Cash boost for Hinkley Point C businesses

PUBLISHED: 15:00 12 February 2018

Hinkley Point C. (Picture: Hayes Davidson).

Hinkley Point C. (Picture: Hayes Davidson).

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Small business working at Hinkley Point C could be given a cash boost.

Sedgemoor District Council has created a suppliers’ support grant fund for smaller companies working on the Somerset nuclear power station’s construction project.

To qualify, businesses must employ fewer than 200 people, be based in Sedgemoor and be registered on the Hinkley supply chain portal.

MORE: Hinkley bus contract will see 40 new North Somerset jobs created.

The money can be used for a number of purposes such as accreditation, training, recruitment, research and diversification as well as for new facilities, equipment or processes.

The council’s portfolio holder for economic growth, Anne Fraser, said: “We are really keen to see local businesses taking advantage of the numerous contracts coming out of Hinkley.

“If there is something holding them back which can be addressed with a bit of financial support, we think that is a sensible use of the money.”

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