Collaboration is at the heart of Nuclear South West

Team Nuclear South West, on the stand at the World Nuclear Exhibition

Team Nuclear South West, on the stand at the World Nuclear Exhibition

The Nuclear South West cluster is made up of several key partner organisations plus an industry network. 

We and our partners, South West Nuclear Hub, National College for Nuclear (NCfN), and the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme recently teamed up for the World Nuclear Exhibition.

Thank you for visiting our stand. Here is more information about each of the partners, and links to their web sites for further information.

We look forward to hearing more from you. If you'd like to stay in the loop with what is happening in the South West, please subscribe to the cluster newsletter. 

Nuclear South West Annual Conference - 19th September

Your next opportunity to connect is the Nuclear South West annual conference, in partnership with South West Nuclear Hub, on 19th September 2018, in Bristol. Alongside the conference we are running free business to business matchmaking sessions. Don't miss out!

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Nuclear South West

Nuclear South West is the nuclear cluster for the South West of England. Working across new build, generation, decommissioning, and defence, we showcase capability in the South West and create the conditions for growth now and in the future.

Operating as a public-private partnership involving South West Nuclear Hub, Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, National College for Nuclear, an industry network and others, we work together to enable businesses to network, develop supply chains and maximise opportunities. Our objective is to bring companies together to collaborate, innovate and win business. Across the cluster, we and our partners offer events, networking, information, and promotional opportunities and support businesses that wish to relocate to the region.

South West Nuclear Hub


The South West Nuclear Hub provides a focus for nuclear innovation, research and teaching in the south west of the UK. The Hub incorporates the existing collaboration between the Universities of Bristol and Oxford: the Nuclear Research Centre (NRC).

With a dedicated building, opened in summer 2016 at the University of Bristol, the Hub introduces a step-change across Higher Education in the region to accelerate and grow nuclear research and teaching activities. The Hub provides a common location for academia, industry and government to come together to meet the opportunities and challenges facing nuclear energy in the UK.

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Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

The Hinkley Supply Chain Programme works with EDF Energy and their key suppliers for HPC on South West regional supplier engagement, sourcing capable and competitive suppliers for main contractor procurement teams.

We provide supply chain solutions for construction, mechanical, electrical, HVAC and C&I systems including the full range of service requirements, by understanding customer requirements and providing contractors with information on the capabilities of businesses. Working with international companies delivering HPC contracts, we provide support on UK regulations, supply chain, skills intelligence and soft landing facilities. The programme is delivered by a consortium made up of SWMAS Ltd, Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Business West.


National College for Nuclear (NCfN)

At National College for Nuclear, through innovation and collaboration with industry, we deliver high-level technical training and qualifications to ensure career and skills development is relevant and supports economic growth.

Set across two hubs (one in Somerset and one in Cumbria) NCfN Southern Hub is a state-of-the-art nuclear training facility which includes a virtual reality environment, a reactor simulator, computer-equipped training rooms, recreation and collaboration space, as well as sports facilities and accommodation.

The flagship National College for Nuclear (NCfN) forms a cornerstone of the Government’s response. A partnership between industry, national regulators, skills bodies and training providers, it is set to revolutionise the way that training for the nuclear sector is delivered, whilst ensuring that the UK maintains its enviable global reputation for top quality, safe and reliable civil and defence operations, underpinned by a world-class regulatory regime and an expert workforce.