Sellafield Launches First Ever Trade Misssion

Sellafield Ltd is hitting the road to grow its local supply chain and connect its major contractors with Cumbria’s small businesses.

The company is taking its ‘Tier 2’ suppliers on a road trip around the country to build links with small and medium-sized enterprises with the aim of getting more local SMEs involved in Sellafield’s £2bn a year decommissioning programme.

The first mission will take place on Monday, 16 July 2018 in Allerdale and Copeland. It aims to take in 6 companies. SMEs are being urged to volunteer to be one of the destinations. Similar events are in the process of being arranged for Carlisle, Barrow, Penrith and South Lakes, and Warrington.

Sellafield Ltd’s head of supply chain and innovation Emma-Jayne Gooch said: “This is a really great way for us to showcase the excellence in our SME community.

“We’re also keen to dispel the myth that our tier two contractors are only looking to procure construction and engineering services.

“In reality, they buy a full range of professional and ancillary services like training, hotel rooms, stationery – you name it!

“We’re delighted our tier two partners are supporting this; it’s clear they share our passion for showcasing the brilliance of our local SMEs.”

Businesses in Allerdale or Copeland wishing to express an interest in hosting a visit should email before July 6.