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Assystem announce new UK Business Development Director

16 September 2020

Assystem, the world’s second largest nuclear engineering company, with UK head offices in Blackburn, has announced that Simon Barber will be the company’s new UK Business Development Director.

Simon joins Assystem from Arup and has a wealth of experience in the UK nuclear industry, having worked closely with Rolls-Royce during the early stages of their Small Modular Reactor (SMR) development and with UKAEA, helping them to develop the STEP fusion programme.

The UK Business Development Director’s role will be key to delivering Assystem’s high-level strategic aims in the UK, capitalising on current opportunities in the civil nuclear market and cementing the company as a key player in the industry.

Peter Higton, Managing Director of Assystem UK said, “ Simon joins us at a pivotal time in our growth in the UK, as we are ready to capitalise on the exciting developments ahead for the energy sector, by bringing the right skills, knowledge and people to support the innovative, low carbon technology projects in the UK today.”