Suffolk Chamber of Commerce has announced a significant investment into its team, with hopes to prepare as many local and regional businesses for opportunities that could come from the new offshore nuclear power station.

The chamber has run the Sizewell C supply chain portal for a number of years, and now whilst the planning application is being assessed by the Planning Inspectorate, a number of new appointments have been made, helping boost the scale and scope of the businesses interested in winning contracts.

At present, the team consists of procurement expert Miles Vartan and supply chain and projects coordinator Angela Silburn and is managed by Ashley Shorey-Mills. The following members have been newly recruited:

  • Ian Currie, Sizewell C supply chain business manager
  • Julia Hale, Sizewell C supply chain business advisor
  • Samuel Kalibbala, Sizewell C supply chain business advisor
  • Elizabeth Dudman, Sizewell C supply chain events coordinator

Mr Shorey-Mills said ““The Sizewell C supply chain is now at its greatest capacity ever with everyone ready to help all of 1400-plus Suffolk and East Anglian businesses already registered on the supply chain portal. I feel privileged to be fronting up such a talented and experienced team, which offers dozens of years of business support experience between them.

But we can only help businesses get ready for both the construction and operational phases of a prospective Sizewell C if they sign up to the portal.  By registering on the portal, companies will be the first to hear about these must-attend events which are especially relevant as some of the initial contracts will be soon available for tender. From scaffolders and painters to lab technicians, caterers and security officers, there is a role for so many to play in the building of Sizewell C.”

Image source- Suffolk Chamber of Commerce

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