Intro to Hinkley Point C (Somerset)
Nov
13
8:30 am08:30

Intro to Hinkley Point C (Somerset)

  • Somerset Energy Innovation Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

Essential for companies across South Wales, West of England, Somerset and Devon who are keen to find out more about potential Hinkley Point C opportunities, and whether their businesses are a good fit. This event includes an introduction and update on the HPC project, supply chain structure and contract information from EDF.

Understanding HPC

You will gain a basic introduction to supplying and working at Hinkley Point C during the construction phase.  The agenda will include:

  • HPC Site Update

  • Project Timeline

  • How to make the most of your Portal Registration

  • Preparing yourself and/or your business for HPC

The event is delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West. 

Please Note:  

This workshop is fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales. If you are an LE (large enterprise), a South West company based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event .

To book or for further information email:  alan.windsor@hinkleysupplychain.co.uk

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Routes to Market Workshop (Bristol)
Nov
21
8:30 am08:30

Routes to Market Workshop (Bristol)

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

This workshop is aimed at companies with a registered interest in Hinkley Point C. It will outline current and pipeline opportunities at all levels of the supply chain, to help them understand where their capabilities fit, and who their potential customers are.

Get Ready For HPC

Developed by the Hinkley Supply Chain Team with valuable input from business partners, this workshop will:

  • Outline the contract landscape and its impact on your companies' route to market

  • Highlight where current opportunities may arise for your sector 

  • Help you develop an ongoing action plan for your business  

The event is delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West.

Please Note:  

This workshop is fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales.  If you are an LE (large enterprise) or based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event.

To book or for further information email:  alan.windsor@hinkleysupplychain.co.uk

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Effective Collaboration (Bristol)
Dec
3
8:30 am08:30

Effective Collaboration (Bristol)

Organised by Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

Designed to stimulate and guide suppliers on innovative ways of collaborating with other companies to strengthen their offer when accessing opportunities within the HPC project.

Get ready for HPC

This workshop will outline key considerations when exploring collaboration options, including common obstacles and how to overcome them to successfully increase capabilities, grow sales, and reduce costs, whilst building and constantly maintaining a culture of partnership. 

This workshop is delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West.

Please Note:  

This workshop is fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales.  If you are an LE (large enterprise), a South West company based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event .

To book or for further information email:  alan.windsor@hinkleysupplychain.co.uk

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Planning and Bidding (Somerset)
Jan
15
8:30 am08:30

Planning and Bidding (Somerset)

  • Somerset Energy Innovation Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Organised by Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

A brief overview of the key factors of a successful bid, including all processes within the bidding structure.

Get ready for HPC

Topics will include:

  • Capability assessment

  • Key ingredients of successful bids

  • Tender checklists

This workshop is delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West.

Please note

This workshop is fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales. If you are an LE (large enterprise), a South West company based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event.

To book or for further information email:  alan.windsor@hinkleysupplychain.co.uk

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Pre-Qualification: Best Practice (South Wales)
Nov
7
9:00 am09:00

Pre-Qualification: Best Practice (South Wales)

Organised by Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

An outline of the Pre-Qualification procedure from the clients’ perspective, including planning, management, and successful completion.

Bid Preparation

Join us for an interactive workshop which aims to provide an in depth look at the pre-qualification (PQQ) procedures within a nuclear environment, and will focus on the following key areas:

  • Understanding the PQQ Process from the clients’ perspective

  • PQQ main areas of evaluation

  • Planning and management of the PQQ process

  • Successful completion and compliance

Who Should Attend?

Commercial, Senior, and Quality Managers from manufacturing companies or high integrity service providers.

This workshop is delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West.

Please note

This workshop is fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales. If you are an LE (large enterprise), a South West company based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event

To book or for further information email:  maria.ison@swmas.co.uk

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Introduction to Build in Quality (Bristol)
Oct
29
9:00 am09:00

Introduction to Build in Quality (Bristol)

Organised by Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

Quality and Safety are essential requirements for companies looking to operate within the Nuclear sector, and key considerations for contractors developing their supply chain.

Preparing to Deliver

This workshop (aimed at production and quality staff) offers an introduction to the key tools and techniques required to deliver “Right First Time”, and will cover: 

  • Right First Time

  • Applying Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) in a one-off production, or project specific environment

  • The importance of measurement systems and verification techniques

  • Overview of inspection and test plans

Delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West.

Please Note:  

This workshop is fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales. If you are an LE (large enterprise), a South West company based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event.

To book and for more information email:  maria.ison@swmas.co.uk

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Operating under NEC3 Contracts (Somerset)
Oct
16
8:30 am08:30

Operating under NEC3 Contracts (Somerset)

  • Somerset Energy Innovation Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Organised by Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

What they are, and their structure and main factors, including communications, early warnings, payments, risk register, and compensation events.

Bid Preparation

There is a focus on the following key areas:

  • Communication

  • Risk Register

  • Early Warnings

  • Payment

  • Compensation Events

  • Collaboration

The event is delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West. 

Please Note:  

This workshop is fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales. If you are an LE (large enterprise), a South West company based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event.

To book or for further information email: alan.windsor@hinkleysupplychain.co.uk

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Project Management (Bristol)
Oct
2
9:00 am09:00

Project Management (Bristol)

Organised by Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

Discover important principles of successful project management, including planning, implementation, team roles and responsibilities, and how to recognise and resolve project management gaps.

Preparing to deliver

This fully funded* workshop, delivered by Exelin (part of the Professional Services Group for HPC), is aimed at senior business leaders and will:

  • Outline the key principles of project management

  • Identify the stages of planning and implementing a successful project

  • Define the roles and responsibilities within a project team

  • Highlight the project management gaps within your business

The event is delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West.

Please Note:  

This workshop is fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales. If you are an LE (large enterprise) or based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event.  

To book and for further information email: Email:  maria.ison@swmas.co.uk

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Planning and Bidding (South Wales)
Sep
24
8:30 am08:30

Planning and Bidding (South Wales)

Organised by Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

A brief overview of the key factors of a successful bid, including all processes within the bidding structure.

Get ready for HPC

Topics will include:

  • Capability assessment

  • Key ingredients of successful bids

  • Tender checklists

This workshop is delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West.

Please note

This workshop is fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales. If you are an LE (large enterprise), a South West company based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event

To book or for further information email:  alan.windsor@hinkleysupplychain.co.uk

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Risk Factors - Pricing for Nuclear (Bristol)
Sep
17
9:00 am09:00

Risk Factors - Pricing for Nuclear (Bristol)

Organised by Hinkley Supply Chain Programme.

Learn how to recognise risk factors, and be competitive and compliant when supplying the nuclear market.

Bid Preparation

Your future pricing strategy will benefit from greater understanding of the following factors, enabling you to minimise risk and assist in maximising profits:

  • Benchmarking your current costing and pricing policy 

  • Recognising nuclear risk factors

  • Managing the pricing process to be competitive in the nuclear sector

This event is delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West.

Please Note: 

This workshop is fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales.  If you are an LE (large enterprise), a South West company based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event .

To book or for further information email: Email:  maria.ison@swmas.co.uk

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HPC Supplier Induction Programme
Sep
4
9:00 am09:00

HPC Supplier Induction Programme

  • Somerset Energy Innovation Centre, (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ready to target Hinkley Point C (HPC) supplier opportunities?

Most suited to companies who are certain that supplying Hinkley Point C (HPC) is right for them, this comprehensive programme was developed with the support of EDF Energy and is delivered by nuclear sector experts to help you implement and work to the strict nuclear standards demanded of HPC suppliers.

As the first nuclear power station to be built in a generation, HPC also adopts the latest best practice techniques. Therefore companies wishing to be involved need to understand a number of customer specific requirements to support the successful delivery of the project.

For ambitious, innovative companies who can help reduce costs and improve lead time and safety, the project offers significant contract opportunities throughout its 10-year construction and beyond.  Each company has something unique to bring to the project, but needs to understand how to translate their existing capability to fit customer requirements.

Safety is the number one concern, and the expectations and standards required for achieving nuclear excellence are higher than ever on this project.  It is vital to EDF Energy and their primary contractors that this is understood and implemented at every level of the supply chain to deliver the project on time and on budget.

To address this issue, Exelin have worked with EDF Energy to develop the HPC Supplier Induction Programme, designed to help companies bridge gaps in their knowledge and prepare to support their potential HPC customers.

80% of previous delegates are either bidding or have already won work at HPC!

Programme Schedule:

Wednesday 4th September 2019, 09:00 - 17:00

Nuclear Safety Culture and Human Performance Factors:  understand how to create and maintain a healthy safety culture within your business, and how the behaviours of individuals can influence safe and reliable operations

Wednesday 11th September 2019, 09:00 - 16:30 

HPC Project Requirements, Procurement, Contracting, and Commercial Engagement:  further understand HPC project requirements regarding nuclear procurement and contracting, with a focus on how this differs from other industries to help you identify and overcome potential risks

Wednesday 18th September 2019, 09:00 - 16:30

Materials, Equipment, Configuration Control, Counterfeit Fraud and Suspect Items:  a major concern in the nuclear industry, this module will cover the importance of traceability, and includes tools and techniques to help you prevent this problem in your business and your supply chain

Thursday 19th September 2019, 09:00 - 16:30 

SQEP and Continuous Improvement:  how to ensure personnel are always suitably qualified and experienced for all assigned tasks.  Also understand how you can use performance improvement programmes to assess, identify and rectify problems to implement positive change

Thursday 14th November 2019, 09:00 - 15:00 

HPC Site Tour, Networking, and Knowledge Sharing:  your chance to share how learning from the programme has resulted in operational improvements within your company, and hear from other potential HPC suppliers and companies already involved in the project

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE

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Intro to Hinkley Point C (Bristol)
Sep
3
8:30 am08:30

Intro to Hinkley Point C (Bristol)

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

Essential for companies across South Wales, West of England, Somerset and Devon who are keen to find out more about potential Hinkley Point C opportunities, and whether their businesses are a good fit. This event includes an introduction and update on the HPC project, supply chain structure and contract information from EDF.

Understanding HPC

You will gain a basic introduction to supplying and working at Hinkley Point C during the construction phase.  The agenda will include:

  • HPC Site Update

  • Project Timeline

  • How to make the most of your Portal Registration

  • Preparing yourself and/or your business for HPC

The event is delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West. 

Please Note:  

This workshop is fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales. If you are an LE (large enterprise), a South West company based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event .

To book or for further information email:  alan.windsor@hinkleysupplychain.co.uk

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Effective Collaboration (South Wales)
Jul
18
8:30 am08:30

Effective Collaboration (South Wales)

Organised by Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

Designed to stimulate and guide suppliers on innovative ways of collaborating with other companies to strengthen their offer when accessing opportunities within the HPC project.

Get ready for HPC

This workshop will outline key considerations when exploring collaboration options, including common obstacles and how to overcome them to successfully increase capabilities, grow sales, and reduce costs, whilst building and constantly maintaining a culture of partnership. 

This workshop is delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West.

Please Note:  

This workshop is fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales.  If you are an LE (large enterprise), a South West company based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event .

To book or for further information email:  alan.windsor@hinkleysupplychain.co.uk

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Intro to Hinkley Point C (South Wales)
Jul
10
8:30 am08:30

Intro to Hinkley Point C (South Wales)

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

Essential for companies across South Wales, West of England, Somerset and Devon who are keen to find out more about potential Hinkley Point C opportunities, and whether their businesses are a good fit. This event includes an introduction and update on the HPC project, supply chain structure and contract information from EDF.

Understanding HPC

You will gain a basic introduction to supplying and working at Hinkley Point C during the construction phase.  The agenda will include:

  • HPC Site Update

  • Project Timeline

  • How to make the most of your Portal Registration

  • Preparing yourself and/or your business for HPC

The event is delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West. 

Please Note:  

This workshop is fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales. If you are an LE (large enterprise), a South West company based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event .

To book or for further information email:  alan.windsor@hinkleysupplychain.co.uk

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Managing Customer Communication (Bridgwater)
Jun
27
9:00 am09:00

Managing Customer Communication (Bridgwater)

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

Make sure you know what to communicate with your customer, and when.

Prepare To Deliver

This workshop will highlight the importance of effective communication for customer account management by exploring:

  • Tier 1 contract communication expectations

  • Stakeholder management and communication plans

  • Issue management – how to work with the customer

  • How to use customer feedback for continuous improvement

In addition, we will cover timescales when bidding for work in a nuclear environment, how and why these can be longer than in other sectors, and the importance of building this into your bid strategy.

Learn also how to effectively build and maintain a positive customer service culture within your business, which will ensure best value and customer satisfaction throughout contract delivery.

The event is delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West.

*Please Note:  

This workshop is fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales. If you are an LE (large enterprise) or based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event, which covers two delegates. 

To book or for further information email: maria.ison@swmas.co.uk

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Routes to Market Workshop (Bridgwater)
Jun
18
9:00 am09:00

Routes to Market Workshop (Bridgwater)

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

This workshop is aimed at companies with a registered interest in Hinkley Point C. It will outline current and pipeline opportunities at all levels of the supply chain, to help them understand where their capabilities fit, and who their potential customers are.

Get Ready For HPC

The event is delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West.

*Please Note:  

This workshop is fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales.  If you are an LE (large enterprise) or based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event, which covers two delegates.

To book or for further information email:  alan.windsor@hinkleysupplychain.co.uk

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Pre-Qualification: Best Practice (Bridgwater)
Jun
5
9:00 am09:00

Pre-Qualification: Best Practice (Bridgwater)

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme.

Are you a company targeting an opportunity to supply the Hinkley Point C project, or are you in discussion with HPC contractors about potential work?

Bid Preparation

Join us for an interactive workshop which aims to provide an in depth look at the pre-qualification (PQQ) procedures within a nuclear environment, and will focus on the following key area’s:

  • Understanding the PQQ Process from the clients’ perspective

  • PQQ main areas of evaluation

  • Planning and management of the PQQ process

  • Successful completion and compliance

The event is delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West.

*Please Note: 

This workshop is fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales. If you are an LE (large enterprise) or based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event, which covers two delegates. 

To book or for further information email:  maria.ison@swmas.co.uk

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Planning and Bidding Workshop (Bridgwater)
May
21
9:00 am09:00

Planning and Bidding Workshop (Bridgwater)

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

Aimed at Business Development Managers across all industries, this workshop will provide you with the tools and skills needed to prepare and respond to your next bid opportunity, and help you improve your performance to win more contracts.

Get ready for HPC - Topics will include:

  • Capability assessment

  • Key ingredients of successful bids

  • Tender checklists

The event is delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West.

*Please Note:  

This workshop is fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales. If you are an LE (large enterprise) or based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event, which covers two delegates. 

To book or for further information email: alan.windsor@hinkleysupplychain.co.uk

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Introduction to Build in Quality Workshop
May
16
9:00 am09:00

Introduction to Build in Quality Workshop

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

Quality and Safety are an essential requirement for companies looking to operate within the Nuclear sector, and key considerations for contractors developing their supply chain.

Preparing to Deliver

This workshop is aimed at production and quality staff to provide an introduction to the key tools and techniques required to deliver “Right First Time”, and will cover the following areas: 

  • Right First Time

  • Applying PFMEA in a one-off production, or project specific environment

  • The importance of measurement systems and verification techniques

  • Overview of inspection and test plans

The event is delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West.

*Please Note:  

This workshop is fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales. If you are an LE (large enterprise) or based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event, which covers two delegates. 

To book or for further details email:  maria.ison@swmas.co.uk

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Effective Collaboration Workshop
Apr
30
9:00 am09:00

Effective Collaboration Workshop

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

Designed to stimulate and guide suppliers on innovative ways of collaborating with other companies to strengthen their offer when accessing opportunities within the HPC project.

Get ready for HPC

This workshop will outline key considerations when exploring collaboration options, including common obstacles and how to overcome them to successfully increase capabilities, grow sales, and reduce costs, whilst building and constantly maintaining a culture of partnership. 

The event is delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West.

*Please Note:  

This workshop is fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales. If you are an LE (large enterprise) or based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event, which covers two delegates.

To book and for further details email: Email: alan.windsor@hinkleysupplychain.co.uk

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Risk Factors - Pricing for Nuclear
Apr
10
9:00 am09:00

Risk Factors - Pricing for Nuclear

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

This workshop aims to help you evaluate your current business practices when pricing for nuclear-driven requirements.

Bid Preparation - Your future pricing strategy will benefit from greater understanding of the following factors, enabling you to minimise risk and assist in maximising profits:

  • Benchmarking your current costing and pricing policy 

  • Recognising nuclear risk factors

  • Managing the pricing process to be competitive in the nuclear sector

The event is delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West.

*Please Note:  

This workshop is fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales. If you are an LE (large enterprise) or based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event, which covers two delegates.

To book for further details email: maria.ison@swmas.co.uk

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Intro to Hinkley Point C (Bristol)
Apr
4
9:00 am09:00

Intro to Hinkley Point C (Bristol)

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

This 'Introduction to Hinkley' event is essential for those companies across South Wales, West of England, Somerset and Devon who are keen to find out more about potential Hinkley Point C opportunities, and whether their businesses are a good fit.

Understanding HPC

You will gain a basic introduction to supplying and working at Hinkley Point C during the construction phase.  The agenda will include:

  • HPC Site Update

  • Project Timeline

  • How to make the most of your Portal Registration

  • Preparing yourself and/or your business for HPC

The event is delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West.

*Please Note:  

This event is fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales. If you are an LE (large enterprise) or based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event, which covers two delegates.

To book or for further details email: alan.windsor@hinkleysupplychain.co.uk 

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Nuclear Institute Western Branch 2019 Annual Dinner
Mar
28
7:00 pm19:00

Nuclear Institute Western Branch 2019 Annual Dinner

  • Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Nuclear Institute Western Branch for its 2019 Annual Dinner.  Celebrate the achievements of the nuclear industry and nuclear professionals in the Western region over drinks and a three course meal, and enjoy after-dinner entertainment including a guest speaker Dr Tim Stone CBE.

  • Drinks reception from 19:00 (complimentary glass of prosecco for each guest)

  • Dinner 20:00 – 23:30

  • Booking deadline: 18 March 2019

  • Dress code: Cocktail dresses and lounge suits.

To book or for further details click here.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact the NI Western Branch for more information.

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Mar
27
to 29 Mar

KONTEC 2019

Organised by: KONTEC

Venue: MARITIM Hotel & Internationales Congress Center Dresden

Website link

For the 14th time KONTEC is, with over 60 exhibitors, the place to be. You will meet all the important national and international players with a focus on the conditioning of radioactive operational and decommissioning waste as well as on the dismantling of power reactors.


At KONTEC 2019:

  • 14. Status Report of the BMBF „Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities “

  • Over 100 lectures, keynotes and poster lectures

  • High-caliber speaker from industry, research und federal companies

  • A unique platform for networking und information sharing at all levels

  • Exhibitors an participants from Germany, Europe, USA an Asia


TEL: +49/ 40/ 228 13 77 90  | CONTACT: contact@kontec-mannheim.de


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Operating under NEC3 Contracts Workshop
Mar
26
9:00 am09:00

Operating under NEC3 Contracts Workshop

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

This workshop will outline the structure of NEC3 contracts.

Bid Preparation

There is a focus on the following key areas:

  • Communication

  • Risk Register

  • Early Warnings

  • Payment

  • Compensation Events

  • Collaboration

The event is delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West.

*Please Note:  

This workshop is fully funded* for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales. If you are an LE (large enterprise) or based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event, which covers two delegates.

To book or for more information please email: alan.windsor@hinkleysupplychain.co.uk

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Get into nuclear for start-ups and SMEs
Mar
21
5:00 pm17:00

Get into nuclear for start-ups and SMEs

  • David Smith Building, University of Bristol (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Organised by: South West Nuclear Hub

The UK nuclear market is in expansion, with EDF Energy building Hinkley Point C and Sizewell. £50bn worth of contracts are to be allocated in the South West. If you are thinking about penetrating this market, this FREE event will be for you.

Whether you are a start-up or an SME, the South West Nuclear Hub can help you.

No need to have previous nuclear experience; your high-tech capabilities can be transferred to the nuclear industry, with the help of the Hub.

Click here for more details and to book.

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Managing Customer Communication (Bristol)
Mar
14
9:00 am09:00

Managing Customer Communication (Bristol)

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

Make sure you know what to communicate with your Hinkley Point C customer, and when.

Preparing to Deliver

This workshop will highlight the importance of effective communication for customer account management by exploring:

  • Tier 1 contract communication expectations

  • Stakeholder management and communication plans

  • Issue management – how to work with the customer

  • How to use customer feedback for continuous improvement  

In addition, we will cover timescales when bidding for work in a nuclear environment, how and why these can be longer than in other sectors, and the importance of building this into your bid strategy.

*The Hinkley Supply Chain Programme is funded by the Heart of the South West LEP, West of England LEP and the Welsh Government to provide business assistance to South West companies with the aim of helping them find opportunities within the HPC project.

Please Note:  

This workshop is fully funded* for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales.  If you are an LE (large enterprise) or based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event, which covers two delegates.

To book or for further information please email:  maria.ison@swmas.co.uk

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Nuclear engineering for safety, control and security
Mar
13
to 14 Mar

Nuclear engineering for safety, control and security

  • Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Organised by: IET - The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Nuclear Engineering for safety, control and security has established itself as a firm favourite in the conference calendar. Now in its 7th year its tailored, practical content ensures delegates come away with new techniques and methods to ensure safety and security whatever the facility.

This conference will benefit engineers, managers and safety specialists as well as students and those wanting to move into the Nuclear industry.

The two day conference combines workshops for in-depth discussions and shorter presentations, from the regulator, licensees and suppliers.

The Conference starts with two compelling workshops: Statistical Testing Methods for ‘Smart Device’ Justification and Challenges for nuclear innovation: Robotics and AI.

The second day has a fantastic line-up of industry experts to share their experience and solutions on 2019’s key themes. These include:

  • Nuclear new build

  • Security

  • Innovation

  • Brexit

  • Managing obsolescence

Conference registration

Member - £585
Non-member - £685
Student - £150

All prices are per person and are subject to VAT at 20%.

For further information and to register click here.

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Pre-Qualification: Best Practice (Bristol)
Mar
6
9:00 am09:00

Pre-Qualification: Best Practice (Bristol)

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

Are you a company targeting an opportunity to supply the Hinkley Point C project, or are you in discussion with HPC contractors about potential work?

Bid Preparation

Join us for this interactive workshop and find out how to successfully complete the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ), an important first step in the procurement process and your company's opportunity to highlight your key capabilities to potential customers.

This workshop will:

  • Provide an in-depth look at Pre-Qualification procedures found in the nuclear sector

  • Define the PQQ process from the customer's perspective

  • Explore how best to answer the questions and what supporting documentation may be required

  • Identify the main areas by which your PQQ submission will be evaluated

  • Outline how best to plan for, and manage, the PQQ process

*Please note:

Fully funded* for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales. If you are an LE (large enterprise) or based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event, which covers two delegates.

To book or for further information email: maria.ison@swmas.co.uk

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Routes to Market Workshop (South Wales)
Feb
26
9:00 am09:00

Routes to Market Workshop (South Wales)

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

This workshop is aimed at companies with a registered interest in Hinkley Point C. It will outline current and pipeline opportunities at all levels of the supply chain, helping them understand where their capabilities fit, and who their potential customers are.

Getting ready for HPC

The event is delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West.

*Please note:

This workshop is *fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales. If you are an LE (large enterprise) or based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event, which covers two delegates. 

To book or for further information email: alan.windsor@hinkleysupplychain.co.uk 

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Project Management Workshop
Feb
14
9:00 am09:00

Project Management Workshop

Organised by: Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

Keen to supply the Hinkley Point C project, but unsure how to manage this alongside existing commitments? 

Prepare to deliver - This fully funded* workshop, delivered by Exelin (part of the Professional Services Group for HPC) is aimed at senior business leaders and will:

  • Outline the key principles of project management

  • Identify the stages of planning and implementing a successful project

  • Define the roles and responsibilities within a project team

  • Highlight the project management gaps within your business

The event is delivered by the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, led by SWMAS in collaboration with Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West.

*Fully funded for SME (small/medium enterprise) companies based in Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, and South Wales. If you are an LE (large enterprise) or based outside of the above specified areas, there will be a charge of £125 to attend this event, which covers two delegates.  Please contact us for further information.

To book or for further information email: maria.ison@swmas.co.uk

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Nuclear South West - Industry Networking Evening hosted by EDF Energy
Jan
28
6:00 pm18:00

Nuclear South West - Industry Networking Evening hosted by EDF Energy

2019 is shaping up to be another incredible year for our industry and the Nuclear South West team is working hard to make sure our cluster is informed, connected and showcased.

We're delighted to kick off the new year with the Nuclear South West Industry Networking Evening hosted by our partners EDF Energy at their Bridgewater House office in Bristol.

Not only is this event a fantastic opportunity to connect with key companies in the supply chain, you can also expect updates from senior HPC representatives and the NSW strategy team.

For more information and to register for this free event click here .

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Jan
8
to 20 Feb

Hinkley Point C Supplier Induction Programme - January 2019

  • Somerset Energy Innovation Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ready to target Hinkley Point C supplier opportunities? Most suited to companies who are certain that supplying Hinkley Point C (HPC) is right for them, this comprehensive programme was developed with the support of EDF Energy and is delivered by nuclear sector experts to help you implement and work to the strict nuclear standards demanded of HPC suppliers.

As the first nuclear power station to be built in a generation, HPC also adopts the latest best practice techniques. Therefore companies wishing to be involved need to understand a number of customer specific requirements to support the successful delivery of the project.

For ambitious, innovative companies who can help reduce costs and improve lead time and safety, the project offers significant contract opportunities throughout its 10-year construction and beyond.  Each company has something unique to bring to the project, but needs to understand how to translate their existing capability to fit customer requirements.

To address this issue, Exelin have worked with EDF Energy to develop the HPC Supplier Induction Programme, designed to help companies bridge gaps in their knowledge and prepare to support their potential HPC customers.

To book email maria.ison@swmas.co.uk

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