Wood showcases commitment to Caithness at business breakfast
Published 29 Aug 2018Wood showcases commitment to Caithness at business breakfast
Wood, the project, engineering and technical services company, last week showcased its commitment to the region at a business breakfast in Thurso hosted by Caithness Chamber of Commerce. Wood is one of the Chamber’s gold premier partners and has framework contracts at Dounreay.
Hosted at the Pentland Hotel in Thurso, the event aimed to demonstrate the range of services that Wood offer and the opportunities available to the local supply chain to work with them on a range of different projects.
The event kicked off with a presentation from Nick Higginson, Key Account Director at Wood, who gave an overview of Wood’s nuclear business along with an introduction to the newly-launched Wood Nuclear Innovation Fund. The fund is now open for applications from SMEs with innovative ideas to make nuclear decommissioning faster, cheaper and safer.
Nick was followed by Alan Ruiz, Operations Manager – Civil Nuclear Team, who discussed the opportunities available to the local supply chain to work with Wood on the Design and Engineering Framework at Dounreay.
The presentations were rounded off by a short overview from Richard Munro, Division Technical Assurance Manager, of Wood’s work in the oil and gas market. Following this, attendees had the opportunity for one-to-one discussions with the three Wood representatives, along with a general networking session.
Speaking after the event, Trudy Morris, Chief Executive of the Chamber, said:
“We were delighted to host this well-attended event on behalf of our new Premier Partner. The Chamber works hard to ensure that local supply chain companies are given the opportunity to engage with major contractors on projects in the area. Many productive discussions were had during the one-to-one and networking sessions, and we look forward to seeing the outcomes of these in due course.”
Nick Higginson, Key Account Director at Wood, said:
“This was a great opportunity for us to engage with the local Caithness supply chain and to explain how SMEs can apply for support from the Wood Nuclear Innovation Fund, as part of an overview of our work in the nuclear and oil and gas sectors.”