Your Voice February 2017

Every month we will be keeping you up to date on the world of Director Heather Myers.

1 Hinkley Point (EDF) Supply Chain: Huge potential for Wales

Heather and Julian met with Dale Edwards and Chris Langdon of the Somerset Chamber of Commerce.

There is a great opportunity for South Wales businesses to connect and offer services linked to the local supply chain for the nuclear power station being constructed at Hinkley Point. All of the South Wales Chamber area is in the priority regional supply chain area. This means that any business in this area is able to offer to supply goods and services to support a wide variety of Work Packages that underpin this massive project.

 

There are around 150 Tier 1 contractors who are all working with tier 2 and tier 3 contractors on a huge amount of contracts, from catering, to surfacing, bespoke conduits, cabling, lintels, lifting, civil engineering and precision instruments.  The Somerset Chamber is working with EDF to identify what contracts are being let, and when to help smaller business get the right accreditation, regulatory compliance, skills and scale up of production to meet demand. Check out the potential here:

http://www.hinkleysupplychain.co.uk/.

 

This is a huge opportunity for welsh businesses to connect and one that we can proudly connect with Chamber to Chamber.  Businesses need to register by going onto the Portal.

An invitation is being sent to ask Somerset Chamber to do a small presentation on this. If you would like to express an interest to attend please let Heather know. (heather.myers@southwaleschamber.co.uk)

 

2. The Awards

A few final spaces let for the Gala evening on 23rd Feb. book places NOW.

https://awards.southwaleschamber.co.uk/#awards-dinner

 

3. London Chamber: Wales Week London

Your Chamber has linked with the London Chamber of Commerce  on a B2B FREE networking event as part of Wales Week London http://www.walesweek.london/

This will take place in London on 7th March and there are spaces for  40 Welsh members to attend. Check out the details ( http://swcc.sgdev1.co.uk/event/wales-week-london-chamber-chamber-london-event/)

Book a free place via Rebecca Davies. Rebecca.davies@southwaleschamber.co.uk.

 

 

4. Welsh Government Update

Heather represented your voice at the recent Council for Economic Renewal chaired by Ken Skates and hosted by Welsh Government with a range of business interests and trade union also represented. Representations were made on your behalf around the

  • Apprenticeship Levy;
  • Brexit (EU Transition Arrangements) ;
  • Local Government Reform. Consultation has opened for this and we’d welcome any views.

If you have any views that you would like us to continue to voice please get in touch with your Chamber Policy Manager Elgan Morgan Elgan.morgan@southwaleschamber.co.uk.


5. Coming up in February and March (highlights)

 

  • Meeting with FSB, CBI and IOD to discuss how the business voice can be most effective in influencing Cardiff City Deal and wider regional working.

 

  • Joining the voice of Wales, by discussions with the North Wales Chamber of Commerce

 

  • Regional working across nearby Chambers as part of British Chamber of Commerce

 

  • Bank of England, update meeting

 

 

  • International embassy meetings to be confirmed

 

 

 

 

06 February 2017

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