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Opportunity to hear Sizewell C business benefits at first-hand

Opportunity to hear Sizewell C business benefits at first-hand

Local businesses are being encouraged to sign up to a free breakfast event to bring them up-to-speed about the enormous potential benefits to the county’s business community from the building of a new nuclear power station at Sizewell C.

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with EDF Energy, the company behind Sizewell C, to host the event on 15 March at Wherstead Park just outside of Ipswich.

Jim Crawford, Sizewell C’s project director, will be the keynote speaker.

The event has been timed to coincide with EDF Energy’s third consultation stage which is due to finish on 29 March, and provides the perfect opportunity to ask questions of Jim.

John Dugmore, Suffolk Chamber’s chief executive, said: “We hosted a similar event in 2017, which was both very well attended and which proved to be really useful for all those businesses present to better understand the opportunities available once the project has been given the go-ahead, both during the construction period and once the station is operational.

John Dugmore added: “Suffolk Chamber is running the Sizewell C Supply Chain website (www.sizewellcsupplychain.co.uk) on behalf of EDF Energy. This event will also provide the perfect opportunity for all interested potential suppliers to better understand the preparations they need to put in place to be ‘ready for nuclear’.”

During the second consultation phase into its Sizewell C proposals, Suffolk Chamber urged EDF Energy to ensure that as many of the new roles created by the project were secured for local workers.

Suffolk Chamber is pleased to note that many of these proposals are in the process of being addressed in the third consultation stage documents. The Chamber will continue to work with EDF Energy to ask that any outstanding key issues are addressed over the next few months or so.

For more information and to book a free place at this event, please click here.

Article by Suffolk Chamber