20 September 2016
WYG is proud to be the sole sponsor of the first Cumbria Nuclear Conference, hosted by MP John Stevenson at Carlisle Racecourse on 22nd September. The sold out event will gather 250 delegates and a panel of experts discussing skills, professional services, and the supply chain in the Nuclear Sector. A series of panel debates will address how this can positively impact other sectors in the county.
Among the industry leaders to participate will be Lord John Hutton; John Clark, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority; Tom Samson, Chief Executive of NuGen; and Andrew Storer, Managing Director of the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. Newly appointed Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, is also expected to speak.
A key supporter of the UK’s Energy Coast, project management and technical consultancy, WYG, operates from two locations in Cumbria, in Cockermouth and Carlisle.
Clive Anderson, WYG’s Head of Major Project, will give a keynote address on how the multidisciplinary consultant entered the Nuclear Supply Chain. Andy Ross, Director of Strategic Asset Management at North Associates, whose company in Carlisle became part of the WYG Group in October 2015, will share his insights into professional services during the breakout sessions.
Craig Hatch, WYG’s Head of Asset Management based in Cockermouth, comments: “We have a proud nuclear heritage that spans over twenty years with the work we have conducted locally at Sellafield, the Low Level Waste Repository, and Chapelcross. But we also have a long standing involvement in the regeneration of Cumbria in other sectors. Local flagship projects we have worked on including North West Coast Connections, connecting Cumbria’s new power station to the national grid, Albion Square offices, Cockermouth Hospital, Workington Leisure Centre, and the Energus Centre, to name but a few.”
“We have developed highly specialised niche skills through our work in the nuclear sector in Cumbria. We now export these skills to a large portfolio of global clients that include the Foreign Commonwealth Office, Nokia, and the Ministry of Defence. It matters to us to sponsor the Cumbria Nuclear Conference to promote the unique talent available in the region, ensuring it is perpetuated for the years to come and the unique opportunity presented to Cumbria by the nuclear industry is maximised.”
WYG works in partnerships with many large organisations involved in the nuclear sector and has a long track record of supporting SMEs in the region. Earlier this year, it celebrated ten years of decommissioning success as part of the Cumbria Nuclear Solutions Ltd consortium.
The company employs local people and takes an active part in supporting the community through volunteering, schools presentations, workplace secondments, apprenticeships, trainees, charity fundraising, and other activities throughout the year.
For the full list of speakers and agenda at the Cumbria Nuclear Conference, visit: www.cumbrianuclearconference.co.uk