'Opportunities aplenty in the energy sector'

'Opportunities aplenty in the energy sector'

A delegation of business leaders from the energy, waste and engineering sectors are heading to North Shields next week to promote collaboration between businesses in the North East and Cumbria.

Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster (BECBC) is hosting a free event to get to know more about the capabilities, opportunities and potential partners the North East has to offer.

The free event held at Chirton Engineering on 27 January will have a particular focus on decommissioning, waste and storage.

Businesses will be able to share opportunities, explore capabilities among other companies and help those looking for possible collaborations.

Ivan Baldwin, chair of BECBC, said: “Meetings like this are described as networking opportunities and that’s exactly what we’re hoping this one will be.

“It will give businesses a chance to build stronger relationships and networks among potential suppliers, contractors, clients and partners so that we can all make the most of the opportunities that are in Cumbria and the North East.

“I think central government sometimes thinks of the Northern Powerhouse as the M62 corridor from Liverpool over to Hull but there’s a real Powerhouse further north too!”

Michael Morris, business development manager for Chirton Engineering, added: “We’re looking forward to welcoming BECBC members from Cumbria and the North West on site as well as representatives of several organisations and businesses closer to home. 

“It’ll be a chance to build those networks and also for us to show off some of the facilities at Chirton, our capabilities as they relate to decommissioning, waste management and storage and, of course, North Eastern hospitality.”

For further information about the event or to book your place, visit: www.becbusinesscluster.co.uk