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Nuclear South West is a public/private partnership supporting the nuclear industry with innovation, skills and over £50 billion of supply chain opportunities

The South West is an ideal location to establish your business to take advantage of the UK’s nuclear rennaissance and to capitalise on nuclear developments across the rest of Europe and the world.

As well as the comprehensive and world-leading supply chain, centres of innovation, and dedicated skills and training facilities available here for nuclear, there are a number of other factors that establish the region as the best place to establish your new nuclear presence;

  • 180 globally significant nuclear companies located in the region
  • Business concierge service available via the Nuclear South West investment team
  • Easy access to the country and the world, with 85% of the United Kingdom within 4 ½ hours and motorways extending to all compass points; Heathrow Airport is less than 2 hours from Bristol, the biggest city in the South West
  • 4 regional international airports serving over 100 global destinations, excellent rail connections, nationally important commercial ports and one of the UK’s most active deep sea ports

Major projects include EDF Energy’s Hinkley Point C and the STEP nominated site Severn Edge (Oldbury/ Berkeley), four decommissioning sites and defence contracts. The Cluster is well established and growing, with the UK’s highest density of nuclear sites and over 180 nuclear-related organisations such as headquarters of BAE SystemsEDF Energy, GEMagnox Ltd and NNB Genco.

The South West is at the forefront of innovative nuclear systems research. The highly-acclaimed South West Nuclear Hub incorporating the Nuclear Research Centre, offers opportunities for collaboration with industry partners.

The National College for Nuclear South Campus is here to build and enhance the highly-skilled, technical workforce trained in the behaviours, expectations and culture of the nuclear sector.

The Nuclear South West team offers extensive business support and networking opportunities for potential investors. Any nuclear-related organisations are invited to contact the team to discuss the opportunities within this thriving cluster.