the remaining 8-year construction period, and also during the following 60+ years of operation and de-commissioning. The Hinkley Supply Chain Programme is delivered by our experienced team, consisting of a partnership between Somerset Chamber of Commerce, SWMAS and Business West and offers eligible companies targeted business support to maximise their chances of joining the HPC Supply Chain.

    Is your company eligible, follow our simple flow chart to find out? For more information call the team on 01823 443425


  2. The South West Hinkley Supply Chain Team

    September 25, 2015

    EDF Energy continue to fund the Hinkley Supply Chain Team managed by Somerset Chamber of Commerce which is identified as the single point of contact for both the regional supply chain seeking contract opportunities and main contractors seeking capable suppliers. Some 4000+  suppliers are registered on the portal with their capability now mapped against likely project requirements and this supply chain is now able to receive both project information and invitations to work package events and opportunities. Over 120 tier 1 and 2 contractors have been using this resource to source suppliers for bids and delivery with a range of work package and meet the buyer events supporting the objective. This central hub of data and information continues to provide a supplier engagement service to main contractors and provide information to suppliers registered.

    In addition, with focussed funding from BIS (Department of Business Innovation and Skills) and Local Enterprise Partnerships the Hinkley Supply Chain Team (August 2015) has identified and assessed 30 work packages which resulted in over 700 supplier engagements sourcing 209 unique suppliers and resulting in 14 supplier clusters being identified and developed with a core group of 81 suppliers. 7 collaborative entities are now advanced in the process of being awarded interim agreements or preferred bidder status for contract values likely to be over £350 million during the project construction.

    Business support for supply chain development has been strengthened following a collaboration between the Somerset Chamber of Commerce, SWMAS Ltd (delivering the Manufacturing Advisory Service) and Business West Ltd (delivering Business Support). This collaboration will increase the supply chain footprint across the South West and enable the Hinkley Supply Chain Team to draw upon a bigger pool of available resource.


    Information

    • The Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

      The Hinkley Supply Chain Programme is a funded support programme developed to help South West and South Wales based SME’s (small/medium enterprises) who wish to target upcoming Hinkley Point C (HPC) opportunities. The Heart of the South West and West of England Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and the Welsh Government Read more →

    • The South West Hinkley Supply Chain Team

      EDF Energy continue to fund the Hinkley Supply Chain Team managed by Somerset Chamber of Commerce which is identified as the single point of contact for both the regional supply chain seeking contract opportunities and main contractors seeking capable suppliers. Some 4000+  suppliers are registered on the portal with their Read more →

EDF Energy Heart of SW West of England LEP North Somerset Welsh Government