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Fit For Nuclear adds grant funding to help SMEs

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The scheme, which is operated by Nuclear AMRC and the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS), aims to develop SME manufacturers’ ability to work with the civil nuclear supply chain.

Steven Barr, head of MAS, said: “There is great potential for advanced manufacturing SMEs to build business in the civil nuclear sector. We recognise they need help to understand the nature of the opportunities that are opening up and to prepare for them.”

Fit For Nuclear’s core area is high-precision mechanical engineering, but it also covers components companies involved in plant construction, operation and decommissioning.

UK-based businesses outside of England still qualify for the assessment part of the programme, which has helped over 140 companies. Three quarters of participants said they received meaningful business benefits through the programme and 100% would recommend it.

The stages of the programme include online assessment, site visit and verification, nuclear review and nuclear expert support.

If you have any questions about the F4N programme or would like an informal discussion about whether it is right for your business contact the team at f4n@namrc.co.uk or fill out the online form.

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