The East of England is a vital powerhouse in generating the UK’s energy – and your company could be part of the high voltage success story.
Businesses are reaping the rewards of being part of an exciting sector which is gaining momentum as Norfolk and Suffolk play a pivotal role in servicing some of the nation’s largest offshore windfarms.
And the East of England Energy Zone (EEEZ) is keen to encourage other companies make the most of growing opportunities in the sector, which is supporting a new wave of green wind energy as well as its traditional servicing of offshore oil and gas.
There are already 800 companies employing 8000 skilled people in the regional energy sector. But there are plenty more opportunities ahead – with £50bn worth of investment planned for the region in the coming years, including the world’s largest windfarm and proposed Sizewell C nuclear power station which will alone create 25,000 jobs.
The EEEZ, as a catalyst for investment, has the expertise and advice to help businesses looking to start up, expand or relocate.
Help and incentives include:
- Access to funding through grants ranging from £1,000 to £500,000
- Business support and advice
- Enterprise Zones – Government-supported areas which enjoy streamlined planning permissions and super-fast broadband
The regional supply chain has 50 years of experience supporting more than 150 Southern North Sea gas field assets, and is still working hard to capture harder-to-access reserves. A thousand offshore turbines are set to double in numbers over the coming decade, giving a further boost to a sector where 834 companies employ 8,469 people.
The EEEZ is switched on to ensure local business offering services, products and innovation can star in the next exciting chapter of the Southern North Sea energy story.
Find out more about the EEEZ, a unique “one voice” partnership of businesses and authorities, on the About Us page or contact us on 01603 222371.