Register here if you are interested in attending the next planned event in February:

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Lloyds Banking Group, in association with Invest ESSEX, Invest Suffolk and Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, will be presenting a seminar about their loan product aimed at SME suppliers to Hinkley Point C. The loan product will be available to companies all over the UK.

Chris Stockley of the FD Centre will be speaking about financial aspects SMEs should bear in mind when bidding for major contracts.

About Hinkley Point C

Based in Somerset, Hinkley Point C is the first new nuclear reactor to be built in the UK in 30 years, being built by a joint venture formed by EDF of France and CGN of China. The construction process (expected to create 25,000 jobs) started in 2016 and the plant is scheduled to start generating by the end of 2025.

The joint venture is also planning for two further nuclear power stations to be built at Sizewell C in Suffolk, (using an identical design to Hinkley Point C) and Bradwell B in Essex (using a CGN design) starting over the coming decade.

Supplying to Somerset’s new nuclear reactor

EDF are keen to encourage Suffolk and Essex companies to obtain experience of supplying goods and services to Hinkley Point.  This will be an advantage to these companies being local suppliers to the nuclear industry for when Sizewell C and Bradwell B move into their procurement and construction phases.

During the seminar, we will also hear testimonials from Suffolk company Poundfield and Essex company Geocurve, who have already supplied goods and services to Hinkley Point C.


  • Chris Squires – Strategic Procurement Manager, EDF
  • Gareth Oakley – Managing Director, Business Banking, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Chris Stockley – Regional Director – East of England, The FD Centre
  • Gary Nel – Managing Director & Founder – Geocurve
  • Speaker TBA – Poundfield
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To book your place, click here

Please note that registrations from other banks will not be accepted.