Entries are now being invited for the prestigious NDA Estate Supply Chain Awards 2015 that recognise outstanding contributions to the nuclear clean-up mission. Registration is also open for the NDA Estate’s Supply Chain Event in November 2015.
Launched in 2012, the NDA and Site Licence Companies (SLCs) jointly sponsor these awards.
The deadline for submissions is 11 September 2015.
The entry categories have been updated for 2015 to bring an additional focus on exports and technology innovation:
Supply Chain Collaboration
Making a difference by collaborating with other suppliers or organisations.
Technology/Innovation implementation with an SLC
Open to suppliers at all levels, this new category recognises technical innovations developed and subsequently deployed on a site, following close engagement with an SLC.
Bringing innovation to a project through technology, processes or systems
NDA Estate Export Award
Successful export of products or services originally conceived or implemented in the NDA estate
The award scheme attracts entries from across the UK and is part of a series of measures to improve the visibility of opportunities for suppliers in the decommissioning sector, particularly for smaller businesses.
The winners will be announced during the NDA Estate Supply Chain Event at EventCity, Manchester, on 4 November 2015, where the awards ceremony will be a key highlight of the day.
An awards stand, meanwhile, will also showcase the winning entries and those shortlisted by the judges.
Supply Chain Event 2015
Meanwhile, registration has opened for delegates and exhibitors wishing to reserve a place at the main Supply Chain Event 2015.
Now believed to be the largest event of its kind in Europe, last year saw around 1,500 visitors enjoying a hugely successful day of informal networking and presentations by a range of high-level speakers.
Under this year’s theme ‘Innovate and Collaborate’, the speakers will include:
- A senior Government Minister
- NDA Chief Executive John Clarke
- Rear Adminral Mike Wareham, Director of Submarines, Ministry of Defence
A highlight in the exhibition hall will be the central Innovation Zone, where a range of technologies will be demonstrated.
Visitors will have opportunities to meet buyers and sellers from around the NDA Estate and other Government departments.
Both admission and exhibition space and to the NDA Estate Supply Chain Event are free of charge, however, optional lighting and electrical equipment will be subject to a small cost.