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12 October 2012

This Week’s Cumbria Nuclear News & Views

Written by Emma-Jayne Gooch, Posted in NuExec Blog

Its been a busy week this week and I have lots of things to cover from conversations and news to Whitehaven Cuts. Firstly this week I have mostly been like Inspector Gadget but without the go go gadget arms – ok half of you may not get that joke but as long as it makes someone smile then I am happy.

I have discovered that NuGen had a meeting in the Samuel Lindow on Wednesday with Key stakeholders, including a policeman, and I happen to know they are considering recruiting a specialist consultant based in Cumbria so I think maybe the reports from last week were wrong and new build is still going ahead – she says with her fingers and toes crossed.

It was bad news for Johnson Controls who were fined over an employee who had his leg ran over by a cherry picker on site. All in all as a high- risk industry I genuinely believe we have such a strong safety culture but complacency and shortcuts can sometimes come in to play and that is when accidents happen. We are all responsible for health and safety, so keep it in mind in all you do.

07 October 2012

Is New Build Coming to Cumbria

Written by Emma-Jayne Gooch, Posted in NuExec Blog

Well I am actually writing this whilst on the plane back from Holland. As you know I  haven’t been around in Cumbria this week so haven’t been able to catch up on the usual nuclear gossip. Whilst away however I have been checking emails and news so was really shocked to hear the rumours that GDF Suez were pulling out of the NuGen consortium.

My initial thought was one of deep personal concern for my own business – after 3 trips to London the completion of an ITT and a visit from a couple of the exec team we are really hopeful with fingers and toes crossed that we will be able to recruit for them. Then my concern stretched further into the Cumbria supply chain. So many businesses have spent huge amounts of money in positioning themselves to be able to be involved in New Build that this type of news could break a business.

28 September 2012

Cumbria Nuclear News Round Up

Written by Emma-Jayne Gooch, Posted in NuExec Blog

Welcome to my first proper blog. My aim is to blog on a weekly basis with an update of the weekly Cumbrian nuclear news and my views upon it. Please remember that these are my personal views and opinions on the news presented.

I have spent time this week with 4 of the smaller Tier 2 / 3 supply chain companies and then today with some of the larger, including the NDA, and were interested to hear that they are all having similar challenges and are looking for similar solutions. There has finally been the realisation that we are going to have a severe nuclear skill shortage – the fact I wrote about this exact problem in 2009 is by the by.

Companies are now realising that they have got to get procedures in place to recruit new graduates and apprentices but the smaller companies are now realising it isn’t actually going to be that easy as all the larger organisations are going to be pushing and putting schemes in place that perhaps they won’t be able to financially compete with.

28 September 2012

Cumbria Nuclear News Round Up

Written by Emma-Jayne Gooch, Posted in NuExec Blog

Welcome to my first proper blog. My aim is to blog on a weekly basis with an update of the weekly Cumbrian nuclear news and my views upon it. Please remember that these are my personal views and opinions on the news presented.

I have spent time this week with 4 of the smaller Tier 2 / 3 supply chain companies and then today with some of the larger, including the NDA, and were interested to hear that they are all having similar challenges and are looking for similar solutions. There has finally been the realisation that we are going to have a severe nuclear skill shortage – the fact I wrote about this exact problem in 2009 is by the by.

22 September 2012

Exceptional Individuals in the Nuclear Industry

Written by Emma-Jayne Gooch, Posted in NuExec Blog

Those of you who have followed me on LinkedIn will know that in November 2011 along with Lisa Stanger NuExec Consulting was established. Alongside NuExec I am on the Senior Management team of Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster. I live in West Cumbria with my 2 Children and am passionate about Cumbria and the nuclear industry.

Those of you who have followed me on LinkedIn will know that in November 2011 along with Lisa Stanger NuExec Consulting was established. Alongside NuExec I am on the Senior Management team of Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster. I live in West Cumbria with my 2 Children and am passionate about Cumbria and the nuclear industry.

There are some exciting times coming for Cumbria but also some tough challenges. As a small company I understand the challenges faced by the supply chain and believe by working together these challenges can be overcome.

I set up a LinkedIn group called Exceptional Individuals in the Cumrian Nuclear Industry!

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