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Clean Tech & Energy case study: EDF Energy

Hinkley Point by night
Image credit: EDF Energy

A leading clean tech and energy business in the West of England

Energy giant EDF Energy opened their new office in Bristol as part of the £18 billion investment into the region to build a new nuclear power station near Bridgwater in Somerset. Hinkley Point C is one of the largest and most complex major infrastructure projects in Europe. The Bristol based team is supporting the construction of the new power station which will create thousands of jobs and boost the economy in the South West.

Invest Bristol & Bath supported EDF Energy with their move to Bristol as part of the 18 billion investment to build Hinkley Point C.

Bringing success

Following the events for employees, Invest Bristol & Bath supported in the hosting of orientation visits to the city by providing space and resource for walking tours along with comprehensive information packs. Invest Bristol and Bath have and continue to support ad hoc queries from individual employees, including their families so they are able to make an informed decision.

In total 75% of employees consulted decided to make the move to Bristol by the end of 2016.

“Invest Bristol and Bath provided excellent input to many aspects of the activities that we ran to support our relocation consultation process. Their support complimented our relocation providers excellently and their knowledge materials and resources greatly enhanced our employees’ experience at both the relocation exhibitions and familiarisation visits we ran. We are extremely grateful for their help and ongoing support of our presence in Bristol.”

Emily Boase, acting Head of HR for the HPC Project

Looking to the future

Invest Bristol & Bath continue to work with EDF Energy to ensure they settle quickly into the city and are able to attract and retain staff going forward, such as advising EDF Energy on how to take advantage of any incentive packages for employees such as discounts on travel and leisure.

Hinkley Point construction
Image credit: EDF Energy