Jean Llewellyn Chief Executive of the NSA Nuclear joined with Rear Admiral Tim Chittenden the Nuclear Institute President, John Clarke Head of the NDA, Chris Moore Strategy Director from NNL and Mike Tynan from Nuclear AMRC to officially launch the N Group, a new collaboration between nuclear organisations.
The N-Group brings together national organisations from across the nuclear sector to become “The Voice of a Leading Nuclear Nation.” Collectively, the N-Group represents all sectors of the UK nuclear industry and N-Group members have, between them, the credibility to speak with authority on any aspect of the nuclear sector.
Organisations currently involved are the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), the National Skills Academy for Nuclear (NSAN), the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC), the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), Nuclear Industry Association (NIA), the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and the Nuclear Institute (NI).
The majority of these N-Group organisations spoke at the Nuclear UK event, a not-for-profit conference and networking day organised by industry, for industry. The forum was held in Warrington, the birthplace of the UK’s nuclear industry and the home of British nuclear science, on 25th June 2014.
John Clarke, NDA’s Chief Executive, represents NDA on the group and said:
“The N-Group brings together a diverse range of organisations, all of whom have a national remit and the majority of whom are in the public sector.
“The idea is to create a dialogue between the member organisations to identify shared priorities and areas where we can collaborate for mutual benefit and for the benefit of the industry and the UK as a whole.
“We recognise that we all have different roles in the industry, and our views differ in some areas, but it is in all of our interests to promote and sustain a strong industry and one that can deliver for the UK.
“Skills and infrastructure have already emerged as areas where we have common interests and where collaboration could help deliver improvements for the industry.”
Nuclear Institute president Tim Chittenden added:
“All partners are here for the long term and for the good of the UK. All have many years of nuclear experience with established opinions on the industry which are based on extensive engagement with the sector.”