Nuclear UK event next week in Warrington

Pete Woolaghan, director of REACT Engineering and CREATEC has joined the line-up of speakers at the Nuclear UK event due to take place on Wednesday 25 June sponsored by Britain's Energy Coast.

Established 20 years ago, REACT Engineering provides innovative and smart solutions to nuclear decommissioning problems. A founding director of the nuclear decommissioning specialist company, Woolaghan is an important figure in nuclear clean-up, with 25 years' experience in the sector.

Alongside his strong track record in nuclear clean up, Woolaghan is one of the founding directors of CREATEC, a research and development business. Specialising in smart imaging systems for the nuclear, road, rail, security and defence industries, the company's N-Visage radiation imaging system is currently being deployed in a joint venture with REACT within the damaged reactors at the Fukushima site in Japan; it is the only technology of its type in the world.

Pete Woolaghan said: "It's a privilege to be asked to speak at Nuclear UK and have the opportunity to illustrate how small businesses really can make a substantial difference to the nuclear clean up market. The UK really is the home of innovation and given the right environment, small companies can help find smart solutions to problems that can quickly turn into export opportunities."

West Cumbria's economic development organisation Britain's Energy Coast is headline sponsor of the event to help raise the profile of the region's nuclear sector set in the regional and national context. BEC Board member and head of the NDA, John Clarke, will also be a key speaker to an audience of around 160 delegates from around the world.

Luke Dicicco, head of communications at Britain's Energy Coast, said: "West Cumbria is home to a vibrant cluster of innovative SMEs involved in the nuclear sector and REACT and CREATEC are fantastic examples of local companies who have 'done good'. Pete's insight will bring real value to a packed high-profile speaking roster, not only as a flag waver for West Cumbria but for innovation in the sector and we're delighted he will be part of the event."

Steve Park, managing director of event organiser Warrington & Co, added: "Pete is a great addition to the already prestigious list of keynote speakers lined-up to speak at Nuclear UK. Alongside Britain's Energy Coast, as the Headline Sponsor, we are delighted to be bringing West Cumbrian nuclear capability and expertise to showcase at the event."

Set to be one of the International Festival for Business's foremost events, Nuclear UK is a strategic leadership forum aiming to promote ideas and innovations that will drive development of the nuclear industry in the future. It takes place at the Park Royal Hotel in Stretton, Warrington during Science Week at the IFB.

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