Oil and Gas Taskforce

August 5 2015


Supporting businesses and the wider supply chain

The Taskforce stands ready to help and advise businesses across Norfolk and Suffolk that are affected by the challenges facing the oil and gas sector.

Established by New Anglia LEP and working with the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR), Taskforce members include Great Yarmouth MP, Brandon Lewis and Peter Aldous, MP for Waveney, Norfolk and Suffolk Chambers of Commerce, as well as local authorities, members of Government and Job Centre Plus.

The Taskforce has commissioned energy experts Nautilus Associates to carry out market research to gain further insight into the problems companies are facing. Nautilus will continue to speak directly and confidentially with companies over the coming weeks.

This research will feed into the New Anglia Growth Hub who has business advisers ready to offer free and impartial face to face support. Businesses can contact the Growth Hub advisers by phone or online.

The Growth Hub can be contacted by phone on 0300 333 6536 or by email at growthhub@newanglia.co.uk

For those individuals affected by redundancy, Job Centre Plus is on standby to help identify alternative employment and make sure their valuable skills are not lost.

Lynn Rolland, District Partnership Manager at Job Centre Plus can be contacted by phone on 01603 248667 or 07920 727154 or by email at lynn.rolland@dwp.gsi.gov.uk.

The goal is to make sure the long-standing oil and gas industry has a sustainable future as well as to help businesses and employees to take advantage of the opportunities available across the whole energy sector, building on our existing assets of offshore wind and decommissioning.

To find out more about the Energy Sector in Norfolk click here

Also of interest maybe the EDP's Special Report - Is East Anglia’s energy sector facing a crisis? published 17 July 2015