EDF Energy Somerset Chamber of Commerce SWMAS Business West


The HSC team coordinates an event programme to support businesses interested in winning contracts at Hinkley.  These events are delivered by the Somerset Chamber of Commerce, SWMAS,  Business West and EDF Energy.

The programme of events is planned to meet a range of needs for the business community and the work package requirements in line with the project timetable.

Hinkley Point C – General Awareness Events

Helping a specified range of Somerset’s businesses to understand the demands that a very large civil engineering project requires – including accreditation requirements, tendering for contracts, creating winning partnerships and tips on presentation when businesses have the chance to impress potential clients. These events are open to all businesses and run throughout the year.

Targeted – Half Day Workshops

Small, tightly focused sessions to highlight ‘stepping up’ opportunities necessary to effectively engage in and meet standards expected in; quality, safety, project and productivity management. These workshops are designed to cater for specific industry sectors and are by invitation only.

Work Package Info Events

Where EDF or a preferred Tier 1 bidder has recognised an opportunity for a local supply group to fulfil their requirements, a package awareness event is held. EDF host, supported by the HSC team, identify the basic requirements of the package to a selected group of potential component core group members. These events are by invitation and will focus specifically on the requirements of main contractors which are then matched with local business capability.

Meet the Buyer Events

Meet the buyer events are facilitated days giving local businesses the opportunity to engage directly with main contractors. These events are by invitation and focus specifically on the requirements of main contractors which are then matched with local business capability.

Appointments are arranged through the HSC team or the Somerset Chamber of Commerce for those businesses registered on the Hinkley C Supply Chain Portal.

The events and workshops held are either promoted to all businesses if the content is generic or are targeted at specific supplier capability according to the work package requirement. Only those suppliers registered on this portal are invited.


    • The Industrial Partners Supplier Steering Group

      EDF Energy and the Somerset Chamber of Commerce have recognised that for the Somerset and South West businesses to take full advantage of the opportunity to supply goods and services during the construction of HPC, there is a need for collaborative working between NNB HPC as the client, the major Read more →

    • The Site Operations Supplier Steering Group

      Operating since October 2013 this group, co-chaired by EDF Energy and Somerset Chamber has been briefing targeted suppliers on a series of site operations work packages at Hinkley C. These work packages service the needs of the construction teams that will build the power station – they include catering, campus 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 →

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