Leading figures from the UK nuclear industry joined local MPs at Carlisle Racecourse on Friday, June 30 for the Northern Nuclear Conference.
The conference, which was also attended by the UK’s nuclear minister, Andrew Bowie, was hosted by Carlisle MP, John Stevenson and began with a recorded message from the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak.
Officials from Sellafield, Tetra Tech, Rolls Royce delivered presentations and took part in panel discussions about the future role nuclear power is to have in Cumbria and across the UK in the years to come.
In the video, PM Rishi Sunak said: “I understand just how important the nuclear industry is for the northern economy, particularly for jobs in Cumbria.
“But reviving nuclear isn’t just about growing our economy, it is also about reducing people’s energy bills and powering Britain, from Britain.”
Friday 30th June 2023
8:00am - REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST
9:00am - WELCOME TO NORTHERN NUCLEAR CONFERENCE
John Stevenson MP, Member of Parliament for Carlisle
9:15am - EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION
Craig Hatch, UK President at Tetra Tech
Aimee Macfayden, Senior Project Manager at Tetra Tech
09:40am - BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME
Eldon Garnett, Managing Director Nuclear at Morgan Sindall Infrastructure
10:00am - OVERVIEW OF NATIONAL NUCLEAR POLICY
Andrew Bowie MP, Minister for Nuclear
10:20am - PUBLIC VALUE AND PARTNERSHIPS
Professor John Fyfe CBE, Trustee at Westlakes Research Ltd
10:40am - ROLLS ROYCE SMR- CLEAN, AFFORDABLE ENERGY FOR ALL
Alan Woods, Director Strategy and Business Development at Rolls Royce
11:00am - QUESTIONS
11.30am - COFFEE BREAK
12:00pm - COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Ivan Baldwin, Bechtel
Trudy Harrison MP, Member of Parliament for Copeland
Jamie Reed, NDA
12:00pm - CATALYST FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT- NUCLEAR
Dianne Richardson, BEC Business Cluster
Mark Jenkinson MP, Member of Parliament for Workington
Eirini Etoimou, Sellafield
1.00pm - LUNCH
2:15pm - THE FUTURE OF NUCLEAR- PANEL DISCUSSION
Paul Foster, Solway Community Power Company
Paul Howarth, NNL
Martin Cheetham, EDF
3:20pm - CONCLUSION
John Stevenson MP
3.30pm - CONFERENCE ENDS
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Promoted by Carlisle Conservative Association on behalf of John Stevenson, both of 2 Currie Street, Carlisle, CA1 1HH.