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Supply chain event provides opportunities for local and national businesses

Working in partnership, Sellafield Ltd, Morgan Sindall and Arup, as the Infrastructure Strategic Alliance (ISA) held their annual supply chain event on 12 September. Over 40 local and national companies had the opportunity to find out more about the ISA with the aim of helping them to secure business.

The event was designed to help simplify the process for new companies to secure work on ISA projects. The event gave businesses an insight of what to expect before tendering for work.

The event helped companies to build links and understand how they can become part of the ISA supply chain. This involved the opportunity to ask questions about working with the ISA and gaining an insight into the supply chain strategy. The event also provided an overview of the requirements of working on a nuclear licensed site. As part of the event, suppliers met representatives from health and safety, commercial, training and security in one-to-one sessions to discuss the ISA work requirements.

Ashleigh Thomson, Business Development Director for Curtis Moore said; “The event was a great success. It was an excellent opportunity to meet the key people involved in the projects.”

Cherry Tingle, Principal of the University Technical College in Workington said; “I’d like to say a huge thank you for the day. Events such as this allow us to see what businesses expect from students, meaning we can ensure our curriculum prepares them for the broadest range of future employment opportunities.”

Michelle Edmondson, ISA Supply Chain Manager said; “This event has been an excellent opportunity for us to meet a range of suppliers to enable us to strengthen our relationships in key areas and share the exciting opportunities we have coming up.”

The ISA is a £1.1 billion contract to provide essential infrastructure assets to the Sellafield site.

The ISA provides Sellafield Ltd with the capability and capacity to deliver a growing programme of infrastructure projects required for an aging asset portfolio. The contract is primarily aimed at utility assets, such as the on-site provision and distribution of steam, electricity, water supply, compressed air, bulk chemical storage and distribution, civil infrastructure and other facilities including roads, bridges and car parks.

The ISA delivery partners are committed to developing West Cumbria and building relationships with local suppliers wherever possible. The ISA supply chain team can be contacted on for further details of upcoming opportunities.