An ambitious project to boost nuclear businesses across Copeland looks set to take a leap forward this week when the plans go before the borough council. The Industrial Solutions Hub is the cornerstone of a new initiative involving the nuclear industry and the local authority, but is still in the very early stages. Copeland council’s executive has been asked to back the next stage of the project – the procurement of support services to develop a business case and get the plans off the ground. The council-led project will initially be funded by Sellafield Ltd and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, with cash of between £10,000 and £75,000 available. The hub will also market the area’s skills and give the supply chain a shot in the arm as Copeland keeps an eye on the region’s post-decommissioning future.
In Cumbria 21st Jan 2019 read more »