Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, employing over 19,000 people across the UK, North America, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Europe. We create sustainable solutions that connect people, technology and data to design, deliver and operate the most complex projects. With end-to-end capability across the project lifecycle, we support clients to provide reliable, sustainable and affordable low carbon energy solutions.
At BAE Systems, we help our customers to stay a step ahead when protecting people and national security, critical infrastructure and vital information. We provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of 90,500 people in more than 40 countries.
From state of the art cyber threat detection to flight control systems that enable pilots to make better decisions, we never stop innovating to ensure that our customers maintain their advantage. This is a long-term commitment involving significant investments in skills. We also work closely with local partners to support economic development through the transfer of knowledge, skills and technology
Drax Group’s purpose is to enable a zero carbon, lower cost energy future and in 2019 announced a world-leading ambition to be carbon negative by 2030, using bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) technology.
Drax’s around 3,000 employees operate across three principal areas of activity – electricity generation, electricity sales to business customers and compressed wood pellet production and supply to third parties. For more information visit www.drax.com
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is an internationally renowned university specialising in the social sciences. Its expertise spans a wide range of disciplines from economics, politics and law, to sociology, health policy, accounting and finance.
As one of the most international universities in the world, the School’s diversity of people, ideas and interests make it an exciting centre for research, teaching and public engagement.
Established in 1895, the original vision of LSE as ‘a community of people and ideas, founded to know the causes of things, for the betterment of society’ remains true to this day. It continues to use its research-led expertise to influence governments, NGOs, businesses and others to help tackle the world’s most pressing problems. LSE can help support new policy thinking with the latest cutting-edge social sciences research.
EFL (English Football League) is the world’s original league football competition. It is the largest single body of professional clubs in European football and is responsible for administering and regulating the Sky Bet EFL, Carabao Cup and Papa Johns Trophy, as well as reserve and youth football. The EFL, EFL Trust and our member clubs are at the heart of communities across the country, providing shared experiences for all and using the power of sport to improve lives.
The EFL Trust is the charitable arm of the English Football League (EFL) and is a national charity that uses the power of football to change people’s lives. Over 40.4 million people live within ten miles of an EFL Club and the EFL Trust unites the inspirational work delivered across England and Wales by the dedicated network of Football Club Community Organisations associated to these Clubs.
The EFL Trust’s vision is to create stronger, healthier, more active communities. Last year, the network engaged over 840, 000 people, using the power of football to improve health and wellbeing, raise aspirations, realise potential and build stronger, more cohesive communities.
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CityFibre is building the UK’s largest and finest independent Full Fibre platform. Our high-quality digital infrastructure enables our wholesale customers to serve ultra-reliable, gigabit speed and futureproof broadband, ethernet and 5G services to homes, businesses, schools, hospitals, and GP surgeries - plus anything else that need a digital connection.
Founded in 2021, and headquartered in the UK, newcleo is an innovator in the field of nuclear energy. Our mission is to generate safe, clean, economic, and practically inexhaustible energy, with our first reactor delivered in the UK by 2032.
Our Lead-cooled Fast Reactors (LFRs) are an advanced nuclear design with lead-cooling technology enabling passive safety and allowing for a small land footprint. With swift deployment, we will support UK energy security and economic development.
With £400m already raised from investors and a £900m capital raise currently underway, newcleo is wholly privately funded, protecting taxpayers and helping provide competitively priced clean energy.
newcleo will deliver enough power for up to 8 million homes by 2050, promote the UK as a technology superpower while delivering on the nation’s net-zero and energy security needs and ambitions.